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NPS Announcing Free Admission Dates For 2018

A group enjoys a visit to the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona. The National Park Service announced today that the public will be invited to experience all national parks, without entrance fees, on four days in 2018. According to a press release, the four entrance fee-free days for 2018 will be: January 15 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day  April 21 – First Day of National Park Week September 22 – National Public Lands Day November 11 – Veterans Day “National parks connect... Read more

OAI, Resortbridge Approves Software Agreement

Bay City, Mich.-based Outdoor Adventures Inc. (OAI) has finalized an agreement with Texarkana, Texas-based Resortbridge Systems to provide reservation and accommodation management systems to their nine membership resorts in Michigan and Ohio. According to a press release, Resortbridge’s system is built on Salesforce.com’s “Software as a Service” (SaaS) platform and is part of Resortbridge’s suite of software designed to provide end-to-end management of sales, marketing, reservation and... Read more

Colo. Jellystone Looks To Be A Skier Base Camp

Black Canyon Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort In recent years, a growing numbers of visitors to western Colorado have been using Black Canyon Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort as a base camp for ATV rides, guided jeep and rafting tours, hunting and fishing trips and visits to national parks. But starting this winter, the 142-space campground with eight lodges and five rental cabins will begin marketing itself as a base camp for a different kind of visitor: skiers bound for... Read more

Calif. Campgrounds Offer Cold Weather Camping

Tubing at Cisco Grove Campground. In the summertime, campgrounds throughout California’s Sierra Nevada fill up with families looking to explore the wilderness on hiking trails and on horseback. But in the wintertime, when the mountains are covered with snow, only a handful of campgrounds stay open and those that do tend to accommodate the hardiest souls who don’t mind RV camping in the snow or, heaven forbid, pitching a tent, according to a press release.  One campground that sees all... Read more

Fed Opens Policy Meeting; Likely will Raise Rates

The U.S. central bank opened its final two-day policy meeting of the year Tuesday (Dec. 12), and is likely to raise the benchmark interest rate despite the absence of inflation. The Daily Mail reported that it would be the third rate hike this year, and possibly the final time Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen presides over a policy move since President Donald Trump has opted to replace her in February. Analysts say the booming labor market, which in recent months has pushed the unemployment rate... Read more

Idaho Looks To Increase Panhandle Forests’ Fees

The Idaho Panhandle National Forests in Coeur d’alene, Idaho, is interested in receiving comments on a proposal to increase the fees at 11 campgrounds/group sites, 10 cabin and lookout rentals, the Emerald Creek Garnet site and the Upper Landing RV dump station. Additionally, forest officials propose to implement new fees at 19 campgrounds/group sites, two cabin and lookout rentals, an RV dump station and a day use boating site, according to the Shoshone News-Press. This proposal would also... Read more

SSI: Canadian Towables Grow 11.6% Through Oct.

Year-over-year Canadian towable sales continued to outpace last year, notching an 11.6% gain for the first 10 months of 2017. According to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI), results by segment showed: • Travel trailer sales grew 13.3% year-over-year through October. • Canadian fifth-wheel sales were up 8% for the 10 months. • Folding camping trailer registrations fell 4.5% through October. • Park model RV sales rose by eight units for the 10 months. Thor Industries... Read more

Arizona’s Primrose Inn Wants To Add 8 RV Spaces

Chris & DeEtte Viterbo, owners of Primrose Inn, are asking for more RV spaces. Primrose Inn & RV in Chino Valley, Ariz., could get eight more spaces for RVs if the Chino Valley Town Council approves the application forwarded to them by the Chino Valley Planning & Zoning Commission. According to the Chino Valley Review, currently, there are 14 RVs allowed on the site due to conditional use permits that had been permitted since 2000, according to Chino Valley Associate Planner Alex Lerma.... Read more

Zebra Mussel DNA Closes Canadian Campground

Parks Canada said while living zebra mussels haven’t been found in Riding Mountain National Park, environmental DNA evidence of zebra mussels has. Parks Canada has closed a lake and campground in Riding Mountain National Park in Manitoba, to the public after DNA evidence of zebra mussels was found in water samples taken this summer and fall. According to CBC News, Parks Canada said Whirlpool Lake, on the eastern side of the southwestern Manitoba park, and its campground area are closed until... Read more

Chiricahua Fees Prepared To Increase In January

The National Park Service says it will boost camping fees at the Chiricahua National Monument in Arizona, from $12 a day to $20 per day starting Jan. 1. According to WRAL, the changes in fees at the Bonita Canyon campground, inside the Chiricahua National Monument, are the first since 2002. Park Superintendent Allen Etheridge said in a statement Tuesday (Dec. 12) that the increase was needed to fund maintenance and improvements at the park. To read more on this story click here. Share this:LinkedInEmailFacebook Read More →

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