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Ohio Urban Campground Makes Top 10

Chances are if you live in the Ohio Valley and you’re a camping enthusiast, you’ve probably been to Austin Lake, reports television station WTOV of Steubenville. It’s a piece of paradise that has caught the attention of more than just the locals, as it was...

KOA Announces New Las Vegas Location

Boyd Gaming Corporation and Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA) today (Sept. 29) announced a long-term agreement that will make Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall the new home of the Las Vegas KOA. Under terms of the lease agreement, KOA will assume operations of...

Ashley: Drop In Public Camping Not Good

Editor’s note: The following column by Bob Ashley, editor at large for Woodall’s Campground Management, appeared in the September/October issue of  WCM sister publication RVBusiness, available here.  It may be counterintuitive, but the sustained drop in...

California RV Parks Offering $50 Camping

More than two dozen California campgrounds and RV parks plan to offer two nights of camping for $50 during the first weekend of October. Many of the state’s privately owned and operated campgrounds are filling their September and October weekends with activities...

Utah RV Park Provides 1950s Movie Glitz

Utah’s most unusual RV park is back in business under new ownership, and that should please people who love to think back to the golden era of movie stars, television station KSL reported. “It’s fabulous,” said T.K. Nichols of Salt Lake City as...

Dover Speedway Adds Turnkey Camping

Football has tailgating — getting to a game hours before it starts and spending time in the parking lot grilling, playing catch and just hanging out with friends. But NASCAR takes this one step further. NASCAR has camping and RVing, Delaware State News reported.  It’s...

County Hopes To Reopen A Campground

Lane County (Ore.) is applying for a $75,000 state parks grant to reopen Archie Knowles Campground, a small former logging camp in the Siuslaw National Forest off Highway 126 east of Mapleton, the Register-Guard reported. The U.S Forest Service quietly closed the...

Group Plans "Creepy Campground" Event

Harrison County (Iowa) Conservation will host the annual Creepy Campground program at the Willow Lake Recreation Area Oct. 10 from 6-8 p.m., the Missouri Valley Times reported. The group invited the public to bring the kids to trick-or-treat in the campground at 6...

Ariz. NF Campground Opens For Season

Cochise Stronghold Campground in the Douglas Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest outside Tucson, Ariz., has reopened for the season and will close again on May 31, the Wilcox Range News reported. The campground, located at 5,000 feet in elevation, includes...

Campground Owners Celebrate 40 Years

Dennis and Brenda Martin went looking for a modest little seaside cottage when their three children were young but they ended up with a campground they still operate today. D and B Campground is marking 40 years in business Saturday (Oct. 4), the News of New Glasgow,...

Town Decides Against Park Campground

The Mexico (Maine) Planning Board unanimously voted Thursday evening (Sept. 25) against allowing the River Valley Recreation Center to turn a section of the Mexico Recreation Park into a campground, the Sun Journal of Lewiston reported. During the board’s July...

RV Shipments Up 5.8% in August, 9% YTD

August wholesale shipments to retailers continued to cruise along, rising 5.8% above this same month last year to 26,441 units, according to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). As with recent months, towable RVs reflected the largest unit gains while...