Va. Campground Drew Holiday Crowds

Among the many stand-out characteristics of Ed Allen's Campground and Cottages in Lanexa, Va., over Memorial Day Weekend were the winding dirt roads, and the tight-knit community soaking up sunshine on American flag-lined green spaces, the Tidewater Review reported. Outside of every tent, RV and cottage there's a familiar face. Everyone waves, everyone says hello. "It really is like we're one big family here," campground owner Brock Ward said. Ward, whose grandfather founded... Read more

Moose Carcasses Shutter Campground

The West Boulder Campground has been closed until June 8 while three moose carcasses are removed to avoid attracting bears or other predators, the Billings (Mont.) Gazette reported. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and a U.S. Forest Service biologist are investigating the deaths of the cow and two calves. A necropsy is scheduled to determine what killed the animals. The campground is located about 30 miles southwest of Big Timber in the Custer Gallatin National Forest. While the hazard is being removed... Read more

Pair Backs Off On Ga. RV Park Proposal

Plans for a proposed RV park near a Bulloch County, Ga., private school are on hold as the property owners regroup and review their options, the Statesboro Herald reported. Lewis Properties LLP., owned by Tommy and Randy Lewis, recently withdrew its rezoning request regarding a parcel of land on Pulaski Road, said Bulloch County Planning and Zoning Director Randy Newman. Tommy and Randy Lewis submitted an application in March to rezone 28.3 acres at Veterans Memorial Parkway and Pulaski Road to allow... Read more

KOA: Memorial Day Saw Campers Up 6%

Despite cold and rainy conditions in the Northwest and Central Plains and severe weather in Texas and Oklahoma, Kampgrounds of America (KOA) locations saw more campers this Memorial Day Weekend than in 2014, according to an announcement from KOA Inc. Total Memorial Day Weekend camper nights at the 485 KOA campgrounds in North America were up nearly 6% over 2014 Memorial Day Weekend totals. A camper night is measured as an occupied campsite, similar to a room night in the hotel industry. The increased... Read more

Angel Fire Opens RV Resort's 1st Season

Photo courtesy of Angel Fire Resort Angel Fire Resort, located in the Rocky Mountains of northern New Mexico, opened its RV resort for its first summer season, according to an announcement. The resort has announced a series of expansions that will be completed in time for summer travelers. The new state-of-the-art RV resort is now open offering guests a scenic 35-acre location to camp and play. Additionally, the resort’s popular Bike Park, ranked No. 1 Bike Park in the Southwest for the second... Read more

Yahoo Travel Looks At Luxury RV Resorts

Scott Hunter, a sales coordinator who helps people pick out their million-dollar babies at Ancira RV, near Fort Worth, Texas, told Yahoo Travel that people who buy models priced over $1 million usually pay cash and use them only a few times per year. That begs the question of exactly where they take them. Yahoo Travel went in search of the answer and found one of the hottest trends in RV parks — what the industry calls “motorcoach resorts.” These resorts sell condominium-style lots that come... Read more

Stores Add To 'Great Outdoors Month'

Field and Stream stores in five states will host federal agency representatives during June — Great Outdoors Month — to help share information about the opportunities across the nation in national parks, national forests, national wildlife refuges and other public lands and waters managed by federal agencies. Operating from a special display area in the stores, the agency representatives will explain how to use key websites, including to locate trails, fishing and boating... Read more

Colorado River Swallows Campground

In Bastrop, Texas, Darryl Katay spent Tuesday (May 26) watching the water slowly creep into the Bastrop Colorado River Kampgrounds of America (KOA) Campground just off Highway 71, television KVUE reported. With word late Monday night that a flood was coming, Katay quickly began moving guests onto higher ground. Some campers were relocated to a nearby Walmart, while others gave up their spaces for less mobile guests. "This is only the second time in two years that we've had water up in the... Read more

RVIA: Biggest RV April In Four Decades

According to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association's (RVIA) survey of manufacturers, total RV wholesale shipments were reported at 38,343 units in April, a gain of 4.9% over March and 13.5% over April 2014. This was the 40th consecutive month in which RV shipments were ahead of the corresponding month one year earlier and the best April in more than 4 decades. The consistent growth in RV shipments is unprecedented as conventional travel trailers totals reached 24,312 units this April,... Read more

Couple Takes Over Campground In N.Y.

Sometimes, a fresh set of ideas is all one needs to change one’s perspective. In the case of Dream Lake Campground in Warsaw, N.Y., new ownership comes with new ideas, the Wyoming County Free Press reported. The Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism joined Patty and Keith Jarnot at the campground for a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday (May 21). “We are very pleased to join with Patty and Keith to open the campground under their flag and welcome them as new operators of the facility,”... Read more

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