Campground’s New Owners Planning Open House

On May 20, Dennis and Ellen Gonyaw will welcome community members in Milo, Maine, and anyone who has a love for camping to visit Milo’s newest campground, Gonyaw Springs Water & Campground, the Bangor Daily News reported. The Piscataquis Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting during the event at the entrance to the campground. Gonyaw Springs, formally known as Watson Springs, was built in 1980s and was purchased by the Gonyaws in 2016. Since the purchase, the bathroom facilities have... Read more

Tribal Elders Get Details On RV Park Development

Tribal elders gathered in the Flathead Indian Nation for a luncheon Thursday (April 27) and they heard about multimillion-dollar development plans, which include an RV park, the Char-Koosta News reported. The luncheon allowed elders to preview the $2.6 million Big Arm RV campsite, boat dock, and restaurant, all due to be completed within the year. “We are in the preliminary stage of developing a master plan for Big Arm,” Miller said. The aim is to have the RV service up before summer begins.... Read more

Coal Co. Lays Out Its Plans For A Pa. Campground

Reading Anthracite Co.’s proposal for a 360-site campground drew a crowd of more than 20 citizens to a zoning hearing Thursday night (April 27) at the Zerbe Township, Pa., municipal building, the News Item reported. The campsite would be the first owned by Reading, which currently offers passes to allow off-road vehicle riding on its former mining lands in Zerbe and several other municipalities throughout Pennsylvania. To construct the campground in the township, Reading would need zoning hearing... Read more

Alabama Outdoor Park Opens Its New Campsites

There’s a lot going on this weekend at Top Trails Outdoor Park in Talladega, Ala., reported. The park opened its 29 new campsites, 25 of which are for RVs, and four new two-bedroom cabins. The RV campsites offer level gravel pads with water, sewer and 50/30/20-amp electric service. All RV campsites feature a picnic table, grill and fire ring. The cost is $35 per night with access to the ATV park. The cabins offer a small deck, full kitchen and large bathroom with ADA-compliant shower.... Read more

Crews Clear Storm Damage At Mo. Campground

Crews spent Thursday (April 27) cleaning up a campground near Shell Knob, Mo., damaged by Wednesday’s strong storms, television station KYTV reported. The Viola Public Use area opens next week near Table Rock Lake. Crews cleared trees over power lines and roads. An arborist on the scene said it could take a full week to cleanup the mess. While some firewood is going through the wood chipper, workers are saying some for campers. The work should be finished before opening day next week. For... Read more

Delaware Campgrounds Fighting Lodging Tax Plan

A bill that would tax short-term vacation rentals under Delaware’s 8% lodging tax is facing strong opposition from cape-region business owners who would be most affected, the Cape Gazette reported. “It just can’t happen,” said Kenny Hopkins, Holly Lake Campground owner. “From Bethany to Rehoboth, it’s something that’s just going to hurt all of eastern Sussex.” Hopkins said he learned about the bill April 24, when an email from a camping trade organization presented him with a legislative... Read more

RVIA’s Landers Addresses Congress On Hot Issues

RVIA’s Jay Landers testifies before a Congressional subcommittee. Jay Landers, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) vice president of government affairs, testified before Congress Thursday (April 27) on the $50 billion economic impact of the recreation vehicle (RV) industry, according to an RVIA announcement. Throughout the hearing, held by the Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Landers highlighted the growth... Read more

Indiana RV Resort Adds New Campsites, Amenities

Yogi Bear’s Water Zone is a popular part of the Lake Monroe Jellystone Park in Indiana. Increasing occupancies are prompting the Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Lake Monroe in Bloomington, Ind., to add 18 more RV sites and invest in numerous other improvements in preparation for camping season, which kicks off Friday (April 28), according to an announcement from the park. “Interest has really spiked over the past couple of years so we know the demand is there for more campsites,” said... Read more

Fla. Magazine Highlights Camping’s Modernization

Camping in an RV resort park can take all kinds of forms these days — from big expensive RVs to popup campers to Airstream rentals for folks who do not have a camper of their own, Splash! Magazine of Pensacola, Fla., reported. “RV camping is like in the 1930s, when people sat on their front porches and visited with friends. People do the same in an RV park these days,” explained Jinks Dupré, manager of the Santa Rosa RV Resort on Highway 98 in Navarre. She said the park, which is right... Read more

Shiffman: Sun’s Prior Growth Push Now Paying Off

Gary Shiffman After Sun Commiunities Inc. released its quarterly earnings results Thursday (April 27), company executives participated in a conference call with investment analysts. “I’m pleased to share that 2017 has gotten off to an excellent start,” said Chairman and CEO Gary Shiffman. “While the quarter was a relatively quiet one from an external-growth perspective, our prior hard work on that front, coupled with our best-in-class operating platform and focus on sustained... Read more

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