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Happy New Year from WOODALLSCM.com!

The staff of WOODALLSCM.com wishes you a happy New Year! We will return on Monday, Jan. 3.  Read More →

3 Great Places for RVers on New Year's Eve

Editor's Note: Diane Anderson-Minshall wrote this column which was published by examiner.com. Oregon: Gambling and Golfing near the Surf One of the most popular gaming spots in Oregon, the ocean-front Chinook Winds Casino Resort, is transformed into the Arabian Nights on New Year's Eve. For RV travelers in the region, that means it's time to head to nearby Logan Road RV Park in Lincoln City, Ore., where you can get into one of the 51 state-of-the-art sites (just a short walking distance... Read more

Campers Brave Frosty Florida Temps

Despite this week's chilly temperatures, history buffs Mark and Brenda Conley of College Station, Texas, decided to ring in the new year "fort hopping" and camping in Alabama and Northwest Florida, the Pensacola News Journal reported. Frost coated their tent, camping gear and the coats they left outside on Tuesday and Wednesday morning while camping at Fort Pickens on Santa Rosa Island, but a ceramic heater and electric blanket kept them toasty inside their sleeping bags. "We... Read more

Couple Hopes to Turn Bare Land into RV Park

Click here to watch a video on the following story from KEPR-TV, Pasco, Wash. Not far from Badger Road, on 25 open acres of grassland near Kennewick, Wash., a couple has visions of a family RV Park complete with a petting zoo, splash park, and swimming pool. Dave and Charlotte Schlotfeldt told KEPR-TV, Pasco, Wash., they've been researching a new destination park to go in the Tri-Cities for months. As local home builders and RV owners, the couple felt there were too few local places in to spend... Read more

Vendors Address Pet Needs in Campgrounds

Since more than half of campers today travel with their dogs, more campgrounds are accommodating these canine companions to the benefit of the camper and the environment. Several companies today are contributing to the cause by making the world a more pet-friendly place all while helping the environment. Intelligent Products Inc., Burlington, Ky., is known for the popular Mutt Mitt. Owner and inventor Dale Bartes used to live on a corner lot in Chicago where many pet owners out for a walk would relieve... Read more

Resort Sells First ADA-Friendly Park Model

ADA-friendly park model sold by Toutle River RV Resort Toutle River RV Resort's park model sales division in Castle Rock, Wash., just sold its first Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-friendly park model after getting recent approval of the home plans from the state of Washington. "We now have these homes available for sale to the general public or to RV parks looking to start or expand their park model rental program and considering offering an ADA-friendly home in their park,"... Read more

KOA Seeking e-Marketing Executive

Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) is seeking someone to fill its newly created e-marketing position. The new hire would "contribute significantly to the formulation of our national marketing strategy, serve as the key individual responsible for developing tactical multi-channel web based plans that are designed to both drive revenue to our franchise partners as well as revenue for KOA.com.," according to a Dec. 21 job posting on. The position's starting pay would be $65,000. Key Responsibilities Plan,... Read more

National Park 'Fee-Free' Seminar on Jan. 11

Editor's Note: The following information comes from the current issue of the California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (CalARVC) Wednesday Morning Coffee Talk & Updates. The National Parks Promotion Council facilitated a teleconference in mid-December to gather suggestions on how to improve Fee Free Days in the national parks. That teleconference was helpful in providing suggestions for the 2011 schedule of Fee Free Days. A second online teleconference is planned for Jan. 11 at... Read more

TVA Overhauls Campground Rate Structure

Red dots mark dams in the Tennessee Valley Authority. Gold dots mark fossil fuel electricity-generating power plants. Map courtesy of Wikipedia. The sky may not be falling for campgrounds, but the front porches and gravel driveways will have to change, along with business fees, for campgrounds located through the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) region across the South. At last week’s Marshall County Fiscal Court meeting in Benton, Ky., a TVA representative attempted to ease concerns over... Read more

Slide Show: 2010 Campground Highlights

This week, WOODALLSCM.com will review in slide format some of the campground industry highlights and newsmakers from 2010.  Read More →

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