The POA held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Happy Camp on Saturday. POA Board of Directors President Michael Harris and POA General Manager Eric Kazakoff were given the honors of cutting the ribbon. Construction to remodel the campground began in January. The camp is expected to open today, May 25.
The project was awarded to DMC Enterprises during the Regular Session Board Meeting on Jan. 2. The POA Board of Directors approved the total project cost of $774,300 with $649,300 to come from the Repair and Replacement Fund 02-670 and $125,000 to come from the Road Reserve Fund 03-0670.
Upgrades to the campground include the replacement of the asphalt roads, replacement of street lighting and power poles, extended beach area with new sand, additional campsites with RV hookups and new concrete walkways, sewer system, water laterals and electrical system. The campsite and road layout changes will accommodate larger RVs with slide-outs.
In a second phase, the campground office will be relocated and the restrooms will be remodeled.
Happy Camp is one of Canyon Lake’s most unique amenities. It offers both water views and beach-front camping to members and their guests. Its docks make it a great spot for water sports and fishing. The campground is the POA’s least subsidized amenity and generates a substantial amount of income.