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Tennessee Campground Marks 40th Year

Camping is a popular pastime in northern middle Tennessee and the Land Between the Lakes region. And, as part of the outdoor recreation scene, it’s also a retail revenue engine for the area. Four decades ago, Don Clark saw a chance to create one of the...

RV Park Extends Amenities to Community

In August 2004, Susan and Lon Strombeck were looking for a growth business opportunity in Catron County, N.M., located in the extreme western part of the state. They found it in Apache RV Park, in the heart of the Apache National Forest nine miles north of Reserve....

Hispanic Market Experts Slated for RV Show

Colombian-American couple Gary and Valerie Berman, who have spent 20 years studying the Hispanic market in the United States, will speak to industry members about their knowledge of Hispanics’ leisure preferences and outline the best ways to market to this growing...

KOA Hands Out Awards at Jamboree

Cam and Paul Friesen, owners of the Watkins Glen, N.Y., KOA Campground for the past 17 years, were named KOA’s Franchisees of the Year during the annual Kampgrounds of America (KOA) Jamboree Nov. 7-11 in Myrtle Beach, S.C., KOA announced in a news release....

ARVC InSites Opens on Encouraging Note

More than 75% of recreational vehicle owners believe that RV vacations cost less than other vacation options, according to national survey data released Wednesday (Nov. 12) at the InSites 2008 Convention & Outdoor Hospitality Expo in Nashville, Tenn. The survey,...

Campground Vandalism Tops $100,000

A reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest of vandals suspected of causing more than $100,000 in damage to trailers at the Cannon Falls Campground near Cannon Falls, Minn. According to state fire marshals, arsonists set fire to a trailer home in...

Manitoba Campground Sits Empty

The former campground near Emerson, Manitoba, continues to sit empty and unused. The facility was taken over by the province when the developers of the campground pulled out of the project several years ago, according to the Pembina Valley Online, Winkler, MB. Wayne...

Obama Inauguration Draws Many Rvers

The impending inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama in January is creating a big demand for housing in and around Washington, D.C. RV parks are one of the recipients of this mid-winter rush. Cherry Hill Campground in College Park, Md., has already taken...

Michigan Cabin Project Tabled Again

A large-scale campground cabin proposal for Cheboygan County in Michigan was tabled last week for a second time by the county’s planning commission. Mill Creek Campground proposes to replace 107 campsites with 107 camping cabins, according to the Cheboygan Daily...

Natchez, Miss., RV Resort Plan Debated

Should the city of Natchez, Miss., allow RV resorts and, if so, where? Those are the two questions Natchez Planning Commission members agreed to put to a vote during their next board meeting Nov. 20. But how they will vote may be the more important question after...

RV Retirees Need Tech Love Too

Rincon Country RV Resorts in Tucson, Ariz., recently unveiled its new interactive, user-centric website. The site, complete with interactive blogs that encourage members of the RV community to share their park experiences, concerns and photos, also includes an...

Natchez, Miss., RV Resort Plan Debated

Should the city of Natchez, Miss., allow RV resorts and, if so, where? Those are the two questions Natchez Planning Commission members agreed to put to a vote during their next board meeting Nov. 20. But how they will vote may be the more important question after...