RV Park and Campground Briefs
Kaibab Lake Campground on the Williams Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest will soon reopen following a $1.6 million renovation project. The lower portion of the campground will open Friday (Aug. 12), and camping will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The entire campground will reopen Monday (Aug. 15).
“We are excited about the campground renovation and the improvements and we believe that the public will be pleased with the results,” said Deirdre McLaughlin, recreation forester. “We’ve added a lot of day-use parking for people throughout the campground, so that folks will have more access to the lake for picnics and fishing.”
Kaibab Lake Campground, which is located about four miles northeast of Williams off of state Route 64, is one of the forest’s most popular campgrounds. It has been closed to overnight camping because of the major improvements being undertaken by the Kaibab National Forest and contractor L P’s Excavating of Williams.
Improvements to the campground include new pavement, new parking spurs, new campsite amenities such as fire rings and picnic tables, more day-use parking for improved fishing access, improved ramadas, additional small-group capacity, a redesigned overnight group camping area and a new camping loop with an additional 11 campsites. The entrance road to the campground has also been improved.
From the The Courier of Montgomery County:
A Montgomery County community with a reputation built on history and hospitality is inviting the public to get a taste of what makes it so special.
The third annual Taste of Montgomery show, an event that highlights businesses and tourism destinations in the city, takes place from 6-8 tonight (Aug. 11) at the KOA Campground, located at 19785 Texas 105 in Montgomery.
“It’s a popular event that showcases local businesses and organizations,” said Patty Kalich, spokeswoman for the Historic Montgomery Business Association sponsoring the event. “It’s an excellent place to network or to learn more about Montgomery.”
The event features door prize drawings, annual business awards, a cash bar and plenty of tastings and hors d’oeuvres, Kalich said. Admission is free and open to the public.
“Restaurants aren’t the only ones offering samples and refreshments,” she said. Just about every exhibitor will be offering something. “We encourage folks to come hungry.”
The event is not restricted to local restaurants, lounges and wineries, but features exhibits and information on a wide range of businesses, organizations and services available in the Montgomery area. Area antique stores, realtors and business service companies are well represented as well.
The annual event provides residents and visitors with a wealth of information on programs and leisure opportunities in the area as well as networking opportunities for area business owners and operators.
From KIII-TV, Corpus Christi:
Orange County fire officials are investigating how a fire destroyed a trailer at Boomtown RV Park Wednesday night (Aug. 10) in Rose City near Vidor.
The fire started shortly before 10:30 p.m.
According to fire officials on the scene, they are investigating how the fire started, but that propane may have been a factor in helping it spread.
Neighbors told the TV news crew they heard a big boom, then saw flames shooting from the trailer.
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
From the Journal Pioneer:
Owners/operators of Sun ‘n Shade Campground, Harold and Marnie Noye, are sending out an invitation to a fun-filled day of music, food and games in support of the IWK Health Center Foundation in Borden-Carleton on Saturday (Aug. 13).
“IWK Day” begins at 8 a.m. and will run well into the evening and includes a yard sale, auction, barbecue, old-fashioned games and live entertainment.
The Noyes have supported the IWK for several years, raising close to $50,000 for the Maritime health facility. The couple decided to ramp up their efforts with a festival-like event to get more people involved.
“The IWK has special meaning to us, and we know how important it is to others on Prince Edward Island,” says Marnie. “We are looking forward to having a jam-packed day of events for all ages and supporting a place that is essential to helping Maritime families when they need it most.”
From the Quincy (Ill.) Herald-Whig:
A Bluegrass, Iowa, child was struck at 2:25 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 10) by a vehicle inside the Indian Creek Campground in Ralls County.
Jordan R. Werning, 3, was taken by Monroe City Ambulance to Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that the 3-year-old was standing in front of a 2005 Chevrolet when the car pulled out of a campsite and struck him. The vehicle was driven by Joyce W. Werning, 35, of Bluegrass, police said.