|It also comes with a brand new set of rules!|
Here's the Northern Lights data sheet:
Hookups: 20, 30 & 50 amp, water
Fire ring: Yes
Water Access: Yes (river)
Fresh Water: Yes
Trash Service: Yes
Toilets: Yes (vault)
Dump station: Yes
Level sites: Yes
Store: No (Minimart 1 block away)
Verizon reception: 3G, 2 bars
Internet reception: 2 barsCost: $20 / night for RV's, $5 / night for tents
|The Mini's campsite at Northern Lights.|
Going from free to $20 a night is a reach but the new sites are legitimate campsites compared to the old field the DNR used to maintain (come to think of it how would they run out of funds for a field?)
|One of the tent sites with fire ring.|
Did I mention that each RV site has cable? With more than 60 channels! All the homes in Republic that I passed on my walks have Dish or Direct TV antennas but somehow the county (I assume that's who administers the campground) got cable into the new campground - go figure!
The upgrade project also created (or upgraded) a hiking/ATV path through the woods surrounding Republic. I walked for three miles and didn't come close to the end of the trail before some mosquito attackers drove me back onto the streets of Republic,
|The start of a hiking trail out of the campground.|
While I always hate to see a free campground go away the new Northern Lights Campground is a really nice upgrade for Republic and should bring in a lot more RV traffic to the township. I'll include it on my yearly UP camp list!
Thanks for reading!