Current Briefs for RV Parks and Campgrounds
Kentucky state parks are offering two nights for the price of one for campers from Sept. 2-29.
The deal is good Sunday through Thursday from Sept. 2 through Sept. 29, 2013. There are 31 Kentucky State Park campgrounds across the state. To learn more about campgrounds, visit www.parks.ky.gov
Campers should call the park where they want to camp to make the reservation. This offer cannot be combined with other discounts or used on pre-existing reservations.
For more information about camping, lodging, dining and recreational activities at Kentucky State Parks, visit www.parks.ky.gov.
From the Times-Herald, Newnan:
Volunteers pulled 560 pounds of trash out of the Chattahoochee River at Chattahoochee Bend State Park on Saturday (Aug. 24), one of more than 200 cleanup events in the state that were part of Rivers Alive 2013.
There were 28 volunteers at Saturday's event. Most worked from canoes or kayaks, with two cleaning from the bank.
There have been several cleanups held along the park's river frontage in the past few years, and a lot of the larger debris has been removed. There were no shopping carts or refrigerators this time but there were lots of balls, a set of wooden steps, and a muddy Cabbage Patch doll.
Monongahela National Forest wants to start charging $5 to use the newly renovated RV wastewater dump station at the Cranberry Campground. The U.S. Forest Service announced on Friday (Aug. 23) that it is proposing the fee in the West Virginia national forest.
The campground lies in the the Gauley Ranger District. USFS recently finished a major upgrade to the campground, including new picnic tables, fire rings and precast toilet buildings. The renovation also includes a new fee station, drainage improvements, gate installation, vegetation to improve screening between campsites, road resurfacing and expansion of the day-use parking area.
The new dump station is the only one within an hour's drive and is designed to serve all the nearby campgrounds. USFS proposed the fee to offset the costs of pumping and hauling away trash.
Send comments on the proposed fee by Oct. 1 Forest Supervisor, Monongahela National Forest, 200 Sycamore St., Elkins, WV 26241.
From The Tribune, Rugby:
They may have their RVs in common, but the thing that brings the enthusiasts in the Good Sam Club together is the friendships.
Many of those friendships were renewed last week as the North Dakota Good Sam chapter held its state Samboree in Rugby at the Pierce County Fairgrounds.
"We've made some really great friends," said Linda Baker, the president of the Wheat City Sams out of Brandon, Manitoba. "As soon as you get in the gate, somebody is giving you a hug."
Baker and her husband Ivan are just one example of the couples who travel hundreds of miles to go to Samborees in other states and provinces.
"We've got several from Canada, Wyoming, Nebraska, Minnesota," said North Dakota State Director Luther Schoon. "That's just off the top of my head."
The North Dakota Samboree had 65 preregistered couples and Schoon and state secretary Frank Bondeson were expecting another two dozen drive-ins.
The Samboree had a number of scheduled events, from potlucks and musical acts, to seminars and card games.