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Adventure Park Operator Will Run Campground

Nitehawk Adventure Park in Grand Prairie, Alberta, was recently awarded the tender to operate the Wee Links Par 3 Golf Course and the nearby campground at South Bear Creek, the Daily Herald-Tribune reported. While details of the contract have yet to be ironed out, as Nitehawk has yet to sit down with the city’s facilities and parks departments, Assistant General Manager Johnathan Clarkson said the organization will look after the operation and management sides of the venture. “Basically, what... Read more

Neighbors Blindside N.H. Campground Developer

A Massachusetts woman proposing to build a campground near Pickerel Pond in Laconia, N.H., says she’s undeterred by vehement opposition from the neighborhood, the Laconia Daily Sun reported. Jill Miller of Chelmsford said Monday that she and the project are misunderstood, and that she’ll appear before the Laconia Zoning Board of Adjustment on April 17 with more specific plans for the 99 acres she is planning to buy near Parade and Roller Coaster roads. Board members told her in a meeting... Read more

Smoky Mountains N.P. Campgrounds Opening

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced the 2017 spring opening schedule for park facilities. Campgrounds open on a staggered schedule that started on March 10. See the following schedule for exact dates. Camping fees range from $14 to $23 per site per night. The park’s developed campgrounds of Cataloochee, Elkmont, Cades Cove, Smokemont, and some sites at Cosby are on the reservation system through Recreaction.gov for at least a portion of their seasons. Recreation.gov provides... Read more

Neighbor Upset Over RV Park Guests With ATVs

Gregory Lake RV park borders Amanda Martin’s back yard in Muhlenberg County, Ky., and Martin has a problem with ATV riders veering off the trails, which has her upset with the RV park, television station WFIE reported. Jeff and Brenda Gregory own the ATV park and say they can’t control where every rider goes all the time. “All we can do it post it. and the other landowner should do as well,” said Jeff Gregory. Martin said she’s put up several no trespassing signs on... Read more

Oregon Managing Campsites With Rate Changes

The number of people camping at Oregon’s state parks has never been higher, and that’s mostly a reason to celebrate, parks officials say. But one problem is that people are often picking the same cluster of campgrounds, leading to overcrowding at some parks while others sit half-empty. To help spread visitors out, parks officials have introduced legislation that would allow them to raise prices at popular campgrounds in order to lower rates at less-visited spots. The legislation — House Bill... Read more

B.C. Campground Closure Causes Financial Woes

The couple who have owned and operated Pinaus Lake Resort near Falkland, British Columbia, for 30 years will soon be left with nowhere to live and a pile of expenses, KamloopsBCNow.com reported. Arvid and Audrey Hoglund, 78 and 76, purchased the resort in 1986 and ran several campgrounds and 11 cabins. They also turned the lodge into their home. On March 14, the life they knew came crashing down when the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (FLNRO) told them the slope movement... Read more

Two Neb. Campgrounds Will Close Temporarily

Two campgrounds at Nebraska’s Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area will close temporarily to allow construction crews to complete upgrades to campground amenities, Ammoland.com reported. Lone Eagle Campground, located between Arthur Bay and Sandy Beach, will be closed March 31 until approximately early May. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission received a $740,000 appropriation from the 2013 Nebraska legislature to upgrade all 84 camping sites at Lone Eagle to full service accommodations. An... Read more

Report: Consumer Confidence Hits 16-Year High

U.S. consumer confidence surged to a more than 16-year high in March amid growing labor market optimism while the goods trade deficit narrowed sharply in February, suggesting the economy was regaining momentum after faltering at the start of the year. Reuters reported that the economy’s strengthening fundamentals were underscored by other data on Tuesday (March 28) showing further gains in house prices in January. Robust consumer confidence and rising household wealth from the home price gains... Read more

County Exploring At Internet Service For RV Park

The Vilas County (Wis.) Forestry, Recreation and Land Committee will open the Torch Lake RV Park project to bids for Internet installation, the Lakeland Times reported. During a meeting last week, the committee discussed several details for the RV park, including Internet, firewood services, camp host duties and a fee schedule. Together with Parks and Recreation Administrator Dale Mayo, the committee has been researching options for offering Internet access within the park. “What we’re... Read more

Texas RV Resort Awards $22,000 In Scholarships

Alamo Palms RV Resort in Alamo, Texas, awarded $1,000 scholarships to 22 PSJA Memorial Early College HS seniors as part of their scholarship drive to help local students continue their studies, the Valley Town Crier reported. During a special event March 22, park residents honored the recipients and their parents with a continental breakfast. The RV resort’s quilt committee also presented them with a handmade quilt for each student. “They can take a bit of home with them to college,”... Read more

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