April 2014
Volume 39 - Number 9


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  • Eagle Cliff camp gets makeover --Source: The Reflector -- Posted Apr 17, 2014
    Washington -- Zach and Emily McCarty are the new owners of Eagle Cliff Store and Campground near Mount St. Helens, which opened April 15. They've made several renovations to the store and cabins.

  • RV transport drivers for hire in Elkhart County to accommodate major shortages --Source: The Elkhart Truth -- Posted Apr 16, 2014
    Indiana -- The companies that RV makers pay to transport finished RVs to dealerships around the country are having an increasingly difficult time finding drivers, ...

  • Carefree RV Resorts joins Tents for Troops campground network --Source: Examiner.com -- Posted Apr 16, 2014
    Arizona -- The RVing Examiner can report exclusively that Scottsdale Arizona-based Carefree RV Resorts has joined the rapidly increasing roll of Tents for ...

  • Possible tornado touchdown in Gautier, 50+ trailers flipped --Source: KFVS -- Posted Apr 15, 2014
    Missouri -- Gautier Police tell us more than 50 RV trailers have flipped at the Santa Maria RV Park. Captain Jerry Cooksey said it appears a tornado came through ...

  • Can You & How Do You Live in an RV Full Time?--Source: David Henry - mallspacehighmileage.com -- Posted Apr 15, 2014
    I’m going to show you how you can live, work, and be free in an RV. And how to do it all in less time than you thought possible.

  • Greatest Dad Ever Built This Insane RV For His Four-Year-Old Daughter --Source: Jalopnik -- Posted Apr 10, 2014
    United_States -- Bran Ferrern overdid it with the ultra-equipped Unimog expedition rig he dubbed "MaxiMog" back in 2005. Now he's taken the idea of an overlander to ... Google Plus Facebook Twitter Flag as irrelevant

  • General RV's new home moving along--Source: Hometownlife.com -- Posted Apr 10, 2014
    Michigan -- The new headquarters building for General RV is being built on the north side of I-96 on the grounds of the old Ford Wixom Assembly plant.

  • Police investigate RV battery thefts in Paradise and Jackson townships --Source: York Daily Record -- Posted Apr 09, 2014
    Pennsylvania -- Thieves are cutting the battery cables and removing the 12-volt deep cycle marine/RV batteries. The batteries are valued between $100-200 each.

  • Today's RVs made to fit different lifestyles --Source: Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier -- Posted Apr 07, 2014
    Iowa -- Different people just desire different levels of comfort and the RV market tries to accommodate that. Convenience and automation are currently the ...

  • RV industry power breakfast set for May 8--Source: The Elkhart Truth -- Posted Apr 06, 2014
    Indiana -- RV executives will discuss the state of the industry at the second annual RV Industry Power Breakfast May 8 at the RV/MH Hall of Fame's Northern ...

  • Corps of Engineers to end Quarzville Road camping --Source: Albany Democrat Herald -- Posted Apr 03, 2014
    Arizona -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will no longer allow camping outside of established campgrounds and will soon begin posting “no camping” signs along the corridor.

  • Newmar recalling 657 vehicles --Source: Fox 28 -- Posted Mar 28, 2014
    Indiana -- A Nappanee RV company is recalling more than 650 recreational vehicles because of a problem with their microwaves. The National Highway Traffic ...

  • 65 jobs up for grabs at Grand Design RV in Middlebury --Source: The Elkhart Truth -- Posted Mar 25, 2014
    Indiana -- Grand Design RV hired 70 people from January to the end of February and, after adding a third production line, is looking to expand its workforce even ...

  • Former Monaco RV plant's contents auctioned off --Source: The Elkhart Truth -- Posted Mar 23, 2014
    Indiana -- Hahn Auctioneers Inc. will be selling off everything at a public auction on March 25, including three completed RVs, several partially finished vehicles ...

  • RV park goes for $35.8 million --Source: Sarasota Herald-Tribune -- Posted Mar 20, 2014
    Florida -- The Chicago-based firm paid a combined $35.8 million for the real estate at 4313 Kings Drive through three separate transactions, property records show.

  • Campground hosts sought --Source: Appeal-Democrat -- Posted Mar 19, 2014
    California -- Host duties include welcoming visitors, posting daily reservations, sharing news and information, keeping a daily record and maintaining clean and ...

  • RV manufacturer looking for 300 new workers at hiring event --Source: The Elkhart Truth -- Posted Mar 18, 2014
    Indiana -- There will be a hiring event in Goshen Wednesday, where an RV manufacturer is looking to fill 300 jobs. The name of the manufacturer is not yet being released. The jobs being filled will pay $9 to $12 an hour.

  • Airstream sales jump; more than 100 workers added in 2013 --Source: Dayton Business Journal -- Posted Mar 11, 2014
    Ohio -- Sales for the Shelby County RV maker were up nearly 70 percent in the first six months of its fiscal year, which runs through January, President and ...

  • Big RV dealership closes in dispute with landlord --Source: Sarasota Herald-Tribune -- Posted Mar 11, 2014
    Florida -- La Mesa RV Center closed its dealership last month after less than a year at the former Sarasota-Bradenton International Convention Center, claiming ...

  • How Yosemite Keeps Its Bears' Paws Off Campers' Hamburgers --Source: KERA News -- Posted Mar 07, 2014
    California -- One of the great joys of camping out in a national park is chowing down by ... The good news, though, is that Hopkins and his co-author, Paul Koch, ...

  • Retirees love the RV lifestyle for travel --Source: Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal -- Posted Mar 04, 2014
    Washington -- Donna and Jim Smeall in front of their RV while visiting her parents in Florida. If things go well for Janet Dowling and her husband, Bill, the pair will ...

  • Storm Causes Damages at Point Mugu --Source: Malibu Times -- Posted Mar 04, 2014
    California -- Heavy rain last weekend caused rockslides across the Pacific Coast Highway at Point Mugu, damaging the campground at Thornhill Broome and ...

  • Bear sightings prompt warning, tips --Source: Tucson News Now -- Posted Mar 04, 2014
    Arizona -- According to a news release, the first sightings of the season happened near the Peppersauce ... 16 near the Peppersauce Campground. In January ...

  • La Mesa RV Closes Sarasota, Florida Facility --Source: Experience Life -- Posted Mar 02, 2014
    Florida -- La Mesa RV Closes Sarasota, Florida Facility ... facility during the morning of October 19, 2013 causing smoke damage to RVs and the building which ...

  • Sedona Views RV park approved for SR 260 --Source: Verde Independent -- Posted Feb 23, 2014
    Arizona -- The Yavapai County Supervisors have given a thumbs-up for a new RV park along State Route 260 to join the existing Thousand ...

  • Nebraska bill seeks taxes from owners who registered RVs through sham LLCs in Montana --Source: The Republic -- Posted Feb 19, 2014
    Nebraska -- Galen Hadley of Kearney has introduced a bill that would target those who register their RVs through sham limited liability corporations in Montana, ...

  • RV/MH Hall of Fame's finances back from brink of closure--Source: Elkhart Truth -- Posted Feb 16, 2014
    Indiana -- In early 2012, nearly five years after opening, the RV/MH Hall of Fame was struggling financially and facing possible closure. But today, after two years ... Google Plus Facebook Twitter Flag as irrelevant

  • Abbie Cornish went from Robocop to RV road trip --Source: Starpulse.com -- Posted Feb 15, 2014
    She says, "When I was a kid I wanted to be a musician and I had a dream of touring on a big massive luxury 37-foot RV, so I decided when I finished ...

  • Wichita RV center closed for not paying taxes --Source: KAKE -- Posted Feb 15, 2014
    Kansas -- Kansas Department of Revenue tax enforcement agents and Sedgwick County Sheriff's officers seized the business assets of ...

  • 128 Layoffs at Monaco Plant in Oregon--Source: KEZI TV -- Posted Feb 11, 2014
    Oregon -- HARRISBURG, Ore. — Dozens of employees at a towable RV business were laid off Monday morning. Nearly 130 workers showed up ...

  • RV Facility shuts down without notice, lays off workers --Source: Fox 28 -- Posted Feb 11, 2014
    Indiana -- Nearly a hundred people in Elkhart are out of work without notice. Allied Specialty Vehicles shut down its Monaco RV Towable facility off State Road ...

  • Make-a-Wish, Yorkville RV shop team up to provide family with new camper --Source: Journal Times -- Posted Feb 05, 2014
    Wisconsin -- So when his family was trying to decide what the 14-year-old — who suffers from cerebral palsy and functions at the level of an 18-month-old — might ...

  • Host needed for Clear Lake State Park --Source: Mason City Globe Gazette -- Posted Jan 30, 2014
    Iowa -- The opportunity to spend the summer in Clear Lake State Park is available for individuals who serve as a campground host. Campground hosts ...

  • Fresno's Paul Evert's RV plans to appeal defamation judgment --Source: The Fresno Bee -- Posted Jan 25, 2014
    California -- Lawyers representing Paul Evert's RV Country said Wednesday the dealership will appeal a $4.5 million defamation judgment against the company ...

  • Fresno Judge Orders Paul Evert's RV, Employees to Pay $4.5m in Defamation Case--Source: Merced Sun-Star -- Posted Jan 22, 2014
    California -- A Fresno RV dealership and three of its employees have been ordered to pay more than $4.5 million for defaming a competing dealership. Fresno ...

  • RV owners warned of battery thefts in Snohomish --Source: HeraldNet -- Posted Jan 15, 2014
    Washington -- Police in Snohomish are warning neighbors about a rash of thefts ...

  • Yuma RV Park Events--Source: Yuma Sun -- Posted Jan 13, 2014
    Arizona --

  • Then & Now: Recreational vehicle, 1923 and 2013 --Source: Tbo.com -- Posted Jan 12, 2014
    Florida -- The RV (recreational vehicle) industry had its beginnings in the 1920s, shortly after the advent of the automobile industry, when a number of ...

  • Shenandoah National Park hoping for better funding scenario --Source: The Daily Progress -- Posted Jan 11, 2014
    Virginia -- Federal sequestration cuts in 2013 hit Shenandoah National Park hard. It meant later spring opening times for campgrounds and cutting programs that ...

  • Manatee commission OKs plans for RV park near Palmetto --Source: Bradenton Herald -- Posted Jan 10, 2014
    Florida -- The RV park would include amenities such as a floating dock and pool area along the lake, community recreational area, office and showers and a ...

  • Don Emahiser to lead Skline RV --Source: Goshen News -- Posted Jan 09, 2014
    Indiana -- Prior to joining Skyline, Emahiser served as the president of Crossroads RV, Redwood RV and Carriage RV. “I'm honored to be a part of the ...

  • Terra Wind is the Go Anwywhere, Do Anyting Amphibious RV --Source: Bold Ride Blog -- Posted Jan 07, 2014
    United_States -- The great thing about RVs is that you're able to travel cross-country without having to be fondled by the TSA, or stay in roadside motels that you ...

  • RV Manufacturers on the Hook for Fatal Collapse--Source: Courthouse News Service -- Posted Jan 03, 2014
    Manufacturers of a motor home that allegedly collapsed, trapped and suffocated a man may owe his family punitive damages, a federal judge ...

  • St. Louis RV and travel show starts Jan. 9 --Source: STLtoday.com -- Posted Dec 31, 2013
    Missouri -- A few months ago I rented an RV and headed to the Lake of the Ozarks. My family declared it one of the best trips we've ever had. RVs offer a ...

  • Seffner-Dover growing into RV sales hub --Source: Tampabay.com -- Posted Dec 31, 2013
    Florida -- While Indiana has long been king of the recreational vehicle manufacturing market, Florida continues to rank high among the nation's ...

  • Indiana company planning to build RV with carbon fiber --Source: Goshen News -- Posted Dec 29, 2013
    Indiana -- According to the Speedway, Ind., company, its CR-1 Carbon RV will feature extensive CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced polymer) technology, and is ...

  • Several RV's robbed in Middlebury --Source: WNDU-TV -- Posted Dec 27, 2013
    Indiana -- On Monday morning, an employee at Grand Design RV in Middlebury noticed that several RV's were broken into. The culprits took things like ...

  • Thousands Fall From Middle Class After RV Industry Collapse --Source: NPR -- Posted Dec 26, 2013
    Oregon -- Officials in Oregon have kept records on what happened to thousands of people who lost their jobs when RV manufacturing in that state imploded ...

  • RV Sales Rebound as U.S. Economy Improves: EcoPulse--Source: Bloomberg -- Posted Dec 20, 2013
    Michigan -- Instead, they rented an RV. In addition to saving about $100 on food and lodging, Walworth got a taste of an activity he's analyzed for more than 30 ...

  • RV entrepreneur Don Wallace claims law firms’ errors led to $26 million loss--Source: Tampa Bay Business Journal -- Posted Dec 19, 2013
    Florida -- A business controlled by Don Wallace, founder and former CEO of Lazydays RV, claims in a lawsuit that Broad and Cassel and Holland & Knight ...

  • RV users help Amazon keep up with holiday rush --Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer -- Posted Dec 15, 2013
    Kentucky -- Those are signs of the Christmas season in Campbellsville, Ky., where the Amazon.com distribution center recruits an armada of RV owners as seasonal ...

  • DNR seeking volunteers for 2014 campground hosts --Source: The Detroit News -- Posted Dec 13, 2013
    Michigan -- Hosts handle tasks such as directing visitors to campsites, answering questions, arranging campground activities and performing light maintenance. In return ...

  • Pet partners: Perfect RV companions --Source: Farm Forum -- Posted Dec 13, 2013
    South Dakota -- According to recreation vehicle industry numbers, more than half of RV owners — about 4.8 million — travel with at least one pet companion and, in fact, many ...

  • Dog found in Arizona reunited with Calif. family --Source: Fresno Bee -- Posted Dec 11, 2013
    California -- Meko had wandered off from the family's tent at a campground in Parker on the Fourth of July weekend in 2012, apparently taken by a man who also was in the ...

  • Forest River RV raises nearly $24,000 for Toys for Tots--Source: WNDU-TV -- Posted Dec 07, 2013
    Indiana -- The generosity of Forest River RV workers resulted in the company's biggest Toys for Tots haul yet. Every year, Forest River asks workers to ...

  • From blue collar to white collar, Elkhart's targeted demographic --Source: WNDU-TV -- Posted Dec 06, 2013
    Indiana -- The economic upturn is largely attributed to the recovering RV industry, which touts sales numbers reaching 2006 highs. Community leaders said they learned a ...

  • RV resort team stitches hundreds of quilts for children --Source: Valley morning Star -- Posted Dec 06, 2013
    Texas -- Oetting and other members of the Lakewood RV Resort Quilting Team have been working steadily on the quilts for several months. It's part of the park's annual ...

  • Finding fellowship with Rainbow RV --Source: LGBT Weekly -- Posted Dec 06, 2013
    California -- Nestled along the Pacific Ocean at the beautiful Chula Vista RV Camp, hundreds of decorated rigs – from pink flamingo patio sets, to rainbow string lights ...

  • Indoor RV park keeps N.D. oilfield families out of the cold--Source: Duluth News Tribune -- Posted Dec 02, 2013
    North Dakota -- When a group of Minnesota partners announced they were planning an indoor RV park to house North Dakota oilfield workers, the idea prompted mixed ...

  • Three arrested in meth lab near Shade--Source: Gallipolis Daily Tribune -- Posted Dec 02, 2013
    Ohio -- Morgan's residence was searched, however the RV was not present. ... While NET was conducting the search warrant, the RV went past the residence on Zion ...

  • Area couple travel country in RV, giving a hand to the homeless --Source: Lawrence Journal World -- Posted Nov 28, 2013
    Kansas -- Barbara Mozingo and her husband, George Bowen, have been traveling the country in their RV for about the past five years, helping homeless people along the ...

  • Scam R.V. site posing as Helena business taken down --Source: KXLH Helena News -- Posted Nov 26, 2013
    Montana -- After making calls and sending emails to the business, they headed to the supposed location to interview surrounding businesses; D&D R.V. included.

  • Williams County battles unlicensed RV parks --Source: Bismarck Tribune -- Posted Nov 25, 2013
    North Dakota -- At a county commission meeting this month, one of the Williams County Planning & Zoning board issues tackled was that of an unlicensed RV park on 60th ...

  • Five Tips for Working from a RV and Keeping a Mobile Office --Source: RV AJ -- Posted Nov 22, 2013
    United_States -- Here are some tips for working from a RV while still being able to enjoy the freedom that a home on wheels provides. Strike a better work/life balance....

  • Scam truck and R.V. company poses as Helena business --Source: KXLH Helena News -- Posted Nov 14, 2013
    Montana -- The Better Business Bureau of Spokane is warning consumers about a scam truck and R.V. sales website that often advertises on sites like Craigslist, ...

  • Season coming to close for TVA campgrounds --Source: KFVS -- Posted Nov 13, 2013
    Tennessee -- The Tennessee Valley Authority says its campgrounds and visitor centers at TVA dams and reservoirs are reducing hours or closing as ...

  • Group works to raise funds to build RV park for homeless --Source: MyFox Austin -- Posted Nov 12, 2013
    Texas -- It's not your typical model home or even neighborhood. This one is designed to help the chronically homeless get off the streets of Austin. "This community will ...

  • New Chandler parking rules could affect RVs--Source: Arizona Republic -- Posted Nov 09, 2013
    Arizona -- RV owners and auto mechanics in Chandler may have to adjust their practices under proposed new parking regulations. The City Council unanimously ...

  • RV travel tips for beginners --Source: Wilson County News -- Posted Nov 05, 2013
    Texas -- Can you write a column on RV travel for beginners? My husband and I will be retiring in a few years and have always thought it would be fun to spend some of ...

  • General RV adds site in Fla., jobs in Mich. --Source: Crain's Detroit Business -- Posted Nov 04, 2013
    Michigan -- As work continues on its new Wixom dealership, General RV Center Inc. is making ... "That's a good RV market ... one of the best ... in the country," said Dennis ...

  • 40 RVs evacuated in New Braunfels due to 15 ft of water --Source: KVUE -- Posted Nov 02, 2013
    Texas -- Between 30 and 40 RVs were evacuated in Comal ... The River Ranch RV Resort near I-35 and Seguin Street experienced flash ...

  • Renting an RV offers chance to explore camping --Source: STLtoday.com -- Posted Oct 27, 2013
    Missouri -- Cruising down Interstate 70 on the way to Lake of the Ozarks, I looked behind me into the expansive RV my husband was driving. My 7-year-old sat at one end ...

  • FM Stone helps Girard Systems make the move to Indiana ... --Source: RE Journals -- Posted Oct 25, 2013
    Indiana -- Bill Kuhns, senior broker with FM Stone Commercial, helped Girard Systems and Girard Products LLC lease 30,800 square feet of industrial ...

  • State collects $100000 from RV owners --Source: DesMoinesRegister.com -- Posted Oct 24, 2013
    Iowa -- By doing so, RV owners have often avoided paying thousands of dollars in Iowa taxes and fees because Montana residents do not pay general sales taxes.

  • Greeneway RV celebrates 50 years with camper giveaway --Source: Wisconsin Rapids Tribune -- Posted Oct 20, 2013
    Wisconsin -- Greeneway RV did just that by giving away a camper to one lucky winner on Sept. ... Mick Ferkey, owner of Greeneway RV, along with his wife, Lora, said, “We ...

  • Emerald Desert RV Resort Prepares for Stagecoach 2014 --Source: DigitalJournal.com -- Posted Oct 19, 2013
    California -- With tickets now on sale for the 2014 Stagecoach Festival, Emerald Desert RV Resort begins preparing for another exciting Coachella Valley concert season.

  • 2 Reasons to Invest in the Thriving RV Industry --Source: Motley Fool -- Posted Oct 15, 2013
    United_States -- More and more families are purchasing RVs for a variety of reasons. Travel trailers save an average of 23% to 59% on typical vacation expenses, and young ...

  • Chinese Embracing the Perceived Freedom of RV's --Source: New York Times -- Posted Oct 15, 2013
    China -- Welcome to the Chinese capital's first RV park, where visitors can plant their own campers for a few days or rent a stationary model – all made in the U.S.A.– for ...

  • Jensen's RV Center to host fall food drive --Source: Cadillac News -- Posted Oct 13, 2013
    Michigan -- The Cadillac Jaycees and Jensen's RV Center are hosting a food drive on Saturday to help ... Jensen's RV Center is located at 7145 Boon Road in Cadillac.

  • U.S. government sues Texas RV park for alleged discrimination against transgender woman--Source: Houston Chronicle -- Posted Oct 09, 2013
    Texas -- On behalf of the federal government, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has filed a lawsuit against a Texas recreational vehicle park for alleged discrimination ...

  • White Lake Family Wins Weekend RV Getaway to Michigan State Park --Source: Patch.com -- Posted Oct 08, 2013
    Michigan -- White Lake McDonald's Store Manager, Jamie Jenema (back right), stands with Discover Michigan Together RV Tour grand prize winners and frequent ...

  • RV rolls into status symbol in China --Source: The Seattle Times -- Posted Oct 06, 2013
    China -- As more Chinese embrace automobile culture, foreign RV makers are expanding there, and domestic brands are also getting started. And this in spite of the ...

  • RV City comes to life each Balloon Fiesta --Source: KOB.com -- Posted Oct 05, 2013
    New Mexico -- It's the fastest-growing town in New Mexico, if not the whole Southwest. But enjoy it now – because in about ten days' time it won't be there anymore.

  • Government shutdown: Closing national parks could spark public outcry--Source: San Jose Mercury News -- Posted Oct 01, 2013
    With a federal government shutdown, padlocks are expected to begin going up Tuesday at the gates of hundreds of national parks across the United States from Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay to the Washington Monument. Thousands of visitors will be sent home, and local businesses will suffer.

  • Fogdall RV sold, most workers retained --Source: Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier -- Posted Sep 26, 2013
    Iowa -- One of the area's major recreational vehicle dealers is going on permanent holiday -- but the business is going nowhere but up. Jim Fogdall ...

  • RV Makers Thor and Winnebago Trade Near Highs --Source: Investor's Business Daily -- Posted Sep 25, 2013
    Sales of recreational vehicles are up. RV shipments for the year through July improved 13% from the same period last year. Motor home sales rose 35%, ...

  • RV Manufacturing Plant Closing In Idaho --Source: KHQ Right Now -- Posted Sep 24, 2013
    Indiana -- Indiana-based Dutchmen Manufacturing Inc. announced last week the Burley RV plant will close on Nov.

  • Bear activity shuts down Glacier Park's St. Mary Campground --Source: Helena Independent Record -- Posted Sep 21, 2013
    Montana -- Earlier this week, the St. Mary Campground was limited to hard-sided camping. However, more grizzly and black bears are turning up in and around the ...

  • What does Elkhart do to the Louisville RV show? --Source: Elkhart Truth -- Posted Sep 21, 2013
    Indiana -- While some dealers think Louisville’s star is falling somewhat, many expect that show to continue, and the manufacturers don’t think it’s an either/or proposition.

  • Mich. launching new campground reservation system --Source: Bellingham Herald -- Posted Sep 20, 2013
    Michigan -- On Nov. 3, the system opens to facilities with a 6-month reservation window, including campsites at state parks and select state forest campgrounds and slips at state harbors.

  • Only hard-sided camping allowed at Glacier NP campground --Source: KPAX-TV -- Posted Sep 19, 2013
    Montana -- Glacier National Park officials have announced that only hard-sided camping is being allowed at the St. Mary Campground due to bear activity ...

  • Thousands flood Elkhart County for RV Open House --Source: WNDU-TV -- Posted Sep 18, 2013
    Indiana -- At the RV Hall of Fame compound Thor Industries, its seven subsidiaries and a handful of other local manufacturers put their newest units on display. “This has ...

  • RV makers expect busy week with dealers --Source: WISH -- Posted Sep 17, 2013
    Indiana -- Perhaps thousands of recreational vehicle dealers arre expected in northern Indiana's Elkhart County for the annual RV Open House ...

  • Grizzly Bear 'Punched' By Camper In Alaska --Source: Sky News -- Posted Sep 17, 2013
    Alaska -- At the time of the scare Jason Lauesen did not have his glasses on, and does not know what part of the bear he made contact with.

  • Yellowstone officials investigate girl's death --Source: Las Vegas Sun -- Posted Sep 12, 2013
    Wyoming -- Park spokesman Al Nash says park rangers responded to a call from a woman Saturday morning at the Grant Village Campground who said her daughter had ...

  • Ohio man crashes stolen RV into pharmacy store --Source: Marion Star -- Posted Sep 11, 2013
    Ohio -- Driver crashes stolen RV into pharmacy: A man was arrested following what police are considering a breaking and entering that left Center Street shut down for ...

  • Hiawatha National Forest announces early campground closures --Source: Sault Ste. Marie Evening News -- Posted Sep 10, 2013
    Michigan -- With the departure of the campground concession operator, the Hiawatha National Forest has announced the early closure of seven federal campgrounds across the Eastern Upper Peninsula.

  • RV park faces discrimination charges --Source: Monitor Online (blog) -- Posted Sep 06, 2013
    Texas -- The Department of Housing and Urban Development issued a charge of discrimination in August against an Athens RV park owner after investigating a complaint by a transgender woman and her female partner, who now live in Seven Points.

  • North Port RV park changes hands for $2.575 million --Source: Sarasota Herald-Tribune -- Posted Sep 04, 2013
    Florida -- Myakka River RV Resort LLC, a Vero Beach company managed by James B. Cain, sold an 82-space mobile home park on 28 acres at 10400 Tamiami ...

  • A last long weekend of summer memories --Source: Bellingham Herald -- Posted Sep 04, 2013
    Washington -- He and wife Brittney Reed brought their daughter, Marie, 5, on her first camping trip to the park on Puget Sound. They were joined by Daniels' sister, Lisa.

  • Police investigating copper theft from Rose City RV --Source: Ogemaw County Herald -- Posted Aug 30, 2013
    Michigan -- The Michigan State Police West Branch Post is investigating the theft of a large number of electrical cords from Rose City RV Center last week, ...

  • RV owners offered deal on vehicle tax dodge --Source: DesMoinesRegister.com -- Posted Aug 29, 2013
    Iowa -- Iowans who have been dodging state taxes by putting Montana license plates on luxury motor homes are being offered a one-time deal to settle their debts.

  • Heartland RV to hold hiring event Today--Source: Fox 28 -- Posted Aug 23, 2013
    People looking for work can find a job on Thursday when Heartland RV and WorkOne team up for a hiring event. The company is looking for candidates to fill a ...

  • Sunbeam Lake RV Resort announces dove hunters' special --Source: Imperial Valley Press -- Posted Aug 22, 2013
    California -- Valley Center, Calif. resident Jim Emanuel follows a dove during the opening day of dove season in 2011 near Wormwood Canal east of Calexico.

  • Conn. closing 2 campgrounds, mosquito virus found --Source: San Antonio Express -- Posted Aug 22, 2013
    Connecticut -- Connecticut's Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is closing two of its campgrounds in Pachaug State Forest after Eastern equine encephalitis was detected in human-biting mosquitoes.

  • RV Trader Releases New App for Android Devices --Source: DigitalJournal.com -- Posted Aug 19, 2013
    Virginia -- RV Trader.com, a division of Dominion Enterprises, has released a GPS-sensitive Android application that showcases more than 90,000 new and used RVs for ...

  • Family's RV adventure --Source: U-T San Diego -- Posted Aug 19, 2013
    Indiana -- The family RV parked in a Bloomington, Ind., lot during a three-month adventure ... Gretchen Breuner bought an RV, pulled her three children out of school and ...

  • Thor Industries Proves Its Strength Among RV Stocks --Source: Investor's Business Daily -- Posted Aug 16, 2013
    Indiana -- Coachmen Industries sold its RV assets to Forest River in 2008. Fleetwood Enterprises filed Chapter 11 in 2009. Monaco Coach filed Chapter 7 in 2009.

  • Iowa gets tough on RVs with Montana registrations --Source: DesMoinesRegister.com -- Posted Aug 13, 2013
    Iowa -- Iowans who buy expensive luxury motor homes and want to dodge state taxes have lost their Montana tax haven. Lawyers from Big Sky Country have publicized ...

  • Want to get rich? How one entrepreneur did it - Marcus Lemonis--Source: USA TODAY -- Posted Aug 12, 2013
    Illinois -- As the CEO of Camping World and Good Sam, Marcus Lemonis became a multimillionaire and a trailblazer in the recreational vehicle (RV) industry.

  • The Life Of A Golfer On The Road--Source: WROC-TV -- Posted Aug 11, 2013
    New York -- The game of golf literally translates as a drive for one PGA golfer- a drive that takes him and his family from one tournament to the next in an RV.

  • Robbie Knievel Likes Drunk-Driving RVs --Source: David Powell -- Posted Aug 09, 2013
    South Dakota -- Robbie Knievel, the daredevil son of daredevil legend Evel Knievel, was arrested last Tuesday for a death-defying act of mind-blowing stupidity: He drove an RV ...

  • PHOTOS: RV Show --Source: South Bend Tribune -- Posted Aug 09, 2013
    Indiana -- People walked around and in and out of RV's at the RV show at the RV Hall of Fame Museum in Elkhart on Thursday

  • RV for newbies: Fun and fellowship of life on the road --Source: USA TODAY -- Posted Aug 09, 2013
    Virginia -- USA TODAY reporter Jayne O'Donnell drove 1,400 miles in a rented RV with six teenage girls. The Virginia all-star softball team that traveled in the rented Jayco ...

  • RV Super Show marks boom in industry --Source: Fox 28 -- Posted Aug 09, 2013
    Indiana -- The 58th annual Midwest R-V Super Show kicked off, featuring 13 RV ... For the Tredway family at the show from Edwardsburg, RV time means family time ...

  • Nearly 3 million RV door handles recalled by Fastec --Source: UPI.com -- Posted Aug 08, 2013
    A U.S. maker of recreational vehicle door handles recalled 2.86 million of them because they could leave people trapped inside, ...

  • RV Super Show is growing --Source: Goshen News -- Posted Aug 08, 2013
    Indiana -- There are expectations that this year's Midwest RV Super Show ... arrived at the RV/MH Hall of Fame off C.R. 17 Monday afternoon, organizers and ...

  • Glacier park to temporarily close campground because of bear activity --Source: mysask.com -- Posted Aug 08, 2013
    Montana -- The Rising Sun Campground on the park's east side was closed Tuesday after a bear laid on a corner of an occupied tent Sunday. The campers inside yelled, ...

  • Port opens RV park and campground --Source: St. Helens Chronicle -- Posted Aug 08, 2013
    Oregon -- The Port of St. Helens has opened a new 23-space RV park and campground at Scappoose Bay Marine Park. A recent group of Airstream enthusiasts give the ...

  • Camping has always been about making memories --Source: Blytheville Courier News -- Posted Aug 08, 2013
    Arkansas -- In fact, when I think about the kind of parent I always wanted to be, our family's lack of routine camping trips is among my biggest disappointments. Ultimately ...

  • RV dealership leaves after three years --Source: WNDU-TV -- Posted Aug 02, 2013
    Indiana -- Campers Inn took over the old Michiana RV site on Cassopolis Street just three years ago. Now The Elkhart Truth reports that it will close at the end of this month ...

  • How to Shower in an RV - The Long, Long Honeymoon --Source: Sean Michael -- Posted Aug 01, 2013
    United_States -- RV camping is all about water management. When you need fresh water, you better have it. Life without fresh water quickly becomes intolerable. If you are ...

  • Potsdam plans RV park --Source: WatertownDailyTimes.com -- Posted Aug 01, 2013
    New York -- Plans are in motion to develop a campground for recreational vehicles at Sandstoner Park. The proposal calls for 12 sites, each with enough room ...

  • Johnnie Walker's fish-tank RV creating foot traffic frenzy --Source: Nevada Business Magazine -- Posted Jul 30, 2013
    Nevada -- When Johnnie Walker RVs' head of marketing, Michael Walker, had a 350-gallon saltwater fish tank installed in an RV, it was just a novelty idea.

  • Heartland RV acquires Breckenridge --Source: South Bend Tribune -- Posted Jul 26, 2013
    Indiana -- Heartland Recreational Vehicles announced Wednesday it has acquired the assets of Nappanee-based Breckenridge, a market leader in the park ...

  • Camping on a budget --Source: UpperMichigansSource.com -- Posted Jul 25, 2013
    Michigan -- Going camping is a great way to get away from everything and relax, but you may be hesitant to go camping because you're on a budget. You don't ...

  • Plague-Infected Squirrel Found Near Campgrounds in Angeles National Forest--Source: NBC Southern California -- Posted Jul 25, 2013
    California -- Several campgrounds near Wrightwood shut down Wednesday night after a squirrel tested positive for the plague. One of the sites was Table Mountain ...

  • Black bear euthanized after breaking into tents--Source: The Missoulian -- Posted Jul 23, 2013
    Montana -- The campers reported the incidents on July 15 and the U.S. Forest Service closed the campground. No one was injured. A trap was set and a bear was caught on July 16 that fit the description of the problem bear. The campground has since reopened to ...

  • Seeking a change, Lincoln County couple buys a campground--Source: Charlotte Observer -- Posted Jul 22, 2013
    South Carolina -- In March, they invested everything they had to buy Pine Ridge Campground, about 80 miles southwest of their former home in the Lincoln County community of Iron Station. For Brad, 51, who previously worked as a lineman for Duke Energy, it was an ...

  • Scenic views, bears and solace on Eastern Oregon hike--Source: KVAL -- Posted Jul 22, 2013
    Oregon -- Just eight miles above the city of Cove, east of La Grande, Moss Springs Campground provides the starting point to a trail complex that runs along, above and around the Little Minam River. The routes are ideal for traveling with stock, and many do make ...

  • Volunteering on the road helps RV fans have a sense of purpose--Source: News & Observer -- Posted Jul 21, 2013
    Louisiana -- As volunteers at Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Monroe, Louisiana, the Rogers' helped with the Earth Day celebration where HollyAnn Nye Rogers met Vicious, a friendly, hand-raised alligator visiting from the Louisiana Purchase Gardens ...

  • Some campgrounds at Arizona national forest closed--Source: MyFox Phoenix -- Posted Jul 21, 2013
    Arizona -- Authorities say some campgrounds at a section of the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest in east-central Arizona are being temporarily closed due to flooding and debris flow. Forest officials said Friday that the Diamond Rock, Aspen and Deer Creek ...

  • As Winnebago Leads, Thor Follows--Source: Investor's Business Daily -- Posted Jul 21, 2013
    United_States -- Midway through the summer driving season, signs of the U.S. recovery go by in a blur as vacationers ply the byways either driving or towing proud new recreational vehicles. Shipments of motor homes jumped more than 30% this year through May vs. the ...

  • Sunland RV Resorts opening it's doors for evacuees--Source: KESQ -- Posted Jul 21, 2013
    California -- Sunland RV Resorts is opening the doors of its two desert locations to those who have been displaced by the Southern California wildfire. Residents of the affected cities can receive a free night at Emerald Desert RV Resort in Palm Desert, or Golden ...

  • Travelers Rest campground makes improvements, enjoys success--Source: Travelers Rest Tribune -- Posted Jul 19, 2013
    South Carolina -- In the past year, the local KOA campground, located on U.S. Highway 25 N., has made significant changes and experienced increasing success as campers from across the country visit the Travelers Rest site. Travelers Rest KOA ...

  • Little Bennett Campground Celebrates 30th Anniversary This Week--Source: Patch.com -- Posted Jul 17, 2013
    Maryland -- Little Bennett Campground's weeklong 30th anniversary celebration culminates with the Little Bennett Camperoo on Saturday with festivities ranging from chainsaw carving to pitch-a-tent contests, according to the county park's homepage. The Camperoo ...

  • Campground closed for tribal ceremony--Source: Herald and News -- Posted Jul 16, 2013
    Oregon -- The Pit River Tribe will hold its annual gathering at Medicine Campground in the Medicine Lake Recreational Area Thursday through Sunday. The group will use Medicine Campground and the dispersed recreation area adjacent to Medicine Campground.

  • Campground owner raises thousands for Make-A-Wish--Source: Citizens Voice -- Posted Jul 15, 2013
    Pennsylvania -- "He wanted to meet Mickey Mouse in the worst way, and through Make-A-Wish, he and his whole family went to Disney World" in Orlando, Fla., recalled Lightner, who owns Moyer's Grove Campground in Wapwallopen with her husband, Todd Lightner.

  • Health For Life: ROADWORK AHEAD — Ways to exercise in your RV--Source: Green Valley News -- Posted Jul 14, 2013
    Arizona -- One of the challenges of RVing is exercising when you are accustomed to having a fully equipped fitness center just down the street, For snowbirds heading north, whose summer lodging doesn’t include a fitness center, these suggestions will work just as well.

  • Roughing It and Rustic Charm in the Lakes Region--Source: NewHampshire.com -- Posted Jul 13, 2013
    New Hampshire -- Each campground has its own unique amenities, features and picturesque settings, and one is bound to be the perfect one to provide you with a rejuvenating vacation. Park your RV or pitch your tent right on the water at Terrace Pines in Central Ossipee, ...

  • Underground RV park lets you survive the apocalypse redneck-style--Source: DVICE -- Posted Jul 13, 2013
    Kansas -- If you're determined to live through any possible doomsday scenario, the thought of climbing into one of those deep underground shelters might give you pause. After all, who wants to live dormitory style with a bunch of strangers when you've become ...

  • A RV trip can put the vroom back into camping--Source: Fox News -- Posted Jul 12, 2013
    I saw the pluses first-hand when I joined some young cousins on an RV trip in Colorado. We still had all the fun of being in a campground, complete with campfires and S'mores. The kids tooled around on the scooters they'd brought from home and made ...

  • 2nd rabid bat found at Holter Lake Campground--Source: Helena Independent Record -- Posted Jul 12, 2013
    Montana -- For the second time this season, a bat found at the Holter Lake Campground has tested positive for rabies, the Lewis and Clark City-County Health Department reported Thursday. Rabies is nearly always fatal if not treated. Health officials urge anyone ...

  • Campground tenant gets seat belt ticket while in campground--Source: First Coast News -- Posted Jul 12, 2013
    Florida -- It is a fact that wearing a seat belt can save your life. That is why Florida requires you to buckle up if you are driving a car. But what if the car is in your campground and not on the roadway. Is that an exception? Charles Ross was ...

  • RV Travel Grows in China--Source: CRIENGLISH.com -- Posted Jul 09, 2013
    China -- A visitor takes pictures of an RV at the Beijing International Tourism Expo (BITE) 2013 in Beijing, capital of China, June 21, 2013. The BITE 2013 kicked off on Friday, attracting 887 exhibitors from 81 countries and regions.

  • LBL Campground to Hold Annual Rodeo July 19-20--Source: West Kentucky Star -- Posted Jul 05, 2013
    Kentucky -- Wranglers Campground at Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area will host the 17th Annual Rodeo and Grand Jubilee Friday and Saturday, July 19 and 20. Enjoy half price camping, games, and other activities for the ...

  • Campgrounds: Getting close to nature in Florida's backyard--Source: Orlando Sentinel -- Posted Jul 04, 2013
    Florida -- Daytona Beach: Shaded by palms, the landscaped Nova Family Campground, 1190 Herbert St., has a heated pool and sandy beach. Amenities include free Wi-Fi. Cabins are available for rent. Area attractions include the Daytona International Speedway.

  • Volunteers keep Shannon County campground open--Source: KFVS -- Posted Jul 04, 2013
    Missouri -- Lack of funding forced Shannon County volunteers to take action to save a favorite campground site. Beginning on March 1, 2013, Federal law required Ozark National Scenic Riverways to reduce its annual budget. The park had to ...

  • Portions of Bonita Canyon Campground to be closed--Source: Willcox Range News -- Posted Jul 04, 2013
    Arizona -- Chiricahua National Monument Superintendent H. Lane Baker announced today that portions of the Bonita Canyon Campground will be closed beginning Monday, July 8. Bonita Creek flows through the campground and is fed by several washes.

  • DNR reopens Emerson Bay Campground--Source: Dickinson County News -- Posted Jul 04, 2013
    Iowa -- The Mount Salem Revival Campground holds an outdoor concert every year to celebrate the men and women who serve and have served in the armed forces. It also honored West Virginia Medal of Honor winner Woody Williams with a reenactment of the flag ...

  • Campground suffers heavy flood damage--Source: Clayton County Register -- Posted Jul 04, 2013
    Iowa -- As a result of the heavy rains of June 21 and 22, one local campground is almost at a loss of what to do. Paradise Valley Campground, located eight miles outside of McGregor, was far from the only campground in the area hit; however, its damage was ...

  • Traveling with an RV--Source: Rochester YNN -- Posted Jul 04, 2013
    New York -- RV owners surveyed by Harris Interactive cited escaping the routine of the everyday world, enjoying nature and resting, and relaxing and recharging their batteries as the main reasons for taking RV trips. Imagine hassle-free travel! With RVing, there ...

  • New campground opens at Fisher Grove State Park--Source: Sioux Falls Argus Leader -- Posted Jun 24, 2013
    South Dakota -- Fisher Grove State Park has opened a new 22-site campground. The campground at the park near Redfield was moved to the east side of the James River after repeated flooding made the bridge unsafe for vehicles. The new location includes 22 ...

  • Wash. state campground closes to deter 'garbage' bear--Source: KATU -- Posted Jun 22, 2013
    Washington -- A bear isn't going to reprogram its eating habits in two weeks. It will still see the campground/garbage cans as MRE's. Even if it does find empty garbage cans for the next couple of weeks at this specific campground, it already has learned the ...

  • Forest roads, Oak Grove Campground closed; fire danger--Source: Dixie Press Online -- Posted Jun 22, 2013
    Utah -- The U.S. Forest Service is temporarily closing the upper ends of Forest Roads No. 032 and No. 037 as well as the Oak Grove Campground in Dixie National Forest for safety and public protection as concern increases over the extreme fire ...

  • Oroville state recreation areas promise summer activities for all ages--Source: Mercury-Register -- Posted Jun 21, 2013
    California -- People relax on their last day of a long weekend of camping at Loafer Creek Campground on March 28, 2010. A slew of activities are planned for the summer at three Lake Oroville State Recreation Area facilities. At the campground, special campfire ...

  • Top 10 campgrounds in the Sierra--Source: News & Observer -- Posted Jun 21, 2013
    North Carolina -- It's the nearest campground to Glacier Point - arguably the finest viewpoint in the Sierra - and close to Yosemite's best hiking trails (Panorama, Pohono). The only hitch is you'll have to make reservations the instant campsites become available

  • Reopening draws families to new Bob Eckdahl Campground--Source: Blair Enterprise Publishing -- Posted Jun 20, 2013
    Nebraska -- A grand opening celebration of the Summit Lake campground was held on Sat., May 18th. 19 new camp spots have been added, bring the total to 30. The Bob Eckdahl Campgrounds, named after the former park superintendent, now feature electrical hookups ...

  • Dinosaur National Monument's Gates Of Lodore Campground--Source: National Parks Traveler -- Posted Jun 20, 2013
    Utah -- The Gates of Lodore Campground offers just 17 campsites, suitable for both tents and RVs. All offer views of the "gates." There's also a short trail that provides a great view into the Gates of Lodore.

  • Glenwood Springs family travels across US in new home: an RV--Source: Denver Post -- Posted Jun 18, 2013
    Colorado -- Suddenly the RV starts shaking. The door opens and Eddy the goldendoodle bounds out with 8-year-old Maddy Kellogg, her arms laden with dozens of river sandals. Laughter erupts from behind mangled window shades. Minutes later the Kelloggs are ...

  • Central Falls opens RI's first urban campground--Source: Boston.com -- Posted Jun 15, 2013
    Rhode Island -- Rhode Island is getting its first urban campground, and it's in the state's smallest city: Central Falls. The city, Blackstone Valley tourism officials and a local Boy Scout troop worked together to develop the campground ...

  • Three Campground Squirrels Test Positive for Plague--Source: NBC 7 San Diego -- Posted Jun 13, 2013
    California -- Three squirrels from two local campgrounds have tested positive for plague, the San Diego County Department of Environmental Health said Wednesday. According to environmental health officials, two plague-positive squirrels were trapped in a routine ...

  • $3 Million eleMMent PALAZZO RV is a Super Luxurious Yacht on Wheels--Source: Carscoops (blog) -- Posted Jun 13, 2013
    If you live in a small flat for which you pay far too much in rent, then you won't really like this $3 million RV built specially for oil sheikhs – the ones who pick which G65 (not 63) AMG they are to use to conquer the dunes on any given day (gold ...

  • RV Care-A-Vanners help build a Sioux Falls Habitat home--Source: KSFY -- Posted Jun 11, 2013
    South Dakota -- Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sioux Falls is welcoming the RV Care-A-Vanners. They are ten volunteers from across the country who have traveled to Sioux Falls to help build a home, June 10th through the 21st. The RV Care-A-Vanners arrived Sunday in ...

  • Grizzly that frequented campground near Cody relocated--Source: The Republic -- Posted Jun 11, 2013
    Wyoming -- Wildlife officials have trapped and relocated a grizzly bear that was frequenting a campground west of Cody. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says the sub-adult male grizzly was caught in the area of the North Fork of the ...

  • Southern Oregon's best campground: Jackson County's Howard Prairie Resort ...--Source: OregonLive.com -- Posted Jun 11, 2013
    Oregon -- Howard Prairie Lake Recreation Area is it, the best campground in southern Oregon as selected by readers of this blog. Those of us who live in Portland may not even be aware that such a fine county park system exists in Oregon. Yes, Multnomah County ...

  • World's Smallest Camper – All Hail the Cramper!--Source: Gas 2.0 -- Posted Jun 09, 2013
    I get it! can seat up to 4 close friends in a pinch, and has everything you'd expect from a fully-equipped RV. In this pic, you can see a sink, stove, and small pantry – while there's additional storage and, um- “facilities” hidden beneath the fold-up ...

  • Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping chosen as Favorite Michigan Campground--Source: Midland Daily News -- Posted Jun 09, 2013
    Michigan -- In a poll of TV 9 & 10 viewers, Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping, in Mackinaw City, MI has been voted as the "Favorite Campground in Michigan." This family-owned and privately operated campground tops a list that was otherwise composed of state parks ...

  • With new labels, KOA aims to have outdoor experience for everyone--Source: KTVQ Billings News -- Posted Jun 08, 2013
    Montana -- Fifty years and nearly 500 campgrounds across America later, KOA (Kampgrounds of America) is defining the experience you can expect when you travel to any of its locations. Friday afternoon, KOA officials unveiled a new re-branding strategy ...

  • Look at Those RVs Go: Americans Return to Homes on Wheels--Source: Businessweek -- Posted Jun 07, 2013
    United_States -- The recent acceleration in car sales is impressive, but there's an even better sign the U.S. economy is getting back on track: surging sales of recreational vehicles. The makers of RVs shipped 32,100 machines in the U.S. in April, a 19 percent increase ...

  • Flagg's RV Resort back on auction block--Source: Seacoastonline.com -- Posted Jun 07, 2013
    Maine -- As seasonal campers return to the recreational vehicle park in York Beach, the foreclosure sale of Flagg's RV Resort is still planned, now scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday, June 20, according to an attorney for the mortgage company.

  • Crews work to make Emerald Bay campground ADA compliant--Source: Tahoe Daily Tribune -- Posted Jun 07, 2013
    California -- The Emerald Bay State Park campground will be closed for a second summer in a row as teams implement best management practices, improve the campground center and build an Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant trail. “We were hoping it was going ...

  • Some Shoshone campgrounds free on Saturday--Source: Billings Gazette -- Posted Jun 06, 2013
    Montana -- As part National Get Outdoors Day, the Shoshone National Forest is offering one night of free camping at some of its campgrounds Saturday. Campgrounds offering this one-night-only, free opportunity are: Clarks Fork, Greybull, Wapiti Ranger District ...

  • Sunland RV Resorts Welcomes the Season with a Summer Kick-Off Giveaway--Source: DigitalJournal.com -- Posted Jun 05, 2013
    Florida -- Silver Palms, a Sunland RV Resort property, is kicking summer into gear by giving away a free stay and sunset cruise to one lucky winner. To be eligible, guests must be staying at Silver Palms during summer's first official weekend—Saturday, June 22 ...

  • Dealers Warning RV Owners About Safety Precautions--Source: KNDO/KNDU -- Posted Jun 05, 2013
    Washington -- With kids now getting out of school for the summer many families will likely head out on trips in their RV or camper. However, if this is your first time taking it out this summer you might want to check up on a few things first. One of ...

  • RV Care-A-Vanners build Habitat for Humanity home--Source: The Western News -- Posted Jun 05, 2013
    Montana -- Last Friday a crew of seniors — RV Care-A-Vanners — were in Lincoln County contributing to the Habitat for Humanity home in Libby at 519 First St. This group of senior volunteers represents a cross-section of society. The only thing they have in ...

  • White Fire closes Red Rock campground and others indefinitely--Source: KEYT -- Posted Jun 04, 2013
    California -- After the devastating White Fire last week in the Santa Ynez Valley, Los Padres National Forest officials have closed off several campgrounds indefinitely including the popular Red Rock swimming hole.

  • Stolen RV found dumped in river--Source: WRDW-TV -- Posted Jun 03, 2013
    South Carolina -- ... an RV ended up in the river at Jackson Boat Landing. They say the vehicle was stolen from Jackson Street in Warrenville, S.C.. Saturday morning the Department of Natural Resources and a wrecker service were at the scene to pull the RV out of the water.

  • Horse Campground On Litchfield Agenda--Source: thejournal-news.net -- Posted Jun 03, 2013
    Illinois -- An equestrian campground at Lake Lou Yaeger in Litchfield is still in the works, despite bids for the project coming in higher than what was originally expected. At Thursday's city council committee meetings, Ted LaBelle of Crawford, Murphy and Tilly ...

  • Monon campground evacuates campers after storm--Source: WLFI.com -- Posted Jun 03, 2013
    Indiana -- "All I know is our picnic benches are 18 inches high, and [the water] is higher than that," Dream Acres Campground Owner Diane Grandchamp said. On Saturday Diane and Keith Grandchamp assessed the flooding at their Monon ...

  • Idaho campgrounds worth exploring this summer--Source: Idaho Press-Tribune -- Posted Jun 03, 2013
    Melt 16 oz. of milk chocolate chips and 5 tbsp unsalted butter in a saucepan over the fire until chocolate is melted, stirring frequently. Transfer the chocolate into a serving bowl and dip strawberries, pound cake, pretzels or other bite-size foods ...

  • Tornado damages campground in SW Wis.--Source: WMTV -- Posted Jun 03, 2013
    Wisconsin -- The National Weather Service has confirmed a weak tornado moved through southwestern Wisconsin. The storm with high winds and heavy rain knocked over campers and uprooted trees at a Jelly Stone Campground near ...

