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Yellowstone N.P.’s Visitation #s Mixed for July

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Americans value their natural resources, such as Yellowstone National Park’s Old Faithful. Visitation numbers in Yellowstone National Park saw a slight dip for the month of July. However, vehicle numbers were up and the park had nearly as many people visit the park last month as in the previous six months of 2013 combined, West Yellowstone News reported. In July, the park had 812,212 recreational visits, compared to 888,335 in 2012, which is 8.57% lower than last year at this time. Vehicle... Read more

Minn. Campground Reopens After Wolf Attack

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The Minnesota campground where 16-year-old Noah Graham was attacked by a wolf last weekend was again open for business Wednesday (Aug. 28), the Bemidji Pioneer reported. Ann Long-Voelkner, a spokesperson for the Chippewa National Forest, said the West Winnie Campground at Lake Winibigoshish reopened Wednesday afternoon. Several campers had reservations, Long-Voelkner said. “It’s a good thing that campers can come out and enjoy the campground for the holiday weekend,” she said. The campground... Read more

RVIA/HGTV Partners for ’14 RV Product Show

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The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) is now working with producers of HGTV’s annual RV special, which has premiered on New Year’s Day for the past 13 years, for the 2014 edition of the program, which has been the cable networks highest rated special for the past several years. According to the RVIA, filming will take place at America’s Largest RV Show in Hershey, Pa., show in early September. RV manufacturers are being asked to forward information about new models, features, innovations... Read more

Latest Briefs for RV Parks and Campgrounds

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Marcus Lemonis in a promo for CNC’s ‘The Profit,’ which appears Tuesday nights on CNBC. NEW YORK From Broadway World: On the Sept. 3 episode of CNBC’s “The Profit,” Marcus Lemonis travels to Keyport, N.J., to visit “Mr. Green Tea,” a family-run specialty ice cream company being torn apart by two competing visions. Rich Emanuele is the second generation owner who makes great ice cream and keeps tight tabs on the budget. His son Michael has big ideas... Read more

Carver Cut Campground Damage into Beauty

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The blue heron, carved with a chain saw at Odetah Camping Resort in Connecticut. Click here to watch a video on the following story, courtesy of WTNH-TV, Providence, R.I. A Bozrah, Conn., campground has found a way to preserve a landmark tree, even though it was damaged by Superstorm Sandy. An artist was brought in to work his magic at Odetah Camping Resort. “It’s 90% chain saw and I use smaller power tools like grinders, sanders and dremels. That sort of thing for details,” said... Read more

Lions ‘Jump Through Hoops’ to Expand Park

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The entrance to Turner Park, whose campground is run by the Lions Club in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta. The campground expansion, which has been debated for years and is currently being run by the Fort Saskatchewan Lions Club in Alberta, was approved by council at the Aug. 27 regular council meeting pending a few friendly amendments. Before the council will give the OK to the project, it required that an environmental impact study be conducted on the area to determine the affect that the expansion... Read more

New Michigan Park Owners Finding Success

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Aerial view of Leisure Lake Family Campground near Sumner, Mich. The new owners of Leisure Lake Family Campground in Sumner, Mich., are enjoying their success. They have taken on what appears to be a booming business, the Morning Sun, Mount Pleasant, reported. “We have 82 names on our seasonal wait list,” said Raedene Shunk, who, along with her husband Ken purchased the resort May 1. “That’s for people who want to stay all summer. “ Offering 140 campsites, the campground has a 36-acre... Read more

Update: ‘Let It Burn’ Policy in National Parks!

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The Rim Fire destroyed forests in a national forest and a national park. But how firefighters fight the fire is different in these two adjacent regions. Map courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service. As the massive Rim Fire roared out of the Stanislaus National Forest and deeper into Yosemite National Park this week, public attention rose sharply. But the intensity of firefighting did not, the Los Angeles Times reported. That’s because part of the blaze had crossed into the jurisdiction of the National... Read more

State-Owned Campgrounds in Ind. 99.5% Full

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Whitewater Memorial State Park in Liberty, Ind., is one of the state’s oldest parks, but you would not know that by spending a night in the park’s campground. With electric hookup, large camp sites for big RV’s and campers, and modern shower houses, it is and ideal location for an inexpensive family vacation or to just get away for the night. Photo courtesy of America’s State Parks website Whip-sawed by fluctuating gasoline prices, squeezed by early school starting dates and often... Read more

A Busy Agenda for FRVTA’s 33rd Convention

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Some scenes from last year’s FRVTA convention. The Florida RV Trade Association (FRVTA) hosts its 33rd Annual State Convention at the Sandpearl Resort on Clearwater Beach, Sept. 5-8. This year’s convention theme, “Taking Care of Business the RV Way!”, will teach attendees how to properly position their businesses for success in the coming year, according to a news release. The association has assembled a series of educational and informative industry panels, seminars and breakout sessions... Read more

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