General fund appropriation gives Ridgway State Park means of meeting more campground demand | Local News Stories

Ridgway State Park will soon be able to provide a long-sought amenity: a large group campground.

The park was among several to receive part of $20 million general fund money appropriated under the freshly signed Senate Bill 112, a bipartisan stimulus effort aimed at infrastructure projects.

Ridgway’s $1.5 million share will be spent on creating a 15-site RV hookup and 10-site walk-in tent campground will make things easier for those

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House says South Dakotans should have an advantage on state campground reservations

PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) — People who live in South Dakota would get a head start of two weeks over nonresidents to make camping reservations at state parks and recreation areas, the state House of Representatives said Thursday night.

The 42-28 vote sends HB 1138 to the Senate for consideration.

The state Game, Fish and Parks Department opposes the legislation, making a veto by Governor Kristi Noem more likely. To override

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Oregon State Parks looking for flexibility in campground reservations, fees

A standard nine-month window for campground reservations at Oregon state parks could become a thing of the past.

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department announced a proposed rule change Tuesday, which if approved would give the agency more flexibility in deciding both the campground reservation window and the transaction fees charged to campers.

For years, the agency has allowed people to book campsites, cabins and yurts from one day to

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