Current Briefs for RV Parks & Campgrounds
From a news release:
Surf n’ Stream Campground in Toms River picked Jenna Aiken as the winner of its “Name That Island Park Contest.” Aiken’s name, The Cookoo’s Nest, was chosen as the new name for the recently remodeled bird sanctuary located at the north end of the tenter’s island at the campground. The area will be open for campers’ enjoyment soon.
The “Name That Island Park Contest” asked participants to “like” its newly updated Surf n’ Stream Facebook page and post on their wall the best Island Park name. At the end of the summer, staff members picked their favorite and the winner will be featured in the Surf n’ Stream September newsletter. The winner will also receive a $50 cash prize. The contest has increased activity on the campground’s Facebook page and promoted awareness of the campground itself.
Surf n’ Stream Campground is a family friendly RV park located near all of the most popular beaches at the Jersey Shore. The campground includes a full-size swimming pool, picnic area, activities for all ages, weekend events and more. For more information about Surf n’ Stream Campground, visit their website at http://www.surfnstream.com or call (732) 349-8919.
From the Journal Review, Crawfordsville:
Members of the Crawfordsville, Ind., SWAT team detained one man after a standoff Sunday afternoon (Sept. 22) at the Crawfordsville Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) campground that lasted two hours and shut down U.S. 231 for some time.
Jim Harrell, no age or address given, was arrested by Crawfordsville Police officers after SWAT used tear gas and bean bag rounds to detain the man.
The incident started around 2:20 p.m. when CPD Officer Josh Hoagland heard Harrell, who had an out-of-county warrant out for his arrest, was at the campground.
“The warrant was confirmed and officer Hoagland stopped the vehicle. At that point Harrell said he was going to start the car and drive away,” Crawfordsville Police Sergeant Jeff Line said at the scene. “There were two other occupants in the RV — a female friend, not his girlfriend, and the woman’s son. They were not held hostage.”
It was reported that Harrell had a knife with him in the RV and it was unknown whether he had any firearms or other weapons with him. SWAT was called, and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and Indiana State Police also responded to the scene.
Just after 4:30 p.m. Harrell was detained by SWAT members and transported the Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health-Crawfordsville to be checked, Line said.
“That’s standard procedure for us,” Crawfordsville Police Chief Mike Norman said. Norman and Line both confirmed that at no point was lethal force used.
After being cleared by the hospital, Harrell was booked into the Montgomery County Jail.
From The Associated Press:
New Mexico officials say two state parks have reopened to boating and swimming after recent heavy rains resulted in widespread flooding.
The New Mexico State Parks Division says Morphy Lake has risen about 2 feet and is open again.
At Coyote Creek State Park, boating, swimming and camping are allowed once again. Repairs are underway to fix the road, fences and the catwalk.
Brantley Lake State Park remains closed to boating and swimming due to debris that washed into the lake. The lake has risen about 16 feet in almost two weeks.
Elephant Butte Lake State Park’s main boat ramp is back open, but park officials are warning visitors to watch for potential debris in the water. The lake is now 5 feet higher due to the rain and runoff.
From the Tampa Bay Times:
After a bumpy ride through the regulatory process, the plan for a new apartment complex that will replace the Briarwood Travel Villas and RV Park has cleared its last major hurdle.
But before construction begins in the spring, officials will make some last-minute changes to a legal agreement. This came up last week as Largo changed the zoning of the RV park’s property near Largo Mall, officially clearing the way for 260 apartments to be built there next year.