RV Park and Campground Briefs
From the Mail Tribune, Medford:
High demand from fall campers has enticed a private vendor running campgrounds on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest to keep two of its campgrounds open later into October than normal.
Rogue Recreation of Prospect announced that the Whiskey Springs Campground it runs will remain open through the next two weeks, closing Oct. 17.
Also, the Farewell Bend Campground will open this weekend and close Monday (Oct. 10).
Both campgrounds have dry firewood for sale.
Rogue Recreation earlier closed the Union Creek, Abbott Creek, Forbit Ford, Fish Lake, Doe Point and Hamaker campgrounds for the season.
From the Sioux City (Iowa) Journal:
The city of Dakota City, Neb., announced the reopening of the city's Cottonwood Cove boat ramp and campground. Both closed in June due to the Missouri River flooding.
There are no docks at the boat ramp for boats, but boaters are able to deploy boats from the ramp. Parking is limited at the site, and visitors are advised to look for the posted signs for guidance.
The campground operates on 4 1/2 acres on the riverbank. There are 10 sites with basic hookups and additional areas for tent campers. The last weekend of camping will be Oct. 15-16.
Duluth already has a number of well-used city parks. On Wednesday night (Oct. 5), a plan was rolled out to possibly create another one.
The city owns the Indian Point Campground in West Duluth and the land around it. At a community meeting Wednesday, Parks & Recreation Manager Kathy Bergen said more land remains undeveloped there. The city would like to see it developed into a park everyone can use.
"We want to add picnic pavilions, a playground maybe volleyball, bocce, horse shoe courts. We also want to work on connecting the trails better," Bergen said.
These plans are part of an attempt to apply for a grant from the Minnesota State Parks Legacy Fund. If funding is acquired, work on Phase 1 of the project could begin next summer.