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Maine State Park Campsites Filling Fast

Even with an impressive winter that seems reluctant to relinquish its hold, some people are making plans for the coming camping season in Maine. Camping reservations at Maine state parks have hit an all-time high for this time of year, according to the Maine Bureau of...

8,000+ Manitoba Sites Booked on First Day

By all reports the first day of being able to reserve a campground this summer at a Provincial Park in Manitoba by telephone was relatively trouble-free. More than 8,000 campsites were booked as of noon Monday (April 7), reported CJOB Channel 68, Winnipeg. That is...

Arizona Agency Delays RV Decision

The Mohave County (Ariz.) supervisors put off on Monday (April 7) until its next meeting the issue of renting recreation vehicles at RV parks. In November, the supervisors passed a new county ordinance that deals with health and sanitation requirements for public...

Report: High Gas Prices to Impact U.S. Travel

Retail gas prices will peak near $3.60 a gallon in June, but prices at such lofty levels will make many Americans think twice about hitting the road this summer, the Energy Department said Tuesday (April 8). High prices and a weak economy are expected to cut demand...

Massachusetts Park Owners Elect New Officers

The Massachusetts Association of Campground Owners (MACO) elected new officers for 2008 at its annual meeting March 15 in Springfield, Mass. The meeting was held in conjunction with the Northeast Campground Association’s Northeast Conference on Camping....

Forest Service Closes Arizona Campground

The U.S. Forest Service announced on April 2 that it will close Hoyer Campground near Greer, Ariz., this summer because of problems with a wastewater treatment facility. A news release said the Forest Service will refund about $10,000 in campsite reservation fees,...

ARVC-Michigan Reaches Out to Non-Members

The Michigan Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC-Michigan) tried something new to attract newcomers to its Spring Convention March 26-28 at the Valley Plaza Resort in Midland, Mich. The depressed Michigan economy called for creative marketing so Executive...

RV Park Development on Tribal Lands Eyed

The first ever conference designed to help Native Americans develop and operate RV parks and campgrounds is scheduled for May 13-14 in Phoenix, Ariz. “Many Indian tribes have identified RV parks as being viable economic development projects and have included...

May 1 Opening for Oregon Resort

Aventura Resorts Inc., a developer of upscale RV resorts, announced that Sunshine Ridge will be open to the public for rental of RV sites starting May 1. Aventura is renovating the old Western Horizons Columbia River Gorge Resort at Mosier, Ore. The resort lies just...

Michigan RV Park Proposal to Get Hearing

A 676-site RV park is being proposed for the site of the Chemung Hills Golf Course in Livingston County, Mich. The proposal for the 156-acre plot of land, located west of Detroit, is an RV park and campground with attractions including miniature golf, nature trails,...

South Carolina to Host Campground Cookoff

The first Campground Cookoff in South Carolina will be held Sept. 19-21 at the Calhoun Falls State Recreation Area on Lake Russell. The event is supported by the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism and developed by the Old 96 District Tourism...