© Frank Gale
Zenzville Park in Kippens has been Clarence Rowsell’s summer home for about five years now, and he was busy setting up his fifth-wheel trailer there on Thursday.
While he wasn’t sure if he and his wife Carol would be spending their Victoria Day weekend there, Clarence said he’s tempted due to a good forecast for the long weekend. The couple didn’t bother with the holiday weekend in previous years because of cold weather.
The Rowsells are just two of many people who stay at the park for the full season, and although they’ve only been doing permanent seasonal stays at the location for five years, they’ve stayed there for shorter time periods on and off since the park opened.
“I like this place,” said Rowsell, a Corner Brook resident.
“The big advantage is that it’s close to Stephenville with the stores there. We used to go to Rocky Harbour, but it was about an hour-and-a-half drive to pick up things.”
He said his son Stephen visits with their grandson, Gabriel, who enjoys the park’s canteen and the pool.
“This is a real nice park and the owners continue to expand it every year,” he said.
“It’s reasonably priced compared to some others, and surprisingly there are not a lot of flies here.”
Park operator Mike Zenz said he’s expecting a full crowd for the Victoria Day weekend. The park has around 120 campsites and six cabins.
Since it’s early in the season, Zenz said amenities like the go-carts, canteen, pool and waterslide won’t be open until sometime in June.
“People usually have a lot of fun here,” Zenz said.