Current RV Park & Campground Briefs
From The Columbus Dispatch:
It's not often you get something for free, but the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is offering a free night of camping at 54 state park campgrounds on April 18.
ODNR Director James Zehringer said it is "an excellent opportunity for families to explore new parts of Ohio and find out what is available within our state parks system.”
Campers can reserve a free day by calling toll-free (866) 644-6727.
Free camping won't be available at Jackson Lake State Park and Strouds Run State Park, which are privately operated campgrounds.
Check here for more information.
From a U.S. Forest Service news release:
The Beardsley Campground in the Stanislaus National Forest near Sonora, Calif., will be improved and a new 19-site campground will be built this year, according to a news release.
Beginning in April and continuing through May 2014, construction and area closures will be scheduled to avoid heavy impact to most forest visitors during the 2013 recreation season.
Beardsley Campground renovations include reconfigured and defined campsites and spurs, access to potable water and a trail to the lake. Other improvements include rebuilding and extending the Beardsley boat launch by 250 feet, replacing the existing courtesy docks with a new dock in the center of the ramp; improving the Beardsley Day Use Area by creating an accessible parking spur and moving closer to accessibility standards with better access from the day-use area to the ramp and parking lot, constructing new restrooms and picnic sites to meet accessibility standards and building an interpretive platform and trail.
Construction of the new Black Oak Flat Campground is scheduled to begin May 1 and be completed by Oct. 1. The new campground will be adjacent to Beardsley Road off of State Hwy. 108 with two of the spaces designated for small groups and spur lengths that accommodate trailers.
From The Cape Cod Times:
The Trustees of Reservations, a land trust and conservation organization, closed this week on its purchase of the Dunes' Edge Campground near Privincetown after four years of planning and cooperation with state and town officials, nonprofits and former owner Miriam Collinson, the trust announced in a printed release.
The 100-site campground at 386 and 390 Route 6 will be open for camping during the summer season, starting May 1, and be open for off-season recreation and paths to the Cape Cod National Seashore.
The town will hold a conservation restriction on the property, which protects it from development in perpetuity. An affirmative vote at the 2012 spring annual town meeting allowed use of $1 million to purchase the restriction for the 17-acre property. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for May 4.
For more information, visit www.thetrustees.org/dunesedge.
From a news release:
On Jan. 24 the New York State Senate passed Legislative Resolution J165-2013, honoring Janine Paddock on the occasion of her induction in the Campground Owners of New York (CONY) Hall of Fame.
Janine, co-owner with her husband Gil of Deer River Campsite in Malone, N.Y., was inducted into CONY's Hall of Fame at a special ceremony on Nov. 3 during CONY's 49th Annual Exposition for the Outdoor Hospitality Industry held in Lake George, N.Y.
The resolution can be found online at http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/J165-2013.