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New RV Park Planned for Central Washington

Orchardist Dean Taplett is seeking approval for a 37-space RV park near Wenatchee, Wash., in the center of the state.  The application for the Lincoln Rock RV Park – Taplett’s second attempt in three years to develop the former orchard – will go...

Delaware Camping Season 'Going to Look Good'

Phones were ringing off the hook last week at the Holly Lake Camp Sites near Long Neck, Del.  That’s just one small indicator that the state’s RV camping market is on the rebound after being hit hard by high gas prices the last few years, which kept many...

Coleman Partners With Mak-A-Dream Camp

The Coleman Co. Inc. is announcing support for a cause to ensure more opportunities are provided for youngsters with cancer to enjoy life-changing experiences outdoors.  About 8,600 kids age 14 and under will be diagnosed this year with the disease. Many will hear...

New Jellystone Franchisee Embraces 'Staycation'

Amid an economic recession, many Americans are expected to take more locally based vacations this summer, which is good news for a newly remodeled Austin, Minn., RV park, according to the Austin Herald.  Beaver Trails Park in Austin became a national Yogi Bear’s...

Nothing Amiss in Mounties Campground Search

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) have folded up their tent and left the Hidden Valley Campground near Kingston, New Brunswick, saying they found nothing after a week of searching.  Sgt. Steve Gourdeau put out a press release late Friday (June 26), according to...

Ohio Lawmakers Eye Campground Closures

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources could lose 41% of state funding by 2011 under a proposal to reduce the state’s $3.2 billion budget shortfall, according to the Columbus Dispatch.  Part of the solution would be closing some of the 55 campgrounds and 9,000...

Alabama Park Experiments with Teepees

If you can’t afford a recreational vehicle or even a tent, there’s a more primitive solution: a tepee.  Those who don’t need to camp with air conditioning or plumbing, staples of the ritzy RVs lining McFarland Park near Florence, Ala., can turn to...

Florida's Campgrounds Look to the Future

It’s a tough economy, right?  Not so harsh, for Whispering Pines Village in Sebring, Fla. Well, only 13 customers are there right now; the snowbirds left in April.  But the park, which has room for 154 recreational vehicles and 75 mobile homes, is booked for the...

Private Campgrounds Evolve to Meet Demand

With more people having less vacation cash in their pockets this year, camping is becoming a popular way for families to spend time together.  “They look at it as, it’s the most economical way to take a family on vacation,” said Janice S. LaFrance,...

Mystery Still Shrouds RCMP Campground Inquiry

The owner of the New Brunswick campground that is currently at the center of a mysterious investigation said he fielded 167 phone calls from nosey people searching for details on Tuesday evening (June 23), according to the Saint John Telegraph-Journal.  John Weaver is...