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KOA Park Hosts Large Thanksgiving Dinner

It wasn’t the first time the Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay KOA campground near Watsonville, Calif., hosted a Thanksgiving dinner for its guests. But it was one of the biggest. Montana Hutton, who’s been in charge of the kitchen for the past three years, prepared...

KOA Park Hosts Large Thanksgiving Dinner

It wasn’t the first time the Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay KOA campground near Watsonville, Calif., hosted a Thanksgiving dinner for its guests. But it was one of the biggest. Montana Hutton, who’s been in charge of the kitchen for the past three years, prepared...

Outlook ’09 to Detail New Go RVing Ad Theme

In response to the changing marketplace, Go RVing has updated its print and Internet ads to attract budget-conscious consumers with a strong message about the affordability of RV travel. The newly revised ads, as well as details of the coalition’s 2009 media buy, will...

Wisconsin Resort Files for Ch. 11 Bankruptcy

Van Der Molen Recreational Properties Inc., the owner of a Jellystone Park camping resort in western Wisconsin, has sought bankruptcy protection two months after losing a Minnesota lender’s lawsuit over missing loan payments, according to the Minneapolis Star...

Ga. Firm Buys Superior Park Model Homes

Mitchell County Industries LLC (MCI) has purchased the assets of the defunct Superior Park Model Homes and resumed production on a limited basis of recreational park trailers in a 120,000-square-foot plant in Pelham, Ga. MCI is a new face in the park model business...

‘Snowbird’ Season Looks Strong in Texas

Several Texas campgrounds that cater to winter visitors are already booked up for the 2008-2009 winter camping season, and many others are filling up quickly, according to the Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO). “Winter reservations for campgrounds and RV...

‘Snowbird’ Season Looks Strong in Texas

Several Texas campgrounds that cater to winter visitors are already booked up for the 2008-2009 winter camping season, and many others are filling up quickly, according to the Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO). “Winter reservations for campgrounds and RV...

Ga. Firm Buys Superior Park Model Homes

Mitchell County Industries LLC (MCI) has purchased the assets of the defunct Superior Park Model Homes and resumed production on a limited basis of recreational park trailers in a 120,000-square-foot plant in Pelham, Ga. MCI is a new face in the park model business...

ARVC Honors Achievement; Looks to 2009

More than 550 private park operators gathered at the Nashville Convention Center for the InSites 2008 Convention & Outdoor Hospitality Expo annual meeting, hosted by the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC). The Nov. 12-15 show included a...

LSI Honors Park Owners at Annual Symposium

Leisure Systems Inc., franchisor for the Yogi Bear Jellystone Park camp-resorts, handed out many awards during its annual Symposium Nov. 3-6 in Covington, Ky. The top award, Camp-Resort of the Year, went to Tabor City. N.C., operated by the Coleman Family. Other major...

Cabins Take On Larger Role at Yogi Parks

A demographic that appears to be shifting away from highly mobile RVers toward seasonal-site and cabin rentals was on the minds of those attending the 2008 Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Symposium Nov. 3-6 presented by franchisor Leisure System Inc. (LSI), Milford,...

Texas Camping Holding Steady into Autumn

The recent roller coaster ride in fuel costs has failed to deter recreational vehicle enthusiasts from enjoying private campgrounds and RV resorts in Texas, according to a recent online survey by the Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO). The survey, conducted...