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ARVC Confab Addresses National Issues

A number of concerns were addressed Tuesday (April 29) during the opening session of the two-day National Issues Conference sponsored by the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC). Several dozen campground owners and association leaders from across...

Federal Reserve Trims Key Interest Rate

The Federal Reserve has cut a key interest rate by a quarter-point, a smaller move than the aggressive easing it undertook earlier this year. The Associated Press reported that the Fed action, announced Wednesday (April 30) after a two-day regular meeting, pushed the...

Heavy Snows Delay Some Park Openings

Many government-owned campgrounds in eastern Washington and northern Idaho will be opening later than usual because of heavy snow and a cold spring, U.S. Forest Service officials say. “We can’t even get to some of the sites,” said Andy Boggs, recreation operations...

Rowdy Aspects of Alaska Festival Debated

The 33-year-old Fourth of July festival in Girdwood, Alaska, will probably go on as scheduled this year, organizers say. But it’s likely to look and feel different from previous years as the town tries to tame an event that’s gotten too big for its...

Maryland Honors State Park Liaison

Faye Ordway of Worcester County, Md., recently received a Governor’s Volunteer Service Award for her 20 years of service as a campground liaison at Assateague State Park. “Maryland is proud to recognize the strong service and conservation ethic of Mrs. Faye Ordway,”...

Trailer Life Launches 2008 Publications

Trailer Life Publications has launched its 2008 Trailer Life Directory, 2008 RV Road Atlas and 2008 Campground Navigator. The Trailer Life RV Parks, Campground and Services Directory is the official directory of the Good Sam Club, the world’s largest RV...

RV Wholesale Deliveries Declined in March

In what is traditionally a strong wholesale month, all recreational vehicle categories showed double-digit declines for March signaling an 18.9% drop in year-over-year shipment totals. According to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), overall March...

Fuel Prices Altering Canadian Travel

The Hotel Association of Canada says Canadians’ travel intentions have “softened.” In a recent annual poll 70% of Canadians said they planned to take a domestic trip some time in 2008, down from 78% in last year’s survey, the association said. Major...

B.C. Park Operator Welcomes Report

A British Columbia campground operator welcomes new recommendations to improve and support his industry. But Joseph Dubois is also wondering about the timing of the announcement as the industry faces several short- and long-term challenges, starting with high gas...

Neighbors Fight Massachusetts Park Expansion

Abutters of the largest campground in Newton, Mass., say the facility has gotten large enough and they will head to court in an attempt to stop Whispering Pines Campground from expanding. This spring, town officials agreed to let the campground add another 38 sites....

B.C Campground Gets Initial Expansion OK

No one came forward Monday night (April 21) to speak against expansion of the Riverside Campground located near Whistler, British Columbia. Owners propose to add yurts, additional recreational vehicle sites and an eight-building “Scandinave Spa” featuring saunas,...

Rising Fuel Costs Hinder Camping

Local and national RV campground officials say their customers are feeling the effects of higher fuel prices. “It’s definitely affecting business,” said Chris Allen, manager at Ocean Lakes Family Campground in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Although local...