The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.
Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .
Fri Sep 1, 2017
Atlanta – The Southern Region of the USDA Forest Service is immediately waiving fees and making all campgrounds available for individuals displaced by the recent flooding in Texas and other states.
Like several areas along the Gulf Coast, many National Forests were impacted by the recent storm. Some of the region’s campgrounds are closed due to the flooding.
Please call ahead or check websites to determine what is open and available. Also, individuals requesting campsites need to check in with campground hosts at each site.
For more information on campgrounds in the Southern Region, please visit the respective forest’s website:
National Forests and Grasslands in Texas – (936) 639-8501. Reports: "All recreation areas and trails on the Texas national forests remain temporarily closed as a safety precaution while the U.S. Forest Service assesses the damage from Hurricane Harvey. The Forest Service will be assessing roads as flood waters recede. Bridges may be washed out and culverts undermined, so be extremely careful driving on Forest Service roads. If there is water across a road, turn around."
Kisatchie National Forest – (318) 473-7160. Reports: "Campgrounds on Kisatchie National Forest will be available for evacuees. All campground sites are first come, first served."
Ouachita National Forest – (501) 321-5202. Reports: "Immediately waiving fees and making all campgrounds available for individuals displaced by the recent flooding in Texas and other states."
Ozark-St. Francis National Forests – (479) 964-7200: Reports: "Immediately waiving fees and making all campgrounds available for individuals displaced by the recent flooding in Texas and other states."
Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area – (800) 525-7077. Reports: "Weather Station update as of 9:00 a.m., Friday, Sept. 1, 2017 - 1.8 inches rain last 24 hours in Kentucky, 3.25 inches rain last 24 hours in Tennessee. No electrical power in Tennessee Land Between the Lakes facilities. Ground conditions are too soft to support heavy RV’s and camping equipment. Doubling up will only be permitted on campsites where the gravel pad is large enough to hold two camping units. Use caution when traveling throughout Land Between the Lakes."
Cherokee National Forest – (423) 476-9700. Reports: "Camping fees waived for individuals displaced by Hurricane Harvey"
Additional Information: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/dbnf/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD557477