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Albertans Fight Big RV Park Development

Near the northern tip of Sylvan Lake in central Alberta, away from the crowds of the town, the only development to be seen is a smattering of acreages and the tiny summer village of Sunbreaker Cove. Small groups of cattle graze on the green hills. The landscape near...

Falling Tree Kills Idaho Camper

A Boise, Idaho, man camping west of Idaho City died when a tree fell on him during a windstorm Saturday (Aug. 21), Associated Press reported. Coroner Pam Garlock says the man was camping off of Grimes Creek Road in the Boise National Forest about four miles north of...

Campground Closing Doesn't Deter Festival

People in Yankton, S.D., got into the Hawaiian spirit this weekend with the 27th annual Riverboat Days Festival. It’s one of the biggest summer festivals in South Dakota, drawing tens of thousands to the community. But, severe weather earlier this summer made it...

Testimony Gathered in Campground Death Suit

The first testimony has been gathered in the wrongful death suit involving the death of a 4-year-old boy at Bowling Green, Ky., Kampgrounds of America (KOA) campground, The Daily News reported. Four witnesses have given depositions in the suit filed last year by Valen...

Chase Ends Near Maryland Campground

The two-week hunt for accused child abductor Stephen Westfall ended late Tuesday afternoon (Aug. 17) near the Little Meadows Campground on Chestnut Ridge Road, just off Interstate 68, near Grantsville, Md. Westfall, 44, of Cumberland, Md., faces numerous charges,...

Tang: 'KOA Has Done Well in Tough Times'

Top-ranking officials with Billings, Mont.-based Kampgrounds of America Inc. said at a Thursday night (Aug. 19) company picnic that the business is performing well, even through recent tough economic times, the Billings Gazette reported. Oscar Tang, chairman of the...

Website Promotes Wealth/Health for RVers

Web entrepreneur Cathy Sheehan has announced the publication of her new website, www.LiteThots.com. Launched in June, the online business was developed to provide full- and part-time RVers with insightful opportunities to earn extra money when on the open road while...

Park & Hospitality Groups Defeat Tax Measure

The Middlesex County, Va., Board of Supervisors unanimously defeated a proposal to implement a 2% transient occupancy tax on visitors to the county. Located along the Chesapeake Bay, the rural county has approximately 50 hotel rooms, several bed and breakfasts and...

Arizona Fugitives Caught in Campground

An unattended campfire and a suspicious forest ranger led to the arrest of two of the most wanted fugitives in the U.S., ending a three-week nationwide manhunt that drew hundreds of false sightings, authorities said. John McCluskey fled July 30 with two other inmates...

Plague Fear Closes California State Campgrounds

The campgrounds at Plumas-Eureka State Park were closed by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Wednesday (Aug. 18) over elevated fears of a possible plague outbreak, according to the state parks department. The decision to close the campgrounds came...

Gangs Spoil Fresno Campground

The Fresno County Sheriff’s Department in California says there is more gang activity at local campgrounds. Park Rangers say they don’t know why more gangs are heading to parks, but they do have some tips for campers. Click here to watch a video courtesy...