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Equestrian Group Adds To BLM Campground

The San Rafael (Utah) Back Country Horsemen (SRBCH) contributed to the concept and construction of the first equestrian campground ever built on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land in Utah, the Emery County Progress reported. The campground is adjacent to the San Rafael River in Buckhorn Draw, with views of towering cliffs to the north and the iconic landmarks Window Blind and Assembly Hall Peaks to the south. Development of the equestrian campground started in 2009 and was completed in April this... Read more

FMCA Announces Mail-Forwarding Partner

The Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA), an international organization for motorhome owners, recently announced that DakotaPost of Sioux Falls, S.D., has been selected as the association's new mail forwarding partner. "DakotaPost offers the right mix of friendly, reliable customer service and enhanced technology that FMCA wanted to provide its members who rely on a mail forwarding service as they travel," said FMCA National President Charlie Adcock in a written announcement. "And... Read more

Wyoming State Park Adds Three New Yurts

Sinks Canyon State Park in Wyoming is now the home of three yurts that will be available to rent starting Dec. 1, county10.com reported. The newly completed structures are in the Popo Agie Campground, and can be reserved on a first-come first-served basis. Three Yurts are available for rent and are identified as the “Sage” yurt located next to the nature trail parking lot, the “River” yurt located along the Popo Agie River by the suspension bridge, and the “Accessible” yurt located in... Read more

City Issues 25-Year Lease For Campgrounds

The 25-year lease that Queenstown (New Zealand) Lakes District Council has signed with campground operators CCR is a “win-win” situation for the council, the lessees and also for campers, Scoop Regional reported. Mayor Vanessa van Uden said that the council decided as a matter of principle last year that it was not its role to run a commercial accommodation operation or to compete with other accommodation providers. “This outcome meets that expectation, and at the same time delivers significant... Read more

Resort Group Partnering With Coast to Coast

Capital Resorts Group, a leader in the vacation ownership industry, recently welcomed Coast to Coast — an RV network run by Good Sam Enterprises Inc. that includes privileges at various RV resorts — as one of their newest partners of the Capital Lifestyles program, according to a written announcement from Capital Resorts. Members of the Capital Lifestyles program now automatically receive a deluxe membership with Coast to Coast Resorts, giving them access to more than 400 resorts and highly-rated... Read more

RVIA: October RV Shipments Best in 38 Years

Wholesale deliveries of all RVs tracked by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) accelerated in October, climbing 30.1% from September and besting the October 2013 total by 11.2%. Total shipments of all RVs were reported at 32,346 units in October, making it the best October in 38 years. On a seasonally adjusted basis, October shipments this year were at an annualized rate of more than 385,000 units.  Gains by travel trailers, fifth-wheels and all types of motorhomes led the surge... Read more

Big Rig Media Announces RV Park Discounts

Big Rig Media, the Los Angeles-area full-service media agency, has established a strong reputation in the RV campground and resort industry over the past decade with an impressive list of satisfied clients, according to the company, and for a very limited time, Big Rig is slashing prices on the most important marketing tools: Websites, logos and business cards. The Black Friday price for a complete website design is slashed by 50%, with other design services also seeing substantial discounts. Company... Read more

Man Continues Corps Campground Gun Suit

A man fighting in court for the right to carry firearms onto land managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers argues in his appeal that a federal judge erred when he classified that property a “sensitive place” and exempt from 2nd Amendment protections, the Rome (Ga.) News-Tribune reported. U.S. District Court Judge Harold Murphy in August ruled against David James and GeorgiaCarry.org, both of whom argue James has the right to carry firearms onto U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-managed land and... Read more

Texas Couple Wins RV From Keystone, KOA

KOA managers Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Adame of the San Antonio, Texas KOA, in yellow, present a new Keystone Hideout RV to winners Vikki and Ralph Wright and their granddaughter recently at Seguin RV in Seguin, Texas. Vikki Wright was beside herself with excitement when she found out she’d won a new 2014 Keystone Hideout RV as the second winner of Kampgrounds of America Inc.’s (KOA) “Spin-To-Win Giveaway,” according to an announcement from KOA.  Her two adult sons weren’t so sure. “They figured... Read more

Volunteers Pitch In At Smokies Campground

A group of federal employees who volunteer as the Help the Smokies team continued their 18-year tradition of stewardship in Great Smoky Mountains National Park by renovating 26 campsites at Cosby Campground in Tennessee, the Cherokee (N.C.) One Feather reported. Volunteers from the Y-12 National Security Complex and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have donated more than 14,000 hours of service to the park including more than 300 hours this year. Volunteers elevated, leveled, and reset 31 picnic... Read more

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