LISBON The Lisbon Beach and Campground is open for walleye and pike fishing season, which began Saturday.
Campground Director Michael J. ONeil said he is expecting a good year, weather permitting, thanks to the capacity the campground has added and the Bass Anglers Sportsmans Society Bassmaster Elite Series coming to Waddington Aug. 8 to 11.
Mr. ONeil has begun booking sites for the August competition.
The campground also has begun filling up with seasonal reservations, Mr. ONeil said, with 58 campers planning to stay one month or longer.
This will be the first year the campground will be running with 91 sites.
In addition to the 11 sites ready for motor homes and recreational vehicles, Mr. ONeil is planning to add five tent sites. That brings the total number of tenting sites to 15.
Its getting better all the time, Mr. ONeil said.
The last month has been busy with lawn maintenance and general repairs, Mr. ONeil said.
Areas that were torn up during last years expansion project have been reseeded as well.
But Mr. ONeils vision for the campground is not yet satisfied.
My big push (for the summer) is to put the Internet in, he said, noting that other campgrounds he has visited have been successful with the added accessibility.
He also hopes to add another road that gives access to the boat launch without forcing boaters to drive through the campground.
Its a big safety issue, Mr. ONeil said.
The Town Council will consider the issue during its Wednesday meeting.