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Camping on the 4th of July

To celebrate Independence Day many people go out of town.
AAA projects more than 2-million will travel to Florida this weekend.

"Kampgrounds of America" in Milton.
Here are KOA it's not crowded now but more than forty groups have reserved spots for the holiday weekend.
There are 116 campsites and twelve cabins.
Some are still vacant...
Campers we talked to say they spend Independence Day here because it's quiet.

William Scherf says he will ride out the holiday weekend close to his camper.
William Scherf/KOA Camper  "I'm probably not going to leave this campground until after Monday."  "Too many people using cell phones, texting and drunk driving and that's totally unsafe as far as I am concerned."

Scherf says he and his wife have big plans.
"I am going to fire up my little barbecue grill and cook out and July 4th is me and my wife's 22nd wedding anniversary."

While most places on the gulf coast are booked, general manager of Gulf Pines K-O-A says they still have vacancy.

Willa Maxwell/ General Manager "We have three spaces left for the 4th and I assume we'll get those today."

She says people come from all over to set up camp here.
"They come from Tennessee, Michigan, Alabama, Georgia and just a few miles from here. Some people live five miles from here and they come here for their vacation."

On the camp ground there's a miniature golf course, pool, bikes to rent and more.
Maxwell says this is their busiest season yet.

"Here lately it has been a lot better. Seems like everyone wants to go camping. It is cheaper for them instead of going to these high priced hotels."

And those who camp this weekend are able to enjoy the amenities right outside their front door.
"I don't really care about fireworks. I am getting to be an old man, I have seen a lot of fireworks... But this area is a lot less expensive. "