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KOA Hires New VP for Franchisee Services

Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) recently hired one of the top camping industry executives in the U.S. to head its KOA Franchisee Services Department. Louise Everett, most recently a regional manager for Equity LifeStyle Properties (ELS), will join KOA’s home office...

Calif. Nat. Forests Juggle Fees, Services

As national forests around the country re-evaluate a dollar’s worth of recreation, two national forests in Southern California are planning some small tweaks to recreational areas. The aim is part of a national effort to make the most of limited forest budgets....

RV Travel Rising Among Hispanic Families

Isaac and Connie Hernandez are so passionate about RVing that no destination is too far away. “If we could RV to Hawaii, we would,” says Isaac, a 46-year-old police officer from El Paso, Texas. Until a trans-Pacific Ocean highway is built, Isaac, his wife, Connie, and...

GM/UAW Reach Tentative Agreement

The United Auto Workers and General Motors Corp. agreed today (Sept. 26) to a tentative contract that puts the responsibility for retirees’ health care into the union’s hands and ends a two-day strike, the first national strike against an automaker in 31...

Va. County OK’s Longer Camper Stays

Bedford County, Va., officials made sure Monday (Sept. 24) that the county’s campgrounds stay getaway spots for travelers, according to the Lynchburg News and Advance. The Board of Supervisors voted to increase the number of nights guests are allowed to stay at...

Survey: Canadian Travel to U.S. to Increase

Canadian travelers are more likely to take their vacations south of the border now that the loonie has reached parity with the greenback, according to a new Angus Reid survey. The report, published Monday (Sept. 24) in the Ottawa Business Journal, said 49% of the...

TACO to Meet at Rayford Crossing

A tour of the top-rated Rayford Crossing RV Resort in Spring, Texas, is part of the annual fall meeting of the Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO) on Oct. 14. In addition to the park tour and a debriefing with the owners following the tour, members are...

Condos Replacing Mass. Campground

A 61-unit condominium project for people age 55 or older is going up on a 40-acre parcel in Rochester, Mass., the site of the former Knight and Look Campground. The developers of The Pines at Hathaway Pond have built 27 of the 61 units planned since starting...

Lost North Carolina Scouts Safe

Eight Boy Scouts who got lost while camping in the North Carolina mountains turned up this morning (Sept. 24) as searchers scoured the heavily wooded area near Waynesville for the troop, the Associated Press reported. “They’re fine,” said Donna...

Ala. State Parks Get Major Upgrades

Painters, carpenters and other construction workers are putting the finishing touches on 10 new cottages at Joe Wheeler State Park in Rogersville, Ala., that feature stone fireplaces, LCD televisions and spiral staircases, according to the Times Daily, Florence, Ala....

Opening of New Mich. Campground Delayed

Officials of Upper Peninsula Power Co. (UPPCO) said Sept. 20 that the new west campground at Bond Falls Reservoir near Houghton, Mich., did not open in mid-September, as previously announced, according to the Ironwood Daily Globe, Ironwood, Mich. “We had a...

Changes Proposed for Lassen N.F. Sites

A campground and a picnic area in Deer Creek Canyon are among six sites in the Lassen National Forest being considered for closure, or reductions in facilities, according to the Mercury-Register, Oroville, Calif. Public input is sought on the proposal to convert the...