Helmut Schmidt, Published June 26 2013
VIDEO: Campground at Fargo's Lindenwood Park under water
It’s the second time this year for that part of the popular campground, and means that 26 of Lindenwood’s 47 campsites are unusable due to Red River flooding, said Samantha “Sam” Larson-Frobig, a project coordinator for the Park District.
The lower campground is affected by the Red at river level of 22 feet, but the higher, campground “A” and its 21 spots won’t be threatened unless the river nears 37 or 38 feet, another campground worker said.
“We’re doing the best we can to rearrange (campsite reservations) or accommodate” campers if we can, Larson-Frobig said.
She said the campgrounds at the Red River Valley Fairground in West Fargo are “pretty full” but accepting some campers.
“We don’t want Mother Nature to screw up people’s plans,” Larson-Frobig said.
Larry and Marti Hem of Davenport, Iowa, are running the support vehicle for a couple of cross-country bicyclists. They were packing up the campsite next to their RV Wednesday morning.
“If the river gets this high, you’ll have to evacuate the whole town,” Marti Hem joked. “This is about the most rain we’ve seen.”
A couple of RV spots over, Sue Davison of Lakewood, Colo., was hanging out with three of her grandchildren.
“We were kind of freaking out when we arrived here last night,” Davison said. “It was just a deluge of rain.”
They originally parked in a campsite that had a pool of water. One of her grandsons had to hop on a picnic table to get out of the RV and go to the bathroom, she said.
The 57-year-old hadn’t seen such a heavy rain since she was a child in Omaha, she said.
“All the way from Colorado we had beautiful weather. All the way until we were about a half hour from Fargo,” Davison said.