RV Park and Campground Briefs
From a news release:
Ocean Lakes Family Campground in Myrtle Beach will host the Horry County Museum's 18th Annual Quilt Gala on Friday and Saturday (Feb. 24 and 25). Anyone from the public may enter a quilt and participate in the competition. The quilts will be voted on by gala attendees and not judged or juried.
The Quilt Gala was first held in 1994 on the greens of the old County Courthouse and hosted by the Horry County Museum. At the time, it featured only 40 quilts. Now, the event features more than 200 quilts and is held during a two-day period. The event takes place at the Ocean Lakes Family Campground Recreation Center.
In addition to various fabrics and supplies that will be for sale, the 18th Annual Quilt Gala will feature: door prizes, hand quilting demonstrations, lectures, Horry County Museum challenge quilts, and a special exhibit by the Fiber Fanatics, a local fiber arts guild.
For gala registration and entry forms, visit www.horrycountymuseum.org/quilt_gala.asp.
From KPC News:
The former KOA campground, at exit 126 south of Auburn, is under new ownership.
Innovative Management of Hamilton, owned by Jonathon and Olivia Kline, purchased the bankrupt property in September and has renovated the grounds.
It has been renamed Fireside Resort and is open year-round with 55 campsites, complete with water, electric, sewer hookups and Wi-Fi. The main lodge has new showers and restrooms, in addition to a laundry facility, outdoor pool and a playground.
Innovative Management owns and manages several other properties, including a campground near Huntington, Camp Timber Lake, a mobile home park and rental facilities.
“It is our desire to partner with the community to enhance our guests’ experience by adding to their knowledge about the many attractions Auburn has to offer,”John and Olivia Kline said in the release. “We are truly delighted to be part of the Auburn experience.”
From the Williams Grand Canyon News:
The Kaibab National Forest is proposing a project to change the Cataract Lake Campground on the Williams Ranger District from overnight use to a day-use fishing and picnic facility. The proposal would keep existing facilities in place and would keep the site on the National Capital Improvement list to compete for reconstruction funding.
Most of the facilities at Cataract Lake are past the end of their service life and no longer meet Forest Service design standards. There are no accessible features for campers, other than the toilet facility. In addition, Cataract Lake Campground does not meet the Forest Service guidelines – the number of campsites – for refurbishing the campground.
The facilities at the lake – a toilet, picnic tables, garbage bins and parking spaces – would not change. The season of operation designated in the Forest Land Management Plan, as amended, would remain unchanged, from May 15 until Oct. 31 of each year. The new campground loop installed at Kaibab Lake Campground in 2012 would accommodate the overnight use from Cataract Lake Campground.
From the Statesman Journal, Salem:
A daughter of a woman who died in an RV fire in an RV park in December is trying to raise money to pay for cremation fees.
Whitney Huebert, 17, said she owes $3,600 for her mother's cremation. She also hopes to organize a memorial service.
Huebert has two small children and three siblings, two of whom are minors.
Her mother, Dawn Bailey, 35, was found dead Dec. 10 in a burning RV. She was with David Campbell, 26, who also was found dead by firefighters.
Marion County Fire District No. 1 officials said a propane appliance caused the fire.
The RV was parked inside Salem RV Park.
An account has been set up at Key Bank under "Dawn Bailey and Children Memorial Fund." Money can be donated at any Key Bank location.
For information, call Key Bank at (503) 399-2239.
From a news release:
Southeast Publications Inc., a leader in site map and area guide production for RV parks and campgrounds, has launched its latest mobile app, “MobileRVing.”
According to a press release, “MobileRVing” allows users to access all the information found on a physical site map directory with a mobile device. Users can search for a campground by name, state or ZIP code, or simply press a button and the app will locate the closest parks.
“MobileRVing” also links mobile guides for the parks and campgrounds to ensure that campers can find the facilities from any device while also providing direct navigation to each park. RVers are able to view detailed park information, including site maps and amenities. "MobileRVing" also allows users to bookmark favorites and keep notes, and make a reservation by contacting the park at the touch of a button
“MobileRVing” will guide you to RV parks and campgrounds that Southeast Publications employees have personally visited and qualified. The “MobileRVing” app is now available for both the Android phone and tablet and will have a full release for iPhones and iPads soon.
From the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:
The Anchorage leader of the state parks office wants to remove the outhouses and end public access this summer to Olnes Pond, which is about 10.6 miles from Fox on the Elliott Highway.
“Because of public safety concerns and limited resources, the division sees no alternative but to remove the structures and close the area this summer,” Ben Ellis, director of the Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation, said Friday (Feb. 17) in a memo to the Fairbanks legislative delegation.
The plan to remove six outhouses, including those at the Lower Chatanika Campground, and install a new gate would cost $56,000.
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