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RVIA National RV Show Has More To See

Invigorated by six consecutive years of growth in shipments, the RV industry will meet at the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) National RV Trade Show where “There’s Always More To See.”  RVIA Express reported that the industry-only show, held Dec. 1-3...

Calif. Park Loses Namesake Joshua Tree

One of namesake trees in California’s Joshua Tree National Park was torched and burned so badly it had to be cut down. The Vallye News reported that park visitors found the tree burning on the roadside about one mile east of Sheep Pass Campground. The visitors...

Yosemite Park Revising Stewardship Plan

Changing use patterns, how best to manage hikers, backpackers, and stock, and improvements in trail design and construction have Yosemite National Park officials embarking on a path to update their Wilderness Stewardship Plan. National Parks Traveler reported that the...

Wis. Jellystone Hosting Carnival of Lights

The Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Caledonia, Wis., announced that it is once again bringing The Wisconsin Christmas Carnival of Lights to Southeastern Wisconsin. According to a press release, more than 1 1/2 million lights weave and wrap through one mile of more than...

N.J. Plans Upgrades at State Park 'Jewel'

The state New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) has made public a 44-page appendix to an 18-page report it released earlier this week that suggested private development in portions of Liberty State Park, according to a report by...

Good Sam Guide Lists 'Top Group Parks'

For December, the Good Sam RV Travel & Savings Guide is highlighting Group Camping Parks as part of the publisher’s 12 Months of RVing promotion. The parks on this list, compiled by the travel guide’s editors and consultants, provide facilities and space for large...

Pelland: Stand Out At Consumer Shows

This Smart Operations column by Peter Pelland appeared in the November issue of Woodall’s Campground Management. In October’s column we looked at the upcoming camping industry shows, and then looked ahead to what consumer-oriented shows you should consider...

Oregon RV Park Tapping Into Hot Springs

One of the West’s biggest sources of natural hot water, Hot Lake in northeast Oregon, is getting an upgrade to one of its resorts that will increase public access to the lake’s hot mineral springs, the Oregonian reported. The lake provides hot water for...

Tucson Campers Enjoy Late Fall Colors

Autumn comes late — but with a flourish — to Molino Basin northeast of Tucson, Ariz., the Arizona Daily Star reported. Trees there are taking on intense golden hues now — long after fall color has faded from high-mountain forests — and hikers ramble through tall,...

RV Sales Soar As Snowbirds Flock South

Snowbird RV parks may see more new RVs this year as lower fuel prices and the spending strength of Baby Boomers continue to drive improved sales of travel trailers and motorhomes, the Milwaukee (Wis.) Journal Sentinel reported. Friday (Nov. 27), Milwaukee-based Robert...

RVIA: Oct. Shipments mark 40-Year High

RV wholesale shipments tracked by RVIA posted the highest October total in more than 40 years with 33,843 units shipped last month, 21% higher than September 2015 and 4.6% greater than October 2014. On a seasonally adjusted basis, October’s total reached above...

KOA Award Winner Gets Local Attention

The Point South/Yemassee KOA Journey has earned the prestigious 2016 KOA President’s and Founder’s Awards from Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA), the world’s largest system of family-friendly, open-to-the-public campgrounds, reported the Savannah Morning News. The...