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500,000 Expected at Sturgis Bike Rally

Sponsors expect close to 500,000 people to attend the 70th Annual Sturgis Bike Rally, which gets underway today (Aug. 6) in Sturgis, S.D. Early indications point to a big rally this year. Campgrounds were reporting an increase in reservations, only about 20 to 30...

Myrtle Beach Area RV Park Plan Moves Ahead

Horry County Planning Commission members on Thursday (Aug. 5) advanced  a proposal for a campground in Socastee, S.C., located near Myrtle Beach. The commission approved a zoning change request to allow a campground to be built off of River Road near Socastee...

NPR's Wi-Fi Story Engenders Comments

Editor’s Note: Melissa Block of National Public Radio read from listeners’ responses to NPR’s recent story about Wi-Fi at campgrounds. Several people wrote that the need to get on the Internet while camping saddens them, while one full-time RV...

Hershey Highmeadow Plans Active October

Guests staying at Hershey Highmeadow Campground in Hershey, Pa., this October can enjoy both the beautiful foliage and an array of family-friendly fall festivities taking place throughout the town. The official campground of Hershey entertainment complex, the 55-acre...

Two Running for ARVC Board Seats

Two campground owners are running unopposed for election to the board of the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC). The pair are Patricia Edgecomb, owner/operator of Walnut Grove Campground, Alfred, Maine, and Larry Helms, owner/operator of Boiling...

Iowa RV Park Developer Clears First Hurdle

A long-awaited campground near the Lost Island Waterpark in Waterloo, Iowa, has cleared its first zoning hurdle. Water park developer Gary Bertch is proposing a 15-acre lake, dam and campground on a 153-acre parcel of agriculturally zoned property near East Shaulis...

2 Yellowstone Area Campgrounds Reopen

The Gallatin National Forest has reopened Chief Joseph and Colter campgrounds following last week’s emergency closure after a grizzly bear mauled three people, one fatally in nearby Soda Butte Campground, KULR-TV, Billings, Mont., reported. Soda Butte Campground...

Floods Harm 2 New York Campgrounds

Calls for help started coming into emergency services early Wednesday (Aug. 4) as an overnight storm had wreaked havoc in northern New York state. By 5 a.m., the Great Chazy River — typically low and slow-moving this time of year — turned into a dangerous...

Drug Treatment Center Worries RV Park Owner

A proposal to build a $15 million native-run addiction treatment center in proximity to Tinkertown amusement center and an RV park near the Trans-Canada Highway just east of Winnipeg, Manitoba, is drawing opposition. At a vote last April, the reeve and councillors for...

Yellowstone Had Record-Breaking July

Yellowstone National Park had a record-breaking July: more people visited the park last month than in any previous month in 2009, Yellowstone’s public affairs office told CNN. In total, 957,000 people visitors (beating last July’s record by 60,000). July...