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El Monte RV Unveils ‘Concierge Service’

El Monte RV, one of the nation’s leading motorhome rental companies, has unveiled the industry’s first-ever Web site with real-time RV rentals and campground reservations. The booking services offered via www.elmonterv.com makes it easy for campers and...

Tenn. Body Limits Seasonal Camping

Campgrounds are places for people to visit, not to live. That’s a message Sullivan County planning officials hope to send with a new code enforcement effort announced Monday (Aug. 20), according to TriCities.com, Johnson City, Tenn. Sullivan County Director of...

Extended Stays OK’d in Va. County

A zoning law that limits campground stays to 30 nights a year in Bedford County, Va., is a step closer to being relaxed, according to the Lynchburg News and Advance. The Bedford County Planning Commission voted unanimously Monday night (Aug. 20) to recommend changing...

Floodwaters Inundate Minn. Campground

The waterlogged villagers of Elba, Minn., began to pick themselves up Monday, while marveling at the mess left behind. The Whitewater River backed up around the town’s levee – forcing the evacuation of the town of 214 on Sunday (Aug. 19), according to KARE TV,...

Va. Bd. to Consider Seasonals’ Stay

The Bedford County Planning Commission in Virginia will hold a public hearing tonight on a proposal to dramatically increase the maximum number of nights that campers can spend in campgrounds, according to the Roanoke Times. The current county ordinance limits the...

Smoky Concession Available

Bidding is now open for a new concession contract in Cades Cove Campground Store in the Smoky Mountains National Park, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel. The concession contract is set to expire, and the National Park Service is looking for a person,...

Bad Wells Close Mich. Campgrounds

Broken water wells and the woeful Michigan economy are putting a crimp in camping and for others seeking a scenic stay in the Pigeon River Country State Forest near Vanderbilt, Mich., according to the Traverse City Record Eagle. Contaminated public wells prompted...

Rains Delay Work On Nova Scotia RV Park

Inclement weather over the summer has delayed until early October the opening of Sunset Sands, a high-end recreational vehicle park in Port Hood, Nova Scotia, according to The Cape Breton Post. Joe Morris, a member of the community group heading the tourist...

Pa. Board OK’s Hall for $11 M. RV Park

An Allentown, Pa., man who plans to build a $10.9 million private camping resort will be allowed to put a social hall on the site, the Franklin Township Zoning Hearing Board ruled on Aug. 16, according to the Allentown Morning Call. “We agreed he was within the...

Ala. RV Park to Get HIV Protest

Following national outrage when an HIV-positive 2-year-old boy was denied use of a swimming pool at a private campground in Alabama, the Campaign to End AIDS is holding a “family reunion” Sept. 3 to protest the RV park where the incident occurred,...

U.S. Visits to Canada Continue to Drop

Overall U.S. visits to Canada have slumped by more than one-third over the past five years, and same-day car trips are down nearly 50%. And the outlook for 2007 isn’t much better, says Randy Williams of the Tourism Industry Association of Canada. “We thought things...

Wash. St. Pks./Tribe Approve Land Swap

Washington state park officials have approved a major land swap along Hood Canal west of Seattle that will allow Skokomish tribal members to build critically needed housing and enable improvements at popular Potlatch State Park, according to the Seattle Times. After...