The Fifteen Mile Creek Campground’s New Look

Work in progress at Fifteen Mile Creek Campground

The Fifteen Mile Creek Campground is in the process of getting a facelift.  According to signs on the work site at the downstream end of the campground, the Maryland DNR is putting its funds to work in order to create a new-and-improved facility.  We were told at Bill’s Place that the present camping area will be utilized for parking, while the newly cleared land will be used by future campers upon its completion.  The main issue of the restructuring is that the present boat ramp’s location forces boaters to park in the river bed, and pollution from motor vehicles, such as gasoline and oil, is a potential problem.  The campground is a popular destination for fishermen and campers, and it will be interesting to catch a glimpse of the new facility when it has been completed.

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3 responses to this post.

  1. I hope the impact on the environment will be small. Progress is good at times, but it is also a determent to nature. I tell you, your canal is one beautiful site and the miles between here and there awesome to look at.

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  2. Posted by LevelWalker on April 18, 2012 at 8:02 am

    It should be a good idea. My source tells me that the problem is that the present boat ramp allows for the possibility of gasoline leaking into the river. Now why didn’t we get a picture of the boat ramp?! After doing volunteer work in the park for three years, I’ve come to have a lot of faith in the NPS and Maryland DNR. The new and improved campground (upon its completion) should be very nice.

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  3. I hope so, so much will be destroyed if gasoline does get into the river.

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