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New Cabins in West Lake Park

Scott County Conservation Board

New options will soon be available for people who want to spend a weekend in a park, but not really "rough it." Wednesday afternoon,  the Scott County Conservation Board will hold a ribbon cutting for two new cabins in West Lake Park, adjacent to the Summit Campground.

Conservation Board deputy director, Mark Miller, says similar cabins have been available in Scott County Park for the past ten years, and are very popular.

Credit Scott County Conservation Board
the living room.

"There are a lot of people that want to get away with the family but particularly grandmas and grandpas - they don't want to camp. They particularly don't want to tent camp when they get older, or a lot them don't. And they don't want to stay in a cramped camper."

Miller says they're really fully-furnished small houses, and he estimates the new cabins will be rented nearly every weekend, at 130 dollars a night with a two-night minimum.

Credit Scott County Conservation Board
the view from the porch.

Each one cost 200,000 dollars, and the Conservation Board is considering building two more in Scott County Park - and maybe more in the future. 

A ribbon cutting and open house will be held at 2 pm. 

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.