RV Park and Campground Briefs
From the Iron County Reporter:
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced that the Glidden Lake state forest campground, located approximately four miles southeast of Crystal Falls in Iron County, will be temporarily closed starting Sept. 6.
The campground will be closed three to four weeks to allow DNR crews to remove over-mature and hazardous trees.
The closure will include the campground, boat launch, hiking trail and swimming beach area.
“The over-mature trees being removed can be hazardous to campers, especially during periods of high winds,” says Rich Ahnen, DNR fire supervisor for the Crystal Falls Management Unit. “The trees will be removed as part of a larger timber harvest operation located adjacent to the campground.”
Along with removing trees that can be hazardous to campers, the timber harvest will also release younger understory trees for future growth.
From The Augusta Chronicle:
Some of Thurmond Lake’s campgrounds and day-use recreation areas might close earlier, and possibly open later, as the Army Corps of Engineers adapts to a leaner fiscal 2012 budget year.
Currently, several boat ramps are closed, but the reason is low water, not budget issues.
Some of the pending closures are in line with measures taken last year, said Chrissy Westerberg, the project’s chief ranger for recreation.
“The campgrounds at Mount Carmel and Broad River will close Labor Day, as they have the last few years,” she said. “But all of the other campgrounds, with the exception of Petersburg, will close Sept. 30.”
Similar cutbacks are occurring at many corps facilities, including Lake Lanier, where the corps has announced plans to open some areas later and close them earlier next year.