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City of Trail’s Municipal Campground Closed for Summer 2024

The City of Trail in British Columbia announced that its municipal RV park will be closed this summer. The closure is attributed to scheduling unpredictability over the next several months due to potential construction work. 

In late spring, the City received news from the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) that construction at the sewer treatment plant might start, requiring the park’s closure. The park is located off Highway 3 near the mall.

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Despite the municipal RV park’s closure, Claire Samulak, Trail’s communications and events coordinator, remains optimistic about the summer tourism season.

“We still anticipate a great summer of tourism and invite people to check out the campground downriver at Beaver Creek Park or Champion Lakes Provincial Park. We wish everyone a great and safe summer,” Samulak said, as reported by Rossland News.

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With the municipal RV park closed, Beaver Creek Park and Champion Lakes Provincial Park are viable alternatives for campers visiting the area. Both parks offer various outdoor activities.

Another recommended alternative is the Rossland Lions Community Campground. This 26-site campground, open from May long weekend to October 1, is a short drive or walk southwest of downtown Rossland.

Located off Highway 3B, the Rossland Lions Community Campground is adjacent to Centennial Ball Park and Rossland’s Advanced Mountain Bike Dirt Jump Park. This location provides easy access to bike trails and the Centennial Trail Head.

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The Rossland Lions Community Campground also offers amenities such as water supply to individual sites, hot showers, flush toilets, a sani dump, and an undercover picnic area with BBQ and lights available upon request.

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Each site is equipped with tables and a fire ring. The nightly rates are CA$40 for full or partial service (20-amp) and $30 for unserviced sites, with an additional CA$10 charge for a second tent, van, or trailer on the same site. Additionally, full payment is required to secure reservations, and firewood can be purchased at Seven Summits Service, located five minutes from the campground.

This approach illustrates the importance of having contingency plans for when parks or facilities need to be closed for maintenance or construction. Offering alternative camping options, as Trail has done with Beaver Creek Park and Champion Lakes Provincial Park, helps maintain visitor satisfaction.

Additionally, this situation highlights the value of proactive maintenance and scheduling smaller, regular updates to avoid major construction disruptions.

Featured image by Rossland Lions Community Campground via rosslandlionscampground.com

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Hi, you might find this article from Modern Campground interesting: City of Trail’s Municipal Campground Closed for Summer 2024! This is the link: https://moderncampground.com/canada/british-columbia/city-of-trails-municipal-campground-closed-for-summer-2024/