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California State Park Camping Fees Rise Today

California State Park entrance and camping fees are going up starting today (Aug. 17) as an effort to replace more than $14 million in funding reductions due to the state’s budget woes, according to KCBS-TV, San Francisco. “Fees are going to go up by a...

RV Park Developer Honored by Local Chamber

A 74-year-old volunteer at the Indio, Calif.,  Chamber of Commerce and veteran RV park developer has received an award for his efforts, which began 27 years ago. Merritt Wiseman has spent 2,000 hours as a volunteer chamber ambassador, a program he helped launch almost...

Wacky Shack Bungalows Hit Camping Market

  Coming soon to your campground may be the newest twist on camping: the Wacky Shack Bungalow. This weekend, at Bass Pro Shop’s Fall Hunter’s Classic, Fast Master Products Inc. of Katy, Texas, will introduce Wacky Shack Bungalows, according to a news...

Free National Park Weekends Have Little Effect

The Obama administration’s decision to waive entrance fees at national parks on three weekends this summer appears to be leading to modest increases in attendance but is having little impact on concession sales and lodging, according to limited data collected by...

LSI Marks 40th Year As Yogi Bear Franchisor

  Leisure Systems Inc.’s Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts mark their 40th anniversary this year — nearly 50 years after it namesake cartoon character debuted in a syndicated TV show. And a good argument could be made that LSI’s 75...

Canadian Campground Exec Promotes Marketing

Editor’s Note: Chris Bower, president of the British Columbia Lodging and Campgrounds Association and owner of the Nk Mip Campground & RV Resort in Osoyoos, British Columbia, wrote this column for the August issue of the association’s Dogwood Express...

Ohio State Park Camping Up 15.8% This Summer

The stalled economy might not leave room for a weeklong Caribbean cruise, but a growing number of Ohioans have sought more cost-effective vacations in the great outdoors, according to the Lancaster (Ohio) Eagle Gazette. “We have seen a wonderful increase in...