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.