Monday, January 11, 2010

State parks get a boost

Posted By on Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 11:02 AM

According to The Charlotte Business Journal, 2009 was a record year for North Carolina's state parks.

Here's what the governor is quoted as saying in the article, which you can read in its entirety here:

“It’s obvious North Carolinians and visitors to our state recognize the tremendous value our state parks offer in terms of affordable family experiences and respite from a difficult economy,” Gov. Bev Perdue says. “Every visitor to the state parks can also take pride in this state’s long history of conservation of its remarkable natural resources.”

Have you been to a state park lately? Learn more, and reserve a camp site, here.

In related news, The Charlotte Observer is reporting state-wide tourism is down: N.C. slipping as a destination?

The highest peak east of the Mississippi River is in a North Carolina State Park. And, I can tell you from personal experience, it's a lovely place to visit on a hot day. See more here:

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