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From the Harrison Daily News:
The National Park Service has scaled back some of the winter closures that were announced two weeks ago at the Buffalo National River.
The park service said Nov. 16 that offers for help by volunteers helped sway the decision on closures.
The park had announced a plan to close developed campgrounds and restrict other access for the season.
The newspaper reported that some campgrounds will remain closed but others will be open.
Officials say that visitors will have to pack out their trash as many garbage bins will be locked because a lack of resources for emptying them. Restrooms will be cleaned less frequently.
Facilities to be closed include Kyles Landing, Erbie Campground, all sites at Tyler Bend and Shine Eye.
From the Evansville (Ind.) Courier & Press:
John James Audubon State Park and some of its best friends were honored Nov. 14 in Frankfort, Ky., at the annual Kentucky Recreation & Parks Society's Awards Lunch.
The park received the award for "Outstanding State Park of the Year for 2012," and the Audubon Wetlands Group — the group that acquired the 649 acres of wetlands that will ultimately double the size of the state park — won a "Special Citation" for their purchase and development of the wetlands in support of Audubon State Park.
Audubon State Park General Manager Mark Kellen, Business Manager Beth Tompkins, and Robbie Williams and Scott Keach representing the Audubon Wetlands Group, attended the luncheon to accept the awards.
"We're very excited the Audubon Wetlands Group was recognized by KRPS for all their hard work and contribution to our community," Kellen said. "We're also excited to win Outstanding State Park again for the third time in four years. This wouldn't be possible without the continued support of the Friends of Audubon, our volunteers and our wonderful staff."
From The Associated Press:
Tennessee state parks are offering special winter rates for 360 villas and cabins.
The discount, which also includes six state park inns, began Nov. 15 and lasts through March 15, 2013.
The special rate allows park visitors to stay at one of Tennessee's six state park inns for $54.95 a night, excluding tax.
The inn discount can be used seven days a week and applies to both individuals and groups. A 50% discount also is being offered for villas and cabins with a two-night minimum stay.