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Wash. Fishing Resort on Sale Block

Nestled along the southwestern edge of the Strait of Juan de Fuca on Washington’s coast, the small town of Sekiu has a memorable history of sport salmon fishing that dates back before World War II. It’s not uncommon at the height of summer to see no-vacancy signs...

Ohio Campground Owners Get Top KOA Award

Garry and Vicki Cole, owners of two Kampgrounds of America Inc. parks in Ohio, were named as recipients of KOA's annual Franchisee of the Year Award for 2008 during last week’s KOA convention. This year’s KOA meeting was part of a first-ever joint convention during...

New Illinois Park Draws National Audience

The Marion (Ill.) Campground and RV Park is drawing campers from all over the country. The campground, owned by Jerry and Kim Ross and managed by Julie Ross, opened for business April 1, offers 58 year-around campsites and 27 pull-through sites that feature all the...

R.I. Reservation Service Starts Nov. 14

As New Englanders busily plan ski trips for the winter, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is already focusing on next spring, calling on outdoors types to begin claiming their favorite campsites. The state’s first-ever campground...

Full-Time Tenn. RVers Fight for Right to Vote

When your home is the open road, where do you register to vote? The Associated Press reported that a total of 286 people who live full time in their recreational vehicles were dropped from the voter rolls in one Tennessee county over the past two years because they...

Friend Communications Aligns with Magellan

Friend Communications has partnered with ITS/Magellan Services, placing the firm’s campground reservation network on prominent, global travel sites such as Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity and over 400,000 travel agencies worldwide. "Our partnership with ITS/Magellan...

Lake Erie Cabins No Done Deal

Ohio state agencies will have a big say in whether tourist cabins sprout up along Lake Erie’s Conneaut Harbor in northeastern Ohio, Port Authority members said this week. The port panel had planned to convene a special meeting to discuss short- and long-term projects,...

Minnesota Campgrounds Had Good Season

Main speaker Karl Mulle, a psychotherapist and motivational lecturer from Edina, Minn., talked about the challenge of keeping a positive attitude in the workplace during the Minnesota Resort & Campground Association’s Fall Conference, Oct. 22-24, at Arrowwood Resort...

Calif. Parks See 20% Hike in May Bookings

On Nov. 1, opening day for making May camping reservations at California's state parks, campers made 8,472 camping reservations, a 20% increase from last year and an all-time record for that day, according to a news release. On this day last year, California state...

Ohio Man Buys Defunct Campground

Steve Guilkey of McCutchenville, Ohio, has purchased the defunct campground behind the McCutchenville Speedway and hopes to open the new Island View Campground in the spring, according to the Tiffin (Ohio) Advertiser-Tribune. To be located in northwest Ohio, the...

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