  • Parkbridge Capital Closes $6.5 Million Deal for Luxury RV Resort--Source: Houston Chronicle -- Posted May 30, 2013
    Texas -- Real Estate Investment Banking firm, Parkbridge Capital Group, LLC has coordinated a $6.5 million acquisition and related financing for a combination Mobile Home Park & RV resort in Texas—managing partner, Lee Meekcoms, orchestrated the deal.

  • Nevada lawmakers push for additional fees on RV visitors--Source: RV News Service -- Posted May 30, 2013
    Nevada -- Nevada lawmakers are looking to see if they turn up more cash from snowbirds. Already the state mandates that anyone of the age of 10 who resides in the Silver State for more than 31 consecutive days must purchase a seasonal ...

  • BLM-Alaska Campgrounds Update--Source: Delta News Web -- Posted May 30, 2013
    Alaska -- The Gulkana River broke up over the Memorial Day weekend causing the highest flooding event ever recorded at the Sourdough Creek Campground. The boat launch area is inundated with large sheets of ice and the launch access is closed. Portions of the ...

  • Turbulent storm beats up Wisconsin campground--Source: CNN International -- Posted May 30, 2013
    Wisconsin -- What may have been a tornado struck the Yogi Bear's Jellystone Campground near Bagley, WI, a government spokesman said. There were no injuries. Three to four camping trailers were destroyed, said Grant County emergency management ...

  • Forest Service campground status, safety tips--Source: Daily Herald -- Posted May 30, 2013
    Utah -- It's time to gather up the kids and the camping gear and head to a favorite camping spot. Memorial Day weekend was the kick off for the summer to come and traditionally is a busy weekend at campgrounds and picnic areas on the national ...

  • Stranded Campers: Campground Road Floods--Source: whotv.com -- Posted May 30, 2013
    Iowa -- “Right now what you see is the road that you use to go across to the rest of the campground, if you go up this road we have over 500 more slips where campers are stranded because they can`t get across the only road that crosses what is the lake,” says ...

  • Veterans dedicate memorial at Travelers Rest RV Resort--Source: Tbo.com -- Posted May 26, 2013
    Florida -- Dick Revell, an Army veteran who served from 1961 to 1963 in Germany, said the veterans memorial was a group effort among all the veterans in the RV park. Revell drew the first design and was the project coordinator for building of the memorial ...

  • Campground hosts: Hard work, but still a dream job for many--Source: Colorado Springs Gazette -- Posted May 24, 2013
    Colorado -- Ruth Williams and her dog, Harley, greet hundreds each summer to the Colorado Campgrounds at Lake Manitou near Woodland Park. Williams is the summertime hostess for the campround

  • For some, renting an RV is the perfect way to travel--Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal -- Posted May 23, 2013
    Nevada -- In fact, 70 percent of the Camping World RV rental business is to Europeans. There are many reasons for the interest from customers abroad, including Las Vegas' close proximity to the Grand Canyon in Arizona and Zion National Park in Southern Utah.

  • Outdoor Expert Tom Stienstra Names California’s Top 10 Best Scenic Campgrounds --Source: DigitalJournal.com -- Posted May 22, 2013
    California -- This campground is set near Sand Pond and about a mile from Lower Sardine Lake, one of the prettiest settings in California. A great hike is routed along the shore of the lake to a hidden waterfall that feeds the lake, and ambitious hikers can explore ...

  • Impact of budget cuts will be felt as parks' busy season approaches--Source: Bellingham Herald -- Posted May 20, 2013
    Washington -- Families will have to delay plans to stay at Cougar Rock Campground. Opening of the Mount Rainier National Park campground has been delayed until June 27 instead of the traditional Friday before Memorial Day.

  • Dinosaur National Monument’s Ely Creek campground closed due to black bear activity--Source: Craig Daily Press -- Posted May 17, 2013
    Utah -- “In an effort to reduce interactions between people and the bear and to reduce the possibility that the bear will get and become habituated to human food, we have decided to close the campground at least temporarily,” Dinosaur Superintendent Mary ...

  • Plug into comfort with an RV--Source: Bellingham Herald -- Posted May 16, 2013
    Idaho -- Yup, it's all about comfortable camping, and it's easy in Idaho where there are so many places to plug in your RV and enjoy fishing, boating and other activities. It's fun to explore places across the state and just take your home with you whether you ...

  • DEAR ABBY: RV's on highways this summer will need ...--Source: The Mercury -- Posted May 16, 2013
    Pennsylvania -- It's vacation time again, time to hit the road in the RV. Please make your readers aware that people driving motorhomes, towing fifth-wheel trailers and travel trailers CANNOT stop as quickly as a small car or truck. When people cut in front ...

  • The Amazing 'Hippopotabus': The World's First Luxury RV--Source: Huffington Post -- Posted May 14, 2013
    United_States -- Did you ever imagine a yacht on wheels? Well, my father did, though now you see such things on our roads and highways all the time. We call them "RV's." Along with his many achievements in his remarkable life, my father invented the first luxury RV.

  • What sequestration means for Mount Rainier--Source: HeraldNet (blog) -- Posted May 14, 2013
    Washington -- In short, you can expect to see fewer staff in some areas, shorter seasons at some campgrounds and the Ohanapecosh visitor center will be closed this summer. Here's the condensed version from their press release: Ohanapecosh visitor center: The visitor ...

  • Goss RV Introduces Executive Services Travel Selections for the Summer 2013 Vacation Season --Source: News Release -- Posted May 13, 2013
    Goss RV Inc. announces the launch of its Executive Services Travel Selection for the 2013 summer vacation season. The elite services choices include private driver services, motor coach destination set-up services, and RV delivery services right to your front door.

  • Medina, Brunswick residents can meet and greet SOS animals at Avalon RV Center--Source: Sun Star Courier -- Posted May 13, 2013
    Ohio -- Animal rescue group Save Ohio Strays will have a Meet and Greet of its animals May 13-19 at Avalon RV Center, 1604 Medina Road. Animals can be viewed noon to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, 4-8 p.m. May 13 and 17 and ...

  • For Texas Rangers fans: Take me out to the campground.--Source: The Republic -- Posted May 13, 2013
    Texas -- About 2,000 campers woke up on Mother's Day morning in what may be the classiest campground in Texas. The Texas Rangers opened up the outfield grass of Rangers Ballpark in Arlington for its first Fan Sleepover. While the outfield ...

  • Campground gets makeover to prevent bear problems--Source: San Francisco Chronicle -- Posted May 13, 2013
    Colorado -- The U.S. Forest Service banned the use of tents and fabric trailers or campers at the Difficult Campground last May because of problems with bears foraging for food there. Also last summer, a bear sat on a tent in the night to get at berries ...

  • Grand Canyon's North Rim--Source: azcentral -- Posted May 11, 2013
    Arizona -- The North Rim Campground inside the park has 90 spots for tents and RVs. There is a dump station but no water or electrical hookups. Campsites have picnic tables and grills. There are coin-operated showers and a laundry, plus a general store nearby.

  • Palomar Mountain Squirrel Tests Positive for Plague--Source: Patch.com -- Posted May 11, 2013
    California -- The squirrel, which was trapped at the Cedar Grove Campground, marked the first case of plague found this year. Department of Environmental Health Director Jack Miller said it's not unusual to find plague in local mountains during warmer months — and ...

  • RV fans like leaving home without leaving home behind--Source: So Md News -- Posted May 10, 2013
    Maryland -- They recalled their first camping trip together as just a mattress thrown into the bed of a pickup truck. This makeshift camper was their home for a brief visit to Assateague Island near Ocean City. Over the years, the two have had a variety of RVs ...

  • State Fire Marshal's Office Investigating Fires at Big Bear Campground--Source: WDTV -- Posted May 10, 2013
    West Virginia -- Along with the reported vandalism, it appears there were some fires at the Big Bear Campground in Preston County recently. The State Fire Marshal's Office said there were also two campers damaged by fire. A couch was set on fire inside a camper that ...

  • Mount Rainier closing visitor center, cutting campground season--Source: The Seattle Times (blog) -- Posted May 10, 2013
    Washington -- A popular visitor center won't open for the summer season and campgrounds will open later and close earlier than planned since the park has not been able to hire the staff necessary to keep everything going. Mount Rainier had $11.35 million for ...

  • RV awnings recalled. Don't use your RV, feds advise--Source: RV News Service -- Posted May 09, 2013
    Indiana -- While there's never a good time for a recall, the opening of spring RV season is certainly a bad time for telling potentially thousands of RV owners to NOT use their recreational vehicle. But that seems to be the sad ...

  • Campground hosts needed --Source: Casper Star-Tribune -- Posted May 09, 2013
    Wyoming -- The Wyoming Division of State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails is currently looking for campground hosts for Boysen, Curt Gowdy, Seminoe and Keyhole state parks. Campground hosts work 20 hours per week and are given a free campsite with water and ...

  • Camping World's RV roll-up strategy reaches KC--Source: Kansas City Business Journal -- Posted May 09, 2013
    Missouri -- Tom Tilley, managing partner of The DVS Group in Leawood, represented Nationwide RV in the deal. He said it's been no secret that Camping World is doing a roll-up of RV dealerships. DVS Group called Camping World early on, but it was busy with other ...

  • Largo RV park residents protest development plan--Source: Tampabay.com -- Posted May 09, 2013
    Florida -- Seven years ago, after an unexpected inheritance, Pateeka Murphy and her husband bought a single-wide mobile home in the Briarwood Travel Villa and RV Park. The couple, who met at a Fort Lauderdale homeless shelter, painted the walls ...

  • Camping, a different way to experience the Jersey Shore--Source: NorthJersey.com -- Posted May 06, 2013
    New Jersey -- The four mentioned are just a sampling of campgrounds offering cabins, as well as other rentals such as yurts and RVs, along with the usual campsites. To get information on campgrounds and RV parks in New Jersey, start with these sources: ...

  • Altoona RV Expo Donates to ACS--Source: Gant Daily -- Posted May 04, 2013
    Pennsylvania -- The 2013 Pennsylvania Adventure RV Expo held Feb. 21-24 at the Blair County Convention Center donated a portion of its proceeds to the American Cancer Society. To date, the Pennsylvania Adventure RV Expo has donated in excess of ...

  • Monster RV even has a helicopter--Source: The Sunshine Coast Daily -- Posted May 03, 2013
    Massachusetts -- First timer for a CMCA rally Patrick Murphy and his pup Reno. Patrick stands in front of his helicopter and his bus with a heli landing pad on the roof. Robyne Cuerel. PATRICK Murphy's two-storey RV took two years to build from scratch, takes an hour ...

  • Best National Parks for Camping--Source: Mount Shasta Herald -- Posted May 03, 2013
    California -- With four developed campgrounds and numerous backcountry camping sites, Big Bend National Park is a hub for adventurous campers seeking a unique camping experience in a secluded desert mountain landscape. Big Bend, which spans most of the ...

  • RV dragging metal blamed for 7 grass fires--Source: The Billings Gazette -- Posted May 02, 2013
    Montana -- Authorities in northwest Montana say a recreational vehicle dragging a piece of metal sparked seven grass fires that drew seven firefighting ...

  • Breaking new ground--Source: Mason City Globe Gazette -- Posted May 02, 2013
    Iowa -- Lichtsinn's RV facility was built in 2002. This past Friday, the company had a formal ground-breaking ceremony for a new, larger, RV facility. Lichtsinn said the family-owned company had been discussing and planning the new facility for about six years.

  • Yosemite's Glacier Point Road to open Friday--Source: Modesto Bee -- Posted May 02, 2013
    California -- There will be limited visitor services available at Glacier Point. Vault toilets will be available, and there will be no running water. There is no projected opening date for the Bridalveil Creek Campground. Visitors are urged to drive slowly and with ...

  • BLM improving campgrounds in western Colorado--Source: Summit County Citizens Voice -- Posted Apr 30, 2013
    Colorado -- The campground, in the McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area west of Grand Junction, will be closed for several weeks while the work — including two new group campsites — is under way. The campground road will be improved, and each campsite ...

  • Campground under water in minutes: flooding at Katepwa Lake--Source: 650 CKOM News Talk Radio -- Posted Apr 30, 2013
    Saskatchewan -- A number of trailers in that campground are now sitting in water. Kemp estimates the size of the area at 30 acres. Water is even lapping at some of the homes on the outlying areas of the village. Kemp thinks at this point, the source of the water is ...

  • Can you help find Maddy cat's owners?--Source: KING5.com -- Posted Apr 30, 2013
    Washington -- A cat that disappeared from her family's RV in Elma a few years ago has been captured by a group working with feral cats and they are now desperately trying to track down her family. Lisa Bennett with Community Cat Outreach says the group was contacted ...

  • Officials 'bear-proof' Payson-area campsites after last year's attacks--Source: azcentral.com -- Posted Apr 30, 2013
    Arizona -- Just before sunrise at a campground near Payson, Carly Stoltenberg and her husband, Steve, woke to their friends screaming “Bear! Bear!” from a nearby tent. Thanks to a park ranger's instructions on bear safety the night before, the ...

  • Moreau Lake State Park adds 200 acres--Source: The Saratogian -- Posted Apr 30, 2013
    New York -- The new pavilion is part of a $550,000 contract that also includes rebuilding the campground Loop A comfort station under the New York Works initiative. This new restroom building, located around the corner from the main parking area, is fully ...

  • National Treasures: National parks best seen by RV--Source: MetroWest Daily News -- Posted Apr 26, 2013
    Massachusetts -- There's no better way to travel than from the comfort of an RV, and no better view of the U.S. than the one you'll get at its national parks and monuments. If a great American road trip is on your list of vacation plans this summer, consider these RV ...

  • Electricity no longer available at Pecatonica River campground--Source: WREX-TV -- Posted Apr 26, 2013
    Illinois -- The Winnebago County Forest Preserve District has stopped electrical service at the Pecatonica River Forest Preserve Campground due to an aging system and safety concerns. The district is currently investigating the issue to see if it's fiscally ...

  • Some Campground Fees Proposed For Increases At Death Valley National Park--Source: National Parks Traveler -- Posted Apr 26, 2013
    California -- Having replaced the entire water and sewer system of the Furnace Creek Campground, added a new bathroom, and expanded electrical service for RVs, Death Valley National Park officials are now proposing an increase in camping fees to help cover the ...

  • Camping Opportunities Abound on Northeastern Nevada’s Humboldt-Toiyabe Forest--Source: Twin Falls Times-News -- Posted Apr 26, 2013
    Idaho -- Pack up the camping gear and head for Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest's campgrounds. Even if you have time for only an overnight trip, there are several beautiful camping spots in the Ruby Mountains, East Humboldt, Jarbridge and Mountain City areas ...

  • Northern Area State Parks seeking campground hosts--Source: Anchorage Daily News -- Posted Apr 26, 2013
    Alaska -- The primary responsibilities of campground hosts are to provide park visitors with information, direction, and services, and to serve as the on-site representatives of the Alaska Division of Parks. Hosts are also responsible for janitorial maintenance ...

  • More jobs coming to Grand Design RV--Source: South Bend Tribune -- Posted Apr 18, 2013
    Indiana -- The company, which has been in business for about four months, celebrated both the hiring of its 100th employee and the making of its 100th RV on March 19. At that celebration, company officials said another line would be added in the near future which ...

  • National Forest spokesman says lack of funds leads to closed campground--Source: Santa Fe New Mexican.com -- Posted Apr 17, 2013
    New Mexico -- Pecos business operators are livid that the U..S. Forest Service has closed a campground, locked day-use toilets and taken away trash cans from popular recreation sites in the Pecos Canyon. A Santa Fe National Forest spokesman says the problem is lack ...

  • My Passion: Today's RVs have all the comforts of home--Source: Statesman Journal -- Posted Apr 15, 2013
    Oregon -- Lengths have increased to 45-foot motor homes or towables with slide-outs (which can take your livable area up to 450 square feet in your typical 45-foot RV). Today, you can have every comfort with multiple flat screen TVs (with in-travel or mounted ...

  • 9 'Roll & Go' New Hampshire RV adventures--Source: Boston Globe -- Posted Apr 15, 2013
    Massachusetts -- A five-week RV trip out West was a trip of a lifetime for me and my family that opened our eyes to all the magnificent adventures waiting for us back home in New England. Gorges, majestic mountains, caves. Stunning lakes, magnificent waterfalls, bears.

  • BLM budget cuts delay Hyatt Lake opening--Source: Mail Tribune -- Posted Apr 15, 2013
    Oregon -- The campgrounds and ramps were set to open April 15 in advance of the April 27 opening of the trout-fishing season at the popular reservoir off Highway 66 east of Ashland. Now they will be closed until at least May 15 while the BLM sorts out how to ...

  • Illinois Campground Announces Two Camping Events--Source: SBWire -- Posted Apr 15, 2013
    Illinois -- Kayak Morris Campground announces two community camping events coming up in April and May. The campground is located in Morris, Illinois, and sits a one hour's drive from Chicago. Coming up first on their camping ...

  • Federal budget cuts delay opening of Hyatt Lake boat ramps, campground--Source: Mail Tribune -- Posted Apr 12, 2013
    Oregon -- The campgrounds and ramps typically open April 15, well before the April 27 opening day to the trout-fishing season at the popular reservoir off Highway 66 east of Ashland. Now the facilities will be closed at least until May 15 while the BLM sorts out ...

  • RV parts maker Drew Industries Inc to move to N. Ind., create 800 jobs--Source: Wall Street Journal -- Posted Apr 10, 2013
    Indiana -- Northern Indiana's recreational vehicle industry is getting a boost with the relocation of RV components producer Drew Industries Inc. to Elkhart and the creation of up to 800 new jobs by 2017. The Indiana Economic Development Corp.

  • RV Medics of New England announces grand opening--Source: RV News Service -- Posted Apr 10, 2013
    Massachusetts -- RV Medics LLC of New England has announced the official grand opening of its mobile RV service, parts and accessories operation, enabling RVers to receive expert, dealer-level service at their home, a campground or ...

  • East Mesa RV park goes green--Source: newszap.com -- Posted Apr 10, 2013
    Arizona -- The sun shines brightly on Venture Out RV Resort active adult community, 5001 E. Main St., in east Mesa. Residents at the pool, recreation center and administrative building are enjoying solar electricity as the weather begins to heat up in the Valley.

  • Yogi Bear's picked the place to go--Source: Annapolis County Spectator -- Posted Apr 09, 2013
    Nova Scotia -- Henk-John and Mary Ann Kuipers, who took over the Kingston area campground about a year ago, have been presented the Maple Leaf Award by the Jellystone Park franchise system. This award honors a Canadian franchisee for providing a top-quality ....

  • RV-themed play area now graces center of Concord Mall--Source: Goshen News -- Posted Apr 09, 2013
    Indiana -- The new children's play area at Concord Mall is an RV-themed type park with slides and a small tunnel for young visitors to play on.

  • Sequestration hits Elkmont Campground--Source: WBIR-TV -- Posted Apr 09, 2013
    Tennessee -- So there's been less hiring in our seasonal staff and that has delayed our openings for our campgrounds, picnic areas and our roads throughout the park," said Molly Schroer, GSMNP spokesperson. Almost a month ago, GSMNP had to reduce its budget by 5 ...

  • Residents of the Naples/Marco Island KOA campground have built a neighborhood devoid of pretense--Source: Naples Daily News -- Posted Apr 09, 2013
    Florida -- The object of the event is to complete the course blindfolded, going only by the directions of the rider's significant other or friend. Mangels and his wife, Anita, have been managing the KOA since 2007. He attributes the specialness of the campground ...

  • Horse Camp at Black River State Forest to Close--Source: Wisconsin Ag Connection -- Posted Apr 05, 2013
    Wisconsin -- DNR officials say the new campground will have a maximum capacity of 50 with eight parking pads for wheeled camping units. It will feature a new vault toilet building and a large area for open play. Meanwhile, the existing 17-mile trail system within ...

  • Federal Cuts May Mean Less Sierra Camping--Source: HispanicBusiness.com -- Posted Apr 05, 2013
    California -- There will likely be campground closures in the Stanislaus National Forest, too, although forest authorities were not prepared Wednesday to say which facilities would close or when. A Stanislaus National Forest spokesman contacted Wednesday referred ....

  • Town shuts down campground with court order--Source: Middleboro Gazette -- Posted Apr 05, 2013
    Massachusetts -- Local officials were reluctantly preparing to bar the entrance to the Tispaquin Family Campground this week after a Friday deadline passed for campground owners Barbara and Ralph Holton to comply with a court order and reduce the ...

  • Court delays Flagg's RV park auction--Source: Seacoastonline.com -- Posted Apr 03, 2013
    Maine -- Flagg's RV Resort LLC has successfully obtained a restraining order to temporarily stop the mortgage holder of the York Beach camper park from selling the property at foreclosure auction. The RV park on Garrison Avenue in York was scheduled for ...

  • Two suffer major injuries in accident near Grizzly Creek Campground--Source: Times-Standard -- Posted Apr 03, 2013
    California -- Two people suffered major injuries Sunday after the driver of a Toyota Tacoma pickup traveling eastbound on State Route 36 east of Grizzly Creek Campground said he fell asleep, according to a California Highway Patrol press release. Eureka resident ...

  • Idaho Campground Operator Gets Probation For Video Voyeurism--Source: Boise Weekly -- Posted Apr 03, 2013
    Idaho -- The former manager of an eastern Idaho campground who was charged with using his cellphone to video a woman while taking a shower there has been given five years probation. But Sixth District Judge Stephen Dunn, in the April 1 sentencing, added that ...

  • Indian Peaks Band breaks ground on RV park--Source: St. George Daily Spectrum -- Posted Apr 03, 2013
    Utah -- Members of the Indian Peak Band of the Paiute Tribe and city and county officials turn a shovel of dirt to signify breaking ground on the new Indian Peaks RV Campground right outside Kannarville on Monday.

  • Campground reservations break record on opening day--Source: CTV News -- Posted Apr 03, 2013
    Manitoba -- It was a record-breaking opening day for campground bookings in provincial parks Monday. Thousands of campsites were booked through the Manitoba Parks Reservation Service website since opening at 7:30 a.m. April 1. By 2 p.m. Monday, more than ...

  • First-Time Camper Program expands--Source: Newnan Times-Herald -- Posted Apr 01, 2013
    Georgia -- For just $50, adventure seekers spend two nights in a modern campground, trying out gear from two major suppliers. Park staff will greet campers upon arrival, help them set up their tent and offer a Camping 101 lesson. At the end of their two nights ...

  • Honey Bear Campground Hosts Easter Eggstravaganza Featuring 1500+ Eggs ...--Source: Hcpress -- Posted Mar 30, 2013
    North Carolina -- Honey Bear Campground located in Boone is hosting a Easter Eggstravaganza that features more than 1,500 eggs with cash and candy prizes. The hunt, which is free, ...

  • Federal 'sequester' closes Balsam Mtn. Campground for summer--Source: The Sylva Herald -- Posted Mar 29, 2013
    North Carolina -- North Carolina facilities that will not open this year are Balsam Mountain Campground and Picnic Area (including the associated Heintooga Ridge and Balsam Mountain Roads) and Tow String Horse Camp. In Tennessee, the facilities that will remain closed ...

  • Trouble in Dodge City -- Campground runs dry--Source: WWLP 22News -- Posted Mar 29, 2013
    Kansas -- The water has run dry at Watersports Campground in Dodge City, Kansas. That has left owner Pat Morgison concerned the drought could signal the end of what's been a place of fun for decades. When asked if there will be ....

  • Love to camp? Apply to be a campground host--Source: WLFI.com -- Posted Mar 29, 2013
    Indiana -- Many of Indiana's state parks and reservoirs have opportunities for campground hosts – and hosts are needed this year. Hosts work a minimum of 20 hours per week in exchange for free camping for a specified period of ...

  • Today's RVs and travel trailers are not one-size-fits-all--Source: Sullivan Journal -- Posted Mar 26, 2013
    Missouri -- Like many products and pursuits that have developed over the decades, recreational vehicles have come a long way from the tow-a-longs of the early to mid-20th century. Before motorized recreational vehicles hit the road, pulling a trailer behind your ...

  • Reward offered for vandalism at Lost Hollow Campground--Source: Logan Daily News -- Posted Mar 25, 2013
    Ohio -- More than a month after an individual spray painted, “This is [expletive]” in bright, fluorescent orange paint on two garage doors at Lost Hollow Campground, a $1,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and ...

  • Scenic Park Campground recovers after flood, drought--Source: Sioux City Journal -- Posted Mar 25, 2013
    Iowa -- Maffit has his sights set on an expansion in the campground, where 20 camp sites will be added by the end of the year. Another project being planned is a manmade creek to replace the filled-in fishing lagoon along the south side of the campground.

  • Campground host needed at Oakland Bay--Source: TheNewsTribune.com -- Posted Mar 25, 2013
    Washington -- Campground host needed at Oakland Bay. Mason County Parks Department is looking for campground hosts at Oakland Bay County Park. Published: March 24, 2013 at 12:05 a.m. PDT Updated: March 24, 2013 at 12:29 a.m.. PDT. 0 comments ...

  • Foreclosure auction of Flagg's RV park in York shocks residents--Source: Seacoastonline.com -- Posted Mar 25, 2013
    Maine -- Seasonal residents of Flagg's RV Resort were unaware the Garrison Avenue park in York was scheduled for foreclosure auction Friday, March 22, according to two campers interviewed. The two seasonal park residents said Friday they paid ...

  • Lyre River campground closed due to vandals--Source: KONP -- Posted Mar 25, 2013
    Washington -- DNR officials say they're concerned about safety after vandals stole recently-installed several picnic tables. The sharp metal edges of the fasteners could be dangerous.. Crews had just put in the new sections of picnic tables a week ago. Officials hope ...

  • Have you lived in the Anchor Inn RV Park in the last 5 years?--Source: KCBY.com 11 -- Posted Mar 22, 2013
    Oregon -- Port Orford police are looking for more clues to try and figure out the identity of a skull found last week. Police are asking anyone who might have lived in the Anchor Inn RV Park in the last five years to contact them. They ...

  • Stanislaus National Forest Beardsley Reservoir Scheduled for a new Campground--Source: Sierra Sun Times -- Posted Mar 22, 2013
    California -- The Stanislaus National Forest and the Tri-Dam Project (A Joint Venture of the Oakdale and South San Joaquin Irrigation Districts) have teamed up to improve existing recreational opportunities and facilities and build a new campground in the Beardsley ...

  • Tennessee State Parks Announce New Campground Reservation System--Source: The Chattanoogan -- Posted Mar 22, 2013
    Tennessee -- Tennessee State Parks on Wednesday unveiled its new customer-friendly campground reservation system, offering visitors the ability to reserve campsites at 35 state parks up to one year in advance of their planned stay. Reservations can be made online, ...

  • South Haven Campground hiring for summer season--Source: HollandSentinel.com -- Posted Mar 20, 2013
    Michigan -- South Haven Family Campground is hosting a job fair at the campground pavillion, 03403 64th St.., 6-8 p.m. April 18 and 9 a.m. to noon April 20. Up to 10 seasonal positions are available at the campground in the following areas: activities, housekeeping ...

  • Volunteers Needed: Become a Campground Host with the U.S. Forest Service--Source: Patch.com -- Posted Mar 20, 2013
    Georgia -- Campground Host. U.S. Forest Service- Southern Region. Volunteer Need: general clean up, picking up trash, fee collection, ensuring visitors comply with campground rules, restroom cleaning, and assistance with general facility maintenance projects ...

  • Campground vandalized in Kellogg--Source: WXOW.com -- Posted Mar 20, 2013
    Wisconsin -- More than a dozen campers were vandalized at a campground in Wabasha County over the weekend. It happened at Whippoorwill Kampgrounds in Kellogg, and police say 15 campers were severely damaged. The vandals broke ...

  • Oil boom causes housing shortage, RV park growth--Source: LubbockOnline.com -- Posted Mar 18, 2013
    Texas -- In Seminole the housing shortage is so extreme, even the chief of police has to live in an RV park. Bernie Kraft, the police chief, started work in November and has been searching for a permanent dwelling ever since. He spends his weekends in Midland, ...

  • Full-time RV enthusiast helps other RVers at tax time--Source: RV News Service -- Posted Mar 15, 2013
    United_States -- While traveling with her husband Bob in their RV the Popeye Express, Shellman provides professional tax assistance while maintaining the unencumbered life of a full-time RVer. "I started my blog because I thought it would be helpful when someone has a ...

  • Quiet Oaks Campground to host annual Smoked Country Jam June 20-22--Source: Corning Leader -- Posted Mar 15, 2013
    New York -- Quiet Oaks Campground, 88 Quiet Oaks Campground Lane, Cross Fork, PA, will host the 10th annual Smoked Country Jam (SCJ) from June 20 to 22. The event features twenty national and regional performers that are scheduled play 40 hours of music ...

  • 'M*A*S*H' Star Living At RV Park-Rumor--Source: The Inquisitr -- Posted Mar 14, 2013
    United_States -- M*A*S*H star Gary Burghoff, better known to millions of fans as Radar O'Reilly, is allegedly living alone at RV parks. Burghoff, 69, is supposedly currently residing at the Crystal River RV Park. The man who once delighted the massive audience the ...

  • Brookside Beach Campground in Westfield raises $100 during fundraiser--Source: Westfield Republican -- Posted Mar 13, 2013
    New York -- After tallying all the figures, Campground Owners of New York has announced Brookside Beach Campground in Westfield, operated by Norman and Karen Zent, raised $100 in donations for Camp Good Days and Special Times, as part of ...

  • Miss Red Coconut RV Park: 2013 Shrimp Queen--Source: Fort Myers Beach Observer -- Posted Mar 13, 2013
    Florida -- Seventeen-year-old Christina Glase, sponsored by Red Coconut RV Park, was crowned 2013 Shrimp Queen by 2012 Shrimp Queen Jamie Costa at the 55th annual Fort Myers Beach Lions Shrimp Festival this past weekend. The annual shrimp festival queen ...

  • RV park residents show that a small community can make a big difference--Source: WWSB ABC 7 -- Posted Mar 13, 2013
    Florida -- Several hundred seniors live at the Horseshoe Cove RV Park in Bradenton. Although they've arrived there late in their lives, they've formed strong bonds and close friendships. But as more and more of their friends and relatives developed cancer, they ...

  • Humphrey RV Gives Back to US Soldiers--Source: KREX News Channel 5 -- Posted Mar 12, 2013
    Colorado -- Humphrey RV of Grand Junction recently donated a 30 foot long travel-trailer to Outdoors Alive, Incorporated. The group will utilize the gift in this year's Brothers in Arms Hunting Camp which gives a wounded warrior a chance to participate in a ...

  • Drink up if you get around by taxi or RV--Source: Las Vegas Review - Journal -- Posted Mar 11, 2013
    Nevada -- And they didn't want to make it illegal to drink in the back of an RV or a motor home, either. So, after much discussion, they OK'd a new law that said you couldn't have an open container anywhere in the passenger area of any vehicle, with two exceptions.

  • Evansville trailer, RV company honored--Source: Courierpress/news/gleaner/ -- Posted Mar 09, 2013
    Indiana -- The Schuck-family owned and operated Red Brush Trailer Sales and SMI RV Parts & Accessories, both at 7457 W. Indiana 66 in Newburgh, are as much about helping people recover from substance abuse as they are about making trailer sales and building ...

  • Navistar losses shrink as it tries to spin off RV business--Source: Elkhart Truth -- Posted Mar 08, 2013
    Illinois -- Navistar is also working to sell its Elkhart County-based Navistar RV unit, the former Monaco Coach. It pulled all RV earnings out of its quarterly report, treating the business as “discontinued” as it seeks to sell Navistar RV, a decision made during ...

  • Wind Cave National Park closes campground due to cuts--Source: KSFY -- Posted Mar 08, 2013
    South Dakota -- The Elk Mountain Campground is closed at Wind Cave National Park as the park begins implementing a 5% across-the-board cut in its operating budget due to sequestration. Further cuts to visitor services, such as fewer ...

  • California's Silver Strand State Beach Campground to Offer New Services--Source: OldWestNewWest.com Travel & History Magazine -- Posted Mar 06, 2013
    California -- "Long-time campers have been thrilled to learn that utilities will be provided at the campground," said Phillips. "They will not have to rely on noisy generators for their electricity and the quiet will greatly add to the ambiance of a campground ...

  • Campground closed due to fire--Source: Ocala -- Posted Mar 06, 2013
    Florida -- As firefighters continue to respond to the Hopkins Prairie Fire in the Ocala National Forest and nearby private property, the Hopkins Prairie Campground has been closed to visitors effective immediately. Fire crews from the U.S. Forest ...

  • Royce White Makes 68-Hour Roundtrip RV Ride for 1 D-League Game--Source: Bleacher Report -- Posted Mar 05, 2013
    Texas -- Royce White is making the 34-hour drive in an RV because of his anxiety issues to play this one game for the Vipers and then turning around and making the 34-hour drive right back. Word in Vipers' circles is that his nickname is now "Winnebago." Word ...

  • $8M makeover planned at Tahoe's Camp Richardson--Source: San Francisco Chronicle -- Posted Mar 05, 2013
    California -- Redevelopment plans for a popular Lake Tahoe campground and resort dating to the 1930s would eliminate parking along busy Highway 89 and cut the number of camp sites by nearly one-third, but offer year-round camping for the first time. The U.S. ...

  • Noble RV Grand Opening--Source: St. James Plaindealer -- Posted Mar 05, 2013
    Minnesota -- The ribbon cutting ceremony at Noble RV was held Thursday, Feb. 21 at 2 p.m. In attendance were members of the Madelia Chamber of Commerce, City Government, and employees of Noble RV. It was held to commemorate the opening of the Madelia ...

  • Will RV sales survive squeeze?--Source: South Bend Tribune -- Posted Mar 05, 2013
    Indiana -- If the numbers keep rising in the RV business, it's certainly a very good thing for northern Indiana where more than 82 percent of all the RVs made in North America are made. The industry employs 24,000 people in northern Indiana in both the ...

  • 100 new jobs coming to Elkhart RV paint company--Source: Elkhart Truth -- Posted Mar 01, 2013
    Indiana -- Carrera Custom Painting executive Mike Leman talks about the growth and planned expansion at the Elkhart facility during an interview Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. The RV paint specialty shop is adding 100 jobs.

  • TVA announces its 2013 campground season--Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press -- Posted Mar 01, 2013
    Tennessee -- TVA said it will no longer manage Barton Springs campground on Normandy Reservoir near Manchester, Tenn., or Mallard Creek campground on Wheeler Reservoir in Hillsboro, Ala. It said they will probably open in early May with a commercial operator.

  • KOA campground gets OK for expansion--Source: Moab Times Independent -- Posted Mar 01, 2013
    Utah -- 19, to approve campground owner Greg Robinson's request for a conditional use permit that will allow the expansion. Robinson and his wife, Sue, have owned the campground at 3225 South U.S. 191 for the past two years. In peak months during 2012, ...

  • Lawmakers weigh in on gun control after RV Park shooting--Source: Statesman Journal -- Posted Feb 28, 2013
    Oregon -- The recent shooting at the Silver Spur RV Park near Silverton comes amid an ongoing debate in the state Legislature about what, if anything, can be done to prevent gun violence. More than a dozen gun control bills have already been introduced in the ...

  • RV veterans embark on new business model for industry--Source: Elkhart Truth -- Posted Feb 28, 2013
    Indiana -- A group of local RV industry veterans is betting their reputations, their time and their money on a new business model for the industry. “This is putting our money where our mouth is, and we never looked back” said Don Clark, president of ...

  • With RV sale surge, Elkhart company looking to hire--Source: WSBT-TV -- Posted Feb 28, 2013
    Indiana -- RV shipments have surged in the past year and that has spurred growth in companies that serve that industry. One of those is Carrera Custom Painting in Elkhart. The company paints RV's without using decals or vinyl. It recently added about 30,000 ...

  • RV suppliers grow to meet rising demand--Source: Elkhart Truth -- Posted Feb 28, 2013
    Indiana -- Maria Beterra, right, works with Cecilia Leal as they trim sheets of paneling that move through a laminator that produces interior paneling for the RV industry at Genesis Products Plant 1 Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. The Elkhart company is one of many RV ...

  • Dinosaur National Monument's Split Mountain Campground Group Sites Can Be Reserved On-Line--Source: National Parks Traveler -- Posted Feb 25, 2013
    Utah -- Split Mountain Group Campground is located along the banks of the Green River approximately four miles from the dinosaur quarry and next to the Split Mountain Boat Ramp. The campground has four sites. During peak season, the campground is open to ...

  • Plumas National Forest seeks campground hosts for two sites--Source: Enterprise-Record -- Posted Feb 25, 2013
    California -- Volunteer campground hosts are being sought this year for two sites on the Feather River Ranger District of the Plumas National Forest. Hosts are needed at Golden Trout Crossing campground on the South Fork of the Feather River and at ...

  • New campground planned near Acadia's Schoodic entrance--Source: Fenceviewer -- Posted Feb 21, 2013
    Maine -- A 130-acre campground planned alongside the entrance to Acadia National Park on the Schoodic Peninsula will have 100 campsites for tents and recreational vehicles. The landscape design also calls for four miles of multipurpose use ...

  • US Forest Service seeking campground hosts--Source: KRNV My News 4 -- Posted Feb 21, 2013
    California -- Volunteer campground hosts are being sought for the 2013 camping season at Golden Trout Crossing campground on the South Fork Feather River and at Little Grass Valley reservoir outside La Porte, CA.

  • Campground plans to hire around 250 seasonal employees--Source: WPDE -- Posted Feb 19, 2013
    South Carolina -- Ocean Lakes Family Campground is hosting a job fair from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. today. The campground is looking to fill summer positions that include flexible hours, bonuses, and competitive wages. Ocean Lakes plans to hire around 200 to 250 seasonal and ...

  • Lake campground affiliates with Jellystone--Source: Canton Repository -- Posted Feb 18, 2013
    Ohio -- There might be some bear sightings this summer between Hartville and Uniontown, but fear not, it won't be your average bear. The owners of Clearwater Park, a swimming pool and campground at Edison Street and Hoover Avenue NW, have affiliated with ...

  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore Announces 2013 Campground Schedule--Source: National Parks Traveler -- Posted Feb 16, 2013
    North Carolina -- Cape Hatteras National Seashore's campgrounds will begin to open for the season on April 5 when the Oregon Inlet, Frisco, and Ocracoke campgrounds open for business. The Oregon Inlet and Frisco campgrounds will remain open until noon on October 14, ...

  • Campground to turn into wildlife habitat--Source: WISH -- Posted Feb 15, 2013
    Indiana -- Officials say factors that led to the decision to close the 44-site campground include increased operating costs, declining revenue, growing maintenance needs, staffing constraints, fewer users and the availability of other campgrounds nearby. Pokagon ...

  • Could Navistar be selling off Monaco RV? --Source: WSBT -- Posted Feb 15, 2013
    Indiana -- Navistar tells WSBT it is actively looking for buyers for Monaco RV , and here's why: The company wants to improve its return on invested capital.

  • Solvang council hears concerns about RV parking regulations--Source: Santa Ynez Valley News -- Posted Feb 15, 2013
    California -- More than 20 owners of recreational vehicles filled the Solvang City Council chambers on Monday night to express their disapproval of even more regulations being added to what they felt is already an ever-changing and inconsistent RV parking policy.

  • Campground hosts are recruited--Source: Cleveland Daily Banner -- Posted Feb 12, 2013
    Ohio -- U.S. Forest Service officials with the Cherokee National Forest are recruiting volunteer hosts for developed campgrounds in northeast Tennessee at Jacob's Creek and Little Oak campgrounds on South Holston Lake; Backbone Rock near Damascus, Va.; and ...

  • Employees sought for RV store to open in March--Source: Times Herald-Record -- Posted Feb 09, 2013
    New York -- Alpin Haus, a family-owned outdoor recreation retailer based in New York's Capital Region, has announced plans to open a 6-acre RV store and lot at 36 Route 6 in the Town of Deerpark, just outside Port Jervis. The new store is scheduled to open in March.

  • If you have an RV, you can keep on camping in the winter with electricity--Source: The Idaho Statesman -- Posted Feb 08, 2013
    Idaho -- The key to winter camping in your RV is to make sure you've drained all water and holding tanks thoroughly and added RV anti-freeze to avoid freezing the pipes and causing damage to the water pump. You'll have to bring water because most state parks ...

  • Haydocy opening RV dealership on west side--Source: Business First of Columbus -- Posted Feb 07, 2013
    Ohio -- The Columbus dealership group plans to open Haydocy Airstream and RV Center next to its west-side Buick and GMC dealership by April. “We built our Oldsmobile dealership in 2000. A month later, (General Motors) announced they were phasing it out,” ...

  • Wakarusa's Prime Time RV growth soared in January--Source: Elkhart Truth -- Posted Feb 06, 2013
    Indiana -- “The 2013 RV Shows have been great, getting this year started on the right note. Our dealers have achieved excellent sales at our retail shows this year. Consumers are seeking out our products as a result of our great dealer base, introduction of new ...

  • Lawsuit filed over RV stink--Source: Grand Haven Tribune -- Posted Feb 06, 2013
    Michigan -- Ammon filed a lawsuit late last year in Ottawa County Circuit Court against Ronald Windemuller, a Spring Lake resident who kept his recreational vehicle next to Ammon's in the Tanglefoot RV Park, 312 W. Exchange St. in Spring Lake. The lawsuit claims ...

  • RV supplier moves to northeast Indiana--Source: Fort Wayne Journal Gazette (blog) -- Posted Feb 06, 2013
    Indiana -- Lake Area Designs, LLC (LAD), a wood furniture and custom molding manufacturer for the recreational vehicle (RV) and commercial industries, announced plans today to relocate its operations from Sturgis, Mich. to here, ...

  • Battery thieves targeting RV's--Source: KIVI-TV -- Posted Feb 04, 2013
    Idaho -- RV battery thieves have their sights set on Boise. Police want to warn owners that crooks are out there. People with recreational vehicles know it's a constant challenge to keep things locked up. Last weekend some thieves were canvassing Boise for ...

  • Campground hosts sought for Michigan's Lime Island--Source: WOOD-TV -- Posted Feb 04, 2013
    Michigan -- The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is seeking volunteers to serve as campground hosts on Lime Island. The department needs people to live and work at the Lime Island State Recreation Area near the eastern end of ...

  • 30-foot motorhome stolen from McMinnville RV storage lot--Source: OregonLive..com -- Posted Feb 02, 2013
    Oregon -- A motorhome very much like this one was stolen from a McMinnville RV storage lot Wednesday. Yamhill County Sheriff. Police say someone stole a 30-foot motor home from a McMinnville RV storage building Wednesday.

  • Super Bowl 2013 creates huge demand for RV hookups--Source: NOLA.com -- Posted Feb 02, 2013
    Louisiana -- A year ago, when Glenn Maurer, his wife Joan and two other couples were planning their 14-week, multi-destination RV excursion, they decided to make the host city for Super Bowl 2013 their first stop. Planning way ahead, they booked three sites at the ...

  • Peoria Council approves plan for RV park, hotel near Lake Pleasant--Source: Arizona Republic -- Posted Jan 30, 2013
    Arizona -- A 187-acre RV resort southwest of Lake Pleasant, the latest major development near the lake, is one step closer to construction. The Peoria City Council last week approved a plan to rezone 454 acres, split into two parcels. Roughly half the land will ...

  • Woman fined for removing campground artifacts--Source: KGET 17 -- Posted Jan 29, 2013
    California -- A Lake Isabella woman says she has to pay almost 300 hundred dollars for removing artifacts at a local campground. according to the woman, she says there is no sign that says the campground is a historic, archaeological site. "If I had known this was a ...

  • Endangered species no roadblock to RV park--Source: The News Journal -- Posted Jan 28, 2013
    Deleware -- A 162-acre property on Love Creek, west of Lewes, will have everything the modern RV camper could want: swimming pools, a fitness club, water views, paddle boats and cabins. It also has two endangered species, naturalists point out – the barking ...

  • No more fresh water at Kirk Creek campground in Big Sur--Source: Sanluisobispo -- Posted Jan 25, 2013
    California -- Los Padres National Forest officials have announced that Kirk Creek campground in Big Sur is now a dry facility. Visitors to the camp site are encouraged to bring an adequate amount of water for use during their stay. Over the years, the Forest Service ...

  • Fort Pierce RV adventure at low-low cost when 'lodging' is free--Source: TCPalm -- Posted Jan 20, 2013
    Florida -- Letter to the Editor--Why spend any money in our community or visit any of our lovely RV parks, or go to any of our local bars and restaurants, when you can pull into the local Wal-Mart parking lot, buy a 12-pack inside, and then spend the night eating bologna sandwiches ...

  • Green machine on wheels: The energy efficient RV--Source: WZZM -- Posted Jan 20, 2013
    Michigan -- Although they are not facing federal requirements to become more gas efficient, recreational vehicles are getting greener. The new 2013 Road Track E-Track is one of the green machines at the Grand Rapids Camper, Travel & RV ....

  • Home is where the RV is--Source: Boston Herald -- Posted Jan 20, 2013
    Massachusetts -- Ready to rev up the RV for a little camping? Don't forget the granite counter and fireplace. Welcome to glamping, the “glamorous camping” trend that's on the rise and on display at the Boston RV & Camping Expo at the Boston Convention and Exhibition ...

  • Tamarisk Grove campground in desert reopens--Source: U-T San Diego -- Posted Jan 19, 2013
    California -- After state budget cuts forced its closure two years ago, the Tamarisk Grove Campground in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park has been refurbished and reopened. Located at state Route 78 and County Route S-3, ...

  • Indio park embodies true RV culture--Source: The Desert Sun -- Posted Jan 18, 2013
    California -- Rancho Casa Blanca is a 55-and-over RV resort with 801 spaces. About 80 percent of the spaces are occupied by park models that are approximately 400 square feet and can comfortably accommodate two people.

  • Solvang to review RV parking rules--Source: Santa Ynez Valley News -- Posted Jan 17, 2013
    California -- The ordinance states that an RV or trailer is allowed to be stored at a residence if it “is screened from view from abutting streets by a 6-foot-high fence” and that “no such storage shall be located in the front yard setback.” While the council ...

  • Flooded campground forces residents to evacuate--Source: WBIR-TV -- Posted Jan 17, 2013
    Tennessee -- The heavy rain has flooded folks out of their campers and cabins near the Smokies. "This is the worst we've seen. We've been here in six years," said Ripplin' Waters Campground resident, Susan Glover. All of the permanent campers at Ripplin' Waters ...

  • RV Park residents taking freezing temperatures in stride--Source: KVOA Tucson News -- Posted Jan 17, 2013
    Arizona -- Cranking up the heat to stay warm inside can be tough for those staying in a mobile home or RV. Just like everyone else, people at the South Forty RV Ranch near Orange Grove and Thornydale are taking precautions. They are covering their plants ...

  • Bacon Creek park could get campground--Source: KTIV -- Posted Jan 17, 2013
    Iowa -- Your next "staycation" could be at Bacon Creek Park in Sioux City. The city council is thinking about approving the funding needed to build a campground there. They discussed the facility Tuesday in their annual budget talks. Cost is about $1 million ...

  • RV expansion on hold--Source: Goshen News -- Posted Jan 14, 2013
    Indiana -- The owner of Forks RV had to stop operating some of his manufacturing operations, was fined and now has to go before the LaGrange Board of Zoning Appeals. According to LaGrange County records, Howard Stutzman, owner of Forks RV in ....

  • Liberty Coach Wins Big on “Mega RV Countdown,” Looks Ahead to “EPIC” Appearance on Destination America--Source: San Francisco Chronicle -- Posted Jan 14, 2013
    California -- After topping all other coach manufacturers in the Travel Channel's “Mega RV Countdown” last Sunday, Liberty Coach is looking ahead to its next prime time TV appearance, on Destination America's “EPIC RVs,” scheduled to air February 11.

  • Want to learn how to drive an RV?--Source: KVAL -- Posted Jan 11, 2013
    Oregon -- The free driving school is being put on at the Lane County Fairgrounds in Eugene by Guaranty RV in Junction City as part of its "RV-palooza." "We show them how to turn, we show them how to pick spots to turn - we also teach them how to back up," said ...

  • Good news for RV industry--Source: South Bend Tribune -- Posted Jan 08, 2013
    Indiana -- The RVIA estimates that 82 percent of all recreational vehicles built in the U.S. are made in northern Indiana, with more than 24,000 people employed in either the RV manufacturing or supply sector. RV wholesale shipments to retailers increased to 20 ...

  • Forest River Acquires Majority Stake in Spartan Facility--Source: Bloomberg -- Posted Jan 08, 2013
    Indiana -- Berkshire RV Unit Acquires Majority Stake in Spartan Facility. By Noah Buhayar - 2013-01-07T22:31:08Z. Forest River, the recreational vehicle unit owned by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc., bought the majority of a Wakarusa, Indiana, facility ...

  • People to pack downtown for RV show this week--Source: KSDK -- Posted Jan 08, 2013
    Missouri -- And the 2013 season will be kicked off right here at the Century Center with the Valley RV & Camping Show that runs Jan. 18-20. The show will feature more than 70 recreational vehicles, and there also will be more campgrounds exhibiting at the show.

  • Texas State Railroad offers January campground, park special--Source: Palestine Herald Press -- Posted Jan 07, 2013
    Texas -- The campgrounds at the Rusk Depot, often described as the prettiest campground in Texas, include 71 camping sites in a wooded area — 32 are full hook-up, the rest are tent sites. Each has electrical hook-up, water, fire ring, grill and a picnic table ...

  • Knoxville RV Show to have special appearance by Animal Planet's Paul Bedard--Source: Knoxville daily sun -- Posted Jan 04, 2013
    Tennessee -- The 2013 Knoxville RV Show is not only featuring the latest and greatest RV's at the Sevierville Event Center this month, Paul Bedard, seen on Animal Planet's "Gator Boys", will make an appearance on Saturday, January 12 and Sunday, January 13.

  • Limits proposed for RV parking in Carlsbad--Source: North County Times -- Posted Jan 04, 2013
    California -- New rules proposed for recreational vehicles in Carlsbad would limit beachfront parking and long-term stops in residential neighborhoods. The city posted a draft of the proposal on its website Dec. 31 and is encouraging people to submit written ...

  • Stolen 36-foot RV recovered in Salina--Source: Topeka Capital Journal -- Posted Dec 30, 2012
    Kansas -- Police in Salina had no trouble finding a vehicle reported stolen from a storage lot. The vehicle was a 36-foot-long recreational motorhome that didn't exactly blend in with the traffic. An officer spotted it being driven on a city street ...

