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Group hoping to reopen Albert Pike campgrounds to overnight camping

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Albert Pike Campgrounds were closed to the public in 2010 after a flash flood killed 20 people. Albert Pike Campgrounds were closed to the public in 2010 after a flash flood killed 20 people.
The Save Camp Albert Pike group will have a rally at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in hopes of reopening the campgrounds to overnight camping. The Save Camp Albert Pike group will have a rally at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in hopes of reopening the campgrounds to overnight camping.
ALBERT PIKE, AR (KSLA) -

A group is hoping to reopen the Albert Pike campgrounds to overnight camping, something visitors haven't been able to do there for the last four years.

The U.S. Forestry Commission closed the campgrounds after 20 people drowned in a flash flood in June 2010. The recreational area was reopened for day use two years later.

A group called Save Camp Albert Pike is having a rally at 11:30 a.m. Saturday on the campgrounds to bring attention to this matter.

"So many people loved to go camping there. We spent the better part of the summer there when our kids were little," supporter Kay New wrote in an email to KSLA News 12.

"No other park, or city for that matter has been closed down because of an act of nature!! We want our camping spot back," New wrote.

Those interested in signing the online petition to support Save Camp Albert Pike's efforts can do so by clicking here.

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