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Park use has changed

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Ginger Walker
Ginger Walker, executive director of the Cherokee County Conservation Board, reports that the use of Cherokee County Parks has been down some early in the summer because of flooding at the Silver Sioux Park but she expects park usage to be strong during the remainder of the summer.

Walker said that there has been a change in park usage only partly resulting from the earlier wetness of Silver Sioux.

Martin's Access, which has been getting a lot of attention lately due to an expansion, has become an increasingly popular destination. Some of the visitors are horse riders taking advantage of the trail and the primitive camping sites.

The new lodge at a high and dry area of the Silver Sioux Park has been getting good use. Walker said that some people have been renting the lodge for a week at a time.

Finishing touches have been made this summer at the Silver Sioux Lodge, including pouring cement for the patio area and doing landscaping work.

The primary summer construction project this year is roof replacement of the shelter areas at Martin's Access. They were all leaky.

The Silver Sioux Park is now relatively dry and it has been fogged for mosquitoes.

The conservation board has equipment to rent. Two new kayaks have been added to a selection of canoes. The equipment is located at conservation board headquarters -- 629 River Road.

For further information call 225-6709.

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