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WCM January '15 Issue Available Online

The January 2015 issue of Woodall’s Campground Management is now available online. The cover story offers a profile on Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Caledonia, Wis., operated by Theresa and Randy Issaacson, which was named 2014 Camp-Resort of the...

Park Model Shipments Gain 3.3% in Nov.

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) reported that shipments of park model RVs gained 3.3% in November compared to the previous year. For the month, 253 units were shipped to dealers’ lots versus 245 in 2013. Year-to-date, the park model segment...

Report: Consumer Confidence Up in Dec.

Consumer Confidence rose in December as Americans embraced more employment opportunities and persistent declines in prices at the gas pump. According to Bloomberg, the Conference Board’s index increased to 92.6 from a revised 91 in November that was stronger than...

Fla.'s Canaveral National Park Turning 40

It seemed the longest stretch of undeveloped beach on Florida’s East Coast faced the inevitable arrival of bulldozers and building cranes. “New Smyrna in the early ’70s was marching south — condo row as we call it,” recalls Clay Henderson, an...

Virginia RV Dealers Keep Rolling in 2014

Mirroring RV sales nationwide, RV dealers in the Richmond, Va., area have seen a bump in business this year. According to an Associated Press report, McGeorge’s Rolling Hills RV off Interstate 95 in Hanover County is the Richmond area’s biggest RV dealership and one...

Colorado Desert Campground Expanding

During the spring, fall and cooler weekends in the summer, camp sites at the North Fruita Desert recreation area in Colorado burst at the seams with overnight visitors. The Glenwood Springs Post Independent reported that to benefit traveling mountain bikers, hikers...

Blog: Is National Park Fee Hike Enough?

Editor’s Note: The following is a blog appearing on The Hill analyzing the effects of a proposed entrance fee at national parks to help fund operations and maintenance. Would you pay more to visit your favorite national park? The National Park Service hopes so....

Wild Animal Refuge Could Add RV Park

The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado’s Weld County hopes to add a bed and breakfast, an RV park and other amenities for visitors. The Greeley Tribune reported that the sanctuary has formally requested county approval of the project, which would also include a...

FRVTA Expects Strong '15 Tampa Show

Coming off a strong growth year for the RV industry, it’s no surprise that the outlook for the 2015 Florida RV SuperShow, slated for Jan. 14-18 at the Florida State Fairgrounds – the first major retail show of the new year – is so upbeat. “We’re at least as strong as...

N.Z. RVers Enjoy 'Cocktail Alley' at Park

There’s a corner of the Whangamata Motor Camp in New Zealand that is a more tight-knit community than most permanent neighborhoods. Cocktail Alley, as it is known, is literally tightly-knit too. Strands of Christmas lights have been strung between each of the...

National Parks Hosting 'First Day Hikes'

The holiday season is a time to relax and commune with family which can make the New Year an ideal time to step outside and get moving. With the National Parks and Recreation Department opening up the parks across the country for free guided tours through their First...

Hard Work Wins At Award-Winning KOA

When you have a great campground in a great location with an idyllic setting, it would be easy to rest on those laurels and cruise through the decades. But that’s not how Susan and Ron Hart’s family have operated for the last 38 years, and not only has it kept them...