RV Park Gets New Development Neighbor

The Grand Texas Sports and Entertainment District is adding another high octane element to its ever expanding array of roller coasters, water slides and outdoor activities: MotorSportz is the latest attraction coming to the 600-acre park under construction near New Caney, about 30 miles north of Houston. Local residents raised the questions on the Grand Texas Facebook page regarding of noise levels from the track, but developer and CEO Monty Galland said noise won’t be an issue. “There is... Read more

Campground Never Opened After Flood

One of Arkansas' popular campgrounds is still closed more than four years after a flash flood killed 20 people, television station KTHV reported. On June 11, 2010, a storm dumped nearly seven inches of rain, flooding the campgrounds as families slept in their tents. As waters receded, crews found bodies of those who did not make it to higher ground. Survivors and families say they did not see the raging waters coming, resulting in several lawsuits. Four years later, many Arkansans are asking... Read more

Texas City Seeking A Jellystone RV Park

Bringing a family-oriented RV park and campground into Plainview, Texas, could go a long way toward bringing tourists as well as jobs to Plainview, said local businesswoman and City Councilwoman Teressa King, the Plainview Herald reported. King discussed the possibility of bringing a Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort franchise to Plainview. According to its website, the network of campgrounds is focused on providing great family vacations for RV enthusiasts, those who prefer the comfort of... Read more

KOA's Ownership Continues Fundraiser

Since 2003, Sun-N-Shade Campground in Borden-Carleton, Prince Edward Island, under the direction of owners Marnie and Harold Noye, raised more than $80,000 for the IWK Children’s Hospital in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the Journal Pioneer reported. The business was sold and became a Kampgrounds of America (KOA) campground in 2013, but the new managers are committed to ensuring that the support of