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Planners Back Florida RV Resort Proposal

Over the objections of residents and conservationists, an upscale recreational vehicle and camping resort proposed for the Aripeka, Fla., area got the backing of the Planning and Zoning Commission on Monday (April 14). The 24.5-acre parcel is envisioned as a high-end...

ATPA Honors Arizona’s Top RV Parks

Coming off a successful winter season, the Arizona Travel Parks Association (ATPA) honored member “parks of the year” at its annual convention April 9-11 at the Holiday Inn & Suites in Tucson, Ariz. Sixty-five people attended the three-day convention,...

Reservations Rise at Vermont Campgrounds

A gate blocks the road and there’s still plenty of snow piled on the ground, but that’s not stopping hundreds of people from claiming their summer camping sites within Little River State Park near Waterbury, Vt. “There’s hot showers, so...

Santa Fe Trail Horse Race Beckons RVers

RVers and campers are invited to follow the Second Annual Great Santa Fe Trail Horse Race Endurance Ride starting Aug. 31 in Santa Fe, N.M., and climaxing Sept. 13 in Council Grove, Kan. Over 50 riders and horses will embark upon the 515-mile, 14-day equestrian...

Privatization of New Jersey State Parks Proposed

A New Jersey lawmaker has suggested allowing private companies to operate state parks in order to save the state money. Assemblyman John Wisniewski believes it’s a way to keep open some state parks slated to close this summer under Gov. Jon S. Corzine’s austere...

Newport Dunes Resort Marks 50th Anniversary

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort in Newport Beach, Calif., is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a series of special offers and celebrations throughout 2008. Deemed the “Ritz of RV Parks” by the Los Angeles Times for its picturesque location and numerous...

Public Slams Michigan RV Park Proposal

What started as a public hearing for a proposed campground quickly turned into an inquisition at the Oceola Township Planning Commission meeting Thursday night (April 10) near Howell, Mich. Developers were in town looking to acquire a special-use permit to transform...

Beetles Plague Colorado Campgrounds

Who’d have thought it would come to this: national forests and parks delaying the opening of numerous sites — or closing them altogether — to remove thousands of dead beetle-clobbered trees? But it’s true in the nation’s public parks, and it’s probably something that...

Seasonal Campgrounds Popular on N.J. Coast

Rich Tierney purchased his piece of land at New Jersey’s Bay Cove Resort when it opened 20 years ago. At the time, condominium parks — seasonal campgrounds where people own their properties and live in recreational vehicles or recreational park trailers —...

Campground Cuts Loom in San Diego Budget

San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders is expected to begin pushing for next year’s $1.2 billion budget proposal. The proposal calls for scraping 127 city jobs and hard cuts to libraries, city pools and popular campgrounds, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. Overnight...

New Jellystone Resort Open for Business

The new Yogi Bear Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Pine Grove, Calif., is open for business. The park becomes the 73rd member of the Leisure Systems Inc. (LSI) franchise and one of only two in California. John and Tracy Tomasello bought the 45-acre facility, formerly...

Virginia Campground’s Future in Limbo

The future of three of the most beautiful natural spots in James City, Va., should be decided this fall, according to a timeline reviewed this week by county supervisors. The master plan effort for the county-owned Jamestown Beach Campground, Jamestown Yacht Basin and...