Texas Park 'Trio' Picks TXAD Internet Services

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TXAD Internet Services is continuing to bring private parks into 21st Century online communications with both new and newly designed websites. The company’s newest websites include, the website for Bishop’s Landing in Willis, Texas;, the website for Quail Springs RV Park in Uvalde, Texas; and, which is being used to market Venice on the Lake in Lake Conroe, Texas. “With Bishops Landing, we went with a more simplified... Read more

Camping World’s Lemonis Stars in 'The Profit'

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"The Profit" debuts on CNBC. RV industry executive Marcus Lemonis Tuesday night (July 30) offered a primer on how to run a business in CNBC’s new business-based reality show “The Profit.” Lemonis, the engaging 39-year-old chairman and CEO of Camping World Inc. and sister division Good Sam Enterprises LLC, wasted little time in the show’s season premier in throwing his weight – and money – around in helping to fix a struggling Manhattan used car buyer called Car Cash. Run by... Read more

Current Briefs for RV Parks and Campgrounds

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MINNESOTA From The Associated Press: Minnesota State Parks are jumping on the latest trend in water sports with plans to rent stand-up paddleboards at eight parks. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) officials say it’s a good way to promote a new physical activity. Paddleboarding involves standing on a board similar to a surfboard and propelling oneself around with a long paddle. The boards will be available at Blue Mounds, Glacial Lakes, Glendalough, Lake Shetek, McCarthy Beach, Myre-Big Island,... Read more

LCN Outdoors Sponsors Fishing Tournament

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Norman Boucher Norman Boucher (left) of LCN Outdoors holds up two nice smallmouth bass he caught on the Connecticut River during the fishing tournament his company sponsored on July 13, which launched from Riverside Park in Hartford, Conn. Each boat was given the choice of Make A Wish-USO or Flowers 4 MS for part of the registration fee to be donated to. FLW Outdoors offers anglers worldwide the opportunity to compete for millions of dollars in cash and prizes over the course of almost 200 tournaments... Read more

Iowa Widens RV Registration Fee Collections

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Owning a recreational vehicle is getting more expensive for some Iowans. As reported by The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, it’s not that the price to buy a motorized mansion is going up, but that the state is getting tougher on collecting registration fees. Already, the state has recovered about $1 million in unpaid tax and registration fees and a law change that went into effect July 1 is expected to channel more revenue into the underfunded state Road Use Tax Fund. “It’s well worth our time and... Read more

Campfire Bans for Some Wash. Campgrounds

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Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark has banned all outdoor fires on lands protected by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR), including campfires in all state, local and private campgrounds. According to the Kent Reporter, hot and dry conditions have made the potential for wildfire unusually high on both sides of the Cascade Mountains, according to a DNR media release. Significant demands are being placed upon our fire suppression resources from both regional and statewide... Read more

Zoning Issue: Year-Round RV Park Residency

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The Greenwich Township Planning Commission in northeast Pennsylvania is discussing how best to tackle the problem of people living year-round at two of the township's four campgrounds. "We've received complaints about school buses stopping there for several years but have lacked a policy of enforcement," Chairman Herbert K. Schick told the Reading Eagle on Monday (July 29). According to Alice Flyte, secretary-treasurer, the new residents are living in RVs at Pine Hill Campground... Read more

Oregon State Parks May Raise Camping Rates

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Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is proposing to raise state park camping rates for some types of campsites effective May 1, 2014. Public comment on the proposal will be accepted until Aug. 30, 2013, according to a news release. If approved by the Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission, the rate for a typical full hookup RV site at the state's most popular campgrounds would rise $4, to $28 per night in the summer, and basic yurts would go from $36 to $40. Tent camping rates,... Read more

AGS Extols Its Own Mobile Company Website

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Nearly 25% of all website traffic came from mobile devices during the first quarter of 2013, up 78% from the same period a year earlier, according to a published report by Walker Sands Communications, a Chicago-based SEO company. “We felt this was a logical move for us,” AGS President Brian Schaeffer said of the site at, which now automatically displays specially formatted content for mobile device users. “We create mobile websites every day for our clients. So we felt it was... Read more

Calif. State Parks Operate with 1950s Mentality

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The California State Parks system is grappling with modern funding problems as it strains for cash while its staffing, recreation and maintenance needs grow. But according to critics and even the parks’ new director, the department’s business practices are stuck in the 1950s. Bay Nature reported that to pay for parking at the parks, visitors must shove exact change and cash into metal posts known as “iron rangers.” Accounting and budgeting software lacks consistency throughout the state... Read more

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