Celebrating the 4th of July at Alcova

Megan Contreras reporting for K2 News

If you have been outside this weekend, you definitely noticed mother nature hasn't disappointed in giving us amazing weather for the 4th of July weekend.
Many had the same idea and headed to Alcova to celebrate the 4th, soak up the sun and hang out on the water.
"Everybody's very excited about this weekend. The weathers forecasted to be beautiful and everybody's out here to enjoy it.
From what I've seen, the campsites are full and everybody, I think, is ready to get that break from winter and get out to enjoy the summer."
"It's great weather, a good time, BBQ...the whole nine yards. We have a great marina out here and good friends."
"To have fun, you know? There's a couple nice cliffs to jump off that are safe. There's a lot of boats out here, so I'm definitely going to see a few of my friends running around. It's a good time. It's always a good time for the 4th out at the lake."
"To play and be here with my family."
Many have made going to Alcova for the 4th a family tradition.
"I have been coming to Alcova for the 4th for 30 years, ever since I was a little baby with my parents. It's a ritual, we do it every year."
While others are experiencing what Alcova has to offer for the first time.
"This is actually my first year camping out here, so we'll see."
But for one woman from Arizona, seeing the Alcova signs along the highway, gave her the curiosity to stop before she continued onto Vermont.
"This was just a wonderful oasis on our journey."
She describes Alcova as one of Wyoming's hidden treasures.
"Fantastic! It's like a little gem of a place in the middle of no where."
And of course while everyone is out enjoying the weekend, we wanted to know what the 4th of July means to them.
"4th of July mean to have a good time, go see your family and then everyone has a good time."
"On the 4th of July, it's about freedom and all the pioneers and all about the people who come here to be able to live the life they wanted....and so....here it is!"
"Means be proud to be an American to me."