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R.I. Bond Proposal Would Give $74M to Outdoor Rec

Something unusual is happening next month. For the first time in decades, Rhode Island is holding a statewide election without any candidates on the ballot, according to The Providence Journal. Money is on the ballot on March 2, when voters will be asked to weigh in...

Outer Banks KOA to Host First Responders Weekend

The Outer Banks West/Currituck Sound Kampgrounds of America (KOA) and Blue Water Hospitality today (Feb. 22) announced that they will host a free appreciation weekend event March 26-28 for the region's frontline healthcare workers and first responders, according to a...

N.D.’s Theodore Roosevelt Park Has Up & Down Year

Visitation to North Dakota’s No. 1 tourist attraction fell last year, but it wasn’t all because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Journal-Courier. Theodore Roosevelt National Park saw about 558,000 visitors in 2020, the fewest since 2013. Visitation fell...

CampCalNOW Webinar to Focus on Online Bookings

The CampCalNOW Alliance of RV Parks and Campgrounds is planning to host a webinar with Campspot on the importance of online bookings on March 2 at 10 a.m. (PST). The title of the webinar is, The Importance of Online Booking & User Experience. "Your target campers...

Tree-Killing Bug Discovered in Michigan Campground

A tiny, invasive insect recently detected in a national park campground set off a flurry of activity among environmental experts determined to fend off the threat as long as possible, according to the Record Eagle. Evidence of hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) was found...

Ill. Campground Reservations Offline Through Feb. 28

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) has announced that point-of-sale license and permit systems and online license, permit, campground reservation, and registration services will be offline Feb. 23-28 as part of the transition to a new system that...

FMCA is Offering A Discounted 1-Year Enrollment Fee

Record numbers of people are discovering the advantages of RV travel, according to a release from FMCA. An RV provides a safer, more controlled way of vacationing and spending time in the outdoors, with all the associated physical and mental health benefits. To...

Camping World Holdings Acquires 1st Maine Location

Camping World Holdings Inc. has announced that an agreement has been signed to acquire Lee’s Family Trailer in Windham, Maine, according to a press release. The acquisition is anticipated to close in April and will be the company’s first location in the state of...

Texas Parks Deal With Blast of Cold, Wintry Weather

The record cold weather that has brought snow, single-digit temperatures, and power outages to many areas of Texas has also disrupted travel and sent park operators scrambling to repair frozen water lines. Teri Blaschke, who co-owns Hidden Valley RV Park in Von Ormy,...

Mich. City Gets $100,000 Grant for 52-Site Rustic Park

The city of Ishpeming, Mich., is set to become a camping destination, after a generous grant from the state of Michigan, according to ABC 10. Ishpeming has been granted $100,000 from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD). The grant will...

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