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Lake Rudolph Resort Featured in Aussie TV Show

Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort was included on "Getaway's American Road Trip," a popular Australian television segment. "Getaway's American Road Trip" contains six adventure segments over a six-week series. Four strangers traveled together approximately 1,500 miles across the United States. The trip began in Chicago, and continued through six states: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana, ending in New Orleans. While in Indiana, the... Read more

Michigan ARVC Discusses Social Marketing

The Michigan Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds Annual Fall Convention and Campground Tour Oct. 17-19 at the Quality Inn in West Branch was deemed very positive by its organizers as 79 people representing 32 campgrounds attended. A cracker barrel session started the conference covering a range of subjects from dog policies to family campground succession. The group toured five area member parks including a large park and paddle sport facility, a Lake Huron Shore camp and a small rustic campground... Read more

Police Flush Out Gunman in Oregon RV Park Standoff

Police closed a portion of Highway 34 on Thursday evening (Oct. 28) after a standoff with an armed, delusional man who threatened residents at an RV park east of Waldport, Ore., the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office told the Portland Oregonian. Authorities evacuated residents at Chinook RV Park and a nearby business after initial negotiations with Abraham Jacob Manor, 23, of Waldport, failed. Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies responded to Chinook RV Park about 4:30 p.m. after Manor menaced a resident... Read more

Leavitt Names Burdick as Program Underwriter

Leavitt Recreation & Hospitality Insurance (LRHI) has named Mitch Burdick as the new program underwriter for their RV park and campground program. According to a news release, Burdick has been with the agency since 2006 as a producer and account manager on risks throughout the nation. Prior to LRHI he worked in credit collections, financial services, and real estate. LRHI recently announced that they would make their RV park and campground program available to other agents. The program is through... Read more

RV Park Owner Eyes Economic Development

Castle Rock, Wash, like a lot of other “small town Americas” is having a struggle. Once driven by a booming economy, downtown Castle Rock today has more and more vacant storefronts. Local government is doing what it can to churn interest in reopening those stores, but it’s a slow slog, nonetheless, the RV News Service reported. Enter Charlie Curry, himself a local businessman. Curry told the local newspaper, “It’s just so depressing to see the empty storefronts,” Curry said, explaining... Read more

245-Site 'Green' RV Park on Tap for North Florida

Another large RV park is in the works for Newberry, Fla. The county's largest RV park, with 245 sites and an Olympic-sized pool, is planned to be built on 48 acres, thanks to a rezoning given Monday (Oct. 25) by Newberry's Board of Adjustment, The North Florida Herald reported. Scheduled to be located south of Southwest 30th Avenue and east of Southwest 202nd Street, the Green RV Park is still in its planning stages and is estimated to cost between $5 million and $6 million, according to... Read more

New NOAA Transmitter Installed at Fatal Flood Site

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced Thursday (Oct. 28) it has installed and is testing a new weather radio system to serve the area in western Arkansas affected by a fatal flood back in June. A new weather radio transmitter has been installed on High Peak Mountain, near Norman, KATV-TV, Little Rock, reported. The June 11 flash flood killed 20 campers along the Little Missouri River at Albert Pike campgrounds. A transmitter at Mt. Ida had failed months before the storm,... Read more

Longstanding Keys Sewer Issue Near Resolution?

It's now up to the Marathon, Fla., City Council whether to accept terms of a settlement reached Sept. 21 in the two-year legal battle over sewer fees with Key RV mobile home park located in the Florida Keys. As expected, at least 60% of the park's 201 individual owners voted in favor of the settlement at an Oct. 17 Key RV board meeting. It appears likely the settlement will be approved by the city council, as well, Keys Net reported. "Basically, they want to be treated just like everyone... Read more

Tennessee County Resumes Campground Debate

The Blount County Planning Commission today (Oct. 28) will continue debate on a proposal to allow commercial campgrounds of five acres or more in tourist-oriented areas, the Daily Times, Maryville, Tenn., reported. The latest version of the proposal would require that commercial campgrounds and recreational vehicle parks be limited to specific areas deemed significant to tourism, generally the Highway 321 corridor leading to Townsend, and the Highway 129 corridor leading to Tallassee. The planning... Read more

Carolina Coastal Park Business Thriving

After years in Tucson, Ariz., Gunilla Marks decided to buy an RV and drive across the country to be closer to family. She ended up at the Ocean Aire Travel Park near Holden Beach, N.C., this summer, where she now lives part time, the Wilmington Star-News reported. She was lucky to find a spot. Campgrounds are becoming more and more popular in Brunswick County, located in the southeast corner of the state along the Atlantic Ocean, as a vacation getaway or second home, particularly as the economy has... Read more

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