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Minn. Campground Growing RV Sales Business

Oak Lake RV Sales and Service has opened a second location in Moose Lake, Minn. Henry and Norma Hoffman have operated a campground at their home on the shore of Oak Lake since 1969 and gradually built up the RV sales and service business. “It was a natural fit,” Norma...

NPS 100th Wraps up at Christmas Tree Lighting

Eva Longoria will host the 94th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony and Marc Anthony, Afro Blue, and the Airmen of Note will join Chance the Rapper, Kelly Clarkson, Yolanda Adams, James Taylor, The Lumineers, Garth Brooks, and Trisha Yearwood in...

Senate Votes to Count Outdoor Segment in GDP

The United States Senate passed the Outdoor Recreation Jobs and Economic Impact Act in a unanimous and bipartisan vote Monday (Nov. 28) evening. According to a news release, the Outdoor REC Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives two weeks ago, also with...

RVIA: Shipments Will Top 438,000 Units for 2017

The RV industry’s shipments will top 438,000 units in 2017, a 4.4% increase above the projected 2016 total of 419,500 units, according to a new forecast from the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). The forecast was prepared by RV industry analyst Dr....

Study Identifies Top 3 Groups for RV Purchases

With deliveries of recreation vehicles from manufacturers to dealers roaring toward an all-time high, the North American RV industry is planning to accelerate its strong momentum by focusing its marketing efforts on three groups of consumers most likely to buy –...

B.C. is Creating More Than 1,900 New Campsites

The British Columbia government plans to hire more park rangers and open more than 1,900 new campsites to meet growing demand, the premier announced Monday. As reported by CBC News, the province will spend up to $22.9 million over five years to create the new sites as...

Study Shows Campers Still Like to Be Connected

Michigan outdoors and camping: the two are practically synonymous. According to a report by Michigan Radior, there are around 13,500 campsites in Michigan, more than any other state. But how much are people really communing with nature when they camp when hooked up to...

Ky. Parks To Host Eagle Watch Weekends In Jan.

In mid-January, Kentuckians and visitors to the state can catch a peek at bald eagles in western Kentucky. WKMS TV reported that for four decades, the Kentucky Park System has offered mid-winter Eagle Watch Weekends at three parks. State Parks Special Events...

Thousands Evacuated in Smoky Mountains Fire

Raging wildfires fanned by 70-plus mph winds and undaunted by sparse precipitation rained fire down on Gatlinburg, Tenn,, at the western entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, forcing the evacuation of possibly 14,000 residents and visitors today (Nov. 29)....