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Campgrounds on Mt. Lemmon some are open, some closed

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MT. LEMMON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Many people are making their way up to Mt. Lemmon to enjoy the beautiful weather and views this weekend.  For those planning a camping trip, they may encounter some closures. 

Campgrounds are not open at Rose Canyon, Spencer Canyon or White Tail Group Campgrounds.

Recreation Resource Management tells Tucson News Now that although they are able to reopen camp sites with the government running, it's not worth it.

They say it is not cost effective or practical to reopen just for two weeks.  The camping season on Mt. Lemmon ends October 31.

But there are still some places visitors can go camping in the area including General Hitchcock, Molino Basin and others closer to the bottom of the mountain.

Those wishing to camp this weekend need to keep in mind the chillier weather and use extra caution when putting out those campfires.

Many sites are available on a first come, first serve basis, but many can be reserved ahead of time.  To make those reservations go online to http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/coronado/home.

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