RV Park and Campground Briefs
From the Billings (Mont.) Gazette:
Rehabilitating two campgrounds inside Yellowstone National Park is among the ideas included in a long-range plan for the park.
At Fishing Bridge Campground, a 70-year-old water line, which crosses the Yellowstone River attached to the bridge, would be buried beneath the streambed. A buried line wouldn't have to be drained every winter, allowing facilities in Fishing Bridge to maintain fire sprinklers year-round. The Fishing Bridge RV site would also be altered to allow for bigger RVs, although the campground's area would not be enlarged.
At Bridge Bay, dredging at the mouth has been proposed since 1993, but the work has never been done. With the water only 4 feet deep at the mouth, deep-draft boats can't use the bay's marina. Also proposed in the plan are showers at the campground and marina. The only showers now are at the Fishing Bridge Campground.
To read more about the plan, click here to see a story in National Parks Traveler.
From a news release:
The 2012 camping season starts early in Arizona. Warm days and cool nights, combined with Arizona’s diverse landscape and spectacular scenery, provide a wide range of camping experiences to campers each Spring. There are great national forest campgrounds in Arizona and here are some the authors of the ForestCamping.com website have enjoyed.
Click here to read the list.
From The Elizabethton Star:
Efforts to refurbish the campground at Roan Mountain State Park received a boost last week with the announcement of funding proposals by Gov. Bill Haslam.
Approximately $1.26 million has been budgeted for the park. The money is expected to be used to improve the campground.
“It’s just too early in the entire process to give specifics but typical campground upgrades would include improvements to the roads, electric service, water lines, as well as enlarging the sites,” Tennessee State Parks Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill said . “Items to also consider would be the provision of new campsite amenities such as grills, tables, lantern poles, etc. Campground bathhouses could also be renovated as a part of this project as needed.”