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Holiday Campers Fill Lake Arrowhead State Park

    With the three day weekend ahead most families are heading out of town for the holiday. And state park officials are noticing a boost in visitors, a welcomed change.
    With the three day weekend ahead most families are heading out of town for the holiday. And state park officials are noticing a boost in visitors, a welcomed change after last year's fire season.
    Campers were packed and loaded  for a weekend of Memorial Day fun at lake arrowhead. For this Fort Worth family, this weekend getaway was booked months in advance to guarantee their spot.
    "This is just a family tradition, we have been doing it for 6 year," said Angela Webb
    "Being able to slow down is the main reason that we come out. Not in the hustle and bustle of everything," said Heath Webb
    Burn bans across the state last summer didn't keep the Webbs from enjoying the outdoors, but they did prevent from the family from enjoying the whole camping experience .
    "Understand that burn bans are in effect for a reason, and ya it's nice to be able to sit by a camp fire in the evening," said Heath Webb.
    The burn ban may be lifted at the State Park, but if you take a look around the park you can still see where plants and shrubs are in need of that rain. So because of that park officials are warning their guest when it comes to campfire time be extra cautious.
    "When campers are checking in we are reminding them to show caution when they have a fire, make sure they have water available maybe a fire extinguisher," said Park Assistant Superintendent, Keith Gauthier.
    As the park continues to recover from the fire's destruction last year, the nearly full campsites at Lake Arrowhead are a welcomed sight.
    If you are still hoping to get out and pitch a tent this weekend, park officials say call first before heading out to the park.
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