Impact Of Tenn. Fires On Campgrounds Is Unclear

December 5, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Photo credit: WVLT While the town of Gatlinburg, Tenn., is now free of active fires and weekend rains helped firefighters extinguish all but two wildfires in the Great Smoky Mountains region of Sevier County, Tenn., much of the area is still closed to all but first-responders and residents as a clearer picture of the damage emerges. Those in the area’s campground community are joining their friends and neighbors in assessing the loss, supporting the relief effort and gathering information in the... Read more

Bluegrass Fest, Maine Campground Will Continue

The Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival near Brunswick in southern Maine offers a perfectly bucolic setting, along a sandy beach on one of the area’s many tidal inlets, Bluegrass Today reported. The event had been run by Pati Crooker Mulligan since 1979 at her family’s campground. When Pati passed away earlier this year, bluegrass fans in the northeast mourned not only this lovely lady who had hosted them so often at the festival, but also the Labor Day event they had cherished for... Read more

Iowa RV Park Settles State Environmental Lawsuit

The company that owns the Sleepy Hollow RV Park and Campground in Oxford, Iowa,  settled a lawsuit with the state centering on water quality issues at the park, television station KCRG reported. The Iowa Attorney General’s Office said the owners, James and Sandra Gingerich of Wellman, violated an order to upgrade a water treatment facility in 2011. Since then, the state said the park has had several water violations with high bacteria and contaminant levels, failed to monitor the water and... Read more

RV Park Stay Limits Proposed For Northwest Ga.

In a move to stop new RV parks from being used as quarters for temporary workers, the Rome-Floyd County (Ga.) Planning Commission is recommending a 60-day limit to occupancy, the Rome News-Tribune reported. The annual cap is part of a set of proposed changes to the Unified Land Development Code (ULDC) that regulates land use. Planning commission member Ronnie Kilgo said many travelers with recreational vehicles look for three-month sites, to spend the winter where it’s warmer. However, he noted... Read more

Contentious Utah RV Park Proposal Is Unresolved

Two families are at a stalemate over an application to rezone a residential property to allow for an RV park in Ivins, Utah, the St. George News reported. The Ivins City Council held a public hearing Thursday evening (Dec. 1) on the Ivins Planning Commission’s recommendation to deny a proposed zone change of 24.52 acres from Residential/Agricultural to RV Resort. The council had previously indicated it was in favor of the ordinance, despite the commission’s recommendation for denial. However,... Read more

Fla. County Gives Approval To Small New RV Park

The Lafayette County (Fla.) Board of County Commissioners approved a petition for a new RV park at the Nov. 28 meeting, the Mayo Free Press reported. Samuel Harvey Buchanan petitioned for a special exemption to build a RV park at 465 SE County Road 475. The park will have approximately five sites. According to the resolution, the park will be on 0.95 acres. For the original story, click here. Share this:LinkedInEmailFacebook Read More →

Two RVs Damaged In Wash. RV Park Fire Saturday

Multiple fire agencies responded to a fire at an RV park in Naches, Wash., just before 5 p.m. Saturday, television station KIMA reported. Fire crews responded to the scene of two trailers on fire at the Wonderland Campground just off U.S. Highway 12. One trailer was destroyed. A neighboring trailer was also damaged by the blaze. “The property owners had just returned from the store to find their trailer on fire,” said Chief Alan Baird of the Naches Fire Department. “No injuries... Read more

Campground Proposal Faces Environment Review

Despite a developer pleading guilty to altering an environmentally sensitive wetland without a permit in 2005, work may soon be allowed to start on a campground on the section of the wetland that was altered near Parlee Beach Provincial Park in New Brunswick, CBC News reported. It’s the result of a 12-year-old compromise that a government spokesperson told CBC News would not be acceptable now. Local residents fear it may add to an already dire water contamination problem at nearby Parlee Beach,... Read more

Arizona RV Parks Continue To Experience Growth

Some come to escape cold winters, others are just passing through town and yet another segment makes their permanent residence at RV parks and campgrounds throughout Arizona’s Mohave County, the Kingman Daily Miner reported. Folks like Charles House, who came from Oregon six months ago because he doesn’t like snow. Fifteen inches a year of rain and snow caused a lot of damage to his motorhome, and he had to replace two air conditioners, House said. He first lived at Silver View RV Park in... Read more

Millennials Hit The Road In New Generation Of RVs

This fall, one of the hottest things in outdoor gear wasn’t a new drone or motorized skateboard. The tech tastemakers — from Outside Magazine to Gear Patrol — collectively drooled over a recreational vehicle, Bloomberg reported. That’s right, an RV — specifically the Airstream Basecamp, a $35,000 teardrop of aluminum that can be towed behind a Subaru. The aerodynamic, riveted pod comes with one massive panoramic window, solar power, Italian cabinetry, and a Bose Bluetooth speaker system.... Read more

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