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Minnesota State Park/Campground Closings Likely

Up to 10 Minnesota state parks might have to be mothballed until state finances improve under funding cuts included in Republican-backed environmental bills approved by the Minnesota House and Senate, state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) officials said. Under...

Jarvis to Address Parks and Health at Forum

The connection among parks, public lands and health takes the national spotlight next week as National Park Service (NPS) Director Jon Jarvis hosts a cross-sector Healthy Parks Healthy People US forum in the Golden Gate National Parks. Co-hosted by the Institute at...

Park Owner Named to Stanford's Who's Who

Teri L. Boyce, owner and general manager of Diamond Jack’s RV Ranch Inc. for the past 17 years, has been named to Stanford University’s Who’s Who. She was named in part due to her ” phenomenal work in the travel and tourism industry,”...

Oregon Relaxes Pet Policy at State Cabins/Yurts

Starting Jan. 1, 2012, dogs and cats will be permitted in state-owned 20 yurts and 13 cabins at 21 campgrounds throughout Oregon, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) announced Tuesday (March 29). The change comes on the heels of a successful pilot...

Campers Gather for NASCAR Race

Rainy weather never seems to keep race fans away. They’ve been pouring into the Martinsville Speedway campgrounds, for Sunday’s Goody’s Fast Relief 500, WSET-TV, Lynchburg, Va., reported So many campers say they want to get in early so they can get...

Storm Damages RV at Central Florida KOA

Homes and property at the KOA Kampground in Mims, Fla., sustained significant damage Wednesday (March 30), as a severe storm crossed central Florida. A tree fell on a recreational vehicle inside the campground. The RV’s owners said they heard branches snapping,...

The Nation's Largest RV Rally Expands in 2010

With a much stronger focus on and commitment to Good Sam members and their experiences, Good Sam, the nation’s largest RV community, announced Wednesday (March 30) a ramp up going forward on their rally activities. The colossal Phoenix International Raceway in Arizona...

Chino Valley Resident Takes KOA's Side

Editor’s Note: The following Letter to the Editor of the Chino Valley (Ariz.) Review was written by resident Rick Nichols in support of a proposed campground in his community. In answer to the venomous letter by Conrad Shapiro (in the March 23 issue of the...

Ocean Lakes Preps for 2nd Facebook Fan Weekend

Ocean Lakes Family Campground in Myrtle Beach, S.C., is holding its second annual Facebook Fan Appreciation Weekend  April 1- 2. Hundreds of people who ‘like’ Ocean Lakes on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/oceanlakesFB?v=app_4949752878) will attend the...