RV Park and Campground Briefs

June 23, 2011 by   - () Comments Off on RV Park and Campground Briefs

Following are stories about RV parks and campgrounds from around North America

Flooded North Dakota Campground Reopens

From Associated Press:

The Medora Campground in the western North Dakota tourist town of Medora was reopened on Wednesday (June 22)

The campground was flooded by the Little Missouri River earlier this spring but officials say everything has been cleaned up and repaired.

Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation President Randy Hatzenbuhler says restoration went so well that campers won’t even know the grounds were flooded.

The campground features more than 200 campsites, a laundry, two shower buildings and a convenience store.

Bear Concerns Near Yellowstone

From the Associated Press:

The Gallatin National Forest says grizzly bear experts have recommended banning tent camping in three campgrounds near Yellowstone National Park, including one where a Michigan man was mauled to death last July.

The requirement for hard-sided recreational vehicles only is in effect for the Soda Butte, Colter and Chief Joseph campgrounds just east of Cooke City because bears frequent those areas.

Forest spokeswoman Marna Daley says the requirement is in place this summer while managers consider a long-range strategy.

Hard-sided vehicles include those made of metal or strong composite plastic. Truck-box campers that have a 4-foot high hard side, in addition to a raised upper section, are permissible.

The new rules follow the death of 48-year-old Kevin Kammer of Grand Rapids, Mich., and injuries to two others at the Soda Butte campground last summer.

Campground Adds U-Haul Rentals

From a news release:

Gerry and Carleen Miller, owners of Anderson Camp, located at 1188 E. 990 S. (I-84 Exit 182), in Eden, Idaho, recently added U-Haul truck and trailer rentals to the RV park, campground and convenience store they operate.

Anderson Camp can now offer its customers a variety of moving equipment and supplies designed specifically for moving household furnishings, including moving vans, open trailers, closed trailers, furniture pads, appliance dollies, furniture dollies, tow dollies and auto transports.

“U-Haul Co.’s reputation for great customer service is a good fit for our service-oriented business,” the Millers said. “We love meeting new people and making new friends from all walks of life. They all have a special ‘story to tell.'”


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