Oregon State Parks Designate Scenic Bikeway

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (ORPD) and Travel Oregon announced today (Feb. 23) that the Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission approved the designation of the Crooked River Canyon Scenic Bikeway. The bikeway is rated at moderate difficulty and stretches 18 scenic miles between Prineville and Big Bend Campground, according to a press release. Riders begin the 37 mile out-and-back journey in the historic community of Prineville. The bikeway follows the Crooked River south out of town,... Read more

Mo. RV Park Plan Turned Down After Concerns

An abandoned yurt resort south of Sunrise Beach came into view at the Thursday (Feb. 22) Camden County (Mo.) Commission meeting, according to Ray Anderson, now owner of the 31-acre property on Thongtree Road off Highway 5, requested a rezoning from single-family residential to general commercial. Anderson, who had plans of changing the property to an RV park for tourism in the warmer months, presented his case with documentation. Anderson said that the investment would inject... Read more

Alberta RV Park To See $30 Million Renovation

If anyone is going to be whistling while they work this winter, it’s them. Parks Canada officials last week said they expect the contract for the retrofit and renovation of Alberta’s Whistlers Campground just south of the Jasper townsite by the summer, according to Jasper Fitzhugh.  Worth in excess of $30 million, the project will leave the largest single entry campground in Canada with a wider, paved ring road, updated utilities and 17 individual washroom/shower complexes strewn about the... Read more

Yurts Turn Heads, Are Popular Camping Option

As the weather gets warmer and spring break approaches, camping may be an option for vacation plans. Among camping in tents or RVs, living in a yurt is also a popular modern option because of its wooden structure and floors with a tent-like exterior, according to The Lagrange Daily News. Yurts originated in Asia and were not as permanent as modern ones, according to Marcus Lauren, general manager of Pine Mountain RV Resort in Pine Mountain, Ga. “I think they started with the nomads in Asia on the... Read more

Go RVing, Learfield Sports Secure Partnership

The Go RVing Coalition has reached an agreement on a yearlong partnership with Learfield Sports to feature Go RVing branding at an array of events, including college basketball radio and television coverage, the NCAA’s “Suits and Sneakers” program, a country music national campus tour, and college tailgating. “This is an innovative campaign that will put the RV lifestyle in the midst of some of the nation’s more popular events,” said Karen Redfern, Go RVing vice president, brand and... Read more

Historic Maine Fort To Be Site Of Campground

Fort Scammell, on House Island’s southern tip, was the only fort on Maine’s coast to see action during the War of 1812. Portland (Maine) Historic Preservation Board has given its blessing to a 21-site campground on the southern side of House Island, where Fort Scammell is located. Built in 1808, the fort was the only one on Maine’s coast to see action during the War of 1812, according to the Press Herald. In 2015, the Portland City Council unanimously granted historic status to the island,... Read more

Shenandoah Campgrounds To Open In March

Facilities in Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park will begin opening in March and will continue to open throughout the spring. Harry F. Byrd Visitor Center, located at mile 51 Skyline Drive, will continue serving visitors on weekends (weather permitting) until March 23 when the visitor center will begin operating 7 days a week. The Dickey Ridge Visitor Center, located at mile 4.6 Skyline Drive, will open 7 days a week beginning April 6, according to a press release. Campgrounds will operate... Read more

Developer Plans ‘Glamping’ Resort In Chicago

A small group of residents got a look Thursday (Fri. 22) night at a company’s proposal to turn the unused, but historic, Camp Algonquin site near the Cary-Algonquin, Ill., border into a luxury camping experience. Officials from the McHenry County Conservation District and ModCamp, a new company with sights on providing an “outdoor hospitality” experience in the Chicago metropolitan region, detailed their plan to revive Camp Algonquin after it closed in 2011, according to the Northwest Herald. ModCamp’s... Read more

North Rim Campground Going Online In March

Chris and Ellen Winchester Finding a campsite with full hookups near the North Rim of the Grand Canyon will soon get a little easier. Chris and Ellen Winchester, who purchased Kaibab Camper Village in late January, plan to put the campground’s 98 RV and tent sites, and two rental cabins online at “All of our campsites and cabins should be available online in early March,” Ellen said in a press release, adding that Kaibab Camper Village will be open from May 14... Read more

KOA’s Camping Report Wins 2018 Sabre Award

Kampgrounds of America’s (KOA) innovative North American Camping Report was recognized as the Best Use of Measurement & Post Campaign Analysis recently during the 2018 North American In2 Innovation Sabre Awards. The awards ceremony was held February 13 in New York, N.Y. The In2 Innovation Sabre Awards recognize superior achievement in branding, reputation and engagement, and attracts more than 2,000 entries from across North America each year, according to a press release. The KOA/Allison... Read more

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