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Lewis and Clark Recreation Area bouncing back

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YANKTON, S.D. (AP) - The Lewis and Clark Recreation Area near Yankton is bouncing back after last year's flooding.

Record releases from Gavin's Point Dam on the Missouri River drowned campgrounds and cut the number of visitors to the state recreation area last year.

But District Park Supervisor Shane Bertsch said park attendance is up 30 percent from last year. Officials say this year's attendance numbers are on track to beat the record set two years ago.

Berstsch says because the Fourth of July falls on Wednesday, people reserved campsites on the weekends before and after the holiday. He says the park is looking at about 10 straight days of near capacity.

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