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California Campgrounds Dodge Raging Fires

August 31, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Several campgrounds in northern and southern California have dodged the forest and brush fires that have ravaged the state in the past two weeks. Most recently, the Auburn Gold Country RV Park was in the path of a rapidly spreading fire on Sunday that reportedly damaged several RVs in that resort, according to Mary Dudash, director of member services for the California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (CalARVC). The fire destroyed a nearby subdivision in an hour. "A lot of businesses... Read more

Forest Fires Ravage California; Singe Utah and Arizona

Firefighters tried to hold back a massive wildfire from consuming thousands of homes and a communications center in California's Los Angeles County today (Aug. 31) as they mourned two firefighters killed when their vehicle rolled down a mountain side. About 12,000 homes, as well as crucial communications and astronomy centers atop Mount Wilson, were threatened by fire. On the blaze's northwestern front, two firefighters were killed Sunday on Mount Gleason near the city of Acton, according... Read more

RV Campgrounds Roll Out On-site Dining

August 31, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

Jim King and his traveling companion, both of Daytona Beach, Fla., were hot, tired and grubby from a long day of sightseeing in and around St. Louis, Mo. When they returned to their 40-foot motorhome at Sundermeier RV Park in St. Charles, Mo., they didn't feel like fixing dinner, nor did they feel like cleaning up to go out to eat. So dinner came to them. We just had hamburgers and fries, but the restaurant delivered as quickly as if we were sitting right there, and they came right to our site,"... Read more

Floridians Win Trailer in Keystone RV Sweepstakes

  The Heckerts Nancy Heckert of Panama City, Fla., has won a new Keystone Outback travel trailer valued at more than $26,000, the management of Keystone RV Co. announced Thursday (Aug. 27). The Outback, the second of four grand prizes Keystone will award during its year-long Live Your Dreams promotion, was chosen at random from more than 85,000 sweepstakes entries. The Heckerts – Nancy, husband Clay and 11-year-old son PJ (shown at left) – currently enjoy camping in a folding camping... Read more

Manitoba Campground Reservations Up 8.6%

Despite a cooler summer Manitoba campsite reservations were up this year. A report issued Aug. 28 showed an 8.6% increase with more than 58,000  reservations, according to CJOB-TV, Winnipeg. Minister Stan Struthers said he had hoped eliminating park entry fees might pay off and indeed it has. He says the number of occupied campsites is up 2.6 % over the same period last year.  Read More →

Remote Canadian Tribal Band Expands Campgrounds

Pehdzeh Ki First Nation is conducting a series of projects with the goal of promoting Wrigley in Canada's Northwest Territories as a tourist destination. The band has four projects underway to improve the campgrounds and trails in the remote community located at the terminus of Highway 1. Work is ongoing at the Airport Lake Campground, the Wrigley Riverside Park, Hodgeson Creek Campground and the Smith Creek Falls Trail, according to the Northern News Services.  Most tourist don't realize... Read more

40 RV Camping Sites Opened at Oklahoma State Park

The state of Oklahoma recently completed a $750,000 renovation of the Seminole Campground in Sequoyah State Park near Hulbert, 30 miles southeast of Tulsa. The renovation includes construction of 40 RV campsites, campsite amenities and associated utility systems. Amenities include lantern hangers, 50-amp hook-ups, all-concrete paved pads, grills, concrete tables water and sewer connections, according to the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department (OTRD). At the grand opening ceremony, Hardy... Read more

2 Virginia Tech Students Killed at Nearby Campground

It appears tragedy has, once again, struck at Virginia Tech University as two students were found shot dead near campus on Thursday. The students were found dead at a popular student campground about 15 miles from the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg. According to Montgomery County Sheriff Lt. Brian Wright, the two Virginia Tech students have been identified as David Lee Metzler, 19, of Lynchburg and Heidi Lynn Childs, 18, of Forest. Their bodies were found by a passerby at a Jefferson National... Read more

River Bend Resort Serves RVers Visiting Oregon OEMs

  Aerial view of River Bend Resort Recreational vehicle owners have a new place to call home, at least for a few days or weeks before they move on down the road. River Bend Resort in Harrisburg, Ore., offers 95 RV sites, a 19-room motel, meeting space and a restaurant and lounge as well as views of the Willamette River. The owners of the facility say they're trying to capitalize on the region being a hub for the recreational vehicle industry, which draws RV owners from all over the country,... Read more

What's in the Pot? Go to Rusk, Texas, KOA and Find Out!

  The Rusk KOA Kampground in Rusk, Texas, will be the site of the 9th annual Texas Potjie Festival on Labor Day weekend, Sept. 4-7. Yvonne and Fred Reinhardt, festival creators and organizers, again selected the Rusk KOA after the 2008 festival, saying, "This new campground is a great location to hold our get-together; everything is immaculate, it's a convenient central location in a beautiful part of Texas and their facilities are exceptional." The Potjie (pronounced poy-key) Festival... Read more

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