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New additions to enhance Martin's Access and Silver Sioux

Friday, May 18, 2012

New playground equipment was recently installed at the new area of Martin's Access along with new RV Camping sites. Photo contributed
As if the county recreation areas weren't entertaining enough, there are a few new additions that will increase family enjoyment. If you've driven through Martin's or Silver Sioux lately, you may have noticed some construction.

Chad Brown, Cherokee County Conservation Board Director, is happy with the progress of the new attractions. "These new improvements are great additions to the parks. We appreciate the support of the supervisors who funded these projects," said Brown.

The new playgrounds built at both Martin's Access and Silver Sioux will allow for a nice, safe play area within a parent's view. They also add variety for any adult or child along on the day hike or weekend camping trip.

Currently, the playgrounds are open for enjoyment, but aren't entirely finished. Still to come are sitting benches and the landscaping around the edge of the play area.

Martin's Access has a new shower facility and camping pads in addition to the playground, are all located near the cabins. It is hoped that the newly constructed shower house will be finished for Memorial Day weekend, but there's no guarantee. The shower house will need plumbing and electricity before it can be opened for public use. There is no charge to use the facility.

The camping pads are near completion as well. These sites are full-service, including water, sewer, and electricity, and will be $15 per night. Final touches include the cement pads and placement of picnic tables and fire rings.

Silver Sioux is located off of Hwy 31 on Silver Sioux Road just east of Quimby. Martin's Access is located on C-16 east of Larrabee.

For more information, contact the Cherokee County Conservation Board by calling 712-225-6709 or e-mailing cherokeeccb@gmail.com.

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