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BSA Gives Jim Rogers Silver Buffalo Award

Jim Rogers, former chairman and CEO of Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA), received the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Silver Buffalo Award on Friday (May 27) at the close of BSA’s 2016 National Annual Meeting in San Diego, according to an announcement from KOA. Rogers...

Flooding Washes RVs Away At Texas Park

The Bandera County (Texas) Sheriff’s Office got to work evacuating people from parts of the county at 2 a.m. Sunday (May 29), television station KENS reported. The sheriff’s office beckoned people to get to higher ground as flood waters rose overnight...

Vacationers Flock To Finger Lakes Camping

Steuben County, N.Y., and the southern Finger Lakes region in particular have become a haven for campers, with more options than ever before, the Evening Tribune reported. A total of 17 public and private campgrounds located in Steuben County are advertised by Corning...

Manager Dies Doing Ind. Campground Work

A campground manager died after being pinned underwater beneath his tractor Friday night (May 27) in Greendale, Ind., radio station WSCH reported. Glenn Burris, 46, of Aurora, worked at Horseshoe Campground in Greendale. The property – visible from Interstate 275 in...

April RV Shipments Up 4.5%, YTD Up 9.5%

Total shipments to retailers were reported at 40,064 units in the April survey of manufacturers conducted by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), 4.5% greater than this same month last year. Year-to-date total RV shipments have reached 148,259 units...

Alberta RV Park Is A Refuge For Evacuees

An RV park west of Edmonton, Alberta, has become a little Fort McMurray, CBC News reported. When the fire known as “the beast” took hold of their city more than three weeks ago, more than 90,000 people in Fort McMurray had to flee to the south. Some of...

Warning Hurt Riverside Neb. Campground

High waters along the Elkhorn River left some businesses around Elkhorn, Neb., out to dry this Memorial Day weekend, television station KETV reported. Bill Novak contracts with an outfitter out of his Riverwest Park near Elkhorn. He saw his campground go from being...

Cannabis Condo Co. Adding RV Division

Grow Condos Inc., a real estate company providing condominium-style turnkey facilities to support the cannabis industry, announced that it is launching a new division for the development of cannabis-friendly RV campgrounds and resorts specifically tailored for...

New RV Resort Planned For Savannah, Ga.

A 105-acre RV resort and campground is coming to the Savannah, Ga., area, television station WTOC reported. CreekFire Motor Ranch will be located right off Interstate 95 on Fort Argyle Road and will open in summer 2017. The owner says it is designed to appeal to local...

GoRVing, Sportsman Group Joining Efforts

Summer is a time for road trips, camping and outdoor adventure, and Go RVing and the Outdoor Sportsman Group are making sure families don’t miss out this year, MediaPostcom reported. The two organizations have come together to create a summer-long promotion to...

California Campground Closed By Flooding

A campground in the Fresno County, Calif.,  high country, east of China Peak ski resort, is closed, television station KFSN reported. The Jackass Meadow Campground was evacuated on Monday (May 30) because of water overflow in the area. The area sits along the San...

Here's How To Help Guests Enjoy Campfires

Meals taste better when cooked over a campfire. It’s equally true that the best conversations occur around a campfire. Except for perhaps a tent or RV, there is nothing more important to camping as the campfire. Perhaps Bud Styer, owner of Smokey Hollow Campground in...