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New Jersey to Amend Park Model Regulations?

The state of New Jersey has reportedly agreed to back off residency rules that threatened to evict residents this fall at a Cape May County campground, according to The Press of Atlantic City.  About 60 residents of Carol Lynn Resorts in Woodbine met with state Sen. Jeff Van Drew, D-Cape May, Cumberland, Atlantic, about the state's decision last year to impose a six-month residency limit on seasonal campgrounds.  Van Drew announced that the state Department of Community Affairs will grandfather... Read more

Campgrounds Brace for Sturgis Bike Rally

Main Street in downtown Sturgis, S.D., already was filling up with motorcycles on Wednesday (July 29), in anticipation of the start of the 65th annual Sturgis bike rally. So are the area's campgrounds, according to the Rapid City Journal.  The recession doesn't seem to be affecting attendance, at least at the start of the weeklong event.  David Boone, Sturgis city manager, said he has a gut feeling this will be a bigger rally than last year, both from the swelling rumble of bikes in... Read more

Hurricane Season is Upon Some of Us; Are You Ready?

The following advice was provided by Lucas Hartford, president of Evergreen USA RRG Inc. For more information, visit www.evergreenusa.com.  The Atlantic hurricane season technically starts June 1 each year, but the majority of the action does not start until after Aug. 1, which is already upon us.  Some campgrounds and RV parks are located in geographic areas where hurricanes are a regular occurrence. Other camping resorts are located in areas where the danger of a hurricane is minimal. So, for... Read more

5 People Hit by Lightning at Quebec Campground

Five people were recovering Wednesday (July 29) after being injured by lightning during a thunderstorm Tuesday afternoon at a Quebec campground in La Conception, about 80 miles northwest of Montreal, according to canada.com.  Three of the victims were hurt when lightning struck the admission kiosk at the entrance to the campground at 4 p.m.  A man and woman sheltering under a camper awning were also injured by lightning strikes. The woman was the most seriously hurt, but her injuries are not considered... Read more

Writer: Raising Fees on RV Park Not the Answer

Editor's Note: This analysis was written by Julian Gothard and distributed by examiner.com.    Dockweiler Beach RV Park In response to the city of Los Angeles self-inflicted fiscal crisis, the L.A. Department of Beaches and Harbors recently announced that it is considering raising charges at its Dockweiler Beach RV Park. Fees at L.A. County's only RV park located on the beach would soar from $45 for a front row spot to $65! Unfortunately, some basic market research comparisons and rudimentary... Read more

Tennessee RV Park in Center of Controversy

The Carter County Planning Commission in eastern Tennessee met briefly before visiting a couple of sites in Butler Tuesday afternoon (July 28), including the RV campground currently being built on the property of Cove Ridge Marina, which has been the center of an ongoing controversy involving property owners in the Point Eight Pines Subdivision, according to the Elizabethton (Tenn.) Star.  Resident Pat Middleton said the RV campground must be at least 50 feet from a resident's property line.... Read more

Storm Floods Northwest Indiana Campsites

The quirky weather of summer 2009 dealt a one-two punch Tuesday (July 28) that caused flooding and power outages and disrupted vacation campouts in a lakeside sliver of northeastern Porter County in northwest Indiana, according to the Gary Post Tribune.  "It was relentless. We were getting sideways rain in the first one," said Brandt Maugham, Indiana Dunes State Park property manager, describing the first storm off the lake around 2 p.m.  About an hour later with power at the town hall... Read more

Actual Cuts to California State Parks–$39M

The LAist got its hands on some concrete information from California State Parks Director Ruth Coleman on the recently passed budget, and it's pretty shocking, according to The Modern Hiker, a Southern california hiking blog written by Casey Shreiner.  According to Coleman, with all of the money-shuffling, fund-raiding, furloughs, and reduced tax revenues in the 2009-2010 budget, California's State Parks are actually getting short-changed by about $39 million, which will almost definitely... Read more

New Hampshire Parks Adding Yurts and Cabins

New Hampshire State Parks are offering more than tent or RV sites for camping options, according to the Associated Press.  As part of a $6 million capital improvement project, the park system recently added yurts and cabins to Pawtuckaway State Park and Milan Hill State Park.  Yurts, which can fit six people, are canvas-sided structures that can be used year-round.  New Hampshire State Parks has 19 campgrounds throughout the state.  Read More →

Beetle Work Closes Wyoming Campgrounds

The U.S. Forest Service's Laramie (Wyo.) Ranger District is closing several campgrounds and picnic areas in the southeast portion of the state while crews clear out trees killed by bark beetles.  District Ranger Larry Sandoval Jr. says the beetle-killed trees pose a safety hazard to visitors because the trees could fall, according to the Associated Press.  The district on Tuesday (July 28) announced the closure of the Pelton Creek, Aspen and Miller Lake campgrounds. The Fir Picnic Ground... Read more

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