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Associated Press, Published September 07 2012

ND state parks on pace to set camping record

BISMARCK — North Dakota state parks are on pace to set a record for campers.

The Parks and Recreation Department says that through August, the 13 state parks recorded 60,469 camper nights, 2,638 more than at the same time in 2010. That year saw a record 62,769 camper nights.

The department also says that daily visitation at the parks should exceed a million people for the fourth year in a row.

State Parks Director Mark Zimmerman says the parks have made a remarkable recovery from widespread flooding last year.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.