RV Park and Campground Briefs
From The Bellingham Herald:
The Challis/Yankee Fork and Middle Fork ranger districts of the Salmon-Challis National Forest will be overseeing operations to remove hazard trees from area campgrounds and trailheads throughout the remainder of the summer. Some of the areas are near Stanley.
As a result, some local campgrounds and trailheads may have some short-term closures during the remainder of August and into September.
Contract crews will be falling dead and dying trees and hand piling slash. These areas will be reopened immediately following completion of cleanup work.
Included in affected areas are:
- Campgrounds: Bench Creek, Banner Creek, Thatcher Creek, Mill Creek, Custer No. 1, Bayhorse (Big and Little), Buster Lake, Eightmile, Lola Creek and Beaver Creek.
- Trailheads: Squaw Creek and Basin Creek.
Exact dates that individual campgrounds and trailheads will be affected are not currently known as this will be determined by the contractor’s rate of progress, the Forest Service said.
From the Associated Press:
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reopened most of the popular Cochiti Lake recreational area Wednesday (Aug. 17).
The lake has been closed for most of the summer because of the Las Conchas fire.
All facilities will be open except for the Tetilla Recreation Area on the east side of the lake, including the Tetilla boat ramp, campground and Santa Cruz Road.
The main Cochiti boat ramp will only be open and accessible to boater traffic from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and no boats will be allowed to remain on the lake overnight.
Due to potential for unpredictable canyon flooding upstream, boaters are requested to remain in the main body of the lake and not attempt any upstream travel.
From the Gulf Breeze News:
The 8th Annual Beaches to Woodlands Tour of Florida's Santa Rosa County will once again showcase the area's diversity with more than three dozen family friendly events staged weekends in late September and throughout five weekends in October.
The tour is presented by the Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Council, and events highlight all that Santa Rosa County has to offer.
“The Beaches to Woodlands Tour has now become synonymous with Fall along the Gulf Coast,” said tour coordinator Karen Harrell. “There is no better time to get outdoors and take a mini-vacation or a day trip than October. This year's schedule offers something for just about everyone and the best part is most events are free or low-cost, family-friendly and are tied to a charity.”
October is known as a shoulder season along the northern Gulf Coast and area accommodations and rates drop by as much as 40% from summer's peak.
Area camping, cabin and RV parks are also popular during this time as outdoor enthusiasts look to take advantage of milder daytime temperatures and cooler nights.
The tour opens Sept. 24.
Attractions with month-long features include the free saltwater fishing at Avalon Landing RV Park in Milton.