(April 23, 2013) — New York State park officials have turned down Councilman Robert Creighton’s request to have 55 acres of Nissequogue River State Park land, the former Kings Park Psych Center, transferred to the town for future recreational use, reports

(April 23, 2013) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers told WQAD several local recreation areas are closed because of high water along the Mississippi River.

(April 23, 2013) — In Victoria, the Department of Environment and Primary Industries says it has been forced to close a campground in the Neerim State Forest because people keep vandalising the toilet block, reports ABC Local.

(April 23, 2013) — At Minnesota state parks, the cold weather has kept water shut off and RV dump stations closed at many campgrounds.

(April 23, 2013) — The Cronkite News Service reports in response to last year’s attacks, the Arizona Game and Fish Department is working with the U.S. Forest Service to bear-proof Payson-area campgrounds and raise awareness about the dangers that may arise any time for those camping in bear country.

(April 22, 2013) — April 30 through May 20, Moraine Park Campground in Rocky Mountain National Park will close for a major repaving project. Aspenglen Campground will open early for the season on April 30 to accommodate campers. Aspenglen Campground will be first-come, first-served until May 22, when it will revert to the reservation system.

(April 22, 2013) — Online camping reservations are now open for select parks throughout the Northwest Territories.

(April 22, 2013) — Alabama Conservation Commissioner N. Gunter Guy responded this month to recent media coverage regarding the possible reduction of services in Alabama’s State Parks saying that by working with legislators and the Governor’s Office, there’s a budget strategy for FY 2014 to absorb funding reductions in other areas.

(April 22, 2013) — The U.S. Forest Service is working to repair damage from recent copper thefts at 15 recreation sites around the Lake Tahoe Basin in Calif. Although crews are working hard to avoid public impact, the crime may cause a delay in opening some sites. The agency is taking steps to eliminate the potential for vandalism.

(April 19, 2013) — In California, Camp Pendleton’s I Marine Expeditionary Force is scheduled to conduct its annual amphibious training exercise, June 15-30 and will close portions of San Onofre State Park for the training.

(April 19, 2013) — With members of the Phillips Common Council in Wisconsin voting to select a bidder to put in restroom facilities and electrical work, the campground project on the old city beach off County Road H moved one step closer to completion, reports Price County Daily.

(April 19, 2013) — New construction is taking place at Chatfield Park Campground in rural Keokuk. What at first glance might appear to be a fancy outhouse with a front porch will actually be a camper registration booth, reports the Keokuk Gate City Daily.

(April 19, 2013) — The West Virginia Economic Development Authority plans to sell more than $24 million worth of bonds next month that will be used to expand and improve facilities at the Cacapon Resort State Park, reports the Daily Mail.

(April 19, 2013) — Latinos Post reports that the volcanic system underneath Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming is a lot bigger than previously believed, said researchers during a presentation at the annual meeting of the Seismological Society of America.

(April 19, 2013) — The Fresno Bee reports money generated by sales of customized license plates is supposed to support specific programs approved by lawmakers, but that’s not always the case.

(April 19, 2013) — Virginia State Parks in partnership with Outdoor Nation, the millennial-led movement championing the outdoors, will host three youth summits this summer where millennial leaders will connect with local peers to identify regional outdoor issues, develop strategies and receive leadership training.

(April 19, 2013) — After a whirlwind offseason that saw Jackson County, Ore. take over operation of Howard Prairie Resort for the first time in its 53-year history, county Parks Manager Steve Lambert told the Mail Tribune he hopes no one will even notice the different faces behind the cash register.

(April 19, 2013) — The Salamanca Press reports the items that are easy to find at garage sales, estate sales, antique stores or in the attic will be transformed into works of art for an Allegany State Park fundraiser in New York.

(April 19, 2013) — In North Carolina, Chimney Rock State Park remains closed, as the North Carolina Department of Transportation continues to work to remove a large boulder along the main road above the Meadows.

(April 19, 2013) — Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources is making great strides in preparing for the Nov. 1 Central Reservation System transition to a new vendor, Camis, Inc., headquartered in Ann Arbor, Mich. This transition will have some short-term impacts to customers making campground reservations beginning next month.


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