Summit Metro Parks may again allow public camping at Ohio’s Nimisila Reservoir Metro Park, and that’s good news to local camping enthusiasts, the Akron Beacon Journal reported.

Camping will not be permitted this year at the former state-run campground but might be allowed in 2017 and beyond on a smaller basis, said Summit Metro Parks spokesmen Nate Eppink and Nick Moskos.

The number of campsites is expected to be reduced from 74 at the campground off Christman Road in Green to about 15 sites, they said.

Part of the reduction is because of wetlands existing in the camping area that would block camping, they said.

Summit Metro Parks has approved spending $10,000 to hire a campground consultant to help develop a master plan for the campground as part of $76,000 earmarked for 2016 projects at Nimisila Reservoir.

That new direction would be a change from what park officials said last summer when the district assumed management of the 811-acre lake and surrounding parkland.

Nimisila was the least-used campground in the Ohio Department of Natural Resources system.

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