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Suit: Power Line Will 'Permanently Scar' Parkland

Dark line shows proposed right-of-way for a major utility transmission line proposed to cross park lands in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Map courtesy of the National Park Service. A power line project in Roseland, N.J., has attracted some critics. A coalition of national, regional and local conservation groups in New Jersey and Pennsylvania filed suit in federal court on Oct. 15, challenging the approval by the National Park Service (NPS) of a supersized transmission line planned by Public Service... Read more

The Latest RV Park and Campground Briefs

WEST VIRGINIA From WORK-TV, Charleston: More than a month after being closed by Superstorm Sandy, Holly River State Park will open a temporary office on Monday, Dec. 3. The park has been closed since Superstorm Sandy swept through the region. Utility service into the main park has still not been restored. One building in a separate area of the park has restored service and will be turned into a temporary service, according to a news release. Park staff has moved the office computer, reservation books,... Read more

Neighbors Fight RV Park in Md. Shopping Center

Attendance was high at Tuesday's night's (Nov. 27) Community Council meeting in Fallston, Md.,  where many residents showed up to protest the possibility of an RV park being developed off Route 1 near the new Aumar Village Shopping Center, the Baltimore Sun reported. "There are more people attending this meeting than any meeting the whole year," Chairman Dave Williams said as the meeting concluded in this city of 8,000 northeast of Baltimore. About 50 residents in the audience... Read more

Ample National Parks Spark 'West is Best' Debate

The majority of national parks are located in the West, making it a more attractive for new business development, according to a report published this week. Map courtesy of www.mapsoftheworld.com. Access to high-quality outdoor opportunities in Western parks and other public lands is a key factor driving economic growth in Washington, according to a report released Thursday (Nov. 29), with the West in general outpacing the nation, the Public News Service reported. Ben Alexander, associate director... Read more

Wisconsin's Biggest Light Display is at Yogi Park

This year, the Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Caldedonia, Wis., presents the fourth annual Carnival of Lights, with a special connection to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Wisconsin's largest holiday lights display is located 20 minutes south of Milwaukee and is decorated almost entirely by one family who runs the campground. This year's Carnival of Lights features 1.3 million lights wrapping cabins, buildings and over 500 trees, examiner.com reported. Visitors can tune their... Read more

Good Crowd at ARVC Conference in Las Vegas

A good crowd has assembled this week in Las Vegas to attend the Outdoor Hospitality Conference and Expo sponsored by the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC). Attendance so far is near 750, well above the 600 or so who attended the 2011 conference, reported Barb Youmans, director of membership. The formal conference began Wednesday, though some meetings began as early as Monday, as did a two-day tour of area campgrounds. "The conference is going extremely well. A lot of people... Read more

Illinois State Park Funding Bill Goes to Governor

Illinois drivers would have to pay an additional $2 for their license plate stickers to help the state take better care of its parks beginning next year under legislation the Senate sent to the governor Wednesday (Nov. 28). Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn supported the fee hike as a way to bring in more money to fix crumbling roads, leaky roofs, trails and broken toilets in a state park system that has seen its budget cut heavily over the past dozen years, the Chicago Tribune reported. The extra $2 would... Read more

Michigan ARVC Hires New Executive Director

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New logo Lori Tews has been appointed executive director of the Michigan Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (MichARVC). "She's got quite a bit of membership background," MichARVC President Tim Wilcox, owner of Gateway Park Campground, Hillsdale, told Woodall's Campground Management. "She was the top of five candidates we interviewed from 80-some applicants." Tews, formerly with Morely Cos. Inc., and an executive assistant with the American Medical Association Foundation,... Read more

Americans On Record Pace for Gas Purchases

"Americans seem to have accepted the news on high fuel prices with aplomb," says Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst for Oil Price Information Service. The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in the U.S. this year never reached the highs seen in 2008, when the all-time record of $4.114 was reached. The 2012 average never even climbed as high as it was last year, when it hit $3.965, according to the Energy Department. But fuel prices have been so consistently high in 2012 that American... Read more

Camper Finds Missing Ring in Grand Teton N.P

A Texas woman is rejoicing after a stranger returned a ring she lost nearly a year ago in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park. Toni Leigh Chandler said her faith in humanity was restored after she opened a package containing her Texas A&M University graduation ring, which she lost just before Christmas on a vacation to the Tetons, the Yellowstone Gate reported. Chandler was crestfallen after losing the ring, but eventually got over it. “I was OK because I knew what the Tetons meant to... Read more

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