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May 11, 2012 by   - () Leave a Comment

WISCONSIN

From WLUK-TV, Green Bay:

Nearly 20 Wisconsin state parks are developing plans to add or upgrade dozens of electric campsites.

Work is expected to begin this spring on as many as 66 new or upgraded electrified camping sites at 11 parks, including Big Foot Beach, Blue Mound, Bong, Buckhorn, Hartman Creek, Interstate, Lake Kegonsa, Kohler-Andrae, Point Beach, Rocky Arbor and Roche-A-Cri.

Another seven parks – High Cliff, Peninsula, Wildcat Mountain, Kettle Moraine North and South, Yellowstone Lake and Devil's Lake – expect to add up to 338 upgraded or new electrical sites beginning this fall.

The effort is part of a larger $7 million state Department of Natural Resources plan to improve more than 200 publicly owned properties across the state. Plans call improving roads, parking lots and signage.

ONTARIO

From the Toronto Sun:

Ontario Parks is reaching out to new campers through a Learn to Camp program that expands to six parks and additional community-based programs.

Coordinator Jeff Brown said more than 800 people learned all about camping at overnight sessions last year.

There are sessions in Toronto, London, Windsor, Orillia and Bolton through July 16. For more information visit www.ontarioparks.com/learntocamp and watch a video about the program.

HAWAII

From a press release:

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) has closed the remote Muliwai Trail on the island of Hawai‘i for public safety, effective immediately through Friday (May 11) and Monday (May 14) through Thursday (May 17) while it conducts annual trail and campground maintenance and repair. A trail closed sign will be posted at the Waipio valley lookout.

Camping permits will not be issued for Waimanu Valley campground until the trail is reopened for the weekend on May 18.

“We appreciate the public’s patience and understanding as we work to ensure the safety of the trail,” said William J. Aila Jr., DLNR chairperson. Work will include tree removal, spraying herbicide to keep down vegetation along the trail.

The trail head of the 9-mile Muliwai trail is accessed through Waipi‘o Valley, located at the end of Highway 240 near Honoka‘a. The trail zigzags up the western wall of Waipi‘o Valley on the Big Island, climbing approximately 1,200 feet to the plateau.

It then leads across the plateau area to Waimanu, crossing 12 gulches that are up to 500 feet deep, then descends another 1,200 feet into Waimanu Valley.

It takes an estimated 7 hours to hike the 11 miles to and from Waimanu Valley.

For information on Muliwai Trail, visit the Na Ala Hele website at: hawaiitrails.ehawaii.gov.

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