On September 14th, 2009, Hirsch Creek Campground became: “Camp at Your Own Risk’ due to the dangerous trees which could blow down during high winds. You can read about it on the Kitimat Daily.
During the budget process, a motion was made to let the campground grow back into a wilderness park. Nothing was mentioned about camping. Later in the year, a group of out of town campers were driven out of the park.
None of the motions passed by Council on either date closed the park for camping although they did make the park: “Camp at Your Own Risk.” However, according to the report provided to council on December 20, signs were placed around the park which read the park was closed for camping.
A motion was made by Councillor Bob Corless to remove the no camping signs and replace them with signs stating the park is an un-patrolled wilderness area while maintaining the other recommendations from the ARC. It was carried.