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Survivors Recount Tornado Ordeal

It’s been just more than two months since the April tornadoes ravaged the Tennessee Valley. During the first round of storms, Camp Columbus near Hixson, Tenn., was severely damaged, WRCB-TV, Chattanooga, reported. Since then, they’ve been hard at work and...

Alberta Court Order Closes Half Moon Lake Resort

Jack Purdy is fuming. After eight years of running the Half Moon Lake Resort near Sherwood Park, Alberta, Purdy, the owner, has been ordered by a Court of Queen’s Bench justice to shut down his popular campground due to health issues surrounding bacteria in the well...

Texas State Park Open After April Wildfires

Editor’s Note: Pam LeBlanc,a writer for the Austin (Texas) American-Statesman, recently went camping at the Possum Kingdom State Park, which had been ravaged by a wildfire in April. Excerpts from her report follow. To read her account click here. Texas Visions...

Redmond Prepares for Huge Good Sam Rally

According to Mapquest.com, the distance between White River Junction in Vermont and Redmond, Oregon, is 2,941.96 miles. More or less. Tom and Karen Kilmer are driving the entire way, but never leaving their home or office. Oregonlive.com reported that the Kilmers are...

Branson KOA offers 'Rainy Day' Guarantee

Owners Ralph and Kim Newell of the KOA in Branson, Mo., have come up with a novel way to take the risk out of rainy weather for their campers. “We’ve certainly had more than our share of rainy days so far this season,” said Ralph Newell. “It’s not surprising that many...

Floridians Don't Like State Park Proposal

Editor’s Note: The first hearings in a series of hearings to allow privately operated campgrounds in Florida state parks were held Tuesday (July 5) across the state. Following are highlights from those hearings. DUNEDIN — Florida’s most popular state...

ARVC Announces Kid's Camp Activities

The National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) and Leisure Systems Inc., the franchisor of the Yogi Bear Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts, will be joining together to host the first ever Kid’s Camp at the Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo being held...

Campground Closures

UTAH Click here to watch a video from KSL-TV on the following story. The runoff-swollen Weber River in Utah has now filled Rockport Reservoir, increasing the challenge for people trying to manage the flood threat downstream, KSL-TV, Salt Lake City, reported....

Wisconsin Parks Win When Minnesota Shuts Down

And the winner in the Minnesota state shutdown is … Wisconsin? “Our phones are ringing off the hook with calls from people panicking in Minnesota or people in Illinois and Iowa who were planning to go to Minnesota,” Lori Severson, executive director...