The Big Hollow Recreation Area  near Sperry, Iowa, should have a dump station, sewer and shower house by the end of next summer, mostly thanks to a $150,000 federal grant the Des Moines County Conservation Department just received, the Hawk Eye reported.

These services are essential, conservation Executive Director Chris Lee said, noting surveys showed potential visitors were turned away because they didn’t have a place to dump waste.

The $580,000 cost of the project should pay off, Lee said. The RV industry is growing as more Baby Boomers retire, and making Big Hollow welcoming for RVs will substantially grow the current $2 million the area brings in each summer, he said.

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