Air Force permanently closes recreation camp in Seward

September 14, 2012 

An Air Force recreation camp in Seward enjoyed by tens of thousands of Elmendorf service personnel and their families since the 1970s has been permanently closed because of budget constraints, reports The Seward Phoenix Log. An adjacent, more developed Army camp remains open to Air Force personnel, said a spokesman for Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

The camp site and its available facilities were considered primitive by many visitors when compared to other, more modern military rec camps, and were primarily geared for those here to fish. Yet campers paid up to $100-$150 per day to rent the wooden cabins and $15-$18 to hook up tents and RVs.

... The facility, which has been a part of Seward life since the mid-70s, is being prepared for permanent closure. The property will be turned back over to the City of Seward as soon as all preparations and arrangements have been made. Then, it will be up to the city to determine the future use of the property.

Read more at the Phoenix Log: Air Force rec camp closes forever

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