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Your GPS Won't Help in Finding This Park

July 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Bob Ashley Lake Woebegon, Minn., the mythical home of public radio host Garrison Keillor on "Prairie Home Companion’’ that doesn't show up on anyone’s maps, has nothing on Crystal Crane Hot Springs outside of Burns, Ore. Rest assured, Crystal Crane, located 25 miles outside of Burns – part hot springs, part RV park — is real. But good luck finding it. "There are two national data sets for GPS," said Bridget Kearney, manager of the hot springs for four years. "Both... Read more

ARVC Tackles New Tax Requirements

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David Gorin One of the most daunting new paperwork and record keeping burdens for small business to come along in quite some time is the new requirement that every firm submit 1099 forms for all vendors with whom it does more than $600 in business. President Obama in April convened a one-day conference on America’s Great Outdoors and one result of that conference is that the administration is conducting a series of nationwide “listening sessions” to gather public input into the development... Read more

ARVC Addresses Move to Castle Rock

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Evanne Schmarder ARVC has made an offer on new office space in Castle Rock, Colo. Having signed a purchase and sales agreement with the sellers, the national trade association is currently going through the various steps of due diligence, and their real estate lawyer is working on closing requirements. The ARVC board overwhelmingly voted to authorize purchasing the building, which consists of the entire second floor of a new three-story office complex. “The new building is just fantastic,” said... Read more

A Lot of RV Parks Have Been 'Going to the Dogs!'

RV family with dog. Editor's Note: The following story was written by Corey Grant. Read this and other columns in the July issue of Woodall's Campground Management now going out to 14,000 RV parks and campgrounds in North America. Americans love their pets. From belly-scratching and grooming to daily walks and little sweaters to keep them warm, happy pet owners reciprocate the love and companionship their animals give them by spending time, attention and money on their four-legged... Read more

Virginia Campground, State Settle Discharge Dispute

A Spotsylvania County campground has agreed to pay a $6,000 fine to settle allegations that its sewage-treatment plant exceeded discharge limits. The fine is part of a proposed consent decree between state regulators and Dominion Campground Inc., the Associated Press reported The plant began operating in October 2008. According to the consent decree, the Department of Environmental Quality issued discharge violations after the company reported that the plant exceeded discharge limits for suspended... Read more

Search in Arizona Fails to Find Missing Tot

It has been over 120 hours since Sylar Newton first went missing in the early hours of Sunday morning from Beaver Creek Campgrounds near Rimrock and Sedona, Ariz. Since then, search and rescue crews, as well as Yavapai County Sheriff's Officer's, have searched tirelessly for this boy. The FBI has offered its resources and taken part in the investigation, examiner.com reported. They are working this case in a two-prong manner, the first being the search and rescue. Volunteers are working... Read more

Youthful Tent Camper Punched Bear

Ronald Singer was deep asleep at a Montana campground when he lurched awake to something gnawing on his leg. "The tent flies 2 to 3 feet. This thing's on my leg. It was terrifying," the 21-year-old Alamosa man told TheDenverChannel.com Thursday (July 29). "I was sound asleep. I had no idea what it was." The ex-high school wrestler just started raining blows on the growling grizzly bear in the dark. "It was basically instinct. I just started punching it," he said.... Read more

Pine Acres Resort Marks 50th Anniversary

Click here to watch a video courtesy of New England Cable News, Newton Mass., commemorating the 50th anniversary of Pine Acres Resort, Oakham, Mass. They call the expansive lakeside property tucked back in the woods of Oakham Pine Acres. Randy Packard is president of the family camping resort that is now celebrating its 50th anniversary. No easy feat for any business in this day and age. But they say the 350 site campground isn't going anywhere, even as countless mom and pop shops across the... Read more

New Owners Plan Changes at Minnesota Resort

New ownership means changes are in the works for River Hills Park, an RV park and nine-hole golf course off of Highway 59 in Detroit Lakes, Minn. New owners Barb, Frank, Helen and Ken Foltz are enhancing the amenities and transforming the 88-acre park into more of a family-oriented location, Dean Ellingson, general manager, told the Fargo-Moorhead InForum. The 130-lot park has a marina with a tram to transport boats to the Pelican River, from which they can access Big and Little Detroit lakes, Muskrat... Read more

Temporary 444-Site RV Park Meets Opposition

A Lexington, Ky., panel will consider today (July 30) whether to grant a permit that would allow a temporary campground for 444 recreational vehicles on a farm near the Kentucky Horse Park during the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) this coming fall. Daniel Sexton, who operates a mobile home and RV park in Georgetown, has filed a request to establish the temporary RV campground on his 90-acre farm on Old Iron Works Pike. Sexton owns Spindletop Estates Mobile Home Park in nearby Scott County,... Read more

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