Activities range from mother-child look-alike contests to mom-versus-kids relay races to family dances to special classes just for moms. Moms who stay at Jellystone Park locations over Mother’s Day weekend will also receive a free commemorative cup while supplies last.
It likely will be a busy summer season at Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah, and some construction projects will add to the challenge of enjoying the park.
The partial government shutdown also caused a reduced timeline for seasonal staff hiring and project planning, which shifted the scheduled opening dates to be delayed at some facilities.
The Bureau of Land Management Arizona Strip Field Office will close the Virgin River Canyon Recreation Area Campground beginning April 8 in order to complete needed renovations of the restrooms and other infrastructure to ensure the health and safety of visitors.
The U.S. Forest Service is increasing recreation fees across the Kisatchie National Forest in specific areas. These increases will go into effect May 1.
It says crews will replace a 1960-era electrical line that will restore sewage and water facilities to the campground. During the construction, Loops A and B will be temporarily closed. Campsites in Loop C and Wildcat will remain open.
The goal of these fee increases is to establish consistent pricing for developed sites in the forest. The current prices are extremely low and do not reflect the services and amenities available at the sites. The increased prices will also better align the forest with other recreation providers offering similar services.
The Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation, which was created 20 years ago to support the state parks and state forests of Pennsylvania, in January released a report, “The Legacy of Pennsylvania’s State Parks and Forests: The Future is in Our Hands,” which outlined “the billion dollar need for infrastructure investments in our state parks and forests.”
With the water level of Allatoona Lake in Cherokee and Bartow counties continuing to fall, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced additional openings of recreational facilities around the lake.
“We have always started the brainstorming process with the simple question, ‘What is it that a young family wants out of a vacation, and how can we give it to them?’” said Perry. The original 125-site campground now offers 1,900 camping sites as well as vacation villas.
“The plan is simple and straight forward”, said Mitchell. There will be three weekends dedicated to the Vet Camp. July is for the women, August for families and September for the men. The only thing the vets will have to supply, aside from personal items, is their ride to and from Oakland Valley Campground. Food and activities are all free.”
Through a partnership with YourPassNow.com, state residents and non-residents can purchase a decal to affix to a windshield that will provide annual entrance to state parks, forest, and historic sites.
The designation recognizes the park’s unique cultural value to Indiana as well as its national history. The park had to meet specific criteria to be listed on the register including its significance, age and integrity.
Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Sarah Strommen has big plans for the first weekend of summer break: Fill as many Minnesota state parks’ campsites with school-aged kids and their families as possible.
Forty-four sites at the campground have electrical damage, while the park’s boat ramp will need some repairs as well.
It’s rare to find an RV park in the middle of the city. French Quarter RV Park delivers high quality for the money. Be aware, however, that during major tourist events in New Orleans, prices there go even higher for premium sites.
Calgary company Camp Reservations Canada is making a name for itself after just one year in business. Leong and his wife Renee Anseeuw came up with the idea a couple of years ago while searching for a campsite for the Canada Day long weekend.
Under Canvas Great Smoky Mountains is the company’s first glamping camp in the Southeast. It is close to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on 182-acres and features 40 canvas tents.