Preparing for opening of the campground

Village prepares to get local campground ready for the season.

It might only be March, but the village of Nakusp will soon be getting set to prepare the local campground for the start of the season.

The campground usually opens during the Victoria Day weekend, but because it is run by a private contractor, it could open a little earlier if the site is ready.

Clean up for the site basically involves tidying up after winter. Raking up branches, along with cleaning the washroom building, ensuring potholes in the road are fixed, and inspecting picnic tables for damage.

The campground itself is a good size.

“I think there are 30 something sites,” said Warren Leigh, manager of the village’s public works department. “There is the capacity to expand for tenting, for the baseball tournament for example. They put people wherever they can find a spot.”

Activity during the week is normally a little slow, but weekends at the camp can be quite busy.

Leigh said the site is fairly rustic. There are about 10-12 power sites, along with washrooms, shower areas, picnic tables and a fire pit.

He said there are no specific rules to follow, campers should show common courtesy to other campers.

“There are people that are going to be camping right beside you, so you have to bear that in mind,” he said. “I think a lot of noise is discouraged after 11 p.m., however you can come and go whenever you want. It’s not like some campgrounds where they lock the gate after a certain time.

Campers also must obey the law.

When the campground does open for the season, the village hopes everyone has a very safe and happy time.

 

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