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Flood Closes Oklahoma RV Park

Rising floodwaters in nearby Lake Hudson caused owners Dave and Debbie Matlock to close Lake Shore RV Park near Salina, Okla., according to the Pryor Daily News. “It’s awful. We were booked from the last week of June, all this week through Rocklahoma,” Debbie Matlock...

RV Hall Seeking Volunteer Workers

Looking at the long-term operations of the new RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Ind., organizers are anticipating a need for between 60 and 80 volunteers to serve as tour guides, greeters, librarians, gardeners and gift-shop salespeople. “It’s going to give a lot of...

USA Today: RVers Adjust to Gas Prices

Americans are defying high gas prices and jumping into recreational vehicles for their summer vacations. USA Today reported that two of the largest owners and managers of RV campgrounds in the USA said their lots were booked for the July 4th vacation week and much of...

CTPA Board Opposes RVIA Proposal

The board of directors of the California Travel Parks Association Inc. (CTPA) has joined the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) and the Recreation Park Trailer Industry Association (RPTIA) in opposing the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s...

Mich. Closes 20 State Campgrounds

At the height of summer outdoor recreation season, Michigan is closing 20 state forest campgrounds at least temporarily because of the tight budget, according to The Associated Press. The campgrounds mostly are in the northern Lower Peninsula and eastern Upper...

Proposed Law Draws Resort Owners' Ire

A proposal to regulate camping in Prairie Lake, Wis., has the resort owners and the community frustrated, according to WEAU-TV 13, Eau Claire, Wis. The proposal says campgrounds can only have one campsite for every 12 residents of Prairie Lake. For campground owners...

2 RV Rallies Boost Redmond, Ore., Economy

Tourism-related businesses are anticipating a big shot of business later this month and in August when hordes of recreational vehicle enthusiasts, vendors and fairgoers descend upon the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center in Redmond, Ore. The Bulletin of Bend, Ore.,...

Reynolds Brings Six Parks into KOA Fold

When Tom and Michele Reynolds added the Sacramento, Calif., KOA Campground to their collection of 12 California camping resorts in 2005, they weren't sure they wanted to keep it in the KOA system. "We were doing pretty well as an independent group," said Tom Reynolds,...

Pennsylvania Campers Recall June ’06 Flood

Last year, the Slumber Valley Campground west of Tunkhannock, Pa., was closed for the Fourth of July. A year later, the campground is still recovering from damage caused by flooding in June 2006, but it plans to be open for the holiday, according to the Tunkhannock...

Campfires Banned in Lake Tahoe Area

A high fire hazard prompted state officials to impose a "no campfires" order at popular campgrounds at Lake Tahoe and elsewhere in Nevada on June 28, according to The Associated Press. The order coincided with a "red flag" notice from Gov. Jim Gibbons for all 17...

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