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Flooding Prevents Some VT State Parks from Opening

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Montpelier, VT – Flooding will prevent some of the Vermont State Parks near Lake Champlain from opening to the public by Memorial Day weekend, the traditional launch of the summer vacation season. WAMC North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

State Parks Director Craig Whipple says the water is too high to open the sand bar, Kill Kare and Burton Island state parks as early as usual.

Whipple says there's no way the lake's record high water will recede in time to see the damage that's been done, or give officials a chance to clean it up.

Whipple told Vermont Public Radio all other state parks will be open for the holiday, including others along Lake Champlain.

Whipple says campers who had reservations at Burton Island have been offered space at other state campgrounds.

I'm Pat Bradley, WAMC News.

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