The older sarvis where we are started to bloom over the weekend. The younger plants seem to lag behind, but I expect them in the next week or so. The dogwood are beginning to show small, greenish blossoms, but it will probably be two or more weeks before they hit their peak.
The campground at Morganton Point is scheduled to open April 15. I assume this includes the swimming area, but I’m not completely sure. (It’s the best place to swim, in my opinion.) There is a parking fee (it was $5 last year). The yearly pass was $30 last year, so it’s a better deal if you plan to go often. And you get a 50% discount with your Senior Pass. Here’s the announcement:
Morganton Point Campground Season Opening
“The Season opens! Come and camp on the Lake ! Morganton Point is the only developed campground on Lake Blue Ridge. It is a great spot for camping, fishing, swimming and boating. The campground opens in April and closes at the end of October. Dates may vary due to weather and water levels. There are 43 camp sites available, 16 of which are lakefront and two group sites. Each site has a ground mounted cooking grill, picnic table, lantern pole and tent pad. Bathrooms, one of which has hot showers. City water is available. The picnic area has eight tables, and the covered picnic shelter is available by reservation. Morganton Point Swimming Area is a pebble beach, so be sure to bring some water shoes. Concessions include kayak and paddle board rentals, hot dogs and snacks. There is a paved boat ramp 1/4 mile west of the campground and beach. Boat trailer parking is available in picnic area. For Reservations and Availability contact 877-444-6777 or 706-374-1645.”