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Southeast Gives $65K to KOA Care Camps

Southeast Publications attended the Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) Care Camps Auction, an event that raises money to send cancer stricken kids to specialized outdoor recreation venues where they can enjoy the camping experience. Carlene Morris, vice president of...

Curtin: '16 RV Shipments to Pass 375,000

The recreation vehicle industry’s shipments will reach 375,100 units in 2016, a 1.6% increase above the projected 2015 total of 369,100, according to a new forecast from the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). According to a press release, the forecast was...

Vermont Plans Opening of 17th State Park

State officials have released details on a plan to convert more than 300 acres into Vermont’s 17th state park. The Eagle Times reports state Parks and Recreation Manager Ethan Phelps unveiled the plans Monday (Nov. 30) on the proposed Muckross project in...

N.Y. State Park Campgrounds Set Record

Attendance at New York State Park campgrounds around the North Country and state was record-setting for the second consecutive year, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo. North Country Now reported that more than 2 million people have camped at New York’s 66 state...

RVIA's Hugelmeyer Upbeat About Industry

In his first remarks to the industry as Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) president at the association’s Outlook 2016 program, Frank Hugelmeyer said he is optimistic about both the short- and long-term prospects for the RV market. “We have erased the dip...

Elite Resorts Offering Snowbird Discount

Elite Resorts, which manages premier RV resorts in Florida and Connecticut,  has  introduced a “Welcome to Florida” package for the RV snowbirds heading south for warmer weather this season – a first-come, first-serve savings on lots at the company’s...

RV Industry Roars out of Recession Lows

After a long, bumpy ride, production of RVs has just about returned to where it was before the Great Recession put sales in the slow lane. The Associated Press reported that overall recreational vehicle shipments from manufacturers to dealers — a key measure of...

Calif. Casino is Building $5.6M RV Resort

Pala Casino Spa and Resort has started construction of a $5.6 million, 10-acre RV resort that will be adjacent to the hotel-casino in Pala, Calif. The RV resort is scheduled to be open to the public in late May 2016. According to a press release, the RV resort will...

Utah Rep. Proposes More Funds for NPS

U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, has drafted legislation intended to help provide the National Park Service (NPS) with additional funds to tackle needed projects across the National Park system and also bolster interpretation and education in the parks. However, the bulk...

Vegas Wildlife Refuge Remains Unknown

Despite its proximity to Las Vegas, the Desert National Wildlife Refuge remains unknown to many Southern Nevadans. Set aside as a refuge for desert bighorn sheep in 1936, the enormous parcel north of the city encompasses six mountain ranges and neighboring valleys in...