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Published October 10, 2009, 07:14 PM

Good Camping Season at Red River State Recreation Area

Red River State Recreation area in East Grand Forks had a good camping season.

By: Christine Boggy, WDAZ

Despite barely opening on time because of spring flooding, the Red River State Recreation area in East Grand Forks had a good year.

Park manager Gladwin Lynne is happy with the turnout from this years camping season.

Last year the park attracted around 10-thousand visitors...but that number jumped this year to around 15-thousand.

The park's revenues are also up about fifty-five percent.

Lynne attributes a lot of that to our neighbors to the north.

Gladwin Lynne: "Well there was a greater influx of Canadian visitors so that really causes our numbers to go up."

The park is now closed...but is accepting reservations for next year...when it plans to reopen in early May.

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