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Kempthorne Unveils National Park Projects

Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne has unveiled the 110 national park improvement projects and programs that will get underway this spring, funded by an equal combination of public and private funds, under President Bush’s National Park Centennial...

Resort Expansion Rejected on Density Issue

The owner of a popular Minnesota resort says he won’t pursue an ambitious expansion after having plans denied Tuesday (April 22) by the Otter Tail County Board. John Frank, owner of Frank’s Lodge & Campground, said Tuesday he’s likely to abandon plans for adding...

CalARVC Moves Convention Back to Spring

The California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (CalARVC) has scratched its annual fall convention, moving it back to the spring in 2009. And for the first time, the convention will join forces with associations from Idaho, Arizona and Oregon. The spring...

Campsite Delivery Firm Opens in San Diego

Campsite Delivery, a unique company offering tent camping gear rentals at four luxury campgrounds in the San Diego area, is now open. The company’s website, www.campsitedelivery.com, allows visitors to read campground reviews, reserve a campground for their luxury...

Pine Beetle Causes Campground Closings

One of the effects of the current mountain pine beetle infestation is the danger of beetle-killed trees falling in campgrounds. Out of the 57 campgrounds in Colorado’s White River National Forest, six campgrounds may have delayed openings this summer and three...

Michigan Couple Honored By Lodging Assn.

Jim and Joy Cordray of White River Campground in Montague, Mich., were given the 2008 Seasonal Operator of the Year Award by the Michigan Lodging and Tourism Association during the Stars of the Industry Dinner on April 15 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand...

Gas Usage Heads Down

U.S. drivers are doing something they haven’t done for nearly two decades — consume less gasoline. Gas consumption so far this year is down about 0.2% compared to last year, according to the Energy Information Administration. The federal agency is predicting that...

Vancouver RV Park Booked for 2010 Olympics

The day Vancouver won the 2010 Winter Olympics the phone began to ring at the Capilano RV Park in West Vancouver, British Columbia. “It was immediate,” said Wayne Baker, one of the owners of the campground, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. “We were...

Daquino Named to Head Affinity Clubs

Affinity Group Inc. (AGI), the nation’s largest provider of outdoor recreation clubs, services, media and events, has promoted Joe Daquino to president of Affinity Clubs. Daquino’s new position complements and expands his current role as senior vice...

County Law Aimed at Problem Campers

Long-term campers who cause trouble at campgrounds in Monterey County, Calif., could be subject to stricter rules about how long they can stay and how long they must stay away if county supervisors approve a new law. On Tuesday (April 22), the supervisors will...

ORCA Discusses 2009 Regional Conference

Plans for a regional campground conference in 2009 were unveiled during the 4th Annual Oregon RV Park and Campground Association (ORCA) State Convention April 15-17 at the Seven Feathers Hotel & Casino Resort in Canyonville, Ore. The March 2009 regional...

Pennsylvania State Parks Spruced Up

Those who enjoy Pennsylvania’s state parks for biking, hiking, camping and other outdoor recreation will find big improvements in some facilities and repairs to others this season. Pine Grove Furnace State Park near Gettysburg in particular is in the middle of a...