RV Park and Campground Briefs
From the The Union Leader, Manchester:
Police arrested 15 people, ranging in age from 17 to 21, in a brawl early Sunday morning (May 6) at the River Meadow Campground in North Haverhill.
According to a Haverhill police press release, the group was staying at the campground while attending mud bog races in Bradford, Vt., about 10 miles away.
The brawl was called in Sunday about 2 a.m. Police said as many as 16 adults from Connecticut, southern New Hampshire and Massachusetts were staying at the campground when a fight broke out, leading to 15 people being arrested on various offenses including possession of alcohol by a minor, assault and disorderly conduct.
The incident remains under investigation, and police said other charges may be filed including riot, inciting a riot and criminal threatening with a deadly weapon — a firearm.
From the Elizabethton Star:
Pending Gov. Bill Haslam’s signature, repairs at the Roan Mountain State Park campground have been approved by the state legislature for $1.26 million.
Specifics on the campground project have not been announced but upgrades could include improvements to the roads, electric service, water lines, as well as enlarging the sites. The state could also consider new campsite amenities such as grills, tables and lantern poles. Campground bathhouses could also be renovated.
Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill of the Tennessee State Parks system said on May 3, “Tennessee State Parks is focusing attention on facility upgrades at park locations that provide the best opportunities for a return on those investments. Roan Mountain State Park is one of our parks that continues to attract campers and other outdoor enthusiasts in great numbers. We expect to better serve our current visitors and attract new guests in the coming years through this strategic investment. Both our state park and the Roan Mountain region will benefit.”
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
From CBC News.ca:
Prince Edward Island Tourism Minister Robert Henderson said fees at provincial campgrounds will be going up this year due to rising costs of services and staffing.
The minister said the cost per day to enter the park will go up by $2 but said he doesn’t expect any changes to the seasonal schedule.
“Obviously there are fee increases to the services that we access so our campgrounds are no different,” Henderson said.
He said the recent minimum wage increases are partly to blame for the shortfall and must be met by someone, in this case, consumers.
“So our staffing costs have increased as far as the minimum wage has gone up,” Henderson said, “all those services that we access also have increased. So you know, we are just basically passing them on to the consumer. But we are always mindful of what the private sector is doing.”
Henderson said he doesn’t expect staffing changes, with one exception.
He said the campgrounds at Green Park and Cabot Park will now be run by private business people.
Henderson said there is a public meeting tonight at the Britannia Hall in Tyne Valley where the new operators of the campground in Green Park will outline their plans.
A final agreement isn’t in place yet for Cabot Park, but Henderson expects it to come any day.