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Campground Popularity Fueled By Fellowship

The people. That, Alan and Judi Jefferson say, is what got them hooked on camping. These days they’re regulars at campgrounds like Frontier Town and Tom’s Cove. “Camping people are the friendliest people on earth,” Judi Jefferson said. “I may not know their names but they know us by our dog and the site we always camp.” According to a report by The Dispatch, Berlin, Md., as plans for campgrounds at both the Bay Club and the former Pine Shore Golf course have surfaced in recent weeks,... Read more

Parks Canada: Time To Reserve ’17 Campsites

December 30, 2016 by · 9 Comments 

It’s already time to make your camping plans for 2017, Parks Canada announced in a recent press release. Parks Canada is expecting extra demand this year as the Government of Canada is celebrating the country’s 150th anniversary with free entry to all Parks Canada places, so visitors are encouraged to plan ahead and make their camping arrangements early. While camping fees remain in place, the daily admission fee to experience these places will be waived throughout 2017. Riding Mountain National... Read more

Proposed Md. Campground Draws Opposition

Smoke. Trespassing. Noise. Light pollution. “It goes on and on,” said Joan Jenkins. According to a report by The Dispatch, Jenkins and her neighbors shared the issues they fear will come if the former Pine Shore Golf Course on Route 611 in Berlin, Md., just north of Assateague Island, is turned into a rental campground during a community meeting Wednesday (Dec. 28). More than 100 area residents turned out to learn what they could about the proposed campground. “All we want to do is make sure... Read more

Paradise Pines RV Park Facing Forced Closure

December 30, 2016 by · 1 Comment 

An RV park in northern California, housing more than 90 low-income people, could soon be shut down due to failing state health and safety codes, according to a report by ActionNewsNow.com. However, the owner says he has been working with Butte County Officials to comply. Those living at the park, located north of Sacramento, are people of all ages and the owner of the park says if his property is shut down, tenants could start the New Year suffering from homelessness this winter. “We’ve... Read more

S.C. Parks Struggling After Hurricane Matthew

Lisa and Tim Atkins had a reservation to camp next month on the beach at Edisto Island State Park in South Carolina. They had to cancel. There’s nowhere left to camp. According to a report by The Post and Courier, Hurricane Matthew pushed sand across the campground like it did the town next door, burying sites, grills, hook-ups and picnic tables while washing away much of the dune vegetation that gave the place panache. The couple, who regularly visit state park campgrounds, will have to wait... Read more

Thousands Of ‘Winter Texans’ Heading South

Winter has definitely hit western Canada with a wallop, but campgrounds, RV parks and resorts from Dallas to the Rio Grande Valley are keeping busy as thousands of “Winter Texans” make their way into the Lone Star State from the U.S. Midwest and western Canada. According to a report by RV West, Texas has a wide range of public and private parks that provide everything from RV sites and rental accommodations to organized activities and entertainment, even in the middle of winter. “Our members... Read more

Like-Minded Groups Lobbying Transition Team

The new Outdoor Recreational Industry Roundtable recently released its second white paper, shared with President-Elect Donald Trump’s transition team, outlining the necessary expanded access to public lands and waters in order to grow and diversify outdoor recreation in the U.S. According to a release, some of the key asks in the access white paper include: commit to granting access for diverse recreation activities on all federally-managed public lands and waters. The federal government... Read more

New National Monuments Lauded By Officials

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack Wednesday (Dec. 28) joined tribes, members of Congress, state and local officials, and local business and community leaders in applauding President Obama’s designation of the Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah and the Gold Butte National Monument in southeastern Nevada. According to a release from the U.S. Department of the Interior, the designations represent the best of America’s natural... Read more

Proposed Md. Campground Faces Opposition

According to a report by the Delmarva Daily Times, the Pine Shores Golf Course on Route 611 in Berlin, Md., just north of Assateague Island, has been closed since 2010, but that’s not to say the land it’s on is any less valuable. The land was purchased for development to be used as a campground by Todd Burbage and the Blue Water Development Corporation, a commercial real estate company based out of Berlin which owns properties up and down Delmarva, including the Commander Hotel in Ocean... Read more

City Changes Water Rates At Oregon RV Park

Residents of Green Haven RV Park in Falls City, Ore., may soon see an increase in what they pay for water, according to a report by the Itemizer-Observer. In November, the Falls City City Council requested a review of water usage at the park, which has 30 recreational vehicle spaces served by water, a restroom, an office and a manufactured home onsite. The city has considered the residents in the park as temporary and were required by the city to move every six months, but state law states otherwise. The... Read more

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