700,000 Acres Burned In Ore., Costs $340 Million

Charred forestland along the Santiam Highway in Blue River, Ore. Fighting Oregon wildland fires this year has cost state, federal, local, tribal and private entities more than $340 million and consumed nearly 700,000 acres, according to state authorities. All of that activity manifested into smoke-filled air and limited visibility for many Oregonians over the course of several weeks. According to the Lake Oswego Review, the “sheer volume of fires all at the same time and continuous days of... Read more

Renovations To Limit Greenbo Lake Reservations

Greenbo Lake State Resort Park A campground improvement project at Greenbo Lake State Resort Park in Greenup, Ky., is underway and will limit reservations for dates in 2018. According to the Herald-Dispatch, the equestrian sites, and 20 primitive sites, are being converted to full hookup RV sites. Another 25 sites are having electric power converted to 50 amp service. The project was initiated due to the increasing popularity of Greenbo Lake’s campground and the requests from guests for improved... Read more

Thousands Back Petition Supporting Light Show

Two Nashville, Tenn., men, known for their viral videos, created a petition to make sure the “Dancing Lights of Christmas” at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort don’t go out. According to WKRN, Austin Bever and Colin Cooper created a Facebook petition in an effort to keep the show going. For them, it’s a holiday tradition they’ve incorporated into their lives and something they believe makes Nashville a better community. “Nashville cares about the dancing lights and so we started... Read more

Lemonis Plans To Airlift Supplies To Puerto Rico

Marcus Lemonis Camping World Inc. CEO Marcus Lemonis told his Twitter followers this week he intends to charter a cargo plane filled with supplies to Puerto Rico, according to a report. “In addition to money … we want to collect things we believe are needed,” the tweet said. “It’s very difficult to find out what people need in Puerto Rico. I couldn’t be more frustrated by the lack of news coverage on social media … I don’t want to see any pictures. I don’t want to read... Read more

Adventure Group Raising Funds For Wildfire Aid

As the British Columbia wildfires are nearly all contained, Canada’s largest RV dealer group continues to raise funds to help rebuild the affected communities, according to a press release. Toward the goal of $500,000, the RV dealerships in The Adventurer Group – Fraserway RV, Country RV and Travelhome RV – have already exceeded the goal by raising $580,011 for Samaritan’s Purse Canada and Canadian Red Cross. They have done this by: Donating $1,500 from every RV sold in British Columbia. Donating... Read more

Hunting Island To Re-Open Beach By Next Month

Aerial views of Hunting Island State Park after Tropical Storm Irma show lots of erosion and about three-quarters of the day-use areas still flooded. Ready for a fall day at the beach? According to The Beaufort Gazette, after another round of flooding earlier this month threatened to close Hunting Island, S.C.’s, beaches for months, state park officials now plan to have the beach open by Oct. 12. The campground will remain closed, but park officials and engineers are working to have it back... Read more

‘Horse Camping’ Popular Activity At W. Va. Park

two-, four- and six-horse accommodations are available at the campground. In the hills of southern West Virginia, a surprise awaits. Up a narrow hollow, just upstream from a scenic waterfall, people camp out with their horses. From there they fan out and ride 27 miles of marked equestrian trails into remote backcountry. According to the Charleston Gazette-Mail, Frank Ratcliffe, superintendent at Camp Creek State Park and Forest, said the park’s horse-themed campground has become a popular destination... Read more

2 Wildfires Surround Evacuated Nevada RV Park

Smoke rises behind Silver City RV Park, near Carson City, Nev. Residents on either side of Silver City RV Park, near Carson City, Nev., were warned to evacuate after fires ignited north and south of the park on Thursday (Sept. 28). According to the Nevada Appeal, the initial report of multiple wildfires came in at 5:20 p.m. Firefighters from all over Carson Valley responded to the blazes, along with Douglas County sheriff’s deputies. The fire on the south side of the RV park is the largest... Read more

Sewer, Road Issues Halt Texas RV Park Proposal

When developer Jerry Fisher pitched his proposed recreational vehicle park to the Belton (Texas) City Council in May, he said the resort would be a boon to attract additional sales revenue to the county seat. According to the Temple Daily Telegram, that was not enough for the council to approve the preliminary plat for Fisher’s planned 100-site Heart of Texas RV Resort — located on the east side of Interstate 35 and near Toll Bridge Road — Tuesday (Sept. 26) evening. In a 3-2 decision,... Read more

Rising Flood Waters A Concern For Alaska Town

Kenai Lake Rain, or to be more precise the amount of it, has certainly gotten the attention of residents and local officials in Seward, Alaska, over the past few days. Heavy rainfall totals in September have created flooding concerns in parts of Seward and the eastern Kenai Peninsula. According to the Seward Phoenix Log, through Monday (Sept. 25), state officials were monitoring flood conditions near Kenai Lake, north of Moose Pass. According to reports from the National Weather Service, heavy... Read more

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