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Editorial: Let's Get Creative with Park Funding

Editor’s Note: The following editorial appeared in The Billings (Mont.) Gazette: On a summer day, Yellowstone National Park attracts more than 30,000 visitors. They will drive the park’s 310 miles of paved roads, hike some of its 1,000 miles of trails, visit...

RV Shipments Indicate Economy on the Mend

If you want to put the current RV shipment numbers in perspective, look only to 2009, according to a report in the South Bend (Ind.) Tribune. Yes, 2009 was the worst year for the recreational vehicle industry since 1982, with just 165,700 RVs being shipped. And yes,...

Municipal Park in Texas Could Add 20 Cabins

According to the recently completed feasibility study, Twin Coves Park could quickly become a regional draw and a solid revenue generator for Flower Mound, Texas – if it’s done correctly. Last week, Brian Trusty of Pros Consulting presented the study’s...

Nebraska Ponders License Plate Fee for Parks

Those who collect Nebraska park stickers on their windshields might have to come up with another way to display their camp warrior status. The Legislature’s Natural Resources Committee heard mostly support Thursday (July 25) for a bill that would do away with stickers...

Mom Plays Role in Lemonis' Decision-Making

Editor’s Note: The following preview is courtesy of The Fresno (Calif.) Bee. Entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis is willing to share his business knowledge, evident with his new CNBC series “The Profit” that debuts tonight (July 30) on CNBC. When the...

Parks Canada: Massive Maintenance Backlog

Ottawa’s Rideau Canal is one of seven sites Parks Canada wants an independent consultant to assess as the federal agency prepares its plan to deal with a massive maintenance backlog.Parks Canada issued a tender Monday (July 29) to have a consulting firm review its...

'Rocked the Loop' Promotes Three Natl. Parks

The Majestic Mountain Loop, an itinerary featuring three of California’s most popular national parks in three days, now has a new way for travelers to document their journey. Showcasing Sequoia, Kings Canyon and Yosemite national parks, the Majestic Mountain Loop was...

Ocean Lakes to Host 15th Bluegrass Weekend

Ocean Lakes Family Campground, a division of The Jackson Cos., will host the 15th Annual Premier Bluegrass Weekend on Friday, Aug. 23, and Saturday, Aug. 24. The event is open to all guests staying at the campground. With performances scheduled from some of the top...

CONY Goal – $50K for Camp Good Days in '13

Editor’s Note: The following post appears in the current issue of the Campground Owners of New York (CONY) e-newsletter. With the generous help of our campers, CONY parks across New York State raised an amazing $43,000-plus for Camp Good Days and Special Times...

Camping World Touts Aggressive Expansions

Camping World and Good Sam today (July 29) announced their forecast for expansion and future development to meet customer needs for product and service in new markets. The new markets raise the total number of SuperCenters, just shy of 115 nationwide. Additionally,...