Massachusetts Spent Millions on a Campground It Can’t Seem To Keep Open
When COVID-19 hit, I quarantined in Eastern Massachusetts.
Biking around the woods, I noticed something strange.
There are two campgrounds near my house. One is full. Lots of people pitch tents or park trailers at a place called Maurice’s.
A short bike ride away is a much bigger campground that’s almost entirely empty.
Why? It’s the topic of my new video.
The empty campground is run by the state.
It has great facilities: a new paved road, new bathrooms, etc. Signs direct people to campsites, even to group camping, but there are almost no people. Dozens of picnic tables are turned upside-down.
What a shame. This would be a great place to spend time during the pandemic.
I asked one of the few people camping, “Why is this place so empty?”
“Everything is sold out,” he responded.
Indeed, signs do say, “Camp is Full.” But the camp is the opposite of full.
“I think it’s so empty because of COVID,” said another camper.
“Why would COVID-19 make it empty?” I ask. “It’s camping! You got lots of room.”
She agreed, saying she’s also wondered about that.
We asked the Massachusetts Department of Parks why its camp was largely empty. They didn’t respond. We kept calling and ema
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