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Mississippi River Campers Evacuate

As the flood water rises, the number of people along the Mississippi River continues to drop. Campers at Devil’s Backbone Park Campground in Grand Tower, Ill., are trying to pack up before the flood waters reach their campers. Only a half dozen campers remained on...

Washington Campers Dodge Bullets

Campers on the north shore of Yale Reservoir in southwest Washington hid behind cars to avoid incoming bullets and frantically called 911 last weekend after a Vancouver man — standing on the Clark County side of the lake – allegedly fired three guns toward them. “We...

Washington Campers Dodge Bullets

Campers on the north shore of Yale Reservoir in southwest Washington hid behind cars to avoid incoming bullets and frantically called 911 last weekend after a Vancouver man — standing on the Clark County side of the lake – allegedly fired three guns toward them. “We...

Mississippi River Campers Evacuate

As the flood water rises, the number of people along the Mississippi River continues to drop. Campers at Devil’s Backbone Park Campground in Grand Tower, Ill., are trying to pack up before the flood waters reach their campers. Only a half dozen campers remained on...

Colorado Campers Staying Close to Home

Even though it wasn’t their typical vacation spot, Kathy and Bob Piotrowski of Eaton, Colo., had no complaints about relaxing near the shore of Boyd Lake not far from their home on a warm afternoon this week. Normally, the couple drives their recreational vehicle into...

RV Cooking Show Uses Tango Travel Trailer

The RV Cooking Show is traveling throughout the U.S. in a 2009 Tango travel trailer. Sponsored by Pacific Coachworks Inc., maker of the Tango trailer, the RV Cooking Show (www.RVCookingShow.com) will film a new episode every three weeks, showcasing the ample,...

Hoosier City May Close Seasonal Campground

The city of Muncie, Ind., is running out of money to operate Prairie Creek Reservoir and the city controller says one solution is to raise fees for campers – or close the campground altogether, according to the Muncie Star Press. In a heated Parks and Recreation board...

Volunteers Clean Up Flooded Iowa Campground

The pressure from floodwater from the swollen Turkey River burst through an earthen levee causing $1,237,500 in damages in Clermont, Iowa, last week, estimates the emergency operations center. Skip-A-Way Resort & RV campground, along Highway 18, sustained...

Minnesota Resort Owners See Slice of America

From $70 tents to $1.5 million RVs, the Poss family has seen it all at their RV park on the edge of Woodbury, a suburb of St. Paul, Minn. Arrivals of sheep and ducks on their way to the Minnesota State Fair, an anticipated influx of RV-traveling delegates for...

New York Town OK’s Campground Plans

Despite some residents’ objections, the Wheatfield, N.Y., town board voted Monday night (June 16) to change a local law allowing campgrounds and RV parks only if they are in conjunction with a hotel or motel and are part of a minimum 10-acre commercially zoned lot,...

Friend Acquires PARCS Software

Orange, Calif.-based Friend Communications has acquired PARCS Software in a move to further its portfolio of software options and “offer RV parks and campgrounds more choices in selecting a software package.” According to a press release, the acquisition will also...

Camping in Texas Remains Strong

Recreational vehicle sales are down this year, reflecting weak economic conditions and rising fuel costs. But consumer interest in camping remains strong, based on recent Google searches for campgrounds and RV resorts, said Brian Schaeffer, executive director and CEO...