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Several state parks around Maryland at capacity, closed to more visitors on July Fourth holiday

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In 2020, while the coronavirus pandemic shuttered popular recreation sites, state park officials had to close parks that had reached capacity a record 292 times. Visits to state parks increased by 45%. The uptick has some officials worried about maintaining park lands. Some parks, like the Falling Branch area of Rocks State Park, have even launched online reservation systems. More could be on the way.

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Source: Baltimore Sun