The Army Corps of Engineers closes Applegate Cove’s campground, but its marina at Kerr Lake remains open.
Owner of the marina Jeff Voyles says the campground closing will affect vacationers.
He acknowledged, “You need to make cuts when there are budget cuts … recreation kind of falls to the bottom of the list.”
“We’re in the process of trying to take over Applegate Cove campground," he said, "and incorporate it with the marina so we can get the gates open to the public as fast as we can. It really depends on the budget.”
He says the Army Corps is doing everything it can to get the campgrounds open again.
Kerr Lake as well as several boat ramps remain open to the public.