RV Park and Campground Briefs

May 1, 2012 by   - () Comments Off on RV Park and Campground Briefs


From a news release:

The legendary rock band Night Ranger will perform Sunday, Aug. 5 at the Broken Spoke Campground in Sturgis, S.D., during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

Broken Spoke tent camping starts at $129 and includes free access to private and clean showers, the World’s Largest Biker Pool, hot tubs, contests, emcee Jack Schit, live entertainment at the ride-through Broken Spoke Saloon including Night Ranger, country music star Joe Nichols, Uncle Kracker, the Kentucky Headhunters and Truth & Salvage Co.

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From KAJ-TV, Kalispell:

Glacier National Park officials are reporting that several campgrounds will be opening for the summer season in upcoming week, including Apgar Campground, which will open with services on Friday (May 4).

Meanwhile, St. Mary Campground on the east side of Glacier National Park is set to open with services on May 14.

Most campgrounds have water available, but there are no electrical or water hookups at any campground in the park. But, water is not available when a campground is in primitive status according to a park news release.

Specific information about each campground, including a map of the sites, operating dates, available services, current and historic fill times, and more is available online.

Fish Creek and St. Mary Campground sites, and five group sites at Apgar Campground, may be reserved for camping from June 1 through Sept. 2 via the National Recreation Reservation Service website or by calling toll-free (877) 444-6777. Campers without prior reservations are also welcome at these campgrounds, as space is available, for $23 per night.

The seven-day single vehicle entrance fee is $25 and a seven-day single entrance (hiker, bicyclist or motorcyclist) is $12. When park entrance stations are not staffed, an entrance fee is still required. Follow the posted instructions at the self-payment boxes at each entrance station.


From UTV Weekly:

Idaho Dunes RV Park announced that it will be hosting Arctic Cat Corp.’s “Wildcat Demo Team” this year over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Free demo rides will be offered starting May 26 and continuing daily through May 28.

Full and partial hook-up campsites are still available.

As always Idaho Dunes RV’s 25-acre dry camping area will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information or potential vendor promotional opportunities this Memorial Day Weekend visit or call (208) 624-3275.



A man described by a Belleville, Ontario, judge as the ringleader in the beating death of Mississauga, Ontario, man at a Tweed, Ontario, campground in 2010 was sentenced to six years.

Brandon Gray, 26, was sentenced by Justice Richard Byers, who chastised him for being a “tough guy” whose thirst for a fight sparked the alcohol-fuelled swarming and brutal beating death of Bradley Van Diepen, 27.

“But for Mr. Gray’s conduct this boy would be alive today,” Byers said.

Byers said while it’s not proven that Gray, a man with a “bad record for violence,” had inflicted the fatal blow, it’s agreed that Gray initiated the fatal stomping by head-butting Van Diepen and kicking him while he was down.

An incapacitated Van Diepen was then swarmed by several men, including Kadeem Francis, 20, of Belleville, Toronto’s Azad Sooknanan and Bernard Rainford, all of whom have already pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

Gray, along with Sooknanan, 28, and Rainford, 28, were to stand trial for second-degree murder in the 2010 Victoria Day beating death of Van Diepen at Trudeau Park, near Tweed, before the Crown accepted manslaughter pleas.

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