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Corps Upgrading Texas Campground to RV Park

Canyon Lake mapCranes Mill Park on Canyon Lake near Startzville, Texas, is undergoing a renovation and could be open as soon as the end of the year as an RV park, according to the Herald-Zeitung, New Braunfels, Texas.

The almost $3 million renovation is being paid for with federal stimulus money, said Marcus Schimank, Canyon Lake site manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The park (visible on left side of map above), located on Farm to Market 2673, just past the village of Startzville, currently has about 46 campsites with tables and ground cookers. Campers staying overnight currently pay $8 a night on weekdays and $12 a night on weekends, according to the park’s operating policies.

When reopened, park guests will pay between $14 and $18 a night to stay at the park, Schimank said.

The park will feature 65 camping sites, 50 of which will have full connections for RVs. Plans for the project had been under way for about two years and will incorporate a playground and two handicap spots close to restrooms.

Heavy use of the park spurred the corps to add more connections and raise the prices to match those of Potter’s Creek Park also located on the lake.

“We always had some plans for that park,” Schimank said.

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