Florida State Campground Gets Upgrades
A recreational vehicle campground near Florida’s Atlantic coast is to be outfitted with water and sewage lines as part of an effort to upgrade these facilities in state parks throughout the state, according to the TC Palm of Jupiter, Fla.
Jonathan Dickinson State Park’s 600-plus acre Pine Grove campground, virtually the last public site in the park with septic tanks, is to receive the upgrades the Martin County Commission approved on July 10, extending services beyond the urban boundary for the project.
“We’re doing it throughout the state (in) state parks, as funding becomes available,” said Randy Wilder of engineering consultants Kimley-Horn Associates.
Wastewater facilities also are being installed at state parks in Collier County, on Amelia Island and elsewhere, Wilder said.
The campground sits just southeast of the park’s Federal Highway entry, and the upgrades are to be paid for as part of $1.8 million in state money provided for post-hurricane restoration, Park Manager Mark Nelson said.
Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts camps at Jonathan Dickinson already have piped water and wastewater.
Electrical hookups at the Pine Grove campsites are to be upgraded from 30 amps to 50 amps, and the water utilities are to serve the ranger station, pavilion and administrative complex, as well as individual campsites.
The county has to approve overall plans for the upgrades and issue building permits before the actual work can begin.