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South Dakota Park Celebrates Milestone

Scenic Park has become the crown jewel among South Sioux City, S.D., parks since it was established 40 years ago and will celebrate the milestone with a birthday party on Friday (July 20), according to the Sioux City Journal. The 134-acre park features wooded...

RVers Prefer Wi-Fi over Swimming Pools

Operators of RV parks who do not offer their guests free high speed wireless Internet access (Wi-Fi) may want to change their ways. According to a June survey by RVtravel.com, far more RVers would choose a park that offered free Wi-Fi over one that offered only a...

KOA Cites 3.3% Camper Increase for '07

The number of campers visiting Kampgrounds of America (KOA) Inc. parks this summer continues to climb, up 3.3 percent through July 16 over the same period in 2006, the company reported in a news release on Wednesday (July 18). “Our camper night numbers are up...

Equestrian Focus for Carolina RV Park

A drive down the streets of Landrum, S.C., and nearby Polk County in North Carolina was evidence enough to convince Gus Meyers, Todd Parris and Chuck Piazza, owners of I-26 TGC LLC, that a high-end RV park with an equestrian focus would be a success in the area,...

ARVC/KOA to Hold Joint Conventions

The National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds (ARVC) is teaming up with Kampgrounds of America (KOA) Inc. to present the largest outdoor hospitality expo on record in November at the Phoenix Convention Center and Hyatt Regency Phoenix Hotel. And, for the first...

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...

Calif. City Gets Return on Upscale RV Park

The new upscale recreational vehicle parking taking shape in Red Bluff, Calif., has been cause for comment and some mild concern in recent days, according to the Red Bluff Daily News. The "Big Rig Friendly" Durango RV Resorts will have 175 spaces and be able to...

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...

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