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Tenn. Planners OK Campground's Expansion

A proposed 15-site addition to the campground at Cove Ridge Marina on Watauga Lake near Butler, Tenn., received site plan approval Tuesday (Aug. 23), the Johnson City Press reported. Planning Director Chris Schuettler said the proposed campground expansion on Watauga...

City Tightening Rules For Agritourism RV Parks

The Kelowna (British Columbia) City Council voted to amend the bylaw that governs agritourism accommodations, Global News reported. In the past, farmers who wanted to build RV parks on their properties could simply apply to have their properties rezoned. Now...

Fire Has Six Campgrounds Closed Indefinitely

Fire managers near Lowman, Idaho, said  campsites in the area are not safe enough to camp in with the Pioneer Fire burning nearby, television station KBOI reported. Kim Drake, the fire information officer, said, “There’s a lot of rolling debris, trees that...

Campground Fingers From Fireworks Accident

DNA testing has helped the East Grand Forks (Minn.) Police Department determine whose fingers were found at the Red River state recreational area back in May, ValleyNewsLive.com reported. Police said a young person walking through the campground on May 26 found the...

How Campgrounds Can Leverage Pokemon Go

The following is from Campground Automation Systems, the Tennessee company behind the Sunrise campground-software suite. Pokémon Go is drawing many ambitious trainers/users to journey through all sorts of locations in order to “catch ’em all”. The...

National Park Service Marks Centennial Today

The U.S. National Park Service (NPS) has been building up to the agency’s centennial celebration, which “will kick off a second century of stewardship of America’s national parks and engaging communities “ today (Aug. 25) — the agency’s official birthday — with 71...

Town Considers Requests For Three RV Parks

The Town of Spaniard’s Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, recognizes there could be some positive economic spinoffs from RV parks, but there are some issues it wants to see addressed before it considers signing off on them, the Telegram reported. This year, the town has...

N.B. Town Rejects Proposal For Campground

The Memramcook, New Brunswick, Village Council has rejected a requested zoning change that would have allowed a controversial 26-acre campground to go ahead, CBC News reported A majority of council members in the community near Moncton voted against the change at a...

Couple Marks Decade Of Owning Campground

Lane Lewis finds irony in the fact that he and his wife, Cindy, had never stayed at a Kampgrounds of America (KOA) campground before they decided to purchase one a decade ago. It was a friend, in fact, who gave him the idea. “At the time we owned an automotive repair...

Oregon Campgrounds Reopen Following Blaze

Eastern Oregon campgrounds that were forced to close by a wildfire reopened on Wednesday (Aug. 24), U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials said in a news release. As reported by the Oregonian, the Cherry Road Fire threatened the Lake Owyhee State Park, which...

Storms Shut Down Parts Of Iowa Campground

The heavy rain Tuesday night (Aug. 23) flooded Lake Hendricks Park in Riceville, Iowa, shutting down the lower portion of the campground, television station KIMT reported. Those who endured the night’s storm said the lightning was the worst part. “The lightning was...

Tribe Looking To Add An RV Park To Its Casino

An RV park, hotel and a museum could be in the future for land owned by the Twentynine Palms Band of Mission Indians in Twentynine Palms, Calif., the Desert Trail reported. Steve Gralla, chief financial officer for the tribe, gave an informal update on operation of...