Current Briefs from RV Parks and Campgrounds
From the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier:
The Lynch Livestock Pig Stampede Iowa State BBQ Championship will be Aug. 16-17 in the Little Turkey Campground near Waucoma.
Events kick off with a people’s choice chili contest and a Bloody Mary competition.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Lynch Family Foundation. The Lynch Family Foundation (LFF) is dedicated to help those in our surrounding communities. For the past 17 years, the LFF has raised over $1.5 million dollars to help children, individuals, groups and programs.
For more information, go to www.lynchfamilyfoundation.org.
From a news release:
During the recent Mountain Fire near Idyllwild, Calif., the Lake Hemet Campgrounds were emptied of campers, in order to base over 3,000 firefighters there. Now that the wildfire is out, the firefighters have left and the San Jacinto Mountains have clear air once more, the campground is offering a special incentive to welcome campers back.
Lake Hemet Campgrounds is offering a third night free for every two nights reserved through August. The offer applies to tent sites ($25/night) and full hookup RV sites ($30/night), and includes one free boat launch with each two-night stay.
"You can’t even tell a wildfire was in the area," said Lake Hemet Campground General Manager Tim Colvin, "It was miles away, but the effect on campground reservations is as if it happened close by. That’s because we had to cancel reservations to keep roads clear of traffic and accommodate firefighters. The effect is that we have lots of empty campsites in August. Normally, they’re full."
Colvin said this means campers who stay three nights in August will save a third of what it would otherwise cost. "A bonus is that they’re able to more easily reserve a prime site near the lake in the most desired month of the year."
For reservations or more information, visit http://www.lakehemetrecreation.com.
Lake Hemet Recreation Company is an authorized concessionaire of the Lake Hemet Municipal Water District. Lake Hemet Recreation Company is a part of The California Parks Co., which provides visitor services at national, state, and regional parks, as well as water districts and other recreation providers.
From the Whittier Daily News:
Nestled on the riverbed between two Whittier Narrows dams on the San Gabriel River, next to the Pico Rivera Sports Arena, seemingly out of sight to drivers on the adjacent 605 Freeway, there's a spot where campers and horse riders may someday be able to while away afternoons in the great outdoors, only a few minutes from home.
The 42-acre sanctuary also could be used as a campground and an equestrian campground for visitors to the region to stay while they pursue other attractions in the Greater Los Angeles such as Disneyland, said Ray Chavez, assistant city manager for Pico Rivera.
"It's a unique opportunity to provide communities with a unique recreational area that can't be found locally," Chavez said of plans under way to rehabilitate and upgrade the former Pico Rivera Campground, also formerly known as Bicentennial Park.
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