Mahurin Informs Tourism Advisory Council About Dry Camping Organizations

Holding its quarterly meeting on October 22 — a week later than scheduled — the Ste. Genevieve Tourism Advisory Council reviewed several items.

Council member Kandye Mahurin, co-owner of Sassafras Creek Originals in the historic Will Brooks House on St. Mary’s Road, informed the group about a pair of “dry camping organizations,” harvesthosts.com and Boondockers.org. She said she has signed up as a host site for harvesthosts, where clients with an RV or camper pays $79 a year to get free access to 1,400 different camp sites. The group wants historic sites, wineries, etc., to participate.

No water, electric or sewer is provided for the campers, and no tent camping is allowed. The campers are asked to make minimum purchases in the host shop. Mahurin said she has had two couples camp on her property.

See complete story in the October 30 edition of the Herald.

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