  • Want to buy Jeff Gordon's used RV? There's an eBay auction for that--Source: NBCSports.com -- Posted Dec 24, 2012
    While most of us will probably never drive in a NASCAR race, a unique eBay auction this week might have given you the opportunity to own a motor home that once belonged to one of the best NASCAR drivers of all-time. The auction offered a 2002 Prevost ...

  • Walt Disney World Resort Fort Wilderness Campground Christmas Display--Source: MiceChat -- Posted Dec 24, 2012
    Florida -- Every year, starting in November, the guests at Disney's Ft. Wilderness Resort and Campground display elaborate Christmas and holiday decorations. Many guests and local families make the pilgrimage to the campground as part of their annual holiday ...

  • Lights On The River continues through Sunday at Lisbon Beach and Campground--Source: North Country Now -- Posted Dec 23, 2012
    New York -- The Third Annual Lights On The River at Lisbon Beach and Campground on Route 37 is on now through Sunday, Dec. 23 5-9 p.m. each night with over 75 displays by businesses, organizations and families throughout the North. Country.

  • Circus Circus Wants To Trade Its RV Lot For A Water Park ...--Source: Vegas Chatter -- Posted Dec 17, 2012
    Nevada -- Why have just two water parks when you can have three? After years of having none at all, two water parks are slated to open in Vegas in 2013 -- Wet 'N' Wild ...

  • Gov. official charged with videotaping woman in campground shower--Source: KBOI-TV -- Posted Dec 16, 2012
    Utah -- A local southeastern Idaho government official faces one felony count of video voyeurism after a Utah woman complained he had filmed her in a campground shower last month. Cory Del Unsworth, chairman of the Lava Hot ...

  • Two men attempt robbery in Oceano RV park shower--Source: Cal Coast News -- Posted Dec 14, 2012
    California -- Two men attempted to rob a man while he was taking a shower Thursday at the Pacific Coast RV Resort on Highway 1 in Oceano. The victim said two Hispanic males between the ages of 20 and 30 demanded his wallet while he was in the shower around 7 ...

  • RV Hall of Fame shows off its new look Thursday--Source: Fox 28 -- Posted Dec 14, 2012
    Indiana -- Up until September things were looking bleak for the RV Hall of Fame in Elkhart. It was looking at millions of dollars in debt. But thanks to a new business plan the Hall got a new lease on life and for now the building is in the City with a Heart to ...

  • General RV eyes Lyon for flagship dealership--Source: Hometownlife.com -- Posted Dec 14, 2012
    Michigan -- While the project isn't “a done deal” General RV is working on opening a $10 million, flagship dealership and national headquarters in Lyon Township. Company officials expect the headquarters would employe about 130 people, mostly coming from the ...

  • Adams officials seeking proposals for Greylock Glen campground--Source: North Adams Transcript -- Posted Dec 13, 2012
    Massachusetts -- With a $2 million infrastructure facelift complete at the Greylock Glen, town officials are now pursuing campground developers who can satisfy their vision for the site. "We need to shoot high for this," Selectmen's Chair Arthur "Skip ...

  • RV parts maker plans to add 132 jobs in Elkhart County--Source: WSBT-TV -- Posted Dec 13, 2012
    Indiana -- Nine companies are promising to bring more than 2,500 new jobs to Indiana within the next six years by locating or expanding operations in the state. Elkhart-based Atwood Mobile Products, a lightweight durable recreational vehicle ...

  • 'Pawn Stars' Fined? Father And Son Say They Didn't Trash Campground--Source: iDigitalTimes.com -- Posted Dec 11, 2012
    California -- According to TMZ, police told the site that the History Channel stars left empty beer cans, trash and a BBQ grill strewn all over the Glamis, CA campground where they stayed with friends during the holiday weekend. Everyone litters a little bit, right ...

  • Campground owners, campers sue TVA--Source: WPSD Local 6 -- Posted Dec 11, 2012
    Kentucky -- In September the owner of the Southern Komfort Resort and Campground in Marshall County Kentucky said, because of the new TVA rules, many of his most loyal customers were leaving. The owner said months later, business is down, that's why he's joined ...

  • 'Boaterhome' Is The World's Coolest RV-Speed Boat Hybrid (VIDEO)--Source: Huffington Post UK -- Posted Dec 07, 2012
    Europe -- So you're driving your awesome campervan and you're feeling awesome, but then you see a lake ahead of you and no more road. Not awesome! But you know what's more awesome? If that RV can then reverse into the water and magically 'detach' a boat ...

  • 'Workampers' help Amazon meet holiday rush--Source: NBCNews.com (blog) -- Posted Dec 07, 2012
    Nevada -- Some employees leave and go home to RVs, a few of them parked, ironically, in a Walmart parking lot across the street. These are "workampers," temporary seasonal workers who roam the country in Winnebagos and Fleetwoods. They're filling the 31 RV ...

  • New campground under construction--Source: Beckley Register-Herald -- Posted Dec 07, 2012
    West Virginia -- A new campground is under construction in Summers County's corridor of the New River Gorge's National River. Robin Snyder, chief interpreter for the National Park Service, said the National River received federal project funding to create a campsite 1 ...

  • Greene County Couple Offers Historic Twist on Camping--Cabooses--Source: The Charlottesville Newsplex -- Posted Dec 07, 2012
    Virginia -- A campground in Greene county offers the standard cabins, tents, and RV sites, and a piece of America's past. Husband and wife Gary and Jan Schneider have been running Heavenly Acres Campground near Stanardsville for 16 years. "The best part is ...

  • Volunteers needed for state campground host program--Source: Houghton Lake resorter -- Posted Dec 06, 2012
    Michigan -- Natural Resources Monday announced it wants to hear from residents interested in spending their summer enjoying Michigan's great outdoors while providing a valuable service, serving as hosts at Michigan state parks and state forest campgrounds for ...

  • Hot Springs KOA wins awards at annual convention--Source: Rapid City Journal -- Posted Dec 04, 2012
    South Dakota -- The Hot Springs KOA Campground has been awarded the 2013 KOA President's and Founder's Awards by Kampgrounds of America, Inc., the world's largest system of family-friendly campgrounds. The awards were presented mid-November at KOA's annual ...

  • Sign-ups begin soon for N Maine campgrounds--Source: Boston.com -- Posted Dec 04, 2012
    Maine -- The 48 camp sites available at Chamberlain Bridge and Kellogg Brook will be allotted on a first-come, first-served basis until the campground capacity is reached, which could occur as early as noon on opening day. The sites are popular with ice fishermen.

  • 9 of the Best California Desert Winter Campgrounds--Source: KCET (blog) -- Posted Dec 04, 2012
    California -- The campground has 30 sites for car camping, many of which abut a deeply incised wash that runs southward down the middle of the Valley floor. It's a great place for observing nature, with evening coyote concerts most nights I've spent there.

  • Garrison pastor drives solar car, chairs two-room school and runs RV park--Source: The Missoulian -- Posted Dec 03, 2012
    Montana -- Winter's coming on here at the junction of the Clark Fork and Little Blackfoot rivers, and you'd think things would be buttoning up and slowing down at Bernie and Sharon's Riverfront RV Park. Bernie Schillo laughs at the notion. “So you want ...

  • Jellystone Campground supports Make-A-Wish Foundation through Carnival of Lights--Source: Examiner.com -- Posted Nov 30, 2012
    Wisconsin -- This year, Caledonia's Yogi Bear Jellystone Campground presents the fourth annual Carnival of Lights, with a special connection to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Wisconsin's largest holiday lights display is located just 20 minutes south of Milwaukee and ...

  • Camp host position open at Baylor--Source: Chanhassen Villager -- Posted Nov 28, 2012
    Minnesota -- This position of campground host is unique, according to a Carver County press release. Baylor Regional Park, located in Norwood Young America, is a moderately sized campground with 50 sites. Camping opportunities include utility, tent only and a group ...

  • Campground hosts needed for 2013--Source: ABC 10 News NOW -- Posted Nov 27, 2012
    Michigan -- The Department of Natural Resources today announced it wants to hear from residents interested in spending their summer enjoying Michigan's great outdoors while providing a valuable service, serving as hosts at Michigan state parks and state forest ...

  • An RV fit for a queen? Elizabeth II tries out motorhome for size--Source: NBC News -- Posted Nov 23, 2012
    Europe -- Queen Elizabeth II views the interior of a recreational vehicle during a visit to the Bailey caravan factory in Bristol, England as part of her Jubilee tour on November 22, 2012.

  • Sinkhole evacuees plan for RV Thanksgiving--Source: The Advocate -- Posted Nov 22, 2012
    Louisiana -- Haywood Cavalier and his wife, Dollie, sit outside their RV with grandson Cameron Breaux, 11, earlier this month in Pierre Part.

  • 'Stuff the RV' this Friday to help homeless youth in Tucson--Source: KVOA Tucson News -- Posted Nov 22, 2012
    Arizona -- Youth on Their Own, a local non-profit supporting homeless and abandoned youth, is teaming up with Lazy Days RV company to hold an event this Friday to collect supplies and gifts for teens in need. YOTO and Lazy Days RV are inviting Tucsonans to come ...

  • Reno Police Report at Least 16 Area RV Burglaries--Source: KTVN -- Posted Nov 22, 2012
    Nevada -- Sierra RV Supercenter on south Virginia Street was burglarized last week, a crime that resulted in a $20,000 loss. The sales manager tells us, the thieves know what they're doing. "They've been taking a lot of specialty items from inverters to ...

  • New RV Park In Buhl--Source: KMVT -- Posted Nov 20, 2012
    Idaho -- The RV Park consists of four parking lanes that will be used year round providing water, electricity, and a sanitary station to travelers. The park was funded through an Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation grant. "We are very proud of the ...

  • GE Capital Continues Decades of RV Industry Support at National Trade Show--Source: DailyFinance -- Posted Nov 20, 2012
    Kentucky -- "RV sales are often tied to economic indicators such as housing," said Tim Hyland, commercial leader of the RV group within GE Capital's Commercial Distribution Finance (CDF) business. "With housing starts and consumer confidence trending up and a ...

  • Campground honored--Source: Times Record News -- Posted Nov 20, 2012
    Kansas -- The Burkburnett/Wichita Falls KOA Campground has been awarded the 2013 KOA President's Award by Kampgrounds of America, the world's largest system of family-friendly campgrounds. The award was presented at KOA's annual international convention ...

  • Traveling preachers flock to Valley for Winter season--Source: The Valley Town Crier -- Posted Nov 19, 2012
    Texas -- Today, instead of riding a horse or traveling in a buggy, the chaplain now travels in an air-conditioned vehicle and lives in a 5th wheel, motor home, or trailer that he, along with his family, takes with him to the RV resort where he will serve in the ...

  • Resorts, campgrounds report good year--Source: Duluth News Tribune -- Posted Nov 19, 2012
    Minnesota -- The entrance to Fond du Lac Campground is near the St. Louis River in Duluth. The campground was under water following the June flood and was closed for seven weeks. The campground was rebuilt, and owner Fred Vine said the campground now is in ....

  • Men in RV Treated for Carbon Monoxide--Source: Patch.com -- Posted Nov 19, 2012
    New York -- An upstate home repair crew parked at the Sunrise Mall had to be hospitalized early Saturday after the RV they were sleeping in filled with carbon monoxide, Nassau County Police said. Nassau County Police Ambulance along with Massapequa Fire ...

  • Lookout Mountain/Chattanooga KOA Wins Major Award--Source: The Chattanoogan -- Posted Nov 19, 2012
    Tennessee -- The Lookout Mountain/Chattanooga KOA Campground has been awarded the 2013 KOA President's and Founder's Awards by Kampgrounds of America, Inc., the world's largest system of family-friendly campgrounds. The awards were presented on Saturday ...

  • Meadville campground wins KOA award--Source: GoErie.com -- Posted Nov 19, 2012
    Pennsylvania -- The campground, at 25164 Route 27 in Meadville, was presented with the 2013 KOA President's Award during the Kampgrounds of America's annual International Convention in Orlando, Fla., on Saturday. The award is based on high camper feedback and ...

  • Thieves target batteries from RVs, boats--Source: kgw.com -- Posted Nov 17, 2012
    Oregon -- Police have seen a recent spike in batteries stolen from recreational vehicles parked in driveways around Milwaukie. Authorities said that they have seen at least a dozen batteries stolen in the past three weeks alone. The thieves ...

  • Campground project becoming reality [W.Va.]--Source: Equities.com -- Posted Nov 17, 2012
    West Virginia -- Mayor Darrin McCormick formally announced the Sycamore Trail Project last week, bringing six years of work to fruition. McCormick unveiled the designs for the campground project during a walking tour as part of the recent ...

  • National RV Communities buys Marco Naples Hitching Post --Source: Gulf Coast Business Review -- Posted Nov 16, 2012
    Florida -- “The property is located in an A+ market and provides an immediate high cash on cash yield,” says Charles Ellis, vice president of acquisitions for National RV Communities. “The property is stabilized and primarily caters to park models, tied down ...

  • Winter camping still possible in Canyon Lakes Ranger District--Source: ReporterHerald.com -- Posted Nov 16, 2012
    Colorado -- Dowdy Lake Campground, near Red Feather Lakes, and Ansel Watrous Campground, in the Poudre Canyon, both have one loop open for camping year-round.. The water is turned off, so site fees are discounted 25 percent. For more information about ...

  • Fall food drives help CCA feed the hungry--Source: Coast River Business Journal -- Posted Nov 16, 2012
    Oregon -- While most ghouls and goblins gathered candy Halloween night, the staff at KOA Campground in Hammond and students at Astoria High School collected food for hungry people in Clatsop County.

  • Our Business Is Fun: Interview With Randy Hendrickson, Founder of Horizon RV Resorts--Source: Huffington Post -- Posted Nov 15, 2012
    The outdoor recreation industry is an economic powerhouse, employing over six million Americans and infusing both local and national economies with $646 billion dollars in outdoor recreation spending each year, according to the Outdoor Industry ...

  • RV suppliers request tax abatements - Could Create 300 jobs--Source: South Bend Tribune -- Posted Nov 14, 2012
    Indiana -- Two Elkhart County employers are requesting tax abatements that could lead to the addition of more than 300 jobs. Fortress Technologies, a ...

  • Area resort owners: 2012 was good year--Source: Fergus Falls Daily Journal -- Posted Nov 14, 2012
    Minnesota -- The 2012 summer on the lake was rated “better than average” according to a recent survey conducted by the Minnesota Resort and Campground Association, and local resort owners . The hot weather may have been to thank for the reason so many decided ....

  • Fallston's Aumar Village could see campground--Source: Baltimore Sun -- Posted Nov 14, 2012
    Maryland -- The developer of the Aumar Village shopping center in Fallston hopes to add a recreational vehicle park to the property, which already holds a McDonald's, CVS, Texas Roadhouse and APG Federal Credit Union. First the developer, Mike Euler, must go ...

  • Mojave National Preserve nearby but often overlooked--Source: Las Vegas Review - Journal -- Posted Nov 12, 2012
    Nevada -- The preserve contains two developed campsites accessible from Black Canyon Road and Cedar Canyon Road. Located at about 5,600 feet elevation, Mid-Hills Campground has 26 tent sites, about half of them shaded by pinions and junipers. Unpaved camp ...

  • Stanfield RV park well tainted by E. coli--Source: Mid Columbia Tri City Herald -- Posted Nov 12, 2012
    Oregon -- Officials have told people staying at the Pilot RV Park and truck stop to boil their water after it tested positive for E. coli bacteria on Thursday. The well at the truck stop on Highway 395 was found to be contaminated with ...

  • Returning to RV city--Source: Arizona Republic -- Posted Nov 12, 2012
    Arizona -- When NASCAR comes to Phoenix International Raceway this week, an RV city of 24,000 people will live in and around the track. It's part of a decades-old RV culture at PIR in which friendships and romances bloom, some lasting a lifetime. For some race ...

  • RV Trade Show Has Successful Debut in China--Source: TSNN Trade Show News (blog) -- Posted Nov 09, 2012
    China -- Ltd. and YASN International Exhibition Co. Ltd, the exhibition attracted 242 Chinese andinternational exhibitors displaying tuning cars, motor homes and RVs and RVaccessories, as well campsite management and development companies on 215,200 square ....

  • National Forest Service Studies Grizzly Risk to Yellowstone Area Campgrounds--Source: The Republic -- Posted Nov 06, 2012
    Montana -- Supervisors of national forests in the Yellowstone region are about to get information that involves the potential danger of grizzly bears at dozens of campgrounds.

  • 61-space RV park planned in South Sioux City--Source: Sioux City Journal -- Posted Nov 05, 2012
    Iowa -- Plans call for 61 RV spaces and areas for tents. “I got a lot of requests out of personal friends and community members who said they don't like to spend money on the fuel to go out and go camping and they'd like to stay closer to home,” said ...

  • Dual Rbbon Cutting at Cedar Grove RV Park and Travel Center/Convenience Store--Source: Liberty Vindicator -- Posted Nov 01, 2012
    Texas -- John and Barbara Wright, owners of Cedar Grove RV Park held a dual ribbon cutting Mon., Oct. 29, 2012 with family, friends and members of both the Liberty-Dayton Chamber of Commerce and the Dayton Chamber of Commerce present. Sept. 24, 2000, the ...

  • Casino adds RV lot--Source: Business Examiner (blog) -- Posted Oct 31, 2012
    Indiana -- “The opening of the RV Park is just the latest of a number of enhancements we've recently introduced at Little Creek Casino Resort,” said CEO Michael Starr. “We continue to improve the overall guest experience as we solidify our standing as a ...

  • Storm Puts Some Bear Lake Residents Under Water--Source: Jamestown Post Journal -- Posted Oct 31, 2012
    New York -- Clever, who also operates a campground, along with a store and marina, said he had about three feet of water in his campground this morning, but his trailers weren't damaged by the storm. "I keep mine higher than the other campground. I have been ...

  • Emerson Bay Campground Renovation Complete--Source: WOWT -- Posted Oct 31, 2012
    Iowa -- The $640,000 renovation of one of Iowa's busiest campgrounds is complete and now all that is left is for grass to return in the spring. The campground at Emerson Bay State Recreation area, on West Okoboji Lake, was closed beginning in mid-June 2012, ...

  • Jack County ranch showcases nature--Source: Times Record News -- Posted Oct 29, 2012
    Texas -- "After years in the RV park business, we found one thing in common with all of our guests, regardless of their age: They all love animals. We wanted to be the first RV park in the U.S. to have a high-game-fence on our ranch, including the RV park, and ...

  • Maryland closes state park campgrounds ahead of Hurricane Sandy--Source: ABC2 News -- Posted Oct 29, 2012
    Maryland -- The Maryland Park Service is closing all State Park campgrounds and day-use areas in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy. The Maryland Forestry Service is also closing Elk Neck State Forest. The latest weather forecasts ...

  • National Park Service Closing Facilities Due To Hurricane--Source: WITN -- Posted Oct 29, 2012
    North Carolina -- The National Park Service says it's closing some facilities on the Outer Banks because of Hurricane Sandy. The Ocracoke Campground will close at noon on Saturday and remain closed for the season. All other campgrounds have already closed for the year.

  • Family Pumpkin Patch at S&H Campground--Source: Greenfield Daily Reporter -- Posted Oct 29, 2012
    Indiana -- Come celebrate fall at The Family Pumpkin Patch located at S&H Campground. We have affordable, perfect pumpkins plus a wide variety of activities for children of all ages; including Archery Tag, Putt-Putt, Corn Maze, Inflatable Playground and a Haymaze.

  • Springfield woman pleads guilty in RV dealership embezzlement case--Source: The Register-Guard -- Posted Oct 25, 2012
    Missouri -- As part of a plea agreement with Sammantha Louise Perryman, 38, the Lane County District Attorney's Office agreed to dismiss an additional seven counts that alleged similar thefts from George Sutton RV between June and December of 2010. Springfield ...

  • Army Corps of Engineers to waive camping day-use fees on Veterans Day--Source: Examiner.com -- Posted Oct 23, 2012
    United_States -- AllStays LLC: Provide a free “Camp and RV” military campground app that helps locate over 200 U.S. military campgrounds, FamCamps and RV Parks across the United States, even when you don't have an internet connection. Federal Lands Pass for Active ....

  • Gadsden Band to perform at Sun Vista RV Resort--Source: Yuma Sun -- Posted Oct 22, 2012
    Arizona -- The 100 young musicians hoping to go to London, including students in grades fifth to eighth, will perform at the RV park. Sun Vista RV Resort is located at 7201 E. 32nd St. For more information on the event and donating, call (928) 726-8920.

  • Lykens man reports RV damage, bigfoot sightings--Source: abc27 -- Posted Oct 20, 2012
    Pennsylvania -- Police said Reed told them that after he had turned on the RV's outside light, a bigfoot began throwing rocks at the light to prevent being discovered

  • Getting RVs Ready for Winter--Source: KFYR-TV -- Posted Oct 18, 2012
    North Dakota -- "It`s absolutely critical that everybody gets ready if they`re going to stay in one of these RV`s for the winter, they have to get them skirted up and do all these precautionary things to survive," said Coates RV manager Tim "Dutch" Deick. The most ...

  • New campground to open in Mt. Jackson next year--Source: Northern Virginia Daily -- Posted Oct 18, 2012
    Virginia -- The site, called The Shenandoah Valley Campground, will have about 50 sites, including five cabins, full hook-ups for RVs, and tent sites, Mrs. Saville said in a phone interview this week. She said there will be a standard-size pool, a playground, a ...

  • Can you live in an RV full time?--Source: MSN Money -- Posted Oct 16, 2012
    United_States -- Those who dream of living year-round in an RV might find it's easier than they'd imagined. Here's how to hit the road in a permanent home on wheels.

  • RV Park Keeping Cancer Patients Close to Treatment--Source: KNDO/KNDU -- Posted Oct 16, 2012
    Washington -- The once long commute has now been reduced to a short walk from her RV that's now located in the parking lot behind the Tri-Cities Cancer Center. She gets sewer, water and power services through the center all free. "When they're undergoing treatment, ...

  • Chipmunk tests positive for plague at Lake Tahoe--Source: North Lake Tahoe Bonanza -- Posted Oct 16, 2012
    California -- “Individuals can greatly reduce their risk of becoming infected with plague by taking simple precautions, including avoiding contact with wild rodents and their fleas,” Hartmann said. “Do not feed rodents in picnic or campground areas and never handle ...

  • Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota State Parks Feeling Pressures--Source: National Parks Traveler -- Posted Oct 15, 2012
    North Dakota -- Other impacts arrive in the form of industrial truck traffic on two-lane highways rimming the park and threading through the region, air quality issues, noise, higher lodging costs, and more wear and tear on campgrounds. "Even though they're not ...

  • `Sisters On The Fly' land at Gettysburg Campground--Source: Gettysburg Times -- Posted Oct 12, 2012
    Pennsylvania -- Susan "SuzZQ" Landis of Green Lane, Pa., sits on her 1966 Schwinn Breeze bicycle outside her personalized 1968 Fleetwing "Shabby Shack" at the Sisters on the Fly outing at Gettysburg Campground Thursday. Posted: Friday, October 12, 2012 ...

  • Sweetbrier Train and RV Park carries on tradition--Source: Statesman Journal -- Posted Oct 12, 2012
    Oregon -- Visitors to Sweetbrier Train and RV Park can ride a 2-foot-gauge train on a 20- to 30-minute haunted ride every October. Operating the train is co-owner Dustin Anderson. / Denise Ruttan / The Stayton Mail ...

  • Plague found on California squirrel--Source: UPI.com -- Posted Oct 12, 2012
    California -- The infected squirrel was discovered at a Fern Basin campground last month during routine testing by county workers, The (Riverside) Press-Enterprise reported. It was the first time in about a decade that a test for plague came up positive. The ...

  • It's not that hard to 'leave no trace' when you finish camping--Source: Kansas City Star -- Posted Oct 12, 2012
    Missouri -- After years of camping, I continue to see a lot of the same problems - unburied toilet paper and human waste, discarded disposable diapers, ugly fire rings littered with garbage, chopped green trees, food at campground water pumps where someone did the ...

  • Stagecoach 2013 - Big changes in camping rules--Source: Press-Enterprise (blog) -- Posted Oct 10, 2012
    California -- In years past, there have been multiple RV campgrounds at the festival site, with and without power, geared toward families, partiers and more. There have also been tent camping and car camping options in the past. For 2013, Stagecoach will have one RV ...

  • 'Rambling Retirees': Boomers Hit the Road to Save $--Source: The Fiscal Times -- Posted Oct 07, 2012
    "The RV (recreational vehicle) has replaced the rocking chair, and the whole notion of retirement has changed in the last 10 years," says Ken Budd, executive editor of AARP magazine and author of "The Voluntourist: A Six-Country Tale of Love, Loss, ....

  • Chief executive officer of Lazydays RV Center steps down--Source: Tampabay.com -- Posted Oct 05, 2012
    Florida -- Lazydays RV Center chief executive John Horton will step down next week after five years at the wheel of the largest single-site RV center in the country. Chief financial officer Randall R. "Randy" Lay will assume the position Oct. 12 on an ...

  • KOA Campground grows over years--Source: Cleveland Daily Banner -- Posted Oct 05, 2012
    Ohio -- For the past 18 years, Jerry and Harriet Wiles have owned the KOA Campground which is located just off Interstate 75 at Exit 20, on Pleasant Grove Road. The couple raised their children camping while Jerry spent his early years as a surface coal miner.

  • McCloud River: back in fish business--Source: San Francisco Chronicle -- Posted Oct 04, 2012
    California -- Incident Commander John Wood of the Forest Service contemplated when to reopen the access road, campground and canyon to the public. That reopening probably will be this weekend, reported Donna Sager at district headquarters.

  • S.F. cracks down on camping in RVs--Source: San Francisco Chronicle -- Posted Oct 03, 2012
    California -- Finding a park for motor home owners might be a good idea - some city staffers have floated the idea of a test location on Treasure Island - but after Tuesday's final vote at the Board of Supervisors it will no longer be legal to live in an RV on the ...

  • Late-Season Camping In The Black Hills--Source: KELOLAND TV -- Posted Oct 03, 2012
    South Dakota -- The owners at Chris's Campground in Spearfish say that the changing fall colors bring people into the area all through September and into October. "The weekend before is always the Southern Hills' big thing with the Buffalo Roundup, and then we get the ...

  • Sacramento Bee--Source: Man working under RV crushed in rear-ender -- Posted Oct 02, 2012
    California -- A Southern California man working under his conked out recreational vehicle has been crushed to death. Fountain Valley police investigators say a Chevrolet Blazer sport utility vehicle rear-ended the parked RV just after dawn ...

  • Bonita Canyon Campground Reopens at Chiricahua National Monument--Source: OldWestNewWest.com Travel & History Magazine -- Posted Oct 01, 2012
    Arizona -- The entire Bonita Canyon Campground at Chiricahua National Monument near Willcox, Ariz. has reopened following repairs due to mid-July damage from flash flooding and an easing of concerns over additional significant flash flooding during the monsoon.

  • RV Firm Thor Grows Dividend Despite Lame U.S. Economy ...--Source: NASDAQ -- Posted Oct 01, 2012
    Ohio -- Confidence is a huge economic driver in the RV business. If consumers are uncertain about their own situations, they don't go out and buy an RV.

  • Some people turn to the life on the open road with RVs--Source: Fayetteville Observer -- Posted Oct 01, 2012
    North Carolina -- Living the RV lifestyle - taking to the open road in a motor home - may not be for everyone. But it's a trend that's growing, thanks to large numbers of people looking to untether themselves from their homes and seek adventures. And it's a lifestyle ...

  • RVs No Longer Welcome on Cabrillo--Source: Santa Barbara Independent -- Posted Sep 28, 2012
    California -- “No RV Parking” signs will soon sprout up along Cabrillo Boulevard in response to repeated complaints from businesses and residents that homeless RV dwellers are monopolizing limited curb space along a waterfront much visited by tourists. In years past ...

  • Keep on camping. Idaho has plenty of long-season campgrounds.--Source: The Idaho Statesman -- Posted Sep 28, 2012
    Idaho -- October and November will bring rain and snow to Idaho's mountains, but the state still has plenty of places for camping. Just bring your long johns. Campgrounds along the Snake River, from Glenns Ferry to Lewiston, have attracted campers for eons.

  • Police seek Fleetwood RV stolen from St. Charles home--Source: The Saginaw News - MLive.com -- Posted Sep 25, 2012
    Michigan -- Lt. Randy Pfau said the RV was taken between 12 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday from the home in the 11000 block of Gasper Road, which is between Birch Run and Fergus roads. The 2012 Fleetwood Terra motor home is 34 feet long and is white, black, maroon ...

  • Yosemite National Park officials: Hantavirus claims another victim--Source: Periodic Post -- Posted Sep 25, 2012
    California -- The unnamed camper had been staying in Yosemite National Park's Curry Village Campground. In addition to the deceased individual, three other visitors are believed to have caught the hantavirus this summer. Two of the four known cases have resulted in ...

  • RV parks around Reno and Sparks--Source: About - Cities & Towns -- Posted Sep 24, 2012
    Nevada -- People bringing their RVs when visiting the Reno and Sparks area have a wide variety of choices in places to stay. Our RV parks are scattered throughout the area. Each park is somewhat different and amenities range from the fairly basic to the elaborate.

  • Budget cuts mean closure of Snake River recreation areas--Source: Bellingham Herald -- Posted Sep 24, 2012
    Washington -- The most attractive, best maintained and most popular campgrounds, picnic areas and boat launch areas along the Snake River were shuttered early this year because they are costly to maintain and there are fewer dollars available to run them. Officials ...

  • Dockweiler Beach RVers treated to flyover by Shuttle Endeavour--Source: Examiner.com -- Posted Sep 24, 2012
    California -- RVers vacationing at El Segundo's Dockweiler Beach RV Park in the Los Angeles South Bay had some of the best seats in the house when the Space Shuttle Endeavour headed to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) today. The popular 118-site RV Park ...

  • College Football Hall of Fame RV up for sale--Source: Fox 28 -- Posted Sep 24, 2012
    Indiana -- What's the ultimate tailgate vehicle? There are probably a lot of answers to that question, but something high on a lot of people's list would have to be an RV decked out with college football memorabilia straight from the College Football Hall of Fame.

  • Dealer show a triple winner--Source: South Bend Tribune -- Posted Sep 24, 2012
    Indiana -- Driving down the Toll Road and passing the RV/MH Hall of Fame this week a person would have had to wonder just what's going on. Hundreds of recreational vehicles were on display in the field adjacent to the hall, parking lots were busy ...

  • Volunteer turns RV/MH Hall of Fame around --Source: Fox 28 -- Posted Sep 20, 2012
    Indiana -- Before Darryl Searer came along, the RV Hall of Fame was five and a half million dollars in debt.

  • RV popularity keeps climbing--Source: The Durango Herald -- Posted Sep 20, 2012
    Colorado -- “This was always a dream of mine to retire and get an RV,” said Dick Chapman, 77, of Albuquerque, while relaxing in his $200,000 Tiffin Phaeton motorhome parked last week at the Alpen Rose RV Park in the Animas Valley north of Durango. The luxurious ... See all stories on this topic »

  • Camp for the Cure Weekend launched--Source: The Beacon -- Posted Sep 20, 2012
    Ohio -- The event was created and planned by Sally Durnwald, campground manager, and other campground residents who wanted to support and commemorate loved ones battling cancer or who had been lost to cancer.. In the morning, kids and adults donated $5 ...

  • Moores Creek adds campground--Source: StarNewsOnline.com -- Posted Sep 19, 2012
    North Carolina -- Moores Creek National Battlefield was recently selected as a grant recipient of the 2012 National Park Foundation's America's Best Idea Grant program, which funds park projects designed to connect diverse, underengaged populations throughout the ...

  • RVing, '20s style--Source: Andalusia Star-News -- Posted Sep 19, 2012
    Alabama -- There is one original in an RV museum in Elkhart, Ind., so he drove there to see it. The owners allowed him to photograph and measure it. He also found a very old Popular Mechanics article about the campers, and the replication was on. Originally ...

  • RV show expected to bring thousands to Elkhart--Source: Fox 28 -- Posted Sep 19, 2012
    Indiana -- At the RV Hall of Fame, Thor Industries, Inc's open house has close to 400 RV units. Down the road Forest River has an even bigger display. In the last five years more and more companies joined by hosting their own open houses, showing the industry is ...

  • What a change in a year--Source: South Bend Tribune -- Posted Sep 19, 2012
    Indiana -- Searer is also a past inductee to the RV/MH Hall of Fame, and a man who knew most of the key players who helped plan the new facility and move it from the 15,000-square-foot original hall in downtown Elkhart. The current facility, visible from the Toll ...

  • National Public Lands Day Sept. 29--Source: Red Bluff Daily News -- Posted Sep 17, 2012
    California -- This year's fee waiver areas include the following campgrounds and recreation facilities: Hayfork and Yolla Bolla Areas Basin Gulch, Forest Glen, Hell Gate; Mt. Shasta and McCloud Areas Cattle Camp, Fowlers, Sims (campground is open; fire ...

  • Apple festival returns on Sept. 29--Source: Foster's Daily Democrat -- Posted Sep 14, 2012
    Maine -- Down at the Apple Valley Campground off Route 109, children will be able to take part in pumpkin-rolling games and other matches and will be able to make arts, crafts, scarecrows, and apple-stamp shirts. Hay rides will be offered at the various apple ...

  • Taylor benefit a success for Hospice of Maine--Source: Morning Sentinel -- Posted Sep 14, 2012
    Maine -- Danny Taylor teamed up with Happy Horseshoe Campground owners "Buster" and Judy Pinkham earlier this summer to host a Hospice benefit at the campground. Taylor donated his time and talents to put on a musical program, while the ...

  • Campground squirrels test positive for plague; campers, hikers warned to take precautions--Source: La Jolla Light -- Posted Sep 14, 2012
    California -- Two ground squirrels trapped during routine monitoring at the Cedar Grove Campground on Palomar Mountain have tested positive for plague, County Vector Control officials announced Sept. 20. Officials said the squirrels ...

  • Un-Happy Campers: New TVA regulations restrict buildings; force campers to move out--Source: Sand Mountain Reporter -- Posted Sep 14, 2012
    Alabama -- Camping opportunities on leased TVA property, including Riverview Campground and County Park No. 2 on Cha-La-Kee Road, will change when the Tennessee Valley Authority raises lease rates and tightens regulations that it plans to ...

  • Goshen RV dealership agrees to more than $34000 in fines--Source: The Register-Guard -- Posted Sep 12, 2012
    Oregon -- The state Department of Justice agency's agreement with Mark Ingram and Ingram RV was filed today in Lane County Circuit Court. Ingram, who signed off on the settlement on Aug. 31, did not admit any wrongdoing in a deal that allows him to avoid facing ...

  • Toutle River adds vintage Winnebago RV to resort's sleeper lineup--Source: Examiner.com -- Posted Sep 12, 2012
    Washington -- For those of you that have a hankering for a retro camping experience, Castle Rock, Washington-based Toutle River RV Resort this week added a vintage 24-foot, 1971 model year, Class A Winnebago motorhome to the campground's overnight sleeper ...

  • Officials propose day use only at Albert Pike--Source: Stuttgart Daily Leader -- Posted Sep 12, 2012
    Arkansas -- Officials propose day use only at Albert Pike; Under the proposed plan for the Albert Pike Campground in Montgomery County, the area would be open only for daytime use. The agency is seeking public comment on the proposal either by mail or via the ...

  • RV Care-A-Vanners help in Chenango County--Source: YNN -- Posted Sep 12, 2012
    New York -- General Clinton Park in Bainbridge has a few extra campers this weekend. A group of volunteers called the RV Care-A-Vanners have parked their RVs there while they are in the area. Our Melissa Kakareka tells us who they are and what they're doing in ...

  • Experience the Old West by Exploring, Camping Southwest Montana--Source: OldWestNewWest.com Travel & History Magazine -- Posted Sep 10, 2012
    Montana -- At the banks of the alpine waters of Georgetown Lake are several forest service campgrounds, perfectly situated for easy access to the water for canoeing, kayaking or swimming. Lake View RV Park also offers private RV and tent sites at the southeast ...

  • Sequoia National Forest campgrounds closed during construction--Source: Visalia Times-Delta -- Posted Sep 10, 2012
    California -- The Belknap Campground in the Sequoia National Forest will close for two months starting Tuesday while repairs and construction work is done there. Most of that work will involve building sidewalks around the campground's restroom. The road through ...

  • Lei Ti Campground raises $8045 for Crossroads--Source: The Daily News Online -- Posted Sep 08, 2012
    New York -- Almost everyone in the campground participated in order to raise this much money. The check will be presented to Crossroads House this weekend. Every year we hold one major fundraising event. Last year it was The Ronald McDonald House and for more ...

  • Indoor RV park opens--Source: Williston Daily Herald -- Posted Sep 06, 2012
    North Dakota -- The park will have 240 units available for RV owners to rent out. There are four lease options available: a year-long lease that costs $1,300 per month, a six-month least that costs $1,400 per month, a three-month least that costs $1,500 per month, and ...

  • Former Carriage RV facility up for sale--Source: Examiner.com -- Posted Sep 05, 2012
    Indiana -- The former Carriage RV manufacturing facility at 230, Wabash Street, in Millersburg, Indiana was listed for sale this week by Indianapolis-based Key Auctioneers – a specialist in real estate and business asset disposition. The 55-acre lot in Elkhart ...

  • Wandering bears in NM cause campground closures--Source: NewsWest9.com -- Posted Sep 05, 2012
    New Mexico -- Wandering bears have caused officials at the Cibola National Forest to close two campgrounds and one trailhead. KOB-TV says the Cienaga Canyon picnic ground, the Sulphur Canyon picnic ground and the Cienaga Horse ...

  • Campers flee Williams wildfire in California's San Gabriel Canyon--Source: Examiner.com -- Posted Sep 04, 2012
    California -- The wildfires' proximity to the Camp Williams Resort, a mobile home park and tent and RV campground located on the East Fork of the San Gabriel River in Asuza, required that all residents and campers be evacuated. The Williams Fire incident Commander ...

  • Willie Nelson's Eagle 1 band bus sells for $29250--Source: Examiner.com -- Posted Sep 04, 2012
    Indiana -- Less than a year after an undisclosed collector snapped up Willie Nelson's former Eagle 1 band bus for $47,850 (CAD) at an auction in Toronto, Canada, Nelson's Eagle International Entertainer Sleeper ...

  • Elizabeth Taylor's sumptuous travel trailer trashed on set of 'Liz and Dick'--Source: Examiner.com -- Posted Sep 01, 2012
    California -- The Modernistic Industries trailer is of particular note to RV buffs because Aljo trailers were once manufactured by a fledgling Iowa-based RV operation, Forest City Industries. On February 28, 1961, Forest City Industries changed their name to ...

  • RV Rental Outfit Standing By To Provide Gulf Coast Storm Relief--Source: U.S. Politics Today -- Posted Sep 01, 2012
    Louisiana -- Allstar Coaches, the national RV rental dealer based in Florida, announced today that it stands ready to assist in the wake of Hurricane Isaac. Allstar provided more than 30 RV rentals to government agencies, the Red Cross and ...

  • Bubonic plague traced to CO campground--Source: NECN -- Posted Sep 01, 2012
    Colorado -- A camper near Pagosa Springs has contracted bubonic plague, Colorado's first case since 2006. The Durango Herald reports that the person contracted the plague during a family outing in the Cimarrona Campground

  • Hotels, campgrounds hosting Isaac evacuees--Source: The Daily Advertiser -- Posted Aug 29, 2012
    Louisiana -- At Bayou Wilderness Resort in Carencro, people from the New Orleans area have been calling and coming in since Sunday, said Ramona Benton, the campground's office manager. Bayou Wilderness still had space available as of Tuesday.

  • Camping in Eureka goes from free to fee--Source: Denver Post -- Posted Aug 27, 2012
    Colorado -- The campground is a step in the development of logical corridors according to the county master plan and land-use code, McKay said. Eureka became a spot on the map in the early 1870s when miners began to pan for gold. A mill to process ore followed.

  • Rocky Campground is a great place in the woods--Source: Record-Searchlight -- Posted Aug 27, 2012
    California -- Public land management agencies all seem to follow the general rule that the very best areas of recreation land are reserved for what is termed "day-use" as opposed to "overnight use" such as camping. Thus, spots with exceptional views are used as ...

  • Take your horse on a camping trip--Source: Poughkeepsie Journal -- Posted Aug 27, 2012
    New York -- The campground is also home of the Pure Country Versatility Cowboy Race, a judged and timed event that involves negotiating obstacles; various levels are offered and points are awarded in each event throughout the season to qualify for the finals. On ...

  • Camping up, hotels down--Source: Branson Tri-Lakes news -- Posted Aug 25, 2012
    Missouri -- Campgrounds have seen an increase in visitors this year, and, in Branson, it's lead to a rise in tourism tax receipts for the industry. Posted: Friday, August 24, 2012 2:17 pm. By Stephen Herzog | 0 comments. Tourism tax receipts for the city of ...

  • RV jobs center rolls out help for unemployed--Source: Columbus Dispatch -- Posted Aug 24, 2012
    Ohio -- Four counties have joined forces to create and operate the “Job-A-Bego,” an RV that serves as a mobile job-resource center. The RV can be taken to employers and job fairs to help people seeking work fine-tune their resumes, practice interviews and ... See all stories on this topic »

  • Ocean Lakes Campground on SC coast hosts 14th annual Bluegrass Weekend--Source: The Republic -- Posted Aug 24, 2012
    South Carolina -- A summer tradition is tuning up for another year on the South Carolina coast. The 14th annual Premier Bluegrass Weekend is scheduled to get under way on Friday at the Ocean Lakes Campground in Myrtle Beach. The weekend ...

  • Top Five Amenities Available in the Modern RV--Source: Staugnews -- Posted Aug 23, 2012
    Florida -- Hannah Tolmen recapitulates how much fun it can be to have a modern Recreational Vehicle (RV). If you have pictures of beige colored walls and vinyl covered furniture when you think of an RV, you better stop and think again. Today's RVs are both ...

  • Roads, campground in Chiricahua Natl'l Monument closed due to flooding--Source: KVOA Tucson News -- Posted Aug 23, 2012
    Arizona -- Bonita Canyon Drive and the Bonita Canyon Campground in Chiricahua National Monument are closed due to flooding from weekend storms. The area was evacuated and closed at around 5 p.m. on Friday, August 17. Nearly three and a half ...

  • La Mesa RV plans to hire for stores including Quartzsite--Source: Desert Messenger -- Posted Aug 22, 2012
    Arizona -- La Mesa RV Center's Growth Plans Spurring Hiring Demands. San Diego, California – La Mesa RV is rapidly gearing up for the winter RVing season with immediate plans to hire over 140 full-time employees across its stores in California, Florida and Arizona.

  • Olympic National Park seeks volunteers to help with replanting effort--Source: Peninsula Daily -- Posted Aug 22, 2012
    Washington -- Volunteers also are needed to help prepare, transport and plant 12000 new seedlings at Boulder Creek Campground in the Elwha River Valley, an effort that began this week and will continue through October. Work will take place at the Matt Albright ...

  • Rough economy a boon for local campsites--Source: Utica Observer Dispatch -- Posted Aug 20, 2012
    New York -- Officials and campground owners point to the warm, dry summer and the ever-struggling economy for reasons why camping thrives in the area, and this year, state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Spokesman Dan Keefe said camping ...

  • Kentucky park offers natural wonders, array of programs--Source: Columbus Dispatch -- Posted Aug 20, 2012
    Kentucky -- The park near Olive Hill, Ky., contains fascinating natural features such as caves and natural arches as well a lodge, a campground, cabins, hiking and multi-purpose trails and a 45-acre lake. GETTING THERE. The park is located in northeastern Kentucky ...

  • KOA turns 50--Source: Helena Independent Record -- Posted Aug 19, 2012
    Montana -- KOA is celebrating its 50th anniversary this summer, marking the growth from a handful of campsites south of the Yellowstone River to 458 franchises, plus 26 company-owned campgrounds. Sporting 1000 employees, with 73 based in Billings, in some years ...

  • Ohio's Hocking Hills State park's campground ranked best of the best in nation--Source: News-Herald.com -- Posted Aug 19, 2012
    Ohio -- Ohio can boast of having the country's best campground, with Hocking Hills State Park finishing ahead of other go-to camping destinations such as Yellowstone National Park. The honor was awarded by Tripleblaze.com, an Internet camping/hiking portal ...

  • Man's death at Yosemite tied to rodent-borne disease, hantavirus--Source: CBS News -- Posted Aug 17, 2012
    California -- Both victims had been staying in tent cabins at the Curry Village Campground in the park in June. Park officials say hantavirus has been detected in deer mice around the campground. The virus takes one to six weeks to incubate. It's fatal for about 30 ...

  • Receiver named to take over campground--Source: Middleboro Gazette -- Posted Aug 17, 2012
    Massachusetts -- Barbara Holton says she knows nothing about the latest court order concerning her campground on Tispaquin Pond, and that she plans to find a way to fight on as she has for much of the past 29 years. But a Superior Court judge has ...

  • Elaine Walker: Big Trinity Lake Campground a wildflower haven--Source: The Idaho Statesman -- Posted Aug 16, 2012
    Idaho -- Two weeks ago, I was going to escape the heat in the valley by going camping with friends at Lola Creek Campground. When the Halstead Fire broke out, that campground and the road to it were closed. So we postponed the trip to last week while we decided ...

  • City approves RV reservation system for equestrian trail sites--Source: Nodaway News Leader -- Posted Aug 15, 2012
    Missouri -- Following up on the recommendation of City Manager Greg McDanel and the Mozingo Advisory Board, the Maryville City Council amended the recently passed ordinance by allowing 20 RV camping spaces to be reservable at Mozingo Lake to include the 13 ...

  • RV Maker Building Corporate Headquarters In Topeka--Source: Stacey Page Online (blog) -- Posted Aug 15, 2012
    Indiana -- CrossRoads RV, a division of Thor Industries, is headquartered in Topeka, where they also produce their units. CrossRoads RV manufactures a wide variety of high-quality fifth-wheel and towable RV's that are renowned for their exceptional quality ...

  • Lyndon OKs campground expansion--Source: Wisconsin Dells Events -- Posted Aug 15, 2012
    Wisconsin -- The Lyndon Town Board approved Arrowhead Resort’s plan to upgrade camping sites on its property.

  • Drought increasing bear sightings in Vail Valley--Source: Denver Post -- Posted Aug 13, 2012
    Colorado -- Meanwhile, Will says the Yeoman Park campground southeast of Eagle has been closed to "soft-sided" shelters, including tents and canvas-walled pop-up campers, because of a habituated bear that is roaming the area. He adds he will close campgrounds if ...

  • Westfalia's Mercedes-Benz motorhome smashes RV Land Speed Record--Source: Examiner.com -- Posted Aug 11, 2012
    Europe -- Goldschmitt Techmobil AG - in partnership with Westfalia Mobil GmbH – has smashed the world record for the fastest motorhome by achieving a measured top speed of 222 km/h (137.9 mph) in a Mercedes-Benz Viano “Jules Verne” model Westfalia RV.

  • Crystal Lake campground reopening after year-plus closure--Source: Great Falls Tribune -- Posted Aug 11, 2012
    Montana -- Crystal Lake Campground, which has been closed for more than a year after being damaged by flooding in the spring of 2011, is reopening after repair work recently finished up

  • NM's El Vado campground closed as lake drops--Source: Farmington Daily Times -- Posted Aug 10, 2012
    New Mexico -- The state Parks Division says the north El Vado boat ramp is closed and vehicles aren't allowed at the Sands Cove and South Point areas in the southwestern portion of the park. The agency said the campgrounds aren't being used because they're too far ...

  • Campground evacuated in S. Ore. wildfire--Source: Longview Daily News -- Posted Aug 10, 2012
    Oregon -- A Forest Service campground has been closed, and residents of two homes were warned about increased danger as a forest fire grew in southern Lake County near the Nevada border. Forest Service officials didn't know how many people were in the Dog ...

  • Improving RV market means Elkhart Super Show is expanding--Source: Fox 28 -- Posted Aug 10, 2012
    Indiana -- More positive economic news for the RV Capitol of the World. Business is getting better, and that the Midwest RV Super Show had to move to a bigger location this year. It's no longer in Downtown Elkhart. This year it's being held at the RV Hall of Fame where ...

  • RV Component Maker Planning Elkhart County Jobs--Source: Stacey Page Online (blog) -- Posted Aug 10, 2012
    Indiana -- “Announcements like this continue to reinforce Indiana's reputation as the RV capital of the world,” said Governor Mitch Daniels. “The rapid growth of Lippert Components and Kinro is a prime example that our pro-business environment leads to success.

  • Some Arizona campgrounds open after bear attacks --Source: ABC15.com (KNXV-TV) -- Posted Aug 10, 2012
    Arizona -- Officials announced on Wednesday a modification of campground closures after three bear attacks near Payson in May and June. Ponderosa, Upper Tonto Creek, Lower Tonto Walk-In, Christopher Creek and Sharp Creek campgrounds in the ...

  • Dogwood Acres event benefits Ronald McDonald House--Source: The Shippensburg News-Chronicle -- Posted Aug 10, 2012
    Pennsylvania -- Dogwood Acres Campground operators, along with their seasonal campers and friends host a benefit carnival, sale and car show Saturday, Aug. 11 at the campground along Enola Road (Route 944) in Upper Frankford Township. This year, live music begins ...

  • Visit These 7 Awesome Campgrounds--Source: The Awl -- Posted Aug 10, 2012
    United_States -- Let's quit your job and go camping for an entire year at different campgrounds across the United States. We can write a book about it!" Him: "We don't have any camping gear." Me: "Yes, we do. We have camping dishes and a dog." Him: "We can call the book, ...

  • America's taste for camping has steadily evolved--Source: The Spokesman Review -- Posted Aug 10, 2012
    Washington -- Riverside State Park's Bowl and Pitcher Campground is on the west edge of Spokane's city limits, yet roughly 50 percent of the clientele at the park's four campgrounds are locals, said Chris Guidotti, park manager. More than half of those staying with ...

  • Mountain lion believed to have approached child at campground killed--Source: KTVQ Billings News -- Posted Aug 10, 2012
    Montana -- Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks personnel have been at the campground in the lower Clearwater watershed for more than a week and were able to track and kill the lion on the late evening of Aug. 1, according to a news release. FWP biologist Jay Kolbe and ...

