Indian Creek residents say not all access points to Indian Creek are created equally. Some are public property, and some are privately owned, and it would be useful if the public would understand the distinction between the two.
"It would be nice if people would not use the swearing, and pick up their garbage when they come here," says Bernie Lichty of Kuna. His home is about 50 feet away from a homeowners association park that allows people to go to Indian Creek for floating.
But those people aren't always polite, homeowners say.
Though drinking is allowed on the creek, open alcoholic containers are prohibited at its banks. At least one fight has been reported as having taken place over the question of responsibility for picking up garbage in the area.
Homeowners say they allow the public access, but people using their land should pick up after themselves, use the garbage can they provide, and generally be nice.
They say if they cannot act respectfully of others, they ought to find other access to the creek.