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Calif. Museum Opens Interactive Camping Exhibit

When summer arrives, thoughts turn to camping vacations. In San Bernardino County, Calif., this has been true since the 19th century, when visitors from the valley made their way in horse-drawn wagons to tents and cabins in the San Bernardino Mountains, according to inlandempire.us. Now children can share this experience in a new interactive space, “Gone Camping,” opening June 21 at the San Bernardino County Museum. “Camping has been a favorite American past time since the late 1800s,... Read more

Scenic Mountain RV Park Receives County Award

Marketing Manager Alicia Dallago, left, and Owner Butch Shaffer, center, of Scenic Mountain RV Park pose with Milledgeville-Baldwin County Chamber of Commerce president Angie Martin after winning the 2018 Small Business of the Year Award. Scenic Mountain RV Park took home the night’s biggest prize Saturday (June 16) at the Milledgeville-Baldwin County (Ga.) Chamber of Commerce annual Awards Dinner and Gala, nabbing the 2018 Small Business of the Year award, according to the Union Recorder.  In... Read more

Strait Web Solutions Wins ‘Supplier Of The Year’

Roxi Baxley Roxi Baxley is an experienced website designer in the private park business, having designed well over a thousand websites for her campground and RV park clients during the past 19 years, according to a press release. Baxley, who owns and operates Port Angeles, Wash.-based Strait Web Solutions, recently received recognition for her efforts, having won the Supplier of the Year Award from the Arizona Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (Arizona ARVC). The award was presented to her... Read more

‘Aspira’ Lead Sponsor Of Great Outdoors Month

The Great Outdoors Month Council has announced that Aspira is its new lead sponsor for 2018, according to a press release. Dallas, Texas-based Aspira provides a comprehensive suite of reservation and licensing technology, and service solutions supporting federal, state, provincial and local government park, campground and conservation agencies, as well as private campground owners. Aspira is supporting Great Outdoors Month throughout the month of June by helping state “recreation coordinators”... Read more

VCA Set To Sponsor 2019 Mid-Atlantic RV Expo

The Virginia Campground Association (VCA) announced it’s second year as sponsor of the Mid-Atlantic RV Expo, scheduled to run March 15-17, 2019 at Meadow Event Park in Doswell, Va. According to a press release, the inaugural Expo was launched by Virginia-based Show Managers LLC this year and grew to be one of Virginia’s largest RV Expo with 11 RV dealers participating. VCA Executive Director Emily Peck said, “With our association representing campgrounds across the Commonwealth of Virginia... Read more

Arizona ARVC Publishes Campground Directory

The 2018-2019 Arizona RV and Camping Guide is now available for free in print and online. “We’re planning to distribute the directory to chambers of commerce and visitors centers and through our affiliated parks throughout Arizona next week,” said Jo Ann Mickelson, executive director of the Arizona Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds. Consumers can order the guide by emailing a request to arizonaarvc@aol.com. The association also provides a digital version of the guide through its travel... Read more

Woman Survives Black Bear Attack At Cabin Site

A Saskatchewan woman needed 34 staples in her leg and suffered psychological trauma after she was attacked by a black bear, while camping in a provincial park, according to CTV News. Casadi Schroeder was with her husband and children in Meadow Lake Provincial Park on June 10 when she says her 8-year-old son woke her up to report the bear outside their cabin’s window. Schroeder’s husband Brad went outside to scare the bear away. Thinking it was gone, Casadi headed out to warn other campers.... Read more

Some Colorado Parks Are Now Reservation Only

Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) announced Monday (June 18) a pilot program that ends first-come, first-serve camping at a handful of state parks, according to CBS. A reservation-only system debuts next month. Campers can make reservations online at cpwshop.com or by calling 800-244-5613. “They will no longer need to gamble by waiting until they arrive at the park hoping to stay at a first-come, first-served site, only to find that there isn’t one available,” CPW stated in a news release. Five... Read more

‘Tree Rot’ Forces Closure Of Idaho Campground

The Wendover Campground in Idaho’s Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests will be closed for the 2018 camping season due to hazardous trees within the campground, according to KXLY Spokane. During an annual hazard tree assessment, staff members determined many trees near campsites had become unstable due to a significant case of root rot. Because the hazard trees cannot be removed before the start of the camping season, officials made the decision to close the campground. To read more on this... Read more

PRVCA Seeking ‘Volunteer of Year’ Nominations

The Pennsylvania Recreation Vehicle and Camping Association (PRVCA) is accepting nominations for its “Volunteer of the Year” award to be presented during the Annual Membership Dinner, Sept. 11 in Hershey, Pa. Members of the industry are asked to consider nominating a member for recognition. According to a press release, nominees should meet the following criteria: Member went “above and beyond” with his or her commitment to PRVCA. Must be a PRVCA committee or board member past or present. Recognition... Read more

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