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Sugarloaf KOA Closed, Major Repairs Underway

October 31, 2017 by · 2 Comments 

When Hurricane Irma slammed into the Florida Keys on Sept. 10, the eye of the storm passed almost directly over the Sugarloaf Key/Key West Kampgrounds of America (KOA) Holiday, ravaging one of the island jewels in the 500-campground KOA system. “The Sugarloaf Key/Key West KOA Holiday is in really rough shape,” said Terry Shade, vice president of company owned properties for KOA. “We just recently got the utilities back on the property, but the damage is much worse than we thought even a... Read more

Calif. Wildfires Having Impact On Wine, Tourism

Firefighters watch as a helicopter drops water over a wildfire burning near a winery in Santa Rosa, Calif. Now that the wildfires that have swept through the vineyards, forests and towns of northern California’s wine country since Oct. 8 have been virtually contained, it’s time to assess the damage. According to Inverse.com, so far they have destroyed more than 8,400 structures in Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake and Solano counties and killed at least 42, making it the deadliest series of... Read more

Conn. Bill To Eliminate Resident State Park Fees

Supporters of Connecticut state parks are celebrating the inclusion of the Passport to the Parks program in the bipartisan state budget approved overwhelmingly last week in the House and Senate. According to The Middletown Press, the budget still needs to be signed by Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy for it to become law. He has until Wednesday (Nov. 1) to reach a decision about the $41.34 billion package. If he were to sign it into law it means there would no longer be any parking fees for state... Read more

Camping World Closes Secondary Stock Offering

  Camping World Holdings Inc. announced the closing of a secondary offering of shares of its Class A common stock at a public offering price of $40.50 per share. The offering includes 6 million shares of Class A common stock offered by certain affiliates of Crestview Advisors LLC and 700,000 shares offered by CWGS Holding LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of ML Acquisition Co. LLC, which is indirectly owned by each of Stephen Adams, a member of Camping World’s board of directors, and Marcus... Read more

Mo. Yurt Resort Is Closed, Might Be Redeveloped

Yurts A former Yurt Resort at the Lake in Camden County, Mo., is likely going to be redeveloped, but it’s not clear what kind of use the county will allow. According to lakeexpo.com, Raymond Anderson originally requested the rezoning on the 31-acre property for the purpose of developing an RV park. Since Anderson purchased the property from former owner Larry Owens, he has been cleaning up trash and yurts off the property for six months. The county says Owens (who also owned Casa de Loco Winery,... Read more

‘National RV Supply’ Ceasing Certain Operations

Rumors, which first began circulating late last week that National RV Supply Co. was closing its doors to the public, were confirmed today (Oct. 30) by a message on the company website. “Effective Friday October 27th, 2017, the centralized wholesale capability offered by National RV Supply company will discontinue service directly to the public. “Any orders that have been placed through Friday, including special orders, will be fulfilled. If you have any questions about orders that are in process... Read more

Oregon State Park Visitors To See Fee Increases

Starting Wednesday (Nov. 1), it’s going to cost you a little more to camp in Oregon’s state parks. According to KATU, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is raising camping rates $2 for some types of camping sites. The increase is part of the department’s 2017 to 2019 budget. A typical RV site will now cost $30 a night, yurts will be $42 a night and hiker/biker fees will rise from $5 to $7. To read more on this story click here. Share this:LinkedInEmailFacebook Read More →

RV Resort To Be Part Of Ga. Sports Development

An agreement has been reached to bring a youth sports complex to Kingsland, Ga. According to The Brunswick News, the initial phase of Sports Force Parks facility will cost $24 million and is being touted as one of the highest-quality youth sports parks in the southeast, once completed. It will feature eight to 10 multi-purpose fields that can host a variety of sporting events including baseball, softball, soccer, lacrosse and more. The park will also include an ADA-accessible community field,... Read more

Storm Damage, Debris Trash Mich. Campground

Two storms systems in the last week have left their mark on Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and park staff there are alerting late fall/winter campers to some changes. According to MLive.com, last Tuesday’s (Oct. 24) storm, and another round Saturday, whipped Lake Superior’s shore, leaving a mess at some of the park’s coastline campsites, forcing them to close. “On the Lakeshore, Union Bay campground is buried in debris and rock.... Read more

Some Parks Were Already Thinking Of Fee Hikes

Former Bitterroot National Forest Historian Mary Williams enjoys a moment’s rest in a comfortable rocking chair in Hayward Lodge. Gate fees in the country’s favorite national parks aren’t the only places where people may be asked to dig a little deeper into their pockets for the chance to play outside. According to the Missoulian, over the next couple of months, forests in the U.S. Forest Service’s Northern Region will be rolling out their tentative plans to increase fees on campgrounds,... Read more

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