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Neighboring Residents Complain About RV Park

Cottonwood Estates residents filled the Washington County (Neb.) Board of Supervisors board room Tuesday afternoon to speak out regarding ongoing issues and planned changes at a nearby RV park, the Pilot-Tribune & Enterprise reported. Sean Negus and Jason Armstrong, co-owners of RiverView Park Resort and Marina, 10022 Riverside Lane, Blair, defended their business during a public hearing. RiverView is a private campground along the Missouri River with more than 220 hookups. Negus and Armstrong... Read more

Texas RV Park Damaged By Early Wed. Storms

An RV park in Waco, Texas, was damaged in a severe thunderstorm early Wednesday (March 29) morning, the Waco Tribune reported. Waco North RV Park owner Charles Stanley said guests reported seeing what they thought was a tornado sweep across the outside of the park overnight. The National Weather Service didn’t confirm a tornado during the storm, however. The storm damaged a storage building, pool equipment, an RV and trees. For the original story and photos, click here. Share this:LinkedInEmailFacebook Read More →

Ky. Campground To Host Off-Road Racing In May

Privately owned Harlan County Campground in Harlan County, Ky., will host the Southern Rock Racing Series May 6 with five hills, the Harlan Daily Enterprise reported. The $50,000 UTV Bounty Series — King of the Hill Elimination Challenge will happen at the Putney Trailhead. Gates open at 9 a.m. The cost is $25 for adults; children 10 and under are free. There will be food and off-road vendors on site. For the original story, click here. Share this:LinkedInEmailFacebook Read More →

Thaw Causes Odor At Wyo. Campground Lagoon

Amid many complaints about the sewer smell that was wafting over the interstate and through the entrance into Douglas, Wyo., for the past few weeks, the wastewater lagoon at a local campground is back to normal operations and the smell is gone for now, the Douglas Budget reported. Spring turnover for the lagoon, similar to lake and river bottom turnover, was the cause of the smell, Kampgrounds of America (KOA) franchisees Dirk and Jodi Neverve explained. The sudden increase in high weather temperatures... Read more

Nebraska Campground Without Power Until Sun.

Homestead Knolls campground at Nebraska’s Calamus State Recreation Area (SRA) near Burwell is getting an electrical upgrade. Because of delays in shipping materials for the project, the campground’s power will be shut off until Sunday (April 2), not Friday as originally scheduled, radio station KCNI reported. The power outage will affect 25 campsites. Power to a limited number of campsites will be turned back on Friday, and power will be restored to all sites by the first week of May. Contractors... Read more

City Seeks Grant For Campground Rec Equipment

Chesapeake, Va., is hoping to make ailing Northwest River Park and Campground a bit more fit, but needs some help to do it, the Virginian-Pilot reported. Starting Saturday (April 1), as part of the National Recreation and Park Association’s month-long Meet Me at the Park campaign, people can nominate Chesapeake to receive a $20,000 grant to install outdoor fitness equipment at the park. Other Hampton Roads cities are also vying for the grant, as well as others from across the country. Kevin Kaul,... Read more

Va. Brewery Is Adding Cabins, Tent and RV Sites

Plans for a big expansion of the Devils Backbone brewery — including an RV park — in Nelson County, Va., are advancing. The Nelson County Times reported that county supervisors approved a trio of special-use permits this week that allow for the construction of an event hall, a 25-unit lodge, 10 individual cabins for overnight guests and a campground for RVs and tents. Founder and co-owner Steve Crandall has said the overall expansion, which also includes a beer garden area, outdoor pavilion and... Read more

Lieberman: Here’s An Interesting Guest Attraction

The following column is by Merchants Ch9oice Payment Solutions President Art Lieberman. Art Lieberman As the spring season approaches, I’ve been reading in trade publications about how campgrounds can provide interesting activates for their campers. Some of the ideas are just wonderful. Many of the events are fun and some are of a crafty nature involving participation by the campers. A few are even educational. I have been watching the trade shows for new and innovative new games or other entertainment... Read more

New B.C. RV Park To Open For May Long Weekend

There will be a new option in Penticton, British Columbia, for RV enthusiasts in time for the May long weekend, infonews.ca reported. Holiday Hills RV Resort operator Dan Selles says he is targeting the May 20 long weekend for the opening day of phase one of his new resort, located on the site of the former Okanagan Amusements, south of the airport lights on Highway 97. Selles says he expects to have 50 of the 90 sites ready. “The remaining sites will not have services until phase two is complete,... Read more

AAA: Summer Gas Price Hike Might Cut Into Travel

The American Automobile Association (AAA) has predicted gas prices will peak around $2.70 a gallon this summer, and a new study suggests the increase may be enough to modify some drivers’ habits to try to use less gas or save money. Newsmax reported that the current national average for gas in the U.S. is around $2.29 a gallon, up from $2.04 a gallon this time last year but still much lower than the nearly $4 a gallon of a few years ago. A study by AAA found about 70% of drivers will take steps... Read more

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