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Aussie Cities Seek 'RV Friendly' Title

Ararat, Australia, is attracting a new set of travelers following its recent classification as an “RV Friendly Town” by a national motorhome association. According to the Ararat Advertiser, the city is one of just two classified by the Campervan and Motorhome Club...

AAA Expects Slight Hike in Holiday Travel

Travelers this Thanksgiving are facing record high gas prices for November but they will not be deterred from seeing friends and family this holiday. AAA estimates that 38.7 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home this holiday, a modest 1.5% increase...

R.I. Campsite Reservation Plan A Hit

The state of Rhode Island has designed its new campground reservation system to relieve some of the stress and drama from outdoor recreation. But for now, at least, the scramble for campsites has apparently only shifted to earlier in the season, according to the...

Michigan Speedway Adds 300 Campsites

Camping is an experience like none other during a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekend at Michigan International Speedway (MIS) in Brooklyn, Mich. Because of its popularity, MIS has added 300 campsites to its Graves Farm Campground which will feature electric hookups and...

Florida Helps City Buy Land for Campground

Florida officials have agreed to pitch in $6.3 million to help the town of Fellsmere and Indian River County purchase more than 88 acres of preservation land, according to TCPalm.com. Fellsmere Mayor Sara Savage said she was confident prior to the Nov. 5 announcement...

Md. Lawmakers Eye State Park Aid

Maryland State Parks are experiencing crumbling infrastructure, shuttered visitors' centers and rising crime after recent funding cuts, but could become one of the top systems in the country with just a small funding increase, according to Southern Maryland Online....

Campground Home for Pipeline Workers

Cody Gay’s backyard is the 15-foot-wide strip of graveled ground between his camper trailer and his neighbor’s trailer. He cooks on his barbecue as often as possible because he said cooking inside his camper generates too much heat and too many grease splatters for...

LSI Names Camp-Resort of the Year

The Yogi Bear Jellystone Park at Birchwood Acres in Woodridge, N.Y., was named “Camp-Resort of the Year” for 2007 at Leisure Systems Inc.’s annual awards banquet on Nov. 1 at the Embassy Suites & NKY Convention Center in Covington, Ky. “I am not a humble person, but I...

Park Models Help Cavco Survive MH Dip

With the manufactured housing industry floundering, Phoenix-based Cavco Industries Inc. might be expected to sink as well. According to a report in the Arizona Republic, Cavco is the seventh-largest manufactured housing producer in the country, and most of its...

Jellystone Franchisees See Growth in '07

The latest report from Leisure Systems Inc. shows that its 71 Yogi Bear Jellystone Park camp-resort franchisees are growing in a challenging camping environment. LSI president and COO Rob Schutter Jr. shared some positive financial reports during the company’s annual...

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