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Florida RV Resort Restores Natural Wetlands

For decades, the site where Bill Harvey would build Silver Palms RV Village in South Florida was used by local ranchers as a cattle pasture. Some of that land was a natural wetlands. But over time, the wetlands disappeared and a thicket of Brazilian peppers grew in...

Illinois Campground Owners Convene

Thirteen people from 11 campgrounds attended the Illinois Campground Association Spring Conference April 21-22 at Camp Lakewood Campground near Effingham, Ill. Max Gibbs, representing the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC), outlined ARVC member...

TACO Survey Confirms RVing Appeal

Ninety-two percent of RV enthusiasts staying at Texas campgrounds say it’s cheaper to stay in a campground or RV resort than a hotel or motel, and many derive additional savings by cooking some or all of their own meals, according to the latest online survey by the...

Campground Rowdiness Leads to Civil Suit

A 28-year-old New Hampshire man has sued two Massachusetts men and a Fryeburg, Maine, campground after he was seriously injured by a water balloon in 2007. Eric A. Nelson of Manchester, N.H., is accusing Jonathan D. Buell and Frederick J. Lavitman of Framingham,...

Pat Hittmeier Named COO at KOA Inc.

  Pat Hittmeier, a 28-year veteran of Kampgrounds of America Inc.’s (KOA) home office in Billings, Mont., and most recently the vice president of its Sales and Campground Development Division, has been promoted to the position of COO for the 47-year-old company....

RV Park Opens Doors to Eastern Fire Victims

CarrollWoods RV Park at Grapefull Sisters Vineyard in extreme southern North Carolina is opening its resort to victims of the fires in that region. The resort will provide one week free to families displaced by the recent fires, according to Carolinalive.com, Conway,...

Trust Holder Gets Nevada Resort for $4M

Dunham and Associates, a San Diego-based, privately held trust company, acquired title to the former Seibt Desert Retreat RV Park in Pahrump, Nev., for $4 million during a trustee sale in front of the Nye County Courthouse on Wednesday (April 22). There were no buyers...

CONY Responds to New York Park Closings

(Editor’s Note: Donald G. Bennett Jr., executive administrator for the Campground Owners of New York (CONY), wrote this Letter to the Editor which was published recently in the Watertown Daily News.) This past week media outlets have been reporting that...

Campgrounds Offer Free Camping for Police

To honor police officers, four Pittsburgh area campgrounds are offering free camping this coming weekend to police and their families. The camping will be available Friday and Saturday (May 1-2) on a first-come, first-served basis. “After seeing the tragedy of...

Staff ‘Pumped’ for Improved Campground

Despite the long, cold winter, significant progress has been made on upgrades at Twin Grove Resort and Campground in east central Pennsylvania, which is now open on weekends, according to the Lebanon (Pa.) Daily News. Thirty-five, two-room, Amish-built camping...

Yosemite National Park Adds 24 Cedar Cabins

New cabins soon will be available for visitors to Yosemite National Park at the 1920s-era Evergreen Lodge, according to the Los Angeles Times. The lodge is on the west side of the park near Hetch Hetchy Valley, an area that is less well-known than other parts of...

CRS Adds New Line of Tramps/Bouncers

Commercial Recreation Specialists (CRS) has introduced Aquaglide’s Platinum line of SuperTramps and Rebound Bouncers, according to Ron Romens, CRS president. The SuperTramp is available in multiple sizes including 23 feet, 17 feet and 14 feet. The Rebound Bouncer is...