The board that oversees the Cam-plex events center in Gillette, Wyo., plans to extend sewer lines, water and electricity to hundreds of recreational vehicle sites in time for the 2010 National High School Finals Rodeo, according to The Associated Press.
The Cam-plex last hosted the rodeo in 2005. That year, more than 1,000 people requested full-service campsites with sewer lines, water and electricity.
But about 300 of those people had to park their RVs in spots without sewers. That means they had to get their sewage tanks pumped out.
The 2010 National High School Finals Rodeo will be bigger than ever. The high school rodeo association has added three states and now has members in 42 states, five Canadian provinces and Australia.
The facility is operated jointly by the city of Gillette and Campbell County, and in 2000 was the site of the Affinity Group Inc.’s Great North American Rally, now known as The Rally.
Cam-plex also has become a popular camping site for workers engaged in the mineral exploration in northeast Wyoming.