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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...

Residents Angry Over New Orleans RV Park

Nearly 100 Ama, La., residents yelled at Parish Councilman Brian Fabre for more than an hour Wednesday (June 27) because of his backing of a recreational vehicle park in this New Orleans suburb, which was approved more than 18 months ago and is now under construction,...

Inmates Helped Renovate Campground

The U.S. Forest Service is reopening the Alvarado Campground near Westcliffe, Colo., just in time for the July 4 holiday, according to the Wet Mountain Tribune. Located about 10 miles southwest of Westcliffe in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the campground has been...

Curtin Foresees 9.2% Drop in '07 Shipments

Interest rates, the slump in the housing market and fuel costs will factor into a 9.2% decline in RV shipments this year versus 2006, according to the summer issue of Roadsigns, a quarterly newsletter compiled for the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) by...

Maine Resort Renovation Completed

Owner Patty Stanley and Equity LifeStyle Properties Inc. recently completed a $4.5 million renovation of the Narrows Too camping resort near Trenton, Maine. The resort is near two of Maine’s most popular vacation destinations, Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park,...

Yellowstone Fire forces Evacuations

A fast-moving wildfire near West Yellowstone, Mont., forced evacuations Wednesday night (June 27) at some summer homes, a campground, a resort and some state game warden buildings, according to The Associated Press. Marna Daley, a spokeswoman for the Gallatin National...

Church Resumes Work on RV Park

Hurricane relief volunteers working in east Jackson County, Miss., will have more choices to stay once Haven Church completes its recreational vehicle park, according to The Mississippi Press. The church started building the sites for campers earlier this year. The...

Bill Monroe Music Park for Sale

The historic park that is the home of the Bill Monroe Bluegrass Hall of Fame and Museum in Bean Blossom, Ind., has been put up for sale for $3.9 million. The park is the annual gathering ground for bluegrass music fans. The park, with its camping facilities, museum,...

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