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New Campground Development Aims to Create Additional Local Camping Opportunities

As part of its efforts to increase recreational opportunities and enhance amenities within its regional parks system, the Regional District of East Kootenay is in the process of developing a limited number of new campsites at Wycliffe Regional Park. 

The 164-hectare park currently offers a host of amenities including everything from hiking and biking trails to horseshoe pits, disc golf, ball diamonds, and picnic areas. “We are proposing to develop 20 non-serviced seasonal campsites including 10 tenting/small trailer sites in an un-developed treed area and 10 pull-through sites along the existing hayfield,” says RDEK Recreation and Control Services Supervisor Jamie Davies. “There will be no impacts to existing amenities with the addition of these seasonal campsites, and our goal is to increase public access to enjoy the beautiful scenery and recreational opportunities within the park and surrounding area.”

A Request for Proposal for a contractor to oversee the campground development closed May 8 and the contract is expected to be awarded by the Board this summer. A more detailed timeline of when the campsites will be constructed and slated to open will be available once the contractor has been selected and work plan finalized.

To help keep the public aware and informed, a project page has been created and updates will be provided throughout the construction process on [url=https://engage.rdek.bc.ca/wycliffeparkcampground. ]https://engage.rdek.bc.ca/wycliffeparkcampground. [/url];

The campground development project would not have been possible without funding support from the Province of BC, which recently approved $518,223 for the project through its Rural Economic Diversification and Infrastructure Program. 

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