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State-Owned Campgrounds Closing Monday in Advance of Hurricane

Four state-owned campgrounds will close Monday in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy said officials at the Division of Parks and Recreation. The remaining State Parks and Forests remain open however officials urge outdoor enthusiasts to heed storm warnings.

The campgrounds at Crawford Notch State Park (Dry River Campground) in Hart’s Location; Lafayette Campground in Franconia Notch State Park; Jericho Mountain State Park in Berlin and Monadnock State Park in Jaffrey will close Monday and reopen after the storm passes. While most campgrounds are already closed at this time of year, these four campgrounds normally remain open later in the season.

"These campgrounds will reopen as conditions allow, later in the week," said Philip Bryce, director of the Division of Parks and Recreation.

He also urges hikers, hunters and ATV enthusiasts to plan to be out of the woods and off the trails as the storm sweeps across the state.

"Trails are susceptible to damage in the weather that is being forecasted," Bryce said. "Pay attention to the weather and plan to be safe."

Officials at the Department of Resources and Economic Development will closely monitor the progress of Hurricane Sandy throughout the weekend and on Monday and take other steps as is necessary.