AUDIO: Parks prep for busy weekend

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Jul 3, 2014 at 9:05 am

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) Minnesota's state parks will be crowded this Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Parks Spokeswoman Patricia Arndt says as of yesterday (Wednesday), only about 250 of the system's 3,500 reservable campsites were still available.

About one-third of all campsites are available on a first come, first served basis, but Arndt says most of those will be gone too. 

Two of Minnesota's 75 state parks will remain closed this weekend. They are Blue Mound State Park near Luverne and Fort Snelling State Park in the Twin Cities.

And the Department of Natural Resources reminds Minnesotans that is illegal to possess or shoot off fireworks in state parks. 

Arndt talks about campsite availability for the holiday weekend

Arndt says two state parks remain closed due to flooding

Arndt says selling out all campsites for the Fourth of July weekend is not unusual

Arndt talks about another option available for people who want to camp this weekend

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