Good Sam Guide Lists Top Culinary Parks

For April, the Good Sam RV Travel & Savings Guide is highlighting Top Culinary Parks as part of the 12 Months of RVing promotion. These select RV Parks are located in regions known for distinctive local cuisine or in areas that host popular food festivals. Culinary parks are found both in fertile farming regions and in large, sophisticated cities. The common denominator: they’re ideal for adventurous RV food lovers seeking great meals on the road. The editors and consultants of the guide... Read more

Equestrian Campsites Opened In Montana

After several years in the making, horse and mule travelers now have two stock friendly campsites at the Pleasant Valley Campground near Libby, Mont., the Flathead Beacon reported. This U.S. Forest Service campground is located 35 miles south of Libby on Highway 2 and is adjacent to the Historic Raven Ranger Station. Cabinet Back Country Horsemen prepared, promoted and secured a Rural Community Development Grant to purchase materials and partnered with the Kootenai National Forest and the Troy High... Read more

Private Management For The Cajun RVera?

The "Cajun RVera" is celebrating its first birthday, but the Iberia Parish, La., RV park is not yet making the profit that was promised, television station KATC reported. Karl Vincent, former chairman of the Acadiana Fairgrounds Commission, estimated they would make a net revenue of between $880,000 and $1.2 million. "The first year's receipts are substantially less than that," said Carroll Boudreaux, Vincent's successor. "That was an estimate and we did extremely... Read more

Alberta Getting New Non-RV Campground

There will soon be another campground in the area of Eagle Point-Blue Rapids (EPBR), Alberta, the Drayton Valley Western Review reported. The Rotary Riverside Campground and Day Use area needs three years to fully develop which would include group campgrounds and about 15 walk-in tent sites. “It’s the site that is not good for a full-site RV campground. It isn’t big enough to support a large number of recreational vehicles and with full services, but it’s an ideal site for several large group... Read more

Mont. Lake Has Fewer Trees This Summer

People looking forward to getting out on Montana's Georgetown Lake this spring will notice a few changes, television station KTMF reported. Over the winter, crews removed several lodgepole pines from the Piney Campground and boat launch. U.S. Forest Service officials said they were able to save some trees, but others were infected by pine beetles. Those trees posed a danger to people camping in the area. Twice in the last five years crews had to close a portion of the campground after trees... Read more

KOA's Jim Rogers Featured In N.Y. Times

Editor’s Note: The following is a Q&A with Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) Chairman Jim Rogers conducted by the New York Times, discussing the company’s appeal to a broad range of campers and RVers and even getting into Rogers' appearance on "Undercover Boss" in 2013. KOA CEO Jim Rogers For many people, camping evokes visions of fishing, tents and swatting mosquitoes, in areas where outside communication ranges from difficult to impossible. Jim Rogers, the chairman and chief... Read more

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Power Line To Slice Across Campground

Whispering Pines Campground in Holmen, Wis., relies on its land to stay in business, but a new high-voltage power-transmission line is headed right through its property, television station WKBT reported. The Wisconsin Public Service Commission voted to approve the 345-kilovolt Badger Coulee Transmission line. The $580 million line will run from Holmen to northern Dane County. It's expected to provide lower-cost power and more renewable energy to the region, but it will also be forcing property... Read more

Rocky Mtn. Nat'l Park Has $67m Backlog

Repairs to Rocky Mountain National Park's aging roads and bridges, trails, visitor centers and campgrounds have been put off so long that it will cost more than $67 million to bring them up to standard, a new report by the National Park Service says, according to The Coloradan. While visitation to national parks hit an all-time high in 2014, funding is decreasing. Despite the 7% increase in visitation from 2013, the National Park Service's operations budget is down 7% — roughly $173... Read more

Grant Program Gets Thousands Outside

Thanks to the Paddle Nation Grant Program, this year 4,050 people, including 1,875 youth, had the opportunity to get outside — many for the first time — and explore America's waterways. A total of $40,000 was awarded to the 17 best, most effective, projects that introduced paddling to a new generation. According to an announcement from The Outdoor Foundation, the Paddle Nation Grant Program is an initiative connecting young people to their rivers, streams, lakes and oceans and is funded... Read more

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