RV Park and Campground Briefs
From KTIV-TV, Sioux City, Iowa:
A Nebraska woman accused of concealing the remains of her dead husband in a campground is on track to get out of jail.
During a hearing, Tuesday (May 22), a judge agreed to release 63-year-old Jeanne Fry on her own recognizance.
Fry has been in the Madison County Jail in Norfolk for six months while various officials tried to arrange a place for her to stay.
The county attorney told the court those arrangements have been made.
Fry is accused of keeping the body of her dead husband, Jack, in a camper the two shared on the Madison City Campgrounds.
Her trial is set for July 9.
From the Arizona Daily Sun:
The Williams and Tusayan ranger districts on the Kaibab National Forest will be increasing fire restrictions beginning today (May 23).
Campfires will no longer be allowed even in developed campgrounds, as the two districts move into stage 2 restrictions.
“As we continue to move through fire season, the weather trends and fuels conditions have prompted us to initiate additional fire restrictions,” Williams District Ranger Martie Schramm stated in a press release.
From The Associated Press:
South Dakota officials say state recreation areas damaged in last year’s flooding along the Missouri River will be open in time for Memorial Day weekend.
Farm Island Recreation Area near Pierre has been repaired and the park’s main campground is set to open Thursday.
State Parks Director Doug Hofer says the Game, Fish and Parks Department did not expect to have the campgrounds open until June.
Two of the campgrounds at Oahe Downstream Recreation Area just below Oahe Dam have already opened. The third campground in that recreation area is set to open Friday.
All campsites at North Point Recreation Area near Pickstown also have opened with full facilities available.
State Parks Director Doug Hofer says the Game, Fish and Parks Department did not expect to have the campgrounds open until June. But he says the warm spring helped crews get a lot of work done.
From KGW-TV, Portland:
Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of camping season in the Northwest. But the U.S. Forest Service warns that outdoor enthusiasts may find their favorite campground is still covered in snow.
On Tuesday, the gate at Trillium Lake Campground remained closed, and most other campgrounds above roughly 3,500 feet in elevation were also still snowbound.
Trillium, Olallie Lake and alpine campgrounds on Mt. Hood were all closed, according to the Forest Service. Frog Lake and Clear Lake Campgrounds had about a 50-50 chance of melting out and opening in time for the holiday weekend.
The Forest Service said there were still plenty of spots open at the lower elevations like Camp Creek or Tollgate campgrounds, but even those camping at lower elevations should be prepared for some cool conditions.
From WLBT-TV, Jackson:
State and local officials cut the ribbon and officially welcomed the public to the new campground at Lake Calling Panther in Copiah County.
The campground has 23 newly developed sites providing water, sewer and electrical services.
The sites were built to accommodate camping for RVs around the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks newest state fishing lake.
“It’s one of our premier lakes in the state. It was built in ’06 and it’s just now blooming; fishing’s great. This new campground is just gonna add to it,” said Ron Garavelli, director of fisheries.
Lake Calling Panther is 512 acres and located five miles west of Crystal Springs off New Zion Road.