By Mary-Justine Lanyon
Today – August 13 – is the big day. The SkyPark Camp & RV Resort will see its first campers pull into one of the 57 RV spots or 35 tent sites.
Reservations have been flying off the website, said owner Michelle Johnson. “We’re pretty full on weekends through October,” she added.
Those interested in making a reservation should visit www.skyparkcamprv.com, where there is a site map so campers can select their exact spot at the park.
Each RV site has 50-amp, 30-amp and 110-volt hookups. It also features waste disposal and a water hookup. Each RV site will accommodate six guests, four at the tent sites. Dogs – two per site – are welcome but must be on a leash when walking in the park. They have plans, Johnson said, to build a dog park in the future.
The Camp & RV Resort has four fire pits, one of which is ADA accessible. All are gas powered; no wood fires are allowed in the park.
Johnson said that season pass holders were quick to take advantage of their early-bird access to camping reservations. And, when reservations were opened up to the general public, spots started to fill up quickly.
There is a laundry room on site, which campers will operate with an app on their phones.
Starting on August 13, both the campground and SkyPark at Santa’s Village will be open seven days a week. The SkyPark restaurants will have extended hours so campers can either dine in the park or get food to go.
Each RV site has a picnic table for the campers’ dining pleasure.
Johnson noted that there will be someone on site at the campground 24/7.
During the day, a SkyPark employee will serve as host. At night, security
will be present.
Looking around at all the trees that have been planted on the property, Johnson said they planted seedlings as well as small, fast-growing trees.
Most of the trees on the property burned in the 2003 Old Fire, which jumped Highway 18 from the old Santa’s Village to where the campground is now.
Many of the larger trees on the campground property, Johnson said, were planted by the Henck family, developers of the original Santa’s Village in Skyforest.
For more information on SkyPark at Santa’s Village, visit www.skyparksantasvillage.com.