  • Officials euthanizes bear found at hospital--Source: Sacramento Bee -- Posted Aug 10, 2012
    California -- Wildlife officials have euthanized a bear found near a hospital and were searching for a second animal that had been stalking about near a campground. Fish and Wildlife Department spokesman Mike Marraccini told The Times-Tribune

  • Mount Rainier National Park plans Camp Muir fix-up--Source: The Seattle Times -- Posted Aug 10, 2012
    Washington -- The structure that sticks out most as climbers approach the architectural smorgasbord of Camp Muir, the backcountry campground on the southeastern flank of Mount Rainier, is a black box that looks a bit like an oversized semi-truck container

  • Joshua Tree National Park to reopen campground for meteor shower--Source: Village News Network -- Posted Aug 10, 2012
    California -- "In recent years, night sky activities have become popular at Joshua Tree and frequently draw large evening crowds to the park," Zarki said. "The temporary opening of Ryan Campground will allow the accommodation of more visitors who wish to stay the night ...

  • America's taste for camping has steadily evolved--Source: The Spokesman Review -- Posted Aug 05, 2012
    Washington -- Riverside State Park's Bowl and Pitcher Campground is on the west edge of Spokane's city limits, yet roughly 50 percent of the clientele at the park's four campgrounds are locals, said Chris Guidotti, park manager. More than half of those staying with ...

  • Zara Phillips Olympic medal has silver lining for Oakley RV coachbuilder--Source: Examiner.com -- Posted Aug 03, 2012
    Equestrian and former European and World Champion Zara Anne Elizabeth Phillips, MBE, 31, daughter of Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips and granddaughter of HRH Queen Elizabeth II, picked up a team silver medal on her horse High Kingdom. Oakley Coachbuilders who manufactured Phillips’ 39-foot-long, 13 foot 3 inch tall RV and horsebox combo ...

  • Smithwoods RV hosts sixth annual 'Trailers in the Trees'--Source: San Jose Mercury News -- Posted Aug 03, 2012
    California -- The campsite already full, Debbie Lennen was busy Thursday, registering the early arrivals for this weekend's "Trailers in the Trees." The event is one of only a few RV rallies in Northern California each year. Trailers in the Trees been held since ...

  • Forest Service Campgrounds Reopen After Bear Activity--Source: LEX18 Lexington KY News -- Posted Aug 03, 2012
    Kentucky -- Holly Bay Campground at Laurel River Lake reopened on Thursday after being closed due to black bear activity. The campground closed last Saturday after a bear approached campers and raided a cooler for food. The Great Meadows Campground in ...

  • Massachusetts Man Crashes RV Camper Into Neighbor's Pool--Source: Huffington Post -- Posted Aug 02, 2012
    Massachusetts -- Police told news sources that the driver is recovering at a hospital and that his injuries are not life-threatening. It's not yet clear what sort of medical problem led to the accident. Officials removed the RV from the pool with a crane and a dump truck, according to ...

  • 10 best national park campsites across the USA--Source: USA TODAY -- Posted Aug 02, 2012
    United_States -- Elements of campground desirability tend to be homogeneous. Most of us probably prefer a peaceful environment, beautiful scenery, spacious sites offering a degree of privacy, availability of drinkable water and flush toilets. Showers, of course, are a nice ...

  • Gold Lake Highway's lake adventures--Source: San Francisco Chronicle -- Posted Aug 02, 2012
    California -- A 10-mile radius of national forest in the north Sierra is speckled with dozens of lakes, five lodges with cabins, and nine campgrounds, with another five campgrounds in nearby range. You get a series of lakes in gorgeous settings for outstanding paddling and ...

  • Soaring Eagle Hideaway RV Park dedicated--Source: The Morning Sun -- Posted Aug 01, 2012
    Michigan -- The Soaring Eagle Hideaway RV Park is tucked away on a secluded 25-acre lake north of the Soaring Eagle Waterpark and Wabooz Run Golf Course. It's accessible from Airport Road between Summerton and Isabella roads. “The RV park is another ...

  • Forest Service turns off showers at Horsefall Beach campground; too much water ...--Source: Washington Post -- Posted Aug 01, 2012
    Oregon -- The Forest Service has turned off the water at the showers at the Horsefall Beach campground near Coos Bay. The Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area says the showers have been exceeding the capacity for the campground's waste ...

  • Forest fire burning near Idaho summer getaway heats up--Source: KTVB -- Posted Aug 01, 2012
    Idaho -- The fire is zero percent contained and the Forest Service says firefighters are completing fuel breaks along Beaver Creek Road from Beaver Creek Campground to Shake Creek. Officials do not believe this fire will be extinguished soon or easily. Their goal is ... See all stories on this topic »

  • Campground opens after being evacuated--Source: Orland Press Register -- Posted Aug 01, 2012
    California -- Three weeks after nearly a dozen campers were quickly evacuated from the Letts Lake campground, the popular summertime destination is open for business, again. The area has been closed due to the Mill Fire, which burned 29502 acres, though it did not ...

  • Protestors oppose beach RVs--Source: Shore News Today -- Posted Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey -- They want to head off a city plan for an RV park on the beach, which the city sees as an important way to raise revenue. Protest organizer Bob Grandinetti, who is also board president of Ocean Towers condominiums, estimated about 300 protestors attended ...

  • More campgrounds closed because of bear sightings--Source: WKYT -- Posted Jul 31, 2012
    Kentucky -- Two campgrounds are now closed in the Daniel Boone National Forest due to black bears. Holly Bay Campground at Laurel River Lake was closed on Saturday after a bear approached campers and raided a cooler for food. Great Meadows Campground in ...

  • RV Super Show moving to RV/MH Hall of Fame--Source: South Bend Tribune -- Posted Jul 29, 2012
    Indiana -- A combo ticket that includes admission to the show and admission to the RV museum will be offered for $10. Admission to the RV show by itself is $6 for adults and normal admission to the museum is $9 for adults. "This is the first show in the country where the ...

  • Grand opening for Soaring Eagle RV park Tuesday--Source: Midland Daily News -- Posted Jul 29, 2012
    Michigan -- The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan will host a ribbon cutting and grand opening of its newest attraction, the Soaring Eagle Hideaway RV Park at noon Tuesday, July 31. The RV park is located at 5050 E. Airport Road in Mount Pleasant.

  • The volcanic landscape of Newberry provides rugged beauty and unexpected silence--Source: OregonLive.com -- Posted Jul 29, 2012
    Oregon -- My husband and I left town Friday at rush hour, passed through Warm Springs after dinnertime, and reached the campground at the Newberry National Volcanic Monument to set up the tent by flashlight. We had packed dinner to cook, but instead we toss back ...

  • New campground at NH's Jericho Mountain State Park--Source: Boston.com -- Posted Jul 29, 2012
    New Hampshire -- There's a new campground at Jericho Mountain State Park in northern New Hampshire in time for the park's annual ATV festival. There are 20 campsites, including five cabins, six tent sites and nine RV sites. The park offers 75 miles of ATV ...

  • Campground mixes in cabins and upscale rooms--Source: STLtoday.com -- Posted Jul 29, 2012
    Illinois -- No matter what sort of accommodations you prefer when you visit southernmost Illinois and the Cache River Wetlands, Grand Chain Lodge and Campground near quaint Grand Chain, Ill., can provide them. The first-rate facility offers upscale rooms, cabins ...

  • Campground now closed at Chiricahua monument--Source: Arizona Daily Star -- Posted Jul 28, 2012
    Arizona -- Last year's massive Horseshoe 2 Fire burned over most of the 11985-acre monument southeast of Willcox - and that set the stage for likely flash flooding of the 25-site Bonita Canyon Campground during this year's monsoon. "In normal years, the campsites ...

  • National RV Communities buys Palm Village Mobile Home Park--Source: Gulf Coast Business Review -- Posted Jul 27, 2012
    United_States -- National RV Communities owns 59 communities with more than 13500 sites in Florida, Texas, New Jersey, Massachusetts, North Carolina, California, Arizona and Ontario, Canada. Of the 59 communities 23 are mobile home properties and 36 are operated ...

  • Travel Channel's 'Ultimate RV Getaways' premieres July 29--Source: Examiner.com -- Posted Jul 27, 2012
    United_States -- “Ultimate RV Getaways” (TV-PG) will premiere on the Travel Channel TV network on Sunday, July 29 at 10:00 p.m. According to a program description, provided exclusively to the RVing Examiner by the Travel Channel communications team, the 1-hour ...

  • Winnebago will bring resources to Rosemount neighborhood--Source: Rosemount Town Pages -- Posted Jul 26, 2012
    Minnesota -- The recreational vehicle will bring with it activities for kids and information for their parents. The RV is part of the University of Minnesota Dakota County Extension On the Move program. The program uses the RV to bring services and information to the people ...

  • Wellington BalloonFest takes place at Clare-Mar Lakes Campground--Source: The Morning Journal -- Posted Jul 26, 2012
    Ohio -- The festival starts at noon. There will be crafters, food vendors, activities, demonstrations and games throughout the day. At 1 p.m., music begins, showcasing four bands. At 6:30 p.m., the ...

  • Burning Coal Vein Campground Open--Source: KFYR-TV -- Posted Jul 26, 2012
    North Dakota -- After a series of renovations, a badlands area campground has opened to the public. The Burning Coal Vein Campground, located about 28 miles south of Medora on the Little Missouri National Grassland, is now open.

  • Ocean Lakes Family Campground to Host the 14th Annual Premier Bluegrass Weekend --Source: Cybergrass Bluegrass Music News -- Posted Jul 26, 2012
    South Carolina -- Ocean Lakes Family Campground, a division of The Jackson Companies, will host the 14th Annual Premier Bluegrass Weekend on Friday, Aug. 24, and Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. The event is open to all ...

  • Seminoe Fire threatens campground, BuRec housing--Source: Casper Star-Tribune Online -- Posted Jul 25, 2012
    Wyoming -- The Henderson Lake campground and its larger Bridgeview facility in the river valley have generated $45 million in tourist spending over those years, he adds. "The industry is expanding," Mckenzie points out. "In Alberta, a top priority is to expand the number ...

  • RV's to Receive Overnight Privileges for Summer Concert Series--Source: Wayne Independent -- Posted Jul 24, 2012
    Pennsylvania -- The Mount Laurel Pocono Mountains Performing Arts Center announces it has received a rare approval from the Lehman Township to allow RV event and overnight parking. Currently Mt. Laurel will cap RV access at 30 vehicles per show, ...

  • Beebe police say RV scam targeting victims nationwide--Source: FOX16.com -- Posted Jul 23, 2012
    Arizona -- Beebe police call it one of the biggest cases of fraud it's ever seen, someone promising the sale of an RV. In a story you'll see only on FOX16 when customers arrive, there's no RV and they're out thousands of dollars. It's an advertisement for a ...

  • GUEST VIEWPOINT: Port of Siuslaw's RV park, even underfunded, is a gem--Source: The Register-Guard -- Posted Jul 23, 2012
    Oregon -- Author Garrett Rice compared the modest, down-home little Port of Siuslaw RV Park with state-of-the-art, well financed recreational vehicle parks in Newport and Winchester Bay, both of which bring in some impressive revenue that ultimately benefits their ...

  • Points of Interest: U.P. Campgrounds--Source: UpperMichigansSource.com -- Posted Jul 23, 2012
    Michigan -- "It's a beautiful scenic drive; as you drive in there and start dropping down into the basin, and then it is just a quaint little campground," said Bill Smith of Pictured Rocks staff. The Little Beaver Lake campsite is one of the most popular campsites in the park, but ...

  • The Stanislaus National Forest Solicits Campground Operators--Source: Pine Tree -- Posted Jul 23, 2012
    California -- The Stanislaus National Forest Supervisor, Susan Skalski, announced today the solicitation of proposals for concession campground Special Use Permits (SUP) for two campground complexes on the Forest. A permit or permits to provide high-quality public ...

  • Plan that allows Recreational Vehicles on the beach creates controversy--Source: NBC40 -- Posted Jul 20, 2012
    New Jersey -- "Wildwood needs money and this is wasted space," said Ramagosa, who's hoping to help run the RV park, "I think it's a great thing for the store owners because this end of the boardwalk is not as busy." As part of a bigger plan to develop the section of the ...

  • High mountains offer relief from heat--Source: Garner News -- Posted Jul 20, 2012
    North Carolina -- One such campground is in the Bolar Mountain Recreation Area located alongside the 2530-acre Lake Moomaw (named for Benjamin Moomaw, who was largely responsible for helping the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers build the lake in 1981.).

  • Campers enjoy the rural feel of city's campground--Source: Moose Jaw Times-Herald -- Posted Jul 18, 2012
    Saskatchewan -- For Carmen Wrolson, camping in the River Park Campground doesn't feel like it's in the middle of the city. “I like it. I think it's nice to be able to run.

  • Penn State student group changes campground name from 'Paternoville' to 'Nittanyville'--Source: The Express Times - LehighValleyLive.com -- Posted Jul 18, 2012
    Pennsylvania -- President Troy Weller said it was a "new era" of Nittany Lion football. Students at this year's encampment plan to donate some fundraising proceeds to a child abuse prevention and treatment center.

  • RV Care-A-Vanners show up to help build houses despite heat --Source: Mankato Free Press -- Posted Jul 17, 2012
    Minnesota -- Between the 10 of them, they had about 50 Habitat for Humanity builds behind them. They also came from such places as Arizona, Texas and California,

  • RV company planning N. Indiana factory expansions--Source: Ventura County Star -- Posted Jul 17, 2012
    Indiana -- A recreational vehicle maker is planning factory expansions in northern Indiana that could add more than 400 jobs in a county that was badly battered by that industry's collapse during the recession.

  • New campground construction underway in Linn Grove--Source: Pilot Tribune -- Posted Jul 17, 2012
    Iowa -- Campers may have the opportunity to enjoy a new 17-site modern campground at the Buena Vista County Conservation Park as early as next summer. While the entire project is scheduled to take two to three years to fully complete, conservation director ...

  • Travel is up, distances down--Source: Opelousas Daily World -- Posted Jul 17, 2012
    Louisiana -- "We are doing pretty good with the locals, but we are not seeing much out-of-town travelers," said Jay Alleman, whose family has run the KOA Campground in Scott for the past 44 years. Celeste Gomez with the St. Landry Parish Tourism office said she is ...

  • Cocoa Beach motel credits nudity for business increase--Source: Examiner.com -- Posted Jul 15, 2012
    New Mexico -- On the outskirts of Silver City, N.M., the new owners of Faywood Hot Springs are building a 2-acre, clothing-optional campground in hopes that allowing nudity will gin up their bottom line. That resort features 13 geothermal mineral pools, and was ...

  • Abrams Creek Campground reopens following deadly storm--Source: WBIR-TV -- Posted Jul 15, 2012
    Tennessee -- More than a week after a deadly storm swept across the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, park rangers have reopened Abrams Creek Campground. The campground reopened to the public on Saturday. The July 5th storm downed thousands of trees in ...

  • Some Arizona campgrounds to reopen--Source: AZ Central.com -- Posted Jul 14, 2012
    Arizona -- Some Arizona campgrounds to reopen, Campgrounds in the Tonto National Forest and Kaibab National Forest are reopening Saturday after officials decided to lift fire restrictions.

  • Land Between the Lakes Wranglers Campground to Host 16th Annual Grand Jubilee and Primitive Rodeo--Source: Clarksville Online -- Posted Jul 13, 2012
    Kentucky -- Experience the heart-pounding excitement of an old-fashioned rodeo at the 16th Annual Grand Jubilee and Primitive Rodeo July 20th-21st at Wranglers Campground in Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area. Bring the ...

  • Letter to the editor--Keep RVs off the beach--Source: Shore News Today -- Posted Jul 12, 2012
    New Jersey -- Please stop using dollars as the first priority for the band aid reason to have the RVs turn the beach and boardwalk into a trailer campground What do the officials in.

  • One Tank Trip: Atlantic City Campground--Source: Casper Star-Tribune Online -- Posted Jul 12, 2012
    Wyoming -- Follow the signs to head toward Atlantic City. The campgrounds are clearly posted. Atlantic City is a few miles south of the campgrounds on Atlantic City Road. From there, drive another two miles south on Atlantic City Road/South Pass Road to South ...

  • Campground's new owners working as family business--Source: Chippewa Herald -- Posted Jul 12, 2012
    Wisconsin -- With camping a popular low-cost vacation for many during the summer, one of the new owners of O'Neil Creek Campground.

  • RV combinations--Source: Brainerd Daily Dispatch -- Posted Jul 11, 2012
    Minnesota -- Question: Can you give me the current information and requirements for a recreational vehicle combination? We use to call these “Iowa Combinations.” Thanks.

  • Stranded RV presents unusual late-night miracle--Source: Deseret News -- Posted Jul 11, 2012
    West Virginia -- I like to think of the sun as an old-school deliveryman. Each day he delivers a gift. Sometimes you open it in the morning and discover the contents.

  • Wildfire season starts in California, boondockers beware blazes--Source: Examiner.com -- Posted Jul 11, 2012
    California -- Do you boondock or dry camp in your RV? Subscribe to this column or read it in your feed reader to get fresh updates on the boondocking life. You can also follow the RV Boondocking Facebook page. Please “like” posts there and here or add the page to a ...

  • Santa Claus (Ind.) delivers in summer--Source: Topeka Capital Journal -- Posted Jul 08, 2012
    Indiana -- A superb lodging experience in Santa Claus awaits at the Lake Rudolph Campground and R.V. Resort, an award-winning park adjacent to Holiday World and Splashin' Safari. You can bring your own tents, motor homes, RVs or fifth wheels to the park.

  • Camping 101--Source: Toledo Blade -- Posted Jul 08, 2012
    Ohio -- After eight years, 31 states, 20-some campgrounds, and more than 20000 miles, we learned that camping, as much work as it is, works for us. Getting up for a 3 a.m. bathroom trip and looking up into a night sky dripping with stars is a fit reward for ...

  • Camping is great for summer fun on a budget--Source: Royal Oak Daily Tribune -- Posted Jul 08, 2012
    Michigan -- To help defray costs when taking the summers vacation, give camping a try. Maybe because gas prices go up and down like an elevator, many campgrounds seem to be getting more use these days.

  • New Bluegrass festival comes to area--Source: GoDanRiver.com -- Posted Jul 06, 2012
    Virginia -- So it's fitting the White Oak Mountain Amphitheater and Family Campground is going to be home to a new bluegrass festival coming July 20-21. The campground's vast 125 acres seems secluded from the rest of the world, but it is only about two miles from ...

  • Local RV Dealership Changes Hands--Source: KTEN -- Posted Jul 06, 2012
    Texas -- A local dealership known for helping Texomans hit the open road, will be closing up shop after more than 25 years of business.

  • RVs on Beach? Keep 'Em Off! Say Oceanfront Condo Owners--Source: Cape May County Herald -- Posted Jul 05, 2012
    New Jersey -- Some condominium owners in Ocean Towers, near the Boardwalk's southern end, are not happy campers since the city announced plans to possibly allow access on the wide beaches to recreational vehicles. “To use ...

  • Families drive up quality time on RV vacations--Source: msnbc.com (blog) -- Posted Jul 05, 2012
    Washington -- For Kirk Wong of southwest Washington, there's only one way to travel: He loads up his 37-foot motor home with two kids, four bikes, two dogs and a tortoise, and he and his wife Andrea take off for some much-needed, uninterrupted family time.

  • Summer Camping Spotlight: Tolt-MacDonald County Park--Source: Patch.com -- Posted Jul 03, 2012
    Washington -- A bridge over the river Snoqualmie and yurts, this Carnation county park is a great campground.

  • Bear DNA inconclusive--Source: Payson Roundup -- Posted Jul 02, 2012
    Arizona -- DNA testing failed to link any of the three bears killed by the Arizona Game and Fish Department last week after a series of attacks on people near the Ponderosa Campground this month. Additional testing could eventually link one of the bears to the ...

  • Modern-day Gypsies: Kentucky couple spends summer as workampers at the Medora campground--Source: Dickinson Press -- Posted Jul 01, 2012
    Montana -- Workampers are individuals who go RV camping around the United States, while working as camp hosts. They are among the couples employed by the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation who spend their summers — from Memorial Day to Labor Day

  • Popularity of camping grows--Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal -- Posted Jul 01, 2012
    Tennessee -- Matt Ross and his wife, Emily, finish setting up a tent at Crazy Horse Campground on the banks of the Buffalo River in Wayne County. The tent has five sections or "rooms" and a queen-size air mattress. They also brought a separate tent for the children.

  • Some couples' compatibility ends at the campground tent--Source: USA TODAY -- Posted Jul 01, 2012
    United_States -- While 70% of campers go with friends, only 58% go with just a spouse, which likely means there are a lot of camping incompatible couples.

  • Camping World moving to dominate Tampa RV market--Source: Tbo.com -- Posted Jun 30, 2012
    Florida -- The Chicago-based camping store and RV dealership chain is buying the Long View RV dealership property on Interstate 4, just a few miles down the road from archrival Lazydays RV SuperCenter, and executives boast that they'll soon take employees and RV brand lines from Lazydays, too.

  • Despite recent spike, bear attacks rare in Arizona--Source: Arizona Republic -- Posted Jun 30, 2012
    Arizona -- The first attack was May 31 at Ponderosa Campground in Tonto National Forest east of Payson. The second came June 21 at a cabin under construction a mile or two north of the campground. The third happened 5 a.m. Sunday at the campground.

  • RVs equal dollar signs for the city--Source: Morgan Hill Times -- Posted Jun 29, 2012
    California -- Sales of recreational vehicles and motorhomes in South County seem to be outpacing national trends, and forecasts are so encouraging that dealerships are promising to either move or expand in Morgan Hill over the next six months.

  • Amazed by Arkansas: Blanchard Springs recreation area--Source: Today's THV -- Posted Jun 29, 2012
    Arkansas -- Shaded by lush forest and mixed hardwoods, Blanchard Springs campground and recreation area in North Arkansas offers an outdoor haven to visitors.

  • Lion kills dog at Clifton RV park: Officers find, shoot big cat--Source: Eastern Arizona Courier -- Posted Jun 28, 2012
    New Mexico -- A New Mexico man's dog met its end in a rather unusual way Saturday night. It was killed by a mountain lion roaming through the North Clifton RV Park.

  • Campground host volunteers needed--Source: Kern Valley Sun -- Posted Jun 28, 2012
    California -- Hosts are currently needed at Redwood Meadow Campground, and Trail of 100 Giants Day Use Area. These two sites could be managed together as they are ...

  • Two Eldorado National Forest campgrounds reopen--Source: Sacramento Bee -- Posted Jun 28, 2012
    California -- Eldorado National Forest officials are gearing up for a busy Independence Day holiday and report that all facilities in the forest will be open, including the newly ...

  • Renovated campgrounds ready for use at Promised Land State Park--Source: Pocono Record -- Posted Jun 28, 2012
    Pennsylvania -- The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will have a grand reopening of the Pickerel Point and Deerfield campgrounds at Promised Land State ...

  • Overflowing with RVs, Williston says enough--Source: Dickinson Press -- Posted Jun 27, 2012
    Montana -- People living in campers in Williston will have to get rolling, but they have a few months to find a new place to park.

  • Three campgrounds closed near Payson due to bear attacks--Source: KTAR.com -- Posted Jun 25, 2012
    Arizona -- Tonto National Forest officials announced Sunday the order of a second temporary area closure due to a bear attack this morning on a sleeping male camper in ...

  • Vintage trailers require care (and money) to restore but are beautifully seductive--Source: OregonLive.com -- Posted Jun 24, 2012
    Oregon -- That's one reason Flyte Camp is in high demand and quickly earning a reputation as one of the best vintage RV restoration shops in the United States.

  • Walnut Grove Campground Opens At Lower Huron Metropark--Source: CBS Local -- Posted Jun 24, 2012
    Michigan -- There's almost no better way to officially kick off the start of summer than to go on a camping trip. And if you're wanting to experience a night in the great outdoors ...

  • Wildfire sparks campground evacuations north of LA--Source: Bakersfield Now -- Posted Jun 24, 2012
    California -- A wildfire that broke out north of Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon has triggered evacuations of campgrounds around an off-road recreation area.

  • Family Motor Coach Association rally draws 1000 to area--Source: Coos Bay World -- Posted Jun 22, 2012
    Oregon -- Its members refer to trips out of their vehicles as “shore excursions” and to the car they tow behind as a “dinghy.”

  • Colorado: Water woes at Summit County's campgrounds--Source: Summit County Citizens Voice -- Posted Jun 22, 2012
    Colorado -- Officials say several state forest campgrounds in Michigan's Upper Peninsula that were closed during a recent wildfire are completely or partially ...

  • St. Helens ranger district is seeking volunteer hosts--Source: The Seattle Times -- Posted Jun 22, 2012
    Washington -- The Mount St. Helens Ranger District is looking for summer campground hosts. ... The position requires that the volunteers camp at Lower Falls Campground on ...

  • RV group to host auction Saturday to benefit Shepherd's House--Source: Mount Airy News -- Posted Jun 21, 2012
    North Carolina -- This Saturday, an RV group that will be staying in Mount Airy is hosting a Mayberry Rally Benefit Auction that will aid the Shepherd's House, Mount Airy's only ...

  • Indoor RV Park--Source: KFYR-TV -- Posted Jun 21, 2012
    North Dakota -- North Dakota indoor RV park is set to open in late July. It`s the first of its kind in the state. The idea for this project started as a joke. "It was brought up by the ...

  • RV park owners outraged by canal sediment near their property--Source: KSWT-TV -- Posted Jun 21, 2012
    Arizona -- The owners of Miles Last Resort RV Park in Yuma say this pile of sediment wasn't here a week ago and they want it off the edge of their propriety ...

  • Pilesgrove Township's Four Seasons Campground to hold annual fireworks show--Source: NJ.com -- Posted Jun 21, 2012
    New Jersey -- The show will begin at 9:30 p.m. and will mark the Robinson Family's 45th year at Four Seasons.

  • KOA campground's teen manager rues 34-hour DJ concert--Source: Peninsula Daily -- Posted Jun 21, 2012
    Washington -- The manager of a KOA campground that hosted a 34-hour DJ contest last weekend, which prompted more than 100 complaints from ...

  • Segment of idled Workhorse operation going to Wakarusa--Source: The Elkhart Truth -- Posted Jun 19, 2012
    Indiana -- The decision by Navistar International Corp. to idle its Workhorse Custom Chassis operation will not bring an end to its entire chassis production.

  • Camping with amenities--Source: National Post -- Posted Jun 19, 2012
    Canada -- These days campgrounds, especially for-profit ones, have moved far beyond their roughing-it roots to ensure amenities such as heated swimming pools, games ...

  • Loners on Wheels: East Texas seniors share food, friendship in RV group--Source: Longview News-Journal -- Posted Jun 18, 2012
    Texas -- Single seniors do not share the opportunities to socialize that their married counterparts do, Dorothy Owens said.

  • Branched Oak gets equestrian campground--Source: Lincoln Journal Star -- Posted Jun 18, 2012
    Nebraska -- People who like to take their horses along on camping trips will have a new place to visit in Southeast.

  • China driving towards RV market boom--Source: Financial Post -- Posted Jun 17, 2012
    China -- Chinese buyers bought an estimated 1000 RVs last year, but experts say the RV business in China is about to take off, benefiting domestic manufacturers and ...

  • Partners give boost to Riverside State Park--Source: The Spokesman Review -- Posted Jun 17, 2012
    Washington -- Planned takeover of the Long Lake (Lake Spokane) Campground currently ... The new equestrian campground opening at Riverside this week is the first of its ...

  • Round-the-clock DJ event not music to some ears--Source: Peninsula Daily -- Posted Jun 17, 2012
    Washington -- By midnight Friday, a loud 36-hour concert at the KOA Campground had prompted 18 calls to the Clallam County Sheriff's Office from ...

  • Laurel couple buys Metra RV Center--Source: Billings Gazette -- Posted Jun 16, 2012
    Montana -- Jim and Mileen Vandeberg, who started Metra RV in 1999, wanted to retire. So, three years ago, they started trying to sell their business and property by the East Bridge in Lockwood. One would-be buyer made an offer.

  • Ponderosa Group Campground closed after bear swats sleeping camper --Source: KOB.com -- Posted Jun 15, 2012
    New Mexico -- The campground was closed so Game and Fish could trap the bear and relocate it. As an alternative, the Juniper Family Campground located about six miles ...

  • Morro Strand campground will likely stay open this summer--Source: San Luis Obispo Tribune -- Posted Jun 15, 2012
    California -- Morro Strand State Beach campground will stay open for the summer, said Nick Franco, State Parks superintendent in San Luis Obispo County.

  • China RV boom 'waiting to happen'--Source: Reuters -- Posted Jun 14, 2012
    China -- A lack of camp sites and decent roads and legal confusion is said to be holding back an explosion in China's recreational vehicle market.

  • AZ campground reopens after bear attack--Source: MyFox Phoenix -- Posted Jun 14, 2012
    Arizona -- A Northern Arizona campground where a bear attacked a woman this month has reopened.

  • Camping World May Start Selling RVs on Lazydays Complex--Source: Tampa Bay Online -- Posted Jun 12, 2012
    Florida -- Camping World — next to the Lazydays RV SuperCenter's buildings in Seffner — plans to start selling RVs, too. The Lazydays RV SuperCenter could soon have a new arch-rival — inside its own complex in Seffner.

  • Geneseo Campground debuts yurt--Source: Geneseo Republic -- Posted Jun 12, 2012
    Illinois -- Geneseo Campground owners Craig and Shari Weber recently debuted their new yurt. The circular structure is modeled after those used by nomads in Mongola and Central Asia. The new yurt has sleeping space for eight and is available to rent.

  • Amateur astronomers put mobile RV observatory up for sale--Source: Examiner.com -- Posted Jun 11, 2012
    Maryland -- Maryland-based amateur astronomers Dave and Pat Garland have put their custom built mobile RV observatory up for sale. Offered at a bargain price of $19900.00 the 20-foot-long observatory – based on a Pace American cargo trailer with a tandem axle ...

  • Former secretary gives $1-million to Parks Canada, its largest ever donation--Source: Globe and Mail -- Posted Jun 10, 2012
    Ontario -- An avid camper and lover of the outdoors, Marjorie LeDrew wanted to get more Canadians to visit national parks. That’s why she bequeathed $1-million to Parks Canada, the largest private donation to the national parks system in its 101-year history.

  • St. Helens trails would open views--Source: TheNewsTribune.com -- Posted Jun 10, 2012
    Washington -- The Forest Service is studying the possibility of adding one or two campgrounds and two trails at Mount St. Helens, including a new climbing route on the north side of the volcano.

  • New York campgrounds offering geocaching program for campers and visitors--Source: Saugerties Post Star -- Posted Jun 10, 2012
    New York -- Campgrounds and RV parks across New York State are welcoming campers and visitors to come geocache at their parks this summer. The parks are all members of Campground Owners of New York (CONY), a trade association of ...

  • Cove Palisades Campground Opens After Big Upgrades--Source: KTVZ -- Posted Jun 10, 2012
    Oregon -- The Cove Palisades State Park is reopening a portion of its Crooked River campground in June. The 91-site campground will open in stages. The north loop opens for walk-in customers June 8, followed by June 15 for reservation customers.

  • Developer buys Monaco complex--Source: The Register-Guard -- Posted Jun 08, 2012
    Oregon -- Lee on Thursday said he and his wife, Sally, have agreed to purchase the 69-acre complex that produced RVs for Coburg-based Monaco Coach before plummeting sales pushed the firm into bankruptcy three years ago. Lee's deal to buy nine buildings totaling ...

  • Campers back at Flagg's after suit over 'park models'--Source: Seacoastonline.com -- Posted Jun 08, 2012
    Maine -- Life is almost back to normal at Flagg's RV Resort, as seasonal residents return to a changed Webber Road park. There are an estimated 30 recreational vehicles in the York Beach campground that once held more than 80 RVs, ...

  • Elkhart RV maker helps kids get camping experience--Source: Fox 28 -- Posted Jun 08, 2012
    Indiana -- Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Elkhart County and Keystone RV are getting ready for a big camping trip this weekend. A lot of the kids that are going to Kamp Keystone have never been camping before, and the organization says it's activities like this that ...

  • RV flat tires will flatten wallets--Source: OCRegister -- Posted Jun 08, 2012
    California -- The Golden Rain Foundation board voted 8-2 Tuesday, June 5, to update the RV parking areas rules and regulations. There are seven pages of rules; the fine for flat tires on RVs is part of the updates. The board cited safety reasons; all vehicles must ...

  • Forest Service studies new trails, campgrounds for Mount St. Helens--Source: The Columbian -- Posted Jun 08, 2012
    Washington -- The Forest Service is studying the possibility of adding one or two campgrounds and two trails at Mount St. Helens including a new climbing route on the north side of the volcano. “We think this is a pretty exciting opportunity,'' said ...

  • If 1950s Mobsters Went Camping, They'd Take This Cadillac--Source: Jalopnik -- Posted Jun 07, 2012
    Colorado -- But did you know that an Eisenhower-era custom shop once turned Caddys into RVs? "Lefty, find us a KOA near Vegas, ya friggin' mook." I happened upon this one after visiting the Gateway Auto Museum in Middle-of-Nowhere (Gateway), Colo.

  • Iconic Airstream Classic RV opens 1st metro Detroit dealership in a decade--Source: Detroit Free Press -- Posted Jun 07, 2012
    Michigan -- The interior of a 25FB Eddie Bauer Airstream is seen last month at National RV in Belleville. The RV market is rebounding lately after a three-year decline. / William Archie/Detroit Free Press The most iconic American RV is returning to ...

  • WiFi Now Available at Some State Campgrounds--Source: OzarksFirst.com -- Posted Jun 07, 2012
    Missouri -- Roughing it won't be quite as rough this summer at many of Missouri's state campgrounds. The Department of Natural Resources will have free WiFi access at 11 of it's campgrounds and will add it to more this summer. State Parks Director Bill Bryan says ...

  • New fee system at National Lakeshore campground--Source: nwitimes.com -- Posted Jun 07, 2012
    Indiana -- The National Park Service has installed a new fee system at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's Dunewood Campground in time for the busy summer season. The campground now features an Automated Fee Machine that will allow quick and convenient ...

  • Thompson state park opens campground--Source: Green Bay Press Gazette -- Posted Jun 07, 2012
    Wisconsin -- The campground at Governor Thompson State Park in Crivitz opened last weekend. Of the 50 sites now available at the park 16 are electric and 34 are rustic. There is also a new shower/toilet building open for campers. "We think campers will really enjoy ...

  • Tadibrothers Reviews Vehicular and RV Backup Camera Systems--Source: Virtual-Strategy Magazine -- Posted Jun 06, 2012
    Tadibrothers recently reviewed two of their top-selling RV backup camera systems as well as one of their parking sensors. Rear-view camera systems have been rapidly increasing in popularity since their initial introduction to the consumer market.

  • Grand Canyon Reopens North Kaibab Trail Following Pipeline Failure--Source: OldWestNewWest.com Travel & History Magazine -- Posted Jun 04, 2012
    Arizona -- A hiking trail closure in effect since May 31 was lifted June 2, 2012 between Roaring Springs and Cottonwood Campground on the North Kaibab Trail in Grand Canyon National Park. A temporary route through the damaged section has been established, ...

  • Monaco RV adds hundreds to workforce--Source: WSBT-TV -- Posted Jun 04, 2012
    Indiana -- Despite that negative news, Monaco RV is in the process of adding 250 new jobs. Only four years ago, Monaco cut about 1400 workers and filed for bankruptcy. Since then, the manufacturer was purchased by Navistar and employment has been steadily ...

  • Lonesome River Band to play at Festival of the Bluegrass--Source: Lexington Herald Leader -- Posted Jun 04, 2012
    Kentucky -- Where: Kentucky Horse Park Campground, 4089 Iron Works Pkwy. Tickets: $95 for all four days, $115 for all four days with primitive camping. One-day tickets: $25 Thursday, $40 Friday, $45 Saturday, $10 Sunday Thursday: ...

  • Military RV group to stop at Francis Park--Source: Kewanee Star Courier -- Posted Jun 04, 2012
    Illinois -- They are among the stops on the 2012 muster calendar of an active duty and retired military-oriented RV group which tours the United States, as their motto states, “seeing the country we defend.” About 25 RVs, motorhomes and 5th-wheels will be staying ...

  • RVers say they will adapt their summer travel plans as gas prices fluctuate--Source: Washington Post -- Posted Jun 04, 2012
    Fans of RV travel are a hardy group. They endure traffic jams, mosquitoes and the occasional bear, so fluctuating gas prices won't keep them and their RVs parked at home this summer. Average US gas prices rose above $3.90 this spring, though they had ...

  • State parks looking for campground hosts--Source: Fairbanks Daily News-Miner -- Posted May 31, 2012
    Alaska -- The northern region of state parks is still searching for summer hosts at three campgrounds in the Fairbanks area — Rosehip and Granite Tors campgrounds in the Chena River State Recreation Area east of Fairbanks and the Clearwater State Recreation ...

  • Problems shut down two state campgrounds--Source: Pittsburgh Post Gazette -- Posted May 31, 2012
    Pennsylvania -- The Army Corps of Engineers announced Tuesday that it has temporarily closed the Tub Run Campground in Confluence, Somerset County, and the Loyalhanna Lake Bush Recreation Area's camping area and boat-launching ramp in Saltsburg, Indiana County.

  • Sale of Loveland RV reflects changes in industry--Source: ReporterHerald.com -- Posted May 29, 2012
    Colorado -- They brought their RV to Steve Casey's Four Seasons in Loveland to have it serviced Thursday in Loveland. ( Jenny Sparks ) About five years into their retirement, Berthoud-area residents Tom and Linda Williams joined a growing US demographic last year: ...

  • Leasing a recreational vehicle--Source: Chicago Tribune -- Posted May 29, 2012
    Illinois -- Renting an RV is almost as easy as renting a car. In short, the renter needs a valid driver's license and must meet an age requirement. In the case of an RV rental, you must be 25 or pay an underage rate. Either rental requires up-to-date insurance.

  • Outdoors talks planned at Gold Basin campground--Source: HeraldNet -- Posted May 29, 2012
    Washington -- A series of talks are scheduled to learn about ways to enjoy summer weekends at the Gold Basin Campground Amphitheater. The campground is less than three miles east of the Verlot Public Service Center on the Mountain Loop Highway.

  • Campground Programs at Corps of Engineers Parks--Source: Aledo Times Record -- Posted May 29, 2012
    Iowa -- The US Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project invites campers and the visiting public to attend campground programs held at Clark's Ferry and Shady Creek Recreation Areas. Throughout the summer, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, ...

  • ND park campground reopening year after flooding--Source: Devil's Lake Daily Journal -- Posted May 29, 2012
    North Dakota -- When the campground at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park south of Mandan reopens on June 1, it will mark another milestone in North Dakota's recovery efforts following historic flooding last year. "With the Fort Abraham Lincoln ...

  • Get'away Gals are happy campers--Source: Houston Chronicle -- Posted May 25, 2012
    Texas -- Sisters Patsy L. Jones and Nan Stover share a camper named "Miss Liberty Boop" at the Lazy L&L Campground. Pam Sinclair shows off a skirt at her 1961 Nomad camper, " Lil' Bevo," as the Get'Away Gals camp at the Lazy L&L Campground near New ...

  • Couple honored as top campground hosts--Source: Peninsula Daily -- Posted May 25, 2012
    Washington -- Bob and Karen Pauly, volunteers at Seal Rock Campground in Quilcene, were honored by the US Forest Service. By Shannon L. Cheesman MOUNT ST. HELENS — A retired couple serving as campground hosts in Olympic Naational Forest have received high honors ...

  • Southwoods RV resort to host Civil War Days--Source: The Daily News Online -- Posted May 24, 2012
    New York -- Residents and visitors to Southwoods RV Resort in Bergen will get an up-close and personal look at the life of a Civil War soldier, when the RV park hosts Civil War Days and a unique School of the Soldier for young people from June 1-3.

  • Grand Lady riverboat owner exploring campground near Jenison dock--Source: Michigan Business Review - MLive.com -- Posted May 24, 2012
    Michigan -- He's also looking into opening a campground in the area. GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP, MI - Rumors of a campground being planned near the Grand Lady Riverboat's new dock are accurate, but also premature, an owner of the boat said. Capt.

  • Talking RV's and Motorhomes in China--Source: China Car Times -- Posted May 22, 2012
    RV and motorhomes are picking up in the Middle Kingdom, Chinese consumers are combining the best of their addictions at a rapid pace. Chinese consumers are beginning to see the appeal of a car that is also their home, a perfect getaway vehicle to get ...

  • AJ Jolly adds campground--Source: Cincinnati.com (blog) -- Posted May 22, 2012
    Ohio -- Campbell County Judge-executive Steve Pendery helps the Rust family cut the ribbon during the grand operning of the AJ Jolly Equestrian and RV Campground. The campground, located off Racetrack Road, has 12 RV camping spaces with utility hookups and a ...

  • Little Grass Valley Reservoir campground closes for nesting eagles--Source: Appeal-Democrat -- Posted May 22, 2012
    California -- To protect the birds during their sensitive mating, nesting and fledgling period, Plumas National Forest officials have closed the north loop of Wyandotte Campground at the reservoir to the public. "We're not sure this year if they have young already,"

  • Upscale Cape Coral RV resort planned--Source: The News-Press -- Posted May 21, 2012
    Florida -- What developers want to build in northern Cape Coral is being pitched as an upscale RV resort appealing to owners of high-end motor coaches. The multi-million dollar project, which would be the first of its kind in the city, is in its infancy.

  • Just Me and My RV--Source: New York Times -- Posted May 21, 2012
    California -- The rig was a 19-foot-long, gleaming white, class-C motor home — an RV that I rented from Cruise America, the country's largest recreational vehicle rental company; 800-RV-4RENT was prominently emblazoned across the exterior, as were colorful images ...

  • Winnebago RV maker rejects $321.5 million takeover bid--Source: Los Angeles Times -- Posted May 21, 2012
    Iowa -- Winnebago RVs are seemingly omnipresent in popular culture, showing up as a rocket ship in Mel Brooks' "Spaceballs" film, in "National Lampoon" releases and in songs from the Dead Kennedys and others. The company's stock has been volatile in the past ...

  • Hunting Island Campground Becomes More Handicap-Friendly--Source: WSAV-TV -- Posted May 21, 2012
    South Carolina -- To remain in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act -- and to take it a step above code requirements -- the park's campground now has smooth concrete pads for handicap campers, which are located right next to a unisex handicap bathroom.

  • MDWFP opens Copiah Co. campground--Source: SunHerald.com -- Posted May 21, 2012
    Mississippi -- The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks will open a new campground at Lake Calling Panther in Copiah County on May 23. MDWFP officials say the campground has 23 newly developed sites providing water, sewer and 100 amp electrical ...

  • Travel Channel to feature 7-hour block of RV programming on May 20--Source: Examiner.com -- Posted May 17, 2012
    This mammoth block of programming will showcase a variety of RV's from kickass custom built overland expedition vehicles and gargantuan celebrity honeywagons to outlandish RV conversions and vintage travel trailers. 9:00 am “Radical Rides” - The ...

  • Forging family memories: Campgrounds have everything you want for a great experience--Source: The Idaho Statesman -- Posted May 17, 2012
    Idaho -- Those are the attributes of the ultimate campground and Idaho has plenty of them. Let's say there are hundreds of ultimate campgrounds in Idaho that are ideal for family camping. Picking out a half-dozen is pretty easy. We've whittled down the list to ...

  • Municipal attorney: Banning RVs in city would be mistake--Source: SalemNews.net -- Posted May 17, 2012
    Ohio -- North Main Street resident Nora Salmen submitted a letter to council earlier this month wishing to have RVs banned because she believes they are "devaluing property and the atmosphere of the whole town." Planning Commission Chairman Richard McBane said ...

  • Roads, Campgrounds Open for the Season--Source: Pagosa Daily Post -- Posted May 15, 2012
    Colorado -- All campgrounds are open except Blanco River Campground which will be available for reservations for groups at this website on May 25. East Fork, West Fork and Palisades Campgrounds are also available for reservations at this website.

  • Grants to renovate parks, infrastructure--Source: Coeur d'Alene Press -- Posted May 15, 2012
    Idaho -- Parks and Waterways also received a state Recreational Vehicle grant of $366844 to renovate the public RV dump station on Dalton Avenue, where recreators can unload the holding tanks on their RVs, campers and vessels. Both of the projects, scheduled to ...

  • Top Five Spots for Your RV in North America--Source: Business 2 Community -- Posted May 15, 2012
    30 million Americans will hit the road this summer in their RV (or recreational vehicle). Some will visit their favorite privately run campground, while others will take a chance on any of the 16000 RV parks and ...

  • Where to go RVing in Canada--Source: Edmonton Sun -- Posted May 15, 2012
    Ontario -- There are a few options for RV trailer parks in Ontario's Cottage Country region. Explore the wild nature this special Ontario region offers - from star gazing to hiking - and fun family activities the area has to offer from the ...

  • RV hall of fame a trip down memory lane --Source: South Bend Tribune -- Posted May 14, 2012
    Indiana -- For thousands of recreational vehicle devotees who visit each year, the RV/MV Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Ind., is the equivalent of a pilgrimage to Elvis Presley's Graceland.

  • Habitat house raised--Source: Chillicothe Constitution Tribune -- Posted May 14, 2012
    Missouri -- Habitat for Humanity's RV Care-A-Vanners have been building a home for the Laura and Ubaldo Navarrete family at 1547 Polk Street since April 30. They began with just a cement slab to build up from. Above, we see two workers placing siding along the ...

  • Wayne lake opening delayed--Source: Charleston Gazette -- Posted May 14, 2012
    West Virginia -- The US Army Corps of Engineers says reservations for the campground from May 11-31 have been canceled, and campers will get refunds. Damage from the EF3 tornado on March 2 at the park was confined to the East Fork Campground. The corps says trees were ...

  • Forest Service looking for campground hosts this summer--Source: KXLF Butte News -- Posted May 11, 2012
    Montana -- The Butte Ranger district is looking for campground hosts for several campgrounds around the mining city. You get to spend your summer in beautiful surroundings, doing a little work, and more importantly introducing people to the all that the area has ...

  • Flying Flags RV Resort gets Big Boost--Source: KCOY.com -- Posted May 09, 2012
    California -- The summer travel season is right around the corner and a local RV resort is gearing up for a lot of business. Seven years ago an investor group acquired the Flying Flags RV Resort in Buellton and initially planned to ...

  • The Get'away Gals and their vintage RVs--Source: San Antonio Express -- Posted May 08, 2012
    Texas -- Here, Cathy Arnold talks about her trailer as the Get'Away Gals camp at the Lazy L&L Campground. Pam Sinclair emerges from her 1961 Nomad camper, " Lil Bevo" with a skirt to show off as the Get'Away Gals camp at the Lazy L&L Campground.

  • Big Creek Campground in Great Smoky Mountains National Park--Source: National Parks Traveler -- Posted May 08, 2012
    Tennessee -- If you're looking for a small, quiet campground in Great Smoky Mountains National Park without being too far from a main road, you can't do much better than Big Creek Campground. With only 12 tent sites, Big Creek is the smallest campground in the park ...

  • Gulf Coast RVs opens Dubai showroom--Source: Trade Arabia -- Posted May 08, 2012
    Gulf Coast RVs, the Middle East's first specialist retailer of luxury recreational vehicles (RVs), has opened its doors in Dubai, offering a premium range of motorhomes, travel trailers and caravans. Gulf Coast RVs' first showroom, located on Sheikh ...

  • Michigan forest camp fees lowered--Source: South Bend Tribune -- Posted May 08, 2012
    Michigan -- He says the changes will align fees for state forest campgrounds more closely with those at state parks and recreation areas with similar features. The per-night charge at most state forest campgrounds will be $13, down from $15 previously.

  • Plenty of Activities Planned for Summer at Mosquito Lake State Park--Source: WYTV -- Posted May 08, 2012
    Ohio -- Friends of Mosquito Lake State Campground is a volunteer organization that's been around for three years, working to improve the more than 8000 acre park. As summer quickly approaches, the Friends have plenty of activities planned that they want the ...

  • High Cliff State Park family campground closed due to high water--Source: WTAQ -- Posted May 05, 2012
    Wisconsin -- The Deparment of Natural Resources says the family campground at High Cliff State Park is closed due to high water. DNR officials say the campground is expected to be shut down through at least Sunday. The storms that kicked off ...

  • Fees increase at 5 Tahoe campgrounds--Source: Sacramento Bee -- Posted May 05, 2012
    California -- Camping fees will increase by $2 this season at five campgrounds in the Lake Tahoe basin. The campgrounds -- Fallen Leaf, Meeks Bay, William Kent, Kaspian and Nevada Beach -- are operated by California Land ...

  • Squirrel from Campground Tests Positive for Plague--Source: MyFox Phoenix -- Posted May 05, 2012
    California -- A ground squirrel trapped at a popular campground in southern California has tested positive for plague. According to health officials, the rodent was tested during routine monitoring at the Cedar Grove Campground on Palomar Mountain, ...

  • North Dakota oil patch getting indoor RV park--Source: Bismarck Tribune -- Posted May 04, 2012
    North Dakota -- Chad Lekander, of Mahtowa, Minn., and a partner have formed B&H Construction Companies to build the indoor RV park south of Watford City. It will consist of 10 buildings to accommodate 240 RVs. Fargo-based NETA Property Management will oversee it.

  • Make some waves at the 15th Annual French Broad River Festival--Source: Asheville Citizen-Times -- Posted May 04, 2012
    North Carolina -- Special to the Citizen-Times Where: Hot Springs Campground and Spa, Hot Springs. What began as an informal riverside party for a bunch of paddling buddies has become one of Western North Carolina's favorite grassroots festivals.

  • Umatilla forest needs campground hosts--Source: TheNewsTribune.com -- Posted May 04, 2012
    Washington -- The Umatilla National Forest is looking for volunteers to spend part or all of the summer as campground hosts at Bull Prairie and Frazier Campgrounds. Hosts will be given a campsite and will be required to visit with campers, ...

  • RV owners must work together to propose new bylaw--Source: Langley Times -- Posted May 02, 2012
    British Columbia -- After having a well-kept and clean RV in my driveway for seven years, this year I, and several of my neighbors finally came under attack from Township bylaw enforcement. On behalf of my neighbors, I have led the campaign the challenge the ...

  • Campground back--Source: Fairbanks Daily News-Miner -- Posted May 02, 2012
    Alaska -- The Lower Chatanika State Recreation Area at 11 Mile Elliott Highway — including Olnes Pond and Whitefish Campground — is being restored from passive management to active management. A park ranger position in the Northern Region has been funded and ...

