RV Park and Campground Briefs
From the Northwest Indiana Times:
The National Park Service has installed a new fee system at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Dunewood Campground.
The campground now features an automated fee machine that will allow quick and convenient check-in at the campground 24 hours a day. This machine, which replaces the envelope and drop safe system used since the campground opened, will take credit and debit cards only. Cash will no longer be accepted.
Sites are still available on a first-come, first-served basis, but with this new fee machine, campers can now pay at one time for their entire stay of up to 14 days.
This year, the Dunewood Campground season runs through Oct. 21.
This National Park Service site features 53 conventional drive-in sites and 25 walk-in sites. There are no electrical hookups, but there are modern restrooms and showers available. All sites are $15 per night. Fees are reduced by 50 percent for holders of the national Senior or Access passes. Alcohol is prohibited in the campground.
To prevent movement of the emerald ash borer, which kills ash trees, campers should not bring wood from outside of the immediate area. Wood can be purchased from one of several local sources near the campground. Also, do not take unused wood from the campsite home.
From Yahoo! Sports:
A writer for Yahoo! Sports has identified five state-run campgrounds where she enjoys tent camping. They are: Lake Carmi State Campground, Smugglers' Notch State Campground, Half Moon Pond State Campground, Wilgus State Campground and Stillwater State Campground.
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From News Radio 880, Edmonton:
The rain in the forecast is good news for provincial firefighters but could put a damper on camping plans.
A few campgrounds in Central Alberta are closed due to flood risk.
The province announced that it's closed Red Lodge Provincial Park, near Bowden, and also Crescent Falls Provincial Recreation Area and Snow Creek Provincial Recreation Area, near Rocky Mountain House.
Campers with reservations will be given refunds.
From the Green Bay Press Gazette:
The campground at Gov. Thompson State Park in Crivitz opened last weekend.
Of the 50 sites now available at the park 16 are electric and 34 are rustic. There is also a new shower/toilet building open for campers.
"We think campers will really enjoy all Gov. Thompson State Park has to offer," said Park Superintendent Maggie Kailhofer, "There are more than 16 miles of trails for hikers to enjoy and there is boat access to the park as well as boat access campsites. We hope by offering camping more people will experience this scenic piece of property."
Work at the park isn't done. By early fall a 50-site addition is expected to be completed, opening to campers in spring of 2013.
Gov. Thompson State park was established in 2000 as a centennial state park. Its 2,800 acres are nestled on the edge of Caldron Falls Reservoir and the Peshtigo River State Forest.