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Albeni Falls Dam Campground News is written by Park Ranger Linda Lamb and brought to you by the Ranger Staff at Albeni Falls Dam. Letters will be posted frequently throughout the year regarding recreation news at the Albeni Falls Dam Project. To receive this newsletter by email, please contact Ranger Lamb at linda.e.lamb@usace.army.mil and she will add you to her email list.

January 15, 2014

Hi folks!

Hope you have been able to reserve that perfect campsite this summer. If not, there is still the month of August and half of July to shoot for. We have a nice tool that will help you make your stay a little more enjoyable. Ranger Taylor has been working on our Facebook page. It now has links to maps, pictures, and will keep you up to date on what is happening in the campgrounds. This will also include the evening programs that will be presented during your stay. The Albeni Falls Dam website that you can navigate to via Facebook is now new and improved. Check it out with the link below. Also "Like Us" at Albeni Falls Dam if you want to receive automatic updates and the latest info.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Albeni-Falls-Dam/204991082860633?ref=br_tf

Website: http://www.nws.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/LocksandDams/AlbeniFallsDam.aspx

And as always if you have any questions feel free to call or e-mail me.

PS. For those of you who have or plan to get the 2014 Watchable Wildlife Calendar look closely at the month of December. The bottom photo is Albeni Falls Dam. The photo of the Bohemian Waxwings was taken in front of the dam by yours truly.

Linda Lamb

Park Ranger

Albeni Falls Dam

208-437-7226

 

November 12, 2013

Hi, I hope you all had a great summer. It went by way too fast as usual. 

If you are receiving this newsletter you placed your e-mail address at the bottom of the camper check-in sheet you filled out when you came camping. If you do not want to receive future Albeni Falls Campground News e-mails just let me know by replying back to this e-mail and I will remove your name.

So much for the business end. Now for the news end. For those of you who camp at Springy Point you will be happy to hear we are finally putting in a new boat dock. The old boat dock had seen better days and it was time to bid it a fond farewell. The new dock is made of plastic lumber so your feet should be safe from splinters!

Believe it or not you can start reserving for the 2014 campground season, if you are wanting to camp the first weekend we are open that is. Remember that you can reserve up to six months in advance of your reservation date. We are open for camping on May 10th, 2014. For those of you who are interested in Memorial Day weekend mark your calendar for November 23rd to make that reservation. For those of you who are aiming for the Fourth of July Weekend you have to wait until January 4th, 2014.

Every year I perform an annual fee survey. The fee survey includes calling all recreation facilities, private and public, within a 50 mile radius to determine what fees they are charging. We are required to do this survey annually to ensure that our fees are comparable with like facilities. The results of this survey has required us to increase our fees to $25 for Riley Creek and $20 for Springy Point, Priest River and Albeni Cove.

We had an issue this past summer with ActiveWorks (formerly ReserveAmerica) charging our campers an extra $2 per night for staying on a holiday and requiring that you stay three days on a holiday weekend. That is not our policy. We do not charge more for a holiday or require you stay three days on a holiday or two days on a regular weekend. If you feel you are being charged a higher dollar amount than you should please let me know and I will try to correct it immediately. Those of you who were charged extra last year should have seen a refund from ActiveWorks or you will be charged less because the $2, $4, or $6 refund is waiting for your next reservation. Any questions concerning this refund should be directed to Customer Service at 888-448-1474 or for Canadians if the above number does not work try 518-885-4282.

The holidays are fast approaching so have a wonderful holiday season, be safe and we look forward to seeing you again next summer. As always, if you have any questions feel free to e-mail me or call me at 208-437-7226.

 

Linda Lamb

Park Ranger

Albeni Falls Dam

208-437-7226