New York State Parks Packed over 4th
New York state parks were packed with campers over the July 4 holiday weekend.
The state parks department said more than 90% of campsites and cabins were reserved in advance for the Fourth of July weekend, surpassing last year's advance booking rate of 83%, the Associated Press reported.
For the 2008 season overall, campground reservations are up about 8% over last year. State agencies are working with the "I Love New York" campaign to encourage people to build vacations around the abundance of natural beauty in New York state.
New York has 178 state parks and 35 state historic sites. The "I Love New York" website, www.iloveny.com/summer, features special travel packages and information on wine trails, harvest festivals, specials at state parks and information on wilderness trails and camping.