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Olsson is helping to make “great outdoors” even greater at Montauk State Park

Monday, September 08, 2014

Nancy Wichmer, Marketing

Famous for its rainbow trout and brown trout, Montauk State Park in Salem, Missouri, has long enticed anglers to cast their lines in the Current River and camp on the park’s 1,396-acre site. With an increase in visitors, the park is now working towards expanding its already extensive recreational vehicle and campsite area. Olsson Associates is helping to make this expansion a reality.

The State of Missouri’s Division of Facilities Management Design and Construction (FMDC) selected Olsson to design and construct a new, full hook-up campground in an area beyond Montauk State Park’s existing campground. The new camping area will be in addition to the current camping facilities and will consist of approximately 30 full hook-up sites.

Jared Rasmussen, Land Development team leader, will be the project manager for FMDC’s project. His team will provide the design for the additional campground, which includes constructing an asphalt paved roadway and concrete vehicle/picnic table pads at each site. The improved campground design will also include installing campsite amenities such as fire rings, lantern posts, and picnic tables; and constructing pre-cast concrete restroom/shower combination buildings.

Olsson’s Public Infrastructure team will also be involved in this recreational improvement through its work on Montauk State Park’s three-cell lagoon that is located near the banks of the Current River. The Current River is listed as an Outstanding National Resource Water with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. The team will provide engineering design services that will move this lagoon system away from its existing site to a location that will allow for its expansion. The move will also provide additional bank stabilization and armoring to minimize the risk of floods breaching the lagoons. The existing pumping equipment will also be upgraded to provide more energy-efficient equipment to reduce energy consumption by the Missouri State Parks.

This camping addition is anticipated to be designed by February 2015, with construction finalized by spring 2016. The services will provide an estimated revenue of $350,000.

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