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NPS Taps Bob Vogel To Lead Southeast Region

National Park Service (NPS) Deputy Director P. Daniel Smith announced the selection of Robert “Bob” Vogel to be the regional director of the National Park Service’s Southeast Region based in Atlanta, according to a press release. Vogel currently serves as the regional...

Hershey Show Marking 50th; Big Gate Expected

Expectations are high for the 2018 edition of America’s Largest RV Show, slated for Sept. 12-16 at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. — and not just because this marks the 50th anniversary of one of the industry’s marquee events. Hosted by the Pennsylvania RV &...

‘The Camper Book’ Examines RVing In America

“The Camper Book: A Celebration of a Moveable American Dream,” just released in paperback for June of 2018, is an eclectic collection of interviews and viewpoints of life on the road and the American RV lifestyle. Written by Dave Hoekstra with photography by John Sall...

‘Go RVing' Facebook Video Surpasses 1M Views

The Go RVing campaign released the “Unexpected” series teaser video on Facebook last weekend, which smashed previous campaign audience records with more than 1.5 million views in its first two days online. According to a press release, it’s the first Go RVing-created...

Idaho Park Closed Because Of Hazardous Trees

The Sawtooth National Forest in Stanley, Idaho, closed Pettit Campground due to hazardous trees, according to KPVI. Darlene Bridges, the recreation program manager with the Minidoka Ranger District, said workers noticed the trees during a standard campground startup....

Calif. Business Assessments Support Marketing

Tourism marketing in California is funded by tourism business rather than state tax dollars, according to the California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (CalARVC). All tourism businesses are subject to the assessment; however, there is an exemption that most...

Canada's 'Tuffs' Fire Destroys 13 Cabins & Park

Wildfire which has been burning for over a week is still raging in Saskatchewan’s Meadow Lake Provincial Park. The ‘Tuff’ fire has now grown to over 6,528 hectares and is uncontained, according to Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment. Last week, it forced...

Ill. Zoning Board Turns Down RV Park Proposal

A request for a special use permit to allow an RV park on Vonnahmen Road in Bethalto, Ill., was unanimously denied by the Madison County Zoning Board of Appeals after about 50 people came out against it at a site hearing Tuesday (May 22). Owner Raymond Blackburn and...

New Reservation System Unveiled At B.C. Park

Get your reservations in for the seasonal campground at Island View Beach Regional Park on the Saanich Peninsula in British Columbia. As of the long weekend, campers can reserve their spot at Island View Beach, thanks to a new, online reservation system introduced by...

Deschutes Selects New Campground Managers

Officials at the Deschutes National Forest near Bend, Ore., said Tuesday (May 22) they has chosen Deschutes Recreation to operate as a campground concessionaire on the forest, starting next year. The officials selected Deschutes Recreation, a subsidiary of Northwest...

Parts Of Arizona Forest Closed; Fire Risks High

Brian and Dee Hill were among a handful of campers occupying sites at Arizona’s Canyon Vista Campground Monday (May 21) morning. The couple is from Phoenix and had planned to stay at the campground for a couple of weeks. That was until they found out that the...