June Lake, California, a popular camping spot on the lake, is experiencing a huge surge in visitors after a few days of heavy rain.
Campers are camping out in tents along the lakefront, and a few people are getting into the act as well.
The city has had its share of issues in the past, but these days they are being reported more often.
The water levels are higher, the campsites are more crowded, and the park is being flooded by the high tides and strong winds.
People are leaving their cars and tents and heading to the lake for a little respite, even as the lake is still mostly clear and dry.
The park is full of people, and they’re getting more adventurous with their camping, especially if it’s a weekend.
“I don’t know what to do with my time, but it’s just getting more and more crowded,” said Joshua Sutter, a campers friend who recently joined the festivities.
“I have a bunch of friends who just came here to camp, and we’re all pretty stoked about it.”
A lot of the people camping in tents are young families.
Some are coming in their own watercraft, and some are using kayaks and paddleboards.
There are also a lot of adults camping out, and it’s starting to look like a family picnic.
“People are really excited, and there’s a lot going on here,” said park spokeswoman Lisa Paz, adding that they’ve heard from visitors saying they enjoyed camping out.
It’s been hard to get to campgrounds this early, as the city’s water supply has been cut off by a federal government mandate.
So, park staff are bringing in a truck and bringing in tents.
Paz says the park has set up a tent campground with water to bring in water for the area, and is expecting the numbers to climb.
“We’re hoping we can get a couple of hundred people per night.
And that would be a really good number,” she said.
It looks like the lake will be closed off again on Friday, but officials are trying to get people back into the park as quickly as possible.
“We’ve been working overtime,” Paz said.
“It’s just hard to find enough tents and water to make up for the lack of water.”
Paz said the park’s volunteers have been on the scene helping with the cleanup efforts, but she wouldn’t share how many people were there when it happened.
“It was a lot.
It’s definitely an issue,” Pash said.
The rain, high tides, and strong wind have been a problem for many people in the area.
A few people have died.
Pash said people have also been leaving their homes and heading off to the water, which has created some traffic jams.
Pahoa County Sheriff’s Office said there have been no reported injuries.