If you’re not afraid to get a little muddy, Hunting Island is open for visitors this weekend.
Heavy rains earlier this week left portions of the state park underwater and forced the temporary closure of the South Beach area.
As of Friday, that beach — along with North Beach and the park’s campground — were open, according to park manager Daniel Gambrell.
Lifeguards are on duty at North Beach.
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While it’s open for visitors, “the park still has a lot of flooded roads and parking areas,” Gambrell said in an email Friday.
Park staffers are using pumps and laying steel plates to help ensure roadways are accessible, he said.
Gabrell encouraged “visitors to take it easy and drive slow” when traversing soggy or flooded areas.
Crews are also bringing in materials “for building up the (camp)sites so they are out of the water,” he said.
While flood waters are receding, there is the potential that they could reverse course — more rain is expected this weekend.
Forecasts show a chance of rain each of the next seven days.
Sunday alone could see a quarter inch of rain, which could cause flooding in low lying areas and places with poor drainage, according to the National Weather Service.
In addition to being potentially a wet weekend, it is also expected to a hot one.
Temperatures on Saturday and Sunday are expected reach highs of 90 degrees with heat index above 100, according to NWS reports.