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FEMA: Texas Faces Emergency Housing Dilemma

Members of the Barthelemy family gather outside their Federal Emergency Management Agency trailer on May 11, 2009, in Port Sulphur, La. Seven children from the family were living in the trailer after their home was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. After search-and-rescue efforts wind down for survivors of Harvey, federal officials warned Texas that housing for thousands of displaced residents could be a long-term problem. “The state of Texas is about to undergo one of the largest recovery-housing... Read more

RV Owners Gather Pieces Left Behind By ‘Harvey’

Overturned trailers are all over Paradise Lagoon RV park in Aransas County, Texas. There are many memories of Hurricane Harvey at one Aransas County, Texas, RV Park. More than half of the RV’s staying at Paradise Lagoon are flipped on their sides and many other RV parks in the area look just the same. For some folks, RV parks are a weekend getaway.  Vacation getaway.  For others, this is home.  But now, that’s changed, at least for the foreseeable future According to KRIS, Kevin and... Read more

‘Harvey’ Pumping Up Gas For Labor Day Travelers

Flood waters closed oil refineries Wednesday along the Texas Gulf Coast, including the nation’s largest, as Hurricane Harvey showed its power to ravage the energy infrastructure and drive up gasoline prices. USA Today reported that some 15 refineries were going off line from Corpus Christi, Texas, to Port Arthur, Texas, the Energy Department reported. The list included the largest refinery in the U.S., the Saudi-owned Motiva plant in Port Arthur, which began what it called “a controlled shutdown.” Taken... Read more

Thousand Trails Unveils New Membership Program

Thousand Trails is announcing today a brand new reciprocal program for current camp pass and upgraded Thousand Trails Members. According to a press release, the Trails Collection will provide existing Thousand Trails members with the opportunity to camp at over 100 plus Encore Parks nationwide, with the majority having no nightly fee (18 properties provide camping for the low rate of $20 per night). The Trails Collection is a $199 annual fee add-on to your existing Thousand Trails Membership and... Read more

Can. Program Takes Refugees On 1st Camping Trip

The refugees set up around 15 tents. Camping in a national park is something that’s quintessentially Canadian, but for many newcomers, it’s a completely foreign experience. According to Global News, More than 40 refugees had an opportunity to try tenting for the very first time at Elk Island National Park east of Edmonton on Tuesday, Aug. 29. “The goal is to help newcomers and refugees integrate into a new life and a new country,” explained Frank Bessai, the team leader for outreach programs... Read more

Jellystone Park A Popular Base Camp For Hunters

The Black Canyon Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort, in Montrose, Colo., is often used as a base camp for hiking, mountain biking and fishing trips. But at this time of year, just as the outer edges of the aspen leaves are starting to turn in the higher elevations, Jellystone Park becomes a favored base camp for hunters. “Archery season started Saturday (Aug. 26) and runs through the end of September. Then, in mid-October, rifle season starts and runs through mid-November,” said Zack... Read more

Del. Good Sam Club Hosts Camping Rally In Sept.

The Delaware Good Sam Club announced its annual 2017 Delaware State Camping Rally from Friday, Sept. 8 to Sunday, Sept. 10, at the Delaware State Fairgrounds, in Harrington, Del. The club will also host an early bird day on Thursday, Sept. 7. According to the Cape Gazette, fun activities include a themed costume contest, an RV decorating contest and a themed basket contest. There will be bean bag baseball, cornhole, morning hospitality, games, a craft and flea market, a ticket auction on Saturday,... Read more

Proposed Mixed Living Dvlp. Includes RV Spaces

John Turchin The Zoning Board of Adjustment gave its approval for a special use permit that would allow RVs and multifamily units at a large development planned for Etowah, N.C. Around 50 people attended the more than two-hour meeting to hear the board unanimously approve the permit. Many raised concerns ranging from property values to environmental impacts and the development’s fit with the rural, residential community. Plans presented with the ZBA agenda for The Farm at Eagles Nest show 299 dwelling... Read more

Thick Smoke Impacting Ore. Campground Visitors

Thick smoke is filling the air in the Cascade Range, near Bend, Ore., and many campgrounds like Hosmer Lake, Elk Lake, Little Fawn and Point Campground have fewer visitors than typical for late summer before Labor Day weekend. All of the campgrounds have been placed on a Level 2 evacuation warning level due to wildfires in the area, meaning residents are being told to get ready to evacuate. According to NewsChannel 21, the smoke is thick, making it hard to breathe. Some campgrounds have reservation... Read more

Twp. Questions Year-Round Sites; Owner Appeals

Pennsylvania Dutch Campground The Upper Tulpehocken Township Zoning Hearing Board, in Berks County, Pa., heard a second day of testimony on Wednesday, Aug. 30, involving an appeal filed by D&S Enterprises, owner of Pennsylvania Dutch Campground. According to the Reading Eagle, Scot Powell, president of D&S, is appealing a notice alleging the campground is in violation of the township zoning ordinance. Filed on May 18, the township notice alleges that Pennsylvania Dutch Campground is leasing... Read more

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