Tuttle Creek State Park Campgrounds

Project Description

Campgrounds:

  • Riley Point Campground
  • Rocky Ford Campground

Schwab Eaton worked with the Department of Wildlife and Parks to develop new camping facilities at two locations in Tuttle Creek State Park. The improvements at both sites included 70 RV campsites with electrical service hookups (mix of pull-through and back-in sites), primitive camping facilities, trail connections, new access drives through established timber, shower house and restroom building, storm drainage infrastructure, and sanitary sewer and water utilities. Prior to the project, both campsite locations were undeveloped, with established tree stands and significant understory vegetation. Care was taken when laying out the improvements to minimize damage to the larger trees that were used as nesting sites by bald eagles. When trees were removed, two new trees were planted at nearby locations for every one tree that was lost. New plantings were also used to stabilize stream banks, and to foster future roosting sites for the resident eagle population.