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Another Dead Grizzly Found In Montana

Wildlife officials are investigating the death of another grizzly bear in Northwest Montana, the Flathead Beacon reported. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) spokesperson John Fraley said a dead male grizzly bear was discovered at the Yaak Falls Campground near Troy on May 24. FWP game wardens and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are investigating the death. Fraley was unable to provide further details. The incident is the second reported death of a grizzly in the past week and third this month.... Read more

Sea Pirate Campground Hosts Car Show

Mustangs and Corvettes and hot rods. Oh my! On one day each year, the Sea Pirate Campground in West Creek, N.J., opens its gates to more than just trailers and Winnebagos for the campground’s annual classic and antique car show, held for more than 10 years now, the Sand Paper reported. From 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday (May 30), anyone can stop by to check out some nice rides. This year’s event will be helped out by Wicked Rides car club. If you want to hop out of the Porsche and show it... Read more

Colo. Snows Keep Campgrounds Closed

Campers in Chaffee County, Colo., have a variety of options for places to stay, whether they are pitching a tent, pulling an RV or driving a motorhome, the Chaffee County Times reported. However, Monarch Park and Iron City are both still closed due to snow. “There is just too much snow to open up yet,” said Vicky Jones with Rocky Mountain Recreation, which manages the campsites. “There is still a couple of feet up at Monarch Park. It probably won’t be open until the first of June, Iron City... Read more

USFS To Waive Camping Fees In Vt., N.Y.

The U.S. Forest Service says it's waiving day-use and campground fees for a day in the Green Mountain and Finger Lakes National Forests in Vermont and New York, the Associated Press reported. The June 13 event is in recognition of the National Get Outdoors Day. Forest Supervisor John Sinclair says the fee-free days are a way of thanking visitors while encouraging more people to enjoy the national forests. The forest service says it expects to waive its fees several times during the 2015 season. The... Read more

Music Festival Returns To Campground

Back for a fifth year, the John Hartford Memorial Festival will bring together both musicians and music lovers to celebrate the life, music and legacy of the late John Hartford, the Greensburg (Ind.) Daily News reported. Taking place today (May 28) through Saturday at the historic Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground in Bean Blossom, this three-day, family-friendly festival will feature more than 40 performers on three stages, around-the-clock campground jamming, a songwriting contest, and an... Read more

Texas Rivers Keep Swelling And Flooding

At Horseshoe Bend in Parker County, Texas, the community of several hundred trailers and RVs sits on the banks of the swollen Brazos River, television station WFAA reported. County Judge Mark Riley ordered Horseshoe Bend be evacuated by 8 p.m. Wednesday (May 27), along with other low-lying neighborhoods. Officials cannot force residents to leave, but Riley said the river was expected rise another nine feet by the time it crested about 1 a.m. today. Possum Kingdom Lake was releasing water upstream,... Read more

Baby Bear Found In Ore. Campground

A tiny black bear found roaming a campground Monday got a lift in an Oregon State Police cruiser to Oregon State University for care, television station KPIC reported. Campers staying near the Yellowbottom Recreation Area east of Sweet Home, Ore., called police to report the small bear, according to Colin Gillin, an Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) veterinarian. The bear didn't appear afraid of people. A state police trooper captured the bear and put it in the back seat of his... Read more

Mountain Lion Closes NP Campground

Glacier National Park officials have closed an area near the Bowman Lake Campground after a mountain lion killed a deer there in broad daylight on May 19 and dragged it off into the woods, the Hungry Horse News of Columbia Falls, Mont., reported. Both lions and deer are common to the area, but it’s fairly rare for a cat to make a kill during the day, especially with tourists nearby. Debbie Kealey, of Ottawa, Ontario, and her friend Mary Devenny were coming off a hike to the Numa Ridge Lookout... Read more

Consumers Continue To Boost RV Sales

Consumer confidence continues to rise and with it another positive month for RV shipments. As reported by the Elkhart Truth, the most recent market update from the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) showed that the steady increase of RV shipments continued through April. (see related story). What’s continuing to drive totals up is simple, Kevin Broom, with RVIA, said — consumer demand. With the improving economy, he said, interest rates are low and credit is once again available.... Read more

Kidstuff Playsystems Acquires Company

In a company announcement Wednesday (May 27), CEO Richard Hagelberg and President George McGuan of Kidstuff Playsystems Inc., announced their company has acquired Recreation Creations of Hillsdale, Mich., from Worth Investment Group. The acquisition closed on May 21. Accrding to the announcement, over its 30-year history Kidstuff Playsystems has and continues to design and manufacture state-of-the-art and environmentally friendly commercial playground equipment, natural playgrounds and safety surfacing.... Read more

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