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A Look Back at Yosemite's Hantavirus Outbreak

On Dec. 10, Yosemite National Park in California began demolishing 91 tent cabins in Curry Village, a rustic encampment of 408 canvas-sided cabins jammed into a pine-and-cedar glade near the sloping shoulders of Half Dome. It was here that an outbreak of hantavirus...

Report: State Park Managers 'Disregarded' Rules

A state review finds that more than 200 state employees were overpaid more than $500,000 by managers who deliberately broke state rules at the troubled California Department of Parks and Recreation. Today’s (Dec. 18) report by state Controller John Chiang is the...

Good Sam Extends Allstate Pact into 2019

Good Sam Enterprises announced today (Dec. 18) that it has extended its long-term business agreement with Allstate Roadside Services into 2019. Good Sam Roadside Assistance has contracted with Allstate Roadside Services to provide customers with exceptional...

RVDA to Gauge Present/Future RV Rental Market

The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) is surveying RV dealers and RV rental companies to create a “snapshot of current rental market conditions and gauge rental outlook for the future,” according to a press release. The results are deigned to serve dealers...

Fifth Texas Campground Partnering with LSI

  Whispering Pines RV & Cabin Resort in Tyler, Texas, will become the fifth Texas campground to join the Jellystone Park Camp-Resort network of family focused campgrounds. The 30-year-old park, which has 133 RV sites and 18 park model cabins, has long been a...

Ohio's Clear Water Park Joins Leisure Systems

When Mert and Charlene Yoder bought Clear Water Park Camping Resort near Uniontown, Ohio, 10 years ago, they knew they had their work cut out for them. Originally built in 1947, Clear Water Park had been neglected for many years and needed major updating to make it...

West Texas Park Braces for 2013 Fire Season

A combination of lack of moisture and unseasonably warm weather in far West Texas and southeastern New Mexico has prompted Guadalupe Mountains National Park fire officials to join the neighboring Guadalupe Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest in elevating...

Trailer Park Razing Plan Back to Negotiations

The city council in Santa Monica, Calif.  voted 4-3 to toss back a development agreement that would have replaced the Village Trailer Park with high-end condominiums and apartments because it did not meet local affordable housing requirements, the Santa Monica Daily...

Writer Chides N.H. for State Park Funding Woes

Editor’s Note: The following opinion piece was written by Kim R. Nilsen and appeared in The Conway (N.H.) Daily Sun. Founder of The Cohos Trail Association, designer of the 162-mile foot trail and now semi-retired, Nilsen still routinely takes care of severely...

CRS Touts Pool Inflatables' Success Stories

When Commercial Recreation Specialists (CRS), of Verona, Wis., began providing modular inflatable challenge courses to commercial swimming pools, they knew patrons would have tons of fun with them. What they didn’t predict was how wildly popular this new category of...

Sun Communities Buys 11 Morgan RV Resorts

On Dec. 9, Sun Communities Operating Limited Partnership (SCOLP), the primary operating subsidiary of Sun Communities Inc. and newly formed wholly owned subsidiaries of SCOLP entered into an agreement to purchase 11 Morgan RV resorts for $135 million, according to a...

Red Rover Camping Launches at ARVC Expo

The much promoted and highly anticipated introduction of Red Rover Camping to the campground industry took place at the ARVC Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo Nov. 29-30. As a title sponsor of the conference, Red Rover’s position at the entry of the Expo set...