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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,...

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...

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...

A Year After Dramatic Campground Flooding

Jerry and Kay Ewen vividly recall wading through rushing hip- to chest-deep Whitewater River water, hand-in-hand with two rescuers, to escape their flooded motorhome in August 2007. The terror of that night at Lazy-D Campground near Elba, Minn., will never leave them....

Feds Seek ARVC Help to Find Fugitive

The FBI and U.S. Marshall’s Office have prevailed upon the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) and its 4,000 members to be on the lookout for a fugitive. Hedge fund swindler Samuel Israel III is allegedly on the run in a Class C motorhome after...

Campers Hear Tree Fall in the Forest

A mangled picnic table sat pinned under a fallen tree Tuesday (June 24) in Oswald West Hike-in Campground near Arch Cape, Ore. The tree, a spruce estimated to be about 400 years old and 6.5 feet in diameter fell, disrupting and damaging four campsites, around midnight...

Emerson Named AGI VP/Publisher

Ann Emerson has been named vice president and publisher for Affinity Group Inc.’s (AGI) Woodall Publications and Affinity Guest Services (AGS). In addition to her responsibility for the Woodall North American Campground Directory and its website, Emerson will...

Emerson Named AGI VP/Publisher

Ann Emerson has been named vice president and publisher for Affinity Group Inc.’s (AGI) Woodall Publications and Affinity Guest Services (AGS). In addition to her responsibility for the Woodall North American Campground Directory and its website, Emerson will...

A Year After Dramatic Campground Flooding

Jerry and Kay Ewen vividly recall wading through rushing hip- to chest-deep Whitewater River water, hand-in-hand with two rescuers, to escape their flooded motorhome in August 2007. The terror of that night at Lazy-D Campground near Elba, Minn., will never leave them....

Campers Hear Tree Fall in the Forest

A mangled picnic table sat pinned under a fallen tree Tuesday (June 24) in Oswald West Hike-in Campground near Arch Cape, Ore. The tree, a spruce estimated to be about 400 years old and 6.5 feet in diameter fell, disrupting and damaging four campsites, around midnight...

Feds Seek ARVC Help to Find Fugitive

The FBI and U.S. Marshall’s Office have prevailed upon the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) and its 4,000 members to be on the lookout for a fugitive. Hedge fund swindler Samuel Israel III is allegedly on the run in a Class C motorhome after...