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Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 05/27/2010

Alcohol ban at Md. campsites reversed

By Washington Post editors

Maryland's Department of Natural Resources says it is reversing a ban on alcoholic beverages at state forest campsites.

DNR Secretary John Griffin cited citizen complaints about the ban, which was implemented in November with little public notice.

Much of the criticism came from outfitters, beverage retailers and other tourism-related businesses in western Maryland. The two westernmost counties, Allegany and Garrett, are home to 83 percent of state-owned woodlands.

Griffin says a prohibition on alcohol in Maryland state parks will remain in effect.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post editors  | May 27, 2010; 10:34 AM ET
Categories:  Maryland  | Tags:  alcohol, campsites, department of natural resources  
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That's great news because nothing washes down a S'mores better than a Busch Light.

Posted by: matt_s | May 27, 2010 12:00 PM | Report abuse

I'll drink to that!

Posted by: krickey7 | May 27, 2010 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Why the heck would I want to go camping without beer? What next? A ban on cooking obscene amounts of meat over an open fire? No peeing in the woods?

Posted by: pswift00 | May 27, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse

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