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Crews Fight Wildfire In Northern Michigan

Flames move through wood piles in the fire zone Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) firefighters and crews from four township volunteer fire departments continue to battle a roughly 70-acre wildfire in the Upper Peninsula's Marquette County, which was first reported Thursday afternoon (July 30). According to a DNR release, the fire was 60% contained by Thursday night. The cause of the fire has not been determined. No injuries have been reported. DNR fire crews have experienced some... Read more

Desert Dwellers Beat Arizona Heat Camping

Lyn Murto and her husband, Don, love living in Bullhead City, Ariz. — except during the summertime. “It was 126 degrees there a few weeks ago,” she said. But the Murtos aren’t putting up with the desert heat this summer. The retired couple found temporary summer jobs running Mogollon RV Park, a forested campground at the 7,700-foot level in northern Arizona, according to an announcement from the Arizona Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds. Lyn runs the front desk, while Don takes care... Read more

Sun Communities: Q2 FFO, Net Income Up

Sun Communities Inc., a real-estate investment trust based in Southfield, Mich., announced its financial results Thursday (July 30) for the company's second quarter, which ended June 30. The highlights, according to the company, were: Funds from operations (FFO)excluding certain items was $0.87 per diluted share, representing a 10% increase over the same period last year. Same-site Net Operating Income (NOI) increased by 8.8% as compared to the three months ended June 30, 2014. Revenue-producing... Read more

Cherry Hill Makes Major Wi-Fi Upgrades

Cherry Hill Park For generations, families have chosen Cherry Hill Park as home base for their vacation excursions to the nation’s capital. Occupancy rates and business is consistently good at Mike Gurevich’s Washington, D.C.-area campground, which his family has owned and operated for five generations. The property has earned a reputation for convenience and exceptional service and amenities. But according to Gurevich, a recent Wi-Fi upgrade has measurably increased guest satisfaction with the... Read more

Major Lake Tahoe Campground's Planned

Lake Tahoe’s first new campground in more than 20 years would be developed on a forested ridge overlooking Lake Tahoe under a plan announced Wednesday (July 29) by developers, the Reno (Nev.) Gazette Journal reported. Mountainside Partners and landowner Sierra Pacific Industries have submitted an application to build a 550-site campground on a ridge south of Northstar California and near the Tahoe Rim Trail. Brockway Campground would include a mix of tent sites and prefabricated “eco-shelters,”... Read more

Adding Tiny Houses Lands RV Park Fines

Joe and Roselle Miklosi were drawn into Traverse Bay RV Park near Traverse City, Mich., by a sign advertising tiny stationary homes, the Record-Eagle reported. The Miklosis have tooled around and lived in their motorhome for 23 years, ever since their kids grew up. Now they think it may be time to settle down, and the RV park in Acme Township caught their eye. "As we get older, we just don't want a lot to take care of," Joe Miklosi said. "We want something that's small and... Read more

Private Campgrounds Among Ill.'s 50 Best

With summer in full swing, it’s a great time to explore some of the amazing campsites Illinois has to offer, RebootIllinois.com reported. If you’re wondering where to take your next camping trip, the list below should help. Courtesy of the website Trailblaze, here are the Top 50 Illinois campgrounds. The website compiled this list by using a unique campsite popularity algorithm based on average rating and number of reviews for a campground, as well as the number of visitors or people who would... Read more

Hawaiian Campground Gets Improvements

A new company, Malaekahana Beach Campground, took ownership of the campsite of the same name on the north shore of the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Its grand opening was held in July, and with it came new changes and improvements to the grounds, Hawai'i Magazine reported. Sure, you can still bring your own tent and camping gear, but if you opt for the huts, expect improvement. The former company’s huts were knocked down in November 2014 and bigger, sturdier ones were built in their place. Malaekahana... Read more

City Shocked At Cost Of Campground Plans

Plans for a campground and marina on the shores of Five Island Lake in Emmetsburg, Iowa, have been put on hold while costs for the facility are evaluated, the Emmetsburg Reporter/Democrat reported. Plans call for a canal and water feature, along with camping spots, cabins and a C-Store on an 18 acre site located between the railroad trestle and Sewell Park. The property was purchased from K & R Properties in 2012. City Administrator John Bird informed members of the city council that preliminary... Read more

New Tent-Only Campground Is Open In N.Y.

The new Samuel F. Pryor III Shawangunk Gateway Campground on Route 299 in Gardiner, N.Y., is accepting reservations for the 2015 season, the Poughkeepsie Journal reported. The American Alpine Club, in cooperation with Mohonk Preserve, is managing the tent camping-only campground, which opened May 15. Campground amenities include a pavilion and cooking area, bathhouse and restroom facilities, and circulation trails. There are 24 drive-in spots (one vehicle per site) and 26 walk-in spots. All sites... Read more

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