The Buffalo Shores Park campground in Buffalo, Iowa, opened Thursday (Aug. 29) after being closed since last October due to flooding, according to ourquadcities.com.

It typically opens in April.

Crews had to spend the summer cleaning up dirt and debris, and fixing the electrical damage.

Park Manager Roger Larson said he heard from frustrated people when the campground was closed, but that’s changed since it opened.

“I have had a lot of positive remarks just today so far from people that have been back in the park and they’re really excited about being here,” Larson said. “I hope that it stays this way for quite some time.”

Brad Hovey is ready for all the campground has to offer.

“Bonfires, cooking out, just enjoying the river and now that the campgrounds’ open, the camping,” Hovey said.

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