RV Park and Campground Briefs

January 24, 2012 by   - () Comments Off on RV Park and Campground Briefs


From the McCook Daily Gazette:

Nebraska Game and Parks commissioners during their meeting on Jan. 20 approved the transfer of the state’s ownership of the Champion Mill State Historical Park and State Recreation Area to Chase County, pending legislative action.

The state legislature still has to have a hearing on LB 739, which would finalize the transfer.

In other action, commissioners approved six outdoor recreation projects for 50 percent federal funding through the Land and Water Conservation Fund. In Southwest Nebraska, McCook will receive $110,005 to extend the walking trail by 1,198 feet, the City of Cambridge will receive $68,750 to develop a 2,800-square-foot splash pad with 15 stations at McKinley Park, and the City of Arapahoe will receive $127,675 to develop a nine-pad RV park, a half-mile fitness trail and a nine-hole disc golf course at South Park.


From a news release:

General Coach Canada has named Heather Miller to the position of vice president of international markets.

Roger Faulkner, president of the Hensall, Ontario-based park model manufacture, said General Coach has undergone some major developments in the last year, inventing patent-pending shipping methods and designing products that meet a variety of international needs, including resort lodging, actor trailers, disaster-recovery housing, humanitarian housing and commercial facilities.

The company has already shipped large orders to England and China and experienced favorable response to the new line of portable housing from several other countries, including Grenada, Haiti, and India.

Miller will draw from her years of experience in marketing and business development. She will maintain an office in Hensall and will be pursuing opportunities from around the world.

She can be reached at (519) 262-2600 or

From the Kawartha Media Group:

Beavermead Campground will continue to be run by the city of Peterborough through 2012.

Jon Linton, director of TCI management consultants, presented his findings on the campground Monday night (Jan. 23). He found the campground is only at 22 percent occupancy, well below the industry standard of 40 to 50 percent. But at 22 percent, the city is breaking even plus the people who come are spending money in the community. Most campers are from out of town. He proposed a 10 percent rate increase.

Donna Hinde, a partner with The Planning Partnership, suggested a new gatehouse and an accessible washroom/shower building.

Councillor Keith Riel criticized the council for investing nothing in the campground and expected it to turn a profit.

Councillor Dan McWilliams questioned whether the city should be in the camping business.

Councillors voted to continue running the campground in 2012 but deferred back to staff the capital projects approved in the 2012 budget.



The county Department of Environmental Health has issued a boil-water order for the Mount Laguna Recreation Area water system on Sunrise Highway.

A test of the drinking water system found total coliform bacteria to be present and E. coli to be absent, according to the county. Total coliform bacteria can come from soils and other sources in the environment and can indicate a problem with the water supply system.

The order was issued to ensure all water used is free from contamination and will remain in effect until the distribution system has been disinfected and additional samples confirm the absence of bacteria in the water supply.

“People should boil the water until the distribution system is disinfected and testing determines the bacteria is no longer present,” the email said.

The Laguna Mountain Recreation Area is part of the Cleveland National Forest, and includes picnic areas, campgrounds and RV parks.

Tom McWay owner of Laguna Mountain Lodge said his water source is not tainted.

“I have not been notified of any issues with our water and the cabin owners association say it’s not their water source,” McWay said, “So I’m assuming it’s something with the campgrounds, but I’m not sure.”


From WAVY-TV, Portsmouth, Va.:

The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office is looking for the suspect(s) that stole a 32-foot trailer from the Fair Oaks Campground.

Deputies said the camper trailer was stolen sometime between Dec. 29 and Jan. 1 at the campground located in the 900 block of Lightfoot Road.

The trailer is a 2011 white Keystone Bullet camper.


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