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Mo. Campground Slammed By Flooding

What was once beautiful Shady Beach Campground in Noel, Mo., is now almost unrecognizable, television station KOAM reported. Campground owner Carson Adamson said, “It’s hard to come in and look at it every day and then know the amount of time and money and effort it will take to get it back.” Rushing water from Elk River came up on shore for about a half mile, knocking down power lines and sweeping away the campground in its path. Water came up so high, cabins on stilts were halfway... Read more

N.M. Campground Closed By Snow, Ice

After last week’s winter storm and a brief closure of the entrances and parking/staging areas into Dripping Springs Natural Area and Soledad Canyon Day-Use Area, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management Las Cruces (N.M.) District has lifted the closures, the Las Cruces Sun-News reported. However, a third site — Aguirre Spring Campground — remains closed to vehicular access. Because the campground is located in a shaded part of the Organ Mountains, the entrance, a one-way loop road, and campground... Read more

Damaged Calif. Campground Reopens

Three campsites at Emma Wood State Beach in Ventura, Calif., remain closed off because of damage, television station KEYT reported. The damage came at the end of last month during destructive king tides. Strong, massive waves rearranged and damaged five campsites and pushed an 8,000-pound K-rail onto the roadway. The remaining 87 campsites are back open, some a little longer or shorter than before. For the full story, click here. Share this:LinkedInEmailFacebook Read More →

RV Shipments Up 4.9% Through Nov.

RV overall shipments were up 4.9% through the end of November, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) announced this afternoon (Dec. 30). November saw a rise in towable RV shipments of 3.2% compared to November 2014, and motorhome shipments in November were up 9.4% compared to the same month last year. That brought total RV shipments to 3.9% higher in November to the same period, according to RVIA. For the first 11 months of the year, a 4.8% boost in towable RV shipments combined with... Read more

KOA Announces Leadership Change

The Olendorf Family from the Point South/Yemassee KOA Journey accepts the 2016 KOA Franchisee of the Year Award, presented by KOA President Pat Hittmeier (L) and CEO Jim Rogers After 15 years at the helm of Kampgrounds of America Inc., Jim Rogers will be stepping down as KOA’s chairman and CEO. KOA President Pat Hittmeier has been promoted to the role of president and CEO, effective Jan. 1. “In Jim’s tenure, he has transitioned KOA into a dynamic and progressive company and built a foundation... Read more

Gas, Jobs Boost Consumer Sentiment

Consumer confidence closed out 2015 on a high note amid solid job growth and falling gas prices, according to a report by USA Today. A closely watched index of Americans’ outlook climbed to 96.5 in December from 92.6 the previous month, the Conference Board said Monday (Dec. 28). Economists expected a rise to 93.6. Regular unleaded gas is cheap, recently dipping below $2 a gallon. And employers added 211,000 jobs in November after a robust 298,000 gains the previous month. Such developments typically... Read more

Cabins Lead To A $12,000 Zoning Fine

Wellsboro (Pa.) District Court Judge Rob Repard ruled that six cabins at Stony Fork Creek Campground do not conform to Delmar Township’s zoning ordinance, the Wellsboro Gazette reported. On Dec. 11, Repard fined the campground $12,000 plus $162.50 in court costs. Campground owner Randy Grim has 30 days to appeal. The cabins have been an issue since April when the township asked the campground to secure zoning permits. Grim applied, but was denied and the township asked him to request a variance.... Read more

Campground Faces Uncertain Future

A day at Camp Kiwanis has been creating happy memories for generations of children in the Mason, Mich., area, especially for those in the Boy Scouts, the Lansing State Journal reported. That will end next year. A Boys Scouts of America regional board voted on Dec.12 to close the camp in December 2016. The facility just wasn’t being used enough, the group said. The 80-acre Camp Kiwanis sits just east of Mason in rural Vevay Township, but it draws kids from over the area, according to Leon Clark,... Read more

N.Y. Looks For State Fair RV Park Bids

New York officials are looking for contractors to build a new recreational vehicle park, expand the Midway area and improve the front gate at the New York State Fair, according to state records. The Post-Standard of Syracuse reported that the work — estimated to cost as much as $33 million — is part of New York’s plan to revamp much of the fairgrounds in Geddes. The bids for the RV park and Midway are due Jan. 20; the state expects that project to cost $20 million to $30 million. The... Read more

Campground’s Opening Reservations

The Lindenwood Campground in Fargo, N.D., will start accepting reservations for the 2016 season on Jan. 11, the Forum of Farg0-Moorhead reported. Lindenwood plans to open May 1, weather permitting. The campground has 47 campsites that rent for $29 per night, including electricity and water. The campground also includes a paved drive, picnic tables, fire pits, hot showers, restrooms, two playground facilities, bike rentals and bike trails. Reservations are required for all campers and campers are... Read more

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