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Morgan RV Resorts in Growth Spurt

A leading privately owned chain of RV parks and campgrounds is branching out into the amusement park sector as part of its drive to become a major regional destination for families. Morgan RV Resorts LLC, based in Queensbury, N.Y., in February purchased the Indiana...

ReserveAmerica Sets Record Booking Feb. 1

ReserveAmerica broke its previous reservation record for its busiest day of the year by processing over 19,000 reservations on Feb. 1, booking roughly 76,000 camping nights for the upcoming camping season. This was a 16% increase over last year’s single-day...

2008 KOA Directory Now Available

The 2008 edition of the KOA Directory is now available. The 260-page directory lists detailed information and full color maps on more than 455 campgrounds throughout North America. “We’ve been producing great KOA Directories for campers nearly since the...

Automated Park Check-in Service Begins

Tyler Duffy spent an extended stay at an unattended West Virginia campground four years ago and was surprised that the management took several weeks before collecting his campground fee. From that experience sprung the idea to set up an automated check-in service for...

Online Bookings Continue to Grow

Friend Communications announced that online bookings increased again in 2007 for campgrounds which provide online convenience to their guests. California parks led the nation in revenue bookings with three parks generating more than $600,000 total online bookings,...

Athens Park Homes Buys Competitor

Athens Park Homes LLC, based in Athens, Texas, has purchased the assets and intellectual properties of Flat Creek Lodges Inc. of Haleyville, Ala. Flat Creek Lodges is a park model manufacturer that specializes in the manufacturing and sale of floating cabins. Athens...

National Park System Visits Up 1% in 2007

More than 275 million visits were recorded in America’s national park system in 2007, an increase of 3 million visits or about 1% from the previous year. “Despite rising gas prices and the lure of electronic entertainment, this is great news,” National Park Service...

Affinity Launches 'RV Expert Blog' on RV.net

Affinity Group Inc. recently launched RV.net’s RV Expert Blog, http://blog.rv.net, designed to offer a broad range of information about RVing and the outdoor lifestyle. RV.net is the first RV expert blog to offer fresh content daily from a multitude of well-known...

Custer National Forest Plans Fee Boost

To save money in its recreation budget, meet national standards and offset maintenance costs, Custer National Forest in southeast Montana is proposing to raise some campground fees, add fees at other sites and close down some facilities, according to the Billings...

Lorne Armer New KOA Marketing VP

Lorne Armer, an eight-year veteran of the Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) home office staff in Billings, Mont., was recently promoted to vice president of marketing for the 46-year-old international camping company, KOA announced in a news release. Armer has been...

Wymong Park Upgrades for 2010 Rodeo

The board that oversees the Cam-plex events center in Gillette, Wyo., plans to extend sewer lines, water and electricity to hundreds of recreational vehicle sites in time for the 2010 National High School Finals Rodeo, according to The Associated Press. The Cam-plex...