Upscale Michigan RV Resort Set to Open Friday
Workers are putting the final touches on the Duck Creek RV Resort in western Michigan.
The upscale campground across from the entrance to Michigan's Adventure Amusement Park in Muskegon County is scheduled to open Friday (May 15), a week before Michigan's traditional camping season begins on Memorial Day weekend, according to MLLive.com.
The 157 sites feature paved pads for the RVs and full hookups for utilities. The amenities include a heated, duck-shaped pool, clubhouse with a game room, laundry facilities, large playground, a camp store, shower facilities and basketball, shuffleboard and volleyball courts.
The husband-and-wife ownership team, Roger and Casey Jourden, are excited about Friday's opening, bringing to an end a relatively quick construction timeline of 10 months. Roger Jourden II is the son of Michigan's Adventure founder Roger Jourden.
"We're in good shape," said Roger Jourden II, whose excavation company, Accurate Excavators, handled most of the construction. "Believe it or not, we're actually relaxed."
The final items being completed are the pool and basketball court. The heated pool, which includes a toddler wading area, is expected to receive its final inspection Friday and the basketball hoops are expected to be erected next week.
The sites have been ready for a couple weeks, and the elaborate playground, which features nine slides, is ready for children to use. The roads in the campground are paved, and the winding rows of sites are separated with large grass areas where children can play.
The Jourdens' plans call for expansion of the resort. The second phase of construction, tentatively planned for 2010 or 2011, would feature adding a 5-acre pond and 142 sites.