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HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -
Labor Day weekend marks the official end of the summer, many people in the valley are hitting the road for the holiday weekend, but some are staying put.
They say for one reason or another they can't afford to go too far.
"You can't beat staying at home," said camper Steve Wales. "It was close. You can't go to the beach you have a hurricane there and just the economy they way it is. Monte Sano Mountain is a good place to be."
Monte Sano manager Matt Hardee believes the pain at the pump is one of the many reasons reservations are up.
"Right now we still have a lot of people who are staying with us this weekend that are mostly local," Hardee said. "A lot of people that are here local are because of the gas prices because they don't want to go anywhere far away."
So if you're looking for something to do this weekend, Wales said. You don't have to look far.
"Look first here at home before you go on the road and give your hard earned money to the other counties and towns," he said.
Hardee said the park had some cancellations due to Isaac, so they still have some camping spots free if you're looking to camp out over the weekend.