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Flood Waters Strand Pennsylvania Campers

Heavy rains Friday morning (May 16) pushed some Perry County, Pa., creeks out of their banks, television station WTHM reported. The Big Buffalo Creek rose so high its waters hit the historic Saville Bridge, and the Shermans Creek spilled over and closed several roads....

Canadians Support National Park Beer Ban

Cold beer and camping go hand-in-hand for many Canadians, but a new survey suggests most people would still support part-time prohibitions in national parks, CTV News Vancouver reported. The poll, conducted by NRP Research Group and Peak Communicators, found 53% of...

Hipcamp.com Introduced As New Listing Site

A new website has been introduced to help people find the perfect campground for their next family vacation without the hassle, according to a written announcement. Hipcamp.com was designed to allow visitors to view any campground’s information on one website...

Canadian Campers Brave Rainy 'Victoria Day'

Despite the wet weather forecast for Canada’s Victoria Day long weekend, it seems many Calgarians are determined to get out of the city for the unofficial start of summer. CBC News reports that traffic has been heavy on the Trans-Canada Highway as people head...

Memorial Day Drivers Could Set 10-Year High

The number of U.S. drivers taking to the road for Memorial Day weekend will hit a 10-year record as travelers gear up for summer after a severe winter, travel group AAA forecast on Friday (May 16). Reuters reported that roughly eight in 10 Americans will take road...

National Kids to Park Day Kicks Off Saturday

In what is fast becoming a national day of play, families across America are planning to visit to local, state or national parks Saturday (May 17) to commemorate Kids to Parks Day. Across America, kids will be taking their first hike, playing in creeks, studying...

Herzogs 'Hit The Road' on 15th RVIA Junket

Brad and Amy Herzog will hit the road next month for their 15th year as Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) media spokespersons promoting RV travel as the perfect way for families to explore America while growing closer. RVIA Today Express reported that the...

Landslide Threat Closes Wash. Campground

The U.S. Forest Service is delaying the opening of a popular campground because of the landslide danger. The hillside above Washington State’s Gold Basin Campground is strikingly similar to the one above Oso, where a slide killed more than 40 people. KIRO TV...

Road Fix Saves Campers Stranded by Flood

Temporary relief has arrived for visitors once trapped at a campground in Alabama’s Baldwin County. A damaged road, which left about 50 people stranded, has been repaired.  WKRG TV reported that record rains and flooding destroyed the road in and out of Yogi...

SSI: March Motorhome Sales Post 5.7% Gain

Year-over-year motorhome registrations grew 5.7% in March and 9.7% for the first three months, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI). Motorhome sales for the first quarter were up 9.7%. Thor Industries Inc. held the No. 1 spot year-to-date...

AP: National Parks Seeing Declining Camping

The number of overnight camping stays in U.S. national parks has declined in the past 15 years, the Associated Press reported. More than 9.2 million overnight camping stays were recorded in America’s national parks 15 years ago in 1998. The number dropped to 8.54...

Calif. Memorial Day Camping Outlook's Rosy

One of the world’s prettiest campgrounds, the boat-in campground at Lake Tahoe’s Emerald Bay, will open May 23 in time for Memorial Day weekend, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. The recreation forecast for Memorial Day weekend is highlighted by new...