NORFOLK – This past weekend, tent camping was restored for those who visit Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD) campgrounds.
According to a release from LENRD, tent camping at their recreation areas resumed on Thursday, June 4. All previous temporary restrictions on recreational vehicle and tent camping will be removed.
With the high demand for outdoor recreation LENRD officials were happy to restore more opportunities at their recreation areas. All campsites at Maskenthine and Maple Creek will now be available to all camping units, including RVs, camping trailers and tents.
Members with the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District appreciate everyone’s patience and they would like to remind everyone to practice social distancing to ensure compliance with the state’s Directed Health Measures for COVID-19 as everyone continues to work to protect the health of the public and LENRD staff.
All campsites remain on a first-come, first-served basis and to provide for more opportunity for campers, the maximum length of stay will be seven days. Shower houses and restrooms will open back up but guests should bring their own disinfecting wipes to sanitize before and after using the facility. Staff will also have increased cleaning rotations.
Outdoor playgrounds and picnic shelters will also open along with designated beaches and designated swimming areas, but do not congregate in the beach area.
Those visiting parks should follow guidelines to recreate responsibly by maintaining a six-foot distance between yourself and other guests; engage in recreational activities only with members of your household; stick to low-risk activities to reduce stress on local emergency response and health care systems; pack and use hand sanitizer often; avoid high-touch areas; clean public use surfaces, such as boat dock handrails, with disinfecting wipes prior to use; do not congregate at boat ramps, boat docks, or beach areas and stay home if you are sick or have been exposed to someone who is sick with COVID-19.
Visit www.lenrd.org for more information or call the LENRD office located at 1508 Square Turn Boulevard at 402-371-7313.