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CCLOA Conference Brings New Leadership

The Colorado Camping and Lodging Owners Association (CCLOA) conference and expo for campground owners and managers, “Sharing the Passion of Outdoor Hospitality,” brought together a mixture of newer professionals and the latest generation of several founding members March 18-20, according to an announcement from the association. Of those in attendance, personal experience in the industry ranged from about a year to more than five decades. After nearly 50 years of service to the Colorado... Read more

Town Looks At Eliminating Some Campsites

Big questions were raised around budgeting for major upgrades to Williamson’s Lake park & campground after a final site plan was presented to the City of Revelstoke’s parks committee last week, the Revelstoke Review reported. The $1.4 million plan calls for replacing existing buildings, improving accessibility to the beach, renovating the dock, moving the mini-golf course and removing all campsites from the beach area. It moves all the campsites off the beach, and up the hill. It would include... Read more

Minnesota RV Park Proposal Raises Concerns

Controversy has arisen over a proposal to convert several acres of riverfront property along the East Two River into the Tower Harbor Zone district in Tower, Minn., the Timberjay reported. The impetus for the change is a proposal by Dave and Diane Rose to construct a small RV park near the river on land, currently zoned residential, that they recently purchased. The RV park is not allowed under current zoning, but would be allowed, by conditional use, if the land and two other adjacent parcels are... Read more

Iowa Campground Opening Friday, Rates Up

Starting Friday (April 1), the campground at Ottumwa Park in Ottumwa, Iowa, will open for the 2016 season and it will have higher rates, the Ottumwa Courier reported. In February, the Ottumwa City Council agreed to raise fees after eight years of stagnant rates. Tent fees will go from $9 to $10, while RV camping will go up from $15 to $17. According to Gene Rathje, Ottumwa Parks director, a small boost in rates would bring Ottumwa up to par with what other city parks around its size charge. Rathje... Read more

B.C. Campground Gearing Up For The Season

It might only be March, but the village of Nakusp, British Columbia, will soon be getting set to prepare the local campground for the start of the season, the Arrow Lakes News reported. The campground usually opens during the Victoria Day weekend, but because it is run by a private contractor, it could open a little earlier if the site is ready. “I think there are 30-something sites,” said Warren Leigh, manager of the village’s public works department. “There is the capacity to expand for tenting, for the baseball tournament for example. They put people wherever they can find a spot.” Activity during the week is normally a little slow, but weekends at the campground can be quite busy. Leigh said the site is fairly rustic. There are about 10-12 powered sites, along with washrooms, shower areas, picnic tables and a fire pit. For... Read more

Wyo. County To Consider A Proposed RV Park

Park County (Wyo.) commissioners return to their regular schedule of Tuesday meetings April 5 and on the agenda is a public hearing for the proposed Trout Ranch RV Park, the Cody Enterprise reported. This review will be conducted for the request from Larry Frandson to create a 38-site RV park along with 10 tepee sites at 4727 Powell Highway. The proposed site is  about six miles outside Cody. For the full story, click here. Share this:LinkedInEmailFacebook Read More →

Walt Disney World Upgrading Fort Wilderness

Walt Disney World’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground will undergo some renovations soon, according to new permits filed by the theme park, the Orlando Business Journal reported. General construction work will begin on more than 10 campground sites — with more than 40 lots each — at Fort Wilderness. The type of renovation work was not revealed, but typical work at Disney’s resorts include upkeep of utilities, design and regular maintenance. The general contractor on that work... Read more

Napa Valley Expo May Add ‘Airstream Dream’

With their most profitable event just around the corner, the Napa Valley Expo board of directors met Tuesday (March 29) with planners to discuss what the future of the California event might look like, the Napa Valley Register reported. The LSA Associates Inc. planning team presented its preliminary findings, highlighting opportunities and constraints within the 34-acre space. “We understand that the Expo is more than a fair,” said Marcia D. Vallier of Vallier Design Associates, who is... Read more

RV Park Will Reopen Friday In Athens, Texas

The Lake Athens Marina RV Park opens Friday (April 1) in Athens, Texas, with a whole new look to the offices that have been closed since late 2014, the Athens Review reported. George Bayoud of Athens LLC said there’ve been major changes to the look of the facility in preparation for the opening. “We’ve pretty well redone the whole park, new roads and pad sites,” Bayoud said. “We’ve redone what we call the events center.” Another change that is sure to catch the eye is a... Read more

Mud Park Plans To Seek Campground Status

With the annual “Spring Fling” event at Mettowee Off Road Extreme Park tabbed for this weekend, Granville, N.Y., town officials are hoping for compliance from mud boggers, and the park’s owner says that will happen, the Granville Sentinel reported. The event will take place April 1-3, with gates opening at 8 a.m. Friday and closing Sunday at 5 p.m. In the past, the town board has heard complaints from residents and even bumped heads with the mud boggers – this year supervisor Matt Hicks said... Read more

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