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Storm-Ravaged Campground Reopens

Gulf Haven Campground near Gulfport, Miss., has undergone several facelifts over the past three decades. Before Hurricane Camille, the site was a small motel serving residents and visitors of the coast. It reopened as a beach front RV park, but Hurricane Katrina in...

Camp Hosts Honored for 15-Year Service

For nearly 15 years, George and Barb Carley have made Bunker Hills Regional Park near St. Paul, Minn., their home from April until October. They are the park’s official hosts. “I call this our Garden of Eden, and every year I want to come back to...

TVA Parks Expect Capacity Crowds over the 4th

With gas prices rising as the spring travel season began, Tim Haney was unsure what to expect at Joe Wheeler State Park campground in northern Alabama. Haney, park superintendent, said while $4-per-gallon fuel prices have taken a toll on the number of campers driving...

Check that Propane Cylinder!

It has come to the attention of the National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) that propane cylinders are being used in the manufacturing of methamphetamines, commonly referred to as “”crank.” Manufacturers of this illegal substance are using propane cylinders for the...

Camp Hosts Honored for 15-Year Service

For nearly 15 years, George and Barb Carley have made Bunker Hills Regional Park near St. Paul, Minn., their home from April until October. They are the park’s official hosts. “I call this our Garden of Eden, and every year I want to come back to...

Storm-Ravaged Campground Reopens

Gulf Haven Campground near Gulfport, Miss., has undergone several facelifts over the past three decades. Before Hurricane Camille, the site was a small motel serving residents and visitors of the coast. It reopened as a beach front RV park, but Hurricane Katrina in...

TVA Parks Expect Capacity Crowds over the 4th

With gas prices rising as the spring travel season began, Tim Haney was unsure what to expect at Joe Wheeler State Park campground in northern Alabama. Haney, park superintendent, said while $4-per-gallon fuel prices have taken a toll on the number of campers driving...

Check that Propane Cylinder!

It has come to the attention of the National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) that propane cylinders are being used in the manufacturing of methamphetamines, commonly referred to as “”crank.” Manufacturers of this illegal substance are using propane cylinders for the...

Idaho Park Caters to Rock Climbers

Used to be that if you wanted to camp among the beautiful and fascinating rocks at the City of Rocks in southern Idaho, all you had was primitive camping. That was fine with members of the rock-climbing culture who would throw down a tarp and sleeping bag and hit the...

Flooded Minnesota Parks Re-open

DunRomin’ Park Campground owner Dawn Johnson saw beauty in the aftermath of a flood. An Austin, Minn., couple was evacuated from the secluded rural Caledonia, Minn., campground the night of flash floods June 8 with about 60 other campers, but they returned for a few...

Firm Provides Lightning Detection System

Commercial Recreation Specialists (CRS), a supplier to the campground industry, provided site assessment consulting and design services for an early-warning lightning detection system at two East Coast camps. After a 2005 lightning-safety incident at YMCA Camp...

LSI to Sponsor 40th Anniversary Cruise

To mark Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park franchise system’s 40th anniversary in 2009, Leisure Systems Inc. (LSI) is sponsoring its annual Symposium in conjunction with the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) InSites ARVC Convention in Orlando,...