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CEO Expounds on Latest Florida Park Purchase

Richard O’Brien, CEO of Athena Real Estate LLC, which operate RV parks, manufactured housing communities and self-storage properties in Florida, anticipates continuing to grow his business in the Sunshine State mainly through 55-plus age communities. The...

Maine Sets Record for State Park Pass Sales

Maine’s state parks division says it sold more park passes in 2012 than any year in the history of the 77-year-old state park system. For the year, the Division of Parks and Public Lands says it sold 10,763 vehicle passes and 1,354 individual passes good for day...

Texas Resort Earns ARVC Park of Year Honors

Bentsen Palm Village in Mission, Texas, has received the campground industry’s highest honor, the “Park of the Year Award” from the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC). The 250-site campground won the award in the medium size park category, which...

Ocean Lakes Announces Holiday Activities

Ocean Lakes Family Campground in Myrtle Beach, S.C., has expanded its New Year’s celebration with an extended weekend of fun for the entire family, including their canine members. The highlight of the weekend will be the 13th Annual Polar Bear Plunge on Dec. 31....

National Parks Must Reach Out to Minorities

Glacier National Park’s retiring superintendent says the park service must do a better job of attracting minority visitors and employees, KFBB-TV, Black Mountain, Mont., reported. Chas Cartwright says national parks must be relevant to all of America if they are...

Campaign RV Going into RV/MH Hall of Fame

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is donating the iconic touring RV from his 2004 campaign to be displayed at the RV/MH Hall of Fame & Museum in Elkhart, Ind. This motorhome poses as a rolling testament of the enthusiasm of Indiana’s voters as it bares the...

2012 a Record Year in Tennessee State Parks

Tennessee’s state park system turned 75 this year, and if visitation is any indicator, the yearlong celebration has been a resounding success. An estimated 31 million people visited Tennessee’s 54 parks in 2012, the Knoxville Sentinel reported. According...

KOA Welcomes New Affiliate in Victoria, Texas

Scooter and Gail Reaser knew a great opportunity when they saw it. The Reasers, longtime recreational boating enthusiasts on Coleto Creek Lake in Texas, noticed that the very basic camping facilities offered at the Coleto Creek Reservoir just weren’t meeting the needs...

FMCA Rolls Out Schedule for 2013 Gatherings

The Family Motor Coach Association’s (FMCA) motorhome events in 2013 will provide the “perfect opportunity for motorhome manufacturers and RV suppliers to come face-to-face with an enthusiastic group of motorhome owners,” according to a press release. During...

Marketing Group Touts Rio Grande Members

In the summer months, Clyde and Kathy Janssen work as dance instructors at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, one of the most famous dance halls in America, which traces its roots to the Big Band Era of the 1930s and 40s. But from November through April, the...

Column: '832F' Accorded Rock Star Status

Editor’s Note: Kurt Repanshek, a prolific writer for National Parks Traveler, put into perspective last week’s shooting of a popular wolf outside Yellowstone National Park. His column appears below. The news raced across cyberspace in a flash:...