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FMCA Chapter to Move Florida Rally Site?

Every year, the Family Motor Coach Association’s (FMCA) southeast rally floods the Brooksville Regional Airport near Tampa, Fla., with RVs. The event creates a mini-city of close to 1,000 RV enthusiasts and has become an economic boon to Hernando County. But is...

Banff National Park Welcomes 'The Bachelor'

The beautiful and majestic scenery of Banff National Park and its crown jewel, Lake Louise, will provide the setting for the upcoming sixth episode of the popular reality series “The Bachelor” when it airs on a special day and time, Tuesday, Feb. 5,...

Public-Private Partnerships: A Park Solution?

America’s state parks are popular, receiving over 725 million visitors in 2010 alone; yet state governments are finding it increasingly difficult to keep the gates open. As state budgets shrink, funding for state parks is now competing directly with other policy...

Great Plains are 'Epicenter of 2013 Drought'

The Northeast: Last week brought with it well below normal temperatures and virtually no precipitation across the region, leading to no changes with regard to the remaining D0. Mid Atlantic: After back-to-back wet weeks for most of the region, things dried out and...

A New Look at Campground Water Standards

From the current issue of the CalARVC News comes the following story about new standards for water use. Park owners in California and around the country have faced financial challenges from their local water and sewer agencies. In this era of public agency “creative...

Ocean Lakes to Host Beach n' Boogie Event

  Ocean Lakes Family Campground in Myrtle Beach, S.C., will host its 13th Annual Beach n’ Boogie Weekend Feb. 15-16. Beach music and fun activities are just a few of the things that will be available for the entire family. The celebration is exclusively for...

Louisiana Parks Take Bear Safety Measures

For many outdoor enthusiasts, nothing beats a night or two of camping in a tent, and Louisiana’s mild winters provide the perfect temperatures for doing just that. But mild winters also mean the state’s bear population doesn’t really hibernate, leading one Tri-parish...

Southern Indiana Campground Adds Wi-Fi

Campers at Glendale Fish and Wildlife Area (FWA) near Montgomery, Ind., may notice a few minor changes this year at the campground. The Washington Times Herald reported that last May the Daviess-Martin Joint County Parks and Recreation Department took over operation...

'Mother Nature' Appears in Camping Promo

Delaware State Parks has crafted a creative promotion to lure campers to state parks over the winter. In a website promotion depicting Mother Nature as a senior citizen donning a leather jacket, the parks challenge readers to “take her on.” The website...

Strong Winds Flip RVs at East Texas Park

Tuesday night’s powerful winds ripped through an East Texas RV park, leaving behind lots of damage an even some injuries, KSLA-TV, Shreveport, La., reported. Some RVs were flipped over onto their roofs, sending one man to the hospital with a gash on his head....

5% Cutback Would Damage National Parks

Failure by Congress and the White House to avert a budget sequestration by March 1 will force the National Park Service to reduce visitor services, shorten hours of operation, and possibly even close areas to the public, according to Park Service Director Jon Jarvis....

Go RVing on the Road to the Super Bowl

Football journalist Kerry Byrne and Go RVing have teamed up for a 1,500-mile RV road trip to the Super Bowl, generating media interest from Boston to New Orleans. Byrne and celebrity chef Steve DiFillippo are traveling in a motorhome provided by El Monte RV to promote...