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Published September 05, 2011, 10:54 PM

Although Labor Day weekend is almost over, camping season is just starting for some

Maplewood State Park (WDAY TV) -- In just a couple hours, Labor Day will be over. Capping off the few long weekends we get each summer. But some people say the end of those weekends is the beginning of something much better.

Maplewood State Park (WDAY TV) -- In just a couple hours, Labor Day will be over. Capping off the few long weekends we get each summer. But some people say the end of those weekends is the beginning of something much better.

As Labor Day Weekend comes to a close, some campers at are saying its their last hurrah before winter sets in.

Halverson: " we go out on the boat and have a good time."

Mark Halverson came from Glyndon for one last weekend away with the dogs....before his kids start school.

Halverson: "it was peaceful, kinda chilly at night but other than that it's been a good weekend."

But for other campers, summer isn't over yet!

Gulbranson: " they're quitters. We don't quit until its extremely cold."

Wayne Gulbranson's been meeting friends here for 25 years, and he doesn't let cooler weather stop his fun.

Gulbranson: " fish, hike, just sit around."

In fact, Gulbranson says its even more beautiful in the fall.

Gulbranson: " the atmosphere. The trees, the landscape, yeah, the lakes."

Smoke is pouring off campfires across the park...All 70 sites are full.

Del Greco: " yep, we were over flowing."

Park Manager Dan Del Greco says Labor Day isn't the end, but the beginning of a new season for people to come out and experience glass-like lakes and tons of trail-heads.

Del Greco: "we have a spectacular unique setting here in the park, with tall vistas, very large maple covered forests that will turn beautiful colors."

Campers tell us they'll keep coming back on the weekends, long after the leaves lining the campgrounds turn their bold, beautiful colors.

To kick off the fall season, park visitors can celebrate color changes during Leaf Days, September 25th and 26th.

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