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C&O Canal Park Bans Outside Firewood

The National Park Service is asking that visitors who use campgrounds or picnic areas in C&O Canal National Historical Park near Hagerstown, Md., not bring firewood from outside the park, according to the Picket News, Hagerstown. Firewood may contain non-native...

Park Group Seeks Oklahoma Tax Dollars

Officials from the Lake Texoma Association are asking Oklahoma lawmakers for funding to restore recreational facilities at Texoma State Park, according to KXII-TV, Sherman, Texas. The Lake Texoma Association board of directors recently passed a resolution asking state...

KOA is A-OK for 2 RV Parks

For the past 17 years, Nory Schultz has called “Town and Country RV Park” home, but no more. Schultz will now call the park, renamed Daytona Speedway KOA home, according to the Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal. The park is one of two campgrounds owned by the O’Dwyer...

Campers Escape Cold on Jekyll Island, Ga.

Glen Mauck rolled into the Jekyll Island Campground on the Georgia coast last week after a long ride from Cheyenne, Wyo. It wasn’t long before Mauck saw some familiar faces – Frosty the Snowman and Santa Claus and his reindeer. Settled in for the winter, Mauck...

Bare Bones Park Attracts Campers

The Pueblo of Pojoaque’s Roadrunner RV Park near Los Alamos, N. M., won’t make any national magazine’s Top 10 places to visit – there are no showers, no landscaping and no concrete pads. But the lack of amenities in the gravel parking lot hasn’t stopped an average of...

Texas Allocates Funds for State Parks

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) plans to spend $4.35 million to upgrade Cedar Hill State Park near Dallas, $3.67 million for repairs at Bastrop State Park near Austin and $1.55 million on cabin renovations and other repairs at Garner State Park in the...

RV Park on Industrial Canal to Expand

Mention of New Orleans’ Industrial Canal evokes certain images: a gritty shipping hub, for starters, and the scene of a tragic levee breach that ravaged the Lower 9th Ward during Hurricane Katrina. A bucolic vacation spot, however, does not come to mind. But don’t...

LSI Sponsors Aquatics Course in March

Leisure Systems Inc. (LSI) will sponsor a National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) aquatic facility certification program March 13-14 at the Great Wolf Lodge in Cincinnati, Ohio. The training program is for managers and operators of aquatic facilities. The...

RVIA Gives Nod to New Energy Package

New fuel standards for the majority of vehicles that tow recreational vehicles likely won’t be set until sometime in 2009 under legislation passed by Congress and signed Wednesday (Dec. 19) by President Bush. “It looks like it will be awhile,” said Jay Landers,...

Alabama Park Shortens Combined Stays

For RV enthusiasts who park in McFarland Park in Florence, Ala., during the entire summer, their days are numbered. Twenty eight, to be exact. That’s the maximum number of combined days campers will be allowed to stay from Memorial Day to Labor Day, according to...

Texas RV Resort Building Grand Lodge

Mill Creek Ranch Resort in Canton, Texas, has begun construction of its Grand Lodge, which will become the centerpiece of this upscale RV resort in East Texas. The lodge, when complete, will be an elegant Texas ranch house, featuring sprawling timbers, expansive...

Light Parade Visits Yuma RV Parks Tonight

The 20th annual Foothills Parade of Lights in Yuma, Ariz., continues tonight (Dec. 20) with the convoy of lighted vehicles traveling through recreational vehicle parks in the community, according to the Yuma Sun. The parade of cars, trucks, sand rails, dune buggies...