New York Town's Campground Reports Good Season

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September 8, 2011 by   - () Leave a Comment

Despite a wet start, a major construction project and trimmed staff, Lisbon, N.Y.’s town campground is expected to have had even more campers than last year when final numbers are tallied in October, the Watertown Daily News reported.

“So far we’ve had over 500 people who camped at Lisbon Beach,” campground director Michael O’Neil said. “We are expecting another 75 campers (on Labor Day) weekend and we will be open until mid-October. Last year we had about 600 for the entire season.”

While the numbers will not be much higher than the previous year, the campground faced a soggy Memorial Day, which is often the busiest weekend of the year. O’Neil said the weekend traditionally is a sellout, but was at only about 60% capacity this year.

A construction project to repair several sites experiencing power issues limited the campground’s capacity for the early part of the year, but O’Neil said once the project was completed and warm weather hit, people funneled in from all over.

“We’ve had a lot of people from Canada and just about every state,” he said. “We actually had one visitor from Florida who had been traveling to campgrounds all over the country and he told us ours was the best one he had ever seen.”

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