RV Park and Campground Briefs
From the Seattle Times:
A fire that destroyed a storage and shower building at Sacajawea State Park near Pasco, Wash., is suspicious.
Pasco Fire Department Captain Pat Henrickson said the case has been turned over to police for investigation.
Campers who heard a loud bang early Sunday saw flames and called 911.
From KCOY-TV, Santa Maria:
With California's hunting season underway since Saturday (Aug. 13), Los Padres National Forest officials are advising visitors that many campgrounds will reach full capacity during the opening weekend and may experience higher than normal occupancy levels until the close of hunting season.
Visitors are also reminded that Pendola, a popular campground for hunters on the Santa Barbara Ranger District, is currently closed until crews perform critical work on connecting roads. Once the road work is completed, the public will again have vehicle access to Big Caliente Hot Springs, which is also currently closed to vehicles. All areas remain accessible on foot, by bicycle or on horseback.
From the Glens Falls Post-Star:
Potential buyers and government and state Canal Corp. officials are expected to attend an open house Friday (Aug. 19) for the sale of three commercials properties, which include an RV park, in Whitehall, N.Y.
The by-invitation-only event will showcase Lock 12 Marina, Inc., Champlain Harbor Marina and Champlain Harbor RV Park for potential buyers and real estate agents.
The RV park, adjacent to Champlain Harbor Marina, is listed for $195,000.
Bob Elmy, who runs the Champlain Harbor Marina, said he dropped his price after the flooding. He has listed the property for about three years, and initially started the price at $2.7 million for the marina and RV park, he said.
"The revenues have dropped off so much, it's basically down to asset value now," Elmy said.
The marinas have also had difficulties with losing customers to a free docking wall through the state Canal Corp., which had electric bills paid for by the town, making electricity free for boaters.
From a news release:
According to a press release, 10-year-old Eric, from Alberta, made a wish to the foundation to fully experience an RV vacation, and Go RVing Canada is making sure his wish gets fulfilled.
In celebration of 2010′s holiday season, Go RVing Canada donated a complete RV vacation to Make-A-Wish Canada. This donation included a fully stocked Class C motorhome with enough food, drink, gas and campsite bookings for the adventure. Go RVing representatives also assisted Eric and his family plan the exciting five-day trip through Alberta.
Eric and his family will begin their RV adventure in the Dinosaur Capital of the World, Drumheller, Alberta. They will stay at the infamous Dinosaur Park in Drumheller before driving to Banff and Lake Louise. The family will have the opportunity to visit and explore the many popular activities these cities have to offer during the summer months, including an abundance of walking and hiking trails, unique hot springs, and glacier expeditions. Eric and his family’s trip will conclude in Jasper, the largest and most northerly of the four Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks.
“We are extremely grateful to Go RVing Canada for all their help in planning and funding Eric’s wish to go camping,” stated Cathy Gabucci, executive director for Make-A-Wish Northern Alberta. “It’s going to be a dream come true for Eric! Thanks to Go RVing Canada, Eric and his family will have memories they can treasure forever.”
From the Associated Press:
The New Mexico State Parks Division plans to reopen parts of Sugarite State Park on today (Aug. 15).
The park near Raton has been closed since a fire burned through the area in June. Park staff have been working since the fire was contained to get the park reopened as quickly as possible.
Officials say the visitor center, Coal Camp, The River Walk and Lake Alice Trails will all open today at 9 a.m.
Part of Lake Alice campground will also open and Lake Maloya will be open to fishing.
Starting in September, bow hunter will be allowed into the backcountry areas of the park.
Visitors who arrive at the park are requested to stop at the visitor center for park information about open areas, construction and restoration efforts.