Shanghai Will Open RV Campground

Shanghai's first campground for recreational vehicles is set to open in Chongming in October, China News Service reported. The park will have two separate areas, at Mingzhu Lake and Dongping Forest, said Zhang Lixin, director of the Chongming County Tourism Bureau. The lake camp will open on Oct. 1, while the forest section will follow later in the year, he said. Both will offer a full range of utilities and will be open to people with their own RVs and those who want to rent one, Zhang said. The... Read more

Habitat Marks 25th Year With RVers

More than 200 volunteers are working with Habitat for Humanity as it honors the 25th anniversary of the RV Care-A-Vanner program with a celebration build and rally in Springfield, Mo., April 21–May 4, according to a written announcement from Habitat for Humanity. “The RV Care-A-Vanner program is a special part of Habitat’s ministry that has played a significant role in improving the lives of thousands of people across North America,” said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International.... Read more

Calif. RV Resort Joining KOA's Network

The Meadowcliff RV Resort of Coleville, Calif., is currently in the process of becoming the Coleville/Walker Kampgrounds of America (KOA), with a grand opening planned for the end of May, according to a written announcement from KOA. Tim and Mary Fesko, owners of the Meadowcliff Lodge and RV Resort, have decided to take the RV portion of their resort and join forces with Kampgrounds of America, Inc. Meadowcliff Resort is a five-time award-winning resort as designated by KOA is the... Read more

RV Park Listed In GreenLeader Program

These solar panels helped Anaheim Resort RV Park earn "green" recognition. Anaheim Resort RV Park announced it has been accepted as a gold-level "GreenLeader" into the TripAdvisor GreenLeaders program, which helps travelers plan greener trips by identifying environmentally-friendly accommodations across the U.S., according to an announcement from the park and the California Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds (CalARVC). TripAdvisor GreenLeaders have met a set of environmental... Read more

Proposed Campground Gets Plans OKed

The Municipal Planning Commission of the Municipal District  of Willow Creek has approved a 26-pad campground with full services and no firepits south of Nanton, Alberta, the Nanton News reported. At its April 16 meeting, the commission reviewed an application by Jeremy Eldridge to develop the campground at NE-36-15-28-4, which had been re-zoned from rural general to rural recreation on March 26. Several concerns were expressed by adjacent landowners to the application. Those concerns included the... Read more

New York Adds $90m To Its State Parks

A state park in New York's Onondaga County will receive more than $5 million for a handful of improvement projects, including the construction of a new park office and entrance, the Auburn Citizen reported. It's part of some $90 million in improvement funds for state parks in this budget. The state will invest $5.2 million for five projects at Green Lakes State Park in Manlius, including $2.9 million for a new entrance, office and park police facility. Green Lakes will also receive $1.1... Read more

Drought Keeps Calif. Campground Shut

The Yolo County (Calif.) Flood Control & Water Conservation District announced that due to low water levels at Indian Valley Reservoir, the Indian Valley Campground will remain closed, possibly throughout the summer, the Record-Bee of Lakeport reported. The road leading into the campground is locked and no access of any kind is permitted. Jennifer Reed of the district said the lake is currently only at 8% capacity and the district is keeping the campground closed to protect water quality in the... Read more

Maine Utility Pulls Problem Power Pole

Central Maine Power (CMP) has removed a utility pole on Main Street in York, Me.,  that York Beach Camper Park owner Diane Spear said was preventing large motor homes and trailers from safely making the turn into her campground, Seacoastonline reported. Spear recently took a week's vacation — her only one for the year, she said — and when she returned, the pole had been placed without her knowledge at the entrance to the 25-foot wide Cappy's Lane, the private way into the York Beach... Read more

Jellystone Adds New Ind. Campground

Hickory Hills Campground has been owned and operated by the same family for 41 years in Spencer, Ind. But this year campground owner Vickie Maxey is stepping up her focus on family activities and entertainment in a big way by becoming the eighth campground in Indiana to join the Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resort chain. “Joining Jellystone will give us a broader marketing capability,” said Maxey, the daughter of Victor and Maxine Holt, who built the park in 1973. Maxey and her brother,... Read more

KOA's Jim Rogers Expects Bright Future

KOA CEO Jim Rogers The camping industry – especially at Kampgrounds of America (KOA) – didn’t feel the same pain as the RV industry during the last recession. In fact, North Americans continued to camp in record numbers at a time when many RV manufacturers closed their doors. “The camping lifestyle is obviously something our campers are not going to be denied,” said KOA CEO Jim Rogers in a written announcement from the company. “We’ve continued to see great growth in camping as the... Read more

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