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Long Island Park A Coveted Annual Ritual

On the first morning that Bill and Susan Bahlatzis and their two sons, then 3 and 7, camped at Hither Hills State Park in Montauk, N.Y., “the seagulls stole our entire breakfast in two minutes,” Bill Bahlatzis recalled with a wry smile earlier this summer at the...

Little Rock Park Caters to Hospital Patients

Sharon and Billy Taylor spent the last month living in their 18-foot Four Winds travel trailer in west Little Rock’s Maumelle Park as Billy had daily cancer treatments for multiple myeloma at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Across the park,...

Depressed Boating Market Mirrors RV Industry

In July 2006, Valley Boat Emporium in Fresno, Calif., sold 53 boats. In July 2008, owner Ron Monteverde says he’ll be fortunate if he sells 15. With gas prices up, home values down and the economy tanking, people aren’t spending as much money on luxury...

Long Island Park A Coveted Annual Ritual

On the first morning that Bill and Susan Bahlatzis and their two sons, then 3 and 7, camped at Hither Hills State Park in Montauk, N.Y., “the seagulls stole our entire breakfast in two minutes,” Bill Bahlatzis recalled with a wry smile earlier this summer at the...

Little Rock Park Caters to Hospital Patients

Sharon and Billy Taylor spent the last month living in their 18-foot Four Winds travel trailer in west Little Rock’s Maumelle Park as Billy had daily cancer treatments for multiple myeloma at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Across the park,...

Depressed Boating Market Mirrors RV Industry

In July 2006, Valley Boat Emporium in Fresno, Calif., sold 53 boats. In July 2008, owner Ron Monteverde says he’ll be fortunate if he sells 15. With gas prices up, home values down and the economy tanking, people aren’t spending as much money on luxury...

KOA Launches $40,000 Giveaway

Kampgrounds of America Inc. today (Aug. 1) launched a $40,000 cash giveaway promotion called “KOA’s Big 40K Giveaway.” The promotion is open to all campers: those with RVs, tents or those who stay in on-site KOA lodging, at any of KOA’s 450...

Relief Workers Fill Iowa Campgrounds

Brian Trapp’s and Marti Jaso’s blue and gray tents sit side-by-side at the West Overlook Campground near the Coralville Reservoir in eastern Iowa. Trapp and Jaso are construction workers who have relocated to Iowa City to help in flood relief and...

Canadian Builder Picks RV Park over Homes

The site of the failed residential project in Squamish, British Columbia, might soon be home to an RV park. Property owner Kingswood Development has applied to the district to develop an RV park on the Upper Mamquam Blind Channel property, located 30 miles north of...

Hoosier Campground Changes Ownership

A popular family-owned campground east of Monon, Ind., saw an era end and a new one begin earlier this summer. Thrasher’s Woods – known for decades as a great place to camp, fish, swim and get a little closer to the outdoors – changed hands from Gene and Alene...