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Islanders Vow to Continue to Fight Decision

A packed board room emotionally charged with tears and indignation didn’t sway Grant County, Wash., planned unit development (PUD) commissioners from officially denying lease extensions to some 400 condo and RV owners on Crescent Bar Island, according to the Wentachee World. The unanimous vote obliges the islanders to remove their property by the time their leases expire in June 2012. But the islanders, who’ve been lobbying hard for new, long-term leases, say it’s not over yet. “We don’t... Read more

ARVC Fetes Lawmakers at D.C. Conference

April 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds (ARVC) presented its annual Public Service Award to U.S. Rep. Roy Blunt, a Missouri Republican now involved in congressional budget-cutting efforts, and Sen. Byron Dorgan, a North Dakota senator and key member of the U.S. Senate’s Democratic Leadership team, during ARVC’s National Issues Conference Tuesday and Wednesday (April 27-28) in Washington D.C.   The 1 1/2-day issues conference principally involves national and state ARVC leaders... Read more

Alberta Shuts Four Campgrounds; 239 sites

The province of Alberta is permanently shuttering four campgrounds and reducing services at another 15 sites that officials say are chronically underused and cost too much to maintain, accordingto the Calgary Herald. In all, 239 campsites — or less than two per cent of all provincial campsites — will be closed this season, saving the province about $250,000. "We needed to allocate our resources to our most popular and highest used sites, so to be able to do that, we reviewed our... Read more

Cavco Cited by Manufactured Housing Assn.

Cavco Industries Inc., Phoenix, Ariz., parent company of Cavco Homes and Fleetwood Homes, has received the Manufactured Housing Institute's "Manufacturer of the Year Award." The award, presented at the 2010 National Congress and Expo for Manufactured and Modular Housing in Las Vegas, Nev., recognizes Cavco’s consistent quality of product, extensive design capabilities and top notch customer service, according to a news release “We are honored and excited to receive this recognition,... Read more

CrossRoads RV Joins ARVC Lodge Program

CrossRoads RV, Topeka, Ind., has become the fourth Thor Industries Inc. company to join an exclusive promotion that provides special pricing for recreational park trailers to be used as rental lodges by members of the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC). CrossRoads President Mark Lucas and Shane Ott, Thor Industries’ director of campground relations, announced CrossRoads’ entry into the ARVC-Thor promotion last week during the during the California National Association of... Read more

Support Grows for New York Campground

The Fort Ann, N.Y., planning board showed its support on recently for a campground project that has been held up in the permitting process because of traffic concerns. For more than a year, Vinny and Donna Pagliaro have been mired in discussions with the Adirondack Park Agency, state Department of Transportation and Fort Ann Planning Board about whether the proposed Chocolate Moose Campground would exacerbate traffic along the heavily traveled Route 149 near Tripoli Road, according to the Glen... Read more

California Resort Reopens with New Owner

A new owner has purchased River Grove RV Resort in Felton, Calif., and plans to invest up to $400,000 in improvements to turn the dilapidated private membership park into a family friendly campground with a new name: Santa Cruz Redwoods RV Resort. In fact, the new owner will reopen the park Saturday (May 1), said James Urquhart, co-owner of Petaluma-based Campground Management Group Inc., whose firm has been retained to manage the property, according to a news release. A new website for the park... Read more

Hillman Ferry Soon to Resemble Small City

In a few weeks, the sprawling Hillman Ferry Campground near the north end of the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area  in Kentucky will swell with visitors until it resembles a small city. Hillman Ferry has 380 campsites, plus bathhouses, electric and water hookups, laundry facilities, a swimming beach, a boat ramp, a fishing pier, a fish-cleaning station and, among other amenities, a well-stocked camp store, where customers have access to everything from rental bikes and ice cream to... Read more

Local Officials Fight New York Park Closing

In an effort to save a key piece of the the Catskill's Mountaintop economic puzzle, county and local officials are rallying to keep state-run Devil’s Tombstone Campground open through 2010. Greene County legislators recently unanimously approved a request to New York state to reconsider closing the Devil’s Tombstone Campground in Hunter, according to the Catskill Daily Mail. “People who camp there, often find themselves in our local communities,” said county Legislator Larry Gardner,... Read more

KOA Owner Testifies During D.C. Hearings

Scott Bacher, owner of the Carlsbad (N.M.)  KOA campground, was one of a panel of experts called to testify Tuesday (April 27) in Washington, D.C., during a hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. The committee is looking into ways to better promote the National Parks as tourism destinations. Bacher, who owns the Carlsbad KOA with his wife, Susan, spoke of the relationships developed between National Parks and Monuments and private vendors, such as campgrounds. Bacher... Read more

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