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Alaska State Parks Logo(Anchorage, AK) – Alaska State Parks will be breaking ground Aug. 16 for the construction of a South Denali campground and day-use area. The project includes parking and trailhead access to more than six miles of new hiking trails at the base of Curry Ridge in Denali State Park.

A major boon to the project was the private land donation of 104 acres by United Companies Inc., LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sea Lion Corp., the village corporation for Hooper Bay. The donation was finalized in April 2013. The donated land is valued at $1 million and it provides access for the future development of a South Denali Visitor Center. UCI’s donation will be highlighted during the groundbreaking ceremony.

The groundbreaking kicks off the construction of a 1.5-mile access road, a 22-space parking lot/trailhead, more than six miles of interpretive trails, a 15-site walk-in tent campground, a 32-site RV campground with electrical hookups, a ranger station and maintenance facility, and the extension of the electrical grid along the Parks Highway to Mile 134. The road, campground and electrical extension are scheduled to be completed by late summer or fall of 2014. Funding sources for this work included legislative appropriations and private-sector donations.

The State has been working to develop a visitor center complex on the south side of the Alaska Range with project partners including the National Park Service, Matanuska-Susitna Borough and Princess Cruises. Development of the proposed visitor center is still in the planning, design and funding stages.

 

Roy Anderson describes himself and his wife, Barbara, as an RV couple.

After 30 years of marriage labeled them empty nesters — with kids fanned out in Omaha, Connecticut and Illinois — the Andersons determined to travel more.

“We’ve since wintered in Texas, been all over the Midwest and up north and usually take a two-week trip once a year throughout the country,” Roy said.

Roy and Barbara, of Grand Island, serve as campground hosts at the RV campground at the Nebraska State Fair.

Though the Andersons have lived in Grand Island since 1971, they’re looking forward to their second year spent camping at the State Fair.

Their experience on the road, coupled with a good lay of the land, makes them naturals for the additional title of Nebraska State Fair’s campground host couple — a joint position for which they were nominated and gladly accepted prior to the first run of the fair in their own backyard.

But this year’s fair is likely to keep Roy and Barbara hopping. Jaime Parr, facility director for the Nebraska State Fair, said the recent addition of 80 new pads with access to utilities (sewer, power and water) brings the total number of RV parking spots to 130, a substantial increase from only 50 last year.

And that’s just the beginning. Next year will see 60 to 80 more, bringing the total number of lots close to 200. Parr said that amount puts Grand Island’s facilities in line with what was available in Lincoln.

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Plans are moving forward for an RV park at Seawolf Park in Galveston Texas, a project estimated to cost nearly $2 million.

The Park Board of Trustees has approved $120,000 from Federal Emergency Management Agency public works funds to pay for an architectural company’s engineering and administration fees to get the project started.

In a budget update to the park board, Randall-Porterfield Architects estimated the RV campground will cost $1.89 million and include 44 RV spaces.

Within the next six months, the park board, which manages and promotes some of the city’s tourism industry, will be ready to accept bids on construction, Lou Muller, executive director of the park board, said.

The RV park will be developed on about 4 acres left of the entrance to the park and west of the parking lot at Seawolf Park, a popular fishing spot and home to naval exhibits such as the USS Cavalla.

“While Dellanera RV Park is very popular because of its location right on the beach, the Park Board of Trustees and staff feel that an RV park at Seawolf will be equally, if not more, popular because of the additional recreational opportunities it will offer,” Muller said.

The board expects to break ground on the campground in the spring and complete work in February 2012.
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