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The Daily Egyptian: Celebrating the Fourth at Crab Orchard

From the bloggers at The Daily Egyptian.

This weekend, I spent my Fourth of July holiday camping with my parents along Crab Orchard Lake.

Crab Orchard Lake Campground, located less than 7 miles east of Carbondale off Highway 13, is open from April 1 to Oct. 31 with a range of primitive to full hook up campsites.

I expected the campground to be filled with others celebrating the holiday, and my assumptions were correct.

My sister arrived at the site at 10 a.m. Friday to ensure we had a spot, preferably along the water. However, when she showed up, they had only one spot left.

My parents came later that afternoon to set up the trailer and spend the first night of the weekend relaxing and exploring the area.

Jay Holland and I arrived the next day with our cars loaded with kayaks, ready for a day away from the usual hustle and bustle of our average weekdays.

To read the full story by The Daily Egyptian, click here.

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