The situation at Swiss was indeed less than kind for those safety conscious boaters who were camping there saturday night. As was mentioned, NPS rangers showed up around 11PM and began seriously fucking with a group of boaters who were camped right next to our group. The rangers were apparently patrolling the area on foot incognito style (no flashlights at first, left their vehicle in an inconspicuous location), and smelled/saw/witnessed illicit substances being consumed. A two hour shakedown resulted in search and seizure of property of 6-7 people including full pat downs, running of driver's licenses, etc. Serious buzz kill to even watch, much less go through I'm sure. The rangers became keenly aware of the fact that pelican cases and drybags are a popular place to store safety gear, and thereafter left no stone unturned. In the end, the ordeal concluded with citations for possession being issued, and a strong warning/precedent being issued to the rest of the community. Also of note is the implementation of "quiet hours" beginning at 10PM. Several groups took issue with this policy and staged a protest until the wee hours of the morning...including the sounding of a particularly loud and obnoxious car alarm around 4:30AM.
There were of course, no signs indicating that the property is now federally owned, no documentation of new policies, and no toilet paper in the porta-shitters (be a man, use your hand). It is nice to have a free place to camp, but I doubt I will be back. No matter your stance on the peaceful use of illicit substances, the atmosphere of a once very chill place has been fouled up by the feds. If you do camp there, obviously exercise extreme discretion with your activities. Based on the gusto with which the rangers conducted their search, it would not surprise me a bit to see dogs in use at some point (is that legal?).