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Cherokee Stories Come To Campground

The ancient rich resonance of the cedar flute will flow throughout the mountains at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park as traditional Cherokee storyteller Crit Callebs plays for the woodland animals and birds and all who flock to the Wilderness Road Campground...

Nat'l Monument Transitions To Winter

The winter season has begun at Cedar Breaks National Monument in Utah, the Deseret News reported. Park facilities, including the campground, restrooms and visitors center, are closed for the season. State Route 148 will remain open until snow forces its closure. Until...

Indiana Reforesting State Campground

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has been awarded a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grant for a tree planting project in the Indiana Dunes State Park campground, LaPorteCountyLife.com reported. In recent years, a large scale die-off of trees has...

California Campground Facing Closure

It’s a popular spot, but the future of camping at Lake Jennings near San Diego, Calif., is in jeopardy, television station KFMB reported. There is talk of closing the reservoir’s 96-space campground due to it losing money for the past several years....

Halloween Events Gain More Popularity

Remember when Halloween was just one night? You threw together a costume and had the time of your life wearing it for two, maybe three hours while trolling for Tootsie Rolls around the neighborhood, the Savannah (Ga.) Morning News reported. The holiday has grown...

Workamping Force Continues To Expand

Dusk settled over the campground by the Red River, and inside her spacious motorhome, 64-year-old Theresa Delikat was just waking up. As reported by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, it was time to have dinner with her husband, Tom, back from driving a truck in the...

Colo. Weather Brings Out Tiny Campers

Call them the retro-revival spin-off of the “tiny home” movement, the growing interest in simplifying, minimizing and going small. Or call them an inexpensive and easy solution to camping in Colorado’s unruly weather this year. But business for...

RVs Up 10.5% In Sept., Up 9.1% For Year

RV manufacturers reported shipments to retailers of 24,869 units in September this year, which were 10.5% greater than the same month one year ago, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) reported. This was the highest September total in seven years with...

Nat'l Parks Seek Broader Demographics

Leading travel, tourism and recreation leaders gathered at the U.S. Department of the Interior and used an unusual format to share and discuss information about how America’s parks and great outdoors can be marketed effectively internationally and to younger and more...

Outdoor Rec Group Predicts Solid 2015

Outdoor recreation leaders report good sales and activities for 2014 and expectations of still stronger activity in 2015, according to a new report from the American Recreation Coalition (ARC), Outdoor Recreation Outlook 2015. Americans spend more than $650 billion...

Calif. Fallen Tree Lawsuit: Who's Liable?

It was among the worst accidents ever to happen at a San Mateo (Calif.) County park. In 2012, a diseased tanoak tree at Memorial Park toppled in the early morning, landing on a 12-year-old boy who was sleeping in his tent, the Half Moon Bay Review reported. The boy,...

Man Plans New RV Park In Payson, Ariz.

A man’s plan to develop a small RV park in a Payson, Ariz., neighborhood is raising concerns among some residents, the Payson Roundup reported At a Planning and Zoning Commission meeting Oct. 13, On the Road Again RV owner Bryan Teague asked the commission to grant...