Fire Officials Update Colorado Campground Status

July 3, 2012 by · Comments Off on Fire Officials Update Colorado Campground Status 

Fire officials announced the lifting of all evacuations and the opening of all roads in the High Park Fire area this weekend, including Highway 14.

For now, recreational access in the lower Poudre Canyon is limited to river access only, The Coloradoan reported.

“Visitor safety is our highest priority,” Forest Supervisor Glenn Casamassa said. “The majority of campgrounds and recreation areas remain closed and general forest use is still prohibited within and surrounding the High Park Fire perimeter. Until a full safety assessment has been conducted and hazards are mitigated, these restrictions will remain in place. Hazards include falling branches or trees, rolling rocks, landslides and contaminated water.”

Hiking and dispersed camping is prohibited throughout the lower Poudre Canyon as all trailheads, campgrounds and picnic areas remain closed.

Camping sites in the upper Poudre Canyon could open as soon as today the Canyon Lakes Ranger District said. Dispersed camping along Pingree Park Road is prohibited as the Pingree Park, Upper Buckhorn, Monument Gulch and Rist Canyon neighborhoods are restricted to residents only.

Campgrounds in the Red Feather Lakes area are open.

Fire danger remains very high. All Larmier County and U.S. Forest Service fire restrictions remain in effect.


RV Park and Campground Briefs

June 29, 2012 by · Comments Off on RV Park and Campground Briefs 


From a news release:

Sun Communities Inc., a real estate investment trust that owns and operates manufactured housing and recreational vehicle communities, today (June 29) announced its board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of 63 cents per share for the second quarter of 2012. The dividend is payable July 20 to shareholders of record July 10. Sun Communities has approximately 26.5 million shares outstanding.

Sun Communities Inc. currently owns and operates a portfolio of 162 communities comprising approximately 55,900 developed sites.


From The Coloradoan, Fort Collins:

The 40 in the Fort endurance mountain bike race set to run July 7 has been postponed to Sept. 15 due to health concerns surrounding the High Park Fire, race directors from Overland Mountain Bike Club announced.

“We’re two weeks away from the race. The fire isn’t going to be out by July 7. Even if the fire is heading west, with the wind changes every day, we’re jeopardizing people’s health and that’s our biggest concern right now,” said Kory Swanson, communications director for the Overland Mountain Bike Club. “We’ve been working with both land agencies (Lory State Park and Larimer County) and they’ve helped manage the fire and are spread a little thin, so we wanted to step back and not interfere with their efforts.”

The race, which made its debut last year, runs through Lory State Park and Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, both of which have opened after temporary closures.


From The Sacramento Bee:

Firefighters have contained a wildfire that burned 690 acres of brush in Ventura County.

The Ventura County Star says the blaze in Los Padres National Forest was fully surrounded Wednesday afternoon.

The blaze started on June 23 about 10 miles southeast of Frazier Park.

It triggered evacuations of campgrounds around an off-road recreation area but no buildings burned.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


From the Nodaway News Leader:

It’s been approximately six months since the new Mozingo Park manager Grant Evans has taken over and in that time he and his staff have been busy making improvements to the park that makes Mozingo a better tourist attraction for locals looking for a close escape or non-locals looking for something a big city can’t provide.

From RV site expansions to revitalizations to park amenities, the ongoing changes at Mozingo have only helped keep Mozingo on the map as a prestigious escape for families.

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