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KOA Directory's Microsoft Tags Featured at Show

Click here to watch video, courtesy of Microsoft, about new technology affecting the campground industry. The 2011/2012 edition of the annual Kampgrounds of America Directory includes nearly 500 examples of cutting edge Microsoft Tag technology, and that was bound to...

City Wants to Avoid Making Mistake Again

RV park owners in Zephyrhills, Fla., are angry about the city council’s decision last year to charge utility base rate fees on a per-lot basis, even if lots sit unoccupied for several months at a time, The Pasco Tribune reported. The change went into effect in...

Earth Day Activities at Yogi Park Reviewed

The Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Canyon Lake, Texas, is going to be celebrating Earth Day in a big way this year. Later this month, the Hill Country campground plans to install enough solar panels to heat its 1,000-gallon hot tub. “We believe these panels will help...

Campers Rescued from Potomac River Flood

Two groups of campers were rescued from the rising waters of the Potomac River early today (April 18), the Gaithersburg, Md., Gazette reported. Two adults and two children who had been bicycling west along the C&O Canal towpath camped overnight Sunday in the...

Floodwaters Threaten Utah RV Park

The Blacksmith Fork River in parts of southwest Logan, Utah, reached flood stages early today (April 18), and crews were racing to contain the flowing waters, the Herald Journal reported. At 10:30 a.m. firefighters began building a containment wall to slow the...

Yogi Parks Now Include Environmental Education

It takes a plastic six-pack holder 100 years to decompose in the natural environment. In the meantime, it poses a danger to wildlife. And what about a soda can? Eighty years. Even a seemly benign orange peel can take anywhere from 30 days to two years to decompose....

ARVC Completes Move to New Offices

The National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) has officially moved into its new home and is settling into new headquarters located at 9085 E. Mineral Circle, Suite 200, Centennial, Colo. The move from Larkspur, Colo., to Centennial occurred last Thursday...

Food Network Starts Go RVing Promos Today

The Go RVing cross-platform buy on cable’s Food Network – a blend of television, print and web exposure throughout the spring and summer – kicks off today (April 18) with the airing of a jointly-produced custom RV travel vignette. The vignette, filmed in March in the...

Congresswoman Lobbies for Tents for Troops

U.S. Rep. Jamie Herrera Beutler, R-Wash., has written to the National Park Service on the behalf of the Tents for Troops program, asking that the parks service consider enrolling national parks that offer RV or tent camping sites in the Tents for Troops program. In a...

Floodwaters Hit North Carolina Campground

Swift water rescue teams said two campers were caught in rising floodwaters in Caldwell County, N.C., on Saturday (April 16) with people stuck inside, WSOC-TV, Charlotte, reported. Authorities said there was no word on how many victims needed help or the extent of...

CCLOA Holds Annual Spring Convention

The Colorado Campground and Lodging Owners’ Association (CCLOA) is optimistic about the upcoming summer season despite rising gas prices and a struggling economy. At the association’s recent convention and trade show April 5-8, attendance was down, but the mood was...