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Campground Founder Recalls Simpler Time

1964 was a topsy turvy year for the country, but in the heartland of the nation, Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks was still a quiet, largely undeveloped area just beginning to blossom as a vacation destination, the Lake News of Camdenton reported. Amidst the...

FMCA Jeepers Descend On St. George, Utah

When large recreational vehicles pulling trailered Jeeps showed up all over St. George, Utah, it wasn’t an invasion, it was the Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) 4-Wheelers club visiting sunny St. George, taking advantage of good weather and prime off-road...

Texas RV Park Activity Directors Love Jobs

For two years, they rambled the highways in an RV, roaming the West then rolling into Canada. They saved up for the big trip, with Robert Robak making his living in construction while Ardis Karr-Robak worked as a piano teacher, taking jobs at a senior center and even...

Pennsylvania Campground Gets Zoning OK

A North Apollo, Pa., man’s vision to revitalize the borough’s Pegtown neighborhood around tourism-centered business is beginning to materialize, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported. The North Apollo Zoning Hearing Board on Thursday (Nov. 6) granted Pat...

Manhunt's End Eases Tensions At Pa. Parks

Campground owners in the heart of Pennsylvania’s Poconos Mountains are welcoming a return to normal after the capture of a fugitive wanted in connection with the sniper-style deaths of two law enforcement officers. They are lamenting the loss of business during the...

Frontdesk Anywhere Links With Expedia

Frontdesk Anywhere, the San Francisco-based Property Management System (PMS), announced this week that the company integrates directly with Booking.com and Expedia to increase campground inventory visibility across two of the world’s largest online travel search...

RV Resort Keeping Up With Wi-Fi Demand

For the past four years, John Vaught and his wife, Cheryl, have been full-time RVers, spending their summers at various campgrounds in Oregon and Washington and their winters at Golden Village Palms RV Resort in Hemet, Calif.. But there’s more than one reason the...

Schmarder Lends Expertise To RV Dealers

Tackling two top digital marketing topics — content marketing and visual marketing — Evanne Schmarder of Roadabode Productions (and Woodall’s Campground Management columnist and contributor, as well as international camping speaker) announced she will address...

Global 2015 Outlook's Better, U.S. Strong

OK, everybody, let’s get excited about 2015, Bloomberg Businessweek suggested. Sure, there’s Ebola and Vladimir Putin and Islamic State terrorism. Western Europe is back in an economic rut, Japan’s recovery is faltering again, and China looks as if it’s headed for its...

Corps Plans To Raise Camping Fees In W. Va.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is increasing fees at eight campgrounds in its Huntington, W. Va., district in order to be fair to nearby campgrounds, the Associated Press reported. Officials say the increase for the 2015 season will vary per location from $2 to $6...

Campground's Electrical Repairs Detailed

The Falls County (Texas)  Commissioners Court recently considered bids for a one-time project for upgrading electric lines and outlets at Falls on the Brazos Park, the Marlin Democrat reported. Ron Renfro of Renfro Services offered a proposal to fix electrical...

Michigan Plan Upsets Campground Owners

A proposed state campground in South Haven Township (Mich.) is meeting resistance from unhappy campground owners, the Herald-Palladium of St. Joseph reported. Township planning commissioners agreed Wednesday (Oct. 5) to forward the proposal to the township board,...