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Florida Fire Ravages 10,000 Acres

Authorities say a wildfire in the Ocala National Forest in north Florida is about 85% contained, according to wdbo.com, Orlando. According to a news release, the fire has burned about 10,000 acres (15½ square miles) since it started last week at an unattended...

Missouri Speedway Adds RV Park

The Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., has added a 50-site RV campground for race fans this year. Located just south of the pits, the new campground sits on nearly 80 acres and overlooks a four-acre lake that will be stocked with fish. Beyond the lake are 40-plus...

NY State Park Camping Reservations Up 6%

Despite the fact that the state of New York has closed some parks to save money, reservations for camping this summer are up 6%, the department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation reported last week. Commissioner Carol Ash noted that already there are...

Texas Park Use ‘Brisk’ Over Spring Break

Money-conscious central Texas students and their families are flocking to area state and county park campgrounds and lakes during spring break this year, according to the Austin Statesman. Reservations are coming in at brisk pace at the Texas Parks and Wildlife...

Minnesota State Parks Filling Up Fast

If people are thinking about packing up the kids, the dog, and the fishing gear for a weekend getaway at a Minnesota state park this spring or summer, they better not wait too much longer to make reservations, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR)...

Campground Fills with Music Fest Campers

Camping spaces are already beginning to fill up in the resort community of Cavendish, Prince Edward Island, Canada, following the announcement of a July music festival, according to CBCNews.ca. Promoters expect more than 25,000 people will attend the July 10-12...

Sioux Falls to Limit City Campers’ Stay

The Sioux Falls, S.D., City Planning Commission on March 4 approved a new ordinance that will limit how long campers can remain on a single spot in three city campgrounds. City Planning commissioners passed the ordinance in a 6-1 vote, and the measure now moves to the...

Obama Comment Adds to Vegas Woes

President Barack Obama was not discouraging travel when he said last month that businesses receiving federal bailout money should not be taking junkets. “The president believes it’s important to have a strong tourism industry and that it’s important...

Michigan Eyes Voluntary Tax to Help Parks

Lawmakers in the Michigan House and Senate unveiled a bipartisan plan Thursday (March 12) to add a voluntary $10 charge to annual motor vehicle registration fees and dedicate the added revenue from that to maintenance and improvements at state and local parks, boat...

Park Shooter Dressed in ‘Joker' Outfit

A soldier dressed and wearing face-paint like Batman villain The Joker was shot and killed Sunday (March 8) by police in Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park after he pointed a loaded shotgun at them after a chase, an FBI affidavit says, according to The...

New Report on Campground Industry

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “2009 U.S. RV Parks & Campgrounds Industry Report” report to its offering, according to a news release. The U.S RV Parks & Campgrounds Industry report, published annually, contains timely and...

Park Shooter Dressed in ‘Joker’ Outfit

A soldier dressed and wearing face-paint like Batman villain The Joker was shot and killed Sunday (March 8) by police in Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park after he pointed a loaded shotgun at them after a chase, an FBI affidavit says, according to The...