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RV Park and Campground Briefs

NORTH CAROLINA

From the Island Gazette, Carolina Beach, N.C.:

The Carolina Beach Planning and Zoning Commission voted at their April 12 meeting to recommend the town council deny a request from the Winner RV Park to rezone a portion of over 2.5 acres of land in an area on Goldsboro Avenue

The park is located in the Highway Business District adjacent to an R-1 residential district. The rezoning would allow expansion of commercial uses into a traditionally quiet residential district of town serving older single story residential homes.

RV parks are not currently permitted in the Highway Business District.

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WYOMING

From The Associated Press:

Roads and facilities in Grand Teton National Park and on the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway are set to start opening next week for the summer season.

The Teton Park Road will open to vehicle traffic on May 1. Motorists are advised to be alert for migrating wildlife throughout the park.

The Jenny Lake Visitor Center is scheduled to open May 18. The Jenny Lake Ranger Station and Colter Bay Visitor Center will open on May 26.

Ranger-led activities begin on June 4.

The Gros Ventre Campground is to open May 4, with Signal Mountain and Jenny Lake campgrounds opening May 11. Colter Bay Campground opens May 24.

The Headwaters Campground and RV Sites open June 1. And Lizard Creek Campground opens June 8.

MARYLAND

From the Potomac Patch:

One of the campsites at Marsden Tract Campground, C&O National Historical Park

Nearly 125 volunteers turned out Saturday (April 21) at the C&O National Historical Park to kick off the 5th Annual C&O Canal Pride Days, helping to restore and revitalize the park and local campgrounds.

The volunteers spent a combined 400 hours painting historical buildings, laying sod, polishing the canal boat and cleaning up trash and debris from the most heavily visited areas along the 184.5-mile long park.

“The work of the [C&O Canal] Trust’s Canal Pride Days volunteers has a significant impact on the visual quality of the park and the experiences of its visitors,” said Kevin Brandt, park superintendent. “By getting their hands dirty on a Saturday morning, they’re making a substantial investment in their local national park.”

Saturday's volunteers worked at the Great Falls Tavern and at Marsden Tract Campground, where Cub Scouts from Troop 61 worked to improve campgrounds. Troop 61, the same troop that joined Justice William O. Douglas in his famous 1954 hike to save the canal, installed grills and fire rings, repair picnic tables and define campsites.

The event coincided with Earth Day, National Park Week and National Volunteer week.

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