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The Latest in RV Park and Campground Briefs

February 26, 2013 by   - () Leave a Comment

Cover of new Arizona camping guide

ARIZONA

From FrontDoorsNews.com:

Arizona Highways magazine has released  its Camping Guide: 100 of the Best Campgrounds in Arizona – the newest addition to the magazine’s growing collection of picturesque guidebooks.

The guides serve as an extension to Arizona Highways magazine and allow the editors to give a first-hand account of the state’s most well-known and remote destinations.

Written for all camper types, the guide is categorized into five regions and provides detailed information about amenities and accessibility for the 100 featured sites. Tips for packing, camp set up, safety and wilderness ethics are also included to serve as a reminder of camping best practices. With hundreds of campsites to select from, the guide took nearly three years to research and complete.

The guide can be purchased online or in stores, including Barnes & Noble and Changing Hands. For additional information regarding the guide, or to learn more about Arizona Highways magazine, please visit www.arizonahighways.com.

WISCONSIN

From the Burnett County Sentinel:

Burnett County will seek a state grant to develop an ATV campground. The application is due April 15

“You usually apply in phases as the money is limited,” Susan Ingalls, the county’s forest recreation coordinator, told a county committee. “You’d want to decide on desired location, have a general plan for the size of campground, an approximate number of sites, and desired amenities plus estimates from a private consultant for the site plan and engineering as well as estimates for site clearing and prep.”

She said all of those issues would have to be covered in the application.

Ingalls cautioned that ATV campgrounds are the last priority of the ATV funding mechanism, and that in 2012 only $184,000 worth of funding went toward ATV support facilities.

She identified three other ATV campgrounds in the region — Drummond, Shell Lake and Minong, which each cost $400,000.

“The funding for these types of campgrounds are only going to get tougher,” Jake Nichols, county forest administrator, said.

Money aside, Nichols asked where the campground would be located.

“The ATVers are riding between Danbury and Webb Lake so I think off Highway 77 would make sense,” Main said.

MARYLAND

From The Baltimore Sun:

A zoning hearing scheduled for next week on a proposed RV campground in Fallston has been postponed at the request of the developer.

The hearing on the request for a special zoning exception by Aumar Village LLC had been scheduled for the evening of Feb. 27 in Bel Air.

The proposed RV park would be developed on 15 acres bordering the Aumar Village Shopping Center at the corner of Routes 1 and 152.

Plans submitted to the county showed up to 10 campsites per acre, with access to the campground from Route 1. Also included would be an area for RV and boat storage and bathrooms and shower facilities.

Michael Euler Sr., Aumar Village’s owner, said Thursday he requested the postponement of the zoning case while he continues to meet with members of the community to hear their views on the project and possible alternate uses for the property.

NORTH DAKOTA

From a news release:

Oakwood Inn & RV Park, located at 601 Hwy. 2 SW near Rugby, recently added U-Haul truck and trailer rentals to the motels/hotels business.

Oakwood Inn & RV Park can now offer its customers a variety of moving supplies designed specifically for moving household furnishings, including moving vans, open trailers, closed trailers, furniture pads, appliance dollies, furniture dollies, tow dollies and auto transports.

Oakwood Inn & RV Park also will offer sales items to protect their customers’ belongings and make moving easier, such as heavy-duty boxes, which are made of up to 90 percent recycled content and are available in a variety of sizes.

“U-Haul is proud to be partnering with a quality independent business such as Oakwood Inn & RV Park,” said Shawn Odden, president, U-Haul Co. of Fargo. “Oakwood Inn & RV Park is a great example of the type of successful business relationship U-Haul has established in order to build and maintain a strong network of independent dealers across North America.”

 

 

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