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Muchalat Lake Campground Will Remain Open This Winter

The SRD announced yesterday at its board meeting that the Muchalat Campground will remain open this winter on a trial basis.

Campbell River, BC – The Strathcona Regional District (SRD) announced yesterday at its board meeting that the Muchalat Campground will remain open this winter on a trial basis due to an agreement made with the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNRO), Village of Gold River, SRD and the Rod and Gun Club.

An SRD Electoral Area A grant-in-aid of $1,000 along with a $1,000 grant from the Village of Gold River will assist the Gold River Rod and Gun Club to maintain and provide caretaking services for the campground throughout this winter.

“During the summer months, this campground is run through Recreation Sites & Trails BC and it regularly closes during the winter months but with the determination of Gold River and Area A residents; the SRD and the Village of Gold River were successful in working together with the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development to achieve the goal of keeping the campsite open throughout the winter” said SRD Chair Brad Unger.  “The Muchalat Campground is popular during the hunting season, and it will be great to see it well-used and enjoyed respectfully this winter with this pilot project.”

The Muchalat Campground is a large, treed site at the east end of Muchalat Lake and includes a boat ramp, dock, beach and swimming area.  For more information about Muchalat Lake Campground, please visit www.sitesandtrailsbc.ca

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Media contact:

Aniko Nelson

SRD Senior Manager of Community Services

250-830-6708  |  anelson@srd.ca