AGS Mobi Site Donation Helps KOA Care Camps

When the Kampground Owners Association (KOA) of Texas invited the Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO) to attend their spring meeting, they got more than a briefing on TACO’s marketing and government affairs services and other member benefits for campgrounds. TACO executive director and CEO Brian Schaeffer also presented the group with a donation of a free mobi site from AGS. The donation was auctioned off with proceeds donated to KOA Care Camps, the non-profit charity that provides camping... Read more

Wyoming Resort Owner Appeals Park Trailer Decision

After spending nearly two years trying to work with Teton County staff in northwest Wyoming to bring recreational park trailers (RPT) onto his property, Buffalo Valley RV Resort Owner Harry Washut is taking a different approach. On Thursday (April 26), attorneys representing Washut filed an appeal — hundreds of pages delivered in a box to the county clerk’s office — challenging the county’s ability to prevent him from bringing the trailers, also known as park models, onto his campground,... Read more

New Owner Ready to Reopen Triple Creek Campground

April 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Some of the rental units that await guests at the Triple Creek Campground, which is reopening this week. Arvis Keys attended an auction last May "just to be nosey" and was so impressed by the campground that was up for sale that he bought it. Now, the 70-year-old first-time campground owner is ready to unveil his purchase: a 65-site, heavily wooded property nestled in the mountains of east Tennessee near Gatlinburg and trisected by three creeks, hence the name, Triple Creek Campground. The... Read more

Coleman Co. Supports Great American Backyard Campout

The Coleman Co. Inc. has partnered with National Wildlife Federation to become a national sponsor of Great American Backyard Campout. As part of its sponsorship, Coleman will be inviting families across the nation to get outside during the annual camping-focused event on June 23. Great American Backyard Campout is part of National Wildlife Federation’s “Be Out There” movement, which is designed to provide tools that inspire parents and children to spend time in the outdoors, according to a... Read more

Report: Consumer Spending Slowed Down in March

Americans increased their spending more slowly in March, suggesting some are worried that their paychecks aren't growing fast enough. The Commerce Department said today (April 30) that consumer spending increased just 0.3 percent last month after a 0.9 percent gain in February, The Associated Press reported. Income grew 0.4 percent following a 0.3 percent gain in February. But after-tax income when adjusted for inflation increased just 0.2 percent in March. The gain followed two months of declines. Consumer... Read more

RV Park and Campground Briefs

MINNESOTA From the Brainerd Dispatch: Crow Wing County announced an environmental assessment worksheet (EAW) has been prepared for a proposed expansion to the Fools Lake Campground & RV Park, which is a 65-acre facility adjacent to Fools Lake, in Sections 24 and 25 of Mission Township in Crow Wing County. The campground currently consists of 12 primitive and 20 modern campsites. The proposed expansion will create 36 additional modern campsites. An EAW is required for Fools Lake Campground &... Read more

Mississippi Touts New Calling Panther Lake RV Park

Aside from the excellent bluegill, bass and crappie fishing, a major draw for many fishermen to Calling Panther Lake in south central Mississippi is the peace and quiet. With skiing and other tow sports confined to the lower lake and only allowed two afternoons per week, the sound of a boat motor at high RPM's is rare. The rest of the time boats are limited to idle speed only. And those who don't want to abide by those rules remember this – there are thousands of stumps poised and... Read more

Western Montana RV Parks Seeing Business Upturn

Map of western Montana Campground owners in western Montana are enthusiastic about the amount of RV traffic hitting the roads recently. Spots at the the Polson Motorcoach and RV Resort have been filling up nicely in recent years, and a mild spring has propped up business so far in 2012. Resort owner Paul London is anticipating a busy summer, the Missoula Missoulian reported. “I feel really strong about the season, we had a good season last year, and I think there’s going to be another strong... Read more

Retired RVing Couple Visits All 160 Florida State Parks

Red dots mark the locations of the 160 state parks in Florida. Map courtesy of Wikipedia. The bucket list for Pat and Ray Ciemniecki is a work in progress. It was in that spirit the 70-year-old couple managed to check off the first goal on the list. Visit each of Florida's state parks. There are 160 of them. It took the retired Manatee County educators four years to do them all, beginning with Lake Manatee State Park and finishing up last February with Paynes Creek just north of Wauchula, the... Read more

RV Parks Lose Cable Service When Lines are Disconnected

About 120 New Day Broadband cable television customers in Forks, Wash., including several RV parks, were left without service after the company’s cable transmission lines were disconnected last week. New Day Broadband rents space on the Clallam County Public Utility District power poles for its cable television transmission lines, and those lines were disconnected Monday (April 23), PUD spokesman Mike Howe said Wednesday. Howe said New Day failed to meet its financial obligations, and as with any... Read more

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