Fourth of July weekend activities at Clinton Lake started off as a dud but then picked up some sparks, a lake official said.
In what is usually one of the busiest weekends of the year for the park, it wasn't until Saturday afternoon that the campgrounds and picnic areas started to fill at Clinton Lake.
``It was disappointing,'' said Kellie Litteral of the state park office at Clinton. ``But now the campgrounds are starting to fill up.''
Litteral attributed the slow turnout to Friday's rain.
Perry Lake's parks and camping areas were missed by the storm, and it showed. The campgrounds and picnic areas were full, said Tammy Fowler of the Perry State Park office.
``Busy,'' she said of the scene. ``Busy, busy. Last year the weather was bad, so I'd say it was busier than last year.''
Saturday evening people were still coming, and despite windy conditions boating activity on the lake was high.
The wind at Perry Lake threatened Saturday night's fireworks display at the Rock Creek Marina, said Roger May, of Rock Creek Marina.
May said that a boat parade went off without a hitch and that people seemed to be enjoying themselves.