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RV Industry, Campgrounds See Bright Future

When 558 leaders of the North American RV industry gathered together May 8 in Elkhart, Ind., for the RV Industry Power Breakfast, the future of RVs — and camping — were a major topic of discussion. The attendees heard from Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) CEO and...

Report: Pump Prices To Drop By Memorial Day

As U.S. gasoline production increases in anticipation of the summer driving season, the American Automobile Association (AAA) said it is expecting prices at the pump to drop by Memorial Day (May 26), the unofficial start to summer and to the summer camping season in...

Calif. RV Parks Work As Bike Tour Base Camps

People often think of campgrounds as base camps for hikes into the wilderness. But the California Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds (CalARVC) is pushing the idea of using a campground as a base camp for bicycle tours. “There are literally scores of organized...

N.C. RV Resort Showing Off Its Coach Cottages

Mountain Falls Luxury Motorcoach Resort, located in Lake Toxaway, N.C., is set to debut six to 10 coach cottages during its Coach Cottages Showcase and Cocktail Tour, the resort said in a written announcement. The tour will take place June 14 at the resort. Every...

N.H. Tourism Consultant: Jettison The Generic

Audience members at a tourism conference in New Hampshire Tuesday (May 6), many of them business owners and state tourism promoters, listened intently as consultant Roger Brooks detailed the need for businesses and their communities to find what’s unique about their...

City Denies Zoning For Planned $1.3m RV Park

In a 4-3 decision on Tuesday night (May 6), Gauthier, Miss., Mayor Gordon Gollott and the city council upheld a planning commission recommendation to deny a zoning change for a 24-acre piece of property located off Martin Bluff Road north and east of Cambridge Square...

Help Clean Campground, Get A Free Weekend

Volunteers turned in some hard work last weekend at Recompence Shore Campground in Freeport, Maine, cleaning up Mother Nature’s winter leftovers during the first of Wolfe’s Neck Farm Spring Clean-Up Weekends, keepmecurrent.com reported. In return, they got a gorgeous...

Flooded Iowa Campground Nears Reopening

The campground at Wilson Island State Recreation Area in Iowa remains a work in progress, but the end is in sight, radio station KMA reported. The $2.5-$3 million cleanup and rebuild project enters the home stretch as workers are installing fire rings at campsites and...

Closed RV Park To Be Turned Into Subdivision

The shuttered Town & Country RV Resort in Seminole County, Fla., has a new owner with plans to redevelop the gated park into a residential subdivision, the Orlando Business Journal reported. M/I Homes of Orlando LLC bought the 30-acre site at 5355 Orange Blvd. in...

Corps Of Engineers Highlights Ill. Campground

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be holding an open house at the Lone Point Campground Friday and Saturday (May 9-10), the Shelbyville (Ill.) Daily Union reported. Lone Point Campground has become a secret among campgrounds at Lake Shelbyville. The open house...

Oregon City Reopens Flood-Damaged RV Park

The Clackamette RV Park was closed due to flooding this past winter, but has now re-opened, said Scott Archer, community services director for the city of Oregon City, the Portland Tribune reported. “Once the water receded we could fix the damaged electrical...

Principal Resigning To Take Over Campground

Fond du Lac (Wis.) High School Principal Jon Wiltzius says his resignation at the end of June has nothing to do with performance or the recent controversy over censorship issues of a student publication at the high school. In fact, he said he’s going to fulfill a...