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RV Lifestyle Attracts More African-Americans

The throngs filling campgrounds across America this summer will include hardy outdoors types and those who prefer creature comforts. But, according to an Associated Press report, they’ll have at least one important thing in common: Nearly all of them are white....

CB Richard Ellis Group Expands in West

The CB Richard Ellis Group (CBRE) is expanding its Manufactured Housing Group, which deals with the acquisition and disposition of modular and manufactured home and recreational vehicle communities, in the Southwest, according to the New Mexico Business Weekly,...

Kansas KOA Survives May 22 Tornado

Editor’s Note: Susan Austin, franchisee communications manager for Kampgrounds of America Inc., prepared this story. For most, tornado season in Kansas is a looming threat we hear about, but never experience. But on Thursday, May 22, a tornado descended on WaKeeney,...

Hoosier Campgrounds See Downturn

Gas prices at $4 a gallon are forcing some Hoosier campers and boaters to plan their recreational activities closer to home. Ira and Linda Werker have managed Pike Lake Campground, Warsaw, Ind., for the past 15 years. Ira said there was a drastic decrease in campers...

Kempthorne to Receive ARC's Coleman Award

The American Recreation Coalition (ARC) has selected U.S. Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne as the recipient of the 20th Sheldon Coleman Great Outdoors Award. The award will be presented June 10 as part of Great Outdoors Week in Washington, D.C. The event,...

Campground Seeks to Extend Season

Township Supervisors in rural Allentown, Pa., tabled a request by Quakertown Campground Inc. to allow the business to operate 50 weeks per year. Supervisors will consider changing the campground’s shut-down policy at their June 3 meeting, according to the...

‘Staycationing’ Becomes U.S. Trend

“It’s heaven,” says Candy Conover. Conover’s heaven is where the New Haven River and Otter Creek meet north of Burlington, Vt. She lives in nearby Milton, Vt., but the longtime camper will summer at the Rivers Bend Campground, according to...

Negligence Causes Minnesota Cabin Fires

Fire broke out at a cabin community and RV park near Hinckley, Minn., Wednesday (May 28), damaging 22 structures, according to Fox 9 News, Minneapolis. Unlike a series of 12 other fires in the area last month, police do not believe Wednesday’s fire at Pathfinder...

Campground Owner Faces Drug Charge

A Vermont campground operator has been charged with marijuana cultivation after authorities seized 97 plants and $45,000 at properties owned or rented by him, federal prosecutors said Tuesday (May 27), according to The Associated Press. Eugenio Leon, 35, of Hyde Park,...

Reservations Up 15% in Empire State Parks

The campfires were crackling at Moreau Lake State Park north of Albany, N.Y., over Memorial Day weekend. And these celebrations weren’t burning the budget, according to WNYT-TV, Albany, as Capital Region residents stayed closer to home. “You have to find ways to...

RVers Head Out…to the Next Town

The Ceseeley and Hannaman families had planned to spend Memorial Day weekend at Pocahontas State Park outside of Richmond, Va. Instead, they drove to Outdoor World Campground in Croaker, Va., just up Interstate 64 from Yorktown, where they live, according to The...

Illinois Ups Holiday Camping Fees

The state of Illinois hiked some camping fees for campgrounds in state parks, fish and game areas, recreation areas and forests for holidays, effective Memorial Day weekend, according to the Belleville News-Democrat. The new fees took effect last Friday (May 23)....