State Parks Fall Victim To Tight Budgets in Kansas, Missouri, Nation

"LAWRENCE, Kansas -- Monica Haverkamp is ready to heap praise on the upkeep and cleanliness of Clinton State Park. Until she’s asked about the beach."

"As she laid out a towel and groomed a spot for tanning at Clinton Lake, Haverkamp ticked off some of the beach’s problems: a lack of sand, weeds overtaking the perimeter, and a nearby culvert cutting across the shore.

On this weekday, she’s the only one on the beach."

Brad Cooper reports for the Kansas City Star June 30, 2013.

Source: Kansas City Star, 07/03/2013