Latest Briefs for RV Parks and Campgrounds

September 11, 2013 by   - () Comments Off on Latest Briefs for RV Parks and Campgrounds

Newmar RV earns TV attention


From a news release:

Late night comedian Jimmy Kimmel’s ensemble created a custom RV tailgating skit that aired on Jimmy Kimmel Live Tuesday night (Sept. 10) on ABC.

Working with the show’s writers to create the premises of the skit, Go RVing was afforded an opportunity to present its message to Kimmel’s loyal audience in a format that resonates stronger than an ad placement within the show, according to a news release.

The one-minute segment was filmed at the studio last week and featured a Newmar Corp. motorhome which was selected in a vehicle lottery.


From Yahoo News:

More than 2,700 firefighters are still battling the Rim Fire that has burned nearly 400 square miles in and around Yosemite National Park. The cost of the effort has reportedly reached $100 million since it erupted on Aug. 17.

Authorities said the blaze was 80% contained after being caused by a hunter’s campfire. It has destroyed nearly a dozen homes and almost 100 outbuildings.

Meanwhile, a fire burning in a San Francisco Bay Area wilderness park appeared to be under control.

Evacuation orders were lifted late Tuesday for the remaining 75 of 100 homes that were threatened by the fire in Mount Diablo State Park in Contra Costa County.

The fire was 60% contained after burning a little more than 5 square miles.

State fire spokesman Steve Kaufmann said the fire wasn’t showing much active behavior.


From a news release:

Forest Service officials in Vermont have announced the continued operation of three popular campgrounds on the Green Mountain National Forest (GMNF). Chittenden Brook, Moosalamoo, and Silver Lake Campgrounds will remain open through the Columbus Day weekend on the Rochester and Middlebury Ranger District for the enjoyment of Vermonters and visitors alike.

These campgrounds will close for the season on Tuesday, Oct. 15. Forest Service employees cited the change as a way to provide the public with more opportunity to camp during the busy fall foliage season. Traditionally, these campgrounds on the GMNF have been open from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

“Autumn is one of the most beautiful times of year here on the Green Mountain National Forest. The crisp fall air, warm sunny days and chilly nights make perfect weather to get out and enjoy the Forest and spend your evenings around a crackling campfire,” said Chris Mattrick, District Ranger on the Rochester and Middlebury Ranger District. “By extending the camping season, we are again providing a unique opportunity to the public and also hope to bolster the local economies by attracting visitors to the area,” added Mattrick.

The Chittenden Brook Campground offers 17 campsites which are appropriate for small to moderate sized campers and tent camping. There are no electric hook ups, sewer or water provided at the campground. Chittenden Brook Campground is located at the end of Forest Road 45 (Chittenden Brook Road) and accessed from Route 73 in Rochester.

The Moosalamoo Campground is part of the nearly 16,000-acre Moosalamoo National Recreation Area located in Goshen. The campground can be accessed from Forest Road 32 (Goshen / Ripton Road) in Goshen. This campground offers 19 different campsites which are suitable for recreational vehicles and tenting. There are no electric hook ups or sewer. Water is available from hand pumps at several locations within the campground.

Silver Lake Campground is a hike-in campground located on Silver Lake. This campground offers 15 campsites. Access to this campground is achieved via a short hike (0.6 miles) on the Goshen Trail from a parking lot located off of Forest Road 27 (Silver Lake Road) in Goshen or via a moderate uphill hike (1.6 miles) on the Silver Lake Trail from the Silver Lake parking area on Route 53 in Salisbury. No electric hook ups, sewer or drinking water is available.




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