State parks waive fees for weather victims

Thursday, May 26, 2011 | 9:55 a.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY — Families displaced by recent tornadoes and flooding can camp for free in some state parks.

State officials said those displaced by recent tornadoes in Jasper and Newtown counties may camp for free at Roaring River State Park near Cassville, Table Rock State Park near Branson and Stockton State Park near Stockton.

Bill Bryan, director of the parks division of the Department of Natural Resources, said the waiver will apply for 30 days, when it will be determined if an extension is needed.

KY3-TV reports that campers will need their own equipment and supplies and will have to prove they were displaced by the storms.

Camping waivers are already in place at Trail of Tears State Park near Jackson and Lake Wappapello State Park near Williamsville in response to flooding in southeast Missouri.

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