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RV Park and Campground Briefs

May 17, 2012 by   - () Leave a Comment

TEXAS

From a news release:

Texan RV Ranch in Mansfield, Texas, has received the “Website of the Year” award from the Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO).

Park owners Rick and Jacque Calverley received the award last week in Kerrville during the annual meeting of the Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO).

“I’m not a computer geek,” said Texan RV Ranch co-owner Jacque Calverley, who helped design her website with World Image Inc. “I wanted it to be really simple, really easy to use.”

But Calverley also wanted her website to be colorful and informative, while complementing TexasCampgrounds.com, which TACO uses to market campgrounds across the Lone Star State.

The end result is a website that’s packed with information and photos as well as video tours of the 132-site Mansfield park, which is located just minutes from the many attractions of Fort Worth and north Texas sports capital Arlington. The park features pull through RV sites as well as beautiful cabins and cottages, a swimming pool, a pavilion and a fully stocked store.

“The website is pretty usable for anyone who comes to the site,” Calverley said, adding that she has also redesigned her brochures and rack cards to match the designs used on her website.

The Calverleys, however, haven’t only been working on their website. They also recently completed a new clubhouse with kitchen facilities and an exercise room.

The website is www.TexanRVRanch.com.

SOUTH DAKOTA

From the Chamberlain Oacoma Sun:

Campground No. 3 at Oahe Downstream Recreation Area near Fort Pierre, S.D., is undergoing construction to repair shoreline that was damaged in last summer’s Missouri River flooding.

“Construction crews are hauling out truckloads of uprooted trees and excavated soils to stabilize the shoreline along the stilling basin,” said Pat Buscher, district park supervisor. “High water eroded the river bank, and we lost several campsites. The erosion left a hazardous condition for guests trying to access the waterfront.”

In addition to stabilizing the sloped shoreline, the project will also relocate some of the campsites that were lost because of the erosion. Camping cabins have been moved to other parts of the campground for the summer, but plans are to restore them to their original waterfront locations in 2013.

Buscher reminds campers that even though the campground will open May 18, repair work will continue into June.

Campground No. 1 is open for first-come, first-served camping prior to May 18. After that, campsites are reservable.

WYOMING

From the Casper Star-Tribune:

Campground improvements at several Wyoming state parks are underway and should be completed before Memorial Day.

The sites include: Sunshine Beach Campground in Seminoe State Park, Tatanka, Pat’s Point and the Beach Area campgrounds in Keyhole State Park, Whiskey Gulch, Sagebrush and Shelter Point campgrounds in Glendo State Park and campgrounds in Curt Gowdy State Park.

The improvements include level gravel campsite parking pads, new picnic tables, grills, fencing and several styles of group campsites. New toilets have also been installed in some.

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