Latest Briefs from RV Parks and Campgrounds

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June 5, 2013 by   - () Leave a Comment


From, Hancock County:

Roger and Pearl Barto are expanding their cottage rentals in Winter Harbor to include a new park for recreational vehicles.

Now called Mainstay Cottages and RV Park, the $50-per-night lots are available mid-May to mid-October.

The hook ups provide campers with electricity, water and sewer. The lots are located off Sargent Drive overlooking Henry Cove.

The Bartos also rent four cottages and a guest room with a private entrance.

“It’s close to town,” Roger Barto said of the three-acre RV park. “You can walk to the ferry terminal, the bus, the grocery store and the post office.”

The Bartos are taking reservations by phone and on their website,


From a news release:

Morefield Campground at Mesa Verde National Park announced the addition of wireless Internet to its location. This new convenience is free to visitors of the campground, which kicked off its 2013 season on May 2.

“The addition of Wi-Fi to Morefield Campground is an exciting new amenity for our guests and one of the ways we are continually trying to enhance their stay,” said Cathy McKeever, director of sales and marketing for ARAMARK Parks and Destinations. “Now they will be able to share their experiences at the park immediately via social media in order to keep in touch with friends and family as they travel.”

Four miles from Mesa Verde’s park entrance, Morefield Campground is comprised of more than 250 campsites within a beautiful, wooded canyon setting. The campground has campsite options for travelers whether they prefer to camp using an RV or with their own personal camping equipment.


From a news release:

Trail of Tears State Park is experiencing flooding. Wescoat Shelter and Mississippi River Campground are closed until further notice. The campground may need to remain closed through June 15. Campers with reservations during this time will be contacted to change or cancel their stay (at no cost).

The remainder of the park is open under normal on-season operations.


From The Associated Press:

Officials with the New Mexico State Parks division have decided to close Fenton Lake near Jemez Springs due to safety issues related to firefighting efforts.

Helicopters are using the lake for water to fight the Thompson Ridge Fire in the Jemez Mountains. The blaze has charred about 7 square miles since being sparked Friday by a downed power line.

The lake will remain closed through June 20, and that may be extended depending on firefighting needs.

A fire burning in the Santa Fe National Forest near Pecos has also forced the closure of the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District. Trails north of the Santa Fe ski basin will be inaccessible at the Pecos Wilderness boundary.

Santa Fe forest spokeswoman Dolores Maese says the precautions are being taken to ensure public safety.


From The Associated Press:

Two state agencies have announced a "Take Care of Texas" campaign to promote water conservation and other environmental protections this summer.

Country-rock musician Kevin Fowler donated his time to the project by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Fowler's 30-second public service announcement video began airing across the state Tuesday.

The campaign promotes outdoor recreation while asking all Texans to conserve water and other natural resources as the state still struggles with drought.

The Legislature recently passed a measure to set up a $2 billion water development fund. Texas voters will make the final decision on the program in November.


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