User uShare Login | Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.

31° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options




[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!


Summer Weather Affecting Local Campground

June 30, 2014, 7:15 AM by Leland Steva

Summer Weather Affecting Local Campground

It's been difficult for people to enjoy the great outdoors this summer because of the severe weather that has hit the area. It's hurt the weekend numbers for one area campground.

People of all ages like to come to a campground to take in the sights and sounds of the great outdoors.

"Working with your family to put up food on the table and going fishing and stuff," Vander Sage said.

Overall Jellystone Park is having a solid summer, but Mother Nature has kept campers away during its peak times.

"The weekends have been just a little bit short but overall we're up for the year, so we're good if weather gets good and starts staying good on weekends, and get the rain on Monday, Tuesday instead of Friday, Saturday and we'll be in great shape," Owner Bruce Aljets said.

Owner Bruce Aljets says some campers will cancel their reservations if they see severe weather in the forecast, but weather doesn't always deter campers. He says during Father's Day Weekend, the camp was full despite heavy rainfall.

"We have some campers that are fair weather campers. They want the nice weather, but the majority of the campers, they're coming, they're going to have a good time. Some of them planned for a long time and they're going to come no matter what," Aljets said.

Aljets says the park takes precautions to protect campers that are in an RV or a tent during severe weather. Workers continually monitor the weather, and they have phone numbers of all the campers at the park to let them know that severe weather is coming. There are two buildings at the park where campers can go for shelter.

Brandon Hammer is a boy scout from Iowa. He has gone on many different camping trips with his troop and his family, and he knows the importance of finding shelter.

"You never know if it could take your power or the camper out and it could fly up and hit where you are and it could hurt you severely," Brandon Hammer said.

Even with the danger of unpredictable weather, people still plan on camping this summer.

The National Weather Service says it's important for people to leave tents and RV's during storms to find a sturdier place for shelter.

Previous Story

Next Story



View news

You may also like

Two Identified In Fatal Yankton Crash

12/1/2015 9:52 AM

Curtis Nelsen, 31, and Ashley Riibe, 30, were the drivers involved in a crash east of Yankton on early Monday morning.

Full Story
Lil Wayne To Perform In Sioux Falls

12/1/2015 7:13 AM

The Grammy Award-winning rapper will perform at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center on March 1, 2016.

Full Story
Tyrese Ruffin's Mother Speaks Publicly For First Time

11/25/2015 6:18 AM

In her first and only television interview, Doohen talked about her son, who she called the joy of her life.

Full Story
Man Killed In Rollover Crash Identified

11/29/2015 1:05 PM

A Mitchell man has been identified as the victim in a rollover crash near Artesian, South Dakota on Friday.

Full Story
Car Dealer Offers Vandal A Job

12/1/2015 5:45 PM

Two vandals were caught on surveillance camera taking video of themselves as they jumped from car to car at a Sioux Falls dealership in October.  ...

Full Story | Watch