Labor Day Weekend Preview

Aug 30, 2013 7:47 PM

Locals and travelers flocked to Lake Oroville today.

AAA reported 34 million Americans are expected to travel more than 50 miles from their home this Labor Day weekend, the most since 2008.

At Lake Oroville today, you could find both locals and out-of-towners.

“We’ve noticed people are vacationing and staying close to home a little more. The lake’s a wonderful opportunity because it is right in everyone’s backyard,” Lake Oroville Marina General Manager John Prieto said.

Everything from bachelor parties to houseboat parties could be seen as Labor Day weekend began.

Fairfield resident Sam Caddle used to rent houseboats at Lake Oroville, then finally decided to become a buyer.

“We've been waterbugs for almost all of our lives, so we've had a houseboat now for a couple of years and we just love it. It can't get any better than this,” Caddle said.

Bob Amarillas and his family made the four hour drive from San Francisco to camp and do lake activities.

“We’ve got boats reserved, wave runners, we’re here for three days,” Amarillas said.

The New York Daily News cites falling gas prices and rising home prices for the labor day travel expectations.


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