Wellington Lake open to the public for camping

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From The Fairplay Flume (Mike Potter):

Wellington Lake will reopen to the public on July 1 following an agreement between Jefferson County and the Wellington Reservoir Co., the entity that owns the popular recreation spot east of downtown Bailey. The agreement was reached just before a trial scheduled for June 23. The trial was to deal with an alleged violation of Jefferson County’s zoning provisions by Wellington Reservoir Co…

John Akolt, the attorney for the Wellington Reservoir Co. board, said the agreement calls for 75 campsites to be made available to the public for day and overnight use. That’s a decrease from the roughly 100 to 150 campsites previously used. The lake will be a rustic campground area, he said, with no store, and no amenities. Prior to the closing in June 2009, the lake had a general store that was open to campers. That store would not be reopened under the agreement with Jefferson County. “It’s straight camping and all the things that are associated with camping,” he said.

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