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The Latest RV Park and Campground Briefs

November 14, 2012 by   - () Leave a Comment

CHINA

From the RV News Service:

Chinese officials looking for tourist dollars have designed five new tour routes for motorhome use though the Yangtze River Delta area. One of the most densely populated areas of the planet, the delta is home of Shanghai, China’s most populous city of 23 million inhabitants.

The newly designed routes will shepherd visitors to major tourism sites and at end of day, to appropriate RV parks. Government authorities are working on plans to build RV-appropriate infrastructure along the routes. Plans call for 400 to 500 RV parks to be built by the year 2020, including dump stations, fuel pumps, and electrical connections. High-level RV resorts with “recreational activities” are planned for Shanghai. Tourist attractions along the routes are in the provinces of Anhui, Jiangsu and Zhejiang.

Officials hope that by 2020 the region will see upwards to 5 1/2 million motorhome tourists. Most of the estimated 8,500 motorhomes in China are owned by private companies who rent them out for about $240 a day.

MARYLAND

From The Associated Press:

All but two of Maryland’s state parks are now open following cleanup and repairs from Superstorm Sandy.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says Herrington Manor and Swallow Falls in Garrett County remain closed. The Manor area of Cunningham Falls in Frederick County remains closed, but the Houck area is open. And Dan’s Mountain in Alleghany County is open, but with limited services and access.

Eleven of the state’s 66 parks were closed following the late October storm. Sandy lashed the coast and central Maryland with rain and strong winds while snow buried parts of Western Maryland.

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