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Ind. Tourism Firms Hoping Shutdown is Short

Indiana tourism agencies and businesses that rely on the allure of federal parks and forests to attract visitors are hoping the partial federal government shutdown that entered its fourth day Friday ends before it hurts their bottom lines. As reported by The...

Park Models Spotlighted at California RV Show

The 61st Annual California RV Show will showcase a display of park model cabins, which are increasingly being used as rental accommodations in campgrounds across the country. According to a press release, Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) will create a simulated...

Dick Hartford: A Longtime Campground Partner

Richard “Dick” A. Hartford, founder of campground insurance providers Evergreen USA and Evergreen Indemnity, passed away Oct. 5 in Auburn, Maine, with his family by his side. He was 68. An e-mail from the Northeast Campground Association (NCA) stated,...

Camping Connect Session Examines Facebook

RV business owners interested in advertising on Facebook may register now for RV Camping Connect’s free webinar, “How to Advertise your RV Business on Facebook,” according to a press release. Set for Oct. 9 from 1-2 p.m. EDT, RV dealership and campground owners can...

Workamper Discovery Days Slated for Nov. 2-3

Growing numbers of RVers are working while they travel across America. According to a press release, many of them are “workampers,” people who work part time handling maintenance, clerical or marketing functions for weeks or months at a time at campgrounds that are...

VIDEO: KOA Care Camps Aid Kids With Cancer

Today’s video comes from Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) highlighting its Care Camps program that allows children with cancer to attend specialized summer camps to experience the joy of camping and share their experience with other children. KOA Care Camps...

Shutdown Hits National Forest's Private Parks

The shutdown of the federal government is expanding to include privately run campgrounds in national forests across the country, according to a report by New Hampshire Public Radio. “We are in the process of shutting these operations down at facilities across the...

RV Club Hosts Rally at Las Vegas LVM Resort

LVM Resort, Las Vegas’ premier Class A motorcoach resort, will be the home site for Lake Havasu City, Ariz.’s Colorado River Ramblers RV club next week as the group holds its annual rally Oct. 14-18. According to a release, the chapter — which celebrated its 30th...

Oklahoma RV Park to Get Weather Alert System

Thanks to weather technology and advanced emergency alerts, an Ada RV park might soon become one of the safest in the state of Oklahoma. “Hey Daddy RV Park” in Pontotoc County is the new location for a possible weather alert system — something that residents say could...

New Owners Transform Pine Near Campground

Two years after purchasing an abandoned RV park slated for condominium development, Pine Near RV Park and Campground owners Glen and Anna Kominak are happy to chat, but barely pause from their daily tasks of maintaining and upgrading the Winthrop landmark and...

RVDA Announces New Date, Site for Con/Expo

The leadership of the U.S. Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association and RVDA of Canada have announced a pivotal decision to move their annual convention — the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo — to an early November timetable and to another Las Vegas casino from...

NPS Closures Affect Recreation Sites, Visitors

Dennis and Trish Fariseo were just setting up their camper at Lynx Lake Tuesday when a Prescott National Forest employee told them they would have to leave within 48 hours. They had traveled from Ojai, Calif. to visit family on their only camping trip of the year, and...