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Kentucky State Park campgrounds to reopen March 12

March 2, 2021 GMT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Parks are preparing to open campgrounds across the state this month.

Campsites at 30 parks will be available beginning on March 12, Kentucky State Parks said in a statement on Monday. Guests will be required to adhere to restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, including wearing a mask and maintaining safe social distancing.

“One of the most popular recreational activities at Kentucky State Parks every year is camping,” said Department of Parks Commissioner Russ Meyer. “Over the past year, our staff has been committed to making improvements at several campgrounds that we believe will improve our guests’ overall camping experience.”

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Upgrades have been completed at General Burnside and Lake Cumberland campgrounds, officials said.

Campgrounds at two parks — John James Audubon State Park and Carr Creek State Park — will remain closed due to ongoing repairs.

Along with camping, state parks offer several outdoor activities, including hiking, biking and horseback riding.