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Louisiana Campgrounds Provide Flood Relief

May 23, 2011 by   - () Leave a Comment

Many families in the flood path are  seeking refuge in Louisiana’s  campgrounds.

To help ease the financial strain many Louisiana sites are discounting rates, WGNO-TV, New Orleans, reported.

The Louisiana Campground Owners Association is spearheading the evacuee-discount campsite campaign.

They contacted LeAnee Everhardt at Land-O-Pines campground in Covington, “And wanted to know if we would be interested in coming on board and offering campsites at a discount.”

Everhardt said yes.

But she says the Memorial Day Weekend Rush may coincide with an unknown number of evacuating campers, “For campgrounds it’s kind of the beginning of the camping season Memorial Day weekend which is next weekend.”

Everhardt urges both evacuees and recreational campers to plan ahead and make reservations.

Below is a news release put out by The Louisiana Campground Owners Association

NEW ORLEANS, La., May 20, 2011 – Several Louisiana campgrounds are willing and able to accommodate Louisiana residents who need a temporary place to stay as a result of the Mississippi River flood.

“Campgrounds are one place where families can stay until the flood waters recede,” said Sharon Vennen, executive director of the Louisiana Campground Owners Association.

She said several campground operators are willing to accommodate evacuees and some of them are offering discounted rates. These parks include:

  • L’Acadie Inn and RV Park in Eunice: This park already has some evacuees from the Krotz Springs area.
  • Land O Pines Campground in Covingto
  • Poche Plantation in Conven
  • Silver Creek Campground in Mount Hermo
  • Tchefuncte Campground in Folso
  • Whispering Meadows in Westlak
  • Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Rober

For more information about campgrounds that are willing and able to accommodate people fleeing Louisiana’s floods, please contact Sharon Vennen at (225) 202-0084 or email her at lcoa@cox.net/.

Additional information about Louisiana campgrounds is available at www.campinglouisiana.com. The Louisiana Campground Owners Association is affiliated with the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC), the national voice of the outdoor hospitality industry

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