Current Briefs for RV Parks and Campgrounds
From a news release:
Chicago-based Equity LifeStyle Properties Inc. held a conference call on Tuesday (July 22) to discuss its second-quarter financial results.
From CBS News:
A squirrel that tested positive for plague prompted the days-long closure of a campground in the Angeles National Forest.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and the U.S. Forest Service decided to shut down Broken Blade, Twisted Arrow and Pima Loops of the Table Mountain Campground for at least seven days.
Health officials said squirrel burrows will be dusted for fleas.
“Plague is a bacterial infection that can be transmitted to humans through the bites of infected fleas, which is why we close affected campgrounds and recreational areas as a precaution while preventive measures are taken to control the flea population,” said Dr. Jonathan E. Fielding, the county’s public health director. “It is important for the public to know that there have only been four cases of human plague in Los Angeles County residences since 1984, none of which were fatal.”
From the Broadway News, King City:
The first phase of the Yanks Air Museum Project, a recreational vehicle park, is almost complete and will open later this summer.
The Local Agency Formation Commission of Monterey County will hold an annexation hearing this August to determine whether the city of Greenfield could annex the entire Yanks Air Museum Project this year, rather than the existing staged annexation.
The majority of construction at the RV park has already been completed and some of the final touches such as landscaping are now being worked on. The RV park will feature 80 spaces for RVs, a swimming pool, cabana, community recreation center, basketball courts, and caretaker unit.
From the Uvalde Leader-News:
While daily attendance may be down at Garner State Park, revenue is up, and other area resorts have noted more visitors this year than in years past. Garner State Park visitors have also enjoyed higher water levels, with the river still running over the dam. Although daily visitation is down 6.3 percent, revenue is up 7.3 percent from this time last year. Fewer people may be visiting the park but they are spending more money on the new amenities that Garner State Park has recently added, according to Rick Meyers, park superintendent.
From the Austin American-Statesman:
The Austin nonprofit Mobile Loaves & Fishes is planning a development in eastern Travis County that would house a few hundred chronically homeless people in RVs, small homes and tepees on 27 acres.
The group has proposed putting the park in several other locations over the past decade, but backed off each time, partly because of opposition from nearby neighborhoods.
From the Reno Gazette-Journal:
The population in Yerington/Mason Valley is expected to more than double this weekend when the 12th Annual Night in the Country Music Festival is expected to draw upwards of 10,000 country music fans to its outdoor concerts at the Lyon County Fairgrounds.
Tickets for the event, presented by Nevada Fresh Pak, are sold out as country music fans from all across Nevada, California, the rest of the United States and even from Great Britain plan to converge on the Yerington/Mason Valley area by the thousands to enjoy the annual concerts.
As in the past, two campgrounds have been created–one Quiet Zone and one Party Zone–to accommodate some 1,800 campsites which have been sold out for months.