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KOA: S'Meeps Are An Easter Take On S'mores

Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA), on its blog (blog.koa.com), suggested that swapping out Peeps for marshmallows can put a new twist on a campfire favorite. Check out the video at the bottom and follow along with the S’Meeps recipe below. Ingredients Chocolate candy...

N.C. Jellystone Is Almost Sold Out For Easter

The 2016 camping season is kicking off in a big way Easter weekend at the Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Marion, N.C., according to an announcement from the park “We’re close to sold out with just a few primitive sites remaining,” said park co-owner...

N.C. Campground's Future Remains Unclear

Cascade Lake Recreation Area in North Carolina’s Transylvania County remains closed this spring, much to the disappointment of those who have enjoyed its facilities in the past, the Transylvania Times reported. The private campground, which was managed by...

After Decade, Idaho RV Park Manager Retires

Clearwater Crossing RV Park was just in the development stage when Marge Main came to Orofino, Idaho, in 2006 to be its manager, the Clearwater Tribune reported. After 10 years at the park, she will retire April 1. Main said she is grateful for Brett and Tammy...

Missouri River Cottonwoods Dying In Montana

Cottonwood forests along Montana’s Missouri River southeast of Big Sandy are dying faster than they’re being replaced, the Great Falls Tribune reported. That prompted Robin McQuinn of Billings to drive 265 miles to plant young trees on the banks of the river near...

Wash. KOA's Now Open For The 2016 Season

The Starbuck/Lyons Ferry Marina Kampgrounds of America (KOA) campground, located at 102 Lyons Ferry Rd. in Starbuck, Wash., is now open for the 2016 summer camping season, the Union-Bulletin reported. “We are very happy to again be offering wonderful camping...

Rhode Island Spends $800k On Campground

A nearly $800,000 renovation project is underway at the George Washington Memorial Campground in Exeter, R.I., television station WPRI reported. The improvements will include the construction of 35 additional overnight campsites as well as fully accessible restrooms...

Blue Ridge Parkway Sites Opening Dates Set

The Blue Ridge Parkway is getting ready for the crush of spring visitors with opening dates set for campgrounds, picnic areas and other facilities, the Citizen-Times of Asheville, N.C., reported. The 469-mile parkway is the most visited unit of the U.S. National Park...

RV Industry Likes Canadian Tourism Budget

The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) of Canada congratulated the Canadian government on key measures outlined in the recent federal budget, addressing needs for the RV industry, the RVDA of Canada said in an announcement. Presented in the House of Commons...

KOA VP Joining Ind. Gov. At Power Breakfast

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence will pay a high-profile visit to Northern Indiana in mid-May as keynote speaker for the 2016 RV Industry Power Breakfast, which is expected to draw an audience of industry constituents, area civic representatives, elected officials and business...

Shiffman: Sun Is Very Excited About Carefree

Sun Communities Chairman and CEO Gary Shiffman conducted a conference call after Tuesday afternoon’s (March 22) announcement that Sun is paying $1.68 billion to acquire Carefree Communities. The announcement, Shiffman said, “marks another milestone in the...

Florida RV Park Approval Might Be Reversed

Neighbors in Brooksville, Fla.’s Ridge Manor who strongly opposed a recreational vehicle park adjacent to their residential communities may get a reprieve, the Tampa Bay Times reported. While the county commission earlier this month voted 3 to 2 to approve the...