RV Park and Campground Briefs
From KMXV-TV, Phoenix:
The following fire restrictions will be in effect for the entire Prescott National Forest starting June 8:
- The use of campfires, charcoal grills, and stove fires (wood, charcoal, and coal burning) are prohibited on all Prescott National Forest lands. This now includes developed campsites and campgrounds.
- Use of explosives is prohibited.
- Smoking is prohibited, except within an enclosed vehicle or building.
- Operating a chainsaw, or other equipment powered by an internal combustion engine, is prohibited between the hours of 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. During acceptable hours, please have 5-foot to 10-foot clearance around your generators and other internal combustion engines.
- Welding or operating acetylene or other torch with open flame is prohibited.
- Discharging a firearm, air rifle, or gas gun is prohibited except while engaged in a lawful hunt.
From The Associated Press:
Eleven Missouri state parks are now offering free wireless Internet access at campgrounds. And more could come online this summer.
State Parks Director Bill Bryan says parks have long been great places to get away from a hectic schedule, but campers also have been asking to stay connected to the online world.
The wireless Internet access was added after a 2010 survey showed people would camp more often, and stay longer, if Internet connections were available.
Park campgrounds with wireless access include: Bennett Spring near Lebanon; Montauk near Salem; Roaring River near Cassville; Table Rock near Branson; Meramec near Sullivan; Baker near Patterson; Babler in Wildwood; Johnson's Shut-Ins near Middlebrook; Onondaga Cave near Leasburg; Long Branch near Macon; and Finger Lakes near Columbia.
From Yahoo Sports:
Writer Killeen Gonzales has identified what she calls her picks for the top five state run campgrounds in Massachusetts for tent camping. They are: Mount Greylock State Reservation, Wells State Park, Pearl Hill State Park, Boston Harbor Islands and Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.