RV Park and Campground Closures

June 30, 2011 by   - () Comments Off on RV Park and Campground Closures

Following are media reports on RV park and campground closures in the u.S.


From the Albuquerque Journal:

Cochiti Lake public use sites, including campgrounds, picnic areas and swimming sites will be closed throughout the weekend, according to a news release.

The lake will close to support the fight against the Las Conchas fire. At least four helicopters will be based in the area and use water from the lake, the release said. “Spotter planes” may also use the area as temporary runways. Boating and fishing are also prohibited.

Authorities will meet again on July 6 and decide whether the closure should be lifted of extended.

Recreation users who made prior reservations for the facilities at Cochiti Lake may contact the National Recreation Reservation Service for refunds. Cochiti campers should be aware that currently Abiquiu Lake has approximately 40% of its reserved camp sites still available through the 4th of July weekend. These sites are on a first come/first served basis: calling ahead is advised.


From the Mount Shasta Herald:

Campgrounds at Medicine Lake on the Modoc National Forest near Alturas will be closed through at least July 4 due to snowdrifts blocking access to the area.

As of Tuesday (June 28), access was blocked five miles or farther from the lake by large snowdrifts on the roads, according to a news release from the Modoc National Forest.

Future weather conditions will determine how long the snowdrifts persist and roads remain blocked. Once the lake is accessible and water in the campgrounds is potable, the Forest Service says it will release the opening date for the campgrounds.

Also, the water system at Willow Creek Day Use area is undergoing repairs and water is unavailable. The Day Use area, located about 15 miles south of Adin, along Highway 139, remains open to the public. The Forest Services advises visitors to bring their own water. An updated news release will be issued when repairs to the water system are complete.


From the Steamboat Pilot & Today:

Campgrounds in the Routt National Forest are opening about one month late this summer, but most hiking trails around the campgrounds remain covered with snow.

The good news is that many of the campgrounds will be open in time for the July 4 holiday weekend.

Forest Service spokeswoman Diann Ritschard tells Steamboat Today that many forest roads are closed because they are too muddy to travel.


From KCCI-TV, Des Moines, Iowa:

Parks Closed for Construction

  • Lake Darling State Park
  • Union Grove State Park

Park Flooding Closures

  • Lewis and Clark State Park
  • Wilson Island State Recreation Area
  • Lake Manawa State Park Campground (park remains open)

Other Closures

  • George Wyth State Park: Beach is closed for extensive reconstruction from the 2008 flood.
  • Ledges State Park: Canyon Road and Lower Canyon Road is closed to vehicle traffic for flood damage repair and clean up. The area is open to hikers.
  • Maquoketa Caves State Park: The caves at Maquoketa Caves State Park are closed to prevent the spread of white nosed bat disease. Other features of the park and the campground remain open.


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