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Mayor Going to Make New RV Park a ‘Cadillac’

April 6, 2011 by   - () Leave a Comment

Design plans for the Two Rivers RV Park arrived at City Hall on Monday (April 4) , making Carrollton, Ky., one step closer to beginning work on the park.

The final number of campsites on the $1.5 million project is 33. That number had been trimmed from 40 to incorporate room to put a pavilion and amphitheater in the northwest section of the campground, The Madison (Ind.) Courier reported.

Another major change from the last concept plan to this design is the addition of a fire hydrant in the southwest corner of the campground. This is being done to provide a means to clean off the area if flooding should occur. The park will border the Ohio River.

Mayor Gene McMurry said the campground is going to be elevated, so he hopes flooding won’t be an issue.

An additional electric line will also be installed along the southern part of the campground to split the electricity being provided.

The RV park will include water, sewer, electricity, cable and wireless Internet, and campers will be able to stay up to two weeks. Preliminary estimates are that the city could charge $60 a night.

“I’m going to make this a Cadillac. I’m trying to make the best campsite (campers have) ever been to,” McMurry said. The next step from there is getting the campers to come back, which McMurry does not think will be much of a problem.

Bids for construction of the park will begin within the next week or two. Construction is scheduled to begin May 1. McMurry would like to have the park open by July 1 to attract campers who will be in the area for the Sprint Cup race at the Kentucky Motor Speedway in nearby Sparta.

But if the campground can’t be finished by that time, there’s not going to be a major rush.

“It’s going to get done right,” McMurry said.

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