Indiana campgrounds reap benefits of weak economy - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Indiana campgrounds reap benefits of weak economy

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MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) -- Indiana residents battered by the economy are finding cheaper ways to get away from it all -- and that's good news for the state's campgrounds.

State parks and reservoirs were at 99 percent capacity over the Memorial Day weekend, and parks officials expect to see similar numbers throughout the summer.

Department of Natural Resources officials say people want to stay close to home and that the low cost of camping has made it more attractive, even to those who have never camped before.

Fees for a weekend campout can run under $100.

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