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Superstorm Sandy Isolates 2 New York Campgrounds

The tiny Chautauqua County community of Bear Lake may have taken the hardest blow in southwest New York state from the heavy rains spawned by Hurricane Sandy, WSEE-TV, Erie, Pa., reported. The lake level has dropped about a foot in the past 24 hours. But the lake is...

Six Flags' Q3 Earnings Soared 29% Over 2011

Americans are more likely to choose thrill rides over nature hikes as earnings from theme parks grew 29% over last year, says Six Flags Entertainment Corp. Seeking value for money, American travelers are buying more season passes, further boosting the park’s...

Utah's Outdoor Rec Vision Plan on Fast Track

During a meeting with the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) in August, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert was asked if his state had a vision plan for outdoor recreation. His response, as the governor’s environmental adviser recalls, was something like “I’m not sure we do,...

Fewer Sites, No Cable TV in Iowa Park Upgrade

The $640,000 renovation of one of Iowa’s busiest campgrounds is complete and now all that is left is for grass to return in the spring, WOWT-TV, Omaha, Neb., reported. The campground at Emerson Bay State Recreation Area, on West Okoboji Lake, was closed beginning in...

Park Recovery Begins from 'Superstorm' Sandy

For the second straight year, campgrounds in the Northeast have faced the fury of a major tropical storm. This time around, “Superstorm” Sandy struck right before Halloween – when many parks were already closed for the season – instead of right before...

Kentucky Parks Reaching Out to Sandy Victims

Because of the severe weather as the result of the Superstorm Sandy in Kentucky and other parts of the country, the Kentucky state parks are offering special lodging rates at some lodges and cottages. These special rates will be available through Sunday (Nov. 4),...

Buffalo Attack Survivor Relates His Own Story

A close encounter in June between a visitor and a bison in Yellowstone National Park made international headlines. But for the man who was badly injured, the experience taught him that it’s not just wild animals that can be capricious and brutal, but also reporters...

Good Sam to File Third-Quarter Results Nov. 14

Good Sam Enterprises LLC announced that it intends to file on Nov. 14, 2012, its third-quarter financials report for the period ended Sept. 30. The report will be available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. The company has scheduled a conference call to discuss its...

Carefree RV Resorts Expands Florida Presence

National RV Communities LLC is further expanding its presence in the Florida market with the acquisition of RV resorts in Zephyrhills and Naples. Settler’s Rest RV Resort in Zephyrhills and Marco Naples Hitching Post in Naples were acquired earlier this month and will...

Sandy’s Impact on Refineries Raises Crude Oil

Crude oil prices rose toward $110 a barrel today (Oct. 29), supported by worries of potential supply disruption on the U.S. East Coast being battered by Hurricane Sandy, although fears of weaker demand from the storm-hit region capped gains. Reuters reported that U.S....

Washington Casino Opens 44-Site RV Park

Little Creek Casino Resort, the Squaxin Island Tribe’s award-winning entertainment property located in Shelton, Wash., announced the opening of a full-hookup RV parking area. The newly constructed 1.75-acre lot has 44 berths and offers a television connection,...