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Area campgrounds reopen to campers

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The federal government has reopened after a 16-day shutdown.

That means across the country, memorial sites and national parks are reopening to visitors.

Among the sites opening back up include the campgrounds at Lake Wright Patman in Texarkana, Texas.
    
The barriers are down and campers are rolling back into the park at Clear Springs Campground.
    
There are about 400 camping areas at Wright Patman, Corps officials expect to refill more than half of those sites.  
    
On October 1st, campers were sent home and reimbursed for their reservations.

"We just have alot of visitors and users to the lake, we are tickled to death that we're back in operation," said Mike Bransford, lake manager.  
    
After being sent home without pay, all of the employees with the U.S. Corps of Engineers are also back to work.
    
Other areas owned by the corps in Southwest Arkansas have also reopened including the offices at De Queen, Gillham and Dierks lakes.

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