The St. Joseph County (Mich.) Parks and Recreation Commission, during their Jan. 6 meeting, made the decision to end camping at Nottawa County Park, the Three Rivers News reported.

Jaymes MacDonald, SJC Parks & Recreation Director, said the commission made the decision because they “want to appeal to a wider array of people in the county.”

He said they’re hoping to attract all of the people in the county to the park.

“I think taking the campground out is going to allow us to provide a family-friendly environment for people throughout the county,” MacDonald said.

“We think the park will be a better place moving forward without the campground in there. That campground has historically lost money for the county. That was a factor, it wasn’t the only factor, but it was a factor.”

MacDonald said camping would still be offered at Cade Lake County Park, which is, “a park that is more suitable for a campground.” Cade Lake County Park has 62 camping sites and 100 acres.

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