RV Park and Campground Briefs
The 16th Annual Grand Jubilee and Primitive Rodeo will be held July 20-21 at Wranglers Campground in Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area near Golden Pond, Ky. The Wranglers Campground is located 5 miles south of Golden Pond Visitor Center.
The jubilee celebrates all the horse lovers and trail riders who have made Wranglers Campground so successful each year. Wranglers Campground offers half-price camping on that Friday and Saturday.
J-N Rodeo Company returns to Wranglers Campground with events beginning at 8 p.m. both Friday and Saturday.
“We invite people to come on out and have some fun at our Primitive Rodeo and Grand Jubilee,” said Randall Mitchell, Wranglers Campground Manager. “Remember to bring the family and horses any time to Wranglers for camping, horseback riding and for guided trail riding at Rocking U Riding Stables.”
The Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area is managed by the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
From the Pilot Tribune, Storm Lake:
The Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors was expected to approve the purchase of $770,000 in general obligation bonds during their July 10 meeting, a part of which will fund campground renovations.
About 25 percent is slated to cover a portion of upgrades for the Buena Vista County Conservation Park’s 50-year-old campground in Linn Grove.
According to conservation director Nate Young, a new 17-site campground will be constructed, since there is not enough room for expansion at the current 18-site location, which has difficulty in accommodating modern camping equipment.
Plans were unveiled in February, with improvements scheduled to take place over the next two to three years, which include two ADA-accessible cabins, a new shower and restroom facility, 17 camping sites with 30- and 50-amp electrical service and water.
Of the 17 camping sites, nine will be pull-through and eight will be back-in to accommodate large campers and trucks. Access to the campground will be straightened, to allow for easier navigation.
With the total cost for improvements estimated at $250,000, Young said the conservation board will fund the remainder of the project through land acquisition trust funds and grants.
From the Hampton-North Hampton Patch:
Hampton Falls Firefighters successfully contained a fire inside an RV at the Wakeda Campground Wednesday night (July 11).
The firefighters had to contend with two leaking 500-pound propane tanks, according to emergency radio communications.
Crews were dispatched to the campground at 294 Exeter Road around 8:45 p.m. for the fire.
From the Trinity Journal, Weaverville:
Three volunteers at the Orleans Ranger District were awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award, a national honor offered in recognition of their volunteer service, Six Rivers National Forest Superintendant Tyrone Kelley recently announced. Awards were presented to Dennis Deutsch, Dillon Creek Campground host; Sue Fosse, Fish Lake Campground host; and John Harlan, E-Ne-Nuck Campground host.
Established in 2003, the award is available on an annual basis to individuals, groups and families who have met or exceeded requirements for volunteer service and demonstrated exemplary citizenship through volunteering. As one of thousands of Certifying Organizations participating in the award program, the Orleans Ranger District confers the award to recognize the outstanding achievements of its volunteers.