The Latest RV Park and Campground Briefs
From the Times-Repubican, Marshalltown:
A campground could be on its way to the Green Castle Recreation Area south of Ferguson.
Mike Stegmann, director of the Marshall County Conservation Board, said there has been discussion by the board of adding a campground to the park due to interest from people in the area.
"We've decided, let's take a look at it," Stegmann said to the Board of Supervisors during a meeting Tuesday. "So far, we've got positive comments."
All of the discussion is just preliminary and a specific plan with a timeline has yet to be completed. A major hurdle will be funding, but Stegmann said they will look to grants and donations for the project to try to limit the use of county funds.
"We're going to hit every source of funding we can find," he said.
Those looking to give input on the campground plans are encouraged to attend the next conservation board meeting at 5 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Grimes Farm Conservation Center.
From the Williams News:
The Kaibab National Forest has issued a prospectus for campground concession operations that will begin Jan. 1. The prospectus solicits proposals to operate and maintain campgrounds under a special use permit. The operator is responsible for all operations and specified maintenance of the permitted recreation facilities.
The prospectus includes three family campgrounds – Dogtown, Kaibab, and White Horse Lake Campgrounds. All of the campgrounds are located on the Williams Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest.
An information meeting and tour of the sites will be offered on Sept. 12. Questions raised during the site visit will be addressed and information will be shared with all potential applicants. An itinerary for the site visit will be posted by Sept. 4 on the Kaibab National Forest website at www.fs.usda.gov/kaibab.
The prospectus and all appendices are now available on the Federal Business Opportunities website at www.fbo.gov/spg/USDA/FS/94TZ/AG-94TZ-K-12-0307/listing.html.
Applicants will have until 4:30 p.m. Oct. 3 to submit a complete proposal. Detailed information on this business opportunity, Forest Service concessionaire program and policies, special use permit, applications and post selection requirements are available in the prospectus.
The prospectus may be downloaded from the website listed above or requests for alternative formats (CD-ROM or hardcopy) and any questions should be directed to Deirdre A. McLaughlin at the Williams Ranger District Office 742 S. Clover Rd., Williams, AZ 86046 or call (928) 635-5662.
From The Associated Press:
Wandering bears have caused officials at the Cibola National Forest to close two campgrounds and one trailhead. KOB-TV says the Cienaga Canyon picnic ground, the Sulphur Canyon picnic ground and the Cienaga Horse bypass trailhead all are closed until the end of October or until the risk subsides.
In June, a campground at the Bandelier National Monument in Los Alamos was closed while authorities tried to capture a black bear that scratched a young girl.
From KTVB-TV, Boise:
The Lowman Ranger District will close the Cozy Cove, Barney's, Hower's and Riverside campgrounds so contractors can remove hazard trees. The tree removal will rotate between the four campgrounds, so the closure times will vary.
The campgrounds are expected to reopen on Oct. 3.