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Campers Found Safety in Mark Twain Cave

Close to a dozen people were in the Hannibal Campground Thursday afternoon (May 30) before the big storm hit the area and many of them didn’t have any intention of leaving, WGEM-TV, Hannibal, Mo., reported. Mark Twain Cave Owner Linda Coleberd said if there was...

NPS Asked to Consider Flexible Fees System

Supporters of the National Park System asked NPS Director Jon Jarvis to restructure the agency’s entrance and user fee system, using existing administrative authority. The 10 advocacy groups, ranging alphabetically from the American Hiking Society to the Western...

Towable ‘Tiny House’ Trend Charms Retirees

Greg Cantori plans to downsize when he retires. Really, really downsize. As reported by the Baltimore Sun, his retirement home is 238 square feet — one-tenth the size of the average new American house — and sits in his Anne Arundel County yard. He and wife Renee can...

Amenity-Rich LSI Resorts Open 2013 Season

The list of on-site attractions at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts continues to grow as parks across the U.S. and Canada add new amenities in preparation for the upcoming summer camping season. Many Jellystone Parks are also adding more rental accommodations....

Treasure Isle RV Park to Host Charity Events

  Treasure Isle RV Park in Blossvale, N.Y., is hosting a special afternoon of food and fun on June 8 exclusively for clients of the Syracuse-area Gigi’s Playhouse, one of 12 Down syndrome awareness and educational centers across the country that provide...

Texas Campgrounds Offer Diverse Activities

Campgrounds across Texas are gearing up for a busy summer camping season, and many of them are offering more activities than they’ve ever had before. “Each year they get better at providing their guests fun things to do as a family,” Brian Schaeffer, executive...

Dubuque Campground is Covered With Mud

Campers at Dubuque, Iowa’s, Miller Riverview Park might be out of luck again come July 4th. Last week’s flooding forced the city to refund dozens of disappointed Memorial Day Campers. The park is still under water and covered in mud, KCRG-TV, Cedar Rapids,...

June 8 — A Fee-Free Day for National Lands

The U.S. Forest Service is offering a fee-free day on June 8 in celebration of National Get Outdoors Day, an annual event to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun. The Forest Service offers fee-free four times a year. The first such fee-free period in 2013 was Martin...

CNBC Visiting Winnebago's Complex in Iowa

CNBC-TV sent photographer Bob Pollack to Winnebago Industries Inc. for a “Comeback Companies” story. Winnebago Industries Chairman, CEO and President Randy Potts (shown in background at left) was interviewed by Phil LeBeau to discuss the company;s recent growth...

Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts Going 'Green'

Families who visit the Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Williamsport, Md., find that the forested campground is green in more ways than one. The park not only has several onsite recycling centers for aluminum cans, paper and cardboard. It also provides boxes for...

Great Outdoors Week/Month Begin June 1st

Excitement is growing across the nation about plans for Great Outdoors Week and Great Outdoors Month starting Saturday (June 1). According to a news release, Great Outdoors Month celebrates a variety of important events and actions that occur during June, and...

Update — Heavy Rains End Eastern Drought

Weather Summary: Heavy rain returned to the northern Plains and upper Midwest late in the drought-monitoring period, further easing or eradicating lingering long-term drought and turning residual drought to flooding in some of the hardest-hit areas. By late May, minor...