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Odd CG map

2oldman
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Mecca beach

State of CA has 'upgraded' their Salton Sea campground maps. Take a peek at the above url of Mecca Beach and see if it looks odd to you.

On my computer the campsites don't follow the road. I've tried 2 different browsers, same result.
"If I'm wearing long pants, I'm too far north" - 2oldman
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2oldman
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I spoke with a couple park employees who brought me my reservation receipt...after considerable confusion about it.

I asked them if they'd seen the latest reservation website map. No, neither had. I described how messed up it was, that the sites were so far off they didn't even follow the road. One employee just laughed, the other said "We don't have any control over that." Uh huh, well, I would have at least expected "Oh no.. I'll have a look at that, I had no idea." Or " That's not good, I'll mention that to my boss." Nope. They just didn't care.

This is YOUR campground, you (somebody) presumably PAID for this, and you really don't give a darn that it's messed up? I've worked in government all my life, and seen my share of uncaring incompetence, but this is ridiculous. I would hope some complaining from the park management would carry SOME weight as to getting these glaring errors fixed.

I just don't get it.
"If I'm wearing long pants, I'm too far north" - 2oldman

2oldman
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Tiger4x4RV wrote:
That's odd. When I looked there a week ago, the Salton Sea New Camp map looked OK. It sure doesn't now!
The maps have been fine for years. These must be recent "upgrades", complete with grammatical errors too. People actually get paid to be this incompetent.
"If I'm wearing long pants, I'm too far north" - 2oldman

Tiger4x4RV
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That's odd. When I looked there a week ago, the Salton Sea New Camp map looked OK. It sure doesn't now!
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QCMan
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Doing the best they can. Sad.

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bukhrn
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2oldman wrote:
StarkNaked wrote:
Looks like they are using the same map designer as Recreation.gov.!
Yes, apparently they are. Devil's Canyon CG in Utah has the reservable numbered sites on the opposite side of the road from where they really are. I've mentioned this to Rec gov and the CG host a couple times over a period of two years, and nothing has changed. If you want the correct sites you have to dig up a picture of the sites from the campground reader board.

I don't get it. Nobody cares these maps are totally wrong?
Nope, they're still getting paid, apparently there's NO oversite on these contracts.
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Lwiddis
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Oh well. We are trying! lol
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2oldman
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StarkNaked wrote:
Looks like they are using the same map designer as Recreation.gov.!
Yes, apparently they are. Devil's Canyon CG in Utah has the reservable numbered sites on the opposite side of the road from where they really are. I've mentioned this to Rec gov and the CG host a couple times over a period of two years, and nothing has changed. If you want the correct sites you have to dig up a picture of the sites from the campground reader board.

I don't get it. Nobody cares these maps are totally wrong?
"If I'm wearing long pants, I'm too far north" - 2oldman

RetiredRealtorR
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The REALLY sad part is that SOMEBODY in charge had to proof the map, and give the thumbs-up for publication. Hmmmm?
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bukhrn
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StarkNaked wrote:
Looks like they are using the same map designer as Recreation.gov.

And that is not a compliment!
That's exactly what I was thinking, one of the first things I noticed when the new contractor took over Rec.gov, that and a CG we've been going to for several years, was suddenly numbered backwards, and all the site photos disappeared.
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naturist
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Lowest bidder, guys, lowest bidder.

StarkNaked
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Looks like they are using the same map designer as Recreation.gov.

And that is not a compliment!

gbopp
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I got the same results as you. The sites don't line up with the roads.