MARVAC Promoting ‘Pure Michigan’ Fall Drives

The Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) was recently invited by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to coordinate a video blog on scenic fall drives for the Pure Michigan to complement a guest blog on the same subject, but featuring different drives, according to an announcement from MARVAC. “Recreation vehicle enthusiasts know Pure Michigan roads like no others,” said Bill Sheffer, executive director of MARVAC.... Read more

RV Resort Announces January Tailgate Weekend

The top-rated Pala RV Resort (10/10*/10 by Good Sam) in Pala, Calif., announced it will offer its guests a Tailgaters Chili Cook-off Weekend Jan. 13-14 that, in addition to selecting the best chili, also will offer a beer bingo game and a team spirit site decoration contest.  Prizes will be awarded in all three events.. Guests must stay a minimum of two nights, Friday and Saturday. The Chili Cook-off will start at noon, Saturday, Jan. 14 at the RV resort clubhouse.  Contestants should bring... Read more

Ocean Lakes Announces Its Halloweekend Plans

Ocean Lakes Family Campground in Myrtle Beach, S.C., announced it has dedicated three weekends to Halloween festivities due to the growing popularity of this trend. Family friendly Halloween activities at Ocean Lakes will take place Oct. 14-15, Oct. 21-22, and Oct. 28-29. The first weekend is almost sold out and spaces for the other weekends are limited. The three Halloweekends in October will feature a variety of family friendly games, pumpkin carving and costume contests, Halloween-themed arts... Read more

U.S. Forest Service Is Revamping Permit Process

More healthy, active outdoor fun is coming to the lands and waters of national forests in the U.S., according to an announcement from the American Recreation Coalition. The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has begun a cultural shift, transitioning towards using staff and upgraded technology to enhance visitor experiences and enable more uses. USFS plans to revamp the way it manages 23,000 recreation special-use permits, streamlining applications and being a partner with recreation businesses, nonprofit... Read more

Flooded Campground Will Not Reopen This Year

Miller Riverview Park and Campground in Dubuque, Iowa, is closed for the season, city officials announced this morning (Sept. 30), the Telegraph Herald reported. The facility originally was supposed to be open through Oct. 23, but flooding from the Mississippi River has kept it closed since late August. The city said in a press release that, given the duration in which portions of the campground have been flooded, it was “unlikely that the campground will open before the end of the season.” Any... Read more

Calif. Campground Has Wine, Gourmet S’mores

At the new Inn Town Campground in Nevada City, Calif., the safari-style glamping tents boast cozy beds, vintage furniture and electric blankets — and the camp store traffics in gourmet marshmallows and sauvignon blanc. Ah, wilderness. The Mercury News reported that when Dan and Erin Thiem opened their new 15-acre glamp-ground in July, just a few minutes drive from the pubs and boutiques of the historic downtown district, they put in traditional tent sites and RV hookups, as you might expect.... Read more

Tenn. County Looks At New RV Park Regulations

September 30, 2016 by · 1 Comment 

Months of work by Jefferson County (Tenn.) planners culminated in approval of resolutions for RV parks, though final approval is contingent on three other municipalities and County Commission giving their approval, the Standard Banner reported. Commission members have been working for at least three months on hammering out regulations for RV parks. First they took pains to ensure people understand that an RV park is for the temporary enjoyment of vacationers and not a permanent residential park.... Read more

FMCA’s Heading To Indy In July For Convention

The Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) announced plans for a return visit to the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis to host its 96th International Convention July 12-15. According to FMCA’s written announcement, the Cincinnati-based club hosted a successful convention at the fairgrounds in August 2012 that was attended by some 2,000 families. “We made a great decision when we opted to host our event in Indianapolis several years back,” said Charlie Adcock, FMCA national president.... Read more

Colorado RV Show Highlighting Younger Buyers

Campers are making a comeback, the Colorado Springs Gazette reported. Colorado Springs-area dealers gathering at Penrose Events Center for the first day of the Colorado Springs Great American RV Show Thursday (Sept. 29) agreed that the sales of everything from classic travel trailers to luxurious motorhomes have gone up since profits bottomed out following the 2008 recession. “The industry as a whole, nationwide, is getting considerably better,” said Randy Biles, owner of the Pikes Peak Traveland,... Read more

Wisconsin County Can’t Afford Full RV Park Yet

The Vilas County (Wis.) Board took well over an hour to approve development of an RV  park in the county forest near Torch Lake in the town of Conover radio station WPXR reported. Supervisor Art Kunde described for the board Phase I would build 22 sites, which the resolution being debated called for, with Phase II in the future calling for 18 sites after obtaining funding. “We had a design cost of $33,000 and have $320,000 in grant funding which leaves us $195,000 short of the bid,” Kunde explained.... Read more

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