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Mo. Campground Slammed By Flooding

What was once beautiful Shady Beach Campground in Noel, Mo., is now almost unrecognizable, television station KOAM reported. Campground owner Carson Adamson said, “It’s hard to come in and look at it every day and then know the amount of time and money and...

N.M. Campground Closed By Snow, Ice

After last week’s winter storm and a brief closure of the entrances and parking/staging areas into Dripping Springs Natural Area and Soledad Canyon Day-Use Area, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management Las Cruces (N.M.) District has lifted the closures, the Las Cruces...

Damaged Calif. Campground Reopens

Three campsites at Emma Wood State Beach in Ventura, Calif., remain closed off because of damage, television station KEYT reported. The damage came at the end of last month during destructive king tides. Strong, massive waves rearranged and damaged five campsites and...

RV Shipments Up 4.9% Through Nov.

RV overall shipments were up 4.9% through the end of November, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) announced this afternoon (Dec. 30). November saw a rise in towable RV shipments of 3.2% compared to November 2014, and motorhome shipments in November...

KOA Announces Leadership Change

After 15 years at the helm of Kampgrounds of America Inc., Jim Rogers will be stepping down as KOA’s chairman and CEO. KOA President Pat Hittmeier has been promoted to the role of president and CEO, effective Jan. 1. “In Jim’s tenure, he has transitioned KOA into a...

Gas, Jobs Boost Consumer Sentiment

Consumer confidence closed out 2015 on a high note amid solid job growth and falling gas prices, according to a report by USA Today. A closely watched index of Americans’ outlook climbed to 96.5 in December from 92.6 the previous month, the Conference Board said...

Cabins Lead To A $12,000 Zoning Fine

Wellsboro (Pa.) District Court Judge Rob Repard ruled that six cabins at Stony Fork Creek Campground do not conform to Delmar Township’s zoning ordinance, the Wellsboro Gazette reported. On Dec. 11, Repard fined the campground $12,000 plus $162.50 in court...

Campground Faces Uncertain Future

A day at Camp Kiwanis has been creating happy memories for generations of children in the Mason, Mich., area, especially for those in the Boy Scouts, the Lansing State Journal reported. That will end next year. A Boys Scouts of America regional board voted on...

N.Y. Looks For State Fair RV Park Bids

New York officials are looking for contractors to build a new recreational vehicle park, expand the Midway area and improve the front gate at the New York State Fair, according to state records. The Post-Standard of Syracuse reported that the work — estimated to cost...

Campground's Opening Reservations

The Lindenwood Campground in Fargo, N.D., will start accepting reservations for the 2016 season on Jan. 11, the Forum of Farg0-Moorhead reported. Lindenwood plans to open May 1, weather permitting. The campground has 47 campsites that rent for $29 per night, including...

Award-Winning KOA's A 'Second Home'

With a long stretch of Interstate 95 in Jasper County, Georgia, travelers often seek a location to either rest, take a walk or dine, and one family business is offering exactly that, the Savannah Morning News reported. The Point South/Yemassee Kampgrounds of America...

Feds Seek Mont. Site Concessionaire

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is seeking a concessionaire to provide commercial services at Goose Bay Marina and Campground on Canyon Ferry Reservoir in Montana, scheduled to reopen next year after major facilities construction during the last two seasons, the...