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Jellystone Parks Gear Up For Halloween

Susan Moubray and her daughter, Dana Gabriel, like to scare the heck out of people. And they must be doing a good job of it because the five Halloween-themed weekends at their campground, the Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Swansea, S.C. are their busiest weekends of year, according to an announcement from Leisure Systems Inc. (LSI), franchisor of the Jellystone system. “Mom always owned older Victorian-style homes growing up and we used to scare the neighbors on Halloween. Now we... Read more

Glamping Startup Raises $1m To Expand

Startup Glamping Hub, which offers a platform for travelers to book “glamorous camping” accommodations, has announced a $1 million fundraising  round, Tnooz.com reported. The round was led by international venture firm Axon Partners. While Glamping Hub was founded in San Franscisco, Calif., in 2012, its development team is based in Seville, Spain. The startup will use this cash infusion to boost the brand in the United States, focus on the mobile experience, and build the service globally through... Read more

Mont. County Cracks Down On RV Parks

Richland County, Mont., commissioners decided Monday (Sept. 15) to move forward with civil and criminal actions against landowners who have not responded to cease-and-desist letters regarding RV parks on their properties that county officials believe are out of compliance, the Sidney Herald reported. County Compliance Officer Terry Murphy has delivered more than 50 letters to landowners regarding illegal RV parks he detected on flyovers of the area, he said. “We’re being as aggressive as we... Read more

Ore. County Opens Brand-New Bathhouse

Lane County, Ore., officials are excited about their new restroom, shower and laundry facility at Armitage Park Campground, just north of Eugene, the Register-Guard reported. “People might wonder, ‘What’s the big deal? It’s a bathroom,’ ” said County Parks Manager Mike Russell at a grand-opening ceremony on Thursday morning (Sept. 18). “But it is a big deal for us.” The new $425,000 facility is the first major infrastructure project in two years for the county’s parks department,... Read more

N.Y. Campground Faces Sale Over Tax Bill

A campground near Warrensburg, N.Y., is among the properties headed to tax auction in Warren County in the coming weeks, the Glens Falls Post-Star reported. Adirondack Adventure Resorts on East Schroon River Road is the most valuable piece of property on the auction list. Lexi Delurey, the county’s director of real property tax services, said owner Raymond Sheppard owes $73,080 in back taxes on the campground and $53,000 on his home in Queensbury. He will have to pay at least a quarter of what... Read more

Campgrounds Reopen As Crews Fight Fire

The June, Calif., Fire was 65 acres and 65% contained as of Thurdsay (Sept. 18), radio station KSRW reported. Firefighters were successful in cooling hot spots along the fires edge while multiple crews continued to improve fireline on the southeast flank as well as continuing line construction to the north and western flanks, focusing on containment lines in and around homes. As a result of these efforts, evacuations orders were lifted Thursday at 2 p.m. All roadways and campgrounds are open to... Read more

Colo. MH Parks Converting Sites To RV Use

The Logan County (Colo.) Planning Commission recommended the approval of two requests to convert portions of mobile home parks to RV sites. First up was an amendment to a special use permit submitted by Jerry and Norma Barton for replacement of three mobile home sites with three RV park sites outside Sterling, the Journal-Advocate reported. Rob Quint of the county planning and zoning department noted that originally the board approved a special use permit for Jerry's son, Alan, and Jerry... Read more

Firefighters Camp Out At Oregon RV Park

The Silver Fox RV Park about 10 miles south of Estacada, Ore., on Oregon 224 has stellar views of the mountains that loom above the North Fork Reservoir of the Clackamas River. But Wednesday (Sept. 17), the only people there to enjoy the view were structural firefighters from Dundee, Dayton and Lafayette, all part of an Oregon Fire Marshal task force charged with protecting homes and property from the 36 Pit fire, The Oregonian reported. The RV park is the only residential area that remains under... Read more

Ill. Campground Gets Liquor OK From City

Tuesday (Sept. 16) the Effingham (Ill.) City Council amended the municipal code to include an additional Class B/E liquor license for the sale of liquor at Camp Lakewood, the Effingham Daily News reported. Chet Kiefer and Scott Conant, who purchased the campground in recent months, informed the council that they would like to locate a bar in a building already on the property. “We have experienced a lot of customers of ours who have said they would like to see a lounge for a place to hang out and... Read more

Developer Cools On Park Model RV Plans

Clovis, N.M.,  businessman Fox Guinn has put his plans for a park model RV park in Eagle Nest on hold and withdrawn his request to have the property rezoned, the Sangre de Cristo Chronicle reported. Guinn’s interest in developing a park model RV park in the Holiday Hills I neighborhood and having his property rezoned generated controversy in the village this summer. Park model RVs are titled and registered vehicles that look like permanent, manufactured homes. They are designed to be used for... Read more

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