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Campground Briefs

June 22, 2011 by   - () Leave a Comment

Following are stories from the nation’s media about news at RV parks and campgrounds.

ARKANSAS

From the Baxter Bulletin, Mountain Home, Ark.:

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality will hold a public meeting and hearing June 28 in Mountain Home to informally discuss and accept public comment for draft permits for The Chaparral at Cranfield, an RV park located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 62/412 and Cranfield Road in Mountain Home, Ark.

The facility is seeking a state construction permit and a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit for the discharge of treated domestic and laundry wastewater. The proposed discharge is an unnamed tributary to Norfork Lake.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at Mountain Home City Hall at 720 S. Hickory St. with the hearing immediately after the meeting. Public comments will be accepted at the hearing.

Copies of the proposed draft permits may be found on the ADEQ’s website at: www.adeq.state.ar.us/water/branch_permits/individual_permits/pn_permits/pnpermits.asp.

CALIFORNIA

San Diegi-based The Active Network’s ReserveAmerica division has named its list of “hidden gems” among the nation’s publicly owned campgrounds.

The list includes select camping spots across four different categories including off-the-beaten path, kid-friendly, best facilities and top wildlife spotting areas, according to a news release.

Click here to read the list.

SOUTH DAKOTA

Fort Randall Dam and Lake Francis Case (at top of photo).

From the Associated Press:

Officials say some boat ramps and campgrounds on Lake Francis Case are closed because of the rising water level.

Lake Francis Case is a Missouri River impoundment between Pickstown and Fort Thompson in the south central part of the state.

The Game, Fish and Parks Department said the lake is rising because of increased releases from the Missouri River dams and runoff from heavy rain this week.

Closures involve facilities at Fort Thompson, at Chamberlain, in the Platte area and at Pickstown.

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