Campers can begin to enjoy their favorite pastime at various recreation areas later this month. The Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD) will be opening the campgrounds at their recreation areas on Wednesday, May 20.
LENRD General Manager, Mike Sousek, said, “Due to COVID-19, social distancing efforts have been enforced to save lives. On May 20, we plan to open our campgrounds at Maskenthine Lake near Stanton, and the Maple Creek Recreation Area near Leigh with some restrictions.”
Beginning on May 20, the RV campsites will have the following requirements:
Sousek added, “We will provide updates as they become available. Please take precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including social distancing even in outdoor spaces.”
LENRD Recreation Area Superintendent, Leonard Boryca, said, “We look forward to restoring more recreational opportunities as conditions improve. Our priority is protecting everyone’s health by following the CDC guidelines.”
These LENRD managed recreation areas are multipurpose projects, offering outdoor opportunities to enhance the quality of life for all residents, as well as a range of conservation benefits including: groundwater recharge, wildlife habitat, and soil erosion prevention.