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      Blue Ridge Parkway campground To Be open, For Now

      Roanoke, VA - (AP) -The National Park Service wants to convert a little-used campground along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia to a daytime recreation area.

      The park service doesn't have funding to implement the conversion, though. That means the Roanoke Mountain Campground will remain as a campground until Congress appropriates funding to implement the change.

      The park service estimates the conversion would cost nearly $3 million.

      The campground's conversion is part of the park service's 25 year management plan for the parkway.

      Roanoke Mountain is the least-used of the parkway's nine campgrounds.

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