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|Turkey Creek takes off|
A local campground and boat ramp opened earlier this year is quickly proving a success.
According to Franklin Parish Police Jury treasurer Larry Clark, gate receipts from Turkey Creek Park have topped $3,000 since the park opened its doors in January.
Clark said so far, visitors have come from around the region and inquiries have come in from as far away as Florida.
"The word just seems to really be getting out,"
Franklin Parish Police Juror Ricky Campbell said the traffic to the park started to increase as the weather changed.
"It's really picked up because this is the time where people start camping and fishing," said Campbell, who represents the 1st police jury district where Turkey Creek is located.
Turkey Creek Park includes a boat ramp and public campground. A gate fee of $3 is charged to launch a boat at the facility's ramp.
For $22, patrons can enjoy an overnight stay at the campground. Paid campers also enjoy boat ramp privileges as part of that fee.
Clark said the cost of operating Turkey Creek Park is minimal.
The parish pays a gatekeeper $500 a month to collect park fees. A minimal expense is incurred each month to pay for supplies in the public restrooms.
Also, jury employees regularly mow the grounds.
Clark estimated the total cost of operating Turkey Creek Park was less than $700 a month, which he said meant the park was profitable so far.
Clark said the real test will come later this year, when he expects traffic to pick up even more.
"We don't know what it will do this summer, when camping season really kicks in," Clark said. "We won't really know how busy it is going to be until school lets out this summer."