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Conference Set for Campground Investors

The campground sector’s first national conference for investors and developers — The RV Park & Campground Investment Conference — will take place Oct. 17-19 at the McLean Hotel in McLean, Va. “The idea here is to recognize and provide a forum for people who are...

Neighbors Oppose South Carolina Park

Neighbors are opposing plans for a 230-site RV park in a rural area north of Spartanburg, S.C, according to the Tryon (N.C.) Daily Bulletin. Pat Knie, who owns property adjacent to the proposed site outside of Campobello, S.C., near the border of North and South...

Maryland ‘Campers’ Told to Go

In a court battle that has simmered for more than five years, a Cecil County judge ruled in June that Indian Acres near Cecilton on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, is a campground – not a subdivision. Deed restrictions say owners may live on lots, called “funsteads,” up to...

Park Trailer Shipments Dipped in 1st Qtr.

Shipments of recreational park trailers fell 20% during the first quarter, marking the first significant quarterly decline in shipments in more than four years, according to the Recreational Park Trailer Industry Association (RPTIA). Manufacturers reported 800...

Ariz. Housing Shortage = More Park Demand

Imagine leaving home and traveling hundreds of miles to a new job, only to discover there is barely any place to stay. The motels have “no vacancy” signs. Rental homes and apartments are taken. Even RV spaces are full. That’s pretty much the story in eastern Arizona...

Florida State Campground Gets Upgrades

A recreational vehicle campground near Florida’s Atlantic coast is to be outfitted with water and sewage lines as part of an effort to upgrade these facilities in state parks throughout the state, according to the TC Palm of Jupiter, Fla. Jonathan Dickinson State...

Campground Joins Oregon Park System

Washington County, Ore., got a big boost in recreational amenities last week with the opening of the 1,654-acre Stub Stewart State Park, the first new state park in the Oregon system with a full-service campground in more than 30 years, according to the Hillsboro...

Hoosier Site Eyed for New Campground

Leo Brown Group of Carmel, Ind., intends to develop an abandoned gravel quarry southeast of Mooresville, Ind., into a 500-acre campground, according to the Daily Journal of Franklin. The quarry straddles the Morgan-Johnson county line about 30 miles south of...

KOA Hosting CBS Early Show Aug. 2

The South Padre Island KOA Campground will host the national CBS Early Show on Aug. 2 as part of the show’s Great American Vacation Giveaway, according to a release from Kampgrounds of America (KOA) Inc. The CBS Early Show is traveling across the country this summer...

Bob Kropf Helped Pioneer Park Model Industry

Bob Kropf, former owner of Goshen, Ind.-based recreational park trailer builder Kropf Industries Inc., passed away Tuesday (July 10) following a long bout with cancer. He was 72. Kropf, who helped found the Recreational Park Trailer Industry Association (RPTIA), is...

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