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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...

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...

Mississippi City to Build RV Park

The Lincoln County Board of Supervisors on Nov. 17 voted unanimously to advertise for bids for the construction of a five-acre, 53-unit RV park in Brookhaven, Miss., according to the Brookhaven Daily Leader. The tentative budget for the project is approximately...

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...

Natchez, Miss., Divided Over RV Resort Plan

The planning commission in Natchez, Miss., has opted not to make a decision on an RV zoning change just yet. The decision to allow an “upscale RV resort” in the B-2 zoning district of the city was revisited at the regular meeting last week and several questions were...

Reno Still Studying ‘Dry Camping’ Issue

The Reno, Nev., city council failed last week to decide whether to change an ordinance allowing motorhomes to camp overnight in hotel-casino parking lots. Mayor Bob Cashell favors allowing them on casino lots, because they are self-contained and no longer the public...

Campground ‘Cans’ Christmas Basket Effort

Marlene Thornton is a Sunriver, Ore., woman who’s spent months of her own time every year putting together Christmas baskets for hundreds of people in need. Since 1989, Thornton has gathered thousands and thousands of soft drink cans from a local campground to...

Natchez, Miss., Divided Over RV Resort Plan

The planning commission in Natchez, Miss., has opted not to make a decision on an RV zoning change just yet. The decision to allow an “upscale RV resort” in the B-2 zoning district of the city was revisited at the regular meeting last week and several questions were...

Campground ‘Cans’ Christmas Basket Effort

Marlene Thornton is a Sunriver, Ore., woman who’s spent months of her own time every year putting together Christmas baskets for hundreds of people in need. Since 1989, Thornton has gathered thousands and thousands of soft drink cans from a local campground to...

Reno Still Studying ‘Dry Camping’ Issue

The Reno, Nev., city council failed last week to decide whether to change an ordinance allowing motorhomes to camp overnight in hotel-casino parking lots. Mayor Bob Cashell favors allowing them on casino lots, because they are self-contained and no longer the public...