Makeshift campsite in Barrington woods dismantled

Resident out for a walk finds site, campfire still smoldering

Posted 9/30/20

The Barrington Department of Public Works removed a couch, table and piles of litter from a makeshift campsite that someone had built in the woods behind the YMCA.

A resident who was going for a …

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Makeshift campsite in Barrington woods dismantled

Resident out for a walk finds site, campfire still smoldering

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The Barrington Department of Public Works removed a couch, table and piles of litter from a makeshift campsite that someone had built in the woods behind the YMCA.

A resident who was going for a walk on Friday, Sept. 25, discovered the campsite and alerted police. A campfire had been left smoldering, and empty beer cans were scattered about the site. Police contacted officials from the Barrington Department of Public Works, and on Tuesday, a crew traveled deep into the woods to clean up the mess.

This is not the first time the DPW has been called upon to remove illegal campsites — other make shift encampments have been discovered in the woods at Haines Park and in parts of Veterans Park.

The town manager cautioned people from building campsites and especially from lighting campfires, as Southeastern New England has been experiencing a severe drought.

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