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Forest Service Closes Arizona Campground

The U.S. Forest Service announced on April 2 that it will close Hoyer Campground near Greer, Ariz., this summer because of problems with a wastewater treatment facility. A news release said the Forest Service will refund about $10,000 in campsite reservation fees,...

Massachusetts Park Owners Elect New Officers

The Massachusetts Association of Campground Owners (MACO) elected new officers for 2008 at its annual meeting March 15 in Springfield, Mass. The meeting was held in conjunction with the Northeast Campground Association’s Northeast Conference on Camping....

RV Park Development on Tribal Lands Eyed

The first ever conference designed to help Native Americans develop and operate RV parks and campgrounds is scheduled for May 13-14 in Phoenix, Ariz. “Many Indian tribes have identified RV parks as being viable economic development projects and have included...

ARVC-Michigan Reaches Out to Non-Members

The Michigan Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC-Michigan) tried something new to attract newcomers to its Spring Convention March 26-28 at the Valley Plaza Resort in Midland, Mich. The depressed Michigan economy called for creative marketing so Executive...

May 1 Opening for Oregon Resort

Aventura Resorts Inc., a developer of upscale RV resorts, announced that Sunshine Ridge will be open to the public for rental of RV sites starting May 1. Aventura is renovating the old Western Horizons Columbia River Gorge Resort at Mosier, Ore. The resort lies just...

‘The Rally’ Gives Industry ‘Shot in Arm’

Amid strong economic headwinds more than 9,000 people in rigs -- including walk-ins -- attended Affinity Group Inc.'s (AGI) ninth edition of The Rally March 14-17 at the renovated Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter in Perry, Ga. "It is a fabulous facility and...

South Carolina to Host Campground Cookoff

The first Campground Cookoff in South Carolina will be held Sept. 19-21 at the Calhoun Falls State Recreation Area on Lake Russell. The event is supported by the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism and developed by the Old 96 District Tourism...

Michigan RV Park Proposal to Get Hearing

A 676-site RV park is being proposed for the site of the Chemung Hills Golf Course in Livingston County, Mich. The proposal for the 156-acre plot of land, located west of Detroit, is an RV park and campground with attractions including miniature golf, nature trails,...

Pennsylvania Upgrading Two State Parks

Two popular Pennsylvania state parks that date from the 1930s are upgrading their facilities for the 2008 camping season. Ten cabins recently were renovated with new flooring and new furniture and four new restrooms were completed to replace the old latrine system at...

Big Crowd Attends Wisconsin Conference

One of the largest state campground association meetings of the year attracted 627 people – 450 of them representing 127 campgrounds – to the 45th annual Wisconsin Association of Campground Owners (WACO) Convention & Trade Show March 13-15 at the Holiday Inn Hotel &...

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