February 20, 2009, Mid-Hudson News: Economy strikes at two state campgrounds in the Catskills

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ALBANY – The state announced Friday that because of the continuing fiscal crisis, two Catskills campgrounds will not open this year.

The two, and six in the Adirondacks, had very low occupancy rates, said State EnCon Commissioner Pete Grannis. Remaining closed in the Catskills will be Beaverkill in the Town of Roscoe and Bear Spring Mountain in the Town of Walton.

“As Governor Paterson has made clear, New York is facing a large budget deficit and must make many hard choices,” said Grannis. “Closing these facilities for the 2009 season is one such hard choice, but is one that is necessary in these tough economic times.”

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