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Minn. Campground Ordered to Stop Operations

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has filed an action to require Cory Axelson, the owner and operator of Hidden Valley Campground in Welch, Minn., to cease operation of the camping area. The MDH filed the action in Goodhue County District Court in Red Wing on...

Yurts Expanded Opportunities at N.Y. State Park

The yurts are coming to Four Mile Creek State Park near Youngstown, N.Y. The domed-roof structures, with windows, wood floors and fabric walls, similar to those used traditionally by nomads in Central Asia, are being installed for use by campers, the Buffalo News...

Editorial: Park Closures Needed More Warning

Editor’s Note: The following editorial appeared in The Independent, the daily newspaper serving Grand Island, Neb., and surrounding areas. Nebraska Game and Parks is closing 29 state parks early this fall in order to free staff to do deferred maintenance...

Jarvis: More $$$ Needed to Fight Forest Fires

Federal land managers have been fighting an uphill battle to gain additional funds to reduce the threat of wildfires in the West, according to National Park Service (NPS) Director Jon Jarvis. However, according to a posting by National Parks Traveler, recent fires...

Biloxi, Miss. Council Says 'No' to RV Park Plan

On Tuesday (Sept. 3), the city council in Biloxi, Miss., voted against rezoning property that would have been used to build an RV park. The council faced a lot of resistance from residents, who didn’t want the park in their neighborhood, WLOX, Biloxi, reported....

NPS Seeking to Bring Minorities into the Parks

In a soul-searching, head-scratching journey of its own, the National Parks Service, the agency that manages some of the most awe-inspiring public places, is scrambling to rethink and redefine itself to the growing number of Americans who do not use the parks in the...

USFS: Hunter, Not a Pothead, Caused Rim Fire

A gigantic wildfire in and around Yosemite National Park was caused by an illegal fire set by a hunter, the U.S. Forest Service said today. The agency said there is no indication the hunter was involved with illegal marijuana cultivation, which a local fire chief had...

Entegra RV Owners Hold 1st Rally in Michigan

Last week, 52 Entegra Coach motorhomes gathered in Petoskey, Mich., at Hearthside Grove luxury motorcoach resort for the first Entegra Coach owners’ rally. According to a press release, attendance totaled 104 people, which far surpassed initial expectations by...

Drought Intensifies in Western/Midwest States

Weather Summary: The week commenced with high pressure over the Southeast and storm systems traversing across the northern U.S. As the week progressed, the high pressure system traveled westward, settling over the south-central Plains while a trough of low pressure...

Vermont Parks Recover Well from 2011's 'Irene'

Two years after flooding from Tropical Storm Irene, Vermont’s campgrounds are finishing a good season, with some of the areas damaged by the storm back in business and doing well but others that will never reopen, edgeonthenet.com reported. Only a handful of the...