Current Briefs for RV Parks and Campgrounds
From The Associated Press:
Minnesota State Parks are jumping on the latest trend in water sports with plans to rent stand-up paddleboards at eight parks.
Department of Natural Resources (DNR) officials say it’s a good way to promote a new physical activity. Paddleboarding involves standing on a board similar to a surfboard and propelling oneself around with a long paddle.
The boards will be available at Blue Mounds, Glacial Lakes, Glendalough, Lake Shetek, McCarthy Beach, Myre-Big Island, Sakatah Lake and William O’Brien parks.
Parks and Trails spokeswoman Amy Barrett tells the West Central Tribune that paddleboarding is cool and the DNR wants to attract the next generation of state park visitors.
From the Watertown Daily Times:
Plans are in motion to create a campsite for recreational vehicles at Sandstoner Park.
The proposal calls for 12 sites, each with enough room for a large RV, a picnic bench and a fire pit.
“They won’t feel like they’re crammed in like sardines,” said village Planning and Development Director Frederick J. Hanss.
Electricity and water will be provided for each site, and the village is also considering providing Wi-Fi. Sewage will not be provided, so campers will need to dispose of their waste at the nearby sewer plant.
The park has more than three acres of parking lot, most of which has gone unused for years, according to Hanss. A segment of the lot near the river will be torn up to make room for the sites, so visitors will not have to camp on a slab of asphalt.
The estimated cost for the project is $164,000. The town and village will each contribute about $20,500, in hopes that the $123,000 remainder will be covered by a state grant.