Overnight Camping Cut at Florida's Fort Pierce
One county's budget cuts forced officials to close a popular park to overnight campers on Florida's Atlantic Coast.
St. Lucie County officials announced there will be no more overnight camping and no kayak rentals at Savannas Park, all starting today (May 1), according to WPEC-TV, West Palm Beach, Fla.
The county is cutting back. Low summer attendance, staff reductions and low water levels for kayaks pushed them to this point.
The county says the park will remain open for free during the day and everyone is welcome. They don't want to stop overnight stays, but feel it's the best option for now. While visitors say they are disappointed, they'll be back come fall.
The county says right now there are plans to resume overnight camping on Oct. 1.