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Beetles, Winds Close Two Campgrounds

Two popular lakeside campgrounds on Lake Dillon in Summit County, Colo., were closed this week and will likely stay closed for weeks because of the pine beetle and strong winds, according to CBS4 Denver. The Heaton Bay campground was closed because rangers had been...

NomadISP Brings Internet to RV Parks

Welcome to the new world of camping, where Internet access is almost as important as having enough firewood. “It used to be that when campers would make reservations at an RV park, they would ask if the park had water, electricity and sewer,” said Kelly Hogan, CEO of...

R.I. State Parks Eye Reservation Service

Rhode Island officials are considering proposals from three companies that hope to provide a reservation service for the state parks system, according to the Providence Journal. A state committee is reviewing the bids from US eDIRECT Inc., ReserveAmerica Holdings Inc....

City Agrees to Pay RV Park’s Water Bill

The Keene, Texas, city council has agreed to pay for water to Doc’s City RV Park until a suit with the owner is resolved, according to the Cleburne Times-Review. Owner Bret “Doc” Berkman filed the lawsuit against Keene after he discovered an agreement between the...

Toronto RV Park Plan Stalls at City Hall

Toronto councillors put the brakes on efforts to get the city involved in creating an RV park. "I don't believe this is a core function of the city – to provide an RV site," said Councillor Kyle Rae, chairman of Toronto's economic development committee, according to...

Camping Remains Popular on Outer Banks

North Carolina’s Outer Banks historically has been an inexpensive place to park trailers and campers for a weekend, a season or longer. As real estate values skyrocketed, however, bigger developments have replaced some campgrounds and travel trailer parks, according...

Alaska Park Owners Face Visitor Decline

The Alaska Campground Owners Association (ACOA) grappled with declining membership participation and steadily falling camper nights at its Spring Convention May 4-6 in Anchorage. Only a third of ACOA’s 69 member campgrounds were represented at the convention, which...

RVRA Survey: Rentals Headed for Strong 2007

RV rental companies are anticipating another strong year, according to a new survey of Recreation Vehicle Rental Association (RVRA) members. According to a press release, companies responding to the association’s annual survey report RV rental activity will be up an...

RPTIA Forming Panel to Update ANSI Standard

The Newnan, Ga.-based Recreational Park Trailer Industry Association (RPTIA) is asking for volunteers to serve as members of an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Canvass Committee that will revise and update the national construction and safety standard for...

New Mexico’s Upscale Sky City RV Park Opens

The Sky City RV Park in Acoma, N.M., was unveiled during a soft opening in late May. The 42-site, state-of-the-art RV park is located on I-40, about 50 miles west of Albuquerque and adjacent to the Sky City Casino and Hotel. All of the park’s full-service spaces are...

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