Local police say they will be out in force this weekend conducting patrols around Lake Koocanusa.
RCMP say the Koocanusa area is often filled to capacity around the Victoria Day weekend with people looking for free camping on Crown land.
They also claim the popular camping destination historically sees numerous calls to police for property damage, assaults and impaired driving.
The lake was the subject of a recreation strategy that was completed last year as efforts to deal with damages and garbage left behind by tourists has been ongoing for several years.
Mounties say they will be conducting numerous check stops over the weekend, looking for drunk or distracted drivers.
They’ll also be watching for vehicles not considered roadworthy under the Motor Vehicle Act.