The Latest RV Park and Campground Briefs
From a news release:
The Memphis Jellystone on Horn Lake in northern Mississippi has only been in business for five years, but the 138-site campground is already giving back to the community.
The campground recently donated $1,251 to the American Cancer Society, $251 of which were proceeds collected during an early summer carnival to celebrate the park’s fifth anniversary, said Amber Zachary, the park’s office manager.
Located in Horn Lake, the Memphis Jellystone has 17 rental cabins and 138 RV sites. And while Labor Day marks the end of the traditional summer, the Memphis Jellystone is planning weekend activities through Oct. 15, as well as a Halloween celebration with hay rides and the park’s first haunted house on the weekend of Oct. 27-28.
More information is available at www.memphisjellystone.com.
From New Hampshire Public Radio:
Click here to listen to a brief radio bradcast, courtesy of New Hampshire Public Radio, on the following story.
Campground owner Richard Garabedian watched Tropical Storm Irene last fall wash away 1.6 acres of his riverside campground and the only roads that connected his business to the rest of the state.
He chuckles and says, "I still don’t sleep when it rains."
He says the repairs cost more than six-figures, which he had to get through bank loans because FEMA aid wasn’t allocated to businesses. Thinking back he remembers saying, "I’m washed out here, I lost land, I gotta rebuild all my roads, I got picnic tables I can’t find; all washed away destroyed."
But despite the expense and the slow permitting process, Garabedian says his and other North Country businesses are making a modest recovery.
The economy is still tough for businesses that rely on tourism, but Garabedian says "Mother nature has cooperated on the weather front this year. It has been some very nice weekends."
From The Oregonian:
A wildfire that broke out Tuesday afternoon (Aug. 28) in the Malheur National Forest spread to at least 2,500 acres before sundown, officials said.
The fire ignited at about 2:30 p.m. near Parish Cabin Campground, about 10 miles east of Seneca. No injuries have been reported — as of late evening, the fire remained in the center of the forest and mainly was a threat to campgrounds and historic buildings in the immediate area, said Mike Stearly, information officer for Malheur National Forest.
"It's in some prime timber growth areas … the conditions are right," Stearly said.
He said the fire grew to between 2,500 acres and 3,000 acres through the afternoon and evening.
Crews worked through the night to fight the blaze, and spike camps have been set up. A Type 2 incident management team is coming in today, Stearly said. The goal is to hold the fire south of the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness.
Firefighters and the Grant's County Sheriff's Department evacuated Parish Cabin Campground. Evacuees included a number of bow hunters in the area for archery season, Stearly said.
The cause of the fire remains unknown.