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2012 Storm Prompts Reforesting of Minn. Park

A July 2012 storm that toppled trees at Minnesota’s Itasca State Park is giving officials a chance to accelerate plans to reforest part of one of the state’s most popular parks, according to an Associated Press report. Itasca’s stands of huge red and...

Concept Unveiled for Devil Slide Park in Calif.

With the Tom Lantos Tunnels at Devil’s Slide up and running now, the county is ready to take over the coastal stretch of land that wraps around Montara Mountain to convert it into a park with trails. According to a report by the San Mateo Daily Journal, the new leg of...

FRVTA Board Adds 11 to Scholarship Program

The Florida RV Trade Association’s (FRVTA) board, during its July meeting, added 11 new students to the FRVTA Scholarship. According to a press release, the move brings the total number of students on the scholarship program to 26 full-time and three part-time...

Sign of Times: Yellowstone Adding Cell Tower

The National Park Service has decided that Verizon Wireless can build a 100-foot tall cell tower near Fishing Bridge in Yellowstone National Park. The Associated Press reported that a permit clearing the way for construction of the new cell tower was recently approved...

ARVC Offers Members Savings on Equipment

The National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) has launched a member benefit program with New Holland Agriculture that can save park operators up to 40% on purchases of tractors, backhoes and other utility vehicles. “ARVC membership can now save park...

Wildfire Threatens Idaho Campground, Lodge

Idaho wildfire managers are bringing in more personnel and equipment to battle a fire south of Stanley that forced the evacuation of Redfish Lake campers and guests at the historic lodge. The Associated Press reported that the 210 Road Fire, which ignited Monday...

Heartland RV is Partnering With Breckenridge

Heartland Recreational Vehicles LLC and Breckenridge today (July 24) announced the formation of a reciprocal partnership between the companies designed to maximize sales and increase market share in the growing park model and destination trailer segments. The...

Black Bear Euthanized at Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park rangers captured and euthanized a black bear that had been frequenting a campground, foraging for food and charging visitors. The Associated Press reported that park officials said Tuesday that the 3-year-old female black bear had been hanging...

Pa.'s Lake Raystown Resort Joins RVC Family

RVC Outdoor Destinations announced today (July 23) that Lake Raystown Resort in Entriken, Pa., will be reflagged as an RVC Outdoor Destination in March 2014. The property was developed by Jules Patt in 1984 and is one of the finest outdoor destinations in the country,...

SSI: Canadian Towable Sales up 11.4% in May

Year-over-year Canadian retail sales of towable RVs grew 11.4% in May and were flat for the first five months, up 0.4%, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. As reported by RVBUSINESS.com, results by segment showed: Sales in the travel trailer...

2 State Assns. Announce Upcoming Meetings

Two prominent state campground associations have informed Woodall’s Campground Management (WCM) of major upcoming events for their members. The Ohio Campground Owners Association (OCOA) will conduct its fall conference and park owners tour Oct. 22-23 at Hampton...

Why Drop in RV Overnights at National Parks?

There has been a dramatic drop in overnight stays in national park campgrounds, and especially in RV-associated stays which have declined from more than 4 million overnights in the 1980s to about 2 million overnights currently. Yet, RV ownership during this period has...