Due to the partial government shutdown this winter, delays in the spring opening of campgrounds, picnic pavilions, and cabins are anticipated, the Park Service said. There is a reduced timeline for seasonal staff hiring and planning that has shifted opening dates at some facilities.
The rehabilitation of the Chinquapin Hill campgrounds at Caledonia State Park has been completed, and the campgrounds will be open for the 2019 season, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announced.
After a renewal of the contract between the city and Escape Lodging to manage the city-owned RV Park, on Wednesday, March 6, members of the City Council met with representatives of the lodging company for a look back and update of the RV Park and how it went from a potential cult site to a thriving visitor destination.
The conversion of the area into Twin Falls State Park began in 1964, when Western Pocahontas Corporation and Pocahontas Land Corporation gave the State of West Virginia a “gift of land” to develop a state park, according to Scott Durham, park superintendent.
Authorities said the Parkers managed the Riverview RV Park and Campground along the Osage Beach River in Lake Ozark, about 120 miles southeast of Kansas City.
“Work can include noxious weed removal, fence removal and construction, trail maintenance, meadow restoration, campground maintenance, slash piling, removal of tubing from tree seedlings, and fireline construction around logged units on the Heppner Ranger District,” a Monday press release states.
Kampgrounds of America unveils the “Campground of the Future,” today at RVX: The RV Experience on March 12-14 in Salt Lake City. The Campground of the Future concept is a series of interactive animated illustrations that immerse viewers into a campground in the year 2030. This includes expanded technology offerings, sustainably constructed sites and facilities, and campgrounds engulfed within nature.
President Donald J. Trump has proposed a $2.7 billion budget for the National Park Service in Fiscal Year 2020, which includes funding that would help address the $11.9 billion maintenance backlog in the National Park System.
CampgroundViews.com has partnered with KOA to show off their futuristic technology that is being implemented at the “Campground of the Future” display during the inaugural RVX event in Salt Lake City. The company is providing a first look at their latest technology integrating a 360 video experience with augmented reality to allow travelers to better find the perfect place to camp.
The National Park Service estimates that during Fiscal Year 2018, over $671 million in needed repair work was completed at national parks across the country, one of the largest amounts of deferred maintenance needs retired in a single year.
Glacier National Park has announced a key change in its backcountry camping advanced reservation system this year. The system, which will go live on March 15, will now use a “modified lottery system” on opening day that will process requests “in a randomly sequenced order,” the park announced on its website.
While the site is not waterfront like many of the area’s RV Parks, General Manager Troy Bittner said his park is going to offer campers a chance to get away from the bustle of Myrtle Beach and spend time in a luxury resort with plenty to do.
The Natrona County Board of County Commissioners dismissed Teresa Hodecker’s Conditional Use Permit request to allow a private campground for up to four campers at her property on Casper Mountain’s East End Road during the board’s March 5 meeting.
The Airstream was the only model of its kind in a fleet of 10 travel trailers, all dating from 1947 to 1959 and nested under trees and beside tiki statues at the Bisbee, Ariz., resort. Yet even the less iconic trailers were so meticulously renovated, I half expected Frank Sinatra to pull up in a Cadillac and ask me to join him for an egg cream in the Shady Dell’s 1950s-style diner.
Barnwell State Park has five cabins which were all built in the 1960s and 1970s. While some renovations have occurred over the years, this is the first facelift in many years, although Cabin #3 was redone a few years ago after hurricane damage.