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BUDGET CRISIS FORCES CAMPGROUND CLOSURES
(2007-07-06)
(wgvu) - TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - Twenty state forest campgrounds in
Michigan are closing at least temporarily because of the budget
crunch.
The state Department of Natural Resources announced the closures
today. They result from a 75-thousand-dollar reduction in the
Recreation and Trail program.
The campgrounds mostly are in the northern Lower Peninsula and
eastern Upper Peninsula.
The closures take effect Monday and continue through the fiscal
year, which ends September 30th. Officials say the D-N-R will
decide later whether it can afford to reopen the campgrounds next
year.
State forest campgrounds tend to be more rustic than those in
state parks. Most are just for tent camping.
Even with the closures, 118 state forest campgrounds will remain
open.
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