Oregon County’s First Campground Opens Thurs.

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The picnic tables are set, fire rings are installed and tent pads are ready for stakes. After years of planning, raising money and building, Bear Creek Campground will open in the Little North Santiam Canyon on Thursday (May 1), the Statesman Journal reported. Marion County (Ore.) Parks’ first official campground has been a dream more than three years in the making for Russ Dilley, the sole full-time employee of a system overseeing 18 green spaces from the Cascade Mountains to Keizer. “We’ve... Read more

Lake Rudolph Donates $3,900 More To Charity

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Lake Rudolph donated $3,900 to Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Ohio Valley April 29, 2014. With Rudolph are Jeremy Evans, executive director of the charity (left) and Lake Rudolph’s Dave Lovell. Lake Rudolph Campground and RV Resort in Santa Claus, Ind., is very involved in helping to make a difference in the community, according to an announcement from the campground. Rudolph himself presented a check to Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Ohio Valley for $3,900.00 on Tuesday (April... Read more

CalARVC’s New Approach Deeper Than A Show

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The goal of the new California Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds (CalARVC) RV Park Day events is to create connections and facilitate relationships, and that is exactly what happened last week at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, CalARVC reported. Surrounded by beaches and palm trees and immersed in California sunshine, more than 90 park operators and vendors got to know one another in unique ways as CalARVC reinvented its approach to trade shows. Kampgrounds of America’s (KOA) Larry... Read more

Snowbirds Flocking Back North From Sarasota

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Even if you’re the most fervid star-spangled boosterish proponent of local tourism, you can’t deny this — the drive to work sure feels better without all the snowbirds, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reported. More than 100,000 Yankees, Canadians and myriad other seasonal visitors were projected by the U.S. Census Bureau to converge on Sarasota County this winter. And now suddenly, it seems, beginning this week, they’ve vanished. Truth be told, a spot check of local businesses indicates... Read more

Developer Thinks N.C. Town Right For Jellystone

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Kim Ayers believes Yanceyville, N.C.,  is the perfect setting for a large Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort campground, the Caswell Messenger reported. She brought Rob Schutter Jr., president and CEO of Leisure Systems Inc. (LSI) – which franchises Jellystone Campgrounds – to help with a presentation for county commissioners. Ayers wants to build Caswell County Jellystone Resort. She has two partners, Tommy Billings of Billinsgway Farms in Independence, Va., and Buster Mastin of... Read more

Neighbor Complains About Campground Noise

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Noise was the issue of the day at Monday’s meeting of the Washington Parish, La., Council, the Daily News of Bogalusa reported. Sharon Klerk, a resident of Mount Hermon, addressed the council to discuss a noise issue at her home, located near Silver Creek Campground. “I have no objection to anyone trying to make a living or to the campground in general,” she began. She said the campground owners have bands on different occasions throughout the year. She said the noise from the bands is generally... Read more

Mountain Falls RV Resort Reports Huge Growth

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An aerial view of Mountain Falls Luxury Motorcoach Resort in North Carolina. Mountain Falls Luxury Motorcoach Resort, located in Lake Toxaway, N.C., is experiencing an unprecedented increase in buyer interest and rental reservations, the company said in a written announcement. Mountain Falls has witnessed a 190% increase in reservation volume from 2013 to 2014. Not only has Mountain Falls seen a remarkable increase in the number of reservations but they also reported a 299% increase in the number... Read more

Concessionaire Helps With Ariz. Cleanup Work

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A day of intense labor by the employees of the Springerville Ranger District and the campground concessionaire Recreation Resource Management of America Inc. has helped to make the Rainbow Campground a safer and neater place, the White Mountain Independent of Show Low, Ariz., reported. Major logging operations that removed dead and dying trees that presented a safety hazard to the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ visitors and employees in the Big Lake Recreation Area were recently completed.... Read more

Lawmakers Seek Funds For New Campground

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After years of waiting and dashed hopes, Minnesota lawmakers are once again returning to the Legislature to try to get funding to outfit Lake Vermilion State Park with new campground and hiking facilities, the Hibbing Daily Tribune reported. Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk of Cook said he was optimistic that an allocation for the park will be included in the pending Senate DFL bonding bill. But, he said, the amount is still undetermined. “All I can say is that there will be money in the Senate... Read more

Arkansas RV Dealership Hit By Tornado Sun.

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Editor’s Note: The following was reported by freelancer Rick Kessler, exclusive to, sister site to Owner John Ward and employees of Mayflower RV/Auto have begun the long process of picking up the pieces after a tornado completely destroyed their Arkansas dealership Sunday night (April 27). In the wake of the storm, employees at the dealership’s two other locations in Sherwood and Van Buren Townships have been helping their Mayflower coworkers sift through piles... Read more

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