RV Park and Campground Briefs
From WPSD-TV, Paducah:
Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area begins its 2012 operations on Thursday March 1, by opening several popular visitor attractions.
The Homeplace, Woodlands Nature Station, Golden Pond Planetarium, and North & South Welcome Stations open their doors March 1, along with Hillman Ferry and Piney campgrounds. The Homeplace, Nature Station, and North & South Welcome Stations will be open Wednesday through Sunday during March, and then open seven days a week beginning April 1.
The Elk & Bison Prairie remains open from dawn until dusk every day, year-round. The Golden Pond Visitor Center, Wranglers Campground, Energy Lake Campground, and Turkey Bay Off-Highway Vehicle Area remain open year-round as well.
From the Chippewa Herald:
A Chippewa Falls man will serve three years in prison for a trailer home burglary at O'Neil Creek Campground on July 5.
Joseph M. Labrec, 26, pleaded guilty to a single count of burglary on Feb. 14.
There were actually three campers broken into that day, and one other was damaged but not entered. Labrec admitted being the one responsible after DNA evidence linked him to the crimes. He was charged in four separate complaints.
All charges, except the single count of burglary and one charge of failing to stop for an officer, were dismissed and read in for sentencing.
Judge Roderick Cameron sentenced Labrec to three years in prison and three years of supervision for burglary, concurrent with any other sentence he may be ordered to serve.
Cameron ordered $2,176 in restitution and imposed a fine and costs of $804, plus a seven-month license revocation on the charge of failing to stop for an officer.
From the Salem News:
Eleven public parks that the federal agency operates in Arkansas are going to close some campgrounds, boat ramps and day use areas, as the Army Corps of Engineers' Little Rock District works to reduce its budget by $1.9 million.
Operations at Lake Norfork, Bull Shoals and Greers Ferry will be affected.
On Feb. 21, the Mountain Home Army Corps office will hold a workshop to discuss the proposals which affect Lake Norfork and Bull Shoals, and seek public reaction.
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