RV Park and Campground Briefs

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July 19, 2011 by   - () Leave a Comment


From The Wichita Eagle:

Blasi Campground, opened by the late Vern Blasi 40 years ago at 11409 W. Kellogg in Wichita, is for sale as development land in two tracts. Asking price totals $877,000.

The Blasi family, which has operated the 110-site campground, a tire store, gas station and convenience store on the site of the family home, is ready to sell, said Stan Blasi, Vern's son and CEO of the campground company.

"There are a lot of good memories there, but it's time," Stan Blasi said.

The campground property is offered in one 12.2-acre piece for $795,000, with an adjoining acre that connects the campground with 111th Street West for $82,000.

Gary Caulkins of 4 Star Real Estate, who is brokering the sale, said the land would be perfect for any number of businesses.

The land includes a lake stocked with fish and its own water well, a swimming pool, tennis and basketball courts, a clubhouse and office.

Stan Blasi said the land, owned by his mother, Theresa, is "more than one person can do."

"It's in Mom's name and she's ready to retire," he said. "My wife and I are running the place from afar and there's no one else in the family who can afford to purchase it from Mom, so it's just time."

Vern Blasi was a Wichita entrepreneur who died in 2006. He was a longtime fixture on the National Baseball Congress scene, as a player and operator of the Blasi Oilers baseball club.


From KGWN-TV, Cheyenne:

A campground in the Bridger-Teton National Forest is closed because of high water that has made the road impassable.

Forest officials said Monday (July 18) that the Sacajawea Campground has been temporarily closed. It is near Middle Piney Lake, about 28 miles west of Big Piney in northwestern Wyoming.

High waters have been a problem in parts of the forest as rivers and creeks swollen by high snowmelt have flooded.


From the Associated Press:

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is again postponing the reopening of Cochiti Lake.

The lake and surrounding recreation areas were shut down June 29 because of the Las Conchas fire. Campgrounds, nearby pueblo schools and other facilities are being used to house and feed some 1,200 firefighters still battling the massive blaze.

Officials say all of Cochiti Lake's public use sites — including it campgrounds docks, boat ramps, picnic areas, swimming locations and the nearby golf course – will remain shut until July 26.

Recreation users who made prior reservations for the facilities at Cochiti Lake may contact the National Recreation Reservation Service for refunds.

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