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Controversial Campground Plan Gets Reprieve

August 31, 2016 by · Comments Off on Controversial Campground Plan Gets Reprieve 

A controversial campground development in Shediac, New Brunswick, has been given a three-year extension by the town council after a legal challenge has stalled construction efforts, CBC News reported. Construction has yet to start on the 750-unit campground despite the Shediac council giving its approval to the project in 2014. The plan has been stalled by a court challenge over whether the proponents can lease land from the Anglican Parish. A Court of Queen’s Bench justice has ordered a... Read more

Utah Cruise Inn Park Wins A Hotels.com Award

August 30, 2016 by · Comments Off on Utah Cruise Inn Park Wins A Hotels.com Award 

Moab Valley staff members show off the award from Hotels.com. Cruise Inn RV Parks announced that its Moab Valley RV Resort and Campground in Moab, Utah, received an “Excellent” reputation score from Hotels.com. As part of its Loved By Guests Awards 2016, Hotels.com recognizes indoor and outdoor lodging facilities with guest satisfaction scores of 4.0 or higher. Moab Valley’s score of 4.1 has set it apart from other parks and shows guests that it provides quality service and accommodations,... Read more

Wash. Campground Reopens After Fire Danger

August 30, 2016 by · Comments Off on Wash. Campground Reopens After Fire Danger 

Porcupine Bay Campground, day-use area, and boat launch reopened Monday morning (Aug. 29) by Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area officials after being closed Aug. 22 because of danger posed by wildfire, the Spokane (Wash.) Spokesman-Review reported. The popular boat ramp and picnic area at the Spokane Arm of Lake Roosevelt north of Davenport were evacuated and closed as the  Hart Road Fire blew up in Lincoln County and jumped the Spokane River onto the Spokane Indian Reservation. For the original... Read more

Jellystone Parks See 13.4% Revenue Spike YTD

August 30, 2016 by · Comments Off on Jellystone Parks See 13.4% Revenue Spike YTD 

Year-to-date revenues through Labor Day weekend are up by an average often 13.4% at Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts across the U.S. and Canada, according to an announcement from Leisure Systems Inc. (LSI), the Milford, Ohio-based franchisor of the family-friendly camping resorts. “We are having one of our best years ever,” said Jim Westover, vice president of operations for LSI, which oversees 84 Jellystone Park campgrounds with more than 17,000 campsites and vacation rentals across the U.S.... Read more

CRA Clarifies Campground Business Tax Issue

August 30, 2016 by · Comments Off on CRA Clarifies Campground Business Tax Issue 

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has made waves by ruling that small campgrounds don’t qualify for the small-business tax deduction, resulting in potentially huge tax bills for some campgrounds. As summer draws to a close, CRA clarified when campgrounds are eligible for the small business deduction, Advisor.ca reported. Canadian-controlled private corporations can claim the deduction on the first $500,000 in active business income. That income is taxed at 11% instead of 15%. And what’s active... Read more

Va. Campground Pays $5k To Settle Violation

August 30, 2016 by · Comments Off on Va. Campground Pays $5k To Settle Violation 

Violations of state water regulations by the Lake Chesdin Campground in Dinwiddie, Va., have been resolved, according to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), the Progress-Index reported. “They are fully in compliance with the terms of this order right now,” said DEQ Land Protection Enforcement Manager Russell Deppe earlier this week. This past May, DEQ issued Lake Chesdin Campground a consent order to resolve problems stretching back to 2013 related to a 3,000-gallon underground... Read more

Iowa Town Considering Keeping RV Park Open

August 30, 2016 by · Comments Off on Iowa Town Considering Keeping RV Park Open 

Storm Lake, Iowa, city officials are continuing to wrestle with requests to keep the campground open this winter for the first tine to house workers on the Dakota Access pipeline, the Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune reported. Nearly 40 RV sites have already been reserved, and several more are on a waiting list. Another request came in for 50 more spots for the workers. To meet the request, the city would have to keep the entire campgrounds open at least until December, when the workers are scheduled to... Read more

Walmart ‘Camping’ A Confused Phenomenon

August 30, 2016 by · 1 Comment 

Some Walmart parking lots have become an unofficial rest stop for the masses — both an overnight stop for travelers of all stripes, as well as a temporary home for people with only a vehicle to sleep in. The resulting scene, at least in Bend, Ore, is a kind of community snapshot of the local economic situation — a collision of tourism and housing issues between the parking spaces. It’s the haves, the have-nots and everyone else inside shopping, all contained in one parking lot, along with the... Read more

Iowa Jellystone Pushing Into Shoulder Season

August 30, 2016 by · Comments Off on Iowa Jellystone Pushing Into Shoulder Season 

Labor Day weekend sold out more than a month ago at the former Walnut Acres Campground in Monticello, Iowa, which became Iowa’s first Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort six months ago. But park owners Chip and Kim Smith plan to keep the fun family activities and themed weekends going through mid-October at the 270-site park, according to an announcement from the park. “We do expect to be busier this fall, but we still have plenty of campsites and cabin accommodations available through... Read more

Gorin, Rymer Unveil Plans For A Fla. RV Resort

August 30, 2016 by · Comments Off on Gorin, Rymer Unveil Plans For A Fla. RV Resort 

David Gorin, past president and CEO of the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds and the Virginia Campground Association and a longtime industry consultant, and Ed Rymer, a successful commercial and residential developer, have announced the acquisition of a 92-acre parcel in Palmetto, Fla., where they plan to build a new, modern 450 site RV resort. Gorin and Rymer previously partnered to develop the very successful Holiday Cove RV Resort, a 97-site condominium RV resort in Cortez, Fla.,... Read more

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