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Officials in a Michigan community near the shores of Lake Huron are hoping an RV park will bring more tourists and revenue to their area, located north of Port Huron, Mich.,according to The Times-Herald of Port Huron.
A green light recently was given for First Development, a Bloomfield Hills, Mich., land development company, to start the $6.2 million project in Sanilac County.
The park, tentatively named Lake Huron Star Campground, will sit on about 100 acres of Lake Wensley property on Forester Road off M-25, said Tony Snow, a partner in First Development.
“It’s a beautiful piece of property,” he said. “We felt it was a great place to have a campground.”
Snow said the campground would be built in phases over the next five years.
He hopes to start in the next month.
Snow said developers were hoping to have 25 to 50 rustic cabins in the RV park, along with 250 RV hookup sites, a soccer field, baseball-softball field, nondenominational chapel, bird sanctuary, walkway around the 20-acre lake and bridges leading to an island in the middle of the lake.
“It’s going to be neat,” he said.
Snow said the company also hopes to build a convenience store, coin-operated laundry, bowling alley, small theater and coffee shop on the front six acres of the property.
The front section would be open to noncampers.
Marj Hoenicke, a local official, said the project would bring in revenue and create jobs. She said township officials and residents were excited about the park.
“It’s going to help the community and the county,” she said. “Every amenity you’d want in a campground you’ll have.”