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Blue Ridge Parkway campground to be open, for now

by AP posted Jan 21 2013 10:22AM



ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - The National Park Service wants to convert a little-used campground along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia to a daytime recreation area.


But the park service doesn't have funding to implement the conversion. That means the Roanoke Mountain Campground will remain as a campground until Congress appropriates funding to implement the change.


The park service estimates the conversion would cost nearly $3 million.


The  campground's conversion is part of the park service's 25-year management plan for the parkway.


Roanoke Mountain is the least-used of the parkway's nine campgrounds.


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01/21/2013 10:22AM
Blue Ridge Parkway campground to be open, for now
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