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Fall Foliage at Texas Parks Putting on a Show

Magical shades of red, orange and yellow leaves are coloring Texas State Parks’ landscape statewide just in time for Thanksgiving. “Our parks are ripe with change, and natural cycles, but few changes are quite as inspiring as Fall foliage,” said Ky Harkey, director of...

'LSI' Highlights Growth At Annual Symposium

Officials at Leisure Systems, Inc. (LSI) hosted the organizations largest symposium in the history of the Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts franchise network in early November, drawing 248 campground owners, operators and staff members, as well as 106 vendors....

SSI: Canada Towables Gain 4.5% for 9 Months

Canadian towable sales gained 4.5% for the first nine months of 2018, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI). Results by segment showed: • Travel trailer sales grew 5.8% year-over-year through September. • Canadian fifth-wheel sales were...

Groups Acquiring Key Private Land For Parks

The views out across Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and down into its deep rugged chasm are stunning. National Parks Traveler reported that each of the nearly 5,000-square-foot home’s three bedrooms features a California king bed, the two kitchens...

Wildfire Ravages Popular Malibu Campground

Sitting just north of Malibu’s more well-recognized coastline, Leo Carrillo State Park has long been a popular getaway for campers seeking a slice of the outdoors. But now, like much of the area, the campground — on the northern border of Los Angeles County — has...

'RV Life' Launching New Mobile Camping App

For over a decade, savvy RV veterans have used RV Park Reviews as the definitive source for accurate campground reviews by actual campers. Now, RV Life brings the depth of that exclusive database to your mobile device within the RV Life mobile app. RV and camping...

Mo. Parks Enact Permanent Military Discount

Missouri State Parks announced a permanent military discount on camping stays has been established. The News Tribune reported that the discount program can be applied through the park’s reservation system and begins with camping stays starting April. Any...

Seven Colo. State Parks Garner Federal Grants

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation allocated nearly $4 million in two grants to Colorado Parks and Wildlife for management and prevention of aquatic nuisance species at seven state parks in western Colorado. The Daily Sentinel reported that the first of the two federal...

Longtime Vt. Campground Owners Sell Facility

After 16 years of operating the Georgia Homestead Campground in Milton, Vt., its owners, Todd and Kim LeBlanc, have sold the site to developers who, as of October, have closed the campground indefinitely. As reported by the St. Albans Messenger, the campground, sold...

LSI Recognizes Top Jellystone Park Operators

Leisure Systems Inc. (LSI)  presented its annual awards to exemplary Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort franchisees throughout the U.S. and Canada. According to a press release, the awards were issued on the final day of LSI’s annual symposium at the Northern...