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County May Privatize Public Campgrounds

May 4, 2011 by   - () Leave a Comment

The future of Eau Claire County, Wis., campgrounds is being considered.

One option the county is exploring: allowing a private company to take over operations, WQOW-TV, Eau Claire, reported.

The county board ordered various departments to analyze ways to save money to meet future budget challenges. That includes taking a look at privatizing the Coon Fork and Harstad County Park campgrounds. The county is looking at the feasibility of leasing out the campgrounds to a company, or turning over the operations in return for a percentage of the profits.

Right now the campgrounds are in the black, with campsites going for $15 to $25 a night. That evaluation is due July 1.

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