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Colo. KOA’s ‘Workaround’ Draws Warning From Officials

Houston, Texas, massage therapist Ashley Sellers was looking for advice on where to stay in Ouray, Colo., when she posted on social media May 4, according to the Plaindealer.  “Sorry, we are from Texas they opened almost everything here,” she wrote. “I was reading a...

Fireside Chats Will Resume June 1 Due to Holiday

WCM Fireside Chats will resume June 1 due to Memorial Day. A lineup of guests for that show has not been finalized yet. The webinars are co-hosted by Ben Quiggle, editor of Woodall’s Campground Management magazine and administrator of WOODALLSCM.com, a publication...

Built on Historical Island, KOA Adapts to Flooding, COVID

Throughout history, the often-repeated stories of immigrants coming to the U.S. from foreign lands to pursue their dreams in business and in life has been the embodiment of the American Dream. But while the U.S. campground industry is filled with examples of...

Care Camps Big Weekend Goes Virtual; Support Needed

Moved to a virtual format this year in response to the COVID-19 crisis, Kampgrounds of America Inc.'s (KOA) Care Camps Big Weekend was still a success, according to Jennifer Mercer, Care Camps' director of development. Held at the beginning of May, normally Big...

Most Jellystone Parks Open For Memorial Day Wkd.

As Memorial Day weekend nears, Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts across North America are preparing to welcome guests at most of its locations across the country, according to a press release. Nearly 70 Jellystone Park locations are already open or will be by...

OIA Is Spreading the Word to ‘Recreate Responsibly’

EDITOR'S NOTE: As states begin to loosen restrictions and the public descends on National Parks, campgrounds and other areas of the outdoors, Lise Aangeenbrug, executive director of the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA), issued the following plea on behalf of the...

Fla. RV Resorts Report Brisk Business for Memorial Day

While occupancies vary at campgrounds and RV parks across Florida, some park operators say they will be busier than normal this Memorial Day weekend because of COVID-19. Some parks are also sold out for the holiday weekend. “People are want to get outside and enjoy...

Senate to Vote on Great American Outdoors Act in June

EDITOR'S NOTE: It appears as if the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) is headed for an early June vote on Capitol Hill, according to the following release from the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR). The bill, championed by Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Sen. Steve...

Ind. Campgrounds to Open for Memorial Day Weekend

Following the behind-the-scenes efforts by many, including the Indiana Manufactured Housing Association-Recreation Vehicle Indiana Council (IMHA-RVIC), private campgrounds and RV parks in Indiana can open Friday (May 22) – just in time for Memorial Day Weekend – as...

Survey: Short Road Trips this Memorial Day Weekend

Digital automotive marketplace and solutions provider Cars.com recently revealed its latest research that found while 64% of Americans will not travel this Memorial Day weekend due to COVID-19, 36% still plan to take a trip. Of those planning to travel, 75% will do so...

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