State officials with the West Virginia Department of Commerce on Tuesday afternoon issued a press release regarding the status of proposals to build an RV campground at Cacapon State Park.
A public hearing on three proposals has been set for Tuesday, April 18 at 5 p.m. at Cacapon State Park’s Washington-Fairfax Room.
Those proposals, which have been redacted to block out financial information, were just being made publicly accessible on Wednesday, March 22, through the state park’s website.
None of the proposals involve management or ownership of current facilities or operations at Cacapon.
Proposals were submitted to the state by March 3 and were set to be evaluated and reviewed by state officials by March 13, according to project documents.
Members of the public have reported making multiple inquiries about the proposals and how to view them.
Documents for two of the proposals were available at wvstateparks.com/bids-and-procurement/
A third proposal link was not operational early on Wednesday, but later allowed access to that proposal.
Morgan County officials in February wrote a letter to the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources asking state officials to consider the location and scope of the RV proposals before moving ahead with any development at Cacapon.
They shared public concerns about impacts of a large-scale RV campground on the Nature Center, ecology, watersheds, traffic, water, sewer, noise, mountain bike trail plans and other aspects of the state park’s public uses. To read more about those issues, read the Morgan Messenger’s ongoing coverage here: Commissioners ask DNR to reconsider aspects of Cacapon campground proposals.
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