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RVIA, Outdoor Peers, Meet Commerce Secretary

Outdoor recreation and its impact on the American economy took center stage at the U.S. Department of Commerce on Wednesday (July 27). The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) and members of the Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable (ORIR) met with Commerce...

27 KOA Campgrounds Brace for Eclipse Onrush

When the sun comes up along the East Coast of the U.S. on Aug. 21, it will be just another summer day – until about 10:15 a.m. (PDT) on a rocky point just north of Newport, Ore. According to a press release, that small point of land will be the first spot in the U.S....

'Outdoor Rec' Industry is Big Business in Mass.

Outdoor recreation is a thriving business here in western Massachusetts, adding many jobs and dollars to the economy. Business has never been better at the Prospect Mountain Campground in the western Hampden County town of Granville. The Outdoor Industry Association...

OIA: Outdoor Rec an Economic Driver in States

The Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) released the state-level Outdoor Recreation Economy Report featuring economic data for all 50 states across the United States, the largest and most comprehensive state-by-state report of its kind. The data underscores a growing...

California Park Road is Finally Cleared of Snow

The north-south road through northern California’s Lassen Volcanic National Park finally opened Thursday after nearly four months of snow-clearing work. USA Today reported that the opening of California 89, called Lassen National Park Highway for the 30 miles it...

Volunteers are Cleaning Up Trash in Utah Parks

It’s the perfect time to get out of the city and venture into the outdoors. But the U.S. Forest Service and Division of Wildlife Resources in Utah is seeing the ugly side of people’s recreational activity. Fox 13 reported that trash and litter is piling up and the...

'Parks Canada' is Offering Tips at Food Festival

Parks Canada will host a food festival on July 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, offering attendees tips on cooking in the outdoors. The Victoria News reported that the food festival is free to attend at McDonald Campground, where...

State Parks in Pa. Recruit Good Neighbor Hosts

Joanne Malstrom starts her day like any other. She gets up, gets breakfast for the kids and gets to work. But for the Malstrom family of Peters, it’s more of a working vacation. The Post-Gazette reported that as volunteer campground hosts at Pennsylvania’s...

Residents Track Growth in Mont. National Park

Two months after the Flathead County Commission approved a new RV park on the southern edge of Glacier National Park in Montana’s Rocky Mountains, a group of local residents who opposed the project are organizing. The Flathead Beacon reported that on July 25,...

Jellystone Parks, ‘RVshare’ Launch Partnership

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts and RVshare.com announced a strategic partnership designed to make renting RVs and planning camping trips faster and easier. Through the partnership, campjellystone.com will become a “one-stop shop” for camping where consumers...

Sun Communities Reports 25% Gain in 2Q Sales

Sun Communities Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT) that owns RV and manufactured housing parks across the U.S. and Ontario, reported a 24.7% increase in revenue during its second quarter, ended June 30. Total sales increased $47.1 million, or 24.7%, to $237.9...

Camping World Buys Online Outdoor Gear Seller

Camping World Holdings Inc. today (July 27) announced the purchase of TheHouse.com, an online retailer specializing in bikes, sailboards, skateboards, wakeboards, snowboards and outdoor gear. According to a press release, the acquisition will build on and complement...