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ROANOKE, Va. (AP) _ Blue Ridge Parkway administrators are proposing changes that include improving recreational vehicle access at one campground and ending overnight stays at another.

The changes are part of a proposed management plan for the 76-year-old parkway.

The draft plan offers three options. One option is to make no changes. The others include revising uses of some facilities, partnerships with the private sector and infrastructure improvements.

The National Park Service endorses an option that includes ending overnight stays at the Roanoke Mountain campground and improving recreational vehicle access to the Peaks of Otter campgrounds.

The Park Service held an open house yesterday (Thursday) at the Brambleton Center in Roanoke. It was the last public meeting, but officials still are asking for input. You can submit written comments through December 16 by mail or by clicking here. There’s also a copy of the proposed plans on the on the National Park Service website.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.