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Texas State Parks Overflowing For Spring Break

More than a dozen of the state’s most popular parks are all booked up for the remainder of spring break, and others are reporting long, crowded lines to enter parks each day. Officials with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department sent out a photo showing cars...

Well-Attended 'WACO' Convention is Underway

Highlighted by a full day of educational seminars and an evening of exchanging “best ideas,” the Wisconsin Association of Campground Owner’s (WACO) 2018 Convention got underway yesterday (March 14) at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center in Stevens Point,...

AGS Guest Guide Program Posts Record Gains

AGS is seeing record growth in its guest guide loyalty program with an 81.4% increase in loyalty dollar spending during the first two months of this year compared to the same period last year. According to a press release, AGS guest guide customers spent $8,729.90 in...

Zinke: Too Many Visitors Get Into Parks for Free

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke defended his plan to increase the entrance fees for national parks, saying they need to charge more because too many people get in for free, including military members and the disabled. As reported by The Hill, Zinke testified before the...

Navy Considers Upping Training in Wash. Parks

The Navy wants to step up special-operations training at state parks along Western Washington coastlines, releasing a proposal that would more than quintuple the number of sites. KXL News reported that the Navy currently has a permit to conduct exercises at five state...

National Park Week Offering Free Entry April 21

The National Park Service has long encouraged tourists to avoid peak crowds in summer months by planning their visits in the spring. And to give you even more motivation, here’s another good reason to plan a trip during this period: free admission. According to an...

Texas Campground Cleans up After Fatal Storm

The Brushy Creek Campground in Jefferson, Texas, may be closed, but inside the gates crews are hard at work. KLTV reported that days after a storm uprooted trees and left two people dead, the Army Corps of Engineers is working to restore the damaged campground. The...

Winter Storms Take Toll on Acadia National Park

With habitats ranging from salt-water wetlands to high mountain summits, spring comes to Acadia National Park in a thousand ways. National Parks Traveler reported that near sea level, perennials sprout fresh shoots through warming soils, while buds on maples and...

Kentucky State Parks Show 'NCCA Tournament'

State parks around Kentucky will have their TVs tuned to college basketball for the NCAA tournament. The Associated Press reported that park officials say in a news release that fans and visitors to state parks will have several options to watch their favorite teams....