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RVers 'Extremely Positive' on Sun's New Parks

Sun Communities Inc. expects above-average returns on its investment in the 10 RV parks it purchased earlier from Morgan RV Resorts as Sun evolves into a year-round operator of these lucrative properties. Gary A. Shiffman, chairman and CEO of Southfield, Mich.-based...

California's Mountain Fire's Cause Determined

The Mountain Fire, which burned more than 27,000 acres in Southern California and forced the closure of several campgrounds, was caused by an electrical equipment failure on private property. The equipment failure happened “on the customer side of the...

Wis. Campground Owner Lost Liquor License

The owner of Wasko’s Campground Plus has filed a civil suit against the town of Bennett, Wis., seeking to get the establishment’s beer and liquor license renewed. The complaint was filed July 10 in Douglas County Circuit Court by CCZ Campground, the company name under...

Senate Committee Hears About NPS Remedies

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Thursday (July 25) called for creative ways to address the estimated $11 billion maintenance backlog facing America’s national parks. “While the creation of our national park system...

$12M Yellowstone Park Upgrade Starts in 2014

Improvements on Yellowstone National Park’s north entrance could begin next year. A recent grant as well as local money brings funding for the project to nearly $12 million, KULR-TV, Billings, Mont., reported. Al Nash with Yellowstone National Park says the...

RV Parks Prosper in California's Wine Country

Where there are wineries, there are busy RV parks. “The recent opening of another RV park in the Paso Robles area is no surprise,” said Grapeline Wine Tours owner John Kelliher in a press release. “Each of the three wine regions we serve has bustling...

Sun Communities Reports on 2013 Purchases

Sun Communities Inc., a Southfield, Mich.-based real estate investment trust (REIT) that owns and operates manufactured housing and recreational vehicle communities, today (July 25) reported its second quarter results. Highlights for the quarter ending June 30...

Rains Continuing in Drought-Ridden West/SW

Weather Summary: A broad upper-level ridge brought above-normal temperatures to the northern half of the United States during this July 23 U.S. Drought Monitor week. Troughs moving in this upper-level flow pushed cold fronts which brought areas of rain east of the...

Recovery Signs – Growth at Calif. Camper Firm

About an hour north of Los Angeles, in Lancaster, Calif., Lance Camper Manufacturing Corp. makes truck campers and travel trailers. In one very specific sense, they are luxury items: Things you don’t need to buy, but things you will purchase when or if you’re feeling...

Exec Clarifies Gas Drilling Plans on State Land

The acting secretary of the state agency overseeing state parks and forests is launching an outreach effort to parties concerned about a controversial plan for natural gas drilling at the Loyalsock State Forest in Northeast Pennsylvania. At the helm of the Department...

British Columbia Coalition Promotes Camping

The Camping and RV British Columbia Coalition (CRVBCC) suggests the best way to celebrate the upcoming BC Day “long weekend” is to get outside for some fun, fresh air and festivities. British Columbia Day is the first Monday in August each year – Aug. 5...