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Miss. to Study Idea of Privatizing State Parks in Future

The state Senate on Friday (Feb. 5) approved a year-long study of the efficacy of privatizing some Mississippi state parks and giving others to local governments. But even the study drew fierce criticism from some lawmakers who say the state’s neglected parks should...

Idaho State Parks Break Record, Expect a Busy 2021

More people visited Idaho State Parks in 2020 than in any year before — by a margin of more than 1.2 million guests, the agency reported last month, according to magicvalley.com. A combined total of resident and nonresident day users, along with resident and...

Unique Accommodations a Success for Parks Canada

Little did I know when my family slept in an oTENTik in Ontario's Georgian Bay Islands National Park in 2016, and when I did a solo night in a MicrOcube in Riding Mountain National Park in 2017, that we were part of a quiet camping revolution, according to the...

Water & Repair Issues Force Closure of Ontario Park

A vote by the Sault Ste. Marie City Council has effectively closed the Pointe des Chenes campground in Ontario, according to SOOToday.com. The vote to not continue a 35-year-old arrangement under which the Lions Club has operated the municipally owned facility passed...

KOA, ‘Outbound Collective’ Partner to Save Outfitter

Believing the outdoors is for everyone, Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) announced today (Feb. 9) it has joined the Outbound Collective to help save Slim Pickins Outfitters, the first Black-owned outdoor gear shop in the nation. A film, fundraiser and virtual panel...

COVID Cancels Spring Travel for Millions Worldwide

They are the annual journeys of late winter and early spring: Factory workers in China heading home for the Lunar New Year; American college students going on road trips and hitting the beach over spring break; Germans and Britons fleeing drab skies for some...

‘Black Folks Camp Too’ Remains Steadfast to Mission

EDITOR'S NOTE; The following is an excerpt from an article by Sahra Ali published by SNEWS.com, a trade media firm that covers the outdoor retail industry. The article originally appeared in the Winter 2021 issue of The Voice. Click here to read the full article at...

Calif. Campsites Open as Stay-at-Home Order is Lifted

With Sonoma County no longer under a regional stay-home order, local campsites are reopening and now available for winter stays, according to reporting in the Santa Rosa, Calif., Press Democrat. Meda Freeman, spokeswoman for Sonoma County Regional Parks, said all of...

Outdoorsy Launches ‘Roamly’ as Insurtech Division

Editor's note: This article was written by Denise Federow for WOODALLSCM.com.  Whether you’re hitting the road in your RV or you’ve rented it out for someone else to enjoy, you want the peace of mind that if something should go awry, you’re covered. With the launch of...

Supplier Focus: AGS Continues to Tout Guest Guides

For over 30 years now AGS has been serving the publishing and internet needs of campgrounds all across America. The company is a Division of Texas Advertising, publishers of state campground listing guidebooks, and best known for the massive, award-winning Texas...

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