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KOA Names Campground of the Year

Shelby/Mansfield, Ohio, KOA owners Garry and Vicki Cole were honored with the 2008 Campground of the Year award at KOA’s international convention in Phoenix in November. The annual award recognizes deserving Kampground of Amnerica (KOA) franchisees who demonstrate a...

Duluth Board Delays Vote on RV Park

The planning commission in Duluth, Minn., delayed voting Tuesday (Dec. 11) on a plan that would transform the old Spirit Lake Marina in Duluth’s Riverside neighborhood into a recreational vehicle resort, according to the Duluth News Tribune. A preliminary vote on the...

2008 PRVCA Travel Brochures Available

The Pennsylvania RV & Camping Association (PRVCA) is beginning to ship the 2008 edition of Explore Pennsylvania. This edition features the importance of children’s involvement in nature, maintenance tips, scenic routes in Pennsylvania, elk country and much more,...

New Casino/RV Park to be KOA-Franchised

The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians, a federally recognized tribe, will unveil plans today (Dec. 13) for the first phase of a multi-million dollar, multi-phased economic development project to be built entirely on and within its 160-acre reservation in...

ARVC Honors Campgrounds at InSites

The National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) presented a number of Awards of Excellence as its InSites Convention & Expo Nov. 6-9 in Phoenix, Ariz. Major park award recipients were: Small Park of the Year, Rutledge Lake RV Park, Fletcher, N.C.,...

Ohio Owners Hold Fun Day and Park Tour

The Annual Fall Fun Day and Park Operators on Tour for the Ohio Campground Owners Association (OCOA) was held Oct. 16-17 at the Holiday Inn/Roberts Centre in Wilmington, Ohio, with over 25 campgrounds represented. On Oct. 16, the group participated in the “Fun Day”...

Virginia's Parks Might Get State Referrals

The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation is considering developing an informational kiosk program that would refer campers to private campgrounds when public parks are full, according to David Gorin, executive director of the Virginia Campground...

A Banner Year for ReserveAmerica

ReserveAmerica announced a record year across all channels for 2007, most notably with its advance online reservation results. The Ballston Spa, N.Y.-based company reached a record, with 65% of all reservations booked online, according to a news release. Some of...

Alabama Park Evicting Year-Rounders

A public park near Huntsville, Ala., is shutting down temporarily to evict a handful of year-round campers. The move has some regulars fuming mad, but it’s those regulars who are partly to blame for the shutdown, according to WAFF 48 News, Huntsville. The...

Fed Cuts Interest Rate Quarter Point

The Federal Reserve cut a key interest rate by one-quarter of a percentage point today (Dec. 11), trying to keep the country out of recession, according to The Associated Press. The reduction in the federal funds rate to 4.25% marked the third rate cut in the past...

Sturgis, S.D., Campground May Go ‘Dry’

The Meade County Commission has refused to renew the liquor license of a large campground that operates near Bear Butte in South Dakota during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. A county official said Jay Allen’s alcohol license was denied because of unpaid bills, which...

Canadian Firm Buys Utah Town, RV Parks

A Canadian mining company that bought a mothballed uranium mill in Ticaboo, Utah, has now bought the entire private community from a Wyoming company, according to The Associated Press. Toronto’s SXR Uranium One bought the south-central Utah town for its housing....