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Blue Ridge Parkway campground to be open, for now

Sunday - 1/20/2013, 3:10pm  ET

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 Roanoke Times ( ) reports that 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.


Information from: The Roanoke Times,

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