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Upscale South Carolina Resort Delayed

A proposal to build an upscale, 230-lot RV park, which has created worry among some of its potential neighbors in northern Spartanburg County, S.C., will not be on the agenda at the Aug. 7 meeting of the Spartanburg County Planning Commission, according to the...

RV Hall of Fame Induction Tonight

About 400 people are expected to attend the induction dinner tonight (Aug. 6) for 10 new members of the RV/MH Hall of Fame at the hall’s new facility adjacent to the Indiana Toll Road in Elkhart, Ind. The hall opened to the public in late March. “The crowd for the...

Wisconsin Couple Updates Campground

Bob Paral, co-owner of Apple Creek Campground in De Pere, Wis., has been in the camping industry for 50 years and has watched it expand, especially as Baby Boomers retire young with money to spend, according to the Green Bay Press Gazette. “They demand the services,...

Boy Survives Cougar Attack in Canada

A 12-year-old boy is recovering in a hospital after he was attacked by a cougar at a campground in western Canada, police said on Thursday (Aug. 2), according to Reuters. The boy's family heard his screams and a man was able to pull the cougar off, but not before the...

Fire Hazard Closes Some Alberta Parks

The Alberta provincial government has taken the rare step of closing 17 campgrounds in the southwestern corner of the province, out of the fear of wildfires, according to AM 770, CHQR, Calgary. The fire hazard in Alberta is listed as “extreme.” A total of 104 other...

S. Padre Island KOA on CBS Morning Show

The South Padre Island, Texas, KOA Campground played host on Thursday (Aug. 2) to the CBS “Morning Show” broadcast. Drawing the attention of a national media was Kampgrounds of America Inc.’s (KOA) involvement as a national sponsor of the Great American Vacation...

Iowa Campgrounds Note Upturn

Whether it’s the smell of the fresh air, the recreational opportunities on the lake, the taste of s’mores toasted over a campfire or simply a get-a-way, more people seem to be going camping at area parks this summer, according to the Ottumwa (Iowa) Courier. “This has...

Infected Bison Force Campground Closings

Wildlife officials found more dead bison infected by anthrax at the Wood Buffalo National Park in Canada’s Northwest Territories, forcing park officials to keep campgrounds closed last weekend, according to CBC News. A total of 10 infected bison were found in the...

PRVCA Lobbies for Later School Start

The Pennsylvania RV and Camping Association (PRVCA) will continue its lobbying efforts this fall at the state legislature for the Post Labor Day School Start bill. The bill (HB 258) was voted out of the tourism committee in June and is expected to be discussed on the...

LSI Resorts Note Expansions

Two Leisure Systems Inc. Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts added multi-million dollar improvements to their parks this summer. In late June the Hagerstown, Md., Jellystone Park held a ribbon-cutting for the new Yogi Bear’s Water Zone, a 3,200-square-foot interactive pool...

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