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Park Operator Butts Heads with City Planners

A businessman once again is butting heads with Alton, Ill., officials, this time over whether he must pay $25 for each city inspection of sewer hookups to temporarily parked RVs and campers. Mike Storey, who is sub-letting some of the southernmost 125 pads at...

Alberta Crafts 10-Year Plan for Parks

Alberta wants to create trails for off-road enthusiasts within its parks system as part of a 10-year management plan unveiled Monday (April 20), according to cbcnews.ca. Alberta’s population has doubled since the 1970s, when many of the park facilities were...

Maine Parks Making Major Upgrades for '09

Private campgrounds and RV resorts in Maine and across the country are collectively moving ahead with capital improvement projects this year, despite the recession, according to a survey conducted among private park operators and industry officials by the National...

Georgia Giving Away RV to to Spur Camping

Georgia’s state parks are offering a chance to make outdoor getaways even more exciting. Now through May 25 state park visitors who spend a night in a lodge room, cottage, campground or yurt are automatically entered for a chance to win a Coachmen Spirit of America RV...

Yellowstone Completes Wi-Fi/Cell Phone Plan

Yellowstone National Park has completed a plan addressing the future of wireless communications in the park. Wireless communications in Yellowstone will be allowed in very limited areas to provide for visitor safety and to enhance park operations, according to...

California Parks Making Major Improvements

The economy may be mired in recession, but that hasn’t stopped private campground owners in California – the nation’s leading market for RVs and camping – from investing in new campsites, cabins and other upgrades for the upcoming camping season, according...

Washington RV Park Plan Has Its Day in Court

A Benton County (Wash.) Superior Court judge may decide next week that the owner of Columbia Park Golf Course has no grounds to pursue damages against Kennewick for reneging on a proposal to build an RV park in the riverfront park. Judge Robert Swisher heard arguments...

Oregon Association Elects Officers/Board

The Oregon RV Park and Campground Association (ORCA) elected officers and seated the new board during its April meeting. President for this year is Robin Schwieterman of Loon Lake Lodge and RV Resort, Reedsport. Other officers are: Vice President Don Jenkins of Rising...

Minnesota Camping Continues Big Upturn

On Easter weekend, Tom and Julie Anderson of Inver Grove Heights, Minn., visited a cathedral they knew well: Wild River State Park, along the St. Croix River. The Andersons parked their home-away-from-home RV among statuesque red oaks before unfolding lawn chairs and...

Strapped Vacationers Find Solace in Parks

Travel spending nationwide has taken a nose dive in recent months, but business remains brisk at many “resort campgrounds,” privately owned suburban parks that offer family-friendly amenities such as pools, free Wi-Fi, furnished cabins, arcade games, hot...

Debra Fleming Defied 'Glass Ceiling' in 1979

Debra Fleming has spent the last 35 years of her life running her campground nestled in the pines. As she strolled along a path leading to the 200-plus campsites, she bent over to pick up an errant soda can near an RV that can be rented at her 45-acre Cedar Creek...