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'First Day' Campground Hike Could Grow

The weather is looking good for New Year’s Day around Brownwood, Texas, and John Holland, superintendent of Lake Brownwood State Park, hopes this year’s First Day Hike on Wednesday will be the biggest one yet, the Brownwood Bulletin reported. Hikers will...

S.C. Polar Bears Bid 2013 A Cold Goodbye

The year 2013 is ending on a chilly note for some brave souls on South Carolina’s Grand Strand, the Associated Press reported. The 13th annual Polar Bear Plunge is being held on Tuesday afternoon (Dec. 31) at the Ocean Lakes Family Campground. Each year, about...

Court: Campsite Qualifies As Man's Home

The Oregon Court of Appeals has reversed the conviction of a man found guilty of illegally carrying a concealed weapon after he argued the campsite where he pitched his tent for the week was his home and provided an exception to the state’s concealed-weapon law,...

Mich. State Campgrounds Could Reopen

A state forest campground in Michigan that was mothballed in 2009 could reopen under an order from the director of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR), the Gaylord Herald-Times reported. Lake Marjory State Forest Campground in Otsego Lake Township is...

RV Shipments Up 5.8% in Nov., 12.2% YTD

Wholesale shipments to retailers of all RVs were reported at 21,748 units in the November survey of manufacturers, an increase of 5.8% over November one year earlier, according to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). Towable RVs improved 2.4% to 18,711...

Snowbirds A Boon to Arizona's Economy

Snowbirds are putting money into the Arizona economy from RV parks, Tucson television station KVOA reported. The most recent scientific study shows winter visitors who live in RV parks bring about $600 million to the state’s economy. It was conducted by Arizona...

Group Proposes Equestrian Campground

Michigan Trails and Recreation Alliance of Land and the Environment is garnering support for an equestrian campground at the Simar Landing Strip in Mass City, Mich., the Iron Mountain Daily Globe reported. In a letter requesting support from local groups and state...

Jamestown Advanced Donates KOA Bench

Jamestown Advanced Products recently made an equipment donation to its longtime customers Bill and Anita Perry, owners of Chautauqua Lake KOA in Dewittville, N.Y., the Janestown, N.Y., Post-Journal reported. To express its gratitude for years of business, Jamestown...

RV Resort Announces Jazz Concert Series

Golden Village Palms RV Resort in Hemet, Calif., announced in a press release that the 2014 Jazz Series will include The Slim Man, Greg Adams, Will Donato, and Blake Aaron. Kicking off Jan. 9, Golden Village Palms RV Resort will play host to four separate jazz...

Ohio County Wants Campground Funding

Recently the Scioto County Commissioners submitted a $326,000 capital request to the state of Ohio, the Portsmouth Daily Times reported. The commissioners are seeking funding to construct a campground in Earl Thomas Conley Park in West Portsmouth. According the...

Study Details Calif. State Park Challenges

A new study has found that California’s state parks system is top-heavy and has been slow to seize on moneymaking opportunities that could help it recover from deep fiscal wounds, some of which were self-inflicted. The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that the...

Mont. Golf Club Eyes RV Resort Addition

The Old Works Golf Club in Anaconda, Mont.,  is quite the tourist draw during the summer months, but economic development experts say they’ve found a way to attract even more people to the area and capture tourism dollars, the Montana Standard reported. They want to...