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The Latest RV Park and Campground Briefs

August 27, 2012 by   - () Leave a Comment

ARKANSAS

From The Associated Press:

Arkansas officials are preparing to accommodate people evacuating from the path of Tropical Storm Isaac.

The state Parks and Tourism Department on Monday activated an online program it uses to list available hotel and motel rooms. The system was developed after the state took in thousands of evacuees from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005.

The department publishes a broad list of commercial properties for its tourism guides and those hotels and motels are plugged into the system known as COVER, which stands for Communication of Vacancies Emergency Response Plan.

The agency says this is the first time the system has been activated for an emergency.

The listings can be found at www.arkansas.com/cover.

GEORGIA

From the Augusta Chronicle:

Just as Labor day weekend is a harbinger of fall, it is also the close of the “official” recreation season at Thurmond Lake, which straddles the Georgia/South Carolina border north of Augusta, Ga., where recreation areas will begin to shut down for the winter.

Closing for the season effective Tuesday, Sept. 4 will be Amity Day-Use Area; Big Hart Day-Use Area; Gill Point Day-Use Area and Parksville Day-Use Area. However, boat ramps located at these recreation areas will remain open throughout the winter for public use.

Below Dam South Carolina Recreation Area and Clarks Hill Day-Use Area will remain open year-round, along with portions of Lake Springs Day-Use Area and West Dam Day-Use Area.

Campgrounds closing Monday include Broad River, Clay Hill and Mt. Carmel, and closing Sept. 30 will be Big Hart Campground, Hawe Creek Campground, Hesters Ferry Campground, Modoc Campground, Raysville Campground, Ridge Road Campground, and Winfield Campground.

Bussey Point Campground, LeRoy’s Ferry Campground, and portions of Petersburg Campground are open year-round.

 

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