Current Briefs for RV Parks and Campgrounds
From National Parks Traveler:
A 7 1/2-mile stretch of the Grand Loop Road in Yellowstone National Park was closed indefinitely Tuesday (Aug. 20) due to growth of the Alum Fire burning near the Mud Volcano area, park officials said.
Out of concern for public safety, the road was closed from Fishing Bridge Junction to the South Rim Drive of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Officials initially said a 13-mile stretch of road would be closed, but shortly thereafter decided to close just 7 1/2 miles.
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From KOTA-TV, Scottsbluff:
The city of Scottsbluff is using keno funds to help make improvements to Riverside Campground.
City council members approved nearly $10,000 for park improvements.
The first step is to pay for new signage around the park.
The city is also looking to upgrade the electrical capacity at the campground.
An increase in use during parties and events has proven that the current electrical system does not have the capacity to meet the current demand.
"We have found out over time that what we have just isn't sufficient," explains Parks and Recreation Director Perry Mader, "which is kind of a blessing because we know our numbers down there are up, as we keep putting some of these upgrades in."
The city will now bid out the electrical job to local contractors and the job should be completed in the coming months.
From the Beckley Register-Herald:
The New River Gorge National River plans to open its new flagship campground to the public in the early summer of 2014.
The Meadow Creek Campground, located on the banks of the New River about two miles downstream of the Sandstone Visitor Center, will offer visitors a variety of individual campsite types and one large group camping site.
Amenities will electric hook-ups at all campsites, water hookups at some campsites, communal water spigots, vault toilets and a camp host. An amphitheater for park interpretive programs and a public boat launch will serve both campers and the general public.
The campsites — four walk-in tent-only sites, 17 drive-in car sites and five drive-in RV sites — in the first phase of development at this new facility will provide expanded amenities to visitors.
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