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This is how not to leave your Boundary Waters campsite

Don't disrespect nature – leave your campsite cleaner than you found it.
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If you're doing any camping this summer, please don't leave a big mess at your site.

Someone trashed a campsite in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, and the person who found it was none too happy. The witness, who goes by Tuscarora Borealis on social media, shared a video of the aftermath in a forum post on BWCA.com Sunday.

"As my screen name indicates, Tuscarora Lake holds a special place in my heart. So, it sickens me to inform of the discovery (on a very recent trip) of a trashed campsite on that beautiful lake," the post begins.

Borealis said they found garbage everywhere at the campsite, even in the lake, as well as several large trees that had been cut down.

Here's the footage:

Many people commented on the post, calling the destruction "unbelievable" and "heartbreaking." Several mentioned that campers of the BWCAW should know better and to "leave no trace," making your campsite better than you found it.

Check out this list of rules for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. It specifically says, "Keep the campsite clean and free from litter. Do not build structures, cut live wood, carve names in trees, or write on the rocks."

Tuscarora Borealis said the Forest Service has been notified.

GoMN has reached out to the U.S. forest service about the trashed campsite, but was told the person who can comment is out for the week. We will update the story when we hear back.

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