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Pickleball Courts Essential at Snowbird RV Parks

When retiree Wayne Spong unwrapped a package of pickleball paddles from his wife a few years ago at Christmas, he found it appropriate since they had just purchased an RV site in Florida. After all, pickleball has practically become a requisite for the senior RVer. ...

Ashley: Yankee Traveler Lures Canada Snowbirds

The following “On Campgrounds” feature by Bob Ashley appears in the March issue of Woodall’s Campground Management. Ashley is a Central Indiana-based freelance writer/editor and a 25-year newspaper veteran who has focused on the RV industry and national recreation...

Calif. Campgrounds Seeing Success with Rentals

So you don’t have a tent or an RV? That doesn’t mean you can’t go camping. According to a press release, a growing numbers of California campgrounds offer fully furnished cabins, park model RVs, vintage Airstream trailers and other rental accommodations, including...

PCOA York Show Sees Strong Attendance, Sales

The York RV Show, hosted by the Pennsylvania Campground Owners Association (PCOA), posted around a 9% increase in attendance along with brisk sales by exhibiting dealers. According to a press release, the show ran March 10-12 at the York Expo Hall. PCOA credited the...

Canada Associations Host RVing, Camping Week

Go RVing Canada and the Canadian Camping and RV Council (CCRVC) are partnering to host Canadian RVing and Camping Week from May 23-28. According to a press release, the week will be a celebration of RVing and camping in Canada, and will encourage Canadians to get out...

Sisemore Traveland’s Museum Celebrates RVing

When it comes to camping, we Americans like to get away from it all by taking as much of it as we can with us. To that end, inventors created recreational vehicles. As reported by the Dallas News, RVs have been around since Henry Ford’s first Model Ts hit the road,...

Calif. Parks to Adopt a New Reservation System

Starting this August, Californians will make their state parks camping and tour reservations through a new, faster, easier to use reservation system that features more open access to data, according to a press release. The new system replaces ReserveAmerica, which...

Teenager Finds 7.44-Carat Diamond At Ark. Park

An Arkansas teenager hit the jackpot Saturday when he found a 7.44-carat diamond at the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas. As reported by the Detroit Free Press, many people spend hours searching for diamonds at the park only to walk away empty-handed, but...

B.C. Area Planning For Three New Campgrounds

It’s going to be a busy 2017 in British Columbia’s Stave West area as plans have been made to construct three new campgrounds, complete road upgrades required for access to those campgrounds, and build and install new signage at the entry point to the Florence...

Members Are Upbeat for '17 at NCA Conference

The Northeast Conference on Camping opened Wednesday (March 16) in Nashua, N.H., with a wave of apparent optimism for the upcoming camping season from nine member states from Maine to Maryland comprising the Northeast Campground Association (NCA). “We have a wonderful...

Calif. KOA Park Offers Variety Of Rental Options

While many RV parks and campgrounds offer some sort of rental option, Scott Cory’s experience working for Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) helped drive his choices to offer a range of rentals when he decided to leave the company and become a franchisee. Cory and...

WACO's 54th Annual Convention Gets Underway

The 54th Annual Wisconsin Association of Campground Owners (WACO) Convention and Trade Show got underway Wednesday (March 15) at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Stevens Point, Wis., as attendees took in a full slate of seminars and socializing. The convention...