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Indicators Show Moderate U.S. Growth

The U.S. economy should expand modestly in coming months, a gauge of future business activity showed Thursday (June 21), indicating consumers and businesses may be shrugging off the weak housing market. According to an Associated Press report, the Conference Board...

Best Parks in America Adds Affiliates

Best Parks in America continues to grow with the addition of three new affiliate parks: Rincon Country East in Tucson, Ariz., Westwind RV & Golf Resort in Yuma, Ariz., and Rio Bend RV & Golf Resort in El Centro, Calif. The latest additions bring to 21 the...

Wildfire Evacuates Oregon Campers

A wildfire on about 2,500 acres of grassland led to the evacuation on Sunday (June 17) of some 50 people from a campground near the mouth of the Deschutes River near The Dalles, Ore., according to the Salem News. The fire was on private and U.S. Bureau of Land...

Killer Bear Destroyed at Utah Campground

Wildlife officers fatally wounded a bear they believed was the same animal that snatched an 11-year-old boy from his family’s tent near a popular Utah campground and killed the youngster on Sunday (June 17), according to the Associated Press. The bear had been wounded...

Gypsy Moth Outbreak Closes Wisc. Park

In an unprecedented move, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is temporarily closing Rocky Arbor State Park near Wisconsin Dells because of an infestation of gypsy moths, according to the Wisconsin State Journal. The park closed Monday (June 18) and will...

Art Rouse: RV Publishing, Club Pioneer

Art Rouse, founder of Southern California-based TL Enterprises Inc., an influential force in the growth of the recreational vehicle industry, died Friday in St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, Calif. An 89-year-old Malibu resident whose company published RV...

‘The Rally’ Officials Expect Healthy Turnout

Over 10,000 RVers are expected for the eighth annual running of The Rally, one of the industry’s largest consumer gatherings set for July 19-22 at the 132-acre Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center in Redmond, Ore. “The Rally continues to grow in popularity year after...

Beetles, Winds Close Two Campgrounds

Two popular lakeside campgrounds on Lake Dillon in Summit County, Colo., were closed this week and will likely stay closed for weeks because of the pine beetle and strong winds, according to CBS4 Denver. The Heaton Bay campground was closed because rangers had been...

NomadISP Brings Internet to RV Parks

Welcome to the new world of camping, where Internet access is almost as important as having enough firewood. “It used to be that when campers would make reservations at an RV park, they would ask if the park had water, electricity and sewer,” said Kelly Hogan, CEO of...

R.I. State Parks Eye Reservation Service

Rhode Island officials are considering proposals from three companies that hope to provide a reservation service for the state parks system, according to the Providence Journal. A state committee is reviewing the bids from US eDIRECT Inc., ReserveAmerica Holdings Inc....

City Agrees to Pay RV Park’s Water Bill

The Keene, Texas, city council has agreed to pay for water to Doc’s City RV Park until a suit with the owner is resolved, according to the Cleburne Times-Review. Owner Bret “Doc” Berkman filed the lawsuit against Keene after he discovered an agreement between the...

Camping Remains Popular on Outer Banks

North Carolina’s Outer Banks historically has been an inexpensive place to park trailers and campers for a weekend, a season or longer. As real estate values skyrocketed, however, bigger developments have replaced some campgrounds and travel trailer parks, according...