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RPTIA/N.J. Campground Assn. Join Forces

The Recreational Park Trailer Industry Association (RPTIA) and the New Jersey Campground Owners Association (NJCOA) are joining forces on several fronts to ward off an administrative ruling by the state of New Jersey that could stifle the park model business in the...

Calif. Adopts ‘RV Friendly’ Highway Signage

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed legislation adopting the “RV Friendly” highway sign logo for use in the state’s commercial logo program for gas, food and lodging businesses. The “RV Friendly” sign is a round, yellow reflector sign with “RV” featured...

'Wal-Mart' Campers Upset Park Owners

Bev and Gerry Matkovich were happy campers July 26 as they enjoyed the free overnight parking for their motorhome in the parking lot on the northeast (Wal-Mart) end of the Southland Mall in Regina, Saskatchewan, according to the Regina Leader-Post. While the retired...

Campers Make Summer Home at Libby’s

Bill Simpson jolted his arms above his head and started screaming. “Yeee!” he shouted after hanging up the phone with Ken Knight, the manager of Libby’s Oceanside Camp located on Maine’s southern coast. Knight had called to confirm the Simpsons’ summer reservation at...

Oxley to Address Campground Conference

Michael Oxley, former chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Banking & Finance, will be the keynote speaker at the RV Park & Campground Investment Conference Oct. 17-19 in McLean, Va. Oxley will speak on the topic: “The Economic Outlook for Discretionary...

Campground Closed in ‘Sting’ Operation

The Jumbo Rocks campground in the Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California was temporarily closed this week due to increased bee activity, according to the Twentynine Palms (Calif.) Desert Trail. During the closure trash bins will be replaced and bee activity...

State Rep. Questions Mich. DNR Request

A Cheboygan, Mich., lawmaker questioned a funding request for campground improvements in the wake of this month’s closure of 20 rustic campgrounds in northern Michigan, according to the Cheboygan Daily Tribune. State Rep. Kevin Elsenheimer, R-Bellaire, raised concerns...

Texas Railroad RV Park Reopens

The Texas State Railroad Park in Palestine, Texas, is back open, but there is no telling when East Texans will be able to ride the rails again, as engineers continue to examine washed out portions of the train track, according to the Jacksonville Daily Progress. The...

Ontario Town Renews RV Park Exemption

Permanent residents at an Ontario trailer park will not be forced to leave their homes come wintertime for at least three more years, according to the Waterloo Record. A bylaw exemption that applies to 52 of the 300 sites at Green Acre RV Park in Waterloo, Ont., was...

Utah Forest Fire 35% Contained

The Salt Creek Fire in central Utah that has burned more than 23,600 acres and threatened several public and private campgrounds is 35% contained, according to the latest incident report. Structural losses from the fire include a rental cabin, campground office and...

RV Park Developers Eye Okeechobee Sites

The Okeechobee County, Fla., Planning Board/Board of Adjustments and Appeals approved plans on Tuesday (July 24) for two new RV parks, according to the Okeechobee News. One would be a 300-acre complex on the site of the former Fort Drum Crystal Mine and include an RV...

Official: Park Shouldn’t Be County Priority

Grant County, Ind., needs to update its master development plan before it works on a proposed county park, Grant County Area Planning Commission Director Ken Ellis said on Tuesday (July 24), according to the Marion (Ind.) Chronicle Tribune. Ellis was one of the dozens...