Krodel’s camping season to begin

Beth Sergent

March 14, 2014

POINT PLEASANT — Krodel Park’s official camping season begins April 1 — and with it comes some new rates.

Acting in response to higher utility and maintenance costs, Point Pleasant City Council enacted new rates regarding camping at the park.

The new rates are as follows: Nightly and weekly rates for age 62 and oloer, $20 a night (previously $18), $130 for seven days. Nightly and weekly rates for those younger than 62, $25 a night (previously $20), $165 for a week. These prices include electricity, water, sewer and trash services.

As for tent sites, $15 a night (previously $12), $95 a week (previously $91).

For monthly lots, people 62 and older, $260 (previously $250); younger than 62, $280 (previously $275). These prices include electricity, water, sewer and trash services.

The rates were approved at this week’s city council meeting with Krodel Park Manager Derrick Taylor presenting his yearly report. Taylor said receipts from the park were down in 2013 around $3,000 from 2012.

Taylor also asked for a new mower to be purchased for the park to keep up with maintenance needs.

Krodel Park is one of the city’s premier recreational sites with camping, fishing, Fort Randolph and rentals for birthdays and other events. Local community volunteers are also attempting to revamp the playground area and the park’s walking trail.

An upcoming event at the park is the second Shawnee Spring Gathering from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 3.