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N.Y.'s Herkimer KOA Opens New Miners' Village

Herkimer County, N.Y., is the only place on the planet where the world-famous Herkimer Diamonds — a beautifully faceted, double-terminated quartz product of nature — can be found. These Herkimer Diamonds are said to be some 500 million years old, and nearly as tough...

Senate OKs Funds To Gauge Recreation Impact

The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) applauded the Senate Appropriations Committee for including funding for the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) Outdoor Recreation Satellite Account (ORSA) in its FY2019 Commerce, Justice and Science...

Despite Wildfires, CCLOA Says Parks Are Open

Campgrounds across Colorado are fielding calls about the wildfires that have hit portions of the state, but Mary Arlington, executive director of the Colorado Campground & Lodging Owners Association (CCLOA) said there is one message being echoed across the state,...

ARVC Team Goes To D.C., Part Of Advocacy Day

On June 6, 13 representatives from the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) joined coalition partners from the RV Industry Association (RVIA) and Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) on the Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. for RVIA’s...

Firewood Industry Will Host Two-Day Workshop

Two days worth of the latest firewood business trends and innovations are on the agenda for the upcoming National Firewood Workshop Wednesday and Thursday, June 20 and 21, in Frankenmuth, Mich., according to a press release. Sponsored by Michigan State University, the...

Zinke Allocates $62M For Rec And Conservation

The Interior Department has released nearly $62 million to states for recreation and conservation projects. National Parks Traveler reported that Secretary Ryan Zinke announced the Land and Water Conservation Fund grants Monday (June 11). The funding, which is made up...

Alberta County Gives OK To Campground, Store

The Vulcan County, Alberta, municipal planning commission (MPC) approved development permit applications June 6 for a campground and retail store on land south of the Bow River, just west of Highway 24, according to the Vulcan Advocate. Applicant Harry Turner intends...

Dead Trees Force Closure Of Several Sierra Sites

Several Sierra National Forest camping sites in California are now off limits, according to FOX 26. This comes after an order to cut down dead trees that could fall on visitors. Leak Pen, assistant district recreation officer for the Bass Lake Ranger District said the...

Fed Ups Interest Rates & Indicates More To Come

The Federal Reserve took note of a resilient U.S. economy Wednesday (June 13) by raising its benchmark interest rate for the second time this year and signaling that it may step up its pace of rate increases. The Fed now foresees four rate hikes this year, up from the...

Lazydays Resort Nabs Fourth TripAdvisor Award

Lazydays RV announced that the Lazydays RV Resort has earned its fourth consecutive TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. According to a press release, the achievement spotlights companies that provide a superior customer experience based on TripAdvisor reviews....