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Texans Weigh Upgrades to Popular Park

Cedar Hill State Park southwest of Dallas is the state’s most popular campsite, with more than 100 miles of lakeshore on Joe Pool Lake and hundreds of hookup sites that are now in need of expensive upgrades. Jan Barker and her family have been cooking and camping here...

Calif. State Parks Fill with Fire Victims

Rangers at state parks in and around San Clemente provided refuge for a second straight night to evacuees from Southern California wildfires, according to the Orange County Register. The 161-space San Mateo Campground straddling San Clemente's border with Camp...

ORCA Learns About Oregon Sign Program

Roger Thompson, president of the Oregon RV Park and Campground Association (ORCA), updated members on ORCA activities at the group’s first one-day fall meeting Oct. 10 at the Premier RV Resort in Salem. He spoke about the new ORCA directory, which went to print this...

Campground Owner Snarled in Tax Dispute

Walter Toomer runs a small campground in eastern Pennsylvania during the summers. Since opening three seasons ago, he has yet to turn a profit. He owns no land. And Pike County just assessed his business at a value of $1 million, according to the Pocono Record. The...

Snowbirds Descend on Arizona Parks

The chill in the air and dusting of snow on the mountains are signs the annual snowbird migration is on, according to a report in the Deseret Morning News, Salt Lake City. In Utah, that means recreational vehicle dealers are seeing a rush of customers whose rigs need...

Monaco Developing Two New Resorts

Answering a need for more high-end U.S. resorts, Monaco Coach Corp. plans to develop two upscale RV properties in California and Florida in 2008. Construction is slated for the first half of next year on a 350- to 400-site RV resort in La Quinta, Calif., near Palm...

RVDA, ARC Call for National Park Upgrades

The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) has joined with the American Recreation Coalition (ARC) and other outdoor recreation interests to urge congressional support for start-up appropriation of $50 million to help fund a new, 10-year program to enhance the...

RVers Challenge Parking Ban in Calif. City

Lawyers retained by RV and boat enthusiasts in Antioch, Calif., have sent a letter to city officials, warning that any effort to restrict the parking of recreational vehicles on private property will not stand in court. "An exercise of the police power such as that...

FRVTA Confab Examines Site Availability

A landmark piece of legislation establishing guidelines for RV dealers and manufacturers operating in Florida led a list of initiatives laid out during the 27th Annual Florida RV Trade Association’s (FRVTA) State Convention Sept. 6-8 at the Sanibel Harbour Resort and...

Ore. Park Developer Dies in Trailer Fire

A World War II veteran who developed Flycasters RV Park in Shady Cove, Ore., was found dead inside the burnt-out hulk of his trailer Monday (Oct. 8), according to the Mail Tribune, Medford. A neighbor Monday afternoon saw a plume of smoke billowing from the...

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