Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer and this weekend area campgrounds were packed with out-of-towners and locals looking to enjoy the great outdoors!
The Traverse City State Park was busy this entire holiday weekend, in fact its entire campground was filled, that's 349 sites all occupied.
DNR Park Rangers say the weather played a big role in the business boom this weekend, as well as the 2012 Bayshore Marathon that brought in many runners to the area.
TC State Park Lead Trooper John Walter says, "We are more than up this year. This is the first year that we filled up our reservations about a week and a half in advance, itâ??s the first time I've seen that in the 26 years I've worked here!"
Even the storm system that rolled through Traverse City Sunday morning didnâ??t scare off campers.
To hear from the campers about storm damage they experienced, and even more details on camping business this weekend, click on the video above