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Texas Town Sets Rental Policy at RV Parks

The Gonzales City Council in Gonzales, Texas, has adopted a policy for renting its RV spaces at J.B. Wells Park and Independence Park. The policy, which was drafted after questions were raised by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) when complaints were...

Nev. Fairground Provides Temporary Housing

The Humboldt County Commissioners in Nevada have agreed to temporarily rent up to 76 spaces at the county’s campgrounds to New Vision Development to provide park model housing for construction workers. Alan Means, who is developing the New Frontier Village, and...

CONY Announces Marketing Award Winners

Campground Owners of New York (CONY), a trade association for privately owned campgrounds, honored three member campgrounds with marketing awards at the association’s awards banquet held during its 49th Annual Exposition for the Outdoor Hospitality Industry, at the...

Fountain of Youth Spa to Help Sandy Victims

The Fountain of Youth Spa RV Resort in Niland, Calif., plans to donate 110% of the revenue it generates from Dec. 7 – 9 to help East Coast residents who have been displaced by Hurricane Sandy. “We think it’s the least we could do to help those who have been...

Sun Communities Completes $71M Acquisition

Sun Communities Inc., a real estate investment trust based in Southfield, Mich., that owns and operates manufactured housing and recreational vehicle communities, announced Monday (Nov. 19) that it has closed on its previously announced acquisition of four...

Boucher: What Are Turns? What Do they Cost?

Norman Boucher is president of LCN Outdoors, a leading supplier to the RV park and campground sector. The following guest column appears in the November issue of Woodall’s Campground Management. Think of turns as your groceries. You go and buy your weekly...

CONY Recaps Eventful 49th Annual Exposition

Donald Bennett Jr., president and CEO of Campground Owners of New York (CONY), reports the association held a successful and informative 49th annual Exposition for the Outdoor Hospitality Industry. The event was held Nov. 1-3 at the Six Flags Great Escape Lodge &...

Schmarder: Park Sector-Economic Powerhouse

Evanne Schmarder is the principal at Roadabode Productions, a firm specializing in digital marketing strategy, consulting and education for the outdoor recreation industry and is the co-author of “Unconventional Wisdom Works.” She’s also the host and producer of the...

Best Parks Holds Landmark First Conference

The first National Network Conference of Best Parks in America (BPA) convened in Orlando, Fla., for two days of network planning and sharing among affiliated parks. Over 60 people attended, representing 26 affiliated parks spanning the country from California to New...

ARVC Agenda: Member Benefits Expanding

The following installment of the ARVC Agenda was provided by the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) and appears in the November issue of Woodall’s Campground Management. This fall ARVC was able to secure an exclusive combined deal with the...

Schaeffer: Times Have Changed; Keep Smiling

Brian Schaeffer is president of AGS / TXAD Internet Services. AGS and TXAD Internet Services are divisions of Texas Advertising, which serves over 800 RV parks and campgrounds in the U.S. and Canada. For more information please call Brian Schaeffer at (817) 426-9395...

Gorin: Pay More Attention to Hotel Industry

David Gorin is the president of Best Parks in America and the principal of David Gorin Associates LLC, a consulting company exclusively serving the RV park and campground industry. Gorin was the president and CEO of ARVC from 1987 to 2001. This column appears in the...