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Blue Ridge Parkway campground to be open, for now

Sunday - 1/20/2013, 5:48pm  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.

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Information from: The Roanoke Times, http://www.roanoke.com


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