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54th Mass. RV, Camping Show Coming

Two dozen RV dealerships, 70 campgrounds and RV resorts, plus nearly a hundred purveyors of camping products and services will be featured at the 54th Springfield RV, Camping, & Outdoor Show next month at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Mass.,...

RV Park Near School Concerns Some

A planned RV park in Lake Charles, La., has already gotten the green light but parents and teachers at Covenant Grace Christian Academy aren’t happy it’s located right behind the school, television station KPLC reported. “It’s right there basically in our...

Calif. Luxury RV Resort Adds Rentals

Golden Village Palms, California’s largest luxury RV resort, announced the addition of several 4,000-square-foot fully furnished rental cottages to its existing inventory of more than 15 new models. The expansion comes as a result of the ever-growing demand for the...

Arizona City Wants RV Park Developer

Willow Lake is the least-visited lake in Prescott, Ariz., and the city is in the midst of a budget shortfall, the Daily Courier reported. Meanwhile, about three-dozen city properties are currently under review for possible disposal and/or new use. All of these...

Airstream, Pendleton Team Up For NPS

When thinking of American heritage brands that capture the rugged, wanderlust-embracing spirit of the National Park Service (NPS), Airstream Inc. and Pendleton Woolen Mills immediately come to mind. Mother Nature Network reported that the manufacturer of bullet-shaped...

Retirees RV Rally Will Bring 300 To La.

About 300 adventurers from all over North America will explore Houma, La., for the first time during the 45th Annual Family Campers and RVers International Retiree Rally in March, Houma Today reported. Every year, RV campers over the age of 55 congregate in cities...

Planned RV Park Fails To Gain Approval

The Calcasieu Parish (La.) Police Jury voted to deny a request to allow a 72-space RV park near Deatonville, television station KPLC reported. Landowner Tanis Robinson proposed putting a 72-space RV park called Wagon’s Rest in the area to give temporary workers...

N.M. Campground A 'Dark Sky Sanctuary'

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., applauded western New Mexico’s Cosmic Campground on being designated International Dark Sky Sanctuary. The Cosmic Campground is the first International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) location on U.S Forest Service land and the...

Iowa Town Opens Camping Reservations

The online reservation system for the Sunrise Campground in Storm Lake, Iowa, will open up Feb. 1 at 8 a.m., the Storm Lake Pilot Tribune reported. Campers can start to book their stays for the 2016 season online at www.campingfriend.com/sunrisecampgrounds including...

RV Sales Grow Along With New RV Parks

As more RV parks spring up across Southwest Louisiana ahead of the economic expansion, one group is already cashing in, television station KPLC reported. RV salesmen said they’re already seeing a rise in sales which is a welcome problem. Johnny Mouton, owner of...

La. MH Park Gets Ok To Transition To RVs

The Calcasieu Parish (La.) Police Jury voted to approve RV zoning at Acadian Acres in Sulphur, television station KPLC reported. Again, no one living inside the mobile home park spoke against the zoning change Thursday night. However, owner Mike Clark did send...

WCM Sits Down With KOA's Pat Hittmeier

The network of parks in the Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) system of franchisee-operated and company-owned parks had a huge year in 2015. Not only were revenues up for an impressive 92% of KOA parks, the number of parks grew, edging closer to the 500 mark. In fact,...