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Americans Value National Park Service At $92B

Today (June 30), the National Park Foundation (NPF) announced the first-ever study providing a comprehensive economic valuation of America’s national parks and the programming provided by the U.S. National Park Service (NPS). The study, conducted by Professor...

Neb. Town Votes To Sell Potential Campground

The Fort Calhoun (Neb.) City Council voted on June 20 to begin the process of selling a widely discussed city property that consists of 78 acres, the Washington County Pilot-Tribune & Enterprise reported. The council awaited the property’s appraisal before...

Emergency Team Wants To Expand In RV Parks

The Harlingen (Texas) Fire Department is always looking for volunteers to participate in its community emergency response team (CERT), the Valley Morning Star reported. The team is made up of dedicated volunteers who, in the event of a disaster, will respond and...

Renovated Ga. Campground Will Reopen Friday

Hard Labor Creek State Park in Georgia’s Morgan County opens its newly renovated campground on Friday (July 1) following recent upgrades to the park, the Athens Banner-Herald reported. Among the additions are two new comfort stations, new water and electrical...

Calif. Officials Euthanize Bear That Injured Man

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife announced that it killed a bear it believes injured a camper in the Angeles National Forest near Altadena last week, television station KCBS reported. The man was inside his tent Friday (June 24) looking at his iPad...

USFS Officer Killed By Grizzly Bear In Montana

A West Glacier, Mont., mountain bicyclist was killed Wednesday afternoon (June 29) by a grizzly bear near West Glacier, the Daily Inter Lake reported. Brad Treat, 38, a career law-enforcement officer with the U.S. Forest Service, died when the grizzly attacked him on...

European Tourists Grab British Columbia Sites

Travel companies have been snapping up primo campsites in British Columbia parks and reselling them to European tourists while unhappy campers in the province face a “sold-out” summer at their favorite parks, the Province reported. Business has been booming at...

Escape Homes Is Offering Test Stay Vacations

ESCAPE Homes — the designer of travel-ready tiny homes that The Today Show calls “stunning” — announced that it has kicked off the official start of summer by offering what it calls “Test Stay Vacations,” providing folks with the opportunity to try out tiny home...

Surf & Stream Plans Big July Fourth Weekend

Along with all the parades, fireworks, and outdoor festivals happening in the Jersey Shore area, Surf & Stream Campground in Toms River, N.J., announced that it is adding to the fun with a packed schedule of activities at the RV park. Beginning on Friday (July 1)...

Designer Creates Camper Pulled By A Bicycle

From the outside, his tiny RV looks like it could barely function as a dog house, but inside designer Paul Elkins has created a fully-functional home, the Daily Star of London reported. Built entirely from scrap materials, the micro-shelter includes a bed, clothes...

Fourth Calif. Park Joins The Cruise Inn Brand

Cruise Inn announced it has strengthened its foothold in California with the addition of Shadow Hills RV Resort. Located in Indio, Shadow Hills RV Resort is a five-diamond, family-owned-and-operated resort in the Palm Springs/Palm Desert area. It is situated just off...

Campground Raises $15,000 For Pa. Veterans

Veterans will receive some help thanks to the generosity of supporters at the 16th Annual Chinese Auction last weekend at Christmas Pine Campground in Auburn, Pa., the Republican Herald reported. The auction raised $15,384 for Keystone Warriors, according to...