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Quebec Campground Sees Expansion

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Camping des Chutes de la Rouge (Quebec) is growing.

According to a report, earlier this month, Grenville-sur-la-Rouge Council approved a significant CA$1,940,000 expansion to the campground, located along the Ottawa River and Riviere Rouge, where the two rivers meet.

Based on the council’s approved regulation, 50 to 60 new campsites and 20 sites with ready-to-camp units will be added.

Most of the expansion will occur in the southern part of the park, between Route 148 and the Ottawa River.

A CA$740,000 subsidy provided by the Quebec government will help cover the expansion. However, the municipality has plans for park revenues to eventually be used to pay for the project cost over 20 years.

As per Mayor Tom Arnold, a complete evaluation of the park’s current electric and water systems will be conducted as part of the expansion process to determine if any repairs are needed.

In 2021, the municipal government took ownership of the southern part of the park. It also owns the campground area north of Route 148 beside Riviere Rouge. A non-profit organization manages the campground under an agreement with the municipality.

Arnold said in 2020, the first year of the arrangement between the non-profit organization and municipality, the campground brought about CA$40,000 in revenue to Grenville-sur-la-Rouge and also returned the cost of its CA$60,000 yearly lease to the municipality.

This story originally appeared on The Review Canada. Featured image from Camping des Chutes de la Rouge.

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