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HARRISON, Ark. (AP) - The National Park Service has scaled back some of the winter closures that were announced two weeks ago at the Buffalo National River.

The park service said Friday that offers for help by volunteers helped sway the decision on closures.

The park had announced a plan to close developed campgrounds and restrict other access for the season.

The Harrison Daily Times reports (http://is.gd/zKqwZv ) that some campgrounds will remain closed but others will be open.

Officials say that visitors will have to pack out their trash as many garbage bins will be locked because a lack of resources for emptying them. Restrooms will be cleaned less frequently.

Facilities to be closed include Kyles Landing, Erbie Campground, all sites at Tyler Bend, and Shine Eye.

Information from: Harrison Daily Times, http://www.harrisondaily.com

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