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Popular Florida RV Park Raises Rates

The price of an overnight stay at Fort De Soto Park in Tierra Verde, Fla., just went up. As of Oct. 1, rates at the park increased from $25 per site to $30 for tents, vans and pop-ups and $35 for larger RVs, according to the St. Petersburg Times. Leah Hoffman,...

N.C. Board Weighs Lottery to End Wait List

The Clay County Board of Commissioners, faced with a waiting list the county manager says is 50 names long and complaints from people wanting a camping spot on Lake Chatuge that straddles Georgia and the western tip of North Carolina, are set to establish a lottery...

Kansas Inmates Building State Park Cabins

Visit the minimum-security section of the Hutchinson Correctional Facility in central Kansas on any weekday, and you’ll see a detail of inmates working to construct cabins for the state park system. Under the watchful eye of vocational instructors, they learn to do...

Keys Zone Change May Stifle RV Visits

The Monroe County Planning Commission barely passed a controversial zoning change on Sept. 26 that critics say could make RV spaces harder to come by for visitors to Florida’s Keys, according to keynoter.com. “If we pass this today,” warned Planning Commissioner...

Newport Dunes Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, Newport Beach, Calif., is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a series of special offers and events throughout 2008. Deemed the "Ritz of RV Parks" by the Los Angeles Times for its picturesque location and numerous luxury amenities,...

Parks Beautified on Public Lands Day

About 200 volunteers gathered Saturday (Sept. 29) at Fort Boonesborough State Park in Kentucky to help beautify the park in honor of National Public Lands Day, according to the Richmond (Ky.) Register. Eighteen different groups were formed and they all went to work at...

Nat. Reservation System Down Until Oct. 17

The National Recreation Reservation Service (NRRS) will not be available to accept reservations, changes or cancellations for federal campgrounds and recreation facilities between Oct. 1 and Oct. 16, according to a statement. This includes facilities managed by the...

CTPA Reviews Changes at State Confab

The California Travel Parks Association’s (CTPA) two-day convention Sept. 25-26 featured presentations by CTPA Executive Director Debbie Sipe and ARVC Chairman Max Gibbs as well as a keynote address by Lynn Carpenter-Shumann, deputy director of marketing for the...

Fed's Rate Cut Could Bolster RV Sales

The RV industry should profit from the Federal Reserve’s half-point cut in the federal funds rate, helping to nudge potential buyers off the fence as the move effectively lowered the prime lending rate to 7.75%. “The cut will help the overall industry, but benefit...

Mich. State Gov't. Shutdown Shortlived

A partial shutdown of Michigan's government ended after a little more than four hours Monday (Oct. 1), according to The Associated Press. Gov. Jennifer Granholm asked state workers to show up for their normal Monday shifts. Services that already had been disrupted –...

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