Officials say more campers are filling up Iowa parks. Kevin Arrowsmith of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources expects this year’s tally to exceed last year’s total of just over 715-thousand campers.Arrowsmith says state-managed camps were full on several weekends this summer, but a tally for this year’s not yet available.Arrowsmith says larger campers are checking into state parks, perhaps because it’s cheaper to drive in state rather than gas up for some out-of-state destination.Arrowsmith says there are probably still camping slots of every size available at a park near you.One state park even offers a cable t-v hook-up for a buck. That service is offered at Gull Point State Park near Lake Okoboji. Off-season park fees go into effect on Tuesday — and most are about three-bucks less.
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