  • Garden of the Gods Campground sold to Tennessee company--Source: Colorado Springs Gazette -- Posted May 02, 2012
    Colorado -- The Garden of the Gods Campground near Manitou Springs has been sold to a Memphis, Tenn.-based company as part of its expansion into the Western US with a chain of outdoor and recreational vehicle resorts. RVC Outdoor Destinations bought the 13.3-acre ...

  • Off the Couch: Bela, jazz, bluegrass vying for attention--Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press -- Posted May 01, 2012
    Tennessee -- Mike and Astrid Griffin will present their final Chattanooga Traditional Jazz Festival at the Choo Choo, and the Boxcar Pinion Memorial Bluegrass Festival is this weekend at Raccoon Mountain Caverns & Campground. Also, Bela Fleck will join the ...

  • Stagecoach country festival a camp-out — plus music--Source: The Desert Sun -- Posted May 01, 2012
    California -- For many Stagecoach revelers, partying in the RV campground before, during and after the concert is a crucial part of country festival experience. Sometimes the camaraderie is as important as the music. Just ask Christopher Mitchell, 23, ...

  • New campground expected to provide attractive diversion--Source: Jackson Clarion Ledger -- Posted May 01, 2012
    Mississippi -- Not open to the public yet, but nearing completion, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks' Clay Ready talks about the Calling Panther Lake campground. CRYSTAL SPRINGS — Aside from the excellent bluegill, bass and crappie fishing, ...

  • Idaho Parks and Rec is looking for summer volunteers--Source: KIVI-TV -- Posted May 01, 2012
    Idaho -- Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation is looking for volunteers for parks, campgrounds and forests over the summer. They are looking for Campground Hosts, Interpretive Hosts, Visitor Services, Maintenance, special projects and other ...

  • Jellystone reopens after fire--Source: Albert Lea Tribune -- Posted May 01, 2012
    Minnesota -- “It's hard for me to walk over there,” said Westrich, who operates Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park campgrounds with her husband and parents, 10 miles east of Austin. Smoke still rises from the ruined structure of the main building at Yogi Bear's Jellystone ...

  • Bald eagle nesting closes Little Grass Valley Reservoir campground--Source: Enterprise-Record -- Posted May 01, 2012
    California -- The Plumas National Forest has closed a portion of Wyandotte Campground and an area near Little Grass Valley Reservoir because of bald eagles nesting in the area. The closure area includes the north loop of the Wyandotte Campground, ...

  • Governor says RV industry rebound is example of statewide economic recovery--Source: The Elkhart Truth -- Posted Apr 29, 2012
    Indiana -- He arrived at the RV/MH Hall of Fame & Museum at 9 a.m. and meet privately for almost an hour with a handful of presidents of RV manufacturers and supplier companies.

  • More blacks are camping in RVs--Source: Virginia Gazette -- Posted Apr 27, 2012
    Virginia -- “True story,” laughed the vice president of the Virginia Camping Cardinals, 120 members who will roll in 50 RVs to American Heritage Campground this Friday for a weekend rally. It's the largest club of its kind on the East Coast, with primarily ...

  • Greenbo Lake State Resort Park opens equine campground--Source: The Republic -- Posted Apr 27, 2012
    Kentucky -- The park opened its equine campground this week, thanks to assistance from Greenup County. In this Tuesday April 24, 2012, photo, Kimberly Howard, 8, rides her horse, Trouble, through the new primitive equine campground area at Greenbo Lake State ...

  • Project Phoenix returned Lillydale Campground from war zone to popular getaway ...--Source: DVIDS -- Posted Apr 27, 2012
    Tennessee -- These are waterside campsites at Lillydale Campground on the shores of Dale Hollow Lake. Operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District, this favorite camping destination once featured plush loblolly pine trees.

  • City backs off on RV living ban--Source: RV News Service -- Posted Apr 26, 2012
    North Dakota -- For many of them, the boot rack is in an RV, and the town council decided too many RVs were too much of a good thing: City commissioners proposed make living in an RV in Williston a crime. The town fathers didn't plan on the backlash they received.

  • Young couple chucks the rat race, hits the road in an RV--Source: WPDE -- Posted Apr 26, 2012
    South Carolina -- It's not unusual for retired people to live the recreational vehicle lifestyle, but Jason and Nikki Wynn are both just 30 years old, less than half the age of most RV full timers. "When we roll into an RV park, we definitely stand out.

  • Fate of McCloud RV Park to be determined at auction--Source: Mount Shasta Herald -- Posted Apr 26, 2012
    California -- The fate of Dance Country RV Park in McCloud will be decided at a public auction after a recent foreclosure. By Carol Sunnucks The fate of the Dance Country RV Park in McCloud will be determined April 30 at a public auction following a recent ...

  • Volunteer Hosts Needed for Wilson Reservoir & North Wildhorse Campgrounds--Source: Mesquite Citizen Journal -- Posted Apr 26, 2012
    Nevada -- The Bureau of Land Management, Elko District is looking for volunteer campground hosts at the Wilson Reservoir and North Wildhorse campgrounds, both located north of Elko. Selected volunteers will act as the BLM representative at the site and welcome ...

  • Myrtle Beach area campground founders tapped for Hall of Fame--Source: MyrtleBeachOnline.com -- Posted Apr 26, 2012
    South Carolina -- Thompson, a Bennettsville resident who has stayed at Ocean Lakes Family Campground several times a year since 1997, immediately thought the campground's founders, Nelson and Mary Emily Jackson, should be part of that elite group.

  • SW Mo. campground closed for 2012 season--Source: Belleville News Democrat -- Posted Apr 25, 2012
    Missouri -- A popular campground at Table Rock Lake south of Branson will be closed for the 2012 season while construction crews repair extensive damage from last year's high water. The US Army Corps of Engineers says for safety reasons, it's asking the public not ...

  • Gov. Daniels scheduled to visit RV/MH Hall of Fame Friday--Source: The Elkhart Truth -- Posted Apr 24, 2012
    Indiana -- Gov. Mitch Daniels is scheduled to visit the RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum this week to meet with recreational vehicle company executives and tout the industry’s economic recovery.

  • Camp for free - help kids with cancer --Source: SooToday.com -- Posted Apr 24, 2012
    Michigan -- The Sault Ste Marie KOA Campground, located at 501 Fifth Line E/RR 3 in Sault Ste. Marie, is offering a free night of camping on Saturday, May 12 to all campers who stay at the campground as paying guests on Friday, May 11 as part of KOA's 9th Annual ...

  • City to close campground for Quarry Days--Source: Dell Rapids Tribune -- Posted Apr 24, 2012
    Montana -- Due to elevated activities during last year's Quarry Days event, the Dell Rapids City Council voted last week to close the city's campground by the baseball field from Thursday, June 21, to Monday, June 25. At the council's regular ...

  • Pete and David Coors hit the road in an RV with a bunch of beer; don't tell Buford T. Justice--Source: Westword (blog) -- Posted Apr 24, 2012
    Colorado -- Just two guys heading out on a week-long RV trip across the country. Of course, most father-and-son adventures don't involve a personal driver, like this one does. But then, most fathers and sons aren't ...

  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Launches Online Camping Reservations--Source: Imperial Valley News -- Posted Apr 23, 2012
    California -- Thousand Oaks, California - Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area will launch a new online reservation system and fee structure for its group campground on May 2. The Circle X Ranch Campground accommodates groups of 10 to 75 people and is ...

  • State parks recovering from fires, budget cuts--Source: Amarillo.com -- Posted Apr 23, 2012
    Texas -- “It's all open now except for one campground and a trail,” Superintendent Roger Dolle said of the park that usually draws about 150000 visitors a year. “We still have little things here and there, but we've got most of the road work done and it's not ...

  • Recession doesn't stop RV owners from hitting the road--Source: Green Valley News -- Posted Apr 23, 2012
    Arizona -- Eva and Charles Jenkins (left), president of the Green Valley Roadrunners RV Club, entertain friends, Dee Fink (seated left) and Barbara Watson, an RVer from Oregon and Gil Fink, seated far right, in their 38-foot diesel pusher RV.

  • MVP RV assets sold to real estate investor--Source: Press-Enterprise -- Posted Apr 23, 2012
    California -- Workers in February 2011 apply glue that would bond a rubber roof to a pull trailer at MVP RV in Riverside. MVP RV's assets and real estate were sold on Thursday. BY KIMBERLY PIERCEALL The last vestiges of MVP RV were sold Thursday to a Los ...

  • Camp in a California state park -- while you can--Source: San Jose Mercury News -- Posted Apr 23, 2012
    California -- Grizzly Creek campground is bordered by redwoods and the river, with several hiking trails nearby. Farther south in Mendocino County, Standish-Hickey State Recreation Area sits on the south fork of the Eel River, known as the "gateway to tall trees ...

  • Ultralights: Smaller Trailers for Smaller Tow Vehicles--Source: TruckTrend Magazine -- Posted Apr 20, 2012
    Livin' Lite designs and builds affordable, lightweight, towable RVs and truck campers. It offers a complete lineup of towable RVs, sport/utility RVs, VRVs (Versatile Recreational Vehicles), and soft- and solid-wall truck campers.

  • MVP RV auction held; buyer, sale price unknown--Source: Press-Enterprise -- Posted Apr 20, 2012
    California -- A private auction of MVP RV's assets and real estate near Riverside was held Thursday although it wasn't known who bid and for how much. CMA Auctions, the firm that's liquidating the company's assets, barred members of the press ...

  • The Badlands' wild vistas worth a visit--Source: Chicago Tribune -- Posted Apr 20, 2012
    Montana -- For unparalleled views, we chose to stay overnight at Cedar Pass Campground within the park. The expanse of the Badlands' eroded rock formations lay all around us. In early morning light, the intricate play between highlighted peaks and shadowed ridges ...

  • Free entry to Olympic National Park starting Saturday--Source: Peninsula Daily -- Posted Apr 20, 2012
    Washington -- Heart O' the Hills Campground is open year-round. -– Elwha Valley — The Olympic Hot Springs Road is closed just beyond the Altair Campground to allow safe removal of Glines Canyon Dam. Until dam removal is finished, which is anticipated by late 2013,

  • La Junta KOA offers free night of camping--Source: La Junta Tribune Democrat -- Posted Apr 20, 2012
    Colorado -- The La Junta KOA Campground, located at 26680 W US Highway 50 in La Junta, is offering a free night of camping on Saturday, May 12 to all campers who stay at the campground as paying guests on Friday, May 11 as part of KOA's 9th Annual ...

  • West Valley veterans irked over removal of flags at RV resort--Source: Tucson Citizen -- Posted Apr 19, 2012
    Arizona -- The veterans who live at Paradise RV Resort remember the dramatic battles they fought against the Japanese during World War II. But a much smaller fight they have waged for the past two ...

  • Campers can reserve Montana campgrounds online--Source: KPAX-TV -- Posted Apr 19, 2012
    Montana -- The system allows anyone to book a campsite before heading outside and while reservations are suggested at Montana State campgrounds, they are not required. The Division still holds about 25% of the campsites open for those showing up at the last ...

  • Fishing Friendly Campgrounds Near Georgia's Lake Sinclair--Source: Yahoo! Sports -- Posted Apr 19, 2012
    Georgia -- It is a private campground that offers direct access to Lake Sinclair via a series of lighted boat docks. Monthly campsite rates tend to start at $425. Oconee Spring Park is located on South Spring Road SE in Eatonton. It is well-suited for anglers for ...

  • How to buy the right RV--Source: UpperMichigansSource.com -- Posted Apr 19, 2012
    Michigan -- RV's are often a huge investment for campers, so when you go shopping, you want to make sure you buy the right one for you. One of the first things to keep in mind isn't actually the RV. "Make sure you have the correct tow vehicle.

  • New Lower Huron Metropark campground opens May 4--Source: Southgate News Herald -- Posted Apr 19, 2012
    Michigan -- Camp close to home at Lower Huron Metropark's new Walnut Grove Campground, where family rustic camping, for all ages, is available May 4 through mid-October. located near Belleville in Wayne County. Campers are encouraged to bring walking shoes, ...

  • Valrico 'RV family' shares their memories--Source: Bay News 9 -- Posted Apr 17, 2012
    Florida -- A Valrico family who sold everything more than a year and a half ago to hit the road in an RV is sharing some of their memories. "We believe God gave us the opportunity to grow closer as a family," said Tim Gregory.

  • Brunswick selects Knoxville firm to operate city's campground--Source: Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online -- Posted Apr 17, 2012
    Maryland -- The city of Brunswick has signed an agreement with a Knoxville firm to operate the its campground. Under the agreement between the city and River & Trail Outfitters, the company will lease and operate Brunswick's ...

  • Missouri River recreation areas continue rebounding--Source: Sioux City Journal -- Posted Apr 17, 2012
    South Dakota -- Campground No. 1 at the Oahe (oh-AW'-hee) Downstream Recreation Area is now open to the public. The state Game, Fish and Parks Department says power was restored to the campground Friday, after repairs to flood-damaged ...

  • Rose Canyon Lake Campground gets a makeover--Source: KVOA Tucson News -- Posted Apr 16, 2012
    Arizona -- Just in time for the summer season, Mount Lemmon's Rose Canyon Lake Campground finally opens back up after some reconstruction. The campground was originally built in the late 1950's, and it's federal stimulus funds that are bringing it up to ...

  • New Waterloo KOA campground development well underway--Source: kwwl.com -- Posted Apr 16, 2012
    Iowa -- The Bertch family is developing a KOA campground at Shaulis and Hess Roads. And it's hoped the new development will help bring more visitors to Black Hawk County. It's a project more than five years in the making. This summer, Bamboo Ridge KOA ...

  • For now, it's life in an RV for voiceover artist reinventing herself--Source: Florida Times-Union -- Posted Apr 15, 2012
    Florida -- In her mid-50s, she's now exploring the country in an old RV rigged with a high-tech soundbooth, kept company only by her cats Nora and Patsy. For the past several weeks, she has been staying at a campground near St. Augustine.

  • Seasonal state park campgrounds open in eastern Oregon; beware fickle weather--Source: OregonLive.com (blog) -- Posted Apr 15, 2012
    Oregon -- Eastern Oregon state park campgrounds are opening this month. Farewell Bend State Recreation Area north of Ontario and Unity Lake State Recreation Site east of John Day opened April 1. All Farewell Bend camp loops are first-come, first-served through ...

  • Bastrop State Park reopens cabins, campground--Source: KVUE -- Posted Apr 15, 2012
    Texas -- On Friday a huge portion of the park reopened, including the cabins and a campground. Ranger Roger Dolle said they are nearly booked this weekend. “I would say we are at least three-quarters full on just reservations only,” Dolle said.

  • Camping an affordable getaway for families--Source: Toledo Blade -- Posted Apr 13, 2012
    Ohio -- The Buckeye State had all of its campgrounds open by April 1, just in time to toot the horn for "Go Camping Month" at Ohio State Parks. A special 25 percent discount is in effect at all the state campgrounds through the end of the month.

  • Sebago Lake State Park to open this weekend--Source: Bangor Daily News -- Posted Apr 13, 2012
    Maine -- Sebago Lake State Park Campground – Maine's most popular and largest state campground – will open Friday for the season and Patriot's Day Weekend, April 14-16, according to a Maine Department of Conservation press release.

  • Indiana's RV Industry Starts a Comeback Amid Uncertain Economy--Source: PBS NewsHour -- Posted Apr 12, 2012
    Indiana -- The all-electric Think car was supposed to help save Elkhart, Ind., from a languishing economy, but instead the area's longstanding RV industry is making a comeback and helping turn the economy around. Special correspondent Elizabeth Brackett of WTTW ...

  • Who's Hiring Around Ankeny? Imperial RV, City of Ankeny, Ankeny Schools and More--Source: Patch.com -- Posted Apr 11, 2012
    Iowa -- Des Moines RV, one of Iowa's fastest growing RV dealerships, has several positions open, including one for a sales professional. In addition, the company also is looking for a receptionist, a service technician and an auto detailer.

  • Jennifer Aniston to Move into an RV--Source: The Atlantic Wire -- Posted Apr 11, 2012
    California -- New Movie--We're the Millers, about a drug dealer (very likely Jason Sudeikis) who hires a fake family and an RV so he can smuggle some sweet, sweet drugs across the country inconspicuously.

  • State Campgrounds See Record March--Source: KELOLAND TV -- Posted Apr 11, 2012
    South Dakota -- "We've seen visitors from Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Colorado," Custer State Park Campground Manager Lance Catron said. And Michigan, where campers Faye Miller and Stan Cerny hail from. "As soon as the weather permits, ...

  • U.S. Forest Service considers buying land in Pisgah--Source: BlueRidgeNow.com -- Posted Apr 11, 2012
    North Carolina -- The money was given to protect the North Carolina Threatened Treasures, all adjacent to Pisgah National Forest, including the Mills River land near North Mills River Campground, Backbone Ridge and Mulberry Creek in Caldwell County and Roan Mountain ...

  • Feds seek public comment on proposed changes at historic Lake Mead campground--Source: The Republic -- Posted Apr 11, 2012
    Nevada -- The federal agency says it wants to upgrade the 65-year-old Boulder Beach campground with enlarged campsites, better accessibility and the removal of exotic vegetation. Because the campground is a historic place, the agency is required to seek public ...

  • York, Flagg's cut deal on RV park housing--Source: Seacoastonline.com -- Posted Apr 10, 2012
    Maine -- After a year of dispute, the town and Flagg's RV Resort LLC have come to an agreement over new seasonal units moved into the York Beach camper park last spring. The four members of the Board of Selectmen on Monday night ...

  • Local campgrounds closed by state budget crisis reopen--Source: fox5sandiego.com -- Posted Apr 10, 2012
    California -- Two popular campgrounds that were closed because of the state budget crisis have reopened -- at least for a while. State park officials said that Green Valley Campground and Granite Springs Environmental Campground in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park ...

  • Policy change could extend area camping--Source: Aspen Times -- Posted Apr 10, 2012
    Colorado -- The new operator of campgrounds and other facilities in the forest will open some campgrounds earlier in May than the prior concessionaire, according to Mike Kenealy, recreation special uses coordinator for the forest supervisor's office.

  • State Park Campgrounds Offering Special Discount--Source: WMFD.com -- Posted Apr 10, 2012
    Ohio -- April has been designated as “Go Camping Month” at Ohio State Parks, and to celebrate, the state park campgrounds are offering a special 25 percent discount. The 25 percent discount applies to regular camping fees in any of Ohio State Parks' 55 family ...

  • Some Summit County campgrounds see small fee increase--Source: Summit Daily News -- Posted Apr 10, 2012
    Colorado -- Campers like these folks at Heaton Bay near Frisco a few years back will see a small bump in campground fees this summer. Campground fees rise $1 this year at concessionaire-operated Forest Service campgrounds. “The fees go up a buck, ...

  • Mild winter: Did it cause northerners to leave Collier, Lee earlier than planned?--Source: Naples Daily News -- Posted Apr 09, 2012
    Florida -- According to local home watch services, as well as RV parks and resorts, the record warm winter in the North had little effect on their businesses. “Year to year, most of our clients leave the last two or three weeks in April, and it hasn't been any ...

  • BLM to increase fees at Dripping Springs and Aguirre Spring--Source: Las Cruces Sun-News -- Posted Apr 08, 2012
    New Mexico -- The Bureau of Land Management Las Cruces District is increasing visitor fees at Dripping Springs Natural Area and Aguirre Spring Campground in the Organ Mountains near Las Cruces, and at Three Rivers Petroglyph Site near Tularosa, NM.

  • Appeal can't stop Paso's new RV park--Source: Paso Robles Press -- Posted Apr 08, 2012
    California -- Paso's newest RV park is moving ahead, despite an appeal filed by the Circle B Homeowners Association. On Tuesday, the Paso Robles City Council voted 4-1 with Mayor Duane Picanco dissenting to deny the appeal, which challenged the city ...

  • Fees lowered for Michigan state forest campgrounds--Source: CBS News -- Posted Apr 08, 2012
    Michigan -- The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is lowering fees at state forest campgrounds. DNR Director Rodney Stokes announced the rollbacks Thursday during a meeting of the Natural Resources Commission. He says the changes will align fees for state ...

  • Tongass offers campground host opportunity at Mendenhall Lake Campground--Source: Juneau Empire -- Posted Apr 06, 2012
    Alaska -- The US Forest Service is now hiring for camp hosts at the Mendenhall Lake Campground, on the Tongass National Forest in Juneau for the upcoming summer season. In a notice from the USFS, the agency stated being an host at a campground is “an opportunity ...

  • Brush fire burns Wakefield, NH campground--Source: NECN -- Posted Apr 06, 2012
    New Hampshire -- It was even windier Wednesday when one started at this campground in Wakefield, New Hampshire. “First arriving truck on scene had multiple buildings going,” says Fire Chief Todd Nason. Roofer Dave Elliot had left the campground around 4:30 pm Two hours ...

  • John Daly parked his RV at the Augusta Hooters. Of course.--Source: Larry Brown Sports -- Posted Apr 06, 2012
    Georgia -- And in the most John Daly move ever, he parked his RV outside of a Hooters. Turns out Daly served as the head rules official of the Hooters Wing-Eating World Championship on Wednesday. The star-studded event was headlined by Sonya “The Black Widow” ...

  • Union Grove Fiddlers Convention is back after 30 years--Source: Salisbury Post -- Posted Apr 06, 2012
    North Carolina -- After a 30-year hiatus, The Union Grove Old Time Fiddlers' Convention returns this weekend to the VanHoy Farms Family Campground in Harmony with two days of music on two stages. The event began in 1924 and became the largest gathering of ...

  • Repairs to damages at Left Tailrace Campground scheduled to begin this spring--Source: Chamberlain Oacoma Sun -- Posted Apr 04, 2012
    South Dakota -- During the Missouri River Flood of 2011, the Left Tailrace Campground at Big Bend Dam sustained substantial damages to roads, camp pads and the site's electrical system. The opening of this popular campground and its adjoining ...

  • NTSB Looking Into Kan. RV Crash That Killed 5--Source: KAALtv.com -- Posted Apr 04, 2012
    Kansas -- The teen was OK under Minnesota law to drive since it was an RV in private use. It's unclear whether he was OK to drive under Kansas law. Minnesota House Public Safety Chairman Tony Cornish called the accident a rarity. He said RV drivers are usually ...

  • RV dealer leaves Orange County--Source: OCRegister -- Posted Apr 03, 2012
    California -- Southwest Coaches, the only Airstream trailer dealer in Orange County, has left for the Inland Empire, another victim of the closure of Traveland USA, the long-time RV and trailer mall in Irvine.

  • Camping In Smokemont Campground In Great Smoky Mountains National Park--Source: National Parks Traveler -- Posted Apr 03, 2012
    North Carolina -- Smokemont Campground, three miles north of the entrance to the park on the Cherokee, North Carolina, side, is just off US 441. The area was a large logging camp and village before it was became part of the park. The campground is on the Bradley Fork, ...

  • Traveling Europe the RV way--Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune -- Posted Apr 02, 2012
    Minnesota -- They share the collective wisdom of their thousands of miles on European roads with their 24-foot RV, Rover, on their website, www.ourtravelswithrover.com. The Bratts started their retirement travel adventures in 2008 after coming across the book "Take ...

  • State Park reservation system to shut down April 1-16--Source: El Dorado Times -- Posted Mar 31, 2012
    Kansas -- The temporary shutdown will allow the agency to transition to a new reservation site hosted by Reserve America, a nationwide campground reservation system. During this time, no reservations will be taken either online or by phone.

  • Blue Ridge Parkway gearing up for season--Source: Mountain Xpress -- Posted Mar 31, 2012
    North Carolina -- The Pisgah Inn on the Blue Ridge Parkway opened this past Tuesday; the Linville Falls campground opens on Sunday, April 1 ... the Blue Ridge Parkway and its many parks, facilities and campgrounds await the ...

  • Saugerties/Woodstock KOA Now Open For Summer Camping Season--Source: Saugerties Post Star -- Posted Mar 31, 2012
    New York -- The Saugerties/Woodstock KOA Campground, located at 882 Highway 212, is now open and welcoming campers for the 2012 summer camping season. The Saugerties/Woodstock KOA is one of 485 open-to-the-public KOA campgrounds now in the Kampgrounds ...

  • K-Bar RV Resort to be honored during State Capitol ceremony--Source: White Mountain Independent -- Posted Mar 30, 2012
    Arizona -- K-Bar RV Resort is one of 12 small businesses that is going to be honored during the 2012 Success Awards and Legislative Lunch March 29 at the Arizona State Capitol. Pictured are owners David Mann and Suzanne Mann and staff members Bonnie Dyer, ...

  • MVP RV assets to be auctioned April 19--Source: Press-Enterprise -- Posted Mar 30, 2012
    California -- Jaime Martinez, left, and Horasio Hermosillo apply glue that will bond a rubber roof to a trailer at MVP RV in this file photo. BY KIMBERLY PIERCEALL MVP RV's assets and real estate holdings will be auctioned at 11:30 am on April 19.

  • Cabins coming to Sportsman's Park campground--Source: Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch -- Posted Mar 30, 2012
    Minnesota -- The Sportsman's Park Campground will be the site of two newly constructed cabins just to the east of campsite number 16. By Jennifer Boettger, General Manager The Sleepy Eye City Council met in special session Tuesday evening to discuss a short agenda ...

  • The fight for Morro Strand: Keeping a local state park open--Source: San Luis Obispo Tribune -- Posted Mar 29, 2012
    California -- The campground at Morro Strand State Beach is set to close July 1 because of the state budget crisis, but officials are fighting for the park to stay open because of its positive effect ...

  • Okaloosa opens new RV resort--Source: WEAR -- Posted Mar 28, 2012
    New York -- After yesterday's surge, stock prices are seeing relatively little movement at midday on Wall Street. DETROIT (AP) -- Porsche is recalling more than 1200 of its 911 Carrera S sports cars because a fuel line can come loose and cause a ...

  • Ligonier makes headway on RV ordinance--Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review -- Posted Mar 28, 2012
    Pennsylvania -- The ordinance allows RV owners to live in the vehicles for no more than 14 days in a calendar year. It requires RVs more than 8 feet wide, 30 feet long or 9.5 feet high to be parked at least 3 feet from neighboring properties on either side of a lot.

  • Winter Texans incite envy--Source: San Antonio Express -- Posted Mar 26, 2012
    Texas -- And in early April, the RVs run north from South Texas, which means it's the end of yet another successful snowbird season. So long North Dakota license plates! Farewell crowded winter golf courses! Adios to 5 pm supper crowds.

  • RV-driving summer tourist is becoming more of a rarity in Alaska--Source: Fairbanks Daily News-Miner -- Posted Mar 26, 2012
    Alaska -- The once-common sight of a meandering, RV-driving summer tourist is becoming more of a rarity in Alaska, according to a new survey of visitors. The survey, dubbed the Alaska Visitor Statistics ...

  • Campground host volunteers sought on Mogollon Rim--Source: White Mountain Independent -- Posted Mar 26, 2012
    Arizona -- The Black Mesa Ranger District of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests is looking for courteous, helpful, and enthusiastic volunteers to fill vacancies for campground host at several locations in the Rim Lakes Recreation Area on the ...

  • National Park Service closes storm-damaged Potwisha campground--Source: Visalia Times-Delta -- Posted Mar 26, 2012
    California -- Storms from the past weekend did so much damage that the National Park Service has temporarily closed Potwisha Campground, which is accessible from the Highway 198 entrance to Sequoia/Kings Canyon national parks in Three Rivers.

  • Minnesota DNR pleased with relaunch of troubled state parks campground ...--Source: The Republic -- Posted Mar 23, 2012
    Minnesota -- Minnesota's relaunch of a troubled campground reservations system for state parks went smoothly Thursday, officials said. The system crashed shortly after launching March 1, when it was overwhelmed with 4500 hits in its first hour.

  • Drive-to campground makes it easy to see formidable Hells Canyon--Source: Bellingham Herald -- Posted Mar 22, 2012
    Washington -- Sit down on your camp chair around the fire at Pittsburgh Landing Campground in Hells Canyon and just take in the scenery. Look up or down the river at the expanse of this enormous black and gray basalt canyon and you'll feel the size of a cricket.

  • Wetland prosecution dismissed--Source: Omaha World-Herald -- Posted Mar 21, 2012
    Iowa -- Federal prosecutors moved Tuesday to dismiss their case against a 65-year-old woman facing prison time for damaging a wetland while building a Dubuque campground, but reserved the right to pursue it later. Elaine Kelly pleaded guilty ...

  • Port of Woodland, RV Park sued over sale of parcel --Source: The Columbian -- Posted Mar 20, 2012
    Washington -- A company and a property owner have sued the Port of Woodland and an RV park, alleging the port improperly sold a parcel to the RV park and did so in secret. Attorneys for Columbia River Carbonates and Michael Landels claim port ...

  • State campground reservation system causing headaches--Source: Mankato Free Press -- Posted Mar 20, 2012
    Minnesota -- An electronic double whammy that has shut down the Minnesota State Parks registration system is making for some unhappy campers. “We're sorry that this has been frustrating for people.

  • Swimsuits prohibited? Fine for some, but not for me--Source: The Northwest Florida Daily News -- Posted Mar 19, 2012
    Florida -- The RV park includes 25 sites, a heated bath house, an 8-acre stocked lake and a natural, chemical-free swimming facility. Find out more at sunnierpines.net. So let this serve as official notification that if you want to hang out somewhere sans ...

  • Oregon woman cards two aces in one round at an RV park course in California--Source: Mail Tribune -- Posted Mar 19, 2012
    California -- Jody Hunter, 79, has played golf for only about a half-dozen years, but she experienced not once, but twice, the thrill so many players yearn for. She made two holes-in-one on Feb. 18 at River Lodge RV Park in Parker Dam, Calif.

  • Bull's Island Recreation Area campgrounds closed for year, half never to reopen--Source: newjerseynewsroom.com -- Posted Mar 16, 2012
    New Jersey -- Citing the danger of trees falling on campers due to flood-soaked roots and debris, the DEP's Division of Parks and Forestry has decided to permanently close the campground at the northern end and the campground at the southern end will remain closed ...

  • Haslam signs bill requiring RV monoxide monitors--Source: WDEF News 12 -- Posted Mar 15, 2012
    Tennessee -- Gov. Bill Haslam has signed into law a bill to require working carbon monoxide detectors in leased recreational vehicles. The bill was sponsored by two Clarksville Democrats, Sen. Tim Barnes and Rep. Joe Pitts, in response to ...

  • SD Supervisors Approve Free Use Of Campgrounds, Parks For Some Veterans--Source: KPBS -- Posted Mar 15, 2012
    California -- The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 today to adopt a program to allow certain military veterans free use of county parks and campgrounds, as a way to thank them for their service and sacrifice. The county's program will be similar to ...

  • Skyline RV to close Hemet plant--Source: Press-Enterprise -- Posted Mar 14, 2012
    California -- Skyline RV's Hemet factory is expected to close and 82 employees will likely lose their jobs before the end of April, according to local officials and a notice the company filed with the state. Elkhart, Ind.-based Skyline Corp.

  • PPL Motor Homes Opens New Location to Expand RV Consignment Services to South ...--Source: PRWEB -- Posted Mar 14, 2012
    Texas -- “Whether you're shopping for the RV of your dreams or making plans to exit the RV lifestyle and want to sell your RV, our South Central Texas location is excited to serve new and old customers,” said PPL General Manager, Diana LeBlanc.

  • Flagg's RV park looks to settle 'park model' case--Source: Seacoastonline.com -- Posted Mar 14, 2012
    Maine -- The owner of Flagg's RV & Cottage Resort LLC in York Beach wants to settle a lawsuit brought against the town for ordering six new, cottage-like park models removed from its grounds, according to Code Enforcement Officer Ben ...

  • State parks offering new campers lessons, equipment--Source: Gainesville Times -- Posted Mar 13, 2012
    Georgia -- The $45 fee includes a 2-night stay at a participating campground, a Camping 101 lesson from a park ranger and an equipment rental. The borrowed equipment is provided by REI — an outdoor equipment and clothing company. The package includes the use of ...

  • Bitterroot Ntl. Forest seeks campground hosts--Source: KPAX-TV -- Posted Mar 13, 2012
    Montana -- The Darby Ranger District is looking for a camp host for the newly renovated Three Frogs Campground at the Lake Como Recreation Area. Tod McKay with the Bitterroot National Forest points out that campground hosts play "an important role in assisting ...

  • TVA announces 2012 campground season--Source: Elizabethton Star -- Posted Mar 13, 2012
    Tennessee -- Ten seasonal campgrounds operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority, located along reservoirs throughout the Tennessee River watershed, will open for the 2012 recreation season on Friday, March 16. “As part of TVA's ...

  • Rich & Sons adds large indoor showroom for RVs and campers--Source: Grand Island Independent -- Posted Mar 11, 2012
    Nebraska -- For Tony Staab, sales manager of Rich & Sons RV Headquarters, having an indoor arena to showcase the best in the recreational vehicle industry has always been a dream. Staab is the third generation of his family to have owned and ...

  • RV companies propose bill to keep business in Maine--Source: WLBZ-TV -- Posted Mar 11, 2012
    Maine -- Companies that rent recreational vehicles in Maine are trying to get a bill passed that would tax the renter of the RV instead of the actual owner, just as people who rent cars or movies are taxed. A law that's currently on the books ...

  • New RV dealership opens in Byron--Source: Macon Telegraph (blog) -- Posted Mar 09, 2012
    Georgia -- New York-based Camper's Barn has opened on the site of the former Suncoast RV dealership. The new business, located at 100 Suncoast Drive, plans to have its grand opening at the end of this month.

  • Want to be a campground host?--Source: Bellingham Herald -- Posted Mar 08, 2012
    Washington -- Campground host positions are opening up from the Lochsa River to the mountains east of Cascade. Campground hosts meet the public and do chores around the campground. Æ Horsethief Reservoir about 7 miles east of Cascade off the Warm Lake Highway.

  • Traveland USA RV mall to close --Source: The Orange County Register -- Posted Mar 07, 2012
    California -- Traveland USA pulling up stakes in O.C. | traveland, irvine, mcmahon, lease, first, city, vehicles, one, site, mike.

  • RVs Won't Clog Maine's Highways Much Longer--Source: Down East -- Posted Mar 07, 2012
    Maine -- The Maine Revenue Service (MRS) has decided that the business owner of an RV that is rented to a customer who spends more than 24 hours in Maine with that RV owes the state sales tax on the original price of the RV. MRS is now auditing a Vermont ...

  • RV resort proposed for Intracoastal Waterway site--Source: Press-Register - al.com -- Posted Mar 07, 2012
    Alabama -- The sales office of the former Bon Secour Village project in Gulf Shores would be part of the Wakefield Plantation RV Resort & Marina, which is proposed for 21 acres there along the Intracoastal Waterway.

  • Monaco RV continues layoffs at Coburg plant--Source: OregonLive.com -- Posted Mar 07, 2012
    Oregon -- The Oregonian Monaco will cease production of motorized RVs in Coburg. It will move the production and some management work to Wakarusa, Ind., as well as some management jobs to Navistar headquarters in Lisle, Ill. The layoffs will

  • KOA Tellico Plains destroyed by tornado--Source: Knoxville News Sentinel -- Posted Mar 05, 2012
    Tennessee -- The storm leveled the empty commercial campground a mere two weeks before it was to open for the season, Stokely said. "I think God was looking out for some people," he said. More than a dozen structures on the 30-acre site, including 10 cabins, ...

  • Hosts needed for state park campgrounds--Source: Mason City Globe Gazette -- Posted Mar 05, 2012
    Iowa -- The opportunity to spend the summer in an Iowa state park is available for volunteers who serve as campground hosts. Hosts receive free camping at a designated site while they help staff by assisting campers, explaining park rules, helping with ...

  • Hospital offers free RV hookups for people visiting patients--Source: Midland Reporter-Telegram -- Posted Mar 05, 2012
    Texas -- Midland Memorial Hospital is offering free RV hookups, water and electricity to families who have patients in the hospital

  • Forsyth Opens Shadow Rock Park Camping for Tornado Victims, Volunteers--Source: OzarksFirst.com -- Posted Mar 05, 2012
    Missouri -- Ahead of the regular season, the City of Forsyth is opening Shadow Rock Park Campground early for victims of Wednesday's tornado and for volunteers in the area helping with clean-up. Campsites are free. Because the campground is opening ...

  • Iowa DNR looking for summer campground hosts--Source: Radio Iowa -- Posted Mar 01, 2012
    Iowa -- The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is looking for volunteers to serve as campground hosts this summer. Linda King is coordinator of the DNR's campground host program. “We have about 20 openings and they usually fill pretty fast, so if people are ...

  • Laclede County Campground Severely Damaged by Storms--Source: OzarksFirst.com -- Posted Mar 01, 2012
    Missouri -- Keith and his family own several of the trailers at Castaway Campground near Lebanon -- a hot spot for anglers coming to Laclede County for opening day of trout season. "About 2 o'clock my wife's aunt and uncle lives down here by Lebanon and they ...

  • RV show won't return to Kansas until law changes--Source: KWCH -- Posted Mar 01, 2012
    Kansas -- Kansas state law, 8-2444 passed in 2002, that prohibits out-of-state vendors from selling RVs at trade shows. The law also requires the home state of the non-Kansas vendor to allow a Kansas RV vendor to be able to display or sell an RV in that state.

  • Fundraiser Held in Yuma to Benefit Victim of Hit and Run--Source: KSWT-TV -- Posted Feb 28, 2012
    Arizona -- Community members at one Yuma RV park hold a fundraiser Sunday to help a victim of a hit and run. Residents at River's Edge RV Park in Yuma and other community members raise funds for their friend and neighbor Norma McCann.

  • Campground, trail planned in southeast ND--Source: WDAY -- Posted Feb 27, 2012
    North Dakota -- The US Forest Service says it is planning to construct a campground and trail in the Sheyenne National Grasslands, in southeast North Dakota.

  • NEW RV resort planned near airport--Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin -- Posted Feb 27, 2012
    Washington -- Port commissioners on Thursday heard a presentation from project proponent Scott O'Laughlin whose vision for his "Vintage View RV Resort" would marry high-end RVing with wine tourism. O'Laughlin wants to build a complete RV destination with clubhouse, ...

  • Camp hosting at Hidden Lake, a 'hidden gem'--Source: Kenai Peninsula Online -- Posted Feb 27, 2012
    Alaska -- Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is recruiting campground hosts for Hidden Lake Campground from mid-May to Labor Day this summer. Hidden Lake Campground is the Refuge's most popular campground located on beautiful Hidden Lake and tucked ...

  • Auction of Millersburg RV company draws hundreds--Source: The Elkhart Truth -- Posted Feb 25, 2012
    Indiana -- The auctioners and crowds had already passed through the plain white building on the western edge of the campus. But walk through the ...

  • Iowa DNR hoping for improved camping conditions in 2012--Source: Iowa City Press Citizen -- Posted Feb 25, 2012
    Iowa -- Wilson Island will remain closed for renovation in 2012, along with the campground at Lake Darling. Campsites at Emerson Bay are available for reservation through May 31, before being closed for renovation the rest of the summer.

  • Some Mammoth Cave National Park Campgrounds Opening March 1--Source: National Parks Traveler -- Posted Feb 25, 2012
    Kentucky -- It might be a bit chilly, but some campgrounds at Mammoth Cave National Park will open for the season on March 1. The Houchin Ferry will get a slightly earlier jump on the season, with operations scheduled to begin this Sunday.

  • Five Campgrounds in Northeastern Vermont that Offer Great Fishing --Source: Yahoo! Sports -- Posted Feb 25, 2012
    Vermont -- Contributor Network 9 hours, 14 minutes ago You will find great campgrounds in Northeastern Vermont that offer on-site or nearby fishing. Each campground offers their own unique charm and fun. If you're looking for a great place to take the family on a ...

  • Investor showdown shuts down MVP RV--Source: Press-Enterprise -- Posted Feb 22, 2012
    California -- MVP RV, a Riverside County company that had high hopes of selling $5 billion worth of recreational vehicles to China, has shut down and will be sold off amid a dispute pitting one foreign investor against others.

  • http://www.kfyrtv.com/News_Stories.asp?news=55300--Source: KFYR-TV -- Posted Feb 21, 2012
    North Dakota -- Now, he and many others, are looking forward to the summer season, when the state park hopes to rebound after the nearby Missouri River covered the campground with up to seven feet of water. "We`ve got most of the heavy stuff taken care of.

  • Feds Want To End Camping At Hell Hole Campsite--Source: News Channel 7 -- Posted Feb 21, 2012
    South Carolina -- But last year was their last visit to Hell Hole campground. Moore says, “It was really bad, beer cans all over the place.” It gets worse. Moore says she had to watch where she stepped. She says, “Say, 'Uh oh, I stepped in...uh oh. That ain't good.

  • Preparing your RV to get started safely this season--Source: Live Insurance News -- Posted Feb 20, 2012
    For RV owners, the end of the winter means one important thing, and that's the first use of their vehicle. It's important to take certain steps to ensure that your RV is up and ready to go for a safe and enjoyable season. The following are some tips ...

  • Forest Service seeks input on change of use at Cataract Lake--Source: Williams Grand Canyon News -- Posted Feb 20, 2012
    Arizona -- The Kaibab National Forest is proposing a project to change the Cataract Lake Campground on the Williams Ranger District from overnight use to a day-use fishing and picnic facility. The proposal would keep existing facilities in place and would keep ...

  • Lake Vermillion recreation area adds new campground--Source: Daily Republic -- Posted Feb 20, 2012
    South Dakota -- More campers will be able to enjoy Lake Vermillion Recreation Area near Canistota this summer, thanks to the addition of a new 28-site campground. CANISTOTA — More campers will be able to enjoy Lake Vermillion Recreation Area near ...

  • North Point campground, facilities to reopen this summer after flood--Source: Daily Republic -- Posted Feb 15, 2012
    South Dakota -- Hofer released the timeline now for park repairs because reservations open soon for the popular North Point campground. Reservations can be made 90 days before arrival, with reservations opening for open house weekend on Feb. 18.

  • Find beauty and good times camping in Oregon--Source: Record-Searchlight -- Posted Feb 15, 2012
    Oregon -- The campground is nestled in a forest of tall trees dripping in moss, their tops lost in a misty fog. We had entered another world. After leaving our triple-digit temperatures behind at home, that was fine by me. Jessie Honeyman's true glory lies in ...

  • Ford Recalls Certain RV and Truck Chassis--Source: Wall Street Journal -- Posted Feb 11, 2012
    Michigan -- Ford is recalling certain f-53 and f-59 stripped-chassis vehicles from the 2011 and 2012 model years to fix a transmission-selector cable that may break. The F53 chassis is typically used as a platform for recreational vehicles while ...

  • California's Morro Strand State Beach campground to close July 1--Source: Examiner.com -- Posted Feb 09, 2012
    California -- California's 76-site Morro Strand State Beach campground - with its stunning views of Estero Bay and Morro Rock - is slated for closure on July 1 as part of the latest round of budget cuts thrust upon the California State Parks system by a state which ...

  • Comprehensive plan would guide Lake area development in Yellowstone--Source: Casper Star-Tribune Online -- Posted Feb 07, 2012
    Wyoming -- The Fishing Bridge RV site would also be altered to allow for bigger RVs, although the campground's area would not be enlarged. At Bridge Bay, dredging at the mouth has been proposed since 1993, but the work has never been done.

  • Golden Sun RV Resort, Apache Junction, Arizona--Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog) -- Posted Feb 06, 2012
    Arizona -- Right now they are mostly full of RV's like ours. We're in site I-23 as indicated by the red “X”. After we got settled in, we took a walk around the park to acquaint ourselves with the place. They have a nice book-exchange library so we spent some time ...

  • The RV world isn't what it used to be — nor is the world--Source: Tampabay.com -- Posted Feb 06, 2012
    Florida -- "You get the whole movement toward simplicity and paring down, and that's definitely true in the RV world." Womack, though, is looking forward to a return to what he thinks of as the good old days. It will happen, he said, "if we can get a regime ...

  • Michelle Williams To Take RV Road Trip With Daughter--Source: Huffington Post -- Posted Feb 06, 2012
    California -- The "My Week with Marilyn" Oscar contender sat down with Kelly Ripa and "Live! with Kelly" guest co-host Peter Facinelli to talk about her plans to take an RV roadtrip with daughter, Matilda. "I'm really looking forward to taking a break," Williams ...

  • Senate approves bill targeting disruptive campers--Source: The Adirondack Daily Enterprise -- Posted Feb 06, 2012
    New York -- Rowdy campers, beware: The state is moving ahead with legislation that would let campground owners remove disruptive guests. State Sen. Betty Little, R-Queensbury, sponsored the bill, which passed the Senate earlier this week.

  • RV/MH Hall of Fame receives gift from Frontier Communications--Source: The Elkhart Truth -- Posted Feb 01, 2012
    Indiana -- Frontier Communications, headquartered in Stamford, Conn., presented the Hall of Fame with a $10,000 donation in recognition of the facility’s work to preserve the heritage, in particular, of the RV industry.

  • RV dealership sued for not paying service department overtime--Source: Southeast Texas Record -- Posted Jan 31, 2012
    Texas -- Claiming violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, Wesley Pittman and Shaun Pittman, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed suit against McClain's RV Inc., McClain's RV Superstore North Dallas Inc., McClain's Longhorn RV ...

  • Morro Bay campground hangs by a strand--Source: San Luis Obispo Tribune -- Posted Jan 30, 2012
    California -- Even so, the campground at Morro Strand State Beach has a loyal following. Its main attractions are the scenic environs of Estero Bay and three miles of sparkling beaches to play on. But the campground is set to close July 1 — at the height of the ...

  • What Happens When You Stick Five Famous Photographers in an RV Together? --Source: Slate Magazine (blog) -- Posted Jan 30, 2012
    California -- It's not every day you see a photo collective post an ad looking for an RV. Those who are invited to become members of the Magnum collective are rockstars of the photography world. (As you may know, here at Slate we have a relationship with Magnum and ...

  • Off the couch: Outdoors news and events--Source: Knoxville News Sentinel -- Posted Jan 30, 2012
    Kentucky -- A 4-acre horseback riding campground in Fentress County has earned top national honors for the second year in a row. Timber Ridge Horse Campground, near the southwest border of the Big South Fork River and Recreation Area, has been rated the top 5-star ...

  • JUDSON v. WHEELER RV LAS VEGAS, L.L.C.--Source: Leagle.com -- Posted Jan 27, 2012
    Nevada -- Plaintiffs William and Donna Judson secured a default judgment against Wheeler RV Las Vegas on a complaint asserting breach of contract and misrepresentation claims arising out of the Judsons' purchase of a recreational vehicle from Wheeler.

  • New beginning follows plant closing--Source: South Bend Tribune -- Posted Jan 24, 2012
    Indiana -- The story of the demise of fifth wheel RV maker Carriage Inc. has all the makings of a typical news story on a factory being shut down. Nearly 200 knowledgeable, hardworking employees were battling to keep their 42-year-old Millersburg company afloat ...

  • RV maker Thor buys back 2M shares--Source: Dayton Business Journal -- Posted Jan 24, 2012
    Ohio -- The Jackson Center-based RV manufacturer is repurchasing 1 million shares of its common stock at a price of $28.50 per share in a private transaction. Members of Thor's board of directors not affiliated with the estate approved the transaction, ...

  • Twilight for a state park--Source: Sacramento Bee -- Posted Jan 23, 2012
    California -- In the campground the silence was total except for the chatter of blue jays. The roadway, previously a stretch of pavement busy with the comings and goings of camping families, was covered with a blanket of leaves. ...

  • Make The Loop a reality one step at a time--Source: San Angelo Standard Times -- Posted Jan 23, 2012
    Texas -- It's about a 2-mile circuit that starts next to the KOA campground on Knickerbocker Road. (Heading toward Lake Nasworthy on Knickerbocker, it's on the right, just before the long Veterans Memorial Bridge over the lake.) Two roads form the Loop: Gun ...

  • Winter Texans sew quilts, lap RV park for cancer--Source: Monitor -- Posted Jan 19, 2012
    Texas -- Even when they were sitting around a campfire together in Iowa over the summer, the Rio Valley Estates Winter Texans were thinking about an event to help kids in South Texas. Six women had their first meeting then to plan a “Seniors March ...

  • Monaco RV has issued a Notice of Plant Closing - 272 to be terminated--Source: KMTR NewsSource 16 -- Posted Jan 19, 2012
    Oregon -- Coburg (KMTR) Monaco RV will be ceasing production of motorized RV's permanently at its Coburg manufacturing plant. While the company is not ceasing all operations at the facility, the company anticipates that about 272 employees will be terminated ...

  • For RV travelers, Cracker Barrel is a home away from home--Source: The Tennessean -- Posted Jan 19, 2012
    Tennessee -- Not only did he provide parking, but he also provided large signs showing the store location and whether RV/Bus parking was available. We often thought about Mr. Evins and how thoughtful he had to be. His Cracker Barrel maps let you plan ahead for your ...

  • Former campground host gets 40 years in prison for sexually molesting 4 young ...--Source: The Republic -- Posted Jan 19, 2012
    Montana -- A former western Montana campground host has been ordered to spend 40 years in prison for sexually molesting four young girls between 2007 and 2009. The Missoulian reports that (http://bit.ly/wtXFFG ) the judge also ordered 62-year-old Wallace Dean ...

  • Fewer Winter Texans this year at area RV parks--Source: Brownsville Herald -- Posted Jan 17, 2012
    Texas -- A lackluster economy, fear of Mexico's drug violence, fewer people retiring early and health concerns have caused a drop in the number of Winter Texans visiting Rio Grande Valley RV parks this ...

  • RV SuperShow rolls into Tampa--Source: WTSP 10 News -- Posted Jan 13, 2012
    Florida -- That's the site of the annual RV SuperShow, and there's more than just anecdotal evidence that what happens there could predict what happens to your 401k. After all, as a pure indulgence of expendable income, recreational vehicles are often viewed as ...

  • Fewer Americans camp, saying they have no time--Source: Los Angeles Times -- Posted Jan 12, 2012
    California -- The report, sponsored by camping gear manufacturers and private campground operators, found that 40 million Americans went camping for a total of 515 million outings in 2010, a drop of about 10% from 2009. The online survey of 38000 individuals and ...

  • State summer campground hosts needed--Source: WNEM Saginaw -- Posted Jan 12, 2012
    Michigan -- The Michigan Department of Natural Resources offers free camping for people who volunteer as campground hosts at state parks, recreation areas or state forest campgrounds. ...

