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Work To Start On New El Morro Campsite

 

El Morro was a small, close-knit, coastal enclave of 300 trailers, and their residents, living enviably between Laguna Beach and Newport Beach.  It was a community of residents who’d built relationships over many, many years…often decades.  The State, however, was successful in moving the residents out in 2006, and in removing the trailers thus paving the way for a new 35-acre campground.   

 

Recently the State Parks Dept. awarded the contract for the final cleanup to remove the remainder of the previous trailer park, and to “build” the planned campground, to Los Angeles Engineering, Inc.  While this may be the last campground to be added to the State Parks system, it’s the first campground to be added in over 20 years.  The projection is the completed El Morro Campground will consistently sell out its’ spaces, and the hope is that it will create about $1 million dollars per year in park revenue from day use, special events, and camping.

 

The construction team from Los Angeles Engineering, Inc. is scheduled to begin working at the El Morro site this week (July 7-11, 2008).