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White Mountain Forest Fire Largest in 100 Years

Officials have closed a portion of forest land to the public after a fire broke out earlier this week. WBIN TV reported that fire officials say the blaze, known now as the Covered Bridge Fire, is the largest New Hampshire wildland fire in about 100 years. It has...

SSI: Sept. Canadian Towable Sales Retreat 24.4%

Year-over-year Canadian towable sales tumbled 24.4% in September and 13.8% for the first nine months, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI). Results by segment showed: • Sales in the travel trailer sector dropped 22.5%% in September and...

The Winter Essential Park Guide Now Available

Wondering how to enjoy the national parks through the winter? Download a digital version of the Essential Park Guide, Winter 2016-17, for a nice variety of ideas. According to a National Parks Traveler report, travelers could consider visiting Big Bend National Park...

RV Parks Stay Empty as Texas Oil Boom Fizzles

For nearly four years, oil field workers and their recreational vehicles swamped RV parks in the southwest corner of the Eagle Ford Shale in Texas. Business boomed. According to Reporting Texas, Socorro Niavez, 69, had built the town’s first RV park 25 years ago on...

Historic S.C. Park Reopening From Matthew Hit

Edisto Beach State Park just south of Charleston, S.C., will reopen Friday (Nov. 18) after being closed for more than a month to recover from Hurricane Matthew. As reported by the Press and Standard, the park’s beachfront day-use area surrounding its historic...

KOA Recognizes Record Number of Franchisees

Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) kicked off the second full day of the 2016 KOA Convention in Chattanooga, Tenn., by honoring a record number of franchisees with the KOA President’s Award and the KOA Founder’s Award. In total, 384 awards were presented this morning...

House OKs Bill to Gauge Impact of Outdoor Rec

In one of its first acts upon returning to Washington post-election, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed The Outdoor REC Act. According to a release, the bill was sponsored by Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) and received bipartisan support, with 13 Republican...

RV/MH HOF Unveils Interactive RVillage Exhibit

The RV/MH Hall of Fame Museum in Elkhart, Ind., unveiled on Friday (Nov. 11) its newest permanent exhibit celebrating the “Future of RVing” with an interactive, web-based exhibit of RVillage.com. The viral social networking site for RVers has been getting prominent...

AAA Says Thanksgiving Travel Busiest Since '07

More Americans will be traveling this year for their turkey, football, and pumpkin pie because of the improving economy and the lowest November gasoline prices in years, AAA reports. USA Today reported that about 48.7 million Americans are expected to take a car,...

Denver Parks & Rec Audited on Sweetheart Deals

Is Denver Parks and Recreation making sweetheart deals with your taxpayer money? That is the question raised by deals like these: A golf course concession contract that extends up to 50 years. A house that comes with a golf course concession. A contract that goes to...

Ore. Parks Opening Reservations For '17 Eclipse

Starting Thursday (Nov. 17), Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) will begin taking campground reservations for the spectacular total solar eclipse next summer, happening on Aug. 21, 2017. According to the Oregon Beach Connection, the eclipse is a...