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RV Park and Campground Briefs

December 6, 2011 by   - () Leave a Comment

OREGON

From KVAL-TV, Eugene, Ore.:

Recent storm-driven waves combined with exceptionally high tides resulted in new damage to a portion of the popular Sandbeach Campground at Sand Lake Recreation Area along the Oregon coast.

“We have been losing ground and campsites at Sandbeach Campground to erosion over the last six to eight years,” said Hebo Ranger District Recreation Staff Officer Jacob Rhyne. “During the most recent storm the campground road accessing sites 63 through 76 washed out and is not suitable for use.”

The Hebo Ranger District has closed the loop accessing the area indefinitely and is starting to explore what to do in the future in this particular area. The remainder of Sandbeach Campground is still open.

Erosion similar to this is characteristic of erosion found all along the Oregon Coast.

CALIFORNIA

From the Morgan Hill Times:

Police are looking for a man suspected of robbing a south Morgan Hill convenience store inside an RV park by brandishing a gun and making off with an undisclosed sum of cash.

The armed robbery happened about 1:50 p.m. Friday at a store within the Maple Leaf RV Park, according to Morgan Hill police Sgt. Troy Hoefling.

A man wearing a beanie hat walked into the store and pulled a handgun. He pointed the weapon at the two employees and demanded money, police said.

One of the employees removed the cash drawer from the register and placed it on the counter, Hoefling said. The suspect removed the paper cash from the drawer himself and fled the scene.

Officers searched the area and were unable to find the robber, Hoefling said. Police do not know if the suspect fled on foot or in a waiting vehicle.

A security camera outside the store captured images of the suspect, who is described as a light-skinned Hispanic male, about 5-feet 9-inches tall and weighing 170 pounds, police said. He was wearing light colored blue jeans, a white T-shirt, dark shoes and gloves.

Anyone with information about the incident may call Morgan Hill police at (408) 779-2101 or the anonymous tip line at (408) 947-7867.

OKLAHOMA

From The Oklahoman:

The Chickasaw National Recreation Area near Sulphur, Okla., is looking for camp hosts for the 2012 spring and summer camping seasons.

Six host sites are available in park campgrounds. At Chickasaw, the camping season starts as early as March and goes as late as October with the busiest times being from May to September.

Chickasaw National Recreation Area is located in south-central Oklahoma, 75 miles south of Oklahoma City and 140 miles north of Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas.

Anyone interested in volunteering as a camp host should contact Volunteer-In-Parks Coordinator Ron Parker at (580) 622-7231 or Daniel Whatley at (580) 622-7291.

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