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Arizona Park to Get Additional RV Sites?

September 8, 2010 by   - () Leave a Comment

Hualapai Mountain Park’s RV campground near Kingman, Ariz., may get some sprucing up soon.

The Board of Supervisors today (Sept. 8) is considering a request from the county parks department to sign an $80,000 work order to build at least 18 new RV spots, a ramada and more parking. Funding for the project will come from the state’s Off-Highway Vehicle Sticker Fund, the Kingman Daily Miner reported.

The fund was started in January 2009. OHV riders pay $25 for a decal from the Arizona Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicle Division in order to ride their ATV, dirt bike or other OHV weighing 1,800 pounds or less. Funds from the sale of the decals are used to help repair damage to wildlife areas, construct trails, restore habitat, create OHV education classes and hire more law enforcement officers, according to the Arizona State Parks Department.

The new RV site for Hualapai Mountain Park is planned for an area close to the park’s OHV trail and will have 18 to 24 pull-through parking spaces that will be able to accommodate longer RVs and the long trailers that OHV owners sometimes use to haul their vehicles up the mountain, said Mohave County Parks Administrator Shawn Blackburn. The county also plans to build a ramada in the area so groups have a spot to gather.

“For years and years the RV park has been overcrowded and overrun,” Blackburn said. There are currently only 10 spots for RVs at the park and the county sometimes has a waiting list.

The current RV park was designed several years ago during a time when most visitors were towing much smaller travel trailers and only needed 30-amp electrical service, he said. Today’s RVs tend to be larger and require more electricity. The new park will be able to accommodate the larger RVs with larger spots and 50-amp electrical service.

It is unknown when the county will start and how long the work on the new RV spots, parking and ramada will take.

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