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Skyline Engineer Earns MHI Standards Award

Jeffrey Legault, director of product design and engineering at Skyline Corp., an Elkhart, Ind.-based manufacturer of manufactured homes and park model RVs, is the 2016 recipient of the prestigious Frank Walter Standards Award from the Manufactured Housing Institute...

Trio Urges New Methods Of Funding For NPS

The National Park Service (NPS) has an extraordinary opportunity to make changes to how maintenance and visitor services are funded by adopting contemporary financial strategies that would ensure national parks remain relevant, accessible and sustainable long into the...

Miss. RV Resort Improved, Offers Nice Getaway

Sun Roamers RV Resort and Clubhouse in Picayune, Miss., provides a quiet getaway for people of all walks of life, the Picayune Item reported. The nationally recognized park is rated in the top 2% of parks nationwide and is listed in the Good Sam Parks top 300,...

N.S. Provincial Park Getting $670k In Upgrades

The Nova Scotia provincial government plans to invest $670,000 in upgrades at Blomidon Provincial Park, the Kings County Register reported. The upgrades are part of a multiyear parks improvement plan and will include improvements to trails and the installation of new...

New Campground Owners Wrap First Season

New Fraser Cove Campground and Guest Cottage owners Peter and Dawn Mortensen said the summer of 2016 has been hectic, fun and very enjoyable in their new home in British Columbia, the Lilloeet News reported. Peter Mortensen has been coming to this area to hunt and...

CRA Is Cracking Down On Campground Taxes

It might be the off-season for private campground owners, but their battle with theCanada Revenue Agency (CRA) is just gearing up, the St. Thomas (Ontario) Times Journal reported. The CRA has begun cracking down on campsites by re-examining their eligibility for tax...

S.C. Works To Repair 15 Damaged State Parks

Thanks to damage from Hurricane Matthew, 15 state parks in South Carolina are closed, North Carolina Sportsman reported. Some parks may reopen next week, while Myrtle Beach State Park and Huntington Beach State Park may reopen the last week of October. Unfortunately,...

Group Introduces Outdoors Interactive Games

Interactive mobile gaming is coming to America’s national forests. The American Recreation Coalition (ARC), Agents of Discovery and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) are teaming up to bring educational, movement-based interactive gaming to dozens of national forest sites...

Company Launches Marketing For Campground

Calypso Communications, an integrated creative and public relations agency, announced that recently developed a video and targeted social strategy for Friendly Beaver Campground, a popular family owned vacation destination in southern New Hampshire. “We really wanted...

Lieberman: New Debit Rewards Hurt Merchants

The following column is by Art Lieberman, president of Merchants Choice Payment Solutions (MCPS) for Campgrounds. For those readers of my many columns on the costs of processing credit cards, you are already aware of the penalties put on merchants by banks for...

ARVC Fights Changes In U.S. Estate, Gift Taxes

The National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) is calling on its members to voice their opposition to proposed changes in the Internal Revenue Code that could make it difficult for families to pass on their businesses to their heirs. ARVC said in an...

Arizona Parks Seeing Snowbirds Early This Year

From the Phoenix Valley to the Colorado River and eastward to Tucson and Tombstone, the annual migration of Snowbirds to Arizona has begun, according to RV park operators. “We do have snowbirds coming in already,” said Scott Swanson, president of the Arizona...