The Latest in RV Park and Campground Briefs

February 28, 2013 by   - () Comments Off on The Latest in RV Park and Campground Briefs


From a news release:

The Meadville KOA Campground is celebrating 35 years of serving camping families. Located 7 miles east of Meadville on Route 27, this one-time fish hatchery and auction barn is now a highly rated, award-winning KOA Campground.

“We have multiple generations of campers camping with us,” said Meadville KOA owner Tim Chilson. “We’ve not only served them and their children, but we now have their grandchildren and great-grandchildren camping with us. Our goal is to provide a fun and safe family camping environment where families make memories that last a lifetime.”

The Meadville KOA is offering multiple special discounts and vacation specials this summer as a thank you to their camping guests and to celebrate their 35th year of operation.

The campground was purchased by Tim and Robyn Chilson in October of 1999 who renamed it Brookdale Family Campground. Since their purchase, the Chilsons have added 10 new full-hook-up pull-thru 50-amp campsites for big rigs, free Wi-Fi to all the campsites, a new camping cabin, two new deluxe lake-front cabins and additional rental recreation with an 18-hole mini golf, a jumping pillow and pedal karts.

In 2011, the campground joined Kampgrounds of America (KOA) as the Meadville KOA. Meadville KOA was honored to achieve both a guest “A Rating” from Guest Reviews and the KOA President’s Awards in 2011. They have won the KOA President’s Award each year since joining the KOA family.

The Chilsons are certified park operators by the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC). They are members of ARVC and are graduates of the ARVC’s National School of RV Park and Campground Management. They are members of the Pennsylvania Campground Owners Association where Tim Chilson serves as the regional vice president for Western Pennsylvania, and they are members of KOA Owners Association.


From the Coeur d’ Alene Press:

The Bureau of Land Management’s Coeur d’Alene District is looking for volunteer campground hosts for the upcoming summer season at two distinctly different locations.

The first location is Mica Bay Boaters Park, located about 10 minutes south of Coeur d’Alene along the west shore of Lake Coeur d’Alene.

The second location is the Hammer Creek Recreation Site along the free-flowing Lower Salmon River south of Grangeville. Hammer Creek is a popular destination for camping, picnicking and swimming, as well as a common put-in site for rafters floating the river. The Hammer Creek site offers 12 campsites.

For more information, contact John Mottern, park ranger, regarding the Mica Bay Boater Park at (208) 769-5002 and Joe O’Neill, outdoor recreation planner, regarding the Hammer Creek Recreation Site at (208) 962-3683 or go to

From a news release:

Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) has officially launched its new “Parks Perks” program in conjunction with the Idaho State Parks Passport.

The Parks Perks program invites Idaho businesses to become “Parks Perks Providers” and offer a discount of their choosing to Idaho State Parks Passport holders. The program hopes to attract increased traffic and revenue for Idaho businesses and adds additional value to the Idaho State Parks Passport. Providers can range from restaurants to travel agents to car repair shops.

Businesses interested in becoming Parks Perks providers can visit and download an informational brochure and application form. The program is 100% free for providers.

How it works: Anyone who has purchased an Idaho State Parks Passport for 2013/2014 is already enrolled and eligible to receive their Parks Perks at participating businesses. In order to receive the Parks Perks discount offered, Passport holders will need to show their Parks Perks program member slip, which they received on their Passport receipt. A copy of what the slip looks like can be found at the website below.

For more information, please visit


From an Indiana Department of Natural Resources news release:

Summit Lake State Park in New Castle and Mounds State Park in Anderson will each host a job fair on March 5 for people interested in seasonal employment.

Both fairs will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the main office at each park.

Seasonal positions that may be available in these or other state park or reservoir locations for the summer include groundskeeping and maintenance, entrance gate and campground gate attendants, seasonal interpretive naturalists, security, and lifeguards for the Mounds aquatic center.

People unable to attend the fairs can still apply for seasonal employment by calling the properties.

For more information, call Summit Lake at (765) 766-5873 or Mounds at (765) 642-6627.



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