The Latest RV Park and Campground Briefs
From a news release:
The California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (CalARVC) is now distributing its 2013 Camp-California! The Camper's Guide to California.
The camping guide is an annual publication with 225,000 copies available to consumers in January. Camp-California! distribution and saturation focus is California, host to 5.1 million campers annually. About 80% of California campers are from California.
The guide is distributed throughout California via consumer shows, Camping World stores, California Welcome Centers, RV rental agencies, RV dealers, at various PR events promoting camping and outdoor recreation and at many of our member parks.
This is the only visitor’s guide that represents all segments of California’s camping industry and each region of California. It’s the only guide that focuses on having fun in California while including camping information that is available at all California Welcome Centers.
From The Daily Times, Farmington:
Bloomfield police evacuated the Desert Rose RV Park during a structure fire there early Monday (Jan. 21).
A family’s motorhome was fully engulfed in flames when police arrived at the park shortly before 8 a.m., Bloomfield police Sgt. Marlyn Wyatt said in a news release.
There was a 200-pound propane tank attached to the RV so officers evacuated the entire park, he said.
William Jones, who owns the RV and lives there with his wife, said he heard a “pop” and a roar early Monday and said the home caught fire near their refrigerator, police said.
The Joneses were not hurt during the fire.
The family did lose most of their belongings and is receiving aid from The American Red Cross.
San Juan County Fire Marshal Chris Cardin said the RV was a total loss.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation, he said.
No other RVs were damaged because of the fire.
From The Free Press, Fernie:
Following a positive and well-received public hearing, a planned RV park is one step closer to coming to Fernie.
The owner of the property commonly known as the wrangler or rodeo grounds is proposing to turn the lot into an RV park. Reto Barrington owns close to 30 acres of land located west of the Fernie Golf Club and north of McDougall Creek. He’s asking the city of Fernie to allow him to rezone the lot from Rural Residential to Parks and Open Space to allow for campground development.
After reviewing Barrington’s proposal in December, the council posted their intention to allow the rezoning and held a public hearing on Jan. 14 to give Fernie residents a chance to weigh in.
As of Jan. 11, the city had received nine emails and eight letters, all of which were in support of the RV park.
From a news release:
A new online system for booking campground spots and cabins at provincial parks is now available.
"The system recently went live, and now that we have begun a new year, it is time to get the word out about it; how interactive a tool it is; and how it will add to the visitor experience," said Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister Trevor Holder.
The system enables potential visitors to complete their reservation online. It was developed and is powered by Camis, a company that has provided the service to other provinces, neighboring American states and Parks Canada for a number of years, with great success.
To help visitors choose, there are photos and details of each site. Visitors can reserve in advance and ensure they get the site they want; they do not have to wait at the entrance gate to complete their reservation; and there is no disappointment at finding the campsite they were hoping to get is already booked.