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Ill. Forest Preserve Campsites Open May 1

Recreational camping at Kane County (Ill.) Forest Preserve District campgrounds near Geneva begins on May 1 and continues through Oct. 31, Patch.com reported. You don’t have to drive far or spend a fortune to experience camping — it’s available right here in Kane...

Feds, Automakers To Debate Fuel Economy

Federal regulators are quietly gathering data, running simulations and publishing report after report. This summer, a two-year, $35 million investigation by the EPA and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will spark a long-simmering debate about the...

Ex Campground May Return, But Smaller

Summit Metro Parks may again allow public camping at Ohio’s Nimisila Reservoir Metro Park, and that’s good news to local camping enthusiasts, the Akron Beacon Journal reported. Camping will not be permitted this year at the former state-run campground but might...

City Planning Major Campground Overhaul

Lake Elsinore, Calif., inherited its city-owned campground by the lake from the state parks department in the 1990s. Little has been done to improve the site since, the Press-Enterprise reported. That should change. A bold plan fashioned by city officials — with the...

ELS Reports First Quarter Revenue Boost

Equity LifeStyle Properties Inc. today (April 18) announced results for the quarter ended March 31. All per share results are reported on a fully diluted basis unless otherwise noted. Normalized funds from operations (FFO) available for common stockholders increased...

U.K. Camping Club Reaches Record Level

The London-based Camping and Caravanning Club announced it has reached record membership with nearly 600,000 individuals, or 281,674 households now being members of the world’s oldest club of its kind. Founded with just six members as the Association of British Cycle...

TACO Kicks Off Its Annual Meeting, Show

The annual Spring Meeting and Trade Show of the Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO) is now under way at Guadalupe River RV Resort in Kerrville. Roughly 175 people representing 60 to 65 parks across Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Colorado have registered to...

P.E.I. Gets First Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park

A 100-site campground in Borden-Carleton will become the first Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort on Canada’s Prince Edward Island. “People are excited about having a Jellystone Park on Prince Edward Island,” said Jason Decourcey, who manages the park with...

Site Gets Funding For RV Improvements

The Big Hollow Recreation Area  near Sperry, Iowa, should have a dump station, sewer and shower house by the end of next summer, mostly thanks to a $150,000 federal grant the Des Moines County Conservation Department just received, the Hawk Eye reported. These...

Neb. RV Park Expansion Gets County OK

Owners of the Cottonwood Cove Marina & RV Resort in Blair, Neb., got the green light last week to enter the next phase of their 300-site expansion project at the park, the Washington County Pilot-Tribune & Enterprise reported. The first phase, which began in...

N.Y. Opens Its Newest State Campground

The New York state parks system has opened a new campground by the Hudson River, the Associated Press reported. State parks officials said the new 67-site campground at Schodack Island State Park in Rensselaer County accommodates tents and trailers, with 43 sites...

Golf Course Owner To Push Campground

Brian Campbell is determined to bring a golf course near Warren, Manitoba, out of the rough and back on the green with a new name, a few changes to the links and a different way of operating, the Winnipeg Sun reported. Campbell also plans to develop a campground next...