U.S.F.S. Waiving Fees To Honor Veterans

The U.S. Forest Service will waive fees at most of its day-use recreation sites from Nov. 8-11 in honor of Veteran’s Day. The fee waiver is the last of four offered this year. The program is in cooperation with other federal land management agencies under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. Fees will be waived generally for day-use areas, such as picnic grounds, developed trailheads and destination visitor centers. Sites operated by private concessionaires may be included in the waiver... Read more

LVM Resort Teams With Big Rigs Best Bets

LVM Resort LVM Resort, a Class A motor coach resort in Las Vegas, Nev., announced a new partnership with campground directory Big Rigs Best Bets. Subscribers to the publication will receive a 20% discount off the daily rate at the resort for up to 10 days at any site. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Big Rigs Best Bets,” said Paula Cinelli, guest services manager at the resort. “Ken and Ellie Hamill provide a perspective of the RV parks they visit that’s different from any other RV... Read more

Corps Announces Okla. Winter Camping

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Tulsa (Okla.) District announced winter campground operations for Tenkiller Ferry Lake to take effect Dec. 1, the Tahlequah Daily Press reported. Designated campsites will provide electrical service and a potable water source centrally located at the campground. Campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis during the winter season. The Lake Tenkiller project office will close Snake Creek, Chicken Creek, Elk Creek, Pettit Bay 2 and Strayhorn Landing... Read more

Groups Plan Fundraiser For Campground

Kayak Zak's and Humboldt State University recreation students plan a "Benefit to Reopen Dry Lagoon Campground" event on Saturday (Nov. 1) at the Trinidad (Calif.) Town Hall, the Eureka Times-Standard reported. According to HSU student Maria Morales, Dry Lagoon is "Humboldt's favorite hike-in campground." It has been closed for almost three years because of state budget cuts. It's a primitive hike-in campground. "We are trying to raise money for State Parks... Read more

Campground Closed Later Than Planned

Yavapai Campground in Arizona is unavailable for public use through noon tomorrow (Oct. 31), radio station KQNA reported. Prescott National Forest officials had closed the campground in the Granite Basin Recreation Area at noon Wednesday.  Officials say the closure, which was originally scheduled for Oct. 21-23, is to allow road maintenance and crack sealing to be completed in a safe and timely manner. Day-use areas are still open for trail access, fishing and picnicking. Yavapai, White Spar, Alto... Read more

N.Y. Campgrounds Provide Fish Services

After a day on the Salmon River, fishermen can stop at campgrounds and shacks along New York State Highway 13 in Pulaski, N.Y., to have their catch fileted, smoked, or turned into steaks, North Country Public Radio reported. Reporter Julia Botero visited Stoney's Pineville Campground for a behind-the-scenes look at what happens after the big fish are out of the water. To listen to the story, click here.  Read More →

Big Winter: Snowbirds Head To Ariz. Early

Snowbirds are arriving in Arizona two to four weeks ahead of schedule in what is shaping up to be a stronger winter season, according to RV park operators across the state. “I’m getting them coming in two weeks to a month earlier and they are extending out longer at the other end (of the winter season),” said Sabrina Welborn, office manager for the 265-site Silverview RV Resort in Bullhead City, in a written announcement from the Arizona Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds. “The phone... Read more

Lake Rudolph Shines In Autumn Tourism

Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort in Santa Claus, Ind., was the only private campground to reach a statewide list of the top fall camping destinations in Indiana, and they also reached the top three list for best haunted attraction in the state. “These winners truly represent the Best of Indiana," Mark Newman, head of the Indiana Office of Tourism Development, said in an announcement of the winners.  “It is a point of pride to have these winners, as well as the diverse set of nominees... Read more

Gov't Issues New Playground Guidelines

New guidance on selecting and installing playground surfaces is now available from the Access Board, the California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (CalARVC). Developed by the National Center on Accessibility (NCA) at Indiana University with funding from the board, the guide, "Seven Things Every Playground Owner Should Know About the Accessibility of Their Playground Surfaces," outlines key considerations and steps in selecting, installing, and maintaining playground surface to... Read more

Colorado County Approves Two RV Parks

The Logan County (Colo.) Commissioners approved two RV park requests during a business meeting Tuesday (Oct. 28), the Sterling Journal-Advocate reported. First up was a resolution granting the establishment of a special use permit for the operation of a six space RV park on behalf of Judy A. Stover. Rob Quint, of the planning and zoning department, noted the planning commission met last week and recommended the commissioners approve the application, contingent upon installation of septic lines within... Read more

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