Forest Service to unveil Hanging Lake plan Tuesday

Forest Service to unveil Hanging Lake plan Tuesday
Posted at 3:33 PM, Aug 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-21 17:33:26-04

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is set to unveil its long-awaited proposed Hanging Lake Area Management Plan.

The Post Independent reports the Forest Service will unveil the plan Tuesday and is expected to propose a fee and shuttle system that would eliminate the parking crunch caused by increasing crowds at the lake.

The Forest Service said Friday Hanging Lake has continued to see a large increase in visitation over the last decade. Up to 1,200 visitors venture to the lake a day during the summer.

Release of the proposed management plan will initiate a 30-day public scoping period where the Forest Service will solicit public and stakeholder feedback on the proposed plan.