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Va. not changing park camping reservation system

Friday - 7/5/2013, 3:19am  ET

STAUNTON, Va. (AP) -- Following a camper survey, Virginia is keeping its existing campsite reservation system at state parks.

The survey was conducted to determine whether campers wanted the ability to reserve a specific site.

Under the existing system, campers reserve a spot in a camping loop, but not a specific campsite. Campers pick an open site when they arrive at a park.

Nancy Heltman with the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation tells The News Leader (http://bit.ly/1a33iKd ) that most campers didn't take either side in the survey.

Heltman says the existing system provides flexibility to deal with problems at a campsite, such as flooding or an electric hookup failure.

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Information from: The News Leader, http://www.newsleader.com


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