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Mount Rainer Ranger Killed in Climbers' Rescue

A Mount Rainier ranger slid more than 3,000 feet to his death as he helped in efforts to rescue four injured climbers who fell on a glacier in Mount Rainier National Park, a National Park Service spokesman said. The Associated Press report that Ranger Nick Hall was...

Drought Affecting Several Colorado Campgrounds

U.S. Forest Service recreation managers in Summit County, Colo., are once again struggling with operational issues, as extensive damage to water systems left all the local campgrounds — totaling several hundred campsites — without water over Memorial Day weekend....

Sioux City Park Recovering from 2011 Flood

Out of the 115 lots at Scenic Park Campground in South Sioux City, Neb., at least 75 of them are taken, with several others on reserve for the 4th of July holiday. For the last 20 years, Fred Hayden and his wife Beverly have traveled all the way from Texas to park...

Floodwaters Inundate Minnesota RV Park

Click here to watch raw video, courtesy of the Duluth News Tribune, of the flood that has inundated Moose Lake, Minn., located 40 miles southwest of Duluth. The area received a foot of rain earlier in the week. Neighborhoods in a small town southwest in eastern...

Be Aware: It's Tick Time at Your Campground

The Tick-Borne Disease Alliance (TBDA) is spreading the word about one of the season’s biggest — but rarely mentioned dangers — the tick. Campground operators should be aware that ticks are most active in the spring and summer months when they’re typically in their...

KOA Reports Father's Day Weekend Check-Ins Up 5%

Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) parks throughout North America saw a significant increase in camper check-ins during the Father’s Day holiday weekend June 15-17. KOA reported that camper registrations increased more than 5 percent over registrations during Father’s...

Camping World Set to Open 100th Store

Camping World, the nation’s largest RV and outdoor retailer, today (June 21) announced that it is set to reach a milestone in the company’s history by opening its 100th RV superstore in the next several months. “More than 46 years ago, Camping World...