Camping des Chutes de la Rouge, a campground in Quebec’s Grenville-sur-la-Rouge, is set to expand as the Grenville-sur-la-Rouge Council on August 9 approved a significant CA$1,940,000 expansion to the campground located along the Ottawa River and Rivière Rouge.
While a CA$640,000 subsidy from the Québec government will help cover the expansion cost, the municipality is planning for the park’s revenue to eventually cover the entire cost of the project over two decades.
About 50 to 60 new campsites and 20 sites with ready-to-camp units will be added to the campground, according to a report.
Most of the expansion will occur in the southern part of the park, between Route 148 and the Ottawa River.
According to Mayor Tom Arnold, a complete evaluation of the park’s existing water and electrical systems will also be done as part of the expansion to determine if any repairs are needed.
Last year, the municipality took ownership of the park’s southern side and owns the campground area north of Route 148 beside Rivière Rouge. A not-for-profit organization operates the campground under an agreement with the municipality.
This story originally appeared on The Review.