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Campgrounds Kick Off Annual Halloween Season

It’s Halloween season again and campgrounds across the country are planning various events in conjunction with the season. Few do it quite as special as Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort in Santa Claus, Ind. The state’s largest campground is hosting...

Ohio Campground Owners Plan Fall Tour

The Ohio Campground Owners Association (OCOA) will hold its annual Fall Fun Day and POOT Tour Oct. 28-29 at the Lodge and Conference Center in Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio. During the conference, OCOA members spend time visiting several campgrounds in that region and...

Rio Grande Valley RV Park Loses Gas Service

Hundreds of people at a McAllen, Texas, RV park have been without natural gas for cooking and firing their water heater for five days now. They called KRGV-TV, Rio Grande Valley. Folks at the Homestead Ranch RV park are preparing many of their meals outside. Joe...

Oregon Plans 25% Campsite Fee Hike in 2010

Oregon state park officials are planning to increase camping and other fees to raise more than $4 million by June 2011. The increase, the first since 1996, would take effect in 2010, according to the Albany Democrat-Herald. Camping fees for most sites would jump $4...

Oklahoma Senator Blocks Jarvis Confirmation

Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., is blocking the confirmation of President Obama’s pick for National Park Service director in retaliation for the Interior Department holding up a request for a slew of documents by Coburn and Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, according to The...

Outdoor Study: Camping Increased 7% in 2008

In 2008, American participation in outdoor recreation was marked by encouraging growth in important segments of core outdoor activities as well as continuing, though less dramatic, declines in youth participation, according to a new report, the 2009 Outdoor Recreation...

KOA Franchise Approved for County Park

A franchisee of Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA), the nation’s largest chain of recreational vehicle parks, got the final OK Tuesday (Sept. 15) to take over the lease on the RV campground at Steckel Park near Santa Paula, Calif. The county of Ventura owns...

Connecticut Doubles Camping and Other Fees

On Oct. 1, the state of Connecticut is doubling across the board fees under $150, including those at state parks and museums, according to nbcconnecticut.com. “My family and I camped at Hammonasset Beach state park this past weekend, and one of the rangers...