Campers Found Safety in Mark Twain Cave

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Close to a dozen people were in the Hannibal Campground Thursday afternoon (May 30) before the big storm hit the area and many of them didn’t have any intention of leaving, WGEM-TV, Hannibal, Mo., reported. Mark Twain Cave Owner Linda Coleberd said if there was severe weather, campers would go into the Mark Twain Cave to wait out the storm.  Coleberd said the cave is a vital tool for protecting campers during severe weather. “When that big storm comes up and you are in something as... Read more

NPS Asked to Consider Flexible Fees System

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Old Faithful at Yellowstone National Park. Ten recreation groups are asking the National Park Service to adjust its fee schedule to enter and use national park lands. Supporters of the National Park System asked NPS Director Jon Jarvis to restructure the agency’s entrance and user fee system, using existing administrative authority. The 10 advocacy groups, ranging alphabetically from the American Hiking Society to the Western States Tourism Policy Council, called on Jarvis to adopt a “dynamic... Read more

Latest Briefs for RV Parks and Campgrounds

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OREGON From the Statesman Journal, Salem: The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is celebrating State Parks Day on June 1 with free tent, RV and horse campsites and free day-use parking at state parks throughout Oregon. State Parks Day is held on the first Saturday in June each year. It was established in 1998 by a joint resolution of the Oregon State Legislative Assembly. “It’s a great way to thank Oregonians and visitors for their support of our state parks,” said OPRD Director Tim Wood.... Read more

Towable ‘Tiny House’ Trend Charms Retirees

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One of the tiny houses from Tumbleweed Tiny House Co. Greg Cantori plans to downsize when he retires. Really, really downsize. As reported by the Baltimore Sun, his retirement home is 238 square feet — one-tenth the size of the average new American house — and sits in his Anne Arundel County yard. He and wife Renee can hitch it to a truck and take it with them wherever they go. “It’s so cheap — that’s what’s so cool about this,” said Cantori, 52, who envisions a surf-and-turf future,... Read more

Amenity-Rich LSI Resorts Open 2013 Season

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The list of on-site attractions at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts continues to grow as parks across the U.S. and Canada add new amenities in preparation for the upcoming summer camping season. Many Jellystone Parks are also adding more rental accommodations. “Every year, we add more rental cabins because of growing demand from families and from people who don’t have a tent or RV but still want to have a fun camping experience with Yogi Bear,” said Michele Wisher, director of marketing... Read more

Treasure Isle RV Park to Host Charity Events

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  One of the many beautiful RV sites in Treasure Isle RV Park in New York. Treasure Isle RV Park in Blossvale, N.Y., is hosting a special afternoon of food and fun on June 8 exclusively for clients of the Syracuse-area Gigi’s Playhouse, one of 12 Down syndrome awareness and educational centers across the country that provide resources, specialized teaching, and support to individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community. Learn more about Gigi’s Playhouse at In... Read more

Texas Campgrounds Offer Diverse Activities

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Campgrounds across Texas are gearing up for a busy summer camping season, and many of them are offering more activities than they’ve ever had before. “Each year they get better at providing their guests fun things to do as a family,” Brian Schaeffer, executive director and CEO of the Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO), stated in a news release. “Campgrounds now offer everything from chocolate-themed weekends with chocolate tug of war and Slip N Slide games to music and culture... Read more

Dubuque Campground is Covered With Mud

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Miller Riverview Park in Dubuque, Iowa, in normal times. The park and campground jut into the Mississippi River, whose floodwaters inundated the property last week. Campers at Dubuque, Iowa’s, Miller Riverview Park might be out of luck again come July 4th. Last week’s flooding forced the city to refund dozens of disappointed Memorial Day Campers. The park is still under water and covered in mud, KCRG-TV, Cedar Rapids, reported. Just as the water started to recede late last week, more... Read more

June 8 — A Fee-Free Day for National Lands

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Tom Tidwell The U.S. Forest Service is offering a fee-free day on June 8 in celebration of National Get Outdoors Day, an annual event to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun. The Forest Service offers fee-free four times a year. The first such fee-free period in 2013 was Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The other days are Sept. 28 for National Public Lands Day and Nov. 9-11 for Veterans Day Weekend, according to a news release. “The country’s forests and grasslands beckon people from coast to coast... Read more

CNBC Visiting Winnebago’s Complex in Iowa

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Winnebago Industries CEO Randy Potts (background) is filmed at the Winnebago plant in Forest City, Iowa, on May 30 for broadcast today on CNBC-TV. CNBC-TV sent photographer Bob Pollack to Winnebago Industries Inc. for a “Comeback Companies” story. Winnebago Industries Chairman, CEO and President Randy Potts (shown in background at left) was interviewed by Phil LeBeau to discuss the company;s recent growth following the difficult recession. The segment is scheduled to air today (May 31) throughout... Read more

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