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Smoky Mountains N.P. Tops All in 2008 Revenues

Tennessee and North Carolina have something to brag about, according to WBIR-TV, Knoxville, Tenn. Out of all the national parks, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was the top 2008 money maker. This is according to a National Park Service (NPS) report generated...

Texas RV Park Owner Wins Tax Appeal, Sort Of

Editor’s Note:  Maria Davis-Seale, a staff writer for the Mount Pleasant (Texas) Daily Tribune, sat in during recent tax appeals hearings. Following are excerpts from her story. It’s an extremely heavy year for property tax appraisal protests, according to...

Hey, Gov., This California RV Park is Expanding

  Not all the campground news out of California is about cutbacks. Napa Valley Exposition wants to add nine spaces to its recreation vehicle park, saying it would be a money-maker, according to the Napa Valley Register. Over the past two months, the 21-space park has...

Kentucky Resort Park to Add Horse Camping Sites

The campground at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park near Dawson Springs, Ky., will receive $1.1 million so horse camping sites can be added, First Lady Jane Beshear announced Tuesday (Oct. 27). The expansion of the campground is in the design phase and state park...

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...