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Summer Weather Affecting Local Campground

June 30, 2014, 7:15 AM by Leland Steva

Summer Weather Affecting Local Campground
BRANDON, SD -

It's been difficult for people to enjoy the great outdoors this summer because of the severe weather that has hit the area. It's hurt the weekend numbers for one area campground.

People of all ages like to come to a campground to take in the sights and sounds of the great outdoors.

"Working with your family to put up food on the table and going fishing and stuff," Vander Sage said.

Overall Jellystone Park is having a solid summer, but Mother Nature has kept campers away during its peak times.

"The weekends have been just a little bit short but overall we're up for the year, so we're good if weather gets good and starts staying good on weekends, and get the rain on Monday, Tuesday instead of Friday, Saturday and we'll be in great shape," Owner Bruce Aljets said.

Owner Bruce Aljets says some campers will cancel their reservations if they see severe weather in the forecast, but weather doesn't always deter campers. He says during Father's Day Weekend, the camp was full despite heavy rainfall.

"We have some campers that are fair weather campers. They want the nice weather, but the majority of the campers, they're coming, they're going to have a good time. Some of them planned for a long time and they're going to come no matter what," Aljets said.

Aljets says the park takes precautions to protect campers that are in an RV or a tent during severe weather. Workers continually monitor the weather, and they have phone numbers of all the campers at the park to let them know that severe weather is coming. There are two buildings at the park where campers can go for shelter.

Brandon Hammer is a boy scout from Iowa. He has gone on many different camping trips with his troop and his family, and he knows the importance of finding shelter.

"You never know if it could take your power or the camper out and it could fly up and hit where you are and it could hurt you severely," Brandon Hammer said.

Even with the danger of unpredictable weather, people still plan on camping this summer.

The National Weather Service says it's important for people to leave tents and RV's during storms to find a sturdier place for shelter.

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