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Lewis Lake Campground Opens

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Date: July 8, 2011

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

Yellowstone National Park
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
   
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 8, 2011            11-076   
Al Nash or Dan Hottle (307) 344-2015

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK NEWS RELEASE
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Lewis Lake Campground Open Today


After a few weeks of clearing out lingering snow and ice, Yellowstone National Park crews opened the last remaining camping facility for the season at Lewis Lake at 8:00 am this morning.

Approximately 80 of the campground’s sites on loops A, B and C are open to visitors. Most the additional five sites located on the walk-in loop are still underwater and will remain closed until approximately the first week of August.

Campers are advised to bring their own drinking water or method for treating water as no drinking water will be available until the beginning of next week. Faucets will be properly signed until water becomes available.

The Lewis Lake Ranger Station will also open sometime during the beginning of next week to provide visitor assistance and issue boating and fishing permits. Until then, permits can still be obtained at ranger stations at the South Entrance, Grant Village or Bridge Bay.

The Lewis Lake facility has a limited number of RV sites which can accommodate vehicles up to 25 feet long. There are no generators permitted or other electrical facilities available. Vault toilets are also available.

Because of the recent snowmelt, campers may experience some wet and muddy conditions in the campground for several more weeks.

For more camping information visit http://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/index.htm

For 24-hour updated road information, call 307-344-2117.

- www.nps.gov/yell -


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