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Nine Campgrounds Evacuated in California Fire

Authorities say a lightning-sparked wildfire in the Inyo National Forest near Bishop, Calif., has surged to 2,000 acres and forced the evacuation of a small community and nine campgrounds.  U.S. Forest Service Spokesman John Louth says the fire burned aggressively in...

Montana Parks to Compete With Private Sector

The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks has renewed plans to electrify campsites at several state parks across the state.  The plans are being met with some harsh criticism from primitive camping enthusiasts and small business advocates, who see the...

New Carolina RV Park Gets High Guest Marks

Carrollwoods Campground was sold out for the Fourth of July and RV campers are giving the campground and staff the highest scores on satisfaction, according to NorthMyrtleBeach.com  The holiday weekend was the first real test of the newest RV park campground in the...

Police Raid Florida Keys RV Park Office

State and county law enforcement raided the main office of the Key Largo Ocean Resort RV cooperative Thursday (July 16), seizing computers and documents.  A search warrant signed by Monroe County Judge Regan Ptomey states the raid was in response to allegations that...

National Parks Cope with Economic Decline

U.S. national parks enjoy a reputation as affordable destinations but haven’t been immune from the downturn in travel, which has prompted surrounding businesses to issue deep discounts.  In 2008, the number of visitors to the 391 national parks in the U.S....

Wildfire Closes 2 California Campgrounds

A wildfire burned 525 acres Thursday (July 16) and prompted authorities to evacuate two campgrounds in northern California’s Auburn State Recreation Area and a few homes in Placer County, fire officials said.  The fire was 40% contained Thursday night, according...

Vancouver Tries to Spin Olympic Parking Flap

The staff of the Vancouver, British Columbia, park board is assuring Point Grey residents that a plan to set up RV parks at Jericho Beach and Spanish Banks near their homes during the 2010 Olympics is nothing to worry about, according to the Georgia Straight,...

Kentucky Promoting State Parks with Passport

The Kentucky State Parks are offering guests a chance at prizes through sales of its new Kentucky State Parks Passport.  The passports are small booklets with a page devoted to each of Kentucky’s 52 state parks, along with other information about the Kentucky...

New York Campground Opens Without Permit

Echo Lake Resort and Campground near Coventry, N.Y., which made headlines earlier this week after four drug and alcohol arrests were made in its vicinity, has been operating illegally since May, according to a county health official.  “I closed Echo Lake on...

Health Threat Keeps North Carolina Park Closed

Earlier this week WECT-TV, Wilmington, N.C., reported a camper thought there may be problems with the water at Lake Leamon, but the health threat was later found on the ground nearby.  The campground was full of recreation vehicles but not people, because it had been...