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Public Sex Forces Jordan Lake Trail to Close

Posted January 31, 2008 4:50 p.m. EST
Updated February 4, 2008 3:55 p.m. EST

— Couples having sex in public has forced the state to close part of a trail at Jordan Lake.

A mile of Indian Creek Trail, located off N.C. Highway 751 in Chatham County, will close Friday, according to the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.

The trail leads to an observation deck often used by bird watchers. But state parks officials said they have been getting an increasing number of complaints about nudity, solicitation and harassment in recent months.

Security cameras aren't an option to discourage the behavior, officials said, because there's too much ground to cover.

Officials are looking at alternative spots for an observation platform in the Indian Creek area.