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The U.S. Forest Service stations an officer at the east end of Canthook Road June 19 south of Iron River. The Forest Service and Bayfield County sheriff’s office have increased patrols in the area surrounding Canthook Lake where the 2019 national Rainbow Family Gathering is being held the first week of July.

The U.S. Forest Service and Bayfield County sheriff’s office also are gearing up to manage thousands of people coming to the weeklong Rainbow Family Gathering Fourth of July celebration.

The Forest Service’s National Incident Management Team is taking point to patrol the influx of visitors to the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest near Canthook Lake, said Hilary Markin, public affairs officer.

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