  • Former Mattoon RV Dealer Sentenced to Federal Prison in Fraud ...--Source: LoanSafe -- Posted Jan 08, 2012
    Illinois -- A former Mattoon woman, Rebecca L. Shockley, has been ordered to serve 16 months in federal prison and pay...

  • South Dakota Department of Game, Fish & Parks seasonal applications online--Source: Rapid City Journal -- Posted Jan 08, 2012
    South Dakota -- State Park positions include general maintenance, entrance station attendant, maintenance worker, campground attendant, law enforcement, heavy equipment operator and naturalist/programmer positions. Positions with the Division of Wildlife include ...

  • SoCal desert camping offers stark beauty in winter--Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution -- Posted Jan 08, 2012
    California -- This undated photo courtesy of National Park Service shows snow camping at Ryan Campground at Joshua Tree National Park in Calif. In Joshua Tree National Park, stretching a massive 800000 acres of high and low desert east of Palm Springs, ...

  • Kentucky State Park resorts to stay open during winter--Source: WPSD Local 6 -- Posted Jan 04, 2012
    Several Kentucky State Park campgrounds also remain open during winter months. They include: Carter Caves, Columbus-Belmont, Fort Boonesborough, General Butler, Levi Jackson and Pennyrile Forest. Call the park for more details. ...

  • Popular Split Rock Lighthouse State Park on North Shore plans major campground expansion--Source: The Republic -- Posted Jan 04, 2012
    Indiana -- A North Shore landmark, Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, is planning a major campground expansion. The park draws over 340000 visitors annually but its campground has only 20 cart-in sites and four lakeshore backpack sites that frequently fill up in ...

  • Minnesota DNR seeks to expand campground at Split Rock Lighthouse park --Source: Duluth News Tribune -- Posted Jan 04, 2012
    Split Rock Lighthouse State Park is getting closer to finishing plans to expand its campground from 24 sites to more than 100. Split Rock Lighthouse State Park is getting closer to finishing plans to expand its campground from 24 sites to more than 100 ...

  • Staying at local RV park perfectly 'homey' for UFC fighter Cerrone--Source: Las Vegas Review - Journal -- Posted Jan 03, 2012
    Nevada -- Even when they're simply enjoying the community horseshoe pit or making a friendly wager on the putting green with the rest or the visitors, Donald Cerrone and his friends stick out at Oasis Las Vegas RV Resort. ...

  • Crossroads RV plans new factory in northern Indiana--Source: BusinessWeek -- Posted Jan 03, 2012
    Indiana -- Crossroads RV announced Wednesday it will spend $3.9 million to buy land and build a new 93000 square-foot facility next to the company's existing factories in the LaGrange County town of Topeka. Crossroads says the expansion could lead to it hiring an ...

  • Popular South Florida Campground Is About To Shut Its Doors--Source: WPBF West Palm Beach -- Posted Jan 03, 2012
    Florida -- The mayor also said the public will still be allowed to fish on the pier but the marina restaurant, cabins and campgrounds will be closed. Longtime city resident Larry Wright said he's devastated. "It hurts," Wright said. "It really hurts because ...

  • RVers hit the road for the holidays--Source: The Desert Sun -- Posted Dec 29, 2011
    California -- Sandy and Brian Gotwalt of Virginia have Christmas lights on their recreational vehicle at Indian Wells RV Park in Indio. / Wade Byars/The Desert Sun A motor home is decorated for Christmas inside and out at the Indian Wells RV Park in Indio. ...

  • Patrick Industries acquires Zombie Killer RV Graphics--Source: Examiner.com -- Posted Dec 24, 2011
    Indiana -- "Performance Graphics is a natural fit with Patrick's existing RV and commercial businesses, as it affords us the opportunity to enter a new product market with significant potential as a primary local supplier, that is not only complementary to our ...

  • New RV Park Entices Visitors to Mesquite--Source: Mesquite Citizen Journal -- Posted Dec 23, 2011
    Nevada -- By John Taylor “Anything we can do to bring more visitors to Mesquite is a good thing,” said Lori Black, owner of the new Sun Resort RV Park and Vacation Villas. “The community of RV owners is always looking for a new place to stop and Mesquite is ...

  • Suspicious Dealership Website Uncovered--Source: WOWT -- Posted Dec 21, 2011
    Nebraska -- Nebraska State Patrol Auto Fraud investigator Gene True said he couldn't find any State license for Grand Island Truck and RV center. He said three buyers have filed reports that campers or motor homes they purchased had not been delivered. ...

  • Davis Lake Campers Warned to Watch for Logging--Source: KTVZ -- Posted Dec 21, 2011
    Oregon -- Campers visiting a Forest Service campground on Davis Lake are being encouraged to watch for logging operations and timber haul traffic nearby. Logging operations for the Baldy Timber Sale are occurring in the immediate vicinity of Lava Flow Campground ...

  • New park ready for campers--Source: Times Daily -- Posted Dec 20, 2011
    Alabama -- What had once been a neglected campground owned by Reynolds Alloys employees and retirees was transformed into a new 40-acre riverside park where visitors can enjoy camping, picnicking, fishing and boating. The park is on Gargis Hollow slough, ...

  • Calaveras Big Trees park partially reopens--Source: Stockton Record -- Posted Dec 20, 2011
    California -- The worst damage was in the North Grove campground. Enormous holes left when the root balls of toppled trees were torn from the ground make the campground a safety hazard, said park aide Jeanne Delgado. The North Grove Campground will stay closed ...

  • Winter Camping in Central Ohio--Source: Yahoo! Sports -- Posted Dec 20, 2011
    Ohio -- Alum Creek is a great place to go if you are looking for a campground that offers some great hiking trails and some winter scenery. Alum Creek also has Fantasy of Lights to enjoy during the holiday season. It is important to note that until March 31, ...

  • Chelsea City Council approves zoning that paves way for Lloyd Bridges Traveland additional RV parking--Source: AnnArbor.com -- Posted Dec 17, 2011
    Bridges appealed to the City Council, explaining that he has be forced to change the way he does business in this economy and needs to buy RV's in bulk in the winter. He said he needed a place to store the extra vehicles that didn't fit on his main ...

  • Mountain lion's food cache closes Colorado campground--Source: Denver Post -- Posted Dec 17, 2011
    Colorado -- A Western Slope campground is closed because a mountain lion is hoarding its kill there, according to the National Parks Service. Split Mountain Campground, Picnic Area and Green River Access at Dinosaur National Monument in Moffat County is closed for ...

  • Open Range RV Company to grow, add workers--Source: Fort Wayne Journal Gazette -- Posted Dec 16, 2011
    Open Range RV Company and the LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation are excited to announce the expansion of Open Range RV Company at its facilities located in Shipshewana, IN. Open Range RV Company, founded in Shipshewana in 2007, ...

  • Reduced winter hours for Zion National Park--Source: Deseret News -- Posted Dec 16, 2011
    Utah -- For visitors interested in spending the night in the park this winter, the Watchman Campground and Zion Lodge are open year-round. The Zion Canyon Visitor Center for information on park activities and trail conditions will remain open from 8 am to 5 pm ...

  • Former N. Ind. RV executive sentenced for fraud--Source: CanadianBusiness.com -- Posted Dec 09, 2011
    Indiana -- A former executive of a recreational vehicle company in northern Indiana has been sentenced to more than three years in federal prison for falsifying company financial reports. ... A former executive of a recreational vehicle company in northern Indiana has been sentenced to more than three years in federal prison for falsifying company financial reports. ...

  • Protect your toys from the wrath of winter--Source: The Idaho Statesman -- Posted Dec 09, 2011
    Idaho -- Water is a major culprit for RV problems, and if you haven't drained and added RV antifreeze already, the damage could already be done. “It only takes a teaspoon of water to break a water line,” said Susan Hammill, service advisor for Dennis Dillon RV ...

  • Protest: RV residents speak out against new ordinance--Source: Monitor -- Posted Dec 09, 2011
    Texas -- City commissioners Tuesday agreed to consider revising a new ordinance that charges a base water and sewer fee to RV parks for empty spaces and for vacant apartments. Winter Texans packed City Hall to protest the law that some warned ...

  • RV Rentals Offer Best Value for Holiday Travelers Says Allstar Coaches--Source: Sacramento Bee -- Posted Dec 09, 2011
    California -- Rob Tischler, CEO of Allstar Coaches said, "When considering the cost of airfare, hotels, and meals out, it's no wonder that people are turning to RV rentals. The savings are substantial, even when you incorporate fuel costs. ...

  • Frontier Town campground named one of nation's favorite parks--Source: Ocean City Today -- Posted Dec 09, 2011
    Maryland -- Frontier Town Campground owner Mitchell Parker (left) and General Manager Harold “Deck” Decker (right) are presented with the “Top 10 Favorite Parks in North America” award at the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds Annual Convention. ...

  • Vulcan County looking for campground operator--Source: Vulcan Advocate -- Posted Dec 09, 2011
    Alberta -- Vulcan County is putting out a request for proposal (RFP) to gather bids for the operation of the Twin Valley Campground. The campground is slated to open next spring after council opted to keep the campground closed ...

  • Myrtle Beach campground wins top honors--Source: Myrtle Beach Sun News -- Posted Dec 07, 2011
    South Carolina -- Ocean Lakes Campground in Myrtle Beach has won three prestigious awards announced this weekend, including Mega Park of the Year as chosen by the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds. ...

  • Arizona's snowbirds arrive--Source: AZ Central.com -- Posted Dec 07, 2011
    Winter visitors began clustering at RV and mega mobile-home parks in Mesa and Apache Junction in the late 1970s. They've since become known as snowbirds -- seasonal residents who stay for at least a month but usually most of the winter. ...

  • Palomar State Park: Now you see it…--Source: SignOnSanDiego.com -- Posted Dec 07, 2011
    California -- We pass a campground and amphitheater built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. How ironic. In the Great Depression, they improved this park for the good of all. In the Great Recession, we might let it die. ...

  • Chinese consumers help pave way to brighter future for Elkhart RV industry--Source: ABC 57 News -- Posted Dec 02, 2011
    Indiana -- We spoke to the CEO of Jayco RVs out of Elkhart. Wilbur Bontrager told ABC 57 that the sales of RVs are on the rebound from 2009. He said things could get even better! Jayco is exploring other RV markets to tap into, including China. ...

  • RV stolen from Rainsville dealership recovered, but thief still on the loose--Source: The Huntsville Times -- Posted Dec 02, 2011
    Alabama -- The Huntsville Times Authorities recovered an RV stolen from a Rainsville dealership Nov. 12, but authorities are still looking for this man captured on surveillance footage. RAINSVILLE, Alabama -- An RV reported stolen from a ...

  • Campground lets tornado survivors stay at no charge - FEMA says it won't help ...--Source: KOAM-TV -- Posted Dec 02, 2011
    Missouri -- The owner of a campground near Joplin says he is struggling to pay utilities and maintenance costs because of what he believed to be a good deed after the tornado. Shortly after the tornado many displaced ...

  • Residents at Harlingen RV Park Worried About Bird Droppings--Source: KRGV -- Posted Nov 30, 2011
    Texas -- It seems some local wildlife is ruffling some feathers for some Harlingen RV residents. A huge number of black-bellied whistling ducks have found a new home at a pond in Lakewood Village. Residents living there say they've always enjoyed ...

  • From Los Angeles RV To Denver 'Micro-Home:'--Source: Huffington Post -- Posted Nov 30, 2011
    California -- "I moved into a nice RV and ended up living around the beaches of Malibu for a fraction of the price. I worked evenings at the Hollywood Improv and Second City, LA as a Stage Manager so my days were spent at the beach and my nights were spent running ...

  • RV industry expects slight speed bump in 2012 after slight gains this year--Source: Washington Post -- Posted Nov 30, 2011
    Kentucky -- The recession-dented RV industry pointed Tuesday to modest gains atop last year's turnaround performance as another sign that the sector is on a slow road to recovery. RV makers, dealers and suppliers attending an annual industry trade show were told ...

  • Denali bus and campground reservations to begin--Source: CBS News -- Posted Nov 30, 2011
    Alaska -- Denali National Park officials say reservations for shuttle buses and campgrounds for the 2012 visitor season will be taken beginning Thursday. Reservations can be made online or by telephone, fax or mail for the buses and the ...

  • Video--America's largest nomadic tribe--Source: BBC News -- Posted Nov 29, 2011
    There are about three million in the largest group of nomads, who roam the country in motorhomes or recreational vehicles (RVs) - and 90% of these RV-ers are over 55. Richard Grant meets the tribes of American Nomads on BBC Four, Monday 28 November at ...

  • Tahuya State Forest reopens two campgrounds--Source: The Olympian -- Posted Nov 29, 2011
    Washington -- The campgrounds will be open seven days a week. The maximum stay limit is 10 nights in a 30-day period. These campgrounds are available only on a first-come, first-served basis. The state forest is west of Belfair in Mason County. ...

  • Consumer confidence remains flat despite signs of recovery--Source: Victorville Daily Press -- Posted Nov 23, 2011
    California -- Joe Range got into the RV business 40 years ago and has survived ups and downs in the economy, including the 1973 oil crisis and the closure of Victorville's George Air Force Base. But things have never been so bad as they are now, he said. ...

  • Campers build Thanksgiving traditions on the beach--Source: Santa Rosa Press Democrat -- Posted Nov 23, 2011
    California -- Fred Stewart, of Woodland, cleans crabs he caught in Bodega Bay while camping at the Doran Beach campground. Stewart and his family have been camping and crab fishing the past 34 Thanksgiving weekends.

  • West Canada Creek Campsites owner heads state group--Source: Rome Sentinel -- Posted Nov 23, 2011
    New York -- Michael Papp, owner of West Canada Creek Campsites in Poland, has been elected chairman of the Campground Owners of New York board of directors. Papp has served on the board since 2007, first as the Region 6 representative, and most recently as third ...

  • Welch campground gets permit revoked--Source: Hastings Star Gazette -- Posted Nov 23, 2011
    Minnesota -- Hidden Valley Campground in Welch is no longer licensed to operate. The Goodhue County Board voted Tuesday morning to revoke owner Cory Axelson's conditional-use permit based upon lack of compliance with several facets of the county zoning ordinance.

  • Stolen RV recovered in Marshall County--Source: Sand Mountain Reporter -- Posted Nov 22, 2011
    Alabama -- On Friday, deputies located a motor home that had been reported as stolen from North Alabama RV dealers in the Rainsville area Nov. 12. According to DeKalb County Sheriff's Office reports, the RV was taken sometime between 2 and 5 am A surveillance ...

  • Ligonier planners study RV regulation--Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review -- Posted Nov 22, 2011
    Pennsylvania -- They and three other RV owners spoke at the borough planning commission meeting Monday night. Council has directed the commission to come up with a list of regulations limiting the use of parked, oversized vehicles in the town after a resident ...

  • Lost Lake, lost dreams--Source: TheNewsTribune.com -- Posted Nov 21, 2011
    Washington -- Buyers at Lost Lake Resort, marketed throughout South Sound since 2005 as an “upscale RV community” on the outskirts of Yelm, thought they were purchasing a little slice of heaven. Phil Diers fishes for trout this month in picturesque Lost Lake

  • Webster City RV to hold drop-off for Toys for Tots--Source: Daily Freeman Journal -- Posted Nov 21, 2011
    Iowa -- Webster City RV will be a drop-off point for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots through Dec. 22. For more than half a century, one organization - the US Marine Corps - is the unchallenged leader in looking after America's needy children at Christmas. ...

  • Dan Seits joined Redwood RV --Source: Fort Wayne Journal Gazette -- Posted Nov 21, 2011
    Indiana -- Dan Seits joined Redwood RV as a regional sales manager for its sales department. Seits was most recently a sales representative at Keystone RV. Dan Schreiber joined Hallmark Home Mortgage as chief financial officer. ...

  • Forest Services Lifts Mountain Fire Restrictions--Source: Patch.com -- Posted Nov 21, 2011
    California -- The San Bernardino National Forest lifted certain fire restrictions in mountain campground areas Friday. This season's early rains have allowed the US Forest Service to lift some of the fire restrictions in place for portions of the San Bernardino ...

  • Earthbound RV to resume travel trailer production--Source: Examiner.com -- Posted Nov 21, 2011
    Indiana -- Earthbound Recreational Vehicles (RV) LLC announced today that they will be resuming production of their ground breaking – Dan Rodabaugh designed - composite travel trailer. The company also announced that – just like the JAG Mobile Solutions JMS ...

  • Plan Commission nods to Shipshewana RV business growth--Source: KPCnews.com -- Posted Nov 21, 2011
    Indiana -- Open Range RV Co. can begin their building expansions, said LaGrange County Plan Commission Tuesday. The Shipshewana RV company creates open-range fifth wheels and travel trailers that are sold ...

  • Minnesota says it's after owners of RVs who've dodged sales tax--Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune -- Posted Nov 17, 2011
    Minnesota -- The Revenue Department said the tax dodge involves the RV owners setting up shell corporations in Montana -- specifically, limited liability corporations -- to evade paying sales tax. For a fee that is a fraction of what paying the tax in Minnesota ...

  • Parking lot dispute continues--Source: Springfield News-Leader -- Posted Nov 16, 2011
    Missouri -- A conflict over use of a parking lot as an unlicensed campground for the homeless is continuing, with the city expected to take some action today. For the past week, the Rev. Larry Rice has been allowing overnight camping in ...

  • Federal agency agrees with DHEC's findings on cancer cases in Spartanburg ...--Source: Spartanburg Herald Journal -- Posted Nov 11, 2011
    South Carolina -- The study was in response to concerns raised by residents of the Cannon's Campground community. Some residents think there is a link between dozens of cancer cases in the area and past dumping of environmental contaminants at the former Hoechst ...

  • Sands KOA wins major award during national convention--Source: Cibola County Beacon -- Posted Nov 11, 2011
    New Mexico -- The Grants/Cibola Sands KOA Campground was recently awarded the 2011 KOA President's Award by Kampgrounds of America, the world's largest system of family-friendly campgrounds. The award was presented on Nov. 8 at KOA's annual International Convention ...

  • Trotting Trails--Source: Fergus Falls Daily Journal -- Posted Nov 10, 2011
    Minnesota -- The horse campground contains twenty-four sites for campers with horses and some of them accommodate up to three additional campers, making it possible for a group of riders to share a site. No electricity, showers or flush toilets are provided in the ...

  • Huntington/Fox Fire KOA Campground has received the 2011 KOA President's Award--Source: Huntington Herald Dispatch -- Posted Nov 10, 2011
    West Virginia -- FOX FIRE KOA: The Huntington/Fox Fire KOA Campground has received the 2011 KOA President's Award by Kampgrounds of America, which represents family-friendly campgrounds worldwide. The award was presented Tuesday at the organization's international ...

  • Anderson/Lake Hartwell KOA wins awards at annual convention--Source: Anderson Independent Mail -- Posted Nov 10, 2011
    South Carolina -- The Anderson/Lake Hartwell KOA Campground has been awarded the 2011 KOA President's and Founder's awards by Kampgrounds of America Inc., the world's largest system of family-friendly campgrounds. The awards were presented Tuesday at KOA's ...

  • Blue Ridge Parkway officials seek input on future plans--Source: Roanoke Times -- Posted Nov 10, 2011
    Virginia -- Ending overnight stays at the Roanoke Mountain campground, improving recreational vehicle access to the Peaks of Otter campgrounds and extending the visitor season at Mabry Mill are among scores of changes in a proposed new management plan for the Blue ...

  • Fight over 'park model' RVs at Flagg's headed for court--Source: Seacoastonline.com -- Posted Nov 09, 2011
    Maine -- Flagg's RV Resort LLC has appealed to the York County Superior Court a decision by the town ordering the company to remove six new units from the York Beach camper park. The appeal was filed Oct. 27 by Flagg's attorney David ...

  • Coral Sands oceanfront resort in Ormond Beach sold--Source: Daytona Beach News-Journal -- Posted Nov 09, 2011
    Florida -- The resort includes an adjoining campground with 35 rented spaces that have water, sewer and electric hookups for recreational vehicles, motor coaches, travel trailers and fifth wheelers. Campground guests have full use of the resort amenities, ...

  • Entrace fee waived at Bryce Canyon during Veterans Day weekend --Source: Dixie Press Online -- Posted Nov 09, 2011
    Utah -- Camping is available at North Campground Loops A and B. The general store closes on November 6th. The Bryce Canyon Lodge restaurant closes on November 13th after breakfast. The Lodge motel units and gift shop are open until noon, November 14th. ...

  • Camping Fees Waived at Forest Service Campgrounds--Source: KFYR-TV -- Posted Nov 09, 2011
    North Dakota -- Campground fees are waived for the full three day weekend of Friday, Nov. 11 through Sunday, Nov. 13, to honor all past and current members of the US Armed Forces. Fees will be waived at Hankinson Hills, Buffalo Gap, Elkhorn, Wannagan, CCC, Bennett, ...

  • Topeka campground wins award--Source: KSNT -- Posted Nov 09, 2011
    Kansas -- The Topeka/Capital City KOA Campground has been awarded the 2011 KOA President's Award by Kampgrounds of America, the world's largest system of family-friendly campgrounds. The award was presented Tuesday, November 8 at KOA's annual International ...

  • Guns at Tanglewood? State law says it's OK--Source: Winston-Salem Journal -- Posted Nov 09, 2011
    North Carolina -- With the leaves still in full blaze and a late fall sun warming everything within its reach, the campground at Tanglewood Park surely was among the most peaceful places on the planet Monday morning. Folks from RV nation — a loose confederation of ...

  • It's time again for snowbirds--Source: The News-Press -- Posted Nov 04, 2011
    Pennsylvania -- Tom and Kathy Mustachio of Pennsylvania arrive for the season at Periwinkle Park and Campground on Sanibel on Saturday Oct. 29, 2011. The couple, who are volunteers at JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, have been spending winters here for 10 ...

  • Floodwaters that killed 20 at Arkansas campground averaged 7 feet deep in floodplain--Source: Washington Post -- Posted Nov 03, 2011
    Arkansas -- The floodwaters that killed 20 people at a remote Arkansas campground last year swelled well above campers' heads and raced through the flood plain at speeds of up to 7.5 miles per hour, the US Geological Survey said in a report ...

  • York request to remove 'park model' units from campground upheld for second time--Source: Seacoastonline.com -- Posted Nov 03, 2011
    Maine -- Park models have become the trend in RV campgrounds nationwide, according to Bill Garpow, executive director of Recreational Park Trailer Industry Association. "Recreational vehicle parks have determined they can increase their cash flow and bottom ...

  • Start Up Company will Make Towable RVs for UK Market--Source: Goshen News -- Posted Nov 03, 2011
    Indiana -- Paula and Brian Donat believe there is a niche in the RV market that hasn't been filled. And they intend to fill that void. The Donats have cre...

  • Demand outstrips supply for recreational rental firm--Source: Northern Nevada Business Weekly -- Posted Nov 03, 2011
    Nevada -- Harry Beaupre was enjoying the sun at Topaz Lake during the Labor Day weekend of 2010 when he encountered a doctor who groused about the fact that he only used his expensive wakeboard boat and even costlier RV a few times per year

  • Storm damage closes Pine Grove Furnace campground early--Source: Carlisle Sentinel -- Posted Nov 01, 2011
    Pennsylvania -- The family campground at Pine Grove Furnace State Park is closing earlier than expected for the season due to extensive damage from the weekend snowstorm. The heavy snow broke tree limbs and brought trees to the ground, causing damage and blocking ...

  • Montana officials wary of gold mine work camp--Source: CanadianBusiness.com -- Posted Nov 01, 2011
    Montana -- Lewis and Clark County officials say they're concerned about 11 RV campers being used by workers at a gold and silver mine that could pose health concerns and violate county ordinances for RV parks. "We've tried to give them the benefit of the ...

  • York denies Flagg's bid for reconsideration of 'RV' order--Source: Seacoastonline.com -- Posted Oct 29, 2011
    Maine -- The Board of Appeals on Wednesday, Oct. 26, denied Flagg's RV and Cottage Resort LLC a reconsideration of a September decision upholding a town order for the company to remove six new units it moved into the York Beach camper ...

  • Flagg's to ask Appeals Board to reconsider 'RV' ruling--Source: Seacoastonline.com -- Posted Oct 27, 2011
    Maine -- The owner of Flagg's RV and Cottage Resort is asking the Appeals Board to reconsider its decision upholding a town order to remove six units he moved into the York Beach camper park this spring. Robert Moser, president of ...

  • Bad economy forces Longview RV staple to close shop--Source: Longview Daily News -- Posted Oct 27, 2011
    Washington -- McCord's Truck & RV Center has been a good business for Curly McCord, right, and Rob Bardonski for most of its 21 years, but soon, whatever they have not sold will move down to the street to the Nissan-Dodge dealership as the RV Center closes.

  • Campers nearly hit by debris from plane crash--Source: kgw.com -- Posted Oct 27, 2011
    Oregon -- Ray Sitton and his wife, Diane were among others in the busy campground when they said plane parts started raining down. Diane said the loud noise startled her, she looked up to see the aftermath of the collision. “It [the single-engine plane] just ...

  • Terror in Tahoe turns campground into haunted attraction--Source: Tahoe Daily Tribune -- Posted Oct 27, 2011
    California -- The haunt will be open Thursday to Monday in the Campground by the Lake for its final weekend. It's not often people get a chance to do charity work by hacking faux bodies to pieces. Terror in Tahoe is taking full advantage of the Halloween opportunity ...

  • RV show had fewer attendees, more sales--Source: Press-Enterprise -- Posted Oct 27, 2011
    California -- The 10-day annual California RV Show at the Pomona Fairplex had slightly fewer people attend than last year, but at least one RV manufacturer and two dealers were pleased with the results, according to a statement from the RV ...

  • Utilimaster's new RV product driving new employment--Source: WSBT-TV -- Posted Oct 27, 2011
    Indiana -- Production began Tuesday on a new vehicle that could be used around the world leading to new jobs and a boost for the local economy. Utilimaster in Wakarusa has begun work on a walk-in van called "The Reach. ...

  • Manhattan Beach Gets Tough on RV Parking--Source: NBC Los Angeles -- Posted Oct 20, 2011
    California -- Cars and RVs are parked along Carlsbad Boulevard in Carlsbad on June 15, 2010. Owners of RVs and oversized vehicles will have a tougher time parking in Manhattan Beach thanks to new restrictions, but the rules are not as strict as those ...

  • Locals take Halloween to new heights--Source: Reminder Newspapers -- Posted Oct 20, 2011
    Connecticut -- A row of skull fenceposts borders the graveyard at Quid Blankley's Halloween display at Lisbon's Ross Hill Campground. Halloween has become more than just a holiday for two local residents who've taken the spooky ...

  • MVP RV Chairman Winston Chung wins UN social philanthropy award--Source: Examiner.com -- Posted Oct 19, 2011
    California -- Winston Chung Hing Ka – Chairman of Winston Global Energy, MVP RV and Balqon Corporation (OTC: BLQN), and the new owner of California's Newport Beach Country Club - was one of three inaugural recipients of last week's United Nations Association of New ...

  • RV supplier plans expansion of N. Ind. operations--Source: Chicago Tribune -- Posted Oct 19, 2011
    Indiana -- Lippert Components and Kinro CEO Jason Lippert says state and local officials have shown a strong commitment to the RV industry as it rebounds from the recession that caused massive layoffs from northern Indiana factories. ...

  • New York State Parks Announces Camping Photo Contest--Source: New York State Office of Parks & Recreation -- Posted Oct 19, 2011
    New York -- The contest runs through November 30, 2011 and prizes include a week-long stay at any state-owned campground with weekend stays for top runners-up. In addition, images will be used in statewide publications, on the web, and highlighted through ...

  • MVP RV investor to build battery factory--Source: Press-Enterprise -- Posted Oct 18, 2011
    California -- Chinese businessman Winston Chung, a generous benefactor to UC Riverside and major investor in Riverside-based MVP RV, told a Los Angeles Times reporter Friday during an interview that he intends to build a factory in Southern ...

  • Mount Rainier National Park going into fall/winter operating schedule--Source: The Seattle Times -- Posted Oct 18, 2011
    Washington -- The road to Sunrise is now closed at the White River Campground gate. The road between White River Campground and State Route 410 will be kept open through Oct. 30, weather permitting. Hikers and bicyclists still have access to the Sunrise Road. ...

  • RV park proposed at Bradley Farms--Source: Elmira Star-Gazette -- Posted Oct 16, 2011
    New York -- The RV campsite is being planned in anticipation of natural gas workers coming into the Southern Tier, he said. A combination of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing in the Marcellus Shale formation is under way in Pennsylvania and is ...

  • Campers on Blue Ridge Parkway could see major changes soon--Source: WDBJ7.com -- Posted Oct 16, 2011
    Virginia -- Roanoke Mountain Campground may not be campgrounds at all come next summer. The National Park Service took a look at attendance at campgrounds along the Blue Ridge Parkway; Roanoke Mountain Campground ranked last. ...

  • Economic Summit held to attract and retain jobs--Source: WSBT-TV -- Posted Oct 16, 2011
    Indiana -- "I think what the county is facing is real typical of what happened to our company at Jayco, 2009 was our low point,” said Derald Bontrager, President of Jayco RV, Inc. based out of Middlebury. At an economic summit with business and community leaders, ...

  • Jellystone owners away at time of blaze--Source: Albert Lea Tribune -- Posted Oct 16, 2011
    Minnesota -- Westrich, who lives in a house at the campground, said she got a call around 4 am that the ranger station was on fire. Her teenage children confirmed the news over the phone as they looked at the flaming building from their house at the campground. ...

  • Rules drafted to allow trailers--Source: Jackson Hole News&Guide -- Posted Oct 16, 2011
    Wyoming -- Teton County planning staff released the first draft of a set of rules Thursday that would allow campground owners to bring recreational park trailers onto their properties, albeit with special permission from ...

  • Campground ordered to pay for denying service dog--Source: CBC.ca -- Posted Oct 16, 2011
    QC -- Quebec's human rights tribunal has awarded a paraplegic man $9000 in damages after he was denied access to a private campground in 2008 with his service dog. Jacques Côté, his partner and his service dog, Gasby, ...

  • No more bedding down in Walmart lot--Source: BCLocalNews -- Posted Oct 11, 2011
    British Columbia -- This Week They are usually known as a welcoming sight for RV campers in need of a place to stop for the night or a few days before continuing on with their journey. Besides being a big-box retail store, Walmart parking lots ...

  • Fire Destroys Jellystone Campground Building--Source: KAALtv.com -- Posted Oct 11, 2011
    Minnesota -- A weekend fire leaves a local campground picking up what's left of one of their buildings. It happened early Sunday morning at the Jellystone Campground near Austin. It's devastating news for a family that works so hard to make everyone ...

  • Haunted attraction opens in campground--Source: Tahoe Daily Tribune -- Posted Oct 09, 2011
    California -- A new haunted attraction opens this week in the El Dorado County Campground off Highway 50. “What I'd like to see is a place where people can come hang out and enjoy Halloween, somewhere if you want some Halloween, you can get it,” said Steve Rozier, ...

  • Chico hail gives older RVs a beating--Source: Enterprise-Record -- Posted Oct 09, 2011
    California -- Wednesday evening's hail storm might have done the most widespread damage to one particular kind of vehicle: older RVs. The plastic covers over ventilation openings on the roofs of older motor homes, travel trailers and fifth ...

  • Weather prime for fall camping--Source: Iowa City Press Citizen -- Posted Oct 09, 2011
    Iowa -- Wisps of smoke from a few remaining fires swirled as I rolled slowly through the campground. Most of the Sunday afternoon activity was "tear down" oriented at the north side campground at ...

  • Preventing Wildfires on a campground--Source: KSFY -- Posted Oct 09, 2011
    South Dakota -- As the leaves begin to change and the temperatures cool off, there's no doubt it's one of the best times to hit the state parks. But weeks without rain and a lot more wind, things can change quick. "Fire is a dangerous thing ...

  • Nudist resort in the works near White Springs--Source: Branford News -- Posted Oct 09, 2011
    Florida -- Suwannee Valley Campground, at 786 NW Stephen Foster Dr., is under new owners BG Parkes and Tom Gillenwater, according to White Springs Town Manager Robert Townsend. Parkes, since 2007, has also been the owner and director of Bare Buns Bikers, ...

  • Earth Science Week and National Fossil Day at Grand Canyon National Park--Source: Examiner.com -- Posted Oct 06, 2011
    Arizona -- Mather Campground, just off South Rim Village. Reservations are likely necessary; go through the recreation.gov website or call 1-877-444-6777 to check availability. Maximum RV or trailer length is 30 feet and only limited sites are big enough for ...

  • Palomar Mountain campgrounds close for good--Source: SignOnSanDiego.com -- Posted Oct 06, 2011
    California -- The campgrounds have been closed due to the budget crisis. — Peggy Peattie PALOMAR MOUNTAIN — With no advance warning and with as little fanfare, Palomar Mountain State Park's two campgrounds were closed to the public Sunday and, according to the ...

  • Judge orders Greenfield Township campground closed by Nov. 3--Source: GoErie.com -- Posted Oct 06, 2011
    Pennsylvania -- The owners of a Greenfield Township campground have been ordered to clear their property of tenants in their latest battle with the state Department of Environmental Protection over sewer and water issues. ...

  • Joshua Tree National Park Reopens Campsites & Portion of Damaged Road--Source: KCET (blog) -- Posted Oct 06, 2011
    California -- Visitors can now travel from the White Tanks Campground, where the road had been closed since September 13, to the Ocotillo Patch near Fried Liver Wash. The reopening means that cactus fanciers can once again visit the popular Cholla Garden and its ...

  • Local state park campgrounds closed due to budget--Source: North County Times -- Posted Oct 06, 2011
    California -- Several local campgrounds, including two at Palomar Mountain State Park, were closed Sunday due to state budget restrictions, according to the California Department of Parks and Recreation. At Palomar Mountain State Park, ...

  • Fire destroys RV dealership, shop in Shelley--Source: The Republic -- Posted Sep 29, 2011
    Idaho -- The owner of a recreational vehicle dealership in Shelley says fire destroyed his showroom, shop and parts of his parking lot that housed dozens of new RVs. Mike Ball says he received a call about the fire at OK Trailer Sales at ...

  • Flood-damaged areas of Joshua Tree National Park to reopen--Source: Los Angeles Times -- Posted Sep 29, 2011
    California -- A nine-mile segment of road that extends from White Tank Campground to Ocotillo Patch pullout will be opened on noon Friday, park officials said. The opened roadway will allow visitors to reach the popular Cholla Cactus Garden

  • Buckeye Fire Near Bridgeport Leads to Campground Evacuation--Source: KOLO -- Posted Sep 29, 2011
    California -- Buckeye Campground has been evacuated because of an 1200-acre fire that's burning in Mono County, California, near Bridgeport. The fire started burning around 11:40am on Sunday, according to Sierra Front. More than 100 firefighters are ...

  • Crooked River Campground to Close for Upgrades--Source: KTVZ -- Posted Sep 29, 2011
    Oregon -- The Crooked River campground at Cove Palisades State Park closes Friday for water and sewer systems upgrades, as well as campsite and restroom improvements. The campground will reopen early next summer. The three deluxe cabins, located about one mile ...

  • RV owners want revisions in parking law--Source: Leamington Post -- Posted Sep 25, 2011
    Ontario -- Last week council heard from about 15 RV owners who expressed concerns with some of the limitations already present in the town bylaw. The meeting was a session for public input and council will now weigh what it has heard, and what its staff will ...

  • Beginnings of the Old Time Fiddle Festival--Source: Payson Roundup -- Posted Sep 25, 2011
    Arizona -- As Jerry Floyd remembers it, it came about from impromptu jam sessions at the clubhouse at the KOA Campground on Highway 260, which was originally built by his parents, JW and Vertilee Floyd. “Mom would hear music coming from the campsites and went to ...

  • Kaibab National Forest To Waive Camping Fees at Ten-X Campground--Source: Garden News -- Posted Sep 25, 2011
    Arizona -- The Kaibab National Forest will waive camping fees at Ten-X Campground on the Tusayan Ranger District for the night of Sept. 24 in honor of National Public Lands Day. The sites to be included in the fee waiver are the first-come, first-served ...

  • Campground's pig roast, potluck a Pagerly benefit--Source: Reading Eagle -- Posted Sep 25, 2011
    Pennsylvania -- Sill's Family Campground will hold a pig roast and potluck dinner Oct. 8 from 5 to 8 pm to benefit the Kyle Pagerly Memorial Fund. Participants should bring a dessert or dinner to the event at 1900 Bowmansville Road in Brecknock Township. ...

  • Big South Fork offers free camping for National Public Lands Day--Source: WBIR-TV -- Posted Sep 20, 2011
    Tennessee -- In honor of National Public Lands Day, the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will offer free backcountry camping and free camping at Alum Ford Campground on Saturday, September 24. National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest ....

  • BLM to suspend entrance fees for day at recreation sites--Source: Today's News-Herald -- Posted Sep 20, 2011
    Arizona -- Participating recreation areas include Yuma Field Office sites of Squaw Lake Campground, Senator Wash South Shore Campground, Oxbow Recreation and Wildlife Area, and Ehrenberg Sandbowl Off-highway vehicle area. Kingman Field Office sites of Burro Creek ...

  • Angela's Adventures: Camping--Source: KTVQ Billings News -- Posted Sep 20, 2011
    Montana -- From Big Timber head north on Highway 191 until you get to Wormser Loop Road, that will take you to Half-Moon Campground and trailhead. When it comes to camping, there are a few different ways. One option is "car camping." Grab everything you could ...

  • Chiricahua Mountains Are Reopening--Source: KVOA Tucson News -- Posted Sep 20, 2011
    Rustler Park Campground will remain temporarily closed. The Chiricahuas' reopening comes three weeks ahead of schedule. The Coronado National Forest had originally planned a reopening for October 15 to give Coronado personnel and Burned Area Emergency ...

  • Carr Canyon Closures Continue--Source: KVOA Tucson News -- Posted Sep 20, 2011
    Arizona -- The Coronado National Forest, Sierra Vista Ranger District, will continue the closure of Carr Canyon and Forest Road 368 from the bridge crossing to the end of the published road near Ramsey Vista Campground. ...

  • Scenic Park Turned Into a Desert--Source: KCAU -- Posted Sep 20, 2011
    Iowa -- Scenic Park Campground which is usually filled with campers this time of year. But instead, it's filled with sand, mud and debris. Driving around Scenic Park is almost like taking a tour of the Sahara Desert. Benches, trees and shelters all buried in ...

  • Edmonds travel writer shares stories from his RV--Source: HeraldNet -- Posted Sep 20, 2011
    Washington -- The remote destination was the most recent leg of the RV blogger's extensive travels. Though most of the miles have been racked up in the western United States, he's also rented RVs in Iceland and New Zealand. "I love to travel with the RV because it's ...

  • GOLD RUSH: Brilliant Colorado aspen begin to show their fall colors--Source: The Coloradoan -- Posted Sep 20, 2011
    Colorado -- West Branch Trail: The trailhead of this Rawah Wilderness hike is just past the Tunnel Campground on the Laramie River Road (Larimer County Road 103). It's an easy hike with the best aspen stands in the first two miles. 5. Little Beaver Creek Trail: ...

  • 38th Annual Camper's Fair Returns to LBL's Piney Campground--Source: Clarksville Online -- Posted Sep 20, 2011
    Tennessee -- Set up your campsite at Piney Campground's 38th Annual Camper's Fair, September 21st-25th, and enjoy a variety of activities including arts, crafts, and evening entertainment. Piney is located in Tennessee on the south end of Land Between The Lakes ...

  • Moorpark leases vacant lot to RV sales business--Source: Ventura County Star -- Posted Sep 18, 2011
    California -- Tom Lindstrom RV Sales Inc. recently approached the city about leasing the property as a site for RV sales. During a special meeting Wednesday, the Moorpark City Council unanimously approved the lease agreement with Lindstrom. A conditional-use permit ...

  • After Irene, DEC ready for fall hikers and campers--Source: The Adirondack Daily Enterprise -- Posted Sep 18, 2011
    New York -- Most trails and campgrounds have been reopened in the Adirondack and Catskill regions as the state Department of Environmental Conservation continues to review and update trail and campground closures in the wake of tropical storms Irene and ...

  • Campground Owner Says State Rerouted River--Source: WMUR Manchester -- Posted Sep 18, 2011
    New Hampshire -- A campground owner in Thornton said repair work on damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene has changed the layout of his campsites and is hurting his revenue. George Perry owns the Goose Hollow Campground on Burbank Hill Road in Thornton ...

  • Three Boise National Forest campgrounds temporarily closing--Source: The Idaho Statesman -- Posted Sep 18, 2011
    Idaho -- The Bull Trout, Bear Valley and Fir Creek Campgrounds between Lowman and Stanley will be temporarily closed on a varied schedule beginning September 15 and extending through October 5 due to insect infestation treatments, according to a press release ...

  • Campgrounds require bear-proof storage: Dolson--Source: Whistler Question -- Posted Sep 16, 2011
    British Columbia -- “It's a problem in any campground, and in this particular campground two bears have already been killed this season as a result of accessing campers' food,” said Dolson. “It seems to be an ongoing issue there that isn't being resolved

  • Thor says RV department will report to CEO--Source: BusinessWeek -- Posted Sep 14, 2011
    Indiana -- After Ron Fenech, RV group president, retires Sept. 30, the company's recreation vehicle division will report directly to Peter Orthwein, Thor's chairman, president and CEO. Before becoming group president of RVs, Fenech was one of the original owners ...

  • Former lumber mill site Oregon's newest state park--Source: KVAL -- Posted Sep 14, 2011
    Oregon -- The park opens with 28 sites in a primitive campground designed for tents and self-contained RVs. Potable water is available. A six-site hiker/biker camp also opens for riders cycling the popular TransAmerica Bicycle trail.

  • Flash floods force closures at Joshua Tree National Park--Source: Los Angeles Times -- Posted Sep 14, 2011
    California -- The Cottonwood Visitors Center was flooded, and parts of the Cottonwood Campground were washed away. The two sites have been closed to visitors, along with Route 11 between the White Tank Campground entrance to the south park boundary at Interstate 10, ...

  • More campground recipes--Source: Kansas City Star -- Posted Sep 13, 2011
    Missouri -- You don't have to rough it when it comes to meal time at the campground. By using a Dutch oven, you can prepare a variety of tasty main courses, sides and desserts. Here are a few of the favorites of Dave Lako of Missouri State Parks, who travels the ...

  • RV maker plans northern Indiana expansion--Source: Post-Tribune -- Posted Sep 13, 2011
    Indiana -- Cruiser RV announced Friday it would lease a building in LaGrange and start a production line building lightweight travel trailers by the end of this year. The company has about 140 employees at its factory and headquarters in the nearby town of Howe.

  • Red Bluff votes to tax RV parks for visitors--Source: Red Bluff Daily News -- Posted Sep 13, 2011
    California -- The Red Bluff City Council Tuesday amended a several decades- old policy to specifically include RV parks and campgrounds as being among the type of visitor accommodations that must collect TOT. City officials have long maintained that the TOT ordinance ...

  • Flagler Beach sets rules for parking RVs--Source: Daytona Beach News-Journal -- Posted Sep 13, 2011
    Florida -- Homeowners will be allowed to keep one RV and one utility trailer in their yards -- with conditions. The Flagler Beach City Commission approved first reading Thursday night of a law that would specify ...

  • Fall travelers, beware: Riffraff on the rise at Kenai campgrounds--Source: Alaska Dispatch -- Posted Sep 13, 2011
    Alaska -- Campground hosts are departing Kenai Peninsula facilities for warmer places to the south. And the riffraff are coming out of hiding. With the watchful eyes of seasonal volunteers disappearing from the Peninsula, Irene Lindquist with the Chugach ...

  • Wanderlust in a Winnebago: Andersons sample the RV lifestyle--Source: Los Altos Town Crier -- Posted Sep 08, 2011
    California -- When wanderlust touches us, we think how nice it would be to sell the house, buy an RV and take off to see the rest of North America. With our basic possessions packed in the vehicle, we could go wherever we wanted, stop whenever we wanted and still ...

  • $1.9 million Buckley RV site completed--Source: Denver Post -- Posted Sep 08, 2011
    Colorado -- A $1.9 million FamCamp facility at Buckley Air Force Base has been completed by Heath Construction of Fort Collins, the company announced today. The facility features 38 recreational vehicle campsites on 14 acres next to the base's ...

  • Brunswick closes campground in anticipation of minor flooding--Source: Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online -- Posted Sep 08, 2011
    Maryland -- Brunswick has closed its campground as a precautionary measure, according to city administrator Rick Weldon. “We decided to close the campground,” Weldon said. “That's the only real precaution we've taken so far. The National Weather Service radically...

  • Fleetwood bankruptcy still unwinding in court--Source: Press-Enterprise -- Posted Sep 08, 2011
    California -- In that time, they claim to have travelled through every Canadian territory and province, three-quarters of the American states, Mexico and every country in Central America in their 40-foot RV. The Smiths certainly love the freedom of the lifestyle. ...

  • Possible Microburst Destroys RVs In Bow--Source: WMUR Manchester -- Posted Sep 08, 2011
    New Hampshire -- Strong winds tossed around RVs weighing more than 5000 pounds in Bow on Monday night in what meteorologists suspect might have been a microburst. The National Weather Service is investigating whether a microburst struck City Auto Sales and ...

  • Devoted campers rebuild campground--Source: WWLP 22News -- Posted Sep 08, 2011
    Massachusetts -- The campgrounds were swept away by raging waters. Even the road leading into Walker Island was washed away with ease. But, these campers told 22News it will be fixed eventually, one volunteer at a time. "I'm really liking the fact that everybodys ...

  • Volunteers continue replanting former Sunrise campground--Source: The Olympian -- Posted Sep 08, 2011
    Washington -- Volunteers will again be planting wildflower seedlings near Sunrise, working to convert a historic campground area into alpine meadows. Participants will meet in the Sunrise parking lot between 8:30-9 am Look for the check-in area on the south side of ...

  • Glacier National Park moving to Fall schedule--Source: KAJ18 Kalispell Montana News -- Posted Sep 06, 2011
    Montana -- Campgrounds in primitive status have pit toilets available, no potable or drinking water, limited number of sites and fees are reduced to $10 per night.The changes all start on Labor Day. Apgar Campground closes on October 10th with primitive camping ...

  • Lazy River at Granville campground owners make job a lifestyle--Source: The Newark Advocate -- Posted Sep 06, 2011
    Ohio -- Clayton West plays in the spray ground Saturday afternoon at Lazy River campground in Granville. Chris Gambolo's dog Ella shakes water off that he splashed on her to cool her off. Temperatures reached the mid-90s Saturday in Granville. ...

  • Irene takes a toll on Vermont campgrounds--Source: WCAX -- Posted Sep 02, 2011
    Vermont -- Paul Rae normally calls the Abel Mountain Campground along the third branch of the White River his little piece of paradise. Now, it's anything but. The campground was destroyed by floodwaters. "We're done at this point. Everything's gone," he said.

  • Minnesota couple wins RV from Reader's Digest 'cheering' contest--Source: Park Rapids Enterprise -- Posted Sep 01, 2011
    Minnesota -- Shawn and Michele Mahowald will be heading to Mille Lacs Lake this Labor Day weekend in their new Coachman Freelander RV, compliments of Reader's Digest's “We Hear You, America” contest. Shawn and Michele Mahowald stand in front of their new Coachman ...

  • 'Serious buyers' shop at RV show--Source: South Bend Tribune -- Posted Sep 01, 2011
    Indiana -- Rainstorms might have caused a significant drop in attendance at the 56th Midwest RV Supershow in downtown Elkhart a couple of weekends ago. But it did not matter too much to the dealers. Though there are no exact figures, Mark Bowersox, ...

  • Former airport turned campground a hit in the Big Apple--Source: Public Radio International PRI -- Posted Sep 01, 2011
    New York -- A new campground in Brooklyn offers a taste of the great outdoors for New Yorkers and tourists alike. Story from Here and Now. Listen to audio for full report. The city that never sleeps now offers a place to ...

  • Campground owner reflects on long life--Source: Springfield News Sun -- Posted Aug 28, 2011
    Ohio -- Late afternoons, when Ray Crawford eases his 101-year-old body down the steps from his room to the market at Crawford Campgrounds, life seems good. Its rules are straightforward,

  • Yosemite fire burns 3000 acres; 1000 firefighters on scene--Source: News10.net -- Posted Aug 28, 2011
    Montana -- According to Junior Sanchez, a Budweiser truck driver who was driving behind the RV, the motor home pulled over to release a car it was towing when it caught fire. Sanchez said the RV's propane tank exploded and ignited grass along the roadside

  • Camper missing near Zigzag found safe--Source: KATU -- Posted Aug 26, 2011
    Oregon -- A 34-year-old woman wearing only shorts and a shirt but no shoes was missing from a campground in Oregon but was found safe Thursday morning. Search teams assembled Thursday morning at the McNeil Campground to search for the unidentified woman

  • Survivors of Arkansas campground flood that killed 20 sue federal government over deaths--Source: The Republic -- Posted Aug 26, 2011
    Arkansas -- A lawsuit filed by family members of three of the 20 people killed in a violent flash flood in a federally operated campground in southwest Arkansas last year claims the government was negligent by leaving the ...

  • Drew Acquires Assets Of RV Chassis Biz - Quick Facts--Source: RTT News -- Posted Aug 24, 2011
    Indiana -- Lippert Components, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Drew Industries Inc. (DW: News ), acquired the business and certain assets of the towable RV chassis and slide-out mechanism operation from EA Technologies LLC for $13.5 million in cash. ...

  • Weather Service confirms tornado touchdown on Michigan's U.P.--Source: Duluth News Tribune -- Posted Aug 21, 2011
    Michigan -- According to the Weather Service, it first touched down at the River Pines RV Park and Campground, and then moved northeast across the town, lifting on the east side of the Ontonagon Golf Course. The path was estimated at 3/4 mile, and was about 125 ...

  • Governor’s veto of bill to hurt small campground owners--Source: North Country Now -- Posted Aug 21, 2011
    New York -- The governor's veto of a bill relieving small campgrounds of a requirement to maintain their own dumping stations will hurt small businesses, the bill's Assembly sponsor said. 118th “River” District Assemblywoman Addie Russell says “The vetoing of this ...

  • Campsite discoveries--Source: Concord Monitor -- Posted Aug 21, 2011
    New Hampshire -- New Hampshire State Parks' newest campground in more than 40 years sits in the shadows of one of the state's most familiar landmarks, Mount Monadnock. Situated in the culturally- and scenery-rich southwestern corner of the state, Gilson Pond Campground ...

