Current Briefs for RV Parks and Campgrounds
From the Indianapolis Star:
The contest is on for America’s favorite water park.
The leader so far: Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari in Santa Claus, Ind.
As of last week, the Southern Indiana park enjoyed a comfortable lead over Schlitterbahn of New Braunfels, Texas, and Noah’s Ark in the Wisconsin Dells.
The online poll by USA Today (www.10best.com) continues all month to determine America’s top 10 water parks. Twenty major waterparks are listed on the online ballot.
The poll has prompted some overt lobbying by the parks. Holiday World is pleading for votes among visitors to its website, asking them to vote and vote often.
From USA Today:
Death Valley is a hot mess.
After a Death Valley National Park employee posted a video of an egg being cooked in the desert sun, the park is now littered with egg shells and cartons from visitors attempting the stunt themselves.
It's gotten so bad, that Death Valley National Park has made a public plea on their Facebook page asking visitors to stop frying eggs on the ground.
Their Facebook post reads:
"An employee's posting of frying an egg in a pan in Death Valley was intended to demonstrate how hot it can get here, with the recommendation that if you do this, use a pan or tin foil and properly dispose of the contents. However, the Death Valley NP maintenance crew has been busy cleaning up eggs cracked directly on the sidewalk, including egg cartons and shells strewn across the parking lot.
This is your national park, please put trash in the garbage or recycle bins provided and don't crack eggs on the sidewalks …"
From National Parks Traveler:
A crack in the Blue Ridge Parkway has led officials to close a 21-mile stretch of the scenic parkway in North Carolina until they can more closely assess the stability of the road.
A notice on the Parkway's website said the road is "closed from MP 376 at Ox Creek Road to MP 355 at Mount Mitchell State Park. There is some evidence of structural damage near milepost 374.5 and the motor road will be closed until further notice."
From the Herald News, Klamath Falls:
The Pit River Tribe will hold its annual gathering at Medicine Campground in the Medicine Lake Recreational Area Thursday (July 18) through Sunday. The group will use Medicine Campground and the dispersed recreation area adjacent to Medicine Campground.
Modoc National Forest officials said the special closure for the annual event is provided in federal regulations regarding the privacy of tribal activities for traditional and cultural purposes. All other campgrounds and recreation sites will remain open.