Canyon Creek Community Campground Update

The Canyon Creek Community Campground is not open for public use at this time. The MD's goal is to reopen the campground for day use as soon as possible. In consideration of all variables, however, this reopening may not take place until late summer/early fall. Updates will be posted on the MD website and social channels as they become available.

The MD has assumed operation of the Canyon Creek Community Campground as of June 2021, but obstacles to opening remain. The MD cannot open the Canyon Creek Campground for public use in its present state. Doing so would overlook safety code infractions, hinder maintenance efforts, and expose the MD to considerable liability — for which the MD taxpayer is ultimately responsible.

Addressing the campground’s deficiencies is a priority for the MD. There will be some early wins, and others will be achieved over time.

At a bare minimum, certain campground facilities must be brought up to code. Following this step, the campground must undergo and pass all necessary safety and building code inspections. Only then can the campground and its facilities be insured for public access, thus providing campers with peace of mind and protecting MD taxpayers from the threat of unwarranted litigation.

In addition to bringing the campground up to essential code requirements, the MD is working on other enhancements including wayfinding signage, numbering of sites and general grounds upkeep. Longer-term goals include powering and metering individual sites, enhancing restroom facilities and other improvements to the grounds.

The former campground operator released reservation records on May 21. As a result, all seasonal campers have been contacted (or will be contacted in the near term) to confirm email addresses to allow the MD to provide timely updates as the transition plans take shape. Updates will also be posted to MD social media channels and the Campgrounds section of the MD website. Additionally, camping (@) has been set up as a catch-all email address for public inquiries.

The MD sincerely thanks all patrons for their understanding during the stutter-start of camping season. We are eager to help make your rugged-and-real outdoor experiences as carefree and memorable as possible.

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