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NPS Plans Phased-In Reopening Of National Parks

National parks in the West are starting to open their gates, and more are likely to follow as the National Park Service boosts access and services in a “phased approach across all units” of the system. Each park said it has worked with federal as well as local public...

Great Smoky Mountains Cancels Annual Firefly Viewing

A massive swarm of fireflies is set to light up the Great Smoky Mountains. However, due to the coronavirus, viewing events in Gatlinburg, Tenn., have been canceled. WLWT Channel 5, reports every year in late May or early June, thousands of visitors from across the...

RVillage Survey Finds 94% Of RVers Feel Safe at Parks

As U.S. states begin to lift their stay-at-home orders, results of a new survey by RVillage.com reveal what's next for a nomadic group of people, many who live permanently on the road in RVs. Over 11,000 new RVillage accounts were created in the last month alone,...

Canadian Provinces Have Variety of Reopening Plans

Provinces have been releasing plans for easing restrictions that were put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19, according to the National Post. Here is what some of the provinces have announced so far: Nova Scotia Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil announced last...

Vermont Updates Plan, Campgrounds to Reopen May 22

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott will loosen opening date requirements for campgrounds and other lodging establishments from June 15 to May 22 under strict rules as part of his slow reopening of the economy, according to a Wednesday (May 13) report by "Vermont Business...

Summit Sessions: A Checklist For Reopening a Park

Editor's note: This story is based off our coverage of a session at the Back to Camping Summit. To learn more about the summit, click here.  The Back to Camping Summit hosted a webinar to support campground owners reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic on May 12 with...

Summit Sessions: Preparing A Park’s Electrical System

Editor's note: This story is based off our coverage of a session at the Back to Camping Summit. To learn more about the summit, click here.  Wade Elliott, founder and owner of Utility Supply Group in Kingston, Wash., has decades of experience designing and installing...

Wisc. Supreme Court Strikes Down Stay-at-Home Order

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has overturned the state's stay-at-home order, ruling the order "unlawful" and "unenforceable," according to CNN. The court ruled that Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' administration overstepped its authority when state Department of Health...

CampCalNOW Collaborates With Hytropy, KOA & ARVC

Editor's note: This message comes from the CampCalNOW RV Park and Campground Alliance (CampCalNOW).  CampCalNOW has been in discussion with many different public and private organizations that have voices in the reopening of private RV parks and campgrounds. Last...

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