Latest Briefs from RV Parks and Campgrounds
From an e-mail:
A weekend of education and entertainment is planned for July 19-21 as Mountain Falls Realty launches its marketing of lots at Mountain Falls Luxury Motorcoach Resort near Lake Toxaway, N.C.
The mountaintop resort will introduce Colt Robinson, the broker in charge, unveil coach cottage renderings and floorplans and present the cottage build-out guide. Live entertainment will feature members of "Connor Christian & Southern Gothic" and the Jeff Spirko Band.
For more information on this event e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (888) 466-9350 ext. 104.
From The Associated Press:
Shoshone National Forest officials have temporarily banned soft-sided tents at campgrounds near Brooks Lake in far western Fremont County.
The reason is more grizzly bears than usual are being spotted in the area.
The restriction is just a precaution. Forest spokeswoman Kristie Salzmann says there are no recent reports of close encounters between people and grizzlies in the area.
The tent restriction includes the Brooks Lake and Pinnacles campgrounds halfway between Dubois and Moran Junction in Grand Teton National Park. Soft-sided tents also are prohibited along Bonneville Road.
Trailer-type campers are still allowed but forest officials say it's important for all campers to keep a clean camp. That means don't leave any food outside.
The restriction is in place until further notice.
Tripleblaze has released a list of the top 10 campgrounds in the state of California, including five campgrounds that are in the nation's top 100. The Tripleblaze best campgrounds list is compiled using visitors' ratings and reviews of 860 California campgrounds that have been collected continuously since 2005.
It's no surprise that eight of the top 10 campgrounds in California are located within easy striking distance of the Pacific coast. Yosemite National Park made a showing twice with the Yosemite National Park Campground and the Upper Pines Campground, both located in the Yosemite Valley. The coastal campgrounds were evenly spread between the redwoods in the north and the sandy beaches in the south, with two in the redwood forest and two at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.
All of these campgrounds are located in either a regional park or a national park, and therefore are all government owned.
- Yosemite National Park Campground – Mariposa.
- Upper Pines Campground – Yosemite Valley.
- Westport – Union Landing State Park Campground – Leggett.
- Andrew Molera State Park Campground – Big Sur.
- Leo Carrillo State Park Campground – Malibu.
- Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park Campground – Weott.
- Hendy Woods State Park Campground – Point Arena.
- Anthony Chabot Campground – Castro Valley.
- Spruce Grove Trail Camp Campground – Angeles National Forest.
- Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park Campground – Big Sur.