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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...

CalARVC Gives Park Model RV Push Update

The California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (CalARVC) released an update today (Nov. 5) on the push by various outdoor recreation organizations to show Congress support for H.R 5658, the “Recreational Vehicle Certainty Act of 2014” sponsored by...

What's Needed For A Campground Loan?

A column in Bloomberg Businessweek takes a look at what it takes for campground owners to get a loan. Question: We need to get a loan to pay off the owner-financier of our resort campground in South Dakota by March 2015. There are three of us in the limited liability...

Colo. County Looks At Defining Camping

Since the early 20th century, camping has represented an economical vacation that allows people to return, if relatively briefly, to a simple, even nomadic lifestyle involving tents, and more recently motor homes with satellite TV. But that’s not exactly what the...

Grand Canyon Contract Will Be Re-Done

A contract that was awarded this summer to the Delaware North Cos. Parks & Resorts to operate a historic Grand Canyon lodge and other visitor services is being challenged by a rival company and forcing the National Parks Service to rebid the pact, Buffalo (N.Y.)...

National Parks Could Phase In Fee Hikes

It’s “doable” to phase in proposed large entrance-fee hikes in Olympic National Park over three years rather than imposing them in one fell swoop, Park Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum said Tuesday (Nov. 4). Creachbaum, appearing at the Port Angeles (Wash.)...

Pa. Campground Includes Town History

Rose Point, Pa., was once a bustling community. Today, it is a few houses, a church and a campground, the Elwood City Ledger reported. Rose Point School and the Rose Point Methodist Church are at the Rose Point Park Campground on Old Route 422. What once was the...

National Sites In California Raising Fees

Lassen Volcanic National Park and Whiskeytown National Recreational Area are considering doubling the majority of their entrance rates starting in 2015, the Red Bluff (Calif.) Daily News reported. The parks are scheduled to hold a public meeting 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday...

Have You Helped Yet On Park Model RVs?

Now that attempts failed to get the U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to reverse a subordinate’s memo changing how HUD looks at park model RVs, leaders in the campground and RV industries are pinning their hopes on Congress to head off problems for...

Court Affirms A $40m RV Park Foreclosure

The New Jersey Appellate Division on Monday backed a $40 million foreclosure judgment against the owner of an RV campground in Cape May County, refusing to strike a prenegotiation letter agreement that sunk the company’s attempts to fend off its mortgage holder,...

Will The Feds Shoot Camping In The Foot?

Data covering federal camping sites is only a small part of an enormous contract the Forest Service is putting together for management of its Recreation.gov website, Nextgov.com reported. But that data is top of mind for Hipcamp, a campground search engine that pulls...

Members Welcome At FMCA Campground

The Family Motor Coach Association’s (FMCA’s) national office campground in Cincinnati, Ohio, is available to FMCA members traveling through town, according to FMCA. The campground is located behind the Round Bottom Road office building, which houses FMCA...