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N.C. State Park Fire 70% Contained

Authorities say a fire at Pilot Mountain State Park that’s burned 800 acres was about 70% contained on Sunday (Nov. 11), WGHP-TV, High Point, N.C., reported. State Parks and Recreation spokesman Charlie Peek said Sunday that about 70 firefighters are working to...

Update: Sandy's Gone, Dryness Remains

Summary: After last week’s devastation caused by Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy, calmer conditions slowly returned as the storm weakened over the eastern Great Lakes region and tracked northward. In its place, an upper-level trough of low pressure settled over the...

Mesa RV Parks Host Big Shuffleboard Tourney

Mesa, Ariz., this week is ground zero for shuffleboard as the game’s largest tournament in the world plays out at three RV resorts, the Arizona Republic reported. Twenty-four teams of 18 people each from the Western U.S. and Canada are competing in the 2012 annual...

Mont. Seeks Input on Campground Expansion

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on a draft Environmental Assessment for a project to improve camping at Finley Point State Park on the south end of Flathead Lake, the Char-Koosta News, Pablo, reported. The proposed improvements would...

Statue of Liberty to Remain Closed for Rehab

Hurricane Sandy did no real harm to the Statue of Liberty but caused “significant damage” to the infrastructure of Liberty Island and Ellis Island, which will leave them closed to tourists indefinitely, a spokesman for the National Park Service (NPS) said on Thursday....

CONY Parks Donate $42K to Camp Good Days

Campground Owners of New York (CONY) announced that it has raised $42,416.25 for Camp Good Days and Special Times, a New York State-based organization providing camping experiences to children with cancer. CONY revealed the tally at a special ceremony on Saturday...

Rio Grande Parks React to Industry Changes

It’s no secret that RV parks and resorts in the Rio Grande Valley whose livelihoods depend on the annual influx of Winter Texans are facing several challenges. Many of today’s winter visitors are younger and more mobile than their counterparts of years past. “They may...

Best Parks Announces Two New Affiliates

Best Parks in America has announced the addition of two new affiliated resorts, both in strategic locations in the U.S. The new affiliates are The Great Outdoors RV Resort in Franklin, N.C., and Emerald Desert RV Resort in Palm Desert, Calif. Going into 2013, there...

TACO: Winter Texan Market Already Booming

Campgrounds and RV parks that cater to Winter Texans in South-Central Texas anticipate a stronger winter season than last year, thanks in part to the Eagle Ford shale oil pipeline project, which has brought scores of construction workers into the area, according to a...

New York State Parks Close for Winter Storm

All state parks on Long Island were closed on Wednesday (Nov. 7) and again today due to a strong winter storm, according to a New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation advisory. The following Long Island parks will remain closed Friday and...