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Wash. Campground Reopens After Fire Danger

Porcupine Bay Campground, day-use area, and boat launch reopened Monday morning (Aug. 29) by Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area officials after being closed Aug. 22 because of danger posed by wildfire, the Spokane (Wash.) Spokesman-Review reported. The popular...

Jellystone Parks See 13.4% Revenue Spike YTD

Year-to-date revenues through Labor Day weekend are up by an average often 13.4% at Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts across the U.S. and Canada, according to an announcement from Leisure Systems Inc. (LSI), the Milford, Ohio-based franchisor of the family-friendly camping...

CRA Clarifies Campground Business Tax Issue

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has made waves by ruling that small campgrounds don’t qualify for the small-business tax deduction, resulting in potentially huge tax bills for some campgrounds. As summer draws to a close, CRA clarified when campgrounds are...

Va. Campground Pays $5k To Settle Violation

Violations of state water regulations by the Lake Chesdin Campground in Dinwiddie, Va., have been resolved, according to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), the Progress-Index reported. “They are fully in compliance with the terms of this order...

Iowa Town Considering Keeping RV Park Open

Storm Lake, Iowa, city officials are continuing to wrestle with requests to keep the campground open this winter for the first tine to house workers on the Dakota Access pipeline, the Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune reported. Nearly 40 RV sites have already been reserved,...

Walmart 'Camping' A Confused Phenomenon

Some Walmart parking lots have become an unofficial rest stop for the masses — both an overnight stop for travelers of all stripes, as well as a temporary home for people with only a vehicle to sleep in. The resulting scene, at least in Bend, Ore, is a kind of...

Iowa Jellystone Pushing Into Shoulder Season

Labor Day weekend sold out more than a month ago at the former Walnut Acres Campground in Monticello, Iowa, which became Iowa’s first Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort six months ago. But park owners Chip and Kim Smith plan to keep the fun family...

Gorin, Rymer Unveil Plans For A Fla. RV Resort

David Gorin, past president and CEO of the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds and the Virginia Campground Association and a longtime industry consultant, and Ed Rymer, a successful commercial and residential developer, have announced the acquisition of a...

Labor Day Weekend's Shaping Up Big For KOA

Kampgrounds of America (KOA) parks throughout North America are expecting more record-setting crowds this week for the annual Labor Day Weekend. Reservations for the upcoming Labor Day Weekend are up 11.5% at the 490 KOA campgrounds in North America compared to the...

Wildfire Causes Utah Campground Evacuation

Ledgefork Campground visitors were evacuated Friday afternoon (Aug. 26) as the result of a large, month-old wildfire raging less than a mile away, the Deseret News reported. The campground, located near the Smith and Morehouse Reservoir, is about six-tenths of a mile...

Flooded Iowa Campground Getting Cleaned Up

People staying at Skip-A-Way campground in Clermont, Iowa, say they have a long clean-up ahead after flooding damaged parts of the campground, television station KCRG reported. Camper Kelly Moose said, “Campsites are totally eroded, cement pads are cracked in half,...

Three Ore. Campgrounds Evacuated For Blaze

The Indian Creek Crossing Fire was reported by Blue Mountain Interagency Dispatch Center shortly after 2 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 27)  and is located 15 miles North of Halfway, Ore., along the Imnaha River, near Indian Crossing Campground, the Wallowa County Chieftain...