Private Campgrounds To Reopen In Maine On Friday

May 20, 2020

The state is making it easier for residents to get outdoors and breathe some fresh air this Memorial Day weekend by accelerating the opening of private campgrounds across the state, officials said Tuesday.

Private campgrounds and RV parks can open Friday while public campgrounds will reopen June 1 as previously planned, Maine Economic and Community Development Heather Johnson said.

“Maine has a longstanding tradition of embracing the outdoors, which also has the added benefit of promoting mental health during this global pandemic. We’ve got a short season to enjoy some of our favorite outdoor activities,” Johnson told reporters.

There will be precautions to keep Mainers safe, including spaces between campsites and limits on the size of gatherings, she said.

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