Latest Briefs for RV Parks and Campgrounds
From a news release:
A portion of the Las Vegas Bay Campground at Lake Mead National Recreation Area is receiving a $200,000 renovation.
The first loop of the campground, sites 1-7 and 59-85, will be temporarily closed for one month while native trees and shrubs and an automatic, underground drip irrigation system are installed. These improvements will promote water conservation and provide shade, privacy and windbreak.
The main access road and remaining two-thirds of the campground will remain open to the public during the construction.
Funding for this project has been provided through the sale of federal lands in Southern Nevada authorized by the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act. The contractor is E-Corp from Las Vegas.
From KLAS-TV, Las Vegas:
Hundreds, if not thousands, of Nevadans are expected to visit Mount Charleston near Las Vegas this summer to stay cool and enjoy the outdoors, but finding a spot at a public campground is pretty slim.
Only two campgrounds are open this summer. Next year, another three are scheduled to open, amounting to about 50 camping spots.
At the Fletcher View campground, there are 13 sites and the Hilltop campground, 35 sites.
“If you do come to the mountain, come early,” said Shawnee Hinman of Spring Mountains National Recreation Area.
From a news release:
La Siesta Campgrounds in Arivaca will be celebrating its grand opening on July 4. Live music will be provided by Chuck Wagon and the Wheels. Food and other entertainment will be provided.
La Siesta Campgrounds is located at 16005 West Hardscrabble Road in Arivaca. For more information, e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, visit their website at: www.lasiestacampgrounds.com or call (520) 398-3132.
From the Canmore Leader:
It will be a very different long weekend in Kananaskis Country.
With major roads still closed as of Tuesday, and questionable at best for the coming weekend due to flood damage, some campgrounds and facilities that sustained little or no flood damage will likely remain closed.
Glenn Naylor, district conservation officer with Alberta Parks, said Tuesday morning that nothing in his 35 years of work here matches the damage he’s seen from last week’s flooding.
“As far as disasters go, nothing comes close,” he said.
“The dollar values (for damage) in the frontcountry are staggering,” Naylor said, and there’s also immense damage to trails and bridges in the backcountry from torrential rains and swollen rivers.
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From ValleyNewsLive, Fargo:
The flash flooding has damped the great outdoors for campers in Fargo. The Fargo Park District had to shut down the Lindenwood Campgrounds on Wednesday (June 26) as the rapidly rising Red River started creeping toward some of the sites.
Executive Director for the Fargo Park District Roger Gress says the lower lying campgrounds in Lindenwood Park are impacted by the Red at 19 to 20 feet.
“Of course, everything is full now between now and after the fourth of July, so we’ll contact all those people and move those people out,” Gress explains.
Gress estimates it could be weeks before the water recedes and they are able to cleanup and reopen some of sites. More than 100 campers could be impacted over the several week closure.
Other parks were also impacted from Tuesday night’s rain.