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VIDEO: Handling Guest Credit Card Data

October 31, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

In video 6 of the Campground Knowledge Network Series, RMS North America demystifies PCI and how it applies to campground owners and operators, and also explains how credit security applies to all RV park and campground operators who take credit cards, not just ones who take them electronically.   Share this:LinkedInEmailFacebook Read More →

RVIA, Ad Agency Expand ‘Tailgate Tour’

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The RV industry is rooted in stereotypes, with many people associating large motorhomes with retired couples driving across the country. While the industry was hit hard by the recession, wholesale shipments are expected to hit 350,000 RVs in 2014, marking five consecutive years of growth and hitting levels last seen prerecession in 2007. Now, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), and its agency, The Richards Group, are launching a new campaign designed to broaden the appeal of RVs,... Read more

Busy Campground Closed For Upgrades

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The campground at Francis State Beach was closed last week as California State Parks officials began a series of upgrades. The park, the highest grossing public campground on the Peninsula, could remain shuttered for up to six months, but state officials say it should reopen in time for the busy season next year, the Half Moon Bay Review reported. For nearly three years, the state parks department has been preparing a series of upgrades at the park, including providing power for RVs and trailer... Read more

Group Helps Bear-Proof Campgrounds

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With federal protection, grizzly bears may be doing better in the greater Yellowstone area, but more is needed to make sure they’re out of the woods, the Bozeman (Mont.) Daily Chronicle reported. This summer, the Greater Yellowstone Coalition teamed with the U.S. Forest Service to install bear-proof storage boxes in every public campground in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem over the next three years. It’s no small undertaking with more than 160 campgrounds in five national forests surrounding... Read more

Dinosaur Nat’l Monument Fees Doubling

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Fees to enter Dinosaur National Monument are proposed to double under a structure dictated by the National Park Service headquarters in Washington, D.C., National Parks Traveler reported. Park Service Director Jon Jarvis earlier this year directed his field staff to start moving towards a four-tiered fee schedule, with the new fees to be instituted by 2017 unless there was strong pushback from the public. Dinosaur is among “Group 2” parks that were told to set their entrance fees... Read more

These RV Parks’ Activities Make Them Big

October 30, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The following column by Senior Editor Bob Ashley appeared in October’s issue of Woodall’s Campground Management. Lazy River Lazy River at Granville in Granville, Ohio, is more than a campground. It’s also a family oriented activity center that includes dozens of things for children to do along with a 300-foot zip line, gem mine and two-story-tall ”challenge course” that includes slack lines to walk across and a rock-climbing wall. That’s a far cry from what Lazy River... Read more

U.S.F.S. Waiving Fees To Honor Veterans

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The U.S. Forest Service will waive fees at most of its day-use recreation sites from Nov. 8-11 in honor of Veteran’s Day. The fee waiver is the last of four offered this year. The program is in cooperation with other federal land management agencies under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. Fees will be waived generally for day-use areas, such as picnic grounds, developed trailheads and destination visitor centers. Sites operated by private concessionaires may be included in the waiver... Read more

LVM Resort Teams With Big Rigs Best Bets

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LVM Resort LVM Resort, a Class A motor coach resort in Las Vegas, Nev., announced a new partnership with campground directory Big Rigs Best Bets. Subscribers to the publication will receive a 20% discount off the daily rate at the resort for up to 10 days at any site. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Big Rigs Best Bets,” said Paula Cinelli, guest services manager at the resort. “Ken and Ellie Hamill provide a perspective of the RV parks they visit that’s different from any other RV... Read more

Corps Announces Okla. Winter Camping

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Tulsa (Okla.) District announced winter campground operations for Tenkiller Ferry Lake to take effect Dec. 1, the Tahlequah Daily Press reported. Designated campsites will provide electrical service and a potable water source centrally located at the campground. Campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis during the winter season. The Lake Tenkiller project office will close Snake Creek, Chicken Creek, Elk Creek, Pettit Bay 2 and Strayhorn Landing... Read more

Groups Plan Fundraiser For Campground

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Kayak Zak’s and Humboldt State University recreation students plan a “Benefit to Reopen Dry Lagoon Campground” event on Saturday (Nov. 1) at the Trinidad (Calif.) Town Hall, the Eureka Times-Standard reported. According to HSU student Maria Morales, Dry Lagoon is “Humboldt’s favorite hike-in campground.” It has been closed for almost three years because of state budget cuts. It’s a primitive hike-in campground. “We are trying to raise money for State... Read more

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