The Latest RV Parks and Campgrounds Briefs
From Yahoo! Sports:
Yahoo! Sports contributor Killeen Gonzalez enjoys summer sports and recreation with her family. She has also traveled extensively. In the latest in a series of profiles on state-by-state camping sports, she has this to say about five campgrounds in Washington state:
From the Journal-News, Hillsboro:
The Economic Development Subcommittee of the Hillsboro City Council has recommended expansion of the campground at Sherwood Forest.
The subcommittee, chaired by Greg Holcomb, suggested either constructing more campsites, perhaps involving cabins, or allowing space for primitive (tent-no utilities) camping.
Finance Commissioner Richard Small, the only city council member in attendance at a meeting on Tuesday (July 17), said the latter idea was under consideration, with possible help coming from the Boy Scouts. He said constructing the typical campsites with electrical and water hookups would be too costly at the moment.
From the Chillicothe Gazette:
The Foothill Folk Society will host a weekend of food, art and music at the Camp n’ Jam Saturday (July 21) and Sunday at Shawnee Valley Campground near Chillocothe.
The event kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday with a float activity along Paint Creek. Kayak rentals and transportation are available by making reservations with the campground.
Afternoon activities begin at 2 p.m. Saturday with camping set-up, kids’ activities, open jams for musicians, artist projects, games and more. A pot luck dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share and their drink.
A Saturday evening concert is planned, featuring local artists Loose Pockets, Rick Barnes, Stacey Skaggs, Ritual Moments and the Gypsy Jug Band.
As with every Foothill Folk Society event, participants are asked to bring nonperishable food donations for the Good Samaritan Food Pantry of Chillicothe.
The event is open to the public and a block of primitive campsites are available.
From WTOV-TV, Steubenville:
The party doesn’t officially get started until today (July 19), but the Jamboree In The Hills site in Belmont County is already jumping before the four-day country music festival begins.
At the nearby Valley View Campground, renovations have been made, including road improvements.
Tom Gentile, co-owner of the campground, said, like other places in the Jamboree area, the campground had a problem with dust last year. In response, the campground spent $35,000 in the past year putting asphalt grindings down on roads.
“It’s almost like pavement,” Gentile said.
On Wednesday, crews were setting up for live entertainment at the grounds as a sea of campers and tents sprawled across the campground.
Camper Randy Lollini said all of his weeklong entertainment is right at Valley View.
“I’m not leaving. I don’t go to the show. I stay here. I just look forward to the campgrounds,” Lollini said.
Gentile said the campground sets a record year almost every year.
“And if we don’t this year, it will be awful darn close,” Gentile said.
From Ukiah Daily Journal:
Reggae On The River, a global musical event which gathers aficionados from far and wide, is taking place this weekend, July 21-22 at Benbow Lake State Recreation Area in Garberville.
This is the fifth year that the Mateel Community Center has taken over the production of the music festival, which started as an annual event 28 years ago as a fundraiser to replace the community center lost to fire. This event features an exciting blend of reggae and world music talent and is near and dear to the hearts of many.
Campground reservations are available at Benbow Lake State Park and Cook’s Valley Campgrounds (along with the campgrounds at Benbow Valley RV Resort and Richardson Grove, both of which are already sold out). All of these campgrounds are either on the shuttle route or walking distance to the concert. Benbow Lake Campground will be operated by the Mateel Community Center and will offer a quieter family camp option, while Cooks Valley Campground will be the place to party late into the night.
Both campgrounds are offered exclusively to festival attendees for up to a three-night stay, July 20-22, with individual, group site and RV camping options available.