Slow economy helps fill Hoosier campgrounds

MUNCIE, IN (AP) - Indiana residents battered by the economy

are finding cheaper ways to get away from it all - and that's good

news for the state's campgrounds.

State parks and reservoirs were at 99 percent capacity over the

Memorial Day weekend, and parks officials expect to see similar

numbers throughout the summer.

Department of Natural Resources officials say people want to

stay close to home and that the low cost of camping has made it

more attractive, even to those who have never camped before.

Fees for a weekend campout can run under $100.


Information from: The Star Press,

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