The Latest RV Park and Campground Briefs
From the Winston-Salem Journal:
A proposed tent campground in a 390-acre area in Winston-Salem raised some eyebrows during a public hearing on Tuesday (Sept. 11).
City officials said people who live in the area don't want campers there, and some city council members said that the impact on the environment would be too great if camping were allowed.
Otherwise, most people liked what they saw in the long-range plans for Winston Lake and an old quarry.
Although no timetables or money came with the plans on Tuesday, members of the council's community development and general government committee said both areas could become attractions that draw people to visit Winston-Salem from other places.
The Winston Lake plan envisions a system of greenways and paths that loop around and cross the 390-acre property, linking together the existing golf course with other park facilities.
Those other attractions would include a splash park at the corner of Waterworks and Winston Lake Road.
The Vulcan Quarry site, which is not open to the public, is envisioned as a scenic area and tourist attraction. The quarry itself, now filled with water, would be circled by a train that ran from a "Quarry Village," which could include a farmer's market, restaurant, gift shop and museum.
The quarry is on a 200-acre property.
From the Redding Record-Searchlight:
Due to safety concerns with the Bagley Fire, U.S. Forest Service officials have closed down the shoreline of Iron Canyon Reservoir near Big Bend, as well as numerous forest roads and trails.
The Bagley Fire is burning more than 46,000 acres west of Big Bend and northeast of Lake Shasta.
Several campgrounds have been closed, including Deadlun Campground at Iron Canyon Reservoir. Hawkins Landing Campground and the boat ramp at Iron Canyon are open, but the shoreline around the lake is closed.
Madrone Campground off Fender’s Ferry Road is closed, as well as Chirpchatter and Ash Camp campgrounds.
The Pacific Crest Trail is closed from the intersection of Interstate 5 and Soda Creek Road to the intersection of forest roads 38N10 and 39N05 at Bartle Gap.
Most of Fender’s Ferry Road is closed, from just north of the Pit River to near the McCloud River bridge.
From the Nanaimo News Bulletin:
B.C. Living has counted the thousands of votes for its first B.C.’s Best Peoples Choice Awards, and Living Forest Oceanside Campground and RV in Nanaimo took top spot for privately owned campground, in the best campsite category.
Only Pacific Rim National Park and Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, received more votes.
The award takes its place alongside several others for the Nanaimo campground, after being named by USA Today as one of the 10 Most Beautiful Places to Camp in British Columbia.
Living Forest was also named Best Local Campground in the 2012 Nanaimo News Bulletin’s Best of the City; won Reader’s Choice Award medals for five years running from RV West magazine, and was one of two British Columbia campgrounds named in Today’s Parent magazine’s Top 25 Campgrounds in Canada in 2010.