(July 5, 2012) -- “We’re pleased to say that we are ready for full use,” said Bob Chance, Itasca State Park manager. “Cleanup efforts went extremely well. While some cleanup is still occurring, we are ready to accommodate all visitors."
(July 5, 2012) -- The U. S. Bureau of Land Management announced that the Steiner Flat Campground on Steiner Flat Road will be closed from July 1 through Dec. 31 while construction is underway on a river enhancement project.
(July 5, 2012) -- The non-manufacturing sector in the United States expanded for the 13th consecutive month in June, however it representated a moderation in the pace of growth from May’s 53.7 reading. Initial unemployment insurance claims in the United States fell 14,000 in the week ending June 30, marking the second consecutive decline.
(July 5, 2012) -- After heavy rains caused the water to rise, campers and cottagers were scrambling to remove docks and trailers from along the St. John River over the weekend at the Hardings Point Campground in Summerville, reports CBC.ca.
(July 5, 2012) -- The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that the Alcoa Foundation has awarded grants to bring park and environmental professionals from Iceland to learn how the United States manages its national park system.
(July 5, 2012) -- "We’ll continue to release information through our various online outlets to benefit those learning to enjoy the RV, or looking for new information that can make RV traveling either more enjoyable or more convenient.”
(July 4, 2012) -- Family and friends of baby Jordyn Richlynn Smith are washing cars to raise money for her funeral. KGET 17 reports that Jordyn died sometime during the night while the family was camping at French Gulch Campground in Lake Isabella on Saturday.
(July 4, 2012) -- The Wyoming Highway Patrol said a car returning to Colorado from a Boy Scout camp veered into an oncoming lane and slammed head-on into a motorhome on Highway 120, killing five people and injuring four others, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
(July 4, 2012) -- Union Grove State Park reopened June 29, after a major renovation to the campground. The renovated campground features a new shower house and bathroom, nine campsites with electricity, water and sewer connections and two campsites with electricity among the 25 campsites available.
(July 4, 2012) -- La Salle Lake State Recreation Area is being evacuated and closed, and people are asked to postpone day visits to Itasca State Park while crews work to clean up downed trees from Monday night’s severe storms in northwestern Minnesota. Chippewa National Forest officials have closed the Norway Beach Recreation Area until further notice, which includes Cass Lake Campground, Norway Loop Campground, Chippewa Loop Campground, Wanaki Campground, and Winnie Campground.