MOSES LAKE - Plans to bolster 456 RV sites at the Grant County Fairgrounds campground are underway. The project is part of the Campground Master Plan. The project will be funded by money generated by the 2019 Real Estate Excise Tax.
“The campgrounds were built when a typical RV was 12-20 feet long," said Jim McKiernan, Fairgrounds Director. “They don’t work with today’s 40 foot Motorhomes with three slide outs. We need to bring them up to today’s standards."
The fairgrounds is currently the largest campground in Grant County, sitting on 87 acres and is host to numerous equestrian events, tractor pulls, gun shows, livestock shows, etc. with many participants camping during their respective events.
“We have an opportunity to increase tourism activity by providing one more modern campground along with the list of other Grant County campgrounds,” said McKiernan.
Officials say the start of construction and the multi-phased approach will depend on further funding and approval by Grant County Commissioners.
Tom Gaines, director of Central Services for Grant County, says the project will begin with the east campground renovation and expansion.
The new design will include camping from tents to the largest fifth-wheel units and buses, angled with picnic tables, barbecues and full hookups.