Texas park ravaged by wildfires opens for holiday

Texas park ravaged by wildfires opens for holiday
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 9:45pm

A state park near a picturesque lakeside community ravaged by Texas wildfires has reopened for campers in
time for Memorial Day weekend.

April wildfires scorched about 90 percent of Possum Kingdom State Park, located near Caddo about 75 miles west of Fort Worth.

But park superintendent Rocky Holland says camping areas, the beach and picnic area near Possum Kingdom Lake weren't damaged.

Visitors also can use the store and marina.

The park was to reopen Wednesday.

Campers are urged to bring their own drinking water.

Holland says restrooms and showers aren't working because of damaged sewer lines, but portable toilets are available. Cabins and 10 campsites remain off limits.

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