Latest Briefs from RV Parks and Campgrounds
From The Desert Sun, Palm Springs:
Starting today (Aug. 1), firefighters and state park officials will reopen parkland in the San Jacinto Mountains that was closed because of the Mountain Fire.
National Forest land will reopen today, and Mount Jacinto State Park will reopen Friday.
Areas slated to reopen include all parts of the national dorest north of the state park, including Marion Mountain, Seven Pines and the Deer Springs trails, and Lake Fulmor.
Marion Mountain, Dark Canyon, Boulder Basin and Black Mountain and Fern Basin campgrounds will also reopen, John Miller of the Forest Service said..
The Mountain Fire, which started on July 15, burned 27,531 acres in the Idyllwild area and was contained on Tuesday.
The blaze destroyed 23 structures, including seven homes, and was sparked by electrical equipment on private property northeast of Idyllwild.
From the News-Leader, Springfield:
A new lodging option is available at Pomme de Terre State Park in Hickory County. Visitors can reserve a stay in the park’s yurt, a circular structure that is weather tight and includes electricity, air conditioning and heating.
The yurt at Pomme de Terre State Park is the third in Missouri State Parks; the other two are at Lake of the Ozarks State Park.
“Providing these types of alternative camping options allows visitors to have a new experience in our state parks,” said Bill Bryan, director of Missouri State Parks. “A yurt is a great way to experience the outdoors while still having the comforts of climate control, protection from the elements and a locking door. I would encourage anyone who is interested in a stay in one of these unique structures to make their reservation at Lake of the Ozarks or Pomme de Terre state parks today.”