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California State Parks Gutted by Budget Crisis

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger decreed last month that no state parks would be shuttered, but the $14.2 million he cut out of the state parks budget means many of the 278 parks in California will be open only on weekends and almost all will have to endure partial...

Chippewa Tribe Gets OK for Upscale RV Park Plan

Plans for an upscale campground owned by the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe in central Michigan received a special use permit by Union Township planners on Oct. 21. Planners granted the permit and recommended approval of the site plan for the 23.51 acres of land where...

Tempers Flare Over Campground Stay Issue

Two Sioux Falls, S.D., city councilors got into a dispute during a public hearing Monday (Oct. 26), and one of them walked out of the meeting. The dispute was triggered when several people said they learned last week that the city is evicting them from a campground in...

Maughan Receives Sheldon Coleman Outdoors Award

  Rex Maughan, chairman, president and director of Forever Living Products International Inc. and its affiliate, Forever Resorts, was the recipient of the 21st Sheldon Coleman Great Outdoors Award at a featured event held at the 2009 Park Partners Forum Oct. 20 in...

Don't Forget Tuesday's Wi-Fi Web Seminar

The National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) and TengoInternet are cosponsoring a web seminar on Tuesday (Oct. 27) to help campground owners and operators use Wi-Fi to enhance guest satisfaction, occupancy and the campground experience. The free seminar...

Campers Expect and Find Comfort in Today's World

Little Bennett Regional Park hopes marshmallows delivered to a fully furnished campsite attracts campers in a world more aware of Facebook than fall foliage. For an extra $25 per night, the Montgomery County, Md., park will set up a campsite, complete with four-person...