ARVC Notes Idaho Campground Upgrades
The National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) reported today (May 5) on campground improvements in the state of Idaho. Among the improvements are:
- Blackwell Island RV Park, Coeur d’Alene: This 182-site island-based park, which offers boat, canoe and water toy rentals in addition to 60- to 150-foot pull-through sites, has recently spent $500,000 on various improvements, including five additional bathrooms, a second rally room with a full kitchen, a youth video room and card playing room as well as a new maintenance building and garage.
- Lake Coeur d’Alene Camping Resort, Coeur d’Alene: This resort has just completed several major improvements, including remodeling its camp store and game room and upgrading its main bathrooms with new flooring and paint. “We are also rebuilding our boat docks to offer nicer and safer tie-ups,” said park owner Don Varney. This summer, the resort plans to install volleyball and horseshoe pits as a well as a ping-pong area. The park also plans to offer 18.5-foot SeaRay sport boats as powerboat rentals for the first time this summer.
- RedRock RV and Camping Park, Island Park: This campground, located 20 miles south of West Yellowstone, has invested in considerable improvements during the past two years, including upgrading additional campsites to include 50-amp electrical service and installing a power backup system for the camp store and bathrooms. The park has also installed a new lighted dog walk, an expanded entrance driveway and a newly redesigned website.
- Swiftwater RV Park, White Bird: This 24-site campground, located on the banks of the Salmon River about two miles south of White Bird, is completing several improvement projects this year, including upgrading three campsites from 30- to 50-amp electrical service, bringing the park to a total of 13 campsites with 50-amp electrical service. The park is also remodeling its restrooms with new paint and fixtures and installing additional shade trees. Last year, the park installed wireless Internet service, which it offers free of charge to all guests, and launched its website.