A campground perched on the western shore of Lake Elsinore, Calif., opened more than 50 years ago, yet little has been done since to upgrade the approximately 80-acre property, the Press-Enterprise reported.

Now, the facility has the potential to become “the ultimate lake destination,” according to a campground consultant hired by the city.

“What you have here is an opportunity to have something that is so unique, no other campgrounds are going to have that around here,” consultant Joe Moore told the city council Tuesday (March 10).

Taking Moore’s words to heart, the council endorsed a strategy to upgrade and modernize the campground so it appeals to today’s campers, particularly the recreational vehicle community.

Lake Elsinore took ownership of the site in 1993 from the state, which opened it in 1962, and the city has been leasing operations there to a concessionaire, Pyramid Enterprises.

The council’s approval Tuesday includes initiating the cancellation of its contract with Pyramid, which also runs the adjacent boat launch.

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