RV Park and Campground Briefs
From KTVQ-TV, Billings:
This is the second year in a row the Montana State Parks Division is operating a campsite reservation system.
The system allows anyone to book a campsite before heading outside.
While reservations are suggested at Montana State campgrounds, they are not required. The division still holds about 25 percent of the campsites open for those showing up at the last minute.
Division Administrator Chas Van Genderen says more than 7,500 campers used the system last year to book a campground.
"We have this incredible system of state parks; 54 parks take care of your recreational, natural and cultural heritage. We just want Montanans to understand even more what a great asset they have," Van Genderen says.
From the Richmond County Daily Journal:
Race fans came from far and wide to set up camp at the Rockingham Speedway to celebrate the return of NASCAR to The Rock.
Some camped for days, waiting with growing anticipation for the trucks to burn up the pavement, while others made it to town just in time for the concert Saturday night.
All were in good spirits, and many roamed around the campgrounds making new friends and joining in games of cornhole while sharing drinks and stories about past races at the speedway.
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From CFRA Radio, Ottawa:
The Ottawa Municipal Campground Authority is going to look at enacting the city of Ottawa's ban on smoking.
Ottawa's Medical Officer of Health invited the authority to follow the new rules and ban smoking on municipal property.
The authority says it will initiate a discussion on the new smoking bylaw with Ottawa Public Health and make a decision on whether to ban smoking at the Corkstown Road campground at its meeting May 28.
Councillor Mark Taylor says the campground feels its current smoking policy that only allows smoking on a private rented lot site or the open air pavilion if rented closely mirrors the city of Ottawa's smoking bylaw.