  • Loveall RV's set to open new building after winter fire--Source: Columbia Business Times -- Posted Aug 20, 2011
    Missouri -- After a fire ravaged Loveall RV's in January and destroyed its main office and service facilities, a new building is nearly finished to get the company back on the road. “Our contractor says Oct. 1, and we're hoping optimistically for ...

  • RV show off to fast start --Source: South Bend Tribune -- Posted Aug 20, 2011
    Indiana -- There was some good news emerging on Friday from the Midwest RV Super Show in downtown Elkhart. Not only was there a sizable crowd on Friday morning of serious RV shoppers, there were people buying, negotiating and checking out the finer ...

  • Trails Reopened at 2 Southeast Arizona Monuments--Source: KVOA Tucson News -- Posted Aug 20, 2011
    Arizona -- The Bonita Creek Campground at Chiricahua National Monument is also open; however, the scenic drive beyond the campground remains closed. At Chiricahua National Monument some trails may have access issues. All visitors are encouraged to check with the ...

  • Brazen bears cause problems in New Denver--Source: BCLocalNews -- Posted Aug 20, 2011
    British Columbia -- RCMP and conservation officers were called to the village's downtown campground this month after one cinnamon and two black bears tore into several campers' coolers. Gayle Swanson who runs the campground said the bears have been a nuisance all summer ...

  • Rittenours honored for campground work--Source: Princeton Union Eagle -- Posted Aug 20, 2011
    Minnesota -- Fred therefore decided to ask the city staff if they would like the couple to be hosts starting this past spring at Riverside Park which has a campground. The deal was agreed upon in which the couple could park their RV and utility trailer there from ...

  • Campground hosts are often the first face of Utah State Parks--Source: Salt Lake Tribune -- Posted Aug 20, 2011
    Utah -- Campground hosts play a vital role in the Utah State Parks system, with more than 100 parking their RV, pointing the satellite dish and charging their golf cart for a season of greeting the public each year. Some stop by for a summer, some go back to ...

  • Three RV manufacturers announce recalls--Source: RV News Service -- Posted Aug 18, 2011
    Fleetwood, Winnebago, and Airstream have all announced RV recalls for a variety of safety issues. Fleetwood RV, Inc. is recalling 359 model year 2010 American Eagle, American Tradition, Discovery, Revolution LE and model year 2011 American Eagle, ...

  • Bear Forces Restrictions At Aspen-Area Campground--Source: KMGH Denver -- Posted Aug 17, 2011
    Colorado -- A bear that has entered tents in a campground near Aspen has prompted the Forest Service to close the campground to some campers. The black bear has been looking for food in the Difficult Campground, 6 miles east of Aspen, according to White ...

  • E. coli bacteria found in 2 Ogden-area campgrounds--Source: Deseret News -- Posted Aug 17, 2011
    Utah -- Tests were performed at the Ben Lomond and Shawnee campgrounds after several members of a camping group at Camp Shawnee became sick, Weber-Morgan Health spokesperson Lori Buttars said. "We didn't know if we'd had a bad potato salad or the water,"

  • Cat Thrown From RV during Accident hoping to hitch a ride home--Source: WKYT -- Posted Aug 17, 2011
    Kentucky -- Pearlie Harrison Found Tiger days after he was thrown from this RV in an accident near Berea. "He was really hungry... I fed him three times that day," Harrison said. "He cleaned his plate!" Harrison also called the number on his tag. ...

  • Campground brings new acquaintances, memories--Source: Beckley Register-Herald -- Posted Aug 17, 2011
    West Virginia -- For many years, Marion Shiflet and the campground at the State Fair were linked together. Marion, who lived in Union, was at the fair last year, and as I was getting set to leave the exposition for the final time, he pulled up beside me in his golf ...

  • RV Group Suing City --Source: Santa Barbara Independent -- Posted Aug 13, 2011
    California -- An attorney for a recreational vehicle (RV) advocacy group called Homes on Wheels (HOW) has filed a lawsuit against The City of Santa Barbara, asking the court to strike down a 2009 RV Parking Ordinance because it discriminates ...

  • A Campground Grows in Brooklyn, Bringing a New York Edge to Roughing It--Source: Wall Street Journal -- Posted Aug 13, 2011
    New York -- Now there's one destination that can accommodate them all: A campground is growing in Brooklyn. "I love it here," Beverly Wong was saying toward sunset on an August Friday. "I love going to the theater." She and her husband, Patrick Neeson, ...

  • Mount Mitchell Campground Closed Because Of Black Bears--Source: WFMY News 2 -- Posted Aug 13, 2011
    North Carolina -- A popular NC mountain campground is closing until the end of August because of bears. Friday, state park officials make the decision because of increased activity by black bears. The family campground at Mount Mitchell State Park will ...

  • It's healthy to get away from it all--Source: Edmonton Journal -- Posted Aug 12, 2011
    Ontario -- RV travellers do more than just hit the road in their vehicles. RVing families get outside and walk, bike, jog, paddle, rollerblade, raft and hike - whether it's down small-town streets, over miles of trails, across pristine lakes, along raging rapids ...

  • Kings of the road?: Motor homes smaller, less flashy--Source: USA Today -- Posted Aug 11, 2011
    RV-maker Fleetwood says many buyers of more traditional motor homes, who formerly would have opted for 36-footers or bigger, today are buying downsizing to its 28- to 32-foot Storm line, which starts at about $92000, says Lenny Razo, eastern regional ...

  • Debate begins over long-term RV parking on city streets--Source: Great Falls Tribune -- Posted Aug 11, 2011
    Montana -- Several speakers suggested the city might want to be less stringent about big vehicles in late spring and summer, when people are using their RVs more often. Deputy City Manager Jennifer Reichelt said the city is not anxious to fine people $50 or $100 ...

  • Mission City Council passes RV restriction--Source: Monitor -- Posted Aug 11, 2011
    Texas -- Despite residents' protests and the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Manager's recommendation against it, Mission City Council voted Monday to restrict RVs 34 feet or longer from the front yards and driveways of R-1 residential zones.

  • Campground proposal gets heated response--Source: Lewiston Sun Journal -- Posted Aug 11, 2011
    Maine -- Peter Farnsworth, left, seeks clarification from project engineer William Brogan, center, while John Gauthier and Judy Boucher listen during a site visit Wednesday afternoon on Roger and Judy Boucher's proposed Coos Canyon Campground expansion project

  • Annual Taste of Montgomery set for tonight at KOA Campground--Source: Your Houston News -- Posted Aug 11, 2011
    Texas -- The third annual Taste of Montgomery event, showcasing local businesses, takes place from 6-8 pm this evening at the KOA Campground in Montgomery. Admission is free to the public. A Montgomery County community with a reputation built on history and ...

  • Congressman Doc Hastings Talks Jobs At Yakima RV Plant--Source: KIMA CBS 29 -- Posted Aug 10, 2011
    Washington -- Congressman Doc Hastings took a tour of a Yakima RV plant Monday to talk about jobs and the local economy. YAKIMA -- Republican Congressman, Doc Hastings (District 4) was also in town Monday morning and talking jobs with the folks at ...

  • RV trip to Alaska provides many firsts--Source: Bemidji Pioneer -- Posted Aug 09, 2011
    Minnesota -- The campground was full so we parked along with many other RV's and tents in the parking lot. The spring was a grand refresher. We drove across the ice fields and the tundra, which reminded us of the streets in Minnesota in the spring. ...

  • RV owners may apply for permits to park on street--Source: Herald Zeitung -- Posted Aug 09, 2011
    Texas -- Under an ordinance approved Monday by city council, owners of RVs and other oversized vehicles will be able to seek permits that would allow the big rigs to remain on residential streets for up to 24 hours. A parade of RV owners ...

  • http://www.heritage.com/articles/2011/08/08/milan_news_leader/news/doc4e4074596b351065764439.txt--Source: Heritage Newspapers -- Posted Aug 09, 2011
    Michigan -- Heritage Media Fans of bluegrass music have flocked to KC Campground in Milan for the past 13 years for the annual Milan Bluegrass Festival, and starting Thursday, the festival makes its triumphant return. Favorites from last year and ...

  • River bottom fire scorches 12 acres, threatens campground--Source: Victorville Daily Press -- Posted Aug 09, 2011
    California -- San Bernardino County Fire investigators are trying to determine what sparked a fire that consumed more than 12 acres in the Mojave River bottom Sunday and threatened several structures at a nearby campsite, fire authorities said Monday.

  • Handicapped-accessible campground opens on NY lake--Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer -- Posted Aug 09, 2011
    New York -- The state has upgraded a campground on the sandy shore of Schroon Lake in the eastern Adirondacks to make it handicapped-accessible. Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens is hosting a ribbon-cutting ...

  • Inspired Brad Keselowski overcomes broken ankle to win Good Sam RV Insurance 500--Source: Kansas City Star -- Posted Aug 08, 2011
    Pennsylvania -- And that was all Keselowski needed to push through a painful ankle injury and win the Good Sam RV Insurance 500 in Long Pond, Pa. He dedicated the victory to US troops in Afghanistan. Keselowski's cousin lost a friend who was one of 30 American service ... See all stories on this topic »

  • Yellowstone grizzly euthanized--Source: West Yellowstone News -- Posted Aug 08, 2011
    Montana -- For the past three years, the four-year-old, 258-pound male bear had been unsuccessfully hazed at least 25 times from the Lake Village, Bridge Bay Campground and Fishing Bridge developments. On Saturday, July 30, the bear aggressively approached and ...

  • Public hearing on proposed campground expansion set for Wednesday--Source: Lewiston Sun Journal -- Posted Aug 08, 2011
    Maine -- A public hearing on an application to expand the Coos Canyon Campground is set for 6 pm Aug. 10 at the Coos Canyon Schoolhouse. Testimony will be received on Roger and Judy Boucher's plan to ...

  • Ex-Dutchmen exec pleads guilty to fraud--Source: The Elkhart Truth -- Posted Aug 06, 2011
    Indiana -- A former Dutchmen executive will pay nearly $2 million in restitution to the RV maker's parent company after admitting to overstating company earnings from 2002 to 2007. Mark Schwartzhoff, 43, of Goshen, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of wire fraud in U.S. District Court.

  • Everyone in the RV, It's Road-Trip Time!--Source: Wall Street Journal -- Posted Aug 06, 2011
    When I mention my plan to take a three-week summer road trip in a 30-foot RV with my husband and three kids—one a 5-month-old baby—the reactions are overwhelmingly gender-specific. Meanwhile, I am cursing my thoughtlessness in agreeing to this "Very ...

  • Sula campground closing for repair work--Source: KAJ18 Kalispell Montana News -- Posted Aug 06, 2011
    Montana -- Bitterroot National Forest officials say that the Jennings Camp Campground on the Sula Ranger District will be closed from Monday August 8th through August 12th for routine maintenance. Contractors will be adding new gravel to the main loop ...

  • Lewis and Clark State Park Campground Reopens--Source: KCAU -- Posted Aug 06, 2011
    Iowa -- Onawa, Iowa – Lewis and Clark State Park campground was reopened to campers on Thursday, nearly two months after it was closed as a precaution ahead of the predicted Missouri River flooding. "We pulled all the electrical breakers, removed other ...

  • Campground damaged by tornado working to rebuild--Source: WAOW -- Posted Aug 06, 2011
    Wisconsin -- It's been almost three months since a tornado hit part of Wood County, and one campground there is working to get back to normal. The Deer Trail Park Campground in ...

  • Road trip: Chinese rev up the RVs--Source: USA Today -- Posted Aug 06, 2011
    Chinese tourists check out the recreational vehicles on display at the RV rally held in Fangshan, a suburb of Beijing.

  • Still a struggle for laid-off RV worker who introduced Obama in '09--Source: WSBT-TV -- Posted Aug 06, 2011
    Indiana -- The laid off, then Monaco Coach RV worker who introduced President Obama to a crowd of thousands in Wakarusa back in February 2009, Ed Neufeldt, became a poster child of the recession. During that town hall meeting, Obama told the cheering crowd, ...

  • NY couple wins Tri-Valley RV drawing--Source: Fort Scott Tribune -- Posted Aug 04, 2011
    New York -- The couple plans to use their RV as a winter vacation home. The drawing winner was announced in late June. This year, the foundation raised more than $27000 with 1536 entries coming in from across the nation and beyond. "We are so very pleased that in ...

  • RV maker Thor's 4Q sales miss expectations--Source: CBS MoneyWatch.com -- Posted Aug 04, 2011
    Ohio -- The company said its sales in its fiscal fourth quarter, which ended Sunday, were $769 million, up 16 percent from $664 million a year earlier, as the company grew by acquiring Heartland RV last September. Sales rose for both RVs and Thor's bus group, ...

  • http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2011/08/monaco_rv_shedding_450_jobs_in.html--Source: OregonLive.com -- Posted Aug 04, 2011
    Oregon -- John Kitzhaber's office to offer Navistar International around $2 million in cash incentives to centralize its RV business at its Monaco subsidiary in Coburg, said Jack Roberts, director of the Lane Metro Partnership Inc. That could've expanded ...

  • Alabama tornadoes: Hard-hit Guntersville, Buck's Pocket state parks recovering slowly--Source: al.com (blog) -- Posted Aug 04, 2011
    Alabama -- The tornado ravaged Guntersville State PArk campground as seen from the back deck of the lodge. (The Birmingham News/Joe Songer) Tornado Damage at Alabama State Parks gallery (20 photos) GUNTERSVILLE, Alabama -- The balcony of Lake Guntersville State ...

  • Wakarusa RV plant adds jobs--Source: Fort Wayne Journal Gazette -- Posted Aug 03, 2011
    Indiana -- Navistar International Corp. on Tuesday announced a reorganization that will add about 400 jobs to its Monaco RV factory in Wakarusa. The Elkhart County plant will become the company's sole RV manufacturing plant. Motor coach production is being moved ...

  • Navistar layoffs planned in RV, truck plants--Source: BusinessWeek -- Posted Aug 03, 2011
    Indiana -- Truck-maker Navistar International Corp. said Tuesday that it will close two plants and cut jobs in the US and Canada as it shifts production to other plants. Navistar said it will close a Union City, Ind. plant run by its Workhorse Custom Chassis ...

  • Keystone RV fires employees--Source: WNDU-TV -- Posted Aug 03, 2011
    Indiana -- NewsCenter 16 has learned that Keystone RV has fired around 48 employees after problems with unemployment insurance. The Elkhart Truth reports that the employees were fired for collecting unemployment checks even though they were employed at the ...

  • Game and Parks Commission extends campsite stays to 90 days--Source: Lincoln Journal Star -- Posted Aug 01, 2011
    Nebraska -- Wilson has owned the RV pictured for eight years. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission decided Friday to allow camping for up to 90 days at some sites and parks beginning in January. "It might be a nice idea, but we'll just have to wait and see what ...

  • New campground opens in Friendship--Source: Olean Times Herald -- Posted Aug 01, 2011
    New York -- Just off Route 275 on 12 Pennsylvania Ave. sits the 22-acre All Adventures Campground, a family-oriented camping area started by a couple who simply like to camp. “We've camped our whole lives,” said Deanna Walker, who established the ...

  • Patch.com--Source: Laurel Lock Campground Celebrates 45 Years in Business on Saturday -- Posted Aug 01, 2011
    Connecticut -- That was the glimmer of the beginning of Laurel Lock campground. The real camp came into being in the summer of 1967, when Ann and Bill Breda – Ann was the granddaughter of Charles and Schnookie – came up with the idea, and made the first eight ...

  • New campground opens at Bitterroot's Lake Como--Source: The Missoulian -- Posted Aug 01, 2011
    Montana -- Elijah Johnson and his 14-month-old son, Cassius, were some of the first campers in the newly reopened Three Frogs Campground at Lake Como. "We got to break in the fire ring," Johnson said. "It's a beautiful spot." DARBY - On any given Friday, ...

  • PD: Thieves steal power cables from El Mirage RV lot--Source: ABC15.com (KNXV-TV) -- Posted Jul 29, 2011
    Arizona -- A local El Mirage RV business was burglarized this week, according to police investigators. Police say the main electrical power cables were stolen from 23 RV units. The cables varied in lengths from 30amp to 50amp, and all contained ...

  • Thieves Targeting Copper Cables in RVs--Source: MyFox Phoenix -- Posted Jul 29, 2011
    Arizona -- In this case, it cost one RV dealership thousands of dollars. Steve Reevs, a manager of a consignment RV lot, first found out he'd been hit while doing business as usual. "A couple of mornings ago we went out, just doing when we sell an RV, ...

  • Beaverhead Deer Lodge Forest closures and conditions--Source: KXLF Butte News -- Posted Jul 29, 2011
    Montana -- Piney Campground and Boat Launch- Due to wet unstable soil conditions and recent wind events the Pintler Ranger District will be closing the Piney Boat Launch, Day Use Area and Campground for the remainder of the year to provide for the public health ...

  • Summer among the trees--Source: Martha's Vineyard Magazine -- Posted Jul 29, 2011
    Massachusetts -- Overnighting at the Martha's Vineyard Family Campground has become a tradition for many, and newcomers continue to be lured by its many charms. BY KARLA ARAUJO Sturdy cabins offer an alternative to tents and trailers. The blue and yellow sign marks a ...

  • Forest Service to reopen parts of Santa Fe Forest--Source: KOB.com -- Posted Jul 29, 2011
    New Mexico -- Areas surrounding the Las Conchas and Pacheco fires will remain closed, as will the Paliza campground in the Jemez district. Fishing programs in the Valles Caldera are still suspended until further notice. But most of the Jemez Ranger district,

  • Campers disgruntled over campground alcohol ban--Source: KMTR NewsSource 16 -- Posted Jul 29, 2011
    Oregon -- From people that have told us they've come to Pine Meadows Campground for years some have said this is the first time they've been able to sleep through the night,” Tami Shroeder, supervisory park ranger, said. The campers who were at the site on ...

  • Spartan Motors CEO bullish about RV business in spite of Q2 loss--Source: Examiner.com -- Posted Jul 28, 2011
    Michigan -- Sztykiel – who expects growth in both company revenue and earnings in the second half of the year – was upbeat about Spartan's performance in the recreational vehicle (RV) market where – in spite of a slight improvement in the RV market as a whole ...

  • Cochiti Lake closed until August 17, conditions 'unprecedented'--Source: Bizjournals.com -- Posted Jul 28, 2011
    New Mexico -- The US Army Corps of Engineers is keeping Cochiti Lake public use sites and recreational facilities closed until August 17, when the lake and portions of the campground will likely be reopened on a limited basis. "Cochiti Lake and Tetilla campground ...

  • SMMC Optimistic About Future of Bluffs Park Campground--Source: Malibu Surfside News -- Posted Jul 28, 2011
    California -- Bluffs Park campground plan includes two clusters of walk-in campsites with firefighting gear and electrical outlets instead of fire pits or BBQ grills; two parking areas that will be restricted for campers only, self-contained vault-style toilets, ...

  • Granville campground attracts local vacationers--Source: The Newark Advocate -- Posted Jul 28, 2011
    New Jersey -- Jackie and Jeff Ross dip their feet in the creek on a hot July day at the Lazy River at Granville Campground. The Ross family is from Columbus, and, like many other families, they've chose not to travel far for their summer vacation.

  • RV tips from the experts--Source: Edmonton Journal -- Posted Jul 27, 2011
    Alberta -- Go RVing Canada is pleased to share its top five tips for a successful summer RV experience: Think about what you want your RV to do: What kind of climate will you be travelling in? Do you expect to do a lot of highway driving or go to remote locations ...

  • St. Peters to lift RV parking moratorium--Source: STLtoday.com -- Posted Jul 26, 2011
    Missouri -- The RV parking restriction was waived because many RV storage areas and boat docks were affected by flooding along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. This moratorium originally began on April 25, then was extended after May 25. ...

  • RV park to open in S. Wichita--Source: Kansas.com -- Posted Jul 26, 2011
    Kansas -- He plans the Air Capital RV Park next spring. "We're going to go all concrete and sod grass," Morris says. "There is no RV park in the city of Wichita that is built that way." Most of them are dirt and gravel, he says. Morris will use concrete for the ...

  • Hidden Gem: Melville Campground--Source: Patch.com -- Posted Jul 26, 2011
    Rhode Island -- The Melville Campground, located at 181 Bradford Ave., is in full operation and is at the height of the season. Bryant and his wife, Lisa, celebrated their 21st year of service on July 3. “I love this job," he said. "I enjoy working outside and I like ...

  • Roughrider Campground recovery under way--Source: Minot Daily News -- Posted Jul 26, 2011
    North Dakota -- When the water rose suddenly at the Roughrider Campground west of Minot and campers hastily drove through water to dry ground, city residents knew it wouldn't be long before they'd be experiencing too much water as well. Most of the floodwater has ...

  • Tear-drop trailers bring owners joy--Source: Statesman Journal -- Posted Jul 26, 2011
    Oregon -- Tear-drop camping, Coberly said, is a hybrid between using a tent and an RV and is especially convenient for people who are looking to either simplify or reduce costs of using the larger trailers. Retired veteran Dan Archer, 51, owned an 18-foot-long ...

  • RV dealership slated for Union Township--Source: The Morning Sun -- Posted Jul 26, 2011
    Michigan -- International RV World, based in Bay City, plans to open a new location in the 5100 block of East Pickard Road between Budd Street and Airway Drive. The land most recently was the location of the former Better Homes of Mt. Pleasant mobile home ...

  • Camping is more than just camping in Great Falls--Source: KXLH Helena News -- Posted Jul 26, 2011
    Montana -- More and more campgrounds are providing rental accommodations so you no longer need a tent or RV to experience the fun activities in a campground setting. Great Falls KOA Campground is one of more than 100 campgrounds across the country that features ...

  • RV Enthusiasts Support Local Economy --Source: WSIL TV -- Posted Jul 26, 2011
    Illinois -- "This area in general is just a great area because it allows a high concentration of our people in this part of the country to get to the location," said Powell. The RV enthusiasts are also helping out southern Illinois in other ways. ...

  • SOLAR TRAVEL: RV owners test out solar panels at WIT Grand National Rally--Source: WHO-TV -- Posted Jul 26, 2011
    Iowa -- From nearly every state in the country, Winnebago owners rolled into Forest City this week, lining up for fun, food, and everything RV at the Winnebago-Itasca Traveler's Grand National Rally. "We're just trying to take it all in," said Gary Rigsby who ...

  • State parks offer campground discounts--Source: Sussex Countian -- Posted Jul 26, 2011
    Deleware -- The Division of Parks and Recreation has announced a new campground program at state park campgrounds throughout Delaware. Campers who stay for a minimum of two weekday nights will receive coupons for a free two-hour boat rental at ...

  • Bear sightings prompt partial closure of Payson Lakes campground--Source: Deseret News -- Posted Jul 26, 2011
    Utah -- Two bears prowling around a popular Utah campground have holiday campers on alert this weekend. Three of the group sites at Payson Lakes campground and the picnic area remained closed Friday because of bear sightings.

  • Tuolumne deputies looking for driver of stolen RV --Source: Modesto Bee -- Posted Jul 22, 2011
    California -- Tuolumne County sheriff's officials Wednesday were looking for the driver of a stolen motor home who led deputies on a high-speed chase that ended with a crash in Soulsbyville. The pursuit began about 4 am Wednesday. Sheriff's officials said the motor ...

  • RV enthusiasts rally in Forest City--Source: Radio Iowa -- Posted Jul 22, 2011
    Iowa -- He says the people enjoy Forest City because it's like a homecoming to them, returning to the place where their “baby” RV was built. He says many people develop relationships on the different tours the club puts on and “it's like one big family getting ...

  • New RV resort opens in Sunshine Valley--Source: Hope Standard -- Posted Jul 22, 2011
    British Columbia -- A grand opening celebration is planned for the new Sunshine Valley RV Resort & Cabins on July 23, from 2-4 pm The latest Holiday Trails Resort facility cost over $5-million to build. By Kerrie-Ann Schoenit - Hope Standard Campers now have a new ...

  • Drew Industries acquires M-Tec RV business--Source: Examiner.com -- Posted Jul 22, 2011
    Indiana -- White Plains-based Drew Industries Incorporated (NYSE:DW), a major supplier of components for recreational vehicles (RV's), reported today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Lippert Components, acquired the assets of Elkhart, Indiana-based M-Tec ...

  • Tourists spooked by fearless bear flee campground near Sitka--Source: Anchorage Daily News -- Posted Jul 22, 2011
    Alaska -- The campground's volunteer host, Rick Saynert, says the bear woke the couple inside the van when it got onto the van's hood. "They hit their panic button on the horn, and the bear was not at all alarmed at that, but rather proceeded to crawl on the top ...

  • Mercury found in fish in Tonto Creek--Source: Payson Roundup -- Posted Jul 22, 2011
    Arizona -- Don't eat fish caught in a 51-mile stretch of Tonto Creek between Bear Flat Campground and Roosevelt Lake, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, in association with the Arizona Game and Fish Department and the Arizona Department of Health ...

  • Rick Scott RV camp plan sparks uproar--Source: Palm Beach Post -- Posted Jul 20, 2011
    Florida -- Rick Scott this month killed a hastily contrived plan that would have allowed a private vendor to set up an RV camp at a beachfront state park . But introducing what Scott's administration calls "family camping" to 55 other parks, including Palm Beach ...

  • Campground Hosts Needed at Bunker Hills Regional Park--Source: KSTP.com -- Posted Jul 20, 2011
    Minnesota -- The Anoka County Parks and Recreation Department announced today that volunteers are needed to be campground hosts at Bunker Hills Regional Park Campground. The current campground hosts, Barb and George Carley, will be retiring after 17 years at the ...

  • Camp Clearwater fined $40000 in filling of Bladen wetlands--Source: Fayetteville Observer -- Posted Jul 20, 2011
    North Carolina -- A federal agency has fined a Bladen County campground nearly $40000 for filling wetlands near White Lake. Camp Clearwater Enterprises, Inc. will pay $38000 for violating the federal Clean Water Act, according to a release from the ...

  • Red Bluff City Council to mull tax on RVs--Source: Contra Costa Times -- Posted Jul 19, 2011
    California -- The Red Bluff City Council Tuesday will consider amending the city's transient occupancy tax code in an effort to end a controversy between the city and Durango RV Resort. The proposed amendment to the TOT ordinance would ...

  • Classics RV group hosts rally in Ramsey Park--Source: Redwood Falls Gazette -- Posted Jul 19, 2011
    Minnesota -- The General Motors RVs were manufactured from 1973-78 before being discontinued. One of the first year's models as it appeared in Ramsey Park. By Troy Krause, Editor Scattered across the United States is a group of people who are passionate about a ...

  • High waters close NW Wyoming campground--Source: KGWN -- Posted Jul 19, 2011
    Wyoming -- A campground in the Bridger-Teton National Forest is closed because of high water that has made the road impassable. Forest officials said Monday that the Sacajawea Campground has been temporarily closed. It is near Middle Piney Lake, ...

  • Best chance in years for Yellowstone campsites--Source: Wyoming Business Report -- Posted Jul 19, 2011
    Wyoming -- Xanterra-operated campgrounds include Bridge Bay Campground, Canyon Campground, Grant Campground, Madison Campground and Fishing Bridge RV Park. Except for Madison Campground, these facilities are located a convenient distance from stores, ...

  • Blasi Campgrounds on the market--Source: Kansas.com -- Posted Jul 19, 2011
    Kansas -- Blasi Campgrounds, opened by the late Vern Blasi 40 years ago at 11409 W. Kellogg, is for sale as development land in two tracts. Asking price totals $877000. The Blasi family, which has operated the campgrounds, a tire store, ...

  • Author Q & A: Close encounters of the RV kind--Source: Press Herald -- Posted Jul 18, 2011
    Maine -- Former Gov. Angus King's book blends stories from his family trip around the U.S. with insights about getting through transitions.

  • RV destination: They take paradise and put up a parking pad--Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal -- Posted Jul 18, 2011
    Tennessee -- The same guy who drove Soulsville to success and helped steer the NBA to Memphis is now driven to shake up the RV park and campground industry with his fledgling enterprise, RVC Outdoor Destinations. ...

  • Commissioners OK Belmont RV park plans--Source: Gonzales Inquirer -- Posted Jul 18, 2011
    Texas -- The plat for Belmont Park Estates, an RV park being developed by Belmont resident Richard Walker, is good to go. Gonzales County Commissioners approved the plat during their meeting Monday morning. “The operation looks good,” Constable Raleigh Measom ...

  • E. Coli Found In CO Resort Drinking Water--Source: KTVZ -- Posted Jul 18, 2011
    Colorado -- There have been no reports of illness from people staying in campgrounds around the Elk Lake area. The water supply for campground facilities comes from a separate water source managed by the US Forest Service. "It is safe to continue recreational ...

  • Firm builds custom campers for all--Source: Arizona Daily Star -- Posted Jul 18, 2011
    Arizona -- Local RV manufacturer Kick'in Kampers is now converting travel trailers, fifth wheels, vans and motor homes to make them accessible to the disabled. Roll-in tile showers, chair-lift systems, widened entry doors and altered counter heights are just a ...

  • Hermosa Beach approves RV parking ordinance: RVers not welcome--Source: Examiner.com -- Posted Jul 18, 2011
    California -- The City of Hermosa Beach unanimously approved another revenue raising measure July 12th by adding a new RV parking ordinance (for vehicles over 25 feet in length) to the long list of similar proposals that the city is considering in order to stave off ...

  • Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests lifts fire restrictions forest-wide; Greens Peak and Mt. Baldy are open to recreate--Source: White Mountain Independent -- Posted Jul 18, 2011
    Arizona -- In addition, Mount Baldy Wilderness Area, Gabaldon campground, Luna Lake campground, Pole Knoll Recreation Area, Greens Peak Recreation Area, portions of Saffell Canyon, and Murray Basin are now open. Some areas will remain closed for the rest of the ...

  • Camp host needed for Jubilee Lake--Source: Mid Columbia Tri City Herald -- Posted Jul 18, 2011
    Washington -- The Umatilla National Forest's Jubilee Lake Campground still needs a volunteer host to oversee the 53-site facility from July through mid-September. A single person or couple who can provide their own camper ...

  • White Sand, Turquoise Water and a Campsite at $50 per Night--Source: Patch.com -- Posted Jul 18, 2011
    California -- A new California state campground opened up in Laguna Beach this month. It's part of the Crystal Cove State Park and down the beach about a mile from the Crystal Cove cottages. The campsites sit on a bluff overlooking PCH and the ...

  • Dellanera RV Park Reopens Nearly 3 Years after Hurricane Ike--Source: Galveston.com & Company -- Posted Jul 15, 2011
    Texas -- Galveston Island's Dellanera RV Park has reopened for business nearly three years after Hurricane Ike caused approximately $6 million in damages. The beach park, which opened in June, now has completely updated RV sites and a new ...

  • Scott still mulling plans for RVs in remaining state parks--Source: Florida Independent -- Posted Jul 15, 2011
    Florida -- Rick Scott put the kibosh on plans to consider bringing privately run, RV-friendly campgrounds to Honeymoon Island State Park. A statement from his office also said the state's park service “will be evaluating how to proceed” with Fanning Springs,

  • Crazy for the American West--Source: The Detroit News -- Posted Jul 15, 2011
    Michigan -- If a campground administrator offers to empty your camper's dump tanks for $10, say yes. It's worth it, even if the price is $20. If someone tells you the hike through the canyon is an easy half mile, read the map for yourself to be sure.

  • Staunton River State Park manager commended for actions in April tornado--Source: The Republic -- Posted Jul 15, 2011
    Indiana -- He immediately searched the park's campground and cabin areas and moved visitors to shelter. Ellington then went out to check for additional visitors but got caught in the storm, waiting it out on the floor of his truck as trees fell around him. ...

  • New owners at East Rockhill campground eying expansion--Source: Montgomery Newspapers -- Posted Jul 15, 2011
    Pennsylvania -- Travel Resorts of America wants to add a sales office, followed by a more long-term development plan for the Tohickon Family Campground, which sits along the Tohickon Creek at Sheard's Mill Covered Bridge. “It would include improvements ...

  • Lawson's Landing coastal trailer park dispute may soon end--Source: Sacramento Bee -- Posted Jul 13, 2011
    California -- The condition is one of dozens that, if approved, finally will allow Lawson's Landing, a 60-year-old private campground frequented by Sacramentans, to exist with a permit for the first time. The plan provides for maximum public access while protecting ...

  • Happy campers: York campgrounds foster their own sense of community--Source: Seacoastonline.com -- Posted Jul 13, 2011
    Maine -- They come from all over the country, representing all walks of life, and there's no denying that the folks at the local campgrounds are happy campers. Whether they're set up at Camp Eaton and Libby's Campground, located on York ...

  • 333 days in an RV: a local family lives their dream – on a budget--Source: Terrace Standard -- Posted Jul 13, 2011
    British Columbia -- But a wind named Earl came knocking on the family's RV one early morning. “The worst part of the trip was getting caught in Hurricane Earl in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia in September,” wrote Kelly in memoirs after the trip. Luckily, Earl's force slowed from ...

  • Third time's the charm: RV resort application accepted--Source: Citrus Daily -- Posted Jul 13, 2011
    Florida -- The third time was the charm for a RV Resort owner's application to build an exclusive community on acreage off Lake Spivey outside of Inverness. The Citrus County Commission voted 4-0 today to forward the application to the state for its consideration ...

  • Second Annual Fall RV Expo Announced--Source: News Junky Journal -- Posted Jul 13, 2011
    New Jersey -- After the inaugural NJRVDA Fall RV Expo exceeded attendance and sales forecasts, the New Jersey RV Dealers will host their second Annual Fall RV Expo at the First Energy Park, home of the Philadelphia Phillies ...

  • Larson's Landing RV Park Becoming A Total Loss--Source: KCAU -- Posted Jul 13, 2011
    Iowa -- Mobile homes at Larson's Landing RV Park are literally sinking. And even though water releases from Gavin's Point Dam are decreasing to 150000 cubic feet per second on July 30th, that's still not going to be much to prevent it from ...

  • Shaq hitting road in one huge RV, courtesy the Celtics--Source: msnbc.com -- Posted Jul 12, 2011
    Massachusetts -- But if your RV is the size of Hearst Castle, and hard to miss driving down the highway thanks to a not-too-subtle paint job, then maybe. “Here's that new Shaq-mobile,” he said while filming. “Look at it. This is my retirement present from the Celtics. ...

  • Marystown businessman aiming to open RV park next spring--Source: Southern Gazette -- Posted Jul 12, 2011
    NL -- The owner of Molloy's Auto Salvage said he has been determined for the last five years to open up a state-of-the-art park for recreational vehicles, or RVs, in the Winterland area. After cutting through the red tape, surveying the land, ...

  • New RV dealership has Gilroy grinning from ear to ear--Source: Gilroy Dispatch -- Posted Jul 12, 2011
    California -- When Randy Scianna announced in April he planned to move his charming, almost campy RV dealership from a San Martin lot to a huge abandoned former Walmart store in Gilroy, unabashed optimism reigned. The prospect of more jobs, ...

  • Council again postpones votes on changes to RV parking law--Source: Sioux City Journal -- Posted Jul 12, 2011
    South Dakota -- While current law prohibits people from living in their RVs parked in their yards, Senior City Planner Brent Nelson said Monday the city is not enforcing that regulation this summer due to Missouri River flooding. Some Dakota Dunes residents and others ...

  • About the Wynns--Source: Today's News-Herald -- Posted Jul 11, 2011
    Arizona -- Jason, a photographer, and Nikki, a makeup artist, decided to leave their urban life in Dallas for an adventurous one traveling around America in an eco-friendly RV. The couple wants to explore the US and perhaps call one of their ...

  • 'Workamping' gives outdoors enthusiasts seasonal jobs at parks and refuges --Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com -- Posted Jul 11, 2011
    New Jersey -- For the past decade, retired mechanic David Standaert has been in transit, towing his 27-foot travel trailer to scenic places coast to coast. The 71-year-old Pequannock ...

  • Governor Scott nixes RV Park at Florida's Honeymoon Island State Park--Source: Examiner.com -- Posted Jul 11, 2011
    Florida -- A coalition of Dunedin residents, Floridians and national environmental groups have managed to nix a proposal by Florida's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to provide 45 permanent campsites - within a 17 acre RV campground - at Honeymoon ...

  • Saving money and helping the environment? It's a breeze.--Source: KSFY -- Posted Jul 11, 2011
    South Dakota -- A local campground is proving saving money on its electricity bills is, well, a breeze. The Mitchell KOA has the largest, electricity-producing wind turbine of any campground in the entire United States and even Canada.

  • Campgrounds busy after forest re-opens--Source: KOLD-TV -- Posted Jul 11, 2011
    Arizona -- Mt. Lemmon was bustling with activity, on this first weekend after the Coronado National Forest re-opened all campgrounds and trails, leading up to Summerhaven. Many took advantage of the ...

  • Wallow Fire 100 percent contained--Source: AZFamily -- Posted Jul 11, 2011
    Arizona -- Campfires will only be allowed in developed campgrounds. The use of gas-powered stoves will be permitted throughout the Sitgreaves National Forest Stage 2 fire restrictions remain in effect for Big Lake and the adjacent developed campgrounds; ...

  • Commission approves RV park and rental storage business--Source: Newton Kansan -- Posted Jul 09, 2011
    Kansas -- At its meeting Monday morning, the Board of Harvey County Commissioners approved a request for a conditional-use permit to operate an RV park and rental storage business in the A-1 Agricultural zoning district. ...

  • Advice on how to make yourself a happy camper--Source: Blue Springs Examiner -- Posted Jul 09, 2011
    Missouri -- From the looks in the campgrounds over the big holiday weekend, lots of people love it. The when is still about the same for most campers, but the where and how has changed a lot over the years. Even the people who run the campground can make a big ...

  • Mt. Timpanogos campground closed--Source: Daily Herald -- Posted Jul 09, 2011
    Utah -- The Mt. Timpanogos campground located on the Squaw Peak road has been closed until further notice due to extreme flooding. The campground will remain closed until the flooding potential has decreased and it is deemed safe and dry enough to open and any ...

  • Yellowstone's Lewis Lake Campground Now Open--Source: Yellowstone Insider -- Posted Jul 09, 2011
    Wyoming -- Better late than never: the Lewis Lake Campground in Yellowstone National Park is now partially open after crews prepared the popular area for campers. Approximately 80 of the campground's sites on loops A, B and C are open to visitors.

  • Arizona fire restrictions, closures--Source: Arizona Republic -- Posted Jul 09, 2011
    Arizona -- Bonita Canyon Road, the campground and the upper trails are closed. • In Coronado National Forest, the Santa Catalina Ranger District has reopened. Fires are banned. The rest of the forest remains closed. • The Rincon district of Saguaro National Park ...

  • Canton couple claims their RV was held in repair shop limbo for weeks--Source: NewsNet5.com -- Posted Jul 07, 2011
    Ohio -- They use their big Ford F250 truck to move their 1993 Kountry Comfort RV to their camp site every spring. However, the 2011 camping season started off with a wind storm, causing hundreds of dollars in damage to the retractable awning on their RV.

  • State park cleanup could take weeks: IDNR--Source: Chicago Sun-Times -- Posted Jul 07, 2011
    Illinois -- The campground at Illinois Beach State Park was evacuated last Thursday night as trees toppled over and branches flew around the campsites, some of them landing on tents and campers. “It hit just after 8 pm and about a third of the campground

  • Wisconsin campgrounds benefit from Minnesota's government shutdown--Source: Superior Telegram -- Posted Jul 07, 2011
    Wisconsin -- Wisconsin campground owners say the turn of events left many outdoor buffs in Minnesota without a place to set camp, but the immediate result was a quick and welcome boost to their bottom line. “You just go ahead and tell'em that Wisconsin is `open for ...

  • Flagg's ordered to remove 'cottages'--Source: Seacoastonline.com -- Posted Jul 06, 2011
    Maine -- Code Enforcement Officer Ben McDougal has issued a notice of violation and order for corrective action to Flagg's RV Resort LLC, saying the York Beach campground changed its use when it replaced recreational vehicles with ...

  • Dellanera RV Park rebounds from storm damage--Source: Daily News - Galveston County -- Posted Jul 04, 2011
    Texas -- By Amanda Casanova GALVESTON — After rebounding from nearly $6 million in damage from Hurricane Ike, Dellanera RV Park has reopened. The West End RV park reopened to beach visitors on June 18, just in time to welcome tourists for the Fourth of July ...

  • Meetings seek public input on camping at DeLeon Springs--Source: Daytona Beach News-Journal -- Posted Jul 04, 2011
    Florida -- At DeLeon Springs, the proposal states, the campground could be built on land north of the park along County Road 3 that was formerly pasture and added to the park boundaries after the springs were purchased. The proposal calls for campsites to be ...

  • Myrtle Beach's Ocean Lakes Campground turns 40--Source: SCNow -- Posted Jul 04, 2011
    South Carolina -- Ocean Lakes Campground celebrated its 40th birthday Saturday. July 2, 1971, the camp ground opened with only 30 spots and one bath house. Now the property has 3500 rental spaces an (more) Ocean Lakes Campground celebrated it's 40th ...

  • Susquehanna State Park Campground Re-Opens with New, Green Features --Source: The Dagger -- Posted Jul 04, 2011
    Maryland -- The Maryland Park Service (MPS) recently reopened the Susquehanna State Park campground, which had been closed for eight months while undergoing upgrades.

  • Ohio State introduces reserved RV football parking--Source: The Newark Advocate -- Posted Jul 01, 2011
    Ohio -- Officials said in a news release Wednesday that the change to a reservation system and assigned places is meant to improve the availability of RV parking and cut down on congestion. They note that in past years, RV parking passes were sold first-come, ...

  • Mike Thompson RV Goes P.I.N.K. as Host to Their 1st Annual Charity Golf Tournament --Source: MMD Newswire -- Posted Jul 01, 2011
    California -- Santa Fe Springs, California (MMD Newswire) June 30, 2011 - - On July 19th, 2011 Mike Thompson RV is proud and excited to be hosting their 1st Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Black Gold Golf Course in Yorba Linda, CA. One hundred percent of the net ...

  • RV-ing can make vacations affordable--Source: 9NEWS.com -- Posted Jul 01, 2011
    Colorado -- RV-ing brings the comforts of home on the road and saves big bucks on family vacation. As long time RV-ers, the Herzog family has made road tripping an annual experience for their family. Brad and Amy have mastered road trips over the last ...

  • Bay Area Bridge tolls go up Friday for truck, RV drivers--Source: San Jose Mercury News -- Posted Jul 01, 2011
    California -- Bay Area bridge tolls will go up sharply Friday for drivers of big-rig trucks, cars towing trailers and other recreational or work vehicles with three or more axles. The higher charges are the first of a two-phase toll increase that will ...

  • Oregon RV dealer steers through tough times, hopes 2011 will be better--Source: The Republic -- Posted Jul 01, 2011
    Oregon -- Jackson and the other owners of Beaver Coach Sales & Service purchased the Destination RV dealership and showroom in Bend in 2001 and changed its name. People often get Beaver Coach Sales & Service in Bend mixed up with the now defunct Beaver Coach ...

  • The Life of an RV Entrepreneur--Source: BNET -- Posted Jun 29, 2011
    Seriously, you can't run a business out of an RV — can you? Anderson: That's dead wrong. You absolutely can run a business out of an RV. We have literally hundreds of members running businesses out of their RVs and living in multiple places ...

  • Washington will require vehicle pass for state parks, other lands--Source: The Spokesman Review -- Posted Jun 27, 2011
    Washington -- Campers who book sites at state parks will not need a Discover Pass during their paid days at the campground. (More exemptions and caveats are listed in sidebars to this story.) State parks in the Spokane area had to make special considerations in ...

  • New chief executive sees diversity as key for Winnebago--Source: DesMoinesRegister.com -- Posted Jun 27, 2011
    Iowa -- Randy Potts, Winnebago Industries' new chief executive officer, says he will continue to look for ways to diversify the Forest City RV manufacturer as the recovery struggles to gain footing. Buying another company like SunnyBrook RV, the Indiana maker ...

  • Honeymoon Island listed for RV camp--Source: Tampabay.com -- Posted Jun 27, 2011
    Florida -- To some fans of Honeymoon Island, letting a private contractor build sites for RVs, bathhouses and other amenities will ruin the park, not improve it. When Richard Selleg heard what was proposed, "it electrified me," he said.

  • New 57-site campground opens at Big Stone Lake in northeast SD--Source: The Republic -- Posted Jun 27, 2011
    South Dakota -- A new campground opens this weekend in one of South Dakota's oldest state parks. It offers 57 camping spots at Hartford Beach State Park on Big Stone Lake in northeast South Dakota. The new East Campground is about a half-mile ...

  • Tip leads to arrest of 3 New Yorkers in RV theft--Source: Ct Post -- Posted Jun 24, 2011
    Michigan -- Mount Pleasant police say a tip led to the arrest of three New York men in the theft of five recreational vehicles, two motorcycles and a trailer worth about $51,800

  • OCRegister--Source: New coastal campground to open in O.C. -- Posted Jun 24, 2011
    California -- State Parks officials will throw open the gates July 1 to the just-completed, $15 million Moro Campground, the first coastal coastal campground to be built in decades and likely one of the last. A tent sits in a campsite on the bluff overlooking the ...

  • OCRegister--Source: New coastal campground to open in O.C. -- Posted Jun 24, 2011
    California -- State Parks officials will throw open the gates July 1 to the just-completed, $15 million Moro Campground, the first coastal coastal campground to be built in decades and likely one of the last. A tent sits in a campsite on the bluff overlooking the ...

  • Shutdown would close state parks Thursday--Source: KARE -- Posted Jun 24, 2011
    Minnesota -- That could mean headaches for campers and less revenue for the DNR but more money for private campground operators. More than 3000 campsites in state parks have been reserved for the July 4 weekend. Campers disrupted by a shutdown will get refunds.

  • Happy campers: Area campgrounds offer seasonal communities--Source: Seacoastonline.com -- Posted Jun 23, 2011
    New Hampshire -- Campground living offers the kind of old-fashioned, family-style vacation experience reminiscent of times gone by. It's safe, relaxing and affordable. "You are able to sit around a fire, meet your neighbors in the next or ...

  • No tent camping in 3 campgrounds near Yellowstone, including 1 where bear killed man--Source: The Republic -- Posted Jun 23, 2011
    Montana -- Gallatin National Forest managers, on recommendations of grizzly bear experts, have banned tent camping at three campgrounds near Yellowstone National Park, including one where a Michigan man was mauled to death last July.

  • Park rangers kill aggressive elk in Hoh Rain Forest campground--Source: Port Townsend Leader -- Posted Jun 22, 2011
    Washington -- Set up a base camp in one of these campgrounds and take day trips throughout the area. Each of these places have recreational opportunities or sights which make them ideal for this purpose. Penmarallter is a family owned and operated campground located ...

  • Georgia River Campground host sought--Source: Anderson Independent Mail -- Posted Jun 22, 2011
    Georgia -- The US Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District is seeking a volunteer host or hosts for the Georgia River Campground at the Hartwell Dam and Lake Project. The campground is in Hart County on the Savannah River below Hartwell Dam, within the Georgia ...

  • Area RV dealer closes its doors--Source: WQOW TV News 18 -- Posted Jun 22, 2011
    Wisconsin -- At its peak, the Hallie dealership had sales of $11 million dollars a year. But Fox says it's only been around $2.5 million for the past two years. Fox says he's not alone. Since 2008, hundreds of RV dealerships across the country have closed.

  • Nesting bald eagles prompt closure of part of campground--Source: Mercury-Register -- Posted Jun 22, 2011
    California -- Part of a campground at Little Grass Valley Reservoir has been closed to protect a nesting pair of bald eagles. The Plumas National Forest announced the north loops of the Wyandotte Campground on the south side of the lake ...

  • Mountain road holds a surprise --Source: Lompoc Record -- Posted Jun 22, 2011
    California -- The 33 campsites in shady Figueroa Campground were virtually empty, picnic tables and barbecue grills standing like lonely sentinels amid oaks and pines. One van and a small tent were unoccupied. We passed a sign for a trail leading down to Davy Brown ...

  • RV Sales are Struggling, but Rentals are Booming--Source: KIMT -- Posted Jun 18, 2011
    Iowa -- Winnebago sales may be getting hit hard, but the RV rental business is doing pretty well. Local Winnebago retailers say like Winnebago Industries sales have been sluggish, but they have been able to supplement that with the rental side of things.

  • Couple works to rebuild campground near Maple Creek--Source: 650 CKOM News Talk Radio -- Posted Jun 18, 2011
    Saskatchewan -- It was coming right at their campground -- and home next to the main office -- just west of Maple Creek. The water was coming right through a semi-new spillway built by the government. "They built this structure in 2008 and didn't change the drainage ...

  • Walking through the wildflowers at Kenai National Wildlife Refuge--Source: Kenai Peninsula Online -- Posted Jun 18, 2011
    Alaska -- On Saturday at 2 pm join us on a 1.2-mile (round trip) guided wildflower hike on Burney's Trail at Hidden Lake Campground. (Driving east from Soldotna takes about 1 hour to reach the campground.)

  • First responders learn how to deal with RV's--Source: UpNorthLive.com -- Posted Jun 17, 2011
    Wednesday night, a local RV park is giving emergency crews an upper hand for those types of situations. The Hearthside Grove Motorcoach Resort has invited local police officers, firefighters, and EMS to their park this evening to give them an idea of ...

  • Be Aware Of Black Bears If You're Visiting Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore This Summer--Source: National Parks Traveler -- Posted Jun 17, 2011
    Michigan -- Lakeshore officials say bears have been seen relatively frequently near the Platte River Campground, and Michigan wildlife experts say they likely are attracted to the campground by food.

  • Wolf advisory for national parks Greenpoint Campground--Source: Canada.com -- Posted Jun 17, 2011
    British Columbia -- "[They] just happened to be coming along after I was cleaning the outhouses," said Lori Fendulet of Mussel Beach Campground. Fendulet and her husband spotted a mother wolf and her cub eating what looked like a dead seal or sea lion washed up on the ...

  • Southeast Missouri concert promoter indicted on federal drug charges--Source: The Republic -- Posted Jun 17, 2011
    Missouri -- Federal prosecutors in St. Louis say a 44-year-old southeast Missouri man has been indicted on drug charges involving a campground where he organized music festivals.

  • County mulls extended stay RVs, camping--Source: Staunton News Leader -- Posted Jun 14, 2011
    Virginia -- A proposed amendment to the county's zoning would allow supervisors to designate districts as "recreational vehicles parks," where RVs and extended-stay cabins could be used as full-time dwellings.

