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U.S., China Express Optimism on Trade Talks

Both President Donald Trump and China sounded positive notes ahead of trade talks this week with Washington, but the two sides face potentially lengthy wrangling over technology and the future of their economic relationship. The Associated Press reported that both...

Ala. Parks Now Utilizing Cashless Operations

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Mobile (Ala.) District rang in the new year by implementing cashless operations at its Allatoona Lake day use areas and campgrounds, according to The Daily Tribune News.  “Going cashless in recreation areas was not a difficult...

Fed’s Powell Ready to Adjust Policy If Needed

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the central bank can be patient as it assesses risks to a U.S. economy with good momentum and will adjust policy quickly if needed, according to a Los Angeles Timesreport. “With the muted inflation readings that we’ve seen,...

IMHA-RVIC Readies for Ind. General Assembly

As the 2019 Indiana General Assembly gets underway to establish the 2019-20 state budget, the Indiana Manufactured Housing Association-Recreation Vehicle Indiana Council (IMHA-RVIC) is eyeing a number of key issues that will impact both industries. The association...

NPS Taps Charities & Concessionaires For Aid

In many parts of the country, the National Park Service (NPS) is depending on charity, nonprofit businesses, concessionaires and the kindness of strangers to keep its doors open during the government shutdown. USA Today reported that unlike previous federal...

ARVC Mich. Eyeing More Success In New Year

As good of a camping season as last year was, officials with the Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds of Michigan (ARVC Michigan) are forecasting an even better year in 2019 for member campgrounds — and for the organization as a whole, as this will be the first...

After 15 Years, Wisconsin Owners Closing Park

A staple across from Devil’s Lake State Park for almost a century, Nordic Pines Campground in Baraboo, Wisc., has hosted its final season of campers, according to the Baraboo News Republic. Steve Higgins and his wife, Lynn Higgins, of Baraboo have owned the 20-acre...

Grand Canyon Avoids Parks’ Shutdown Issues

While other national parks have faced damaging behavior during the government shutdown — sometimes severe enough to force them to close — the Grand Canyon has avoided it due to an agreement that keeps it up and running. The partial federal government shutdown, which...

Fla. Park's Master Plan Includes Camping Sites

Trails for both walking and horseback riding, camping sites and cabins, an event pavilion, a bird watching area and an indigenous peoples historical exhibit could join the existing Warm Mineral Springs spa, cyclorama and hot springs, according to a proposed master...

Canadian Park Closing Due To Lack Of Permits

A couple with a campground on Turtle Lake in Saskatchewan will have to tear down their development after a Queen’s Bench judge sided with the rural municipality’s concerns about a lack of permits, according to battlefordsnow.com. Gerald and Julie Russett...

Texas RV Park to Host First Pet Adoption Event

Sunshine RV Resort residents Jan Crouch, Jan Ruiz and Sharon Battocletti in Harlingen, Texas, describe themselves as devoted pet lovers, according to The Brownsville Herald. They’ve all adopted animals from the Humane Society of Harlingen and aim to continue helping...

Clear Bubble Allows Campers to See Night Sky

Editor’s Note: This article was written by Lyndsay Burginger for Rare.  Big Bend National Park is a true Texas treasure. From taking a leisurely drive through Chihuahuan Desert landscape to hiking into the Santa Elena Canyon, Big Bend National Park takes a few...