Alcohol may be banned on popular section of the Illinois River

Josephine County, Ore. — Popular stretch of the Illinois River in Josephine County may soon be off limits to alcohol if the federal government has its way.

According to the Grants Pass Daily Courier the U.S. Forest Service is looking to ban alcohol this summer along the popular Illinois River corridor west of Selma.

That includes the hugely popular Store Gulch area. A Forest Service ranger told the paper people are not respecting the land and are leaving large amounts of trash and broken bottles behind.

As federal land, the area is already off limits to marijuana use.

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