State Representatives Roger Thomas of Elkader and Andrew Wenthe of Hawkeye joined Senators Brian Schoenjahn of Arlington and Bill Heckroth of Waverly at the Volga River State Recreation Area to participate in the new campground opening ribbon cutting ceremony.

The new campground at the north end of the Volga River was funded by a $1.5 million infrastructure appropriation. The 42 new campsites all have electricity and water while 34 have sewer connections as well.  Each campsite has a fire ring and picnic table.  The camp pads are level and 11 are paved, pull through sites.

The project began when roads for the campground were built in 2005.  In 2008, the legislature approved $750,000 to develop the campground and another $750,000 was provided in 2009 to complete the project.

For more information on the Campground visit: http://www.iowadnr.gov/parks/state_park_list/volga_river.html