Lake Elsinore, Calif., may turn over operation of the city’s 200-acre waterfront campground to Sunland RV, a La Jolla-based campground firm that currently operates five privately owned campgrounds in the state.
Sunland will be given 60 days’ access to inspect the site, which sits on the shores of the Southern California city’s namesake. Sunland officials said that if they take over the park, they would invest millions for improvements that include rebuilding the campground’s marina and raising the property to avoid flooding problems, according to the Riverside Press Enterprise. Sunland is seeking a 75-year lease on the property.
Some Lake Elsinore residents have protested Sunland’s plan to ban tent camping. However, Sunland representatives and city officials say that improvements to the campground could only benefit the community.