Elkford municipal campground grand opening

The new Elkford municipal campground was officially opened with the new washroom and shower facility last weekend.

Elkford Mayor Dean McKerracher and Howard Tomich

The new Elkford municipal campground was officially opened with the new washroom and shower facility last weekend.

This facility, along with electrical upgrades to service the property to allow for future electrical upgrades to the sites was an investment of $250,000.

The Elkford Lions Club has managed the operation of the campground over the last 35 years.

Starting in 2008, Council gave staff direction to work towards some campground improvements. In collaboration with the Elkford Lions Club, and later with support from the Tourism Advisory Committee, improvements started to unfold.

In 2008, a new campground office was installed at a cost of $71,000.

In 2010, a fence was installed for safety reasons along the Elk River at a cost of $37,300.

In 2011, a maintenance area was developed at the north end of the campground at a cost of $31,000.

Also in 2011, two pit utility toilets were installed in the south end at a cost of $32,200.

Over the last six years, the District of Elkford has invested $421,500 into the Elkford municipal campground allowing Elkford to continue to attract tourism dollars.

The District of Elkford contracts with the Elkford Lions Club for the management, operation and maintenance of the Elkford Municipal Campground.

“As a part of this agreement, the District receives up to $4,000 of the revenue each year to go towards improvement projects at the campground,” said Elkford Mayor, Dean McKerracher. “Of the improvements that have been invested into the campground, the Lions Club has contributed $22,000 directly towards these projects.”

The Elkford Lions Club keeps the remainder of the revenue and uses these profits to be put towards the many donations they give to those in need. In 2012 the Lions Club gave over $20,000 in donations. These donations play a significant role in many not-for-profit organizations in Elkford.

“The Elkford Lions Club plays an important role within our community, and I, along with the rest of my Council, want to personally thank them for all that they do for Elkford,” said McKerracher.

The new washroom/shower facility includes washroom facilities for men, women, family and handicap guests. There is an electrical and mechanical room as well as an outdoor sink and wash station.


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