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West Okoboji Lake Campground Opens After Renovation

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    April 3, 2014 | 12:52 pm
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The campground at Emerson Bay State Recreation Area on the southwest shore of West Okoboji Lake is open again after completion of a renovation project that took nearly a year.

    The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says word spread Sunday night that the campground would open on Monday and people were camping out in line to secure a campsite.

    Demand for the campground has traditionally been high because it is adjacent to a popular boat ramp.

    Construction crews removed trees and brush, installed new electrical lines, camping pads and living spaces, and remodeled the older restroom/shower building.

    The DNR says the campground has fewer campsites but more sites with electricity. Now, 82 sites have power and 23 of those also offer water and sewer connections.