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Local attractions opening this weekend

Signs point to a record summer season

Devils Tower National Monument has announced that the Belle Fourche River Campground and picnic area will be opening on May 15. Cook Lake will also be opening for both camping and day use on May 14.

Popular recreation spot Cook Lake has seen its season interrupted several times over the past few years, first by concern over a potential landslide hanging over the lake and then to allow for planned construction of a new dam. This year, however, it will remain open “all season long for the first time in two years,” says District Ranger Mike Gosse.

The 2021 summer season is set to be a busy one. C...

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