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Campground Wins Controversial Upgrade

Independent commissioners have granted a resource consent to allow a controversial upgrade to the Glenorchy camping ground in New Zealand, according to a report by The Southland Times. Commissioners Jane Taylor and Bob Nixon released a decision on Monday granting the...

SSI: Motorhome Sales Gain 9.7% In April

April motorhome retail registrations rose 9.7% compared to the same period a year ago while sales for the four months grew 11.2%. According to the latest report by Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI), Forest River Inc. was the motorized sales leader through April with a...

Tribe's Grant To Improve Campgrounds

The Blackfeet Tribe announced plans to improve three campgrounds with a $65,000 “Indian Country Economic Development Grant” from the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Glacier (Mont.) Reporter reported. “The focus is on funding the campgrounds for the jobs...

N.C. RV Resort Is Popular With Travelers

Tom Dryer, who manages Fayetteville RV Resort & Cottages in Wade, N.C., with his wife, Nancy, said they just kind of fell into the role in 2010, the Fayetteville Observer reported. “I’ve retired twice now from the telephone company,” Tom Dryer...

Boomers Liking Organized RV Caravans

The freedom to go anywhere you want anytime you want is a big reason why Americans have embraced RVing so passionately over the years, according to an announcement from Winnebago Industries Inc. But these days, a growing number of RVers are taking to the highways as...

Newspaper Profiles Mich. Campground

There are many great family-centered activities, for all ages, at the 52-acre Marble Springs Campground, located at 9411 W. Chicago Road (US 12), just west of Allen, Mich., the Hillsdale Daily News reported. The philosophy and goal of the campground is for each family...

Wis. Campground Rains Bring Flooding

Crystal Lake Campground in Lodi, Wis., has long been prone to flooding and is bracing for more over the weekend, television statin WKOW reported. Owner Nathan Trappe said heavy rain always brings the threat of the lake flooding. “We’re in a valley. This is the...

Man Seeks Lifting Of Bird Camping Ban

They say birds of a feather flock together, but not at Rhode Island campgrounds, the Associated Press reported. Tom Wharton didn’t think twice about bringing his beloved cockatoo, Tootsie, with him on camping trips, until the duo were kicked out of two campsites...

Relative Marks Fatal Flood Anniversary

Thursday (June 11) marked the anniversary of one of the worst flash flood tragedies in Arkansas Weather History, television station KATV reported. On the night of June 10 into June 11, 2010, deadly flooding took the lives of 20 people at the Albert Pike Campground in...

Did Escapees Head To Vt. Campground?

New York and Vermont have beefed up security along their border because of concern that two killers who escaped from a maximum security prison in Upstate New York had intended to lay low in a campground in the Vermont lake area, the governors of both states said...

Southeast Publications Grows In Alaska

Southeast Publications announced that it has signed a three-year marketing agreement with Alaska State Parks, a Division of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The DNR manages all state-owned land, water and natural resources, except for fish and game,...

NPS Opens Six River Campsites As Test

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Superintendent John J. Donahue announced Tuesday (June 9) that six new reservation-only river campsites, called the Alosa Campsites, will be available to boaters on designated overnight river trips on the Delaware River...