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The Latest RV Park and Campground Briefs

August 20, 2012 by   - () Leave a Comment

SOUTH DAKOTA

From The Associated Press:

Some Black Hills campground operators say their businesses have been hurt by the ban on campfires and charcoal grills imposed during this summer’s drought.

Doug Carrick of Wolf Camp in Keystone says camping isn’t really camping without a campfire. He says the ban has hurt tent camping, recreational vehicle camping and sales in the campground’s store.

Bruce Briesemeister, owner of Kemp’s Kamp near Mount Rushmore, also says the number of tent campers has dropped in the past six weeks because they cannot cook meals or have campfires.

The Pennington County Commission is likely to consider reducing the restrictions as temperatures cool and the fire danger drops. But any change would come just as the summer tourism season is wrapping up.

KENTUCKY

From WKU Radio, Bowling Green:

Three Kentucky state parks were recently designated as being “Storm Ready” by the National Weather Service.

Carter Caves State Resort Park, Greenbo Lake State Resort Park and Grayson Lake State Park have all taken special measures to prepare for severe weather.

“For example, it might be notifying guests that bad weather is headed our way or providing other communications about warnings and where and when to take shelter,” said Gil Lawson, a spokesman for the Kentucky Department of Parks.

Kentucky has 49 state parks, including 17 resort parks with lodges. A total of eight are “storm ready.” Lawson says the goal is to eventually have a “storm ready” designation for all of them.

 

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