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Ohio Owners Hold Fun Day and Park Tour

The Annual Fall Fun Day and Park Operators on Tour for the Ohio Campground Owners Association (OCOA) was held Oct. 16-17 at the Holiday Inn/Roberts Centre in Wilmington, Ohio, with over 25 campgrounds represented. On Oct. 16, the group participated in the “Fun Day”...

Virginia's Parks Might Get State Referrals

The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation is considering developing an informational kiosk program that would refer campers to private campgrounds when public parks are full, according to David Gorin, executive director of the Virginia Campground...

A Banner Year for ReserveAmerica

ReserveAmerica announced a record year across all channels for 2007, most notably with its advance online reservation results. The Ballston Spa, N.Y.-based company reached a record, with 65% of all reservations booked online, according to a news release. Some of...

Fed Cuts Interest Rate Quarter Point

The Federal Reserve cut a key interest rate by one-quarter of a percentage point today (Dec. 11), trying to keep the country out of recession, according to The Associated Press. The reduction in the federal funds rate to 4.25% marked the third rate cut in the past...

Alabama Park Evicting Year-Rounders

A public park near Huntsville, Ala., is shutting down temporarily to evict a handful of year-round campers. The move has some regulars fuming mad, but it's those regulars who are partly to blame for the shutdown, according to WAFF 48 News, Huntsville. The Marshall...

Sturgis, S.D., Campground May Go ‘Dry’

The Meade County Commission has refused to renew the liquor license of a large campground that operates near Bear Butte in South Dakota during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. A county official said Jay Allen’s alcohol license was denied because of unpaid bills, which...

Big Wave Damages B.C. Campgrounds

A rock slide following a heavy rain on Dec. 3 created a tsunami-like wave that buried a campground and damaged two others on the shores of Chehalis Lake in British Columbia. The incident likely occurred during the rain storm when part of a nearby mountain slid into...

Canadian Firm Buys Utah Town, RV Parks

A Canadian mining company that bought a mothballed uranium mill in Ticaboo, Utah, has now bought the entire private community from a Wyoming company, according to The Associated Press. Toronto's SXR Uranium One bought the south-central Utah town for its housing. The...

Study Favors Gorge RV Park Over Resort

A lumber company could make a profit from the first year if it developed a recreational vehicle campground instead of the upscale 245-unit destination resort it has proposed on a scenic portion of the Columbia River Gorge, an economic study commissioned by Friends of...

Ohio Ponders State Park Oil/Gas Drilling

As part of a debate on state energy policy, Ohio lawmakers are considering whether to allow drilling for oil and natural gas in state parks, according to The Associated Press. A measure that has been advancing forward in behind-the-scenes discussion would allow...

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