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Campers Rescued at Pa. Campground

Four people were treated at hospitals after a water rescue at the Slumber Valley Campground near Meshoppen in north central Pennsylvania that had a happy ending on Saturday, according to the Tunkhannock New Age Examiner. Rescue units were called to the campground...

Ski Co. Buys Colorado Campground

The Aspen Skiing Co. (SkiCo) closed Tuesday (July 31) on the purchase of the Aspen Basalt Campground for $5.55 million from owners Rich and Bonnie Nichols, according to the Aspen Daily News. SkiCo employees are now managing the campground and plan to operate it for...

Escapees Club Passes Reins to 3rd Gen.

Cathie and Bud Carr, opting for a full-time RV lifestyle, have turned the reins of the 65,000-member Escapees RV Club over to their daughter-in-law, Angie, who will serve as executive director of the Livingston, Texas-based organization. According to a press release,...

RPTIA/N.J. Campground Assn. Join Forces

The Recreational Park Trailer Industry Association (RPTIA) and the New Jersey Campground Owners Association (NJCOA) are joining forces on several fronts to ward off an administrative ruling by the state of New Jersey that could stifle the park model business in the...

Calif. Adopts ‘RV Friendly’ Highway Signage

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed legislation adopting the “RV Friendly” highway sign logo for use in the state’s commercial logo program for gas, food and lodging businesses. The “RV Friendly” sign is a round, yellow reflector sign with “RV” featured...

'Wal-Mart' Campers Upset Park Owners

Bev and Gerry Matkovich were happy campers July 26 as they enjoyed the free overnight parking for their motorhome in the parking lot on the northeast (Wal-Mart) end of the Southland Mall in Regina, Saskatchewan, according to the Regina Leader-Post. While the retired...

Campers Make Summer Home at Libby’s

Bill Simpson jolted his arms above his head and started screaming. “Yeee!” he shouted after hanging up the phone with Ken Knight, the manager of Libby’s Oceanside Camp located on Maine’s southern coast. Knight had called to confirm the Simpsons’ summer reservation at...

Oxley to Address Campground Conference

Michael Oxley, former chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Banking & Finance, will be the keynote speaker at the RV Park & Campground Investment Conference Oct. 17-19 in McLean, Va. Oxley will speak on the topic: “The Economic Outlook for Discretionary Income &...

State Rep. Questions Mich. DNR Request

A Cheboygan, Mich., lawmaker questioned a funding request for campground improvements in the wake of this month’s closure of 20 rustic campgrounds in northern Michigan, according to the Cheboygan Daily Tribune. State Rep. Kevin Elsenheimer, R-Bellaire, raised concerns...

Campground Closed in ‘Sting’ Operation

The Jumbo Rocks campground in the Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California was temporarily closed this week due to increased bee activity, according to the Twentynine Palms (Calif.) Desert Trail. During the closure trash bins will be replaced and bee activity...

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