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Calif. Campground Plan's Moving Ahead

The Harbor Terrace development at Port San Luis received possibly its final regulatory approval Thursday when the San Luis Obispo County (Calif.)  Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve the project along with some additional provisions to deal with traffic and pedestrian safety concerns, the San Luis Obispo Tribune reported. Steve McGrath, harbor manager, said the approval was a major step for the project. The next steps for the harbor district will be to sign a final lease agreement... Read more

New Alabama RV Park Is Ready To Open

About two years ago, business partners and Cypress Landing RV Park and Campground owners Warren Byrd and Clifton Hall saw a piece of property five miles outside of Gantt, Ala., and thought it would be a great place for an RV park and campground, the Andalusia Star-News reported. Stretched over a few acres, the RV park and campground is Covington County’s newest addition. Plans are that the park and campground will open the weekend after Easter. Byrd said there are 64 hookups for all sizes of RVs,... Read more

Tenn. Campground Gets $1.2m Upgrades

Chester Frost Park, a popular lakefront camping destination in Hixson, Tenn., known for boating, fishing and swimming, is getting a $1.2 million upgrade, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reported. Since November, crews have been contending with the weather to update water and electric lines at 226 of the park's tent and RV sites. The county-owned park has gone without any major upgrades for several years, and the Hamilton County Commission decided several months ago that it was time to get the... Read more

Corps Set To Open Ga., S.C. Campgrounds

Some of the campgrounds and park areas deserted during the cold winter months are about to spring to life again in Georgia and South Carolina, the Athens Banner Herald reported. On April 1, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will open several campgrounds and day-use areas for the 2015 recreation season at Lake Hartwell. Watsadler Campground, Hart County, Ga.: The campground is located near the Hartwell Dam and has 51 sites, including 49 that are waterfront. Crescent Group Campground, Anderson County,... Read more

RV Park Owner Fights Lodging Tax Hike

The following letter to the editor by Lori Vavak of Double Dice RV Park appeared in the Elko (Nev.) Free Press. It looks like our city leaders are taking a play right from Obama’s playbook increasing the “temporary” room tax another 2 cents. This while the state contemplates a tax on gross income?? Didn’t I just see the city come out bragging about all the new hotels coming to town? Let them use the extra money from those rooms. Funny how it hasn’t been mentioned that the last raise was... Read more

VIDEO: Away Campaign's "Pickin' Berries"

Exploring nature while RVing led this family to stumble upon a patch of wild cranberries, becoming the next day’s breakfast! Explore more RV adventures at http://Away.GoRVing.com.  Read More →

Family Takes Ownership At An Ore. KOA

John and Kris Bathe are getting ready for their first season as the new owners of the Bandon/Port Orford Kampgrounds of America (KOA) in Langlois, Ore., the Bandon Western World reported. The couple, who moved to the area from Fresno, Calif., are joined by their daughter and son-in-law, Karrie and Matt Devine, who will be helping to manage the campground. Avid campers for years, John and Kris had never considered campground ownership until they spent two weeks camping with their 9-year-old twin... Read more

Drought Is Impacting Calif. Campgrounds

With an eye on the upcoming summer season, the San Mateo County (Calif.) Parks Department has been making improvements to the water treatment, storage and distribution systems at Memorial Park to keep it open for camping this summer, the San Mateo Daily Journal reported. The ongoing drought continues to impact the water level in Pescadero Creek, the sole source of water for 90-year-old park and its campgrounds. Three 10,000-gallon water storage tanks will be installed to bring total storage capacity... Read more

N.H. Camping, RV Show Now Even Bigger

With hundreds of campgrounds scattered all over the state — for beginners and seasoned outdoorsmen alike — camping is big business in the Granite State, the New Hampshire Union Leader reported. So big, in fact, that the New Hampshire Campground Owners Association (NHCOA) has moved its annual New Hampshire Camping and RV Show to the NH Sportsplex in Bedford to accommodate a crowd of up to 10,000 visitors this Friday (March 27) through Sunday. The camping and RV show will feature booths from more... Read more

New Campground Road Name Approved

The owners of Reids Lake Campground in Admastvon-Bronley Township, Ontario, have been given the go-ahead to rename a private road on the property. Barrmetmac Lane will now be known as Reids Lake Lane to reflect the name of the lake related to the property. The name Barrmetmac was founded by three previous campground owners, the Barrs, Metcalfs and MacDonalds, Tony Akkermans of Reids Lake Campground said. They no longer have any connection with the property. “Because Reids Lake Campground is a tourism-based... Read more

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