Park Service continues to allow private cabins




SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The National Park Service will continue allowing private vacation cabins to exist within the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area.

An environmental assessment found that continuing to issue permits for the cabins would not significantly impact the recreation area.

But cabin owners will have to take some actions intended to protect the shoreline and minimize the appearance of private ownership of public beaches near the cabins.

They will also be required to provide documents that their individual septic systems are fully operational.

Only a handful of private cabins are located within the recreation area.