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Wis. Parks Coexist With Wal-Mart Camping

At the front of Dan and Linda Rowland’s recreational vehicle is a Texas license plate and a sign that reads “Home is where we park it.” Four years ago the couple sold their house and became “full-timers,” traveling the country and living out of their RV, according to...

Thousand Trails Offering Free Wi-Fi

Keeping pace with an industrywide trend, Thousand Trails/Leisure Time Resorts is now offering free Wi-Fi service at 57 of the 59 parks in its system – primarily from an on-site family or adult lodge, although some parks have it available at campsites near the lodge....

ARVC to Offer Guest Survey Service

The National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) is rolling out a new program to provide a free guest satisfaction survey service as a member benefit beginning in early 2008. “Guest satisfaction surveys have a proven track record of success in other...

Mo. City Ups RV Park Rates from $7 to $10

The Gainesville, Mo., board of aldermen approved raising the rates at the city’s RV park from $7 per night to $10 per night, beginning Oct. 1, according to the Ozark County Times. “We’ve done improvements at the park,” said Gainesville Mayor Terry Sheppard during the...

S.C. State Park to Get Road Upgrades

Visitors to Huntington Beach State Park south of Myrtle Beach, S.C., will have a smoother ride by next spring after $1.2 million in paving and repaving are finished, according to the Myrtle Beach Sun News. The existing roads and paved parking spaces will be...

Tenn. County Grandfathers Porches/Decks

After a contentious three hours of discussion, the Sullivan County (Tenn.) Commission agreed Sept. 17 to allow long-term campers in private campgrounds to keep their existing porches and decks, according to TriCities.com in Johnson City. The commission was scheduled...

End of An Era for B.C. Campground

At the waterfront campground in Jordan River, British Columbia, provided by Western Forest Products (WFP), tourists lazed in the sun this week, taking in the spectacular ocean views and watching a passing whale. But campers and surfers, who prize the waves that roll...

Nebraska Recreation Project on Schedule

The $10 million Pigeon Creek/Jones Creek watershed drainage and recreation project near Hubbard, Neb., is on track for completion in 2011, according to the Sioux City Journal. The project will not only protect thousands of acres of farmland from flooding and erosion,...

Farmhouse Moved to Iowa Campground

A homestead located just east of Tama, Iowa, gave way to progress last week — the planned rerouting of U.S. 30 will place an expressway interchange about square in the middle of the barn yard. As a result, the home built in 1951 was moved to a new location — the...

Fed Cuts Rates to Prevent Slump

The Federal Reserve cut a key interest rate for the first time in four years, seeking with an aggressive half-point move to prevent a steep housing slump and turbulent financial markets from triggering a recession. The Associated Press reported that the Fed announced...

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