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Iowa Campground Owners Eye Better Marketing

Association and individual campground marketing was a focal point of discussion at the Iowa Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds Spring Meeting March 26 at Doggs RV Park in Iconium, Iowa. “We have produced a directory for four years and it’s well done,” Beth...

Scenic Sioux City Campground Opens

You know it’s finally spring when the Scenic Park Campground in Sioux City, Iowa, opens, as it did on Saturday (March 29). Despite a little wind and a cold and rainy forecast for the next few days, campers were already calling to make their campsite reservations...

Michigan Kampground First KOA to Offer Yurts

The Higgins Lake, Mich., KOA this year will become the first in the Kampgrounds of America chain to formally offer yurts to its guests. Owner Wynn Taylor is taking delivery of three yurts from Pacific Yurts in April and will have them ready when the park opens May 1....

Agency Weighs Campground Privatization

Martin County (Fla.) Commissioners on Tuesday (April 1) will consider a proposal that could lead to private operation of Phipps Park Campground, a county-owned recreational vehicle facility located in Stuart, Fla. But area residents say adding a “KOA-like...

'Eco-Tourist’ Campground Gets Initial OK

The Half Moon Bay (Calif.) City Council has endorsed one step toward a project to build a campground and recreational vehicle park catering to “eco-tourists”— vacationers who flock to areas with unspoiled fauna or flora. On March 18, the council unanimously approved...

Nebraska Welcomes New Campground

A new campground should be opening this spring in the Grand Island, Neb., area. The first nine camper pads for a planned 50-site development are being constructed at the Heartland Public Shooting Park. It’s a development that will be created over time as money...

Affinity’s Daquino to Oversee Clubs Division

Affinity Group Inc. announced that Joe Daquino will be taking on an expanded role as president of Affinity Clubs, replacing Grant Miller who resigned for a position with Chicago Title. Daquino will continue in his role as senior vice president, multi-media division....

California Reopens Forest Campgrounds

Residents can go back into tens of thousands of acres of the Cleveland National Forest outside San Diego, Calif., but the cost of camping at many spots in the forest is likely to increase by 20% or more in coming months. In separate actions on Wednesday (March 26),...

Fall Opening for Montana Motorcoach Resort

Real estate entrepreneur Jeanne Rizzotto has a penchant for unusual projects, and creating the Of Course RV Resort LLC, the first of many motorcoach resorts in the nation to include a designer golf course, is her most unusual endeavor to date. Located just north of...

Court Ruling Dire for Ontario Tourism

A trailer park owner says an Ontario Court of Appeal ruling will hurt tourism in the province. The Court of Appeal ruled Jan. 14 that trailers in campgrounds are property tax assessable in the name of the owner of the underlying land — the campground owner, according...

Minnesota Park Owners Air Concerns in St. Paul

The president of the Minnesota Resort and Campground Association (MRCA) stressed the importance of resort and campground preservation, especially property tax relief, during a presentation earlier this month to the state’s legislators. Paul Bugbee, owner of...

Board Flip-Flops, Kills RV Park Plan

Plans for a recreational vehicle park in Richmond, Ky., unraveled Tuesday (March 25) as the city commission acknowledged citizen opposition to the plan. In a surprise turnaround, city commissioners voted 4-0 to rescind a lease to build the RV park at Camp Catalpa in...