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N.Y. Parks Opened To Recreational Campers May 25

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced campgrounds could open Monday (May 25), but many are still waiting on further guidance, like Riverforest Park in Weedsport, according to CNY Central. Rod and Jen Corrado had to cancel over sixty campsite reservations for this past weekend...

N.Y. Town Adds Two New Cabins to Local Campground

On a slight bluff overlooking New York's Lake Champlain in the Bulwagga Bay Campground, two new cabins were nestled into place last week by a contractor who said he’d never delivered to a prettier site, according to The Sun. Never mind that vacationing is in a state...

Maine Owners Enjoy Opening for Memorial Day Wkd.

Just a few weeks ago, the phone at the Megunticook Campground in Rockport, Maine, was ringing off the hook, for all the wrong reasons, according to the Bangor Daily News. Gov. Janet Mills had called for campgrounds, and most other things in the state, to close because...

Vermont Campground Owners Feel ‘Lost in the Shuffle’

Local campground owners in Vermont are wondering how to keep their businesses alive given the restrictions put in place by state officials because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Brattleboro Reformer. "It feels like campgrounds got lost in the shuffle,"...

ARVC to Host Prospective Owners Workshop June 4

As the COVID-19 crisis began to impact the RV park and campground sectors, the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) knew it still wanted to host its planned prospective owners workshop, but obviously the in-person event wasn't going to work anymore....

Mich. Campground Offers Free Sites to Flood Victims

Midland Fairgrounds is offering its campground space for those displaced by recent flooding following excessive rains and a dam failure in mid-Michigan earlier last week, according to a report today by the Midland Daily News. Midland Fairgrounds has modern bathhouses,...

April Wholesale RV Shipments Drop 82% Due to Crisis

As expected, due to nationwide retail and manufacturing shutdowns during the month related to the COVID-19 pandemic response, the RV Industry Association's (RVIA) April 2020 survey of manufacturers found that total RV shipments were reduced significantly, ending the...

Gorin: 13 Lessons From Crisis For Small Businesses

Editor's note: David Gorin was the president and CEO of the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) from 1987 to 2001 and was the executive director of the Virginia Campground Association from 2002-2011. He founded David Gorin Associates LLC in 2002...

NPS Prepares to Enforce Social Distancing This Wkd.

As the Memorial Day weekend approaches, the National Park Service (NPS) has begun reopening some big-name national parks closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, but advocates are raising concerns about crowds and limited staffing to enforce social distancing, according...

S.C. Parks to Open Water Amenities, Expect Busy Wkd.

Campground and RV resort operators across South Carolina are reporting strong demand for campsites, with some parks being nearly sold out for Memorial Day weekend, according to a press release. “People just want to get outside and spend quality time with their...

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