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N.Y. Park Owner's Death Sparks Volunteerism

As relatives, friends and neighbors of Bobby Stiles pitched in at the Breezy Point Campground near Scio, N.Y., and Bob’s Septic Service this week, they all said the same thing.  They said he always had a smile on his face, according to the Wellsville Daily...

Keys Campground Access Issue Draws Crowd

 Uncertainty over access to U.S. 1 led the Monroe County Commission in the Florida Keys  to delay voting on a development agreement for a Key Largo campground.   The owners of Calusa Campground, on the bayside at mile marker 101, want to redevelop  most of the 367 RV...

Town Eyes Stimulus Money for New RV Park

The Lassen County (Calif.) Board of Supervisors heard a proposal on May 19 to seek a portion of the economic stimulus money bound for the state to fund an RV park adjacent to the county fairgrounds.  Jim Wolcott, manager of the Lassen County Fair, presented...

Campground Problems Aired in Tennessee

Several property owners brought a complaint to the Carter County (Tenn.) Planning Commission Tuesday (May 26) regarding the RV campground located on the Cove Ridge Marina property in Butler located in the state’s eastern tip.  Jim Dabbondanza, vice president of...

New Breed of Camper Coming to Your RV Park

They sleep on cushy air mattresses and wake up to steaming espresso. Or they shun the tent-and-campfire scene altogether for a heated cabin, complete with cable and Internet access, sometimes near a pool and mini-mart.  Look out, outdoorsmen, here come the tenderfeet,...

KOA Campgrounds Raise Funds for Care Camps

The sixth annual Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) Come Kamp & Care With Us Weekend, held this year on May 8-9, once again kicked off the camping season by caring for those in need. According to a news release, 370 KOA Kampgrounds in the U.S. and Canada...

Park Plan Languishes on Government Inaction

The city of Bathurst, New Brunswick, is still waiting on a funding application toward the establishment of an RV park in downtown Bathurst.  Councillor Hugh Comeau, chairman of the project, said a funding application was made more than six months ago with the...

Foul Weather Doesn't Deter Alabama Campers

The campground at Point Mallard Park in Decatur, Ala., has set attendance records the past several years.  Many of those people come in to help with the balloon races, which were scheduled for this past weekend at the Alabama Jubilee, according to WAFF-TV,...

Yellowstone Camping on Par with '09 So Far

Room reservations are down about 10% at Yellowstone National Park lodges, but campground reservations are down just 1%, according to the Cody (Wyo.) Enterprise.  “Campgrounds are tracking similar to last year, or only about 1% below,” said Rick...

ReserveAmerica Names Top 100 Public Parks

ReserveAmerica, the United States’ leading recreation reservation service, has announced the nation’s seventh annual “Top 100 Family Campgrounds,” a guide to publicly owned campgrounds.  The list also includes ReserveAmerica’s top...

NBC Reality Show to Follow RVing Families

On July 7 NBC will premier “The Great American Road Trip,” a new reality series produced by BBC Worldwide featuring seven families of four taking a cross-country road trip in Class A motorhomes being supplied by El Monte RV.   The Recreation Vehicle...