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Cooney State Park Gets A Makeover

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Cooney State Park is a hot spot for boaters, fisherman and campers. Big improvements are on the way and they started on Tuesday.

Cooney State Park has been a go-to spot for outdoor enthusiasts for quite some time, and now, a major renovation will offer campers much more.

The reason we're doing this expansion project, is we just want to provide more opportunities for visitors to come out and enjoy the park," says Jenny Alexander, Cooney State Park Manager.

Totaling $540,000, the project will add 18 sites to the Red Lodge Campground, expanding from the current 37 sites.

"We're going to have six double sites with electricity. And then as you come this direction, we're going to be putting in two group sites that will basically have three spots in there for campers."

These spots will also be expanded to 5 more tent sites as well as 6 double sites with electricity.

"We have 12 sites now that currently have electricity, but we have always had demand for more."

Construction is expected to last six weeks, but Alexander wants campers to know the campground will remain open through the expansion process. So, hook up that camper and bait your hook.

Financing for the expansion project comes from federal, state and recreational funds.