- Associated Press - Sunday, May 18, 2014

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) - The Green Mountain National Forest is opening its campsites next week, in time for Memorial Day weekend.

Officials say campers might find some wet spots but that forest roads and trails are in good shape.

It also could be buggy.

Visitors are encouraged to bring head nets or insect repellant to ward off black flies and mosquitoes.

All camping in the Green Mountain National Forest in on a first come, first-served basis and no reservations are required.

Visitors can camp anywhere in the forest unless it’s posted as closed to camping.

The National Forest system includes about 100,000 acres of congressionally-designated wilderness - two national recreation areas; 900 miles of trails including the Appalachian/Long Trail, primitive camping with more than 100 camping sites and nine picnicking areas.

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