New Exclusive Arizona Motorhome Park Opening

Starting Thursday (Sept. 1) the brand new MotorCoach Resort in Chandler, Ariz., will be open for business, according to an announcement from the park. The RV park is smaller in size, located in a quiet locale just outside Phoenix, and only allows motorhomes, no trailers or tents. The “boutique RV park” features 32 paved spaces on a large, eight-acre, fully landscaped lot.  Full hookups for Class A, B or C motorhomes are available. Amenities include laundry, showers, bathrooms, picnic... Read more

Texas RV Park’s Owners Acquire A Second Park

The owners of Texas Lakeside RV Resort in Port Lavaca, Texas, Doug and Dana Jensen, announced their acquisition of Serendipity Bay Resort, an RV park and Marina located in Palacios, Texas. Currently, the waterfront RV esort has 142 RV sites, 75 boat slips, two cabins, two rental RVs and a waterfront home for daily, weekly and monthly rentals. Amenities include a swimming pool, shuffle board courts, bocce ball court, large Rally Room with a full commercial kitchen, bathrooms and showers, laundry room,... Read more

Texas Campground To Reopen For Labor Day

While the Lake Arrowhead State Park Campground  near Wichita Falls, Texas, has been closed to campers all summer, the campsites will reopen in time for the Labor Day Holiday, reported. After being closed the second consecutive summer because of  heavy spring rains, all 91 campsites will be available for use beginning Thursday (Sept. 1). Heavy rainfall this spring caused flooding and the waste water system at Lake Arrowhead couldn’t keep up, forcing the campgroundto shut... Read more

Northern Ariz. Campground Business Is Strong

Many campgrounds across northern Arizona are full for Labor Day weekend, capping a strong summer camping season with several parks reporting significant gains over last year’s revenue and occupancy figures, according to the Arizona Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (Arizona ARVC). “We’ve been full every night. We’ve been turning people away,” said Jo Ann Mickelson, a co-owner of J & H RV Park in Flagstaff who also serves as executive director of Arizona ARVC. Mickelson added... Read more

Airplane Crashes In Nevada RV Park, No RVs Hit

A small airplane made an emergency crash landing inside River’s Edge RV Park in Sparks, Nev., at 6 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 30), television station KOLO reported. “It could have been us,” said River’s Edge guest Bob Curley. “We saw all the black smoke, came running up the road and it was a ball of fire.” It is a busy time of year at the 180-site RV park, but amazingly nobody was hurt when the plane crashed.. “He landed right in a tree,” said park guest Valorie... Read more

Flooded Camp Resort Reopening For Weekend

The owners of Skip-a-way Resort and Campground in Dubuque, Iowa, have been working feverishly for the past several day cleaning up almost $200,000 worth of damage from floods, television station KCRG reported. “In the camping season here in Iowa, we have three big weekends: Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day,” said Steve Baker, Skip-a-way Resort owner. Baker wasn’t about to let a flood get in the way of this big weekend. “It covered a whole section of the campground.... Read more

RV And Luxury Camping Grow In Mich. RV Parks

Recreational vehicles transform into yurts and then luxury cabins as Anja Gierlach whizzes a golf cart through the 80 acres of land within Timber Ridge RV and Recreation Resort in Traverse City, Mich., the Traverse City Record-Eagle reported. The sprawling campsite represents a new era of camping no longer defined by a tent pitched in the wilderness. Campers at Timber Ridge — and many other sites in northwest Lower Michigan — can choose to spend outings in anything from basic tent and RV accommodations... Read more

S.E. New Mexico RV Parks See Occupancy Drop

The heart of oil and gas country in southeastern New Mexico is seeing unemployment jump and RV parks occupancy rates fall due to the oil downturn, the Associated Press reported. Lea County’s unemployment rate is 9.9% compared to 6.9% last year. According to RV parks around Hobbs, occupancy rates are way down from 100% capacities with long waiting lists to about 50-80% occupancy. Hobbs Superintendent T.J. Parks says the district is down 150 students as of Tuesday (Aug. 30) from the same day... Read more

LSI Joins Gift-Card Charity Donation Program

Leisure Systems Inc. (LSI), the franchisor of the 84 Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts across North America, announced that it has become the first campground network to join Great Lakes Scrip, a national program that makes it easy for businesses to provide fundraising support for schools, churches and other nonprofit organizations. Businesses affiliated with Great Lakes Scrip programs donate a percentage of their gift card sales to the nonprofit organizations their customers select. Jim... Read more

Camping Leaves Mark On Michigan’s Economy

Sisters Kali and Alizae sat near a campfire at Arbutus Lake State Forest Campground in Michigan’s southern East Bay Township. Their brother, Jarvis, 6, stood nearby. The fire crackled gently while a surrounding forest of tall trees sheltered the campsite from the late afternoon sun. The children from Grawn were midway through two weeks of camping with their parents, the Traverse City Record-Eagle reported. “We grew up around here,” said mother Mindy Burnam. “We bring them... Read more

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