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Webinar to Address Credit Card Surcharging

MCPS for Campgrounds will be conducting a free “Go To Meeting” conference starting at 2 p.m. EST today (July 31) with campground owners to discuss the pros and cons and the implications of surcharging campers for their credit card use. A recent settlement...

Californians Scramble Amid Park Fund Scandal

For months, the city of Benicia has been working with the California state parks department on an agreement to keep the Benicia State Recreation Area open. The park was one of 70 parks around the state slated to close after the state cut $22 million from the parks...

Baby Boomers Will 'Jump On' RV Purchase

After slumping during the recession, sales of recreational vehicles are on the rise as U.S. consumers give in to the lure of the open road — with amenities — and are once again able to get credit to buy what many consider an affordable second home, the Baltimore Sun...

Firm Plans 'Soft Opening' on Wildwood Beach

Residents of Wildwood beach, N.J., can expect a “soft opening” this week as Point Break Management Group begins to welcome RVs to the beachfront in this resort city. Ian Cairns, chief operating officer of Point Break Management Group, spoke to media about...

Bear Sightings Force Kentucky Park Closures

Authorities have closed two campgrounds in eastern Kentucky to search for black bears sighted in the Daniel Boone National Forest. A family reported seeing black bears at Holly Bay Campground in Laurel County on Saturday (July 28) and alerted campground officials,...

Three More TXAD-Built Websites Go Live

Three more stand alone websites built by TXAD Internet Services have gone live over the last week and are already paying dividends. According to a news release, the three are for Scenic Hills RV Park in Millersburg, Ohio – http://scenichillsrvpark.com; Catskill...

2 New Campgrounds Planned Near Montreal

Those who love the outdoors will be able to camp just minutes from downtown Montreal as early as next spring, the Montreal Gazette reported Two new campgounds will be built at the Îles de Boucherville Provincial Park beginning in 2013, Environment Minister Pierre...

No. 1 Campground? Hocking Hills State Park

Trailblaze.com has just released its list of Best Campgrounds in America, and Hocking Hills State Park in southeast Ohio is now ranked as the No. 1 campground in the United States. Located in the heart of Ohio’s stunning Hocking Hills region, the campground beat out...

Wisconsin State Park Camp Bookings Up 8%

The number of people camping in Wisconsin state parks is on the upturn. “Our advanced reservations are up about 8 percent compared to last year, and we’re currently having a real phenomenal season that we expect will continue,” David Benish, camping...

Campers Oppose TVA Building Enforcement

Click here to watch a video about the following story. Campers along the Tennessee River have formed a group called Shoreline Alliance to fight regulations that the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) plans to begin enforcing next year across a seven-state region. David...

Hall of Fame to Host RV Dealer Show Aug. 9-12

The Midwest RV Super Show will be moving to a new, larger location this year to accommodate growing interest. This year’s show will be held Aug. 9 to 12 at the RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum just east of C.R. 17 at the Indiana Toll Road in Elkhart, Ind. For the past...

AG Sets Up Tip Hotline for State Park Scandal

The California Attorney General’s Office has launched a tip hotline and special e-mail address to collect information for its investigation into financial fraud at the state parks department. At the request of Gov. Jerry Brown, the attorney general launched an...