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Campgrounds Using Mainstream Internet Sites

Progressive RV campgrounds are turning to new marketing to insure their continued success during these uncertain economic times. The new marketing being used is comprised of packaging activities, dining and tours with RV stays and promoting their business with...

Smokies Aim to Remain Most-Visited Park

With April marking the start of the 2009 camping season in Tennessee, park officials say they expect a busy year as families seek affordable vacations close to home, according to the Knoxville News-Sentinel. At Tennessee state parks, early indications are that plenty...

South Dakota Park Owners Have Mixed Outlook

A recession that could stretch into summer might be good news for one industry: private campgrounds in South Dakota, as vacationers stay close to home, according to the Sioux Falls (S.D.) Argus Leader. “It’s going to be a good year,” said Bruce...

Easter Weekend Brings RVers to Campgrounds

Recreational vehicles are taking back to the highways for Easter weekend this year. And campground owners in Tabor City, N.C., said business is picking up, thanks to lower gas prices, according to News14.com, Charlotte, N.C. For a family on a budget, vacationing in an...

RPTIA to Meet With RVIA to Discuss Merger

The executive committee of the Recreational Park Trailer Industry Association (RPTIA) will meet twice within the next two weeks to discuss an alliance the trade group is seeking to form with the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). “We are at this...

Alberta RV Resort Gets Government Backing

A huge RV resort development that has alarmed Sunbreaker Cove, Alberta, residents has been given a boost by Lacombe County. After nearly 90 minutes of debate, the council approved second reading by a 3-2 vote for Skyy Country Golf and RV Resort on Thursday (April 9),...

ARVC Identifies More Expanding Campgrounds

The National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) has identified additional RV parks and campgrounds in Ohio, Colorado and South Dakota that are undergoing expansions or improvements for the 2009 season and beyond. As part of its ongoing PR campaign, ARVC...

Ohio State Parks Offer Campers 60% Discount

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is celebrating Earth Day and the Ohio State Parks’ 60th anniversary with a 60% discount on Ohio State Park camping rates, April 19-23. Ohio State Parks will offer the discount on nightly campsite rental at more than 100...

Kentucky State Campgrounds to Reopen May 1

Originally slated to open in the middle of March, campgrounds at the Lake Barkley State Resort Park in western Kentucky are now set to open back up on Friday, May 1. Those campgrounds, as well as other campgrounds and other park facilities, were closed in the wake of...

County to Sell Campground Sites on Internet

Indiana’s Union County hopes to find a wider audience for properties with delinquent taxes by selling them on the Internet this spring. Indiana law changed about three years ago to allow online sales of delinquent properties, but so far only about a half-dozen...

Texas Family Turns Former Ranch into RV Park

The place is called Hidden Lake RV Ranch — but the Jacksboro, Texas, park is no big secret nowadays. Larry Rodgers, who owns the RV ranch with wife Vicki, said it is becoming a popular hideout for campers who just want to get away from the hustle and bustle of city...

Yellowstone 2009 Reservations Down 13%

Fewer tourists compared to last year have booked advance reservations to visit the greater Yellowstone National Park region this summer, but industry leaders hope low gas prices will lure people to drive to national parks and other attractions in Montana and Wyoming,...