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Get snow? Then Take the Proper Steps Removing It

  Lucas Hartford Editor's Note: This story was provided by Lucas Hartford, CPCU, ARe, AU, AIS Evergreen USA RRG Inc. For more information, visit www.evergreenusa.com. For campgrounds and RV parks in the Northern United States it is time to think about snow and ice. While many Northern resorts close for the winter season, there are increasingly more that stay open through the winter for camping, snowmobiling or just to have the office or store open for local residents. If you have... Read more

HotspotSystem.com Announces New Wi-Fi Program

Every IT company who wants to start a Wi-Fi hotspot business can benefit from the Hotspot Management and Billing Software developed by HotspotSystem.com as it can be fully rebranded using the newly released White Label program, according to a news release. The software is designed to work internationally by supporting local currencies and languages. "We have been developing our hotspot software for more than three years and now every company can benefit from it who wants to provide a Wi-Fi service... Read more

Minnesota State Parks Offering First Gift Cards

Minnesota's Department of Natural Resources is trying to snag a slice of holiday spending with its first-ever gift cards. The DNR is selling cards of $10 to $1,000 that can be used for state park entrance fees, campsite reservations and rental of equipment like canoes, kayaks and snowshoes, according to Associated Press. Agency leaders say the cards are beneficial to the state too because it encourages people to invest in the park system. There are limitations though. The cards can't be... Read more

Parks Canada Reaches Out to Non-Campers

November 30, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

      Parks Canada tent Editor's note: In an effort to better understand how other countries are managing their parklands, and to compare and contrast U.S. efforts to those from abroad, National Parks Traveler on occasion runs items from beyond U.S. borders. The following story is one example of that from Parks Canada which is an equivalent to the U.S. National Park Service. Tent camping was once a popular activity in parks, but most of today's visitors are more inclined to spend... Read more

Fire Ravages California Mobile Home/RV Park

In just hours, the Kelley's home, Space 20 of Friendly Acres Mobile Home Park in Red Bluff, Calif., was fully engulfed in flames, Saturday (Nov. 28). The Kelley family has lived in the mobile home park for three years. As of now, their focus is on searching through the rubble to find their pet cat, Lily, according to KHSL-TV, Chico-Redding, Calif. Nine mobile homes have burned to the ground, two were damaged and one motorhome and three vehicles were destroyed. Amazingly, no one was injured.... Read more

Membership Camping: 'The Perfect Solution'

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Membership-driven Coast to Coast Resorts and New York-based consultant Fabian L. Russell have rolled out "Project Renaissance," a customizable guide for campground owners interested in becoming Coast affiliates. Coast to Coast Resorts has 60,000 commercial members who have access to 450 resorts, 250 of which are membership-only parks plus 200 other "good neighbor" parks that charge Coast members special rates. "We realized that a cookie-cutter approach doesn't necessarily... Read more

Closed Campground Cuts Great Smokey Visits

Visits to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park were down 4.1% in October, compared with the year before, according to the Associated Press. National Park Service spokesman Bob Miller said traffic into the park remains ahead by 4.3% for 2009 to date. The drop last month came during the prime season for viewing fall foliage in the half-million-acre park on the Tennessee-North Carolina border. Officials said much of the decline was attributable to the closing of the Cosby campground for repaving. Entrances... Read more

Ontario Water Trails Reports 6% Increase

Haliburton Highlands Water Trails near Minden, Ontario, are doing more than just staying afloat during the ongoing recession. Trails coordinator Mark Coleman told Algonquin Highlands councillors last week that this year the water trails system, which includes campgrounds at the Frost Centre Institute and Poker Lakes, had actually seen an increase in business over the 2008 season, according to The Times, Minden. The trails' regular season ended on Oct. 31, and in a year-end report on Nov. 19,... Read more

Montana RV Resort Gets Needed Zoning Approval

A plan to allow Class A motorhomes to stay for up to seven months at the Viking Creek development in Whitefish, Mont., cleared a planning hurdle last week when the Whitefish City-County Planning Board recommended approval of the proposal. Dan Averill, an owner of The Lodge at Whitefish Lake, is developing the Viking Creek project across the street from the lakeside lodge, and is seeking an amendment to the project’s planned unit development that would allow RVs on private lots where single-family... Read more

Suspicious Camper Fires Strike Ohio Campground

The Ohio State Fire Marshal's office has been called in to investigate a string of suspicious fires at a campground near Wellsville, Ohio. Officials said three camper vehicles caught fire Tuesday (Nov. 24) at about 1 p.m. at the Oak Tree Campground just outside of Wellsville. Highlandtown Fire Chief Tim Roush said it was the latest suspicious fire in a string of incidents. Three other camper vehicles burned up a few weeks ago and crews battled a brush fire roughly a week ago. Roush worries about... Read more

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