RV Park and Campground Briefs
The 2012 Rosemont Sportfishing, Travel and Outdoors show, scheduled to take place Jan. 25-29, in Rosemont, Ill., was canceled week due to low industry demand.
“There just wasn’t enough critical mass to warrant an acceptable selling environment for our exhibitors and a quality event for attendees,” the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) stated in a press release.
With the cancellation of the Rosemont show, the NMMA will be focusing its energy on its Progressive Insurance Chicago Boat, Sports and RV show to be held Jan. 12-16.
“By moving forward without the Rosemont show, we’ll be able to focus producing one dynamic show in the market, delivering a more robust landscape at NMMA’s Progressive Insurance Chicago Boat, Sports & RV Show and stronger selling environment for the Chicagoland boating, fishing, travel and outdoors industries,” the NMMA said in a release.
From The Associated Press:
Yellowstone National Park has gotten the green light to widen the main roadway and rebuild two bridges in the northern section of the park.
The National Park Service says the project includes reconstruction of about 16 miles of the park's Grand Loop Road.
Park officials plan to widen the roadway to 30 feet and expand parking areas and turnouts to handle the high vehicle volumes and reduce traffic jams caused by wildlife viewing.
The project also includes the rehabilitation of two bridges between the Norris campground entrance and a point just north of Swan Lake Flats.
The park service said Thursday (Oct. 27) that the construction would have no significant impact on the park.
Park officials say the project could begin in 2014 but is dependent on funding.
From The Mountain Press, Sevierville, Tenn:
Great Smoky Mountains National Park has announced its winter season facility closings schedule.
As cooler weather approaches and visitation decreases, various facilities will close, including seven of the 10 campgrounds, and operational hours for some visitor services will be reduced.
Year-round campgrounds are Cades Cove and Smokemont. Starting Tuesday (Nov. 1), they will be on a self-registration basis with a reduced number of available sites.
Elkmont Campground will remain open through the Thanksgiving weekend and will close Dec. 1.
Balsam Mountain campground is already closed for the season. The six remaining self-registration campgrounds at Cosby, Cataloochee, Deep Creek, Big Creek, Look Rock and Abrams Creek, will close on Tuesday.
Cades Cove Campground Store will close Dec. 1.
All five horse camps are scheduled to close Nov. 14.