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RVIA Readies to Host 2nd World RV Conference

Following a four-year hiatus since its inaugural run in Düsseldorf, Germany, the World RV Conference will conduct its second edition on American soil as the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) serves as host for the Jan. 17-20 gathering at the Marriott...

Herkimer KOA Hosts Big Boy Scout Jamboree

The Herkimer Diamond Mines and Kampgrounds of America (KOA) Campground hosted the 16th Annual Boy Scout Jamboree Weekend Oct. 19-21. More than 70 Boy Scout troops and over 1,000 guests attended the Jamboree from New York state, Massachusetts, Maine, New Jersey,...

Campground Next for 'Health Spa with Cops?'

The San Mateo County sheriff’s Honor Camp in the Santa Cruz Mountains in California was less a jail, acclaimed novelist Ken Kesey wrote, than it was a “health spa with cops.” After faking his own death and sneaking down to Mexico for most of 1966 to...

L.L. Bean Boosts National Park Foundation Goal

Outdoor retailer L.L.Bean and the National Park Foundation (NPF), the official charity of America’s national parks, announced Monday (Oct. 22) that the goal of the “Million Moment Mission” has been reached, resulting in a donation of $1 million by L.L.Bean to support...

Broker Touts Rehabbed California RV Resort

Jalmar Properties Inc. announced that after a very busy summer, McCloud RV Resort near McCloud, Calif., is on the market for sale. After assuming management responsibilities for the property in May, Jalmar reopened the resort in time for  Memorial Day and honored all...

Washington Gubernatorial Candidates on Parks

Democrat Jay Inslee and Republican Rob McKenna, the candidates vying to serve as Washington’s next governor, share similar positions on support for the state parks system, according to the Issaquah Press, which asked the candidates about funding for state parks. Both...

Michigan Parks Book Millionth Camp Night

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) marked an attendance milestone for state parks on Oct. 19 by celebrating its 1 millionth camp night of the 2012 camping season. The 1 millionth camp night reservation for Algonac State Park’s River Front...

Fatal Bear Attack: Reflection on Natural World

Editor’s Note: The following column was written by Shannon Huffman Polson and appeared in the Pagosa Daily Post, Pagosa Springs, Colo. She is a contributor to Writers on the Range, a service of High Country News (hcn.org). She lost her father and stepmother to a...

Some 'Grand Thinking' at the Grand Canyon

Nearly 150 leaders of the American national park community gathered at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon in Grand Canyon National Park for a five-day discussion of opportunities and concerns. The meeting, Grand Thoughts at the Grand Canyon, was organized by the...

Tennessee RV Park Goes on Auction Block

A 211-acre RV resort in Tennessee’s Hardeman County, 50 miles east of Memphis, will soon hit the auction block. Bill Caller, principal auctioneer with Crye-Leike Commercial Auction Services, will host an auction for Big Buck Resort off U.S. 64 in Hornsby, Tenn.,...

Epic Unveils Inflatable Stand Up Paddleboard

Click here to watch a video about the following product. Epic Outdoor Entertainment has introduced its new AirWave Inflatable Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP). The device performs just like a rigid fiberglass SUP, but deflates to fit in a shoulder bag. Its unique...

$6.5 Million Investment for Ind. Theme Park

Santa Claus, Ind.-based Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari says it is pouring $6.5 million into improvements for next year. Plans include a new RhinoBlaster “in-the-dark” waterslide, an expanded water park entrance and several upgrades to the...