Runkle Lake Campground will be closing its doors for the season after Labor Day as they make some improvements. Management claims that the park was full almost every weekend, a report said.
Kara Woolard, Runkle Lake Campground Manager, stated that “We had our adult tournaments that were for fundraisers for the little league, and we also had festivals that were put on by our economic alliance which also helped bring people into the area.”
After memorial day, the campground opened a new exchange station to provide fresh and bathing water. It also has a new boardwalk. There are 33 sites at Runkle Lake.
“Campsites 1 through 17 have full hookup. Our campsites 18 to 33 have basic water and electricity. We offer both 50-amp and 30-amp service,” she said.
The campground is owned by the city of Crystal Falls. The parks and recreation committee will make any improvements requested by campers.
“As far clearing stumps and updating the electricity on another side, where there isn’t the full hookup,” Woolard stated that people look forward to it.
There are large pavilions on the waterfront and access to softball, beach volleyball, and basketball at the campground. The campground can still be used in the off-season.
“We do have some infrastructure workers. Woolard stated that this only lasts for a short time. “We can host them for the completion of our infrastructure project in Crystal Falls.”
After Memorial Day next year, the campground will reopen. Woolard said that next season campers could see an increase in nightly rates as more amenities are added.