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Pa. Adding $200m To State Parks In Two Years

May 30, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

For some, the camping season has already begun. Tents and trailers must be dusted off and many have already visited state parks and campgrounds across Pennsylvania, the Lewistown Sentinel reported. “The new season ahead is an exciting one for visitors to our state parks and state forests,” said Terry Brady, deputy press secretary of the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Gov. Tom Corbett recently made a short-term funding commitment to state parks and forest systems... Read more

Good Sam Refinances Debt, S&P Drops Rating

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On May 29, 2014, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services withdrew its ratings, including its ‘B-‘ corporate credit rating, on Good Sam Enterprises LLC, at the issuer’s request, Standard & Poor’s reported. The withdrawal follows the complete repayment of Good Sam’s $325 million 11.5% senior notes due 2016. The company repaid the balances using proceeds from debt issued at its parent, CWGS Group LLC. For access to the full report, click here. Share this:LinkedInEmailFacebook Read More →

Flooding Closes Campground In North Wyo.

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Rising water from the Tongue River in northern Wyoming flooded the Connor Battlefield Campground in Ranchester, the Casper Star-Tribune reported. Barring possible heavy rainfall this weekend, the flow from the river should lessen today (May 30). The campground will be reopened after cleanup and repairs once the water recedes. A date is unknown. For the original story, click here. Share this:LinkedInEmailFacebook Read More →

Campground Chili Cook-Off Entries Dwindling

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A can of beans, a pound of beef, a can of tomato juice, all the peppers one can find, one onion and a competitive spirit are some of the ingredients for a successful chili competition. Over the years, the Sea Pirate Campground has held an annual chili cook-off at its site in West Creek, N.J., but that may be coming to an end, the Sand Paper of Surf City reported. “It’s slowed down over the last couple of years. We have considered making this our last year because it has slowed down so much,”... Read more

Holiday Weekend Up 15% For Utah State Parks

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Utah’s state parks saw more than 113,500 visitors statewide over Memorial Day weekend, an increase of more than 15% from 2013, television station KCSG reported. Utah State Parks Director Fred Hayes attributed the increase to new park improvements, including new cabins and campground facilities at Starvation State Park; a new zipline at Yuba State Park; Intrepid Trail at Dead Horse Point State Park; and good water levels at most reservoirs. Most state park campgrounds were at full capacity, with... Read more

Campers Flock To Sioux Falls, S.D., For RibFest

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Thousands of people are expected in Sioux Falls, S.D., this weekend for the 17th annual RibFest, television staton KELO reported. Some of them are camping adjacent to the event at the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds. With RibFest kicked off, everyone is looking forward to something this weekend like the bands, food, or fun. As for Terry and Joanie Mousel of Alton, Iowa, began setting up camp on Thursday morning. “We have never been here and wanted to check it out. It sounds like a lot of fun. We’re... Read more

Florida State Park Will Double Campground Size

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A popular spot for locals and other tourists, Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach is doubling its number of campground sites, the St. Augustine Record reported. Florida announced Wednesday (May 28) that the park will construct another 34 campsites at west side of the park near the Intracoastal Waterway. The construction period will be six to eight months. This project also includes improvements to the picnic area near the Intracoastal. Many of the recreational facilities... Read more

Colorado Campgrounds Still Closed For Snow

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There are still large amounts of snow remaining in the high country limiting access to some recreation opportunities, rangers in the Eagle-Holy Cross district near Minturn, Colo., told the Vail Daily Enterprise. Trails, camping areas and roads are melting out slower than usual and may open later than expected. The following campgrounds are open for the early summer camping season: Gore Creek, Camp Hale Memorial, Hornsilver and Sweetwater. As of now, all other campgrounds still have snow in the sites... Read more

Report: Travel Up 15%, Online Bookings Soaring

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Adobe is about to release its “Travel 2014 Report” and gave Yahoo Travel an exclusive sneak peek at the inside scoop on how and where the world is traveling this summer. So what’s in store? Travelers will be spending in droves: The Adobe Digital Index (ADI) predicts that figure could hit $61 billion between Memorial Day and Labor Day — a 15% increase from last year. Adobe gathered its insights by analyzing 33 billion consumer visits to 1,300 branded travel websites across the globe and aggregating... Read more

Texas RV Center Opens KOA & New Dealership

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The Sanger/Denton North Kampgrounds of America (KOA) Campground and McClain’s Longhorn RV in Sanger, Texas, held a formal grand opening May 17, according to a written announcement from KOA. There was a ribbon-cutting ceremony with officials from the City of Sanger and various chamber of commerce members in attendance. The location, owned by McClain’s RV SuperStores, had been operated as McClain’s Campsite before the opening of the new dealership, the fifth McClain’s dealership,... Read more

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