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Published May 28, 2011, 03:42 PM

Cool, rainy weather isn't enough to stop families from enjoying the Memorial Day Weekend

Glyndon, Minn. (WDAY TV) - It's not June 21st, but the unofficial start of summer is underway. Many campers are braving unseasonably cool temperatures.

Cool temps and a few sprinkles weren't going to stop the Hagen family from enjoying their Memorial Day Weekend the traditional way

Tim Hagen - Camps With Family Every Year: “School's over so we come out and spend a few days camping and it's an opportunity to get away from electronics.”

Even though they had to put away they're 21st century gadgets, the Hagan kids don't mind some one on one time with nature.

Devin Hagen - Been Here Since Thursday: “The starry nights or the fires.”

Madison Hagen – Enjoys Nature: “The great food that you don't have to run to the grocery store get a hot dog, put it in the microwave.”

Despite the gloomy weather, Buffalo River State Park is near capacity this Memorial Day weekend. Campers say it's largely because of the economy.

Daniel Bronson - Camping From St. Paul: “It helps you to be free to go away for a longer period of time and not really worry about how you're going to pay for it when you get back home.”

Right now, all reserve camp spots are full at Buffalo River State Park just west of Glyndon. The pool is open and the grills are hot and for campers, summer is here.

Tim Hagen: “Rain or shine, it's a perfect weekend to get out and brave the elements.”

There are a few unreserved spots left this weekend.