Ohio Man Buys Defunct Campground
Steve Guilkey of McCutchenville, Ohio, has purchased the defunct campground behind the McCutchenville Speedway and hopes to open the new Island View Campground in the spring, according to the Tiffin (Ohio) Advertiser-Tribune.
To be located in northwest Ohio, the campground will have 40 campsites with a state-of-the-art sewer system. The system could handle the discharge of up to 4,000 gallons of treated water to the Sandusky River per day.
But Guilkey said he expects closer to 400 gallons per day.
“It’s as good as you can get right now,” he said.
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency conducted an information session on Nov. 1. The state EPA had scheduled a public hearing to follow the information presentation. But, there were no public comments from the dozen people who attended, so the hearing was canceled.
After the session, Guilkey said he bought the campground about four years ago.
“(The campground) hasn’t been operating for more than four years,” he said. “It never had a sewer system.”