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New Nat. Park a Rock Climbing, Whitewater Paradise

A popular rock climbing and whitewater rafting destination in southeastern West Virginia has officially become a U.S. national park, thanks to the latest COVID-19 stimulus package, writes Meena Thiruvengdam for a report published by Travel + Leisure magazine. New...

Why is Prairie Creek Adding Gates to the Campground?

A plan to boost security for the north campgrounds at Prairie Creek Reservoir in Selma, Ind., has sparked confusion and frustration for some members of the public, according to a report by the Muncie Star Press. The 2020 season for the reservoir was a difficult one,...

Indiana Plastics Firm Unveils New KONG 20 Cooler

Elkhart Plastics LLC, a Myers Industries Inc. company based in Elkhart, Ind., continues to expand its KONG Coolers product line with the new KONG 20, according to a press release. The 20-quart cooler joins the brand's existing lineup, including five coolers ranging in...

Campgrounds in Pisgah National Forest Vandalized

Three campgrounds on Pisgah National Forest land in the Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina were struck by winter vandalism, according to a report by The Mountaineer. The Black Mountain, Carolina Hemlocks and Briar Bottom campgrounds were closed and...

Maine State Parks Break All-Time Attendance Record

For the first time, attendance at Maine’s state parks topped 3 million last year, despite parks being closed in the spring and the camping season delayed two to four weeks because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and...

Interior Dept. to Increase Broadband on Public Lands

The U.S. Department of the Interior on Monday (Jan. 11) announced three new actions by the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service to aggressively increase broadband Internet access in rural communities and reduce...

Organizers Optimistic About 2021 Quartzsite RV Show

The 38th annual Quartzsite Sports, Vacation & RV Show, set for Jan. 16-24 in Quartzsite, Ariz., and despite plenty of hurdles organizer and promoter Kimmy King is optimistic about this year’s installment. “We are full steam ahead,” King told RVBusiness Monday...

Resort at Canopy Oaks Celebrates Grand Opening

Do you want to venture out into the great outdoors on your next vacation? Or do you want to escape to the sandy shores of a tropical hideaway? Why not have both? You can at Resort at Canopy Oaks in Lake Wales, Fla., writes Allison Williams for a report published by...

Basecamp Looks to Expand to Growing Private Sector

Over the past 44 years, the Koeberer family has built Basecamp Hospitality into a formidable manager of campgrounds, marinas and other recreation services for federal, state and county parks in five Western states. By late 2020, Basecamp’s management portfolio...

Plan to Turn La. Golf Course Into RV Park Withdrawn

A proposed change to St. Tammany, La.'s zoning code that would have enabled the owner of a former golf course to develop it as an RV park was set for a vote before the Parish Council at its January meeting, but Councilmember Cheryl Tanner, who had sought the...

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