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Big Storm Rips Through N.Y. Campground

Scott Nixon stood in his house at the edge of Cross Lake Campground in Cross Lake, N.Y.,  Tuesday afternoon (Aug. 18) and watched the storm rip through, Syracuse.com reported. “Leaves were being ripped off the trees, and it was a complete whiteout with the rain...

Girl, 4, Drowns In Ohio Campground Lake

Authorities say a 4-year-old girl has died after apparently drowning in a lake at a private campground in northeast Ohio, the Associated Press reported. A statement from the Summit County medical examiner’s office says lifeguards found Tillasia Douglas of Masury...

RV, Campground Shows' Prospects Good

As the industry looks toward the fall and winter trade show season, RV manufacturers and association-based show promoters are decidedly upbeat regarding the prospects for the industry’s trade-related events – thanks in large part to a resilient marketplace in which...

New Owners Are Settling In At Tenn. KOA

Tim and Ann Clark deided to redefine themselves, which led them to purchase the Chattanooga North/Cleveland (Tenn.) Kampgrounds of America (KOA) campground. The pair had grown tired of Michigan winters and wanted to work for themselves, so they set out to “live it up”...

CalARVC Announces Fall Getaway Experts

The California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (CalARVC) announced six top experts from around the state who will bring relavant information that members can use in operation of their parks. These experts are top of their game in their selected topics, and...

Town Leaders Excited About RV Park Plans

Tim Davis presented a plan for an RV park project to the Isle (Minn.) City Council Aug. 11, and the council agreed with Davis that his proposed RV park will benefit the city by bringing jobs and additional revenue without stressing any city services, the Mille Lacs...

Two U.S.F.S. Campgrounds Added Online

U.S. Forest Service officials at the Cherokee National Forest announced that two additional campgrounds will be added to the National Recreation Reservation System, the Johnson City (Tenn.) Press reported. Campsites at Dennis Cove Campground and Backbone Rock...

Bikers Raise Cash For Campground Project

A rehabilitation project for the aging amphitheater at Mount Pisgah Campground will get some funding thanks to a fundraising ride by the Asheville (N.C.) BMW Riders, the Smoky Mountain News reported. Earlier this year, a plan to repave the amphitheater, replace...

Gorin On SEO, RV Park Plans, Associations

The following Industry InSites column by David Gorin appears in the August print issue of Woodall’s Campground Management. There’s a lot of disparity of opinion on the value of search-engine optimization (SEO) for websites from two long-time industry expert...

Revenue Up At More Than 90% Of KOAs

Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) President Pat Hittmeier has seen a lot in his 34 years in the camping business, but he’s never seen anything like this year’s results at KOA campgrounds. “We have 91% of our North American KOA campgrounds reporting increases in...

Glacier NP Wildfires Continue To Spread

Just as it looked as though the Reynolds Creek Fire would be the only blaze directly affecting Blackfeet Country, another backcountry fire started up Aug. 9, in the remote Nyack-Coal Creek region of Glacier National Park, according  to a report in the Glacier...

Conestoga Ranch Announces More Offers

Conestoga Ranch, a new glamping resort in Northern Utah, announced that it is enticing guests to enjoy Indian summer with two activity-packed weekends that take full advantage of the resort’s amenities and location along Bear Lake’s turquoise-colored waters. Those...