  • State to assist privatized campgrounds--Source: Historic City News -- Posted Jun 14, 2011
    A state panel responsible for reviewing uses of state conservation lands voted Friday to expedite the planning process for creating campgrounds in 56 state parks, despite some questioning the transparency of the process.

  • Plowing continues in Glacier, more services open--Source: KPAX-TV -- Posted Jun 14, 2011
    Montana -- The road into Cutbank Creek is open and the campground is scheduled to open on June 17th. Meanwhile, Avalanche Campground and Rising Sun Motor Inn opened on June 10th while Saint Mary boat tours also began operation on June 10.

  • Growing Arizona Wallow wildfire brings more campground closures--Source: Examiner.com -- Posted Jun 14, 2011
    Arizona -- Yesterday the Los Burros and Lewis Canyon campgrounds in the Lakeside Ranger District of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest were closed due to the dry fuel conditions and extreme fire danger whilst today winds out of the southwest have brought new ...

  • The magic of what a mother knows | Living with Gleigh--Source: PNW Local News -- Posted Jun 14, 2011
    Washington -- Last summer when we were camping in our RV, I told one of my daughters, who shall remain unidentified, to do the dishes. I went to sit outside and read and relax in nature. I figured I packed the camper with the food and cooked it — some vacation, eh?

  • Ever-rising prices for gas, plane tickets forcing many travelers to rethink summer vacation plans--Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal -- Posted Jun 14, 2011
    Tennessee -- They bought a 35-foot RV and a diesel truck to pull it last year, hoping to tour the West when he retires. Now they watch gas pump prices the way a gambler watches a slot machine, hoping for a winning set of numbers. High gas prices have thrown a curve ...

  • Camping makes for a good family vacation--Source: The Times of Trenton - NJ.com -- Posted Jun 14, 2011
    New Jersey -- The Times of Trenton - NJ.com You're not going to find cable TV hook-ups at state-run campgrounds in New Jersey. Likewise, most state-run campgrounds do not have electrical or water hook-ups. The amenities will vary from campground to campground, both at state-run or private-run ...

  • Husband and wife triathletes living and competing on the road--Source: IdahoStatesman.com -- Posted Jun 11, 2011
    Idaho -- The Wurteles live in an RV, which they drove to Boise on Thursday so they can compete in Saturday's Ironman 70.3 Boise race. This will be their second appearance at the Boise race.

  • Pickleball noise disrupts couple in Mesa RV resort--Source: Arizona Republic -- Posted Jun 11, 2011
    Arizona -- Otis and Jean Vaughn thought the active lifestyle and peaceful setting of Venture Out RV Resort were the perfect ticket for retirement when they bought a home in the east Mesa community.But the Vaughns said that tranquility ended when the "pinging and popping" sounds of pickleball erupted on badminton-size courts that were built last year about 30 feet from their driveway.

  • Wallow Fire leaves summer camps areas in limbo--Source: AZ Central.com -- Posted Jun 11, 2011
    Arizona -- Fire officials said the following communities have been evacuated: Springerville, Sunrise, Greer, Blue River, Alpine, Nutrioso, Eagar, South Fork, Hannagan Meadow Lodge, Sprucedale Guest Ranch, Brentwood Church Camp, Hannagan campground,

  • Airstream Rally Draws 'Silver Bullets'--Source: News-Herald.com -- Posted Jun 10, 2011
    Ohio -- One hundred Airstream owners are gathering this weekend for a four-day event to share friendship and camaraderie based on a common interest in their iconic vehicles while taking in the sights of the city.

  • Iconic RV manufacturer Parliament Coach emerges from Chapter 11--Source: Examiner.com -- Posted Jun 10, 2011
    Colorado -- The announcement comes as a huge shot in the arm for an RV industry which remains a captive of the still depressed economy. Steve Mitchell, President of Parliament Coach Corporation stated, “It has been a long year-and-a-half of reorganization.

  • Flooding hits Helena campground--Source: KXLH Helena News -- Posted Jun 10, 2011
    Montana -- The campground is dealing with between six inches and a foot of water; some trailers are partially submerged and the people have been asked to leave. Some residents took heed of the warning by packing up their items and heading for higher ground.

  • Proposed RV Park Site Causing Controversy--Source: KIII TV3 -- Posted Jun 09, 2011
    Texas -- The location of a proposed RV park is causing controversy in the city of Kingsville. Over 500 residents and 100 business owners have signed a petition opposing the re-zoning of the site where the park would be built.

  • Texas Attorney General sues family over 'illegal' RV Park in Port Isabel--Source: KGBT-TV -- Posted Jun 09, 2011
    Texas -- A Cameron County family is accused of violating state colonia prevention laws when they created an RV park in the Port Isabel area. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott filed an injunction in Travis County against Phillip C. Watrous, Jeanine Watrous and the Watrous Family Living Trust on Wednesday.

  • RV work, jobs grow in Elkhart County--Source: WSBT-TV -- Posted Jun 09, 2011
    Indiana -- Spartan Motors to move its chassis unit to Utilimaster site in Wakarusa

  • RV stands for Relaxing Vacation at AMA--Source: Edmonton Journal -- Posted Jun 09, 2011
    Alberta -- There's nothing like RVing when it comes to relaxation and good times. This summer, take peace of mind and security with you as you travel the open road. AMA offers a wide array of products and services to complete your RV experience.

  • Yosemite National Park hopes new camping reservation system will thwart scalpers--Source: Merced Sun-Star -- Posted Jun 09, 2011
    California -- The policy is meant to verify that the camper is the person who made the reservation on the National Park System's website. Also, the name on a reservation cannot be changed later, park officials said. A $10 fee will be charged for canceled reservations.

  • Michigan DNR officials: 23 state campgrounds ticketed for closure will remain open--Source: MLive.com -- Posted Jun 09, 2011
    Michigan -- A young camper works on a fire in Round Lake Campground, which was slated to close. Michigan's state forest campgrounds will stay open this summer after all, according to state officials

  • RV owning households reaches new peak--Source: WNDU-TV -- Posted Jun 08, 2011
    Indiana -- The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association said the number of RV owning households has grown to a new peak, which could be good news for companies in Elkhart County. They said RV owners now top 8.9 million households. That's up from 7.9 million back in 2005.

  • River threatens to wash away Yankton, SD RV park--Source: KTIV -- Posted Jun 08, 2011
    Washington -- Doug Larson has called Larson's Landing, near Yankton, home for 30-years. Now, he's forced to watch his home and business wash away in a matter of days. It's the worst Doug Larson says he's ever seen.

  • Shoshone Forest to offer free night of camping--Source: Billings Gazette -- Posted Jun 08, 2011
    Montana -- The Shoshone National Forest also said that the Lily Lake campground will open later than usual this year to allow crews to remove hazardous trees. District Ranger Terry Root said unusually wet road conditions have prevented crews from removing the ...

  • Campground Reservation Changes At Yosemite--Source: MyMotherLode.com -- Posted Jun 08, 2011
    California -- he way visitors make camping reservations at Yosemite National Park has changed. Park officials say three changes are being implemented in an effort to discourage misuse of the camping reservation system and to insure fairness to park visitors.

  • Ford's 'inexpensive' campaign RV rental questioned--Source: Toronto Star -- Posted Jun 07, 2011
    Ontario -- The Ford campaign RV was rented for $400 per month - much less than the typical going rate, according to a citizen who requested an election finances audit.. The man who last summer rented a hulking RV to Rob Ford's successful mayoral campaign for $400 ...

  • Tornado destroyed 95 of 97 camper trailers at Brimfield's Village Green campground--Source: MassLive.com -- Posted Jun 07, 2011
    Massachusetts -- The June 1 tornadoes caused tremendous damage at Village Green Family Campground, where 95 of 97 camper trailers parked there were destroyed

  • State may double park campgrounds--Source: Historic City News -- Posted Jun 07, 2011
    Florida -- The move, if approved, could lead to doubling the number of parks that allow campgrounds for tents, campers and recreational vehicles. Although Anastasia State Park concessions their camp store and a kayak rental location to private vendors, the park, ...

  • Gas prices aren't slowing RV sales, dealers say--Source: Cincinnati.com -- Posted Jun 07, 2011
    Ohio -- Sales of RVs, ranging from small tow-able trailers to luxury mega buses, are holding their own or up slightly despite this year's sharply higher gas prices. "Four dollar a gallon gas won't stop somebody who wants to go camping," says Greg Holman

  • RV industry supplier plans Indiana expansion--Source: Indianapolis Business Journal -- Posted Jun 07, 2011
    Indiana -- The Elkhart Truth reported that Lippert makes chassis, chassis parts and galvanized steel roofing for the manufactured housing and RV industries. It now has more than 1800 workers at its other Elkhart County facilities.

  • Michigan Campground Reopened Either Illegally or Magically--Source: Gawker -- Posted Jun 06, 2011
    Michigan -- As most of you know, the West Branch State Forest Campground in Dickinson County, Michigan (on the Upper Peninsula, not the mitten-shaped one!) closed back in 2009 due to budget cuts. But recently someone has been mowing the grass, ...

  • Bear sightings in Hobble Creek Canyon prompt warnings and campground closures--Source: Deseret News -- Posted Jun 06, 2011
    Utah -- A bear scare in Hobble Creek Canyon Sunday night prompted authorities to post warnings and shut down a campground. There's trouble in bear country and the trouble is that people live there too, ...

  • Florida Wants Privatized Camping and RV Sites at 56 State Parks, Including Washington Oaks--Source: FlaglerLive.com -- Posted Jun 05, 2011
    Florida -- The proposal is being submitted to the state Acquisition and Restoration Council next Friday (June 10) as an expansion of camping and RV opportunities at those sites. But the camping and RV sites would be built and operated by private companies.

  • Two-alarm fire damages RV dealership--Source: KASA -- Posted Jun 05, 2011
    New Mexico -- The fire at Rocky Mountain RV and Marine was reported at 5:30 am The first units on the scene at 12700 Central Ave. SE reported heavy smoke coming from the service area of the main building.

  • Cabin camping catches on--Source: The Tennessean -- Posted Jun 05, 2011
    Tennessee -- These days, camping isn't just pitching a tent in the wilderness on a long hike or stopping at a campground far from home on a road trip. Instead, for many leisure travelers, camping nowadays may involve driving just a few miles from home to spend the night in a cabin with a roof, bathroom, beds and electricity, or taking the kids to a place that offers activities and entertainment like scavenger hunts or sports competitions.

  • Pine Acres Family Camping Resort: Taking It Outdoors--Source: Worcester Business Journal -- Posted Jun 05, 2011
    Massachusetts -- Pine Acres Campground Resort has tents and places for outdoor fires, sure. But what really resonates on the property of 200 acres in Oakham is, surprisingly, luxury - and legacy. The well-kept lakefront, RV rentals, heated pool, hiking trails and paddle boats are all managed by the second and third generations of the Packard family, who appear to have mastered the elusive work/family balance.

  • Frugal Family: Campgrounds Offer Affordable Accommodations for Weekend Getaways --Source: Patch.com -- Posted Jun 05, 2011
    Georgia -- Many of these campgrounds also include surprising amenities like in-ground pools, saunas, mini-golf and free wi-fi (a necessity for a social media addicted family like mine!). This is in addition to the standard natural attractions you would expect to enjoy at a national park: hiking paths, lakes, waterfalls and opportunities for boating and fishing.

  • RV Dealer Sanctioned For Failing to Perform Adequate E-Mail Search of Computers in Discovery in Federal Court Lawsuit --Source: Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer Blog -- Posted Jun 03, 2011
    Illinois -- The Court entered sanctions against the defendant RV dealer and its owner for failing to comply with their obligations under Rule 26 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to make a thorough electronic search of all computers utilizing search engines as opposed to simply producing what appeared in readily viewed files in the computers.

  • Berkshire Failed to Apply Sokol Rule at RV Unit, Ex-Manager Says--Source: Bloomberg -- Posted Jun 03, 2011
    Indiana -- Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., which investigated former executive David Sokol and said he violated insider-trading rules, failed to enforce its code of ethics when told of abuses at its recreational-vehicle unit, according to an ex-manager who is suing the company.

  • Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands offers free admission to MECOA campers--Source: knox.VillageSoup.com -- Posted Jun 03, 2011
    Maine -- From June 1 to 25, campers who stay at any Maine campground that is a member of the Maine Campgrounds Owners Association (MECOA) will be able to visit any Maine state park or historic site for day-use at no cost.

  • RV Road Trip Across America--Source: KING5.com -- Posted Jun 02, 2011
    Washington -- When Mary Lou Sottung retired from teaching last year, she pitched the idea to sell the house, buy an RV and go see America to her 30-year-old daughter. Her daughter, Nicole, was no stranger to adventure, having just lived in India for six years

  • New RV Parking Rules In Effect--Source: Patch.com -- Posted Jun 02, 2011
    California -- The city moved closer to restricting overnight parking of RVs and other oversize vehicles on Tuesday night.

  • RV enthusiasts: The only way to go--Source: Bowling Green Daily News -- Posted Jun 02, 2011
    Kentucky -- Statistics indicate that Burd is not alone among new RV enthusiasts. US census data indicates that sales revenue for motor homes increased from $14.836 billion in 2002 to $19.221 billion in 2007, despite the opening of just 49 additional dealerships ...

  • Campgrounds See More Local Vacationers--Source: WHSV -- Posted Jun 02, 2011
    Virginia -- Campgrounds have seen an increase in the number of bookings this summer, and they say gas prices may be to thank. More people are looking to vacation closer to home and finding that local campgrounds are the solution.

  • Sun Communities Acquires Florida RV Resort--Source: Reuters -- Posted Jun 01, 2011
    Florida -- The RV resort, which contains 517 developed recreational vehicle sites, is located 25 miles from Daytona area beaches, and 35 miles from Disney World and other Orlando area attractions.

  • Vietnam Veteran Supports Troops with RV Project--Source: WLOX -- Posted Jun 01, 2011
    Mississippi -- Jones has parked his RV on Pass Road in Gulfport just west of Hewes Avenue. As he was preparing for Memorial Day, he got an idea for a "support the troops" campaign. "I set my motor home up here. I've been here since Sunday morning."

  • Deltona Family Readies for Year-long RV Trip--Source: Daytona Beach News-Journal -- Posted Jun 01, 2011
    Florida -- Britt Reints, center, her husband, Jared, and children Devin and Emma sold and gave up most everything, including the family cat, to travel the country in an RV.

  • RV Owners Willing to Pay to Get Away--Source: The News Journal -- Posted Jun 01, 2011
    Deleware -- John Shepherd (second from right) and his wife Deb (left), of Lenhertsville, Pa., relax by their RV at the Jellystone Park Camp Resort in Lincoln with grandchildren Corbin (center) and Sydney (right).

  • Wind, Downed Tree Rattle Campers at Avalanche Campground--Source: Glenwood Springs Post Independent -- Posted Jun 01, 2011
    Colorado -- High winds toppled a large tree at Avalanche Campground, south of Carbondale, on Saturday night. The top of the tree struck one tent; the broken trunk came close to striking others, but no injuries were reported.

  • Forest Service should seek balance on fees--Source: Payson Roundup -- Posted Jun 01, 2011
    Arizona -- Those contracts make good sense, ensuring consistent management of some very popular campgrounds. We have no problem with people being required to pay a fee to use a well-developed campground.

  • Campground becomes a flood zone--Source: The Union Leader -- Posted Jun 01, 2011
    New Hampshire -- A storm that dumped a hard, pounding rain late Sunday night stranded dozens of campers in Nash Stream State Forest, when all the water washed out the only roads in the remote back country.

  • Another state park campground closed in ND--Source: KCAU -- Posted Jun 01, 2011
    North Dakota -- North Dakota parks officials have closed the campground and trails at Cross Ranch State Park near Washburn and canceled the Missouri River Bluegrass Festival there in mid-June due to Missouri River flooding

  • Midwest Mardi Gras--Source: Iowa City Press Citizen -- Posted Jun 01, 2011
    Iowa -- For two days each summer, the Amana Colonies Event Center and RV Park turns into a mini Mardi Gras celebration complete with authentic Cajun food, Zydeco music and everything Southern.

  • Road-Tripping In Style: The Cost of Renting a Luxury RV--Source: Smartmoney.com (blog) -- Posted May 28, 2011
    As SmartMoney.com reported this week, baby boomers are increasingly buying luxury RVs for retirement travel. But one of these mini-McMansions on wheels will set you back at least six figures. There's a cheaper way to get behind the wheel:

  • Redevelopment commission pumps the brakes on RV Hall of Fame proposal--Source: WSBT-TV -- Posted May 27, 2011
    Indiana -- It is no secret the RV Hall of Fame is in financial trouble, to the tune of $5 million. But leaders said they have a plan. And WSBT News learned the redevelopment commission pumped the brakes on the proposal.

  • Ranger Dan remembers frying-pan wielding wife--Source: Utica Observer Dispatch -- Posted May 27, 2011
    New York -- Memorial Day weekend, the Fourth of July and Labor Day are the best days to be a campground ranger. On those days the pros come out to camp.

  • Crowds stream into Yosemite National Park--Source: USA Today -- Posted May 27, 2011
    California -- It's just past 8 on a Saturday morning in late April, and rush hour at the Curry Village coffee counter is in full swing.

  • RV Hall of Fame Wants County Money to Help Address Its Financial Woes--Source: The Elkhart Truth -- Posted May 26, 2011
    Indiana -- The nonprofit museum's boosters seek up to $860,295 in funds administered by Elkhart County to develop a large lot that would be used for special events. The money would come from the Northeast Tax Increment Finance District, and the hall of fame's request goes before the Elkhart County Redevelopment Commission today.

  • Redondo Beach to begin enforcing new RV parking ordinance June 1--Source: Daily Breeze -- Posted May 26, 2011
    California -- Redondo Beach residents who own an RV and want to park it on city streets overnight may have to register the vehicle and pay a fee under a new ordinance that takes effect next week.

  • Campgrounds Prepare for Holiday Weekend--Source: WNEP-TV -- Posted May 26, 2011
    New York -- Campgrounds in the Poconos are gearing up for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, but at one campsite, workers are cramming in as much prep work as they can this week after losing several days to the rainy weather.

  • Luxury Retirement On Wheels--Source: Smartmoney.com -- Posted May 26, 2011
    The simple reason: "High-end RVs are expensive, and it's often this age group that can afford them," says Rob Tischler, CEO of AllStar Coaches, a luxury RV rental dealer. Following in the footsteps of the McMansion, RVs are now getting increasingly ...

  • Reality RV: Family Time--Source: Wall Street Journal -- Posted May 26, 2011
    Like the rest of you, or maybe just a rambling few, I've always dreamed of taking a trip in an RV. In my mind's eye, the journey would consume at least several months and stretch from Niagara Falls to the redwood forests of Northern California, ...

  • Kaibab National Forest Campground Programs--Source: Williams Grand Canyon News -- Posted May 26, 2011
    Arizona -- "Over the river and through the woods" - Come hear stories about explorers with the names of Sitgreaves, Kendrick, Whipple, Ives and Coues, names attached to our mountains, plants and animals.

  • 8 Tips for Getting Ready for RV Season--Source: VillageSoup Belfast -- Posted May 24, 2011
    Maine -- If you enjoy roaming the road with your recreational vehicle (RV), you have lots of company. Millions enjoy that freedom, too. Here are some general tips that will help to steer you towards a stress-free season on the road

  • $5 Billion MVP RV Deal Jeopardized By Thunder Sky's Ejection of Winston Chung--Source: Examiner.com -- Posted May 24, 2011
    California -- In January, 2011 MVP RV inked a $5 billion deal with Winston Global Energy to export more than 30000 Recreational Vehicles to China over the next four years (Chung is the majority shareholder in MVP RV).

  • Tornado Rips through Nekoosa Campground--Source: WAOW -- Posted May 24, 2011
    Wisconsin -- For the small group of people staying at the Deer Trail Park Campground, Sunday's storms seemed surreal. Authorities report 45 trailers were damaged in the storm.

  • Sunday Storm Hit Pla-Mor Campground--Source: WNDU-TV -- Posted May 24, 2011
    Indiana -- Sunday night storms hit Pla-Mor campground near Bremen, leaving two campers destroyed and another flipped on its side. On Monday, campers went through the debris to salvage what they could.

  • A Look Inside Driver's RV at the Track--Source: WISH-TV -- Posted May 23, 2011
    Indiana -- Multiple drivers stay at the track during May, using RVs as a home away from home while at the speedway. Driver Paul Tracy gave 24-Hour News 8 a sneak peek into where he stays.

  • Kimberly Approved for $330,000 RV Disposal Grant--Source: KMVT -- Posted May 23, 2011
    Idaho -- When you travel in your RV, you'll soon have one more place to visit, or stay overnight, on your vacation. The city of Kimberly has just been approved for a $330000 RV disposal grant.

  • Pride and Joy--Source: Contra Costa Times -- Posted May 23, 2011
    Florida -- Rainbow RV (www.rainbow rv.com), North America's Largest Gay and Lesbian Recreational Vehicle Camping Club, was represented with three huge RVs. Instead of camping under the moon, it's camping under rainbow.

  • Snoopy Flies Again On Couple's Camper--Source: Ocala -- Posted May 23, 2011
    Florida -- A World War I dogfight scene, active volcano, glacier, fjord, old Burma-A-Shave signposts, emperor penguins, bears and a moose adorn the new, lightweight RV.

  • Campground busy as families take advantage of staycations--Source: Eastern Iowa Outdoors -- Posted May 23, 2011
    Iowa -- Since April, the campground has been operating at nearly full capacity. Staycations help shield families from the recession and rising gas prices. “There are lots of nice parks here. You don't have to go that far away to have a nice vacation,”

  • Found On The Road - Alive: Vixen RV--Source: Metroblogging.com (blog) -- Posted May 22, 2011
    California -- Turns out, via the Vixen's wiki page and the Vixen Owners Association website the RVs were made by Vixen Motor Company in good old Motor City, USA from 1986-1989 — and waaaay ahead of their time.

  • Meet K-State's King of the Road--Source: Topeka Capital Journal -- Posted May 22, 2011
    Kansas -- The RV has become King's home while he spends an entire season watching his sons, Jason and Jared, play baseball at Kansas State. King, now 48, bought the Winnebago five years ago when his wife, Susan, was diagnosed with bone cancer.

  • How much difference can 'One Job' make?--Source: East Valley Tribune -- Posted May 22, 2011
    Arizona -- Little Dealer, Little Prices RV added a position to the service department in conjunction with One Job for America.

  • Annual rally brings campers to Pismo Beach--Source: Santa Maria Times -- Posted May 22, 2011
    California -- Attendees of the 2011 Vintage Trailer Rally at the Pismo Coast Village RV Resort look over a 1946 Kit teardrop trailer Saturday.

  • Equestrian Campground Opens at Oak Mountain State Park--Source: The Birmingham News: al.com (blog) -- Posted May 22, 2011
    Alabama -- The riding trails and other horse facilities at Oak Mountain State Park in Pelham are growing with the official opening of a new campground to serve equestrians.

  • Pack the kids, marshmallows, and head for the campground--Source: The Olympian -- Posted May 22, 2011
    Washington -- Here are some options for having fun this weekend within an easy drive of the South Sound: If you prefer camping sans snow, head for Ohanapecosh Campground in the park's southeast corner.The 188-site campground will be your only option.

  • RV Summer Travel with Pets--Source: Best Friends Network -- Posted May 21, 2011
    So as you pack your suitcase, pack your pet's toys as well, and learn a little about life on the road from experienced RV travelers Brian and Norma Ellison.

  • Council looks to clear Walmart of RVs--Source: Saint City News -- Posted May 21, 2011
    Alberta -- A number of fifth-wheels and RVs were parked in the Walmart parking lot in St. Albert on Tuesday afternoon. Councillors approved the drafting of a motion on Monday to keep the vehicles from being sold or stored at the lot.

  • Zero-Emission Fuel Cell Back-up Power Now Available for RVs--Source: Mother Nature Network (blog) -- Posted May 20, 2011
    German company has built a successful business providing $4000 to $6000 portable fuel cell back-up power for huge RVs.

  • Project Would Improve Yellowstone's Grand Loop--Source: ABC News -- Posted May 20, 2011
    Wyoming -- In addition, it would improve two bridges between the Norris campground entrance and a point just north of Swan Lake Flats known as Golden Gate. If approved, the first phase of construction could begin as early as 2012.

  • Campground operators wired in to customers' wishes--Source: The Barrie Examiner -- Posted May 20, 2011
    Ontario -- After 25 years of campers roasting wieners over the fire, they can now put the dogs on hold while they check their social media status, or simply return e-mails from the hammock.

  • Horse riding campground added to KY state park--Source: 14WFIE.com -- Posted May 20, 2011
    Kentucky -- Kentucky's first lady Judy Beshear was on hand to unveil the Equine Campground at the Pennyrile Forest State Park.

  • Where do we go from here?--Source: Edmonton Journal -- Posted May 19, 2011
    Alberta -- Travelling in an RV is different, things can get complicated. You can't just jump in and go. Instead, you must plan or you surely will encounter difficulties, some of which could be very serious, even disastrous.

  • Rising Mississippi river forces RV travel trailer owner onto barge--Source: Examiner.com -- Posted May 19, 2011
    Louisiana -- RV owner Laurie Bailey took drastic action yesterday when he moved his truck and travel trailer onto a modern day Noah's Ark in Stephensville, Louisiana.

  • Pioneer Village exemption challenged--Source: Omaha World-Herald -- Posted May 19, 2011
    Nebraska -- The motel and campground at Pioneer Village have been exempt from paying property taxes since 1983, but that could change soon.

  • Beaver campground closed. Again.--Source: Lovely County Citizen -- Posted May 19, 2011
    Arkansas -- Like some other areas along the White River, Beaver will keep its campground closed due to flooding for the second time in three years.

  • Half of campsites at Table Rock Lake are closed--Source: KY3 -- Posted May 19, 2011
    Kentucky -- Table Rock Lake is gradually receding, but not far enough to re-open all the campgrounds around the lake, and Memorial Day weekend is just over a week away.

  • Flagler officials, vendors pleased with progress of Bull Creek Campground--Source: Daytona Beach News-Journal -- Posted May 19, 2011
    Florida -- Two fishermen pull into the landing at Bull Creek Campground on Dead Lake on Saturday. (NJ | Peter Bauer) Bull Creek Campground and Park offers Flagler County residents free access to Dead Lake; others pay $5

  • Federally Protected Birds Nest At Speedway Campground--Source: WSOC Charlotte -- Posted May 19, 2011
    North Carolina -- Two federally protected birds have nested at the Charlotte Motor Speedway's Tom Johnson camping resort. A camper contacted the camping office after spotting what appeared to be two killdeer birds.

  • Camping evolves from roughing it to tents with rooms, cabins, activities and entertainment--Source: Washington Post -- Posted May 19, 2011
    New York -- These days, camping isn't just pitching a tent in the wilderness on a long hike, or stopping at a campground far from home on a road trip. Instead, for many leisure travelers, camping nowadays may involve driving just a few miles

  • Redwood park faces closure--Source: Daily Triplicate -- Posted May 18, 2011
    California -- A California State Parks ranger truck drives in Mill Creek Campground, which is within Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park. The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson A local redwood park could close after a plan to cut the California State Parks budget

  • Flood damage may put crimp on holiday camping--Source: Yakima Herald-Republic -- Posted May 18, 2011
    Washington -- The district's largest campground -- Kachess, with roughly 160 sites -- was already inaccessible because of snow and also will not open for Memorial Day. The latest storm damage also closed the Taneum Road at the Taneum Campground.

  • Chino Valley: Campground zoning stays, as Marley unseats incumbent mayor--Source: Prescott Daily Courier -- Posted May 18, 2011
    Arizona -- Citizens here will have a new mayor in Chris Marley who, being a pastor, is already adding prayer to his approach to the job. "We have been entrusted with a stewardship and I pray we will serve the people well.

  • New RV Parking Rules Start in June--Source: Patch.com -- Posted May 18, 2011
    California -- Owners of oversized vehicles must buy a permit to park their RVs on city streets overnight. By Nicole Mooradian | Email the author | 7:01pm The city moved closer to restricting overnight parking of RVs and other oversize vehicles on Tuesday night.

  • Volunteers get free camping, RV hookups--Source: Herald & Review -- Posted May 17, 2011
    Illinois -- Volunteers receive one night's camping in a Corps of Engineers campground on Lake Shelbyville in exchange for four hours of volunteer work. To find out more about volunteer opportunities, contact Pam Doty at the Lake Shelbyville Project Office

  • Brick Thrown Through Window Of Moving RV--Source: WYFF Greenville -- Posted May 17, 2011
    South Carolina -- A man delivering an RV to an auction site in Spartanburg County ended up dodging a brick along the way. Deputies said they were called to a location off of Highway 101 in reference to a vandalized vehicle over the weekend.

  • JH Campground goes 'green' before hearing--Source: Jackson Hole News & Guide -- Posted May 17, 2011
    Wyoming -- Heading into a hearing scheduled today about using parked trailers instead of hosting RVs at his Jackson Hole Campground, Jamie Mackay said the venture will use “green” elements such as wind power and will reduce fuel consumption by more than 680,000 gallons annually.

  • Campsites get updates and go wireless--Source: Iowa City Press Citizen -- Posted May 17, 2011
    Iowa -- A camper rolls into FW Kent Park's campground Friday afternoon. / Benjamin Roberts / Iowa City Press-Citizen FW Kent Park in Oxford has just about everything you need for a wilderness getaway: woods, water, camping and -- wait for it -- a wireless Internet connection.

  • Cuban People's Campgrounds Keep Their Essence After 30 Years --Source: Radio Cadena Agramonet -- Posted May 17, 2011
    Thirty years after the emerging of the Campismo Popular (People's Campground) in Cuba, Tourism Minister Manuel Marrero highlighted how the initiative continues to be a healthy and safe option for recreation and being in contact with nature.

  • Trailer residents face eviction--Source: Santa Maria Times -- Posted May 16, 2011
    California -- One of those proposed projects is to develop the Harbor Terrace property to accommodate RVs and campers. As envisioned, the project would provide 102 RV and 50 walk-in camp sites, luxury tent sites, a restaurant and deli, parking and boat facilities.

  • RV parks limited to moble home zones--Source: Richmond Register -- Posted May 13, 2011
    Kentucky -- RVs, as they are commonly known, may be self-propelled vehicles. When they are designed to be towed, however, they often are called travel or camping trailers. The new ordinance offers five different definitions and descriptions for RVs.

  • 2011 Airstream Avenue RV - First Drive Review--Source: Car and Driver -- Posted May 13, 2011
    When the phone rang recently, we quickly established the “what” part of the latest call, which is to say the new $95544 Airstream Avenue, but it took us much longer to figure out the “where,” which is always the difficult thing when an RV is in play.

  • Langley RV fraud nets two years probation--Source: Langley AdvanceNews -- Posted May 13, 2011
    British Columbia -- The charges related to a stolen RV owned by business associate Jean Aussant. It was taken from a Langley RV dealership by Kingsbury, pretending to be Aussant.

  • Planners recommend campground rezoning--Source: Chesterton Tribune -- Posted May 13, 2011
    Indiana -- The third time was a charm for the owners of Sand Creek Campground, when they won the support of the Porter County Plan Commission in their effort to have the Jackson Township campground re-zoned from R1 to P2.

  • Michigan officials delay planned closure of 23 state forest campgrounds--Source: The Republic -- Posted May 13, 2011
    Michigan -- The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is taking another look at its plan to close 23 state forest campgrounds. The campgrounds are in the northern Lower Peninsula and the Upper Peninsula and aren't used much.

  • RV park seeks summary judgment in dog bit suit--Source: Southeast Texas Record -- Posted May 12, 2011
    Texas -- As previously reported, Rosemary Morris filed suit against Kountry Rentals on Oct. 18 in Jefferson County District Court, claiming she was attacked by a dog while on the RV park's premises.

  • Camp-Land RV Donates Camper for Raffle to Benefit All About Kids--Source: ValpoLife.com -- Posted May 12, 2011
    Indiana -- Camp-Land RV, the Midwest's leading RV dealer, has generously donated a brand new 2010 Livin' Lite Quicksilver 2.0 Motorcycle Camper to be raffled off to benefit All About Kids, the early intervention program of Opportunity Enterprises.

  • Vermont company acquires Rollin-On RV--Source: nwitimes.com -- Posted May 12, 2011
    Vermont -- Rollin-On RV has been bought by Pete's RV Center, of South Burlington, Vt. Pete's RV co-owner and treasurer Dave McGinnis said the acquisition of the Schererville business was an amicable one.

  • Magone Lake needs camp host--Source: Blue Mountain Eagle -- Posted May 12, 2011
    Oregon -- The Blue Mountain Ranger District of Malheur National Forest is seeking a volunteer campground host at Magone Lake during the summer months, Memorial Day through Labor Day.

  • Deer Trail Park Campground owner wants to protect Ross Lake Indian Mounds--Source: Wisconsin Rapids Tribune -- Posted May 12, 2011
    Wisconsin -- Sharon Rose and her estranged husband, Robb, own Deer Trail Park Campground, 13846 Highway Z, Nekoosa. Rose said she didn't know Ho-Chunk officials and local historians were trying to reach her regarding the mounds.

  • Letters: Selling state campgrounds is pure foolishness--Source: Detroit Free Press -- Posted May 10, 2011
    Michigan -- Where is our "Pure Michigan" program without campgrounds? Eric Sharp, in his May 5 column ("State should keep campgrounds open"), warned that the DNR plans to sell 23 of our state forest campgrounds.

  • Microburst lifts woman off ground, damages campers and garage near Oacoma--Source: Daily Republic -- Posted May 10, 2011
    South Dakota -- Cedar Shore Campground Manager Jerry Meyer peers into the back window of his fifth-wheel trailer Monday morning after high winds at around 9:30 pm Sunday overturned two campers and damaged several others.

  • Camping at your comfort level--Source: Asheville Citizen-Times -- Posted May 09, 2011
    North Carolina -- One of the Carver family's favorite destinations is the North Mills River Campground, five miles west of NC 280 at the entrance to the Pisgah National Forest.

  • Plan ahead before going camping in Arkansas--Source: Log Cabin Democrat -- Posted May 09, 2011
    Arkansas -- Yes, and if camping is your choice, you may be wise to prepare a Plan B. Your favorite or selected campground could be under water The heavy rains and the tornadoes that ravished Arkansas in recent days have left some recreation sites inaccessible.

  • Calling all California campers to prime lake, river and coastline sites--Source: San Jose Mercury News -- Posted May 09, 2011
    California -- Campsites overlook the Pacific Ocean at Two Harbors Campground on Catalina Island. (Santa Catalina Island Company) A few years ago, the last day of school signaled my family to pack our red Chevy Blazer and take to the road.

  • Newest KOA Campground Sets Grand Opening--Source: Jamestown Post Journal -- Posted May 08, 2011
    New York -- Chautauqua Lake KOA, located at 5652 Thumb Road, Dewittville, is the new campground that has joined the international company. In celebration, Bill and Anita Perry, Chautauqua Lake KOA owners, will be hosting a grand opening Friday, May 13,

  • Lingering snow delays opening of some Glacier National Park facilities--Source: The Missoulian -- Posted May 07, 2011
    Montana -- In Two Medicine, the road is open to Running Eagle Falls and the plow crews are past the ranger station and into the campground, where crews encountered drifts about 25 feet deep.

  • Popular Priest Lake Campground Closed For Summer--Source: KHQ Right Now -- Posted May 07, 2011
    Idaho -- The Outlet Campground on Priest Lake will be closed this upcoming summer due to renovations.

  • New lease on life: Campground owners have big plans for property--Source: Lakenewsonline.com -- Posted May 07, 2011
    Missouri -- They now hold the lease to the adjacent campground. By Joyce L. Miller Although plans to develop more than 60 acres below Bagnell Dam into a recreation area failed, the property has a new lease and an opportunity to become a popular destination

  • CAMPING CUTS: It's the third year in a row of cuts for Iowa State Parks--Source: WHO-TV -- Posted May 07, 2011
    Iowa -- They'll pitch in and doing anything to make sure the campground stays open. "We don't know where it's going to go from here. We do not know what lies ahead so we're doing what we have to and taking day by day," says Bartlett.

  • Pain at the pump? Plan trip to camp--Source: Catskill Daily Mail -- Posted May 07, 2011
    New York -- Meanwhile, in Greene County, DEC's North/South Lake Campground opened on May 6, and Devil's Tombstone will open May 20.

  • The Bravest RVer I've Ever Met…--Source: Ramblin' Man: Full-time RV Life Blog -- Posted May 06, 2011
    California -- I've never said this to anyone, but…back in 2003, when I studied the possibility of taking an RV trip to the other side of the Panama Canal and then actually doing it in 2004…I thought that was a pretty brave thing to do.

  • Getting to know a new home on wheels--Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune -- Posted May 06, 2011
    Minnesota -- This was the same camper in which I took practice showers for two weeks before learning the exacting contortions required of all who master RV hygiene.

  • 1 Million and Counting: Ford Retiree Hits Mileage Milestone--Source: Manufacturing.net -- Posted May 06, 2011
    He bought a truck and launched his new career as an RV hauler. After around 18 months, Mueller decided he needed a new truck.

  • Prosser to decide on RV park, petting zoo--Source: TheNewsTribune.com -- Posted May 06, 2011
    Washington -- The fate of a proposed family friendly, upscale RV park and petting zoo near Cottonwood Elementary School in Badger Canyon could be decided tonight at a meeting in Prosser.

  • RHE's RV restrictions are back again--Source: Palos Verdes Peninsula News -- Posted May 06, 2011
    California -- In November, the City Council instituted a size envelope, requiring all residents to park RVs and other vehicles more than 22 feet long, 8 feet wide and 7 feet high in their side or back yards and screen them from view from the street.

  • RV Park in Badger Canyon gets approval--Source: KNDO/KNDU -- Posted May 06, 2011
    Washington -- After months of debate, Thursday night the Benton County Board of Adjustment unanimously voted in favor of a proposed RV park and petting zoo near Cottonwood Elementary school in Badger Canyon.

  • Thieves Target Campground--Source: WNEP-TV -- Posted May 06, 2011
    Pennsylvania -- In Lycoming County a vandal repeatedly hits a campground breaking into a change machine and stealing money. The owner said he has caught the thief on security cameras.

  • Campground hires an engineer, still gets denial--Source: Middleboro Gazette -- Posted May 06, 2011
    Massachusetts -- Too little, too late: that's how the selectmen characterized a proposal from Tispaquin Family Campground owner Barbara Holton Monday night. Ms. Holton, who has been battling with the town over the size of her campground for years,

  • Glacier Park campground openings announced--Source: Flathead Publishing Group -- Posted May 06, 2011
    Montana -- Glacier National Park recently announced campground openings for the summer season. Due to the amount of snow on the east side of the park, some campground opening dates are delayed and could be subject to change if conditions warrant.

  • Only tow manual-transmission cars with your RV--Source: Globe and Mail (Canada) -- Posted May 05, 2011
    Ontario -- If it were me, I wouldn't tow it with all four tires on the ground (four down in RV lingo). I would either use a dolly or trade in the Honda for a car with a manual transmission. I checked dozens of towing and RV forums and web sites. Note: Click 'Comments' to read an update by Blue Ox.

  • Spring is the perfect time to hit the hot springs--Source: Kansas City Star -- Posted May 05, 2011
    Missouri -- Hot Springs Campground Hot Springs is near mile post 14. The hot springs are located between the river and pullout, offering a soaking pool for three to five people. It is an easy one-minute walk downhill to the springs.

  • RV industry leaders weigh in on high gas prices at meeting--Source: WNDU-TV -- Posted May 05, 2011
    Indiana -- Will record high gas prices take a hit on the RV industry this summer? It's a question yet to be answered as summer vacation season approaches. Elkhart County leaders are cautiously optimistic and hoping that gas prices will come down this summer.

  • Home on the Road: Boomers Trading in Houses for RV--Source: Daily Press and Argus -- Posted May 04, 2011
    Michigan -- "Imagine being able to tour the country without ever leaving home. This is not an oxymoron, but an attainable lifestyle made possible in a recreational vehicle."

  • In an RV, Everything's in its Place--Source: Daily Press and Argus -- Posted May 04, 2011
    Michigan -- "How does a person go from living in a 3,000-square-foot home to a 400-square-foot motorhome? It isn’t as difficult as it may seem."

  • RV Dealers, Makers Don't Fear Fuel Fallout--Source: The Press-Enterprise -- Posted May 04, 2011
    California -- "The RV dealers and manufacturers that survived the economic downturn aren't fearing a fuel price fallout."

  • 'Roughing it' is easy in a $95K Airstream motor home--Source: USA Today Drive On Blog -- Posted May 04, 2011
    "So we gave the new Airstream a whirl. And we were the perfect candidates, since our idea of "camping" usually includes airport shuttles and infinity swimming pools. With the Avenue begging to go out and play, we quickly chose a destination in the hills outside of Santa Barbara and packed for unknown adventure."

  • The RV Diaries: An RV Family Road Trip--Source: Parents Magazine -- Posted May 04, 2011
    "Parents are renting RVs in record numbers. But what's it really like? Hop in as one family takes a big road trip."

  • Sizing Up Your Ride--Source: AAA World -- Posted May 04, 2011
    "Taking the wheel of your first RV will be a lot less stressful if you remember these simple tips."

  • Couldn't Drag Me Away--Source: AAA World -- Posted May 04, 2011
    "Wild horses, wilder children, a wicked RV, a few sleeping bags, a full moon and one of the most intriguing beaches in the world: Assateague Island."

  • Keystone RV Buys $3 Million of Land in Pendleton--Source: KEPR 19 -- Posted May 03, 2011
    Washington -- A big boost will be coming to the budget of Pendleton thanks to selling 30 acres of land to Keystone RV.

  • Campgrounds provide excellent opportunities--Source: Cedar Valley Daily Times -- Posted May 03, 2011
    Missouri -- The following campgrounds provide camping with or without electricity, in county parks. Fontana Park is the county's most popular camping destination.

  • Volunteers needed as campground host--Source: Record-Searchlight -- Posted May 03, 2011
    California -- Lassen Volcanic National Park is looking for people to spend the summer as hosts at two of its campgrounds. "They walk the campgrounds. They live in the campgrounds."

  • Tampa company buys Beaudry RV for $9.55M as 'strategic location'--Source: Arizona Daily Star -- Posted May 03, 2011
    Arizona -- The new owner plans on retaining the center's campground and selling recreational vehicles at the south-side location. Lazydays, a Tampa, Fla.-based recreational vehicle company, has acquired the property in Tucson once owned and occupied by Beaudry RV

  • Out and About: State parks have plenty to offer--Source: Bowling Green Daily News -- Posted May 03, 2011
    Kentucky -- Also included in the process were testimonials, campground ratings and feedback from park rangers, regional park management and campers throughout the year. Kentucky's parks have 31 campgrounds with a total of 2600 sites

  • Trapper has love for gator tales--Source: Florida Today -- Posted May 03, 2011
    Florida -- This 6-foot-4-inch alligator was removed from the Crystal Lake RV Campground in Scottsmoor. But Bill Robb, known as 'Gator Bill,' likes to show the positive aspects of the species.

  • Island adventures: Exploring coastal Georgia--Source: MiamiHerald.com -- Posted May 03, 2011
    Georgia -- Camping: Sea Camp is an improved campground and costs $4 per person per day; backcountry camping also available for $2 per person per day. www.nps.gov/cuis/.

  • Good Sam Club in Jerome--Source: KMVT -- Posted Apr 30, 2011
    Idaho -- RV's of all shapes and sizes started filling the fairgrounds on Tuesday. The campers are members of the Good Sam organization. It meets a couple times a year at various places in Idaho. Despite the price of fuel climbing up and up, about 110 RV's

  • P&Z reviews RV park proposal --Source: Williston Daily Herald -- Posted Apr 30, 2011
    North Dakota -- Steve's RV, which is often parked at the Waterfront Park parking lot, is the only home he and his wife have. Martinez officials may be close to adopting an ordinance that, like Concord's and Pleasant Hill's,

  • City Eyes Tightening RV Parking Ordinance--Source: Patch.com -- Posted Apr 30, 2011
    California -- Too many people living in RVs, campers and cars, says mayor and city council.

  • Numbers growing for anti-RV-bylaw activists--Source: Maple Ridge News -- Posted Apr 30, 2011
    British Columbia -- Maple Ridge district has been besieged by RV owners miffed at receiving removal orders for the vacations-on-wheels from the bylaws department. Council has put on hold any enforcement action pending a May 2 meeting with owners

  • Baby boomers trading in their houses for RVs--Source: Lansing State Journal -- Posted Apr 30, 2011
    Michigan -- Gannett Before moving into a recreational vehicle, there are a few challenges to consider, like how to pay the bills and how to stay in touch with family.

  • Owner of campground objects to tightening van driver license rules--Source: Pulaski County Daily News -- Posted Apr 30, 2011
    Missouri -- Campground owners could be affected by pending legislation to require drivers of shuttle buses and vans to have a commercial driver's license, Gail Helms said at Thursday evening's meeting of the Pulaski County Tourism Board.

  • RV-MH Hall of Fame gets a boost--Source: The Elkhart Truth -- Posted Apr 29, 2011
    Indiana -- The RV/MH Hall of Fame has been taken off life support and is expected to remain open the rest of the year.

  • NeXus RV is taking off--Source: South Bend Tribune -- Posted Apr 29, 2011
    Indiana -- Less than nine months after planning their own RV startup, Dave Middleton and Claude Donati have NeXus RV operating and have sold 62 units.

  • On the road again: Oregon invites RV owners 'home' -- Country Coach--Source: KVAL -- Posted Apr 29, 2011
    Oregon -- The service bays are full at the resurrected Country Coach in Junction City, proof for owner Ron Lee that the RV business still has a pulse.

  • Detectives Searching For Suspect in Campground Shooting--Source: KTLA -- Posted Apr 29, 2011
    California -- Investigators are searching for any suspects responsible for the shooting death of a man at a campground in the Angeles National Forest Thursday night. Sheriff's detectives received a report around 6 pm of a shooting

  • Former Pattee Canyon campground host accused of molesting 3 girls --Source: The Missoulian -- Posted Apr 29, 2011
    Montana -- A former campground host at the Pattee Canyon Recreation Area is being charged with assaulting three young girls there, and more charges are likely, authorities said Thursday. Wallace Dean Christensen, 62, of Missoula was extradited Wednesday

  • 4-year-old girl dies in camper trailer fire in northern Hancock County--Source: The Republic -- Posted Apr 29, 2011
    Mississippi -- Officials are investigating a fire that claimed the life of a 4-year-old girl at a campground in northern Hancock County. Coroner Norma Stiglet identified the child as Keyleigh Jenkins, who was in a camper trailer with her parents Tuesday night. ...

  • Oklahoma State Parks List Facilities Closed Due To Flooding--Source: News On 6 -- Posted Apr 29, 2011
    Oklahoma -- Tenkiller State Park: Fisherman's Point campground including courtesy dock, tent sites and day-use sites. Hickory Flat campground access road, marina parking lot and access road. Cherokee Landing State Park: Main entrance closed.

  • Bartow campground manager recalls 'scary scene' of storm--Source: NeighborNewspapers.com -- Posted Apr 29, 2011
    Georgia -- The manager of the Cartersville/Cassville-White KOA campground said he saw the full fury of Wednesday night's devastating northwest Georgia storm system firsthand.

  • Recreation lifestyle April 2011--Source: Edmonton Journal -- Posted Apr 28, 2011
    Alberta -- RV Driving is Different - not difficult

  • Camping in Kansas--Source: Kansas City Star -- Posted Apr 28, 2011
    Kansas -- Elk City State Park (near Independence in southeast Kansas): Modern and primitive campsites are available in the main campground and along Table Mound Hiking Trail.

  • Linda Masters' From the Kitchen: RVer? camper? This cookbook's for you--Source: Baxter Bulletin -- Posted Apr 28, 2011
    Arkansas -- "The RV Centennial Cookbook" by Evada Cooper celebrates 100 years of RVing with 100 camp- and RV-related recipes.

  • Joe Price's star-spangled baseball odyssey--Source: Los Angeles Times -- Posted Apr 28, 2011
    California -- After each performance, he and his wife, Bonnie, will take in the game, and then be on their way to the next town in an old RV named Arby.

  • Kingsville Residents Fight Against RV Park--Source: KRIS Corpus Christi News -- Posted Apr 28, 2011
    Texas -- Frederick Bigelow says a developer plans to put an RV resort in the empty lot that lies between his neighborhood and Kleberg park.

  • Natalie Bartley: Be a happy camper and keep site clean--Source: Bellingham Herald -- Posted Apr 28, 2011
    Washington -- Primitive campsites do not have the services of a developed campground and rules may not be posted, but campers still need to follow camping etiquette.

  • Not Grizzly Adams? It's OK, experts give advice--Source: BYU Daily Universe -- Posted Apr 28, 2011
    Utah -- Camping can prove to be an excessive amount of effort, but picking the right campground, minimizing packing and embracing the outdoors can help campers make it back to their caveman roots without losing hair over it.

  • Yosemite gets lesson in supply, demand--Source: Fresno Bee -- Posted Apr 28, 2011
    California -- Fifteen years later, those campsites still sit empty, eliminated by the 2000 Yosemite Valley Plan that closed three campgrounds near the Merced River and large portions of a fourth.

  • Are RV Parks Our Best Electric Car Charging Network?--Source: www.good.is -- Posted Apr 28, 2011
    RV parks, as it turns out, already have EV-ready, high-output electrical connections. Electric car enthusiasts rejoice?

  • More snowbirds flocked to Brevard this season--Source: Florida Today -- Posted Apr 28, 2011
    Florida -- Extreme winter drives visitors to Central Florida

  • More look to state parks as cost-efficient getaway--Source: The Detroit News -- Posted Apr 28, 2011
    Michigan -- In recent years, the parks and forests had about 4 million visitors a year and campground usage showed slight increases or flat growth year to year. But before the economic slump, the annual visitation level was closer to 5 million.

  • Happy campgrounds: State, local sites look to be busy--Source: Port Huron Times Herald -- Posted Apr 27, 2011
    Michigan -- Based on early reservations, officials are expecting a high turnout at campgrounds this summer.

  • Rabid Bobcat Attacks Dogs At Campground--Source: KPHO Phoenix -- Posted Apr 27, 2011
    Arizona -- Arizona Game and Fish officials confirmed a bobcat that attacked a couple of dogs at a campground has tested positive for rabies. The incident happened last Thursday at Seven Springs Campground near Bartlett Lake. Officials said the campers reported



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