Monday, 02 April 2012 06:41
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) _ The warm early spring in South Dakota
has led to busy state campgrounds.
Campers reserved more than 1,000 camp sites in March, almost a
tenfold increase over the year. State Parks Director Doug Hofer
tells the Argus Leader newspaper that reservations typically don't reach that number even in April.
Hofer says 2011 was not a good year for camping in South Dakota
due to widespread flooding. Reservations were down more than 9
percent. That has turned around so far this spring. Shane Bertsch,
park supervisor at Lewis and Clark Recreation Area in Yankton, says
he has never seen a March this busy in his 11 years.
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