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The Latest RV Park and Campground Briefs

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August 30, 2012 by   - () Leave a Comment

IDAHO

From KMVT-TV, Twin Falls:

Officials are now saying the Halstead Fire has consumed 116,850 acres. The fire now 3 miles north of Stanley has 550 crew members on scene. The following campgrounds are closed due to the fire: Beaver Creek, Lola Creek, Marsh Creek Transfer, O’Brien, Josephus Lake, and campgrounds along the Salmon River from Lower Stanley to Indian Riffles, including: Salmon, Casino, Riverside and Mormon Bend Campgrounds as well as those in the Yankee Fork area including: Blind Creek, Flat Rock, Pole Flat, Custer No. 1 and Eight Mile.

TEXAS

From CBS7, Odessa:

Housing is tight all around the basin in West texas, but there is a new RV park recently open for business in Crane.

Crane County has invested in their own RV park inside the city limits.

Called the Northside RV Park, there is enough space for 20 RV's and so far only six spaces have been taken.

Daily rent is $10, or a month-to-month lease is $300.

The county is also working to invest in sewer and water infrastructure on a plot of land off the truck route.

Precinct 1 County Commissioner Tom Brown told CBS 7 that the land will be great for a hotel/motel developer.

The site is available and the infrastructure should be complete this fall.

IOWA

From a Department of Natural Resources news release:

The last big camping weekend of the summer recreation season begins Friday and nearly every reservable campsite with electricity in an Iowa state park has been claimed. Campers who are wanting to partake but do not have a site reserved should plan to arrive as early in the week as possible to claim a first come, first served campsite.

“People just don’t miss spending these three day weekends in our parks,” said Kevin Szcodronski, chief of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources State Parks Bureau.

“We are going to be busy so having patience and being respectful of your neighbors will be important. Campers should watch their noise level during quiet hours, only burn firewood in fire rings and leave the fireworks at home. It only takes one loud campsite to ruin the experience for a lot of people,” Szcodronski said.

While Labor Day Weekend marks the end of the summer recreation season, it also is the beginning of fall camping when the crowds are lighter, bugs are fewer, weather is cooler and the leaves begin to show all the colors in the spectrum.

“We’ve had a good year in our campgrounds and we hope to continue that into the fall,” he said.

 

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