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After 60-Plus Years, Pilot Rock is Busier Than Ever

With more than 60 years of experience in the outdoor hospitality industry, Pilot Rock, a division of Cherokee, Iowa-based R.J. Thomas Manufacturing Company Inc., is a name many campground owners probably recognize. The company manufacturers a variety of products,...

Northgate’s Camp Fimfo Brand Offers Broader Appeal

With a name like Camp Fimfo — Fun is Always More Fun Outside (Fimfo) — it is hard not to notice the new brand of parks that Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Northgate Resorts introduced this summer. An established park developer, Northgate owns multiple parks throughout the...

Schmarder: Customer Satisfaction & Future Thinking

Editor's note: Evanne Schmarder, longtime WCM Modern Marketing columnist and principal at Roadabode Productions, will soon be releasing the second book in her Marketing Your RV Park/Campground Online series. Details to follow at roadabode.com. Love him or hate him,...

Mo. City Continues to Work on Expansion at Rec Park

The Maryville (Mo.) City Council voted on several measures aimed toward improving Mozingo Lake Recreation Park at its meeting on Sept. 13, according to the Northwest Missourian. The council passed three ordinances. Two include improving the golf car user experience,...

Wyo. Town Adopts Recreational Resort Dvlp. District

The Pinedale (Wyo.) Town Council approved Ordinance 692, establishing a new recreational resort development district in Pinedale, on first reading, according to the Pinedale Roundup. The proposed ordinance incorporated hotels, motels, RV and motorcoach resorts with...

KOA: What You Need to Know About Owning a KOA

Editor's note: This blog posting was written by Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA).  Owning and operating a campground sounds like a dream job for some of us. Full-time campground living can mean ditching the city for gorgeous scenery, socializing with happy campers,...

‘Camp Margaritaville’ Preparing to Add More Resorts

Margaritaville has found that paradise is where you park it, according to a press release. Following the success of Camp Margaritaville Pigeon Forge, Tenn. and Lake Lanier, Ga., the global lifestyle brand is announcing additional Camp Margaritaville RV Resort...

Justice Thomas Advocates RVing During ND Speech

At one point near the end of a talk at the University of Notre Dame on Thursday, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas described the joy he's found in "motorhoming" across America for the last 22 years, parking his RV at campsites, Pilot stations and Flying J's across...

Laurel Bank Remembers Good Times, Before Flood

Campgrounds are a way of life in Western North Carolina — and have been long before the current camping craze which helped bring more than 12 million visitors to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park last year.  BPR went to Laurel Bank Campground in Haywood County. ...

Fighting Fire with Fire to Protect the Sequoia Trees

With flames advancing toward the signature grove of ancient massive trees in Sequoia National Park, firefighters on Thursday (Sept. 16) fought fire with fire, according to an Associated Press report. Using firing operations to burn out flammable vegetation and other...

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