Current Briefs for RV Parks and Campgrounds
From the Carroll County News, Berryville:
The Beaver City Council unanimously voted Monday (Aug. 12) to close the Beaver RV Park and Campground for the rest of the 2013 season.
The closure comes after last week’s flooding caused large amounts of debris to wash up on the park grounds and overload the campground’s swimming area.
“It’s not safe to swim,” said Councilor Jay Baldridge, who is also Beaver’s park manager.
The time has come for campers at Lake Erie Community Park in Lake City to clear out.
After nearly nine years of back and forth between Girard Township officials and the campers at the park, a deadline has been handed down. Campers have until Sept. 9 to vacate their campsites.
The letter sent to the campers read in part “that all campers, trailers, decks, awnings, sheds, boats, personal belongings and debris is required to be removed from Lake Erie Community Park by the end of the day, September 9th 2013.”
It was back on Feb. 15 of this year the Erie County Court of Common Pleas entered an order declaring that Girard Township is the rightful owner and has full control over the Lake Erie Community Park.
Township officials plan on adding hiking trails and picnic areas and a playground in the park after the campers are cleared out.
From KSTU-TV, Salt Lake City:
Hundreds of residents were out of their homes Tuesday night (Aug. 13) due to a 4,000-acre fire that has ravaged areas around Summit County communities.
The fast-growing fire near Rockport State Park destroyed 15 structures — 12 of which were homes. The blaze continues to threaten several others and has forced evacuations of Rockport Estates, Promontory and Bridgehollow Subdivision.
Utah State Parks and Recreation officials also closed the Riverside Campground at Rockport State Park due to the fire.
There are 60-70 fire personnel battling the flames. Crews will stay on scene to build a fire line to protect the homes.
The blaze was 5% contained.
Lake levels in Green Country, for the most part, are up.
The water at Keystone Lake is about nine feet higher than normal and climbing. It’s expected to crest today (Aug. 14).
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is releasing water from the lake into the Arkansas River, but that’s not keeping some low-lying campgrounds from flooding, including the New Mannford campground.
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