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Big Bend to raise fees, closes camping areas

(May 28, 2015) -- The management of Big Bend National Park is initiating temporary closures of the following park areas: Cottonwood Campground car and group campsites; all but the first loop of the Rio Grande Village Campground; all Rio Grande Village group campsites; and the Old Maverick Road backcountry car camping sites.

ALPINE, Tex. — The management of Big Bend National Park is initiating temporary closures of the following park areas: Cottonwood Campground car and group campsites; all but the first loop of the Rio Grande Village Campground; all Rio Grande Village group campsites; and the Old Maverick Road backcountry car camping sites, according to Alpine Avalanche.

The closures will begin June 1 and will be progressively lifted beginning October 1 with all facilities to be re-opened by November 1, Alpine Avalanche reported.

The closures are due to short-term staffing shortages and are for visitor and employee safety, as well as park resource protection, Alpine Avalanche explained.

To read the full story by Alpine Avalanche, click here.

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Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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