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Camping World Set For Rapid Expansion In Va.

Camping World Holdings Inc. announced plans for rapid expansion in the state of Virginia, with an expansive supercenter planned in the Richmond area, according to a release. Camping World currently operates stores in Roanoke and Winchester and has identified other...

Park Model RVs Up 11.9% In Nov., On Pace YTD

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) reported that park model RV shipments for November were up 11.9% over the same month in 2015, with 273 wholesale units shipped out by RVIA members. After February through May saw fewer units shipped than the same...

N.Z. RV Park Owners Upset Over Free Camping

Holiday park owners continue to condemn Nelson City Council’s decision to create new areas for freedom campers. Nelson City Top 10 Holiday Park owner Steve Edwards said the plan was bizarre. “We’ve got to have camp ground licences, we’ve got to...

RAC's Harpers Ferry KOA Marking Two Decades

A campground in Harpers Ferry, W.Va., celebrated its 20th year on Thursday, television station WHAG reported. The Kampgrounds of America (KOA) system recognized the anniversary of the Harpers Ferry/Civil War Battlefields KOA. The campground is owned and operated by...

Ocean City Area Seeing Influx Of New Campsites

A public hearing on an amendment to the water and sewer plan for Worcester County, Md., became a forum of sorts to discuss a sudden spate of recreational vehicle and traditional campground requests in the county, Ocean City Today reported. The amendment was brought by...

After Decades, Club Royal Oak Hits A Golden Age

Alan Degenhardt and his parents dreamed of owning and operating Royal Oak Resort near Kingsburg, Calif. ever since his family started vacationing there in the 1970s. But it was a dream that didn’t come true until 2012 — after both of his parents had passed away — and...

Alabama Is Putting $1.3M Into Recreation Venues

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has announced $1.3 million in grants that will enhance recreation opportunities in Alabama, the Northwest Georgia News reported. The awards, made through the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund, will enable nine cities, a county and a...

Artist/Developer Submits Plan For Campground

After a nearly three-month deadline extension, the town of Adams, Mass., has received a proposal for a campground at the Greylock Glen, the Berkshire Eagle reported. Ralph Brill, a North Adams-based artist, architect and developer, has proposed an ambitious vision for...

Northgate Resorts Enjoying Successful Formula

Northgate Resorts, a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based firm that owns nine RV parks nationwide — eight of them Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts — has enjoyed the type of return on investment officials had hoped for back when they entered the campground industry about four years...

Gorin: Real Story About The Value Of A Customer

The following InSites column by David Gorin of Gorin+Cohen Consulting Group appears in the December issue of Woodall’s Campground Management. Recently, I had a very early morning flight and I was about 45 minutes from the airport. Rather than set up a cab for...