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Campfires Banned in Lake Tahoe Area

A high fire hazard prompted state officials to impose a "no campfires" order at popular campgrounds at Lake Tahoe and elsewhere in Nevada on June 28, according to The Associated Press. The order coincided with a "red flag" notice from Gov. Jim Gibbons for all 17...

Residents Angry Over New Orleans RV Park

Nearly 100 Ama, La., residents yelled at Parish Councilman Brian Fabre for more than an hour Wednesday (June 27) because of his backing of a recreational vehicle park in this New Orleans suburb, which was approved more than 18 months ago and is now under construction,...

Limit Set on Stays at Virginia Park

Bedford County, Va., campground owners, especially those around the popular Smith Mountain Lake southeast of Roanoke, have found themselves victims of an overreaching county zoning ordinance, according to the Lynchburg News & Advance. Mitchell’s Point Marina and...

Maine Resort Renovation Completed

Owner Patty Stanley and Equity LifeStyle Properties Inc. recently completed a $4.5 million renovation of the Narrows Too camping resort near Trenton, Maine. The resort is near two of Maine’s most popular vacation destinations, Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park,...

Yellowstone Fire forces Evacuations

A fast-moving wildfire near West Yellowstone, Mont., forced evacuations Wednesday night (June 27) at some summer homes, a campground, a resort and some state game warden buildings, according to The Associated Press. Marna Daley, a spokeswoman for the Gallatin National...

Church Resumes Work on RV Park

Hurricane relief volunteers working in east Jackson County, Miss., will have more choices to stay once Haven Church completes its recreational vehicle park, according to The Mississippi Press. The church started building the sites for campers earlier this year. The...

Bill Monroe Music Park for Sale

The historic park that is the home of the Bill Monroe Bluegrass Hall of Fame and Museum in Bean Blossom, Ind., has been put up for sale for $3.9 million. The park is the annual gathering ground for bluegrass music fans. The park, with its camping facilities, museum,...

Gas Prices Not Hurting Ohio Parks

With gas prices climbing, one industry is booming – campgrounds and RV parks, according to the Wooster (Ohio) Daily Record. Despite the increase in fuel costs, campers still are coming out for the summer in northeast Ohio, many times staying even longer than before...

Dad Saves Sons from Charging Bear

A 300-pound black bear raided a family’s campsite, and the father saved his sons from harm by throwing a log at the beast, killing it with a single blow, according to The Associated Press. Chris Everhart and his three sons were camping in the Chattahoochee National...

Campsites at Premium in Denver Area

Finding a campsite on a weekend in the Denver area can be very difficult, according to Denver’s Rocky Mountain News. It’s a trend that’s been complicated in recent years because many people are camping closer to home due to higher fuel prices. There are about 1,000...

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