The Latest RV Park and Campground Briefs
From the Wenatchee World:
Campfires on most of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest will continue to be prohibited until a significant rainfall or snow changes dry conditions, officials said Tuesday (Oct. 9).
All national forest lands on the Chelan, Entiat, Wenatchee River, Cle Elum and Naches ranger districts remain under the campfire ban, including developed campgrounds, wilderness areas and special use sites such as group camps and summer homes with permits.
Campfires are allowed only in designated campgrounds on the Tonasket and Methow Valley ranger districts, and in the Chelan-Sawtooth and Pasayten wilderness areas.
Woodcutting restrictions also remain in place, with fire precautions requiring the shutdown of chainsaws at 1 p.m. in Zones 675 and 680.
From the Press-Enterprise, Riverside:
Rowdy campers forced changes to the policies of the 2013 Stagecoach Country Music Festival, the event’s promoter said.
“After talking with everyone and experiencing what we experienced, we felt the focus needs to go back on the show itself and not so much on the camping,” Paul Tollett, head of Goldenvoice, the company that puts on Stagecoach, said in a telephone interview Wednesday afternoon (Oct. 10).
The 2013 festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio April 26-28 will feature headliners Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum and the Zac Brown Band.
From the Gonzales Inquirer:
A Gonzales-area RV park owner is fed up with the black eye he says J.B. Wells Park has given the community, and is demanding the city shut down its RV park operation or face legal action.
Robert Weathers of Hill-Top RV Park, 2959 state Highway 97 West near Cost, charges that the city of Gonzales is in direct competition with RV parks in Gonzales County, and that the city is ill equipped to properly manage such an operation.
“The city of Gonzales is operating a commercial for-profit business in competition with local RV parks in direct violation of state and federal anti-trust and commerce law,” Weathers contends.
“The makeshift RV Park does not comply with any established standards for health and safety to protect the occupants. No on-site supervision and lack of maintenance has given the J.B. Wells Park a third-world-country appearance in the area they allow people to live in,” he charges.
Weathers says the city’s operation of an RV park is a public nuisance. He delivered a cease and desist demand to City Hall on Sept. 27, and has given the city 10 days to comply. He says if the city does not meet the deadline, he will apply for an injunction and will also seek monetary relief.
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