The Latest RV Park and Campground Briefs
From the Cass County Sun, Linden:
The Linden City Park beautification project will include updating the RV campground in the park.
Mary Dowd, Linden Area Parks Board secretary, said the city will pave the RV slots when they have a chance
The RV park will have full-service hookups, and restrooms and bathhouse for visitors.
The work is part of a comprehensive renewal of the park which includes major landscaping changes and tree plantings. This past year, the park lost hundreds of tress both hardwoods and pines, that had to be removed due to drought and disease.
The project is funded by a $353,770 matching grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The city committed $100,000 and Linden Area Parks Board committed $120,000. The remainder of the matching funds includes both cash and in-kind donations.
Other projects at the park are the concrete pathway and pad for the gazebo which have been poured and are awaiting construction of the gazebo. The gazebo project is being headed up by Winston Sullivan.
From the Hutchinson News:
The Kansas State Fair Board voted unanimously on Nov. 8 to raise rates for RV camping spots.
The rates for electric and water hookups at RV pads jumped $5 each, to $25 for electric only and $35 for electric and water. Rates for full-service nightly climbed $3, to $38, while a spot in the full-service RV park went from $375 to $395.
The last rate hike in RV rates was in 2007.
From the Yorktown-Somers Patch:
Hurricane Sandy roared through Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park in Yorktown leaving more than 100 down trees and debris that still remain in her wake. Park staff has been removing the fallen trees with help from other New York State Park facilities, but more help is needed.
The Friends of FDR are asking residents to join them for a few hours on Saturday (Nov. 17) from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. to help rake debris and move branches. People who are willing to help are encouraged to dress in layers of work clothes and bring work gloves. Tools will be provided, but bring a rake if you can.
The park is doing its part to help the surrounding communities as well – the pool parking lot is atemporary housing site for 500 people assisting with relief efforts.
From The Associated Press:
The U.S. Forest Service has eased fire restrictions on land within the Nebraska national forests and grasslands.
Officials say the fire danger has been reduced by the arrival of shorter days and cooler weather, but people are still asked to be careful with fire.
Visitors to federal land are now allowed to have campfires again as long as they use developed campgrounds or improved sites.
Smoking is only allowed inside a vehicle or building or in an area that has been cleared of flammable vegetation within a 3-foot-wide circle.
Several wildfires burned large sections of the Nebraska Sandhills and Panhandle regions this summer. Drought created prime conditions for fires.