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Kansas Gets 1st Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park

When Ralph Newell and his wife,  Kim, bought their 85-site campground  near Lawrence, Kan., 10 years ago,  they knew they had their work cut out  for them. The park was in “tough shape.” But  after investing $750,000 in  improvements, the Newells have  transformed their campground into a  popular family friendly destination,  complete with fun, family activities  with everything from daily tie dye T-  shirt crafts and ice cream socials to  flashlight candy hunts, hayrides and  outdoor... Read more

Oil Boom RV Park Would Double Town's Size

The Williams County Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously to OK zoning for a new, 50-site RV park which, when filled, could double the population of nearby Epping, N.D. The park would serve workers drawn to this community in the northwest corner of the state because of the oil boom, the Williston Daily Herald reported. Developer Corey Moen was seeking a zone change from agriculture to public zoning and for a conditional use permit to put in the RV park. The RV park would be on a 40-acre... Read more

British Columbia Resort Kicks Off Lot Sales

Mountain Shadows Resort site Mountain Shadows RV Resort, a shared-interest land development in the Columbia Valley near  Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia, will kick off Phase 1 lot sales during an open house barbecue on Saturday (July 3). The project is in partnership with Field of RV Dreams in Springbank, Alberta, according to BC Local News. Prices for the Phase 1 lots start at $59,900. Lots range in size from 2,500 square feet to 5,000 square feet. Upon purchase of a Mountain Shadows RV lot,... Read more

High Water Plagues Some Iowa Public Campgrounds

High water from heavy rains this month has closed several parks around Iowa and some facilities at others, according to the Des Moines Register. Dolliver State Park south of Fort Dodge is flooded. The family cabins, center lodge, campground, main picnic area and boat ramp areas are closed. The group camp, south lodge and south open shelters are open but can be accessed only from the south entrance. The north open shelter is also open but can be accessed only from the north entrance. Some trails... Read more

Kansas RV Park is Base Camp for Farm Workers

High Plains Camping in Oakley, Kan. Most of the time, Mary Arlington promotes her 55-site campground in Oakley, Kan.,  as a quiet place for weary travelers to unwind as they travel across the country. But this week, there isn’t any campground in America that’s busier than High Plains Camping, a 55-site campground in the middle of nowhere, roughly half way between Kansas City and Denver, according to a news release. The only difference is their clientele. Arlington’s guests are farm workers,... Read more

Woman Describes Hectic Night at Idaho RV Park

To hear KTVB-TV's account of the following story, click here. Swirling winds the National Weather Service described as macrobursts hit the SISCRA Campground and RV park near Donnelly, Idaho, Monday night (June 28). But rather than finding herself shelter, Jan Adams, who camps in her RV at SISCRA, was more concerned with making sure her neighbors were safe, she told KTVB-TV, Boise. "It was amazing. It was around 9 o'clock when the winds started blowing, trees were swaying back and... Read more

Floodwaters Damage Minnesota Park

Denny Reed, head of maintenance at Camp Winnebago, said he was shocked to see the devastation at the facility's public campground situated on Winnebago Creek near Spring Grove in southeast Minnesota. With the ground already saturated from recent rainfall, and then with more than 8 inches of rain last week at the camp, the creek swelled and ripped through the campground pushing two steel bridges off their footings as well as 400 to 500 cubic yards of rock that was placed at the creek for riprap... Read more

Fort Trodd Campground May Reopen Today

Kathy Hess, owner of Fort Trodd Family Campground Resort near Port Huron, Mich., which was slammed by a tornado Sunday night, said insurance adjusters were expected to be on the grounds today. Workers are trimming trees and working on electrical and plumbing issues on the 100 acres RV park, according to the Port Huron Times Herald. A tow truck was also brought in to pull out a camper that was in the middle of the park’s pond. One man was killed and four were injured when the tornado struck about... Read more

'RV Cooking Show' Auditions for Oprah

Evanne Schmarder The "RV Cooking Show" recently auditioned for Oprah Winfrey. The new Oprah Winfrey Network, set to debut in January, is searching for quality programming and has invited video submissions for consideration via Oprah’s “Your OWN Show” competition. The three-minute "RV Cooking Show" audition showcases the “wonderful, wandering world of RVing” with the goal of promoting this special mode of travel to a national (and possibly worldwide) audience. “What... Read more

RV Hookups Coming Back to Yellowstone N.P.

Fishing Bridge RV Park in Yellowstone National Park Electrical service at Fishing Bridge RV Park at Yellowstone National Park could be back this fall after Xanterra and the National Park Service came to an agreement over upgrades to the 40-year-old electrical system; some upgrades could be done later this year, with the rest completed for 2012, according to the Yellowstone Insider. There are over 300 campsites at the Fishing Bridge facility. The Fishing Bridge RV Park is one of five campgrounds in... Read more

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