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Albertan Creates 'Eco-Village' RV Park

If Dale and Virginia Eklund needed to saturate the market with an advertising slogan, it would be "From Pasture to Paradise." According to the Edmonton (Alberta) Journal, the Eklunds' unusual idea for a seasonal RV park catering strictly to folks over 50 came to him a...

600,000 Visitors Heading for New Hampshire

Columbus Day weekend, beginning today (Oct. 5), is expected to be one of the best ever in terms of visitors and spending, according to a report prepared for the New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism Development by the Institute for New Hampshire Studies. Almost...

Michigan Campground Owner Battles Mine

A Grand Rapids, Mich., campground owner said allowing a mining operation next door will doom his business, but the Plainfield Township Board says the limited-run excavation is inevitable, according to The Grand Rapids Press. What board members need to work out are the...

Alcohol-Free Equestrian Resort Planned

A property owner in Bland County, Va., is seeking to build a new campground to provide access to the nearby Jefferson National Forest for horseback riders and hikers, according to Southwest Virginia Today, Richlands, Va. Troy Phillips presented his business plan to...

AGI Announces Partnership with Digital Rez

Affinity Group Inc. (AGI) announced on Wednesday (Oct. 3) the formation of a strategic alliance with Digital Rez International Inc., the world’s leading provider of campground and RV park management and reservation software. According to a press release, the long-term...

Surprise Letter Stalls Campground Project

Plans for a recreational campground in Lower Fairmount on Maryland’s Eastern Shore continue to be on hold after the property owner learned in a July letter he could not proceed without a sewer and water allocation, according to the Crisfield Times. J. Daniel Foltz of...

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...

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