Wednesday, December 26, 2007

New Orleans RV Park on Industrial Canal to Expand

Mention of New Orleans' Industrial Canal evokes certain images: a gritty shipping hub, for starters, and the scene of a tragic levee breach that ravaged the Lower 9th Ward during Hurricane Katrina.

A bucolic vacation spot, however, does not come to mind. But don't tell that to dozens of campers who park their RVs on 20 waterfront acres along the canal in eastern New Orleans.

"They love it," said Mark Delesdernier, who opened the New Orleans RV Campground this year with partner Scott Schenck. "People just love to have things on water."

People love it so much that Delesdernier is about to double the capacity of the campground. Construction is under way to convert the facility from 52 to 102 parking pads. The expanded camp should be ready "hopefully in time for Mardi Gras," Delesdernier said.
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