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4 tornado-hit cabins now back open at Louisiana state park

2 years 2 weeks 6 days ago Wednesday, January 08 2020 Jan 8, 2020 January 08, 2020 5:57 AM January 08, 2020 in News
Source: Associated Press
Jimmie Davis State Park Photo: Louisiana State Office of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism

BATON ROUGE, LA. (AP) — Four cabins are ready for booking at a northeast Louisiana state park hit by a tornado in May.

The cabins at Jimmie Davis State Park on Caney Lake in Chatham can be reserved now for stays beginning Friday, Jan. 24, said a news release Tuesday from the state Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism.

"We hope to have the rest of the park’s facilities open as soon as possible,” Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser said.

Fifteen cabins, 33 campsites and both lodges are still being repaired, department spokeswoman Sharon Broussard said in an email.

A tornado May 8 caused park-wide damage, mostly from fallen trees. The park has a total of 73 campsites and 19 cabins.

Cabins can sleep up to eight people. Their rentals are $175 a night on Fridays and Saturdays and $150 a night from Sunday through Thursday. Campsite rentals range from $20 to $33 a night.

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