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SSI: May's RV Drop No Cause For Concern

Although overall U.S. wholesale RV shipments of 168,884 units were up 6% year-to-date through May, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) latest shipment report released Thursday (June 25) indicated that total shipment in May 2015 slipped 5.8%...

RV Shipments Dip In May, Up 6% For 2015

Wholesale shipments of all RVs were reported at 33,467 units in the May survey of manufacturers, 5.8% lower than a year ago. Despite the year-over-year dip, May represented the fourth consecutive month this year in which shipments topped 30,000 units. Year to date,...

Black Bear Bites Camping Man In Colorado

An adult bear scratched its way into a tent and bit a man on his forearm in a campground on the eastern end of Colorado’s Ruedi Reservoir Wednesday (June 24), authorities told the Aspen Times. The man was able to whack the bear with his other arm and drive it...

Pilot Rock introduces New Basic Fire Ring

If your campsites are equipped with a charcoal grill, you may not need a cooking grate on the site’s campfire ring, so Pilot Rock by R.J. Thomas Manufacturing Co. Inc. introduced a new basic option. Pilot Rock FX Series firerings are solid-steel-wall rings for a...

S.D. Black Hills Tourism's Especially Strong

Insane is how Fort Welikit owner Steve Saint described his business through the first half of June. And that’s a good thing. Kelly Saint, Steve’s wife, said Fort Welikit is up 30% from last year. A year ago, the campground in the Black Hills of South Dakota didn’t...

RV Renters Optimistic About Travel Season

More than three-quarters of RV rental agents report higher rental-related revenue in 2014 and the healthy gains are fueling optimism for the upcoming travel season, according to a spring 2015 survey by the Recreation Vehicle Rental Association (RVRA). According to a...

Great Outdoors Month Hitting White House

On Tuesday (June 30), first lady Michelle Obama will host the first-ever White House Campout as part of the Let’s Move! Outside initiative. According to a written announcement, the Campout is co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Interior and will celebrate...

Tribe Plans Michigan Casino And RV Park

A Native American tribe is reviving an effort to bring a new casino and RV park to Mackinaw City, Mich., the Associated Press reported. The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians announced this week that construction on the casino will begin in September on land...

Magazine Highlights Campgrounds In N.H.

Camping is not, as they say, “getting away from it all,” the Concord (N.H.) Monitor’s LiveWell magazine reported. This is true whether you’re a devotee of old-school, roughing-it style camping, handy with an ax and happy with a can of beans, or a modern-day,...

New York Putting $9 Million Into State Park

New York state is spending nearly $9 million to renovate Green Lakes State Park, from the campgrounds to the 19th hole, the Post-Standard of Syracuse reported. State Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey visited the park today (June 25) to explain the details. More than 1...

S.C. Jellystone Advance Bookings Up 31%

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Swansea, S.C., is gearing up for a busy summer season. “Advance bookings are up 31% so far this year compared to last year,” said Dana Gabriel, who co-owns the park with her mother, Susan Davis. “We have reservations all the...

Conestoga Ranch Intros Its Campfire Grill

Bear Lake, Utah’s, new high-end glamping resort, Conestoga Ranch, announced that it is poised to elevate the area’s dining scene by introducing Campfire Grill, which will be open to both guests of the resort and the public. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, the...