RV Park and Campground Briefs
Three people were injured when the a minivan driving through Ocean Lakes Family Campground suffered a mechanical malfunction shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday (April 14)
When the minivan suffered the malfunction it struck a bicyclist, two parked cars and the porch of a residence in the campground, Lance Cpl. Judd Jones, South Carolina Highway Patrol, said.
The minivan driver, Elizabeth Karas, 52, Fayetteville, NC; an 11-year-old boy from Virginia and Lori Tate, 39, from North Carolina, who was sitting on the porch, were all taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, Jones said.
No charges were filed in the crash, he said.
Horry County Fire Rescue responded to the crash to to help with the minivan which photos from the scene showed was significantly under the residence.
From the Jamestown (N.Y.) Post-Journal:
The Chapman State Park campground near Clarendon, Pa., is now open for the 2012 camping season. All campsites in the lower loop, camping cottages and yurts are open. Select sites in the lower loop are now open to pets. Camping Cottage No. 1 will be open to dogs this season under a pilot program. Upper loop campsites will open May 18.
Reservations can be made online and through the Pennsylvania State Parks call center up to 11 months in advance, or at the park office the day of arrival. Facilities available for reservations include campsites, camping cottages, yurts, organized group tenting area, pavilions and amphitheater.
Chapman's campground is a beautiful wooded site and consists of three camping cottages, two yurts and 82 campsites that vary from secluded tent-only sites to 100-foot camping spurs with 50-amp electric hookups.
From WLWT-TV, Cincinnati:
An Ohio man indicted on accusations that he scammed tornado victims was arrested Saturday in Indiana.
Authorities had been looking for Joshua Salyers of Hamilton, Ohio, since the indictment was handed up earlier this week. An anonymous caller led police to the Camp Shore Campground between Aurora and Rising Sun, Ind. Salyers was arrested without incident.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said Salyers is accused of stealing more than $43,000 from at least nine victims in Ohio and Kentucky who had storm damage to their homes.
He faces 10 felony counts of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activities, theft, and theft from the elderly.
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From The Wenatchee World:
The Chelan Ranger District is planning to hand-pull and spray for crupina, an invasive weed, near two of its remote campgrounds from mid-April through May.
Common Crupina is a Class A weed, required by law to be eradicated. The infested area on the Chelan Ranger District, between Prince Creek and Hunts Bluff — is the only known place in the state with an infestation of this weed.
Forest Service and Washington Conservation Corps crews will be camping at Prince Creek from April 19 to 26, and at Moore Point Campground from May 3-10, and May 17-24 to conduct the work.
The campgrounds will remain open to the public.
People hiking the popular Lakeshore trail are asked to familiarize themselves with the weed to avoid spreading it. Informational posters and printed information are posted at both ends of the trail. Anyone discovering a patch without a survey flag is asked to report the location, and not to remove any from the area.
From The Associated Press:
Recreation areas on the Missouri River in South Dakota continue to rebound after last year's flooding.
Campground No. 1 at the Oahe Downstream Recreation Area is now open to the public. The state Game, Fish and Parks Department says power was restored to the campground April 13, after repairs to flood-damaged electrical equipment. Campgrounds No. 2 and No. 3 will remain closed to camping until electrical work wraps up in those areas.
The Lewis and Clark Marina near Yankton didn't suffer any damage from the high water last summer but it did see a drop-off in anglers and boaters. Spokeswoman Julie Hughes says boat rentals were down. Crews are getting the docks ready for what they hope will be a more normal year.