Staffers at Fruita State Park say the popular campground was booked all weekend, but today most campers are pulling up stakes and hitting the road home.
Although the season officially doesn't end until September 23rd, the three–day holiday is seen by many people as the swan song of the days of summer,and the last time to enjoy a little camping before a chill in the air keeps people indoors.
One Hayden mom says she is looking forward to the coming of fall as school starts and frees her to do other things. A Grand Junction camper says the end of summer heat doesn't mean outdoor activities are done for the year, and the colors of fall make it one of the best times to go camping.
Campers today at Fruit State Park had the place to themselves as many people visiting the Western Slope from the Front Range got an early start home to beat the heavy traffic forecast for the Interstate 70 corridor through the mountains.