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Oregon Campground Dying Like Namesake Tree

Near Merlin, Ore., what used to be the tallest known Ponderosa pine on the planet has died, and now its namesake campground is set to join it, the Mail Tribune reported. A beetle infestation has done in the 259-foot Ponderosa pine that was tallest of its ilk known for...

NCA Conference Wraps Up After Solid Turnout

The Northeast Campground Association’s (NCA’s) 53rd Northeast Conference on Camping and Trade Show wrapped up Saturday evening (March 18) in Nashua, N.H., after three days of solid turnout by campground operators from Maine to Maryland and all points in...

Schmarder: Written Content Marketing Plan Key

The following Modern Marketing column by Evanne Schmarder, principal of Roadabode Productions, appears in March’s issue of Woodall’s Campground Management. It’s no secret that businesses with a focused, written content marketing plan are more effective...

RV Parks Rank In Galveston's Top Beach Spots

Summer fun on the island is just around the corner. So when the temperatures soar in the weeks and months ahead, what’s the best Galveston beach to hit the waves? That depends on what you’re looking for – whether it be family fun, volleyball and games, pristine sand...

Oregon Residents Fight ATV Campground Plans

Residents surrounding a former landfill site in Lookingglass, Ore., are rallying against county plans to turn the 205-acre plot into an ATV park and campground, the News-Review reported. The Douglas County Land Department has applied for a conditional use permit to...

Minn. Town Considers New Seasonal Campsites

The Menahga (Minn.) City Council is considering developing eight seasonal campsites at its Memorial Forest Campground, the Park Rapids Enterprise reported. City Administrator Janette Bower, Utilities Supervisor Frank Thelin and former city council member Roger...

Mich. Town Eyes Longer Advance Reservations

Lake Linden, Mich., is considering a change in the way it allocates campground space for the Fourth of July weekend after residents asked to be able to make reservations a year in advance, the Daily Mining Gazette reported. The village council discussed the issue...

With RV Use Up, Nebraska Parks Changing Rules

There are more than 45,000 registered and licensed recreational vehicles in Nebraska, the Omaha World-Herald reported. And there are nearly 11,200 campsites in Nebraska parks. Commercial campgrounds offer nearly 3,500 more campsites. With RVs outnumbering state...

KOA Camping Report Wins A National PR Award

Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) announced that it received the highest accolade in the public relations industry March 16 when it earned the prestigious 2017 PR Week Award for its use of analytics for the 2016 Edition of ther North American Camping Report. The award...

NCA Con/Expo Features Packed Agenda For Day 2

The Northeast Conference on Camping entered day two (March 17) of its three-day run in Nashua, N.H., marked by a full agenda and a decidedly upbeat tone by members following a year in which both public and private parks were setting records. “People are cooped up and...