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Arkansas state parks are gearing up for a busy holiday weekend. But this time around, there are some changes because of our recent storms.

Park Superintendent Richard Boyes says that this week’s storms makes this weekend the first time all season that campfires are now allowed at

Lake Catherine State Park

Lake Catherine State Park

. Campfires are also now allowed Lake DeGray, Lake Ouchita and Wooley Hollow State Parks.

Boyes also says the stormy weather cancelled camping reservations during a weekend that’s usually booked a year out. State park and tourism officials also confirmed the rise in camping cancellations; many they say from out of state guests leading up to the storm.

So that means there could be some extra sites if you reserve soon. And Boyes says that the weekend’s shaping up to a good one.

“We don’t anticipate any problems as far as the weather goes; if it stays like this the rest of the weekend, it will be beautiful and we’ll have a lot of folks,” Boyes said.

As a final reminder, if you want to call for a reservation, Superintendent Boyes at Lake Catherine says to call by 8 a.m. the day before to see if there are any campsites.

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Cunningham Falls State Park in Frederick County will be closed to the public for three days next month while world leaders gather nearby at the Camp David presidential retreat for the G-8 Summit, according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

Closure of Cunningham Falls State Park, which has two public campgrounds, was requested by the U.S. Secret Service because of “security concerns,” Lt. Col. Chris Bushman, a DNR spokesman, said Monday.

The move is highly unusual, and may be without precedent.

Members of Occupy Baltimore have called on protesters to reserve campsites at the park. But Bushman didn’t know whether group members had made camping reservations — or whether the security concerns were related to their plans.

Cunningham Falls will be closed from Thursday, May 17 to Saturday, May 19. The annual G-8 Summit — a gathering of the heads of government from the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia and the United Kingdom — is schedule for May 18 and 19.

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WALSENBURG, CO. – Kick-off your spring activities with a camping trip to Lathrop State Park. Camping season will open on Thursday, March 15, on a walk-in basis. Camping reservations are accepted for May 11 through Sept. 15. For these dates, you can make reservations for your favorite campsite by going online to www.parks.state.co.us, or calling 1-800-678-2267 or, within the Denver Metro area, calling (303) 470-1144.

Lathrop State Park, Colorado’s first State Park, celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2012, and will have special celebration activities on June 9, exactly 50 years from the date of its original dedication.  Lathrop State Park lies on a high plains grassland dotted with pinon and juniper and the majestic beauty of the Spanish Peaks. Lathrop is a popular place to enjoy summer boating, fishing, swimming, camping and hiking.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife gets everyone outdoors! Attracting more than 12 million visitors per year, Colorado’s 42 State Parks are a vital cornerstone of Colorado’s economy and quality of life. Colorado State Parks encompass 224,447 land and water acres, offering some of the best outdoor recreation destinations in the state. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is a leader in providing opportunities for outdoor recreation, protecting the state’s favorite landscapes, teaching generations about nature and partnering with communities. Colorado State Parks also manage more than 4,300 campsites, and 63 cabins and yurts. For more information on Colorado State Parks or to purchase an annual pass online, visit www.parks.state.co.us.

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