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Column: Camping Alone Can Increase Optimism

Editor’s Note: This column was written by Clint Carter and appears in the Wall Street Journal.  Last November I spent a night shivering on the ground, huddled against a hubcap-sized stone that held a trace of the day’s warmth. I had hiked alone into Harriman...

Pala RV Resort Tabbed As Favorite Of Snowbirds

The Pala RV Resort at Pala Casino Spa & Resort in Pala, Calif., has been awarded the Platinum Reader’s Choice Award for 2018 as the Favorite Snowbird RV Destination in California by the readers of RV West, a national online magazine for RV campers, according to a...

Emerald Ash Borer Found At Nebraska State Park

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was discovered at Nebraska’s Eugene T. Mahoney State Park on June 6 and has been confirmed by a state entomologist, according to 1011now.com. Nebraska Department of Agriculture staff found EAB in a baited trap at the park’s Lakeside...

Auburn, Calif. Campground Plans Concern Some

A proposed public campsite in the Auburn, Calif., area hopes to boost tourism, but locals worry the risk to public safety will come at a high price, according to CBS Sacramento. The campground would be built along the American River in the Auburn State Recreation...

Report: Consumer Confidence Tumbles For June

Consumer confidence fell well below economists’ expectations in June, fueled by a bleak outlook for U.S. economic conditions. The Confidence Board’s index dropped to 126.4 from a revised 128.8 in May. The index was expected to hit 128.1, according to a survey of...

Propane Fire Pits Gain Popularity In Dry Weather

Alice Fox’s carbon footprint is going through the roof. Through her pocketbook, too. And even into her lungs. Like so many British Columbians at this time of the year, the Surrey resident enjoys a wood campfire — in her case, while camping 10 days at Edgewater Bar,...

Camping Activity Jumps Among Black Travelers

Recent gains in outdoor recreation among black travelers help disprove the old stereotype that black Americans don’t camp, hike, or otherwise take these kinds of trips, according to Skift.com. “I’m proud to say we have a team of 11 people who right now are in...

Kentucky Parks Prepare To Start Taking New Tax

Starting next week a new 6% state tax will be added to dozens of services in Kentucky, according to tristatehomepage.com. Affected businesses across western Kentucky are preparing for the changes and its impact on customers. “When I got started in the business...

Under Canvas Opens 52-Site Mt. Rushmore Park

If the idea of pitching a tent and sleeping on the cold, hard ground doesn’t have its appeal, perhaps glamour camping — glamping — is more your style. Glamping offers the “roughing it” aspect of an overnight stay in a tent without the need to give up a bathroom or a...

RVIA: May RV Shipments Are Flat, See 1.7% Dip

The RV Industry Association’s (RVIA) May survey of manufacturers found RV wholesale shipments finished at 45,070, a decrease of 1.7% from the 45,853 units shipped last May. All towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, totaled 39,714 units for the month, an...

Ill. RV Park, With Western Theme, To Open Sites

When you think of the Old West what comes to mind, what do you visualize? You probably think back to the hit TV shows of the ‘50s and ‘60s. Gun duals, fights and characters like The Lone Ranger, Jonah Hex and Kid Colt. The creative minds of Mike and Mindy Clark, and...