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Latest Briefs for RV Parks and Campgrounds

September 18, 2013 by   - () Leave a Comment

Bret Michaels (right) talks to Bob Harris and his son Johnny about turning their former ambulance into a Big Foot hunter. Image by Travel Channel

NEVADA

From KTNV-TV, Henderson:

Legendary rocker Bret Michaels will be filming scenes for the next season of the Travel Channel’s “Rock My RV” at the Henderson Pavilion.

The show debuted in May 2013.

On the show, Bret leads a team of custom RV designers and fabricators who transform regular traveler RVs into a mobile home fit for a rock star.

The city of Henderson said it wants a packed house at the pavilion on Oct. 2 for his concert and for his “Rock My RV” show taping.

Tickets are $25 and $30.

MONTANA

From the Billings Gazette:

A campground expansion construction project will begin at Cooney State Park in Roberts this week, but the park and campgrounds will remain open to the public.

The construction project is an expansion of the Red Lodge campground, it will include the creation of six double sites with electricity, two group-use sites, five additional tent sites and an additional host pad.

The project is expected to take several weeks to complete.

Cooney State Park and Reservoir is a popular recreation area serving south-central Montana that features fishing, boating, hiking and camping. In 2012, Cooney State Park saw more than 134,500 thousand visitors. For more information about Cooney State Park visit: http://stateparks.mt.gov/cooney/.

SOUTH DAKOTA

From the Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan:

With news spreading of Nebraska’s closure of numerous state park areas Monday along with the continued work at local recreation areas, area park officials want residents to know their sites are still open for business.

“We’ve received a lot of calls,” said Jeff Van Meeteren, regional park supervisor for the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks. “With people hearing several Nebraska parks are closing, they’re just assuming that includes our parks (in the Lewis and Clark Lake area) too. We want to assure folks that’s not the case.”

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, CANADA

From The Guardian, Charlottetown:

Prince Edward Island’s tourism industry had another positive month as the number of overnight stays went up in July over the same time last year.

Don Cudmore, the Tourism Industry Association of Prince Edward Island’s executive director, said the 3% increase in room nights sold at fixed roof accommodations was an important number. The province’s tourism indicators for July show the number of overnight stays was up 2.5% over last year, which the third straight month with an increase in 2013 and meant the year-to-date total was up 2.8%.

That included a 1.9% increase in the number of site-nights sold at Island campgrounds in July.

 

 

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