Storm-Ravaged State Park Ready to Reopen 150 Campsites

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March 22, 2012 by   - () Leave a Comment

Great strides are being made to a state park in Guntersville, Ala., following last year's tornadoes that ripped through the area. One of the hardest areas hit was the park's campground.

The campground was not useable after the tornado hit, WAFF-TV, Huntsville, reported.

It took until the end of last summer just to open up 50 spots.

This weekend they hope to have half the campground's original 300 spots ready for use.

Work continues in the campground at Lake Guntersville State Park nearly a year after a tornado plowed through the area downing trees everywhere making the camping area unusable.

Park officials say there were over 300 spots for people to camp before the tornado and were able to open 50 by the beginning of the fall.

But restoration work has continued and upward of 150 will be available this weekend, just in time for spring break.

Besides a playground area, park officials say they're also making improvements during the renovations.

"Some of the sites that didn't have sewer before the tornado will have sewer once we get through. We're also going ahead while we're working on it upgrading the power to fifty amp power," said campground supervisor, Josh Hughes.

While there is no timetable for the entire campground to be renovated, park officials say they anticipate more than 200 campsites will be ready by Memorial Day weekend.

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