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Schmarder Releases e-Magazine's 2nd Issue

Evanne Schmarder has published the second issue of her new e-magazine. She states in a news release: “Providing tools, news and insight on today’s always present and ever-changing digital marketing landscape, Evanne Schmarder of Roadabode Productions is...

KOA: ‘Undercover Boss’ Episode on June 21

If you missed the escapades of Kampgrounds of America CEO Jim Rogers on CBS’ “Undercover Boss” last January, you’ll have another chance to see Rogers in action when the episode reairs Friday, June 21, KOA has announced. The rebroadcast was initially scheduled for June...

Drought Forces N.M. Campgrounds' Closure

New Mexico has now closed the main campgrounds at what used to be one of the busiest recreation lakes in the state, because the water levels have dipped to levels not seen in 70 years, KRQE-TV, Albuquerque, reported A community meeting was held Monday night (June 17)...

KOA: Father’s Day Weekend Results Up 4.1%

Fathers and their families throughout North America went camping at Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) locations in increased numbers last weekend, according to figures released by KOA today (June 18). KOA said camper nights across the 485-campground KOA system in...

'Rally' Sought Wedding Vow Renewal Record

Hundreds of couples lined up early at the New York State Fairgrounds last week to get hitched, again. The Post-Standard, Syracuse, reported that the people who crowded into Chevy Court with the goal of setting a new world record for largest wedding vow renewal were...

Six Elements of Good Campground Websites

Jeff Loper, a 17-year marketing professional and Campgrounds Connect founder, provides campgrounds/RV parks with affordable marketing, social media, website design, video production, photography and graphic design solutions. Jeff is also available to speak at...

Gorin: Wi-Fi Takes Over Top Spot in His Poll

David Gorin is the former president of ARVC and is currently the president of Best Parks in America and the principal of David Gorin Associates LLC. He provided the following column which appears in the June issue of Woodall’s Campground Management. He can be...

Location a 'Plus' for Lazy River Campground

Millions of potential campers live a short drive from Lazy River. The campground is five miles from the New York State Thruway, making it easily accessible from metro areas of the state, as well as New Jersey and Connecticut. New York City is 90 miles away....

Lazy River Campground: Remarkable Restart

When brothers-in-law Glenn Bracklow and John Lawrence and John’s wife, Heidi (Glenn’s sister), decided in the early 1990s that they wanted to go into the outdoor hospitality business, they had two choices: start from scratch or buy an existing campground. They chose...

Forecast – 88M Americans Boat This Summer

New data from the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) show 88 million Americans expected to take to U.S. waterways this summer. According to a press release, NMMA reported that recreational boating in the U.S. has an annual economic value of $121 billion....

Likely Arson Fire Guts Utah State Park Office

In the middle of the night on June 10, someone set fire to the headquarters building at Deer Creek State Park in Utah, destroying the building and its contents. Now, park managers are requesting the public’s help in providing any tips or information about...

RRM CEO Leads AZ Same-Sex Marriage Drive

A Phoenix business owner and former commercial litigator wants to get a same-sex marriage initiative on the 2014 Arizona ballot. The proposed measure would legalize same-sex marriage in the state and undo a gay marriage ban approved by Arizona voters in 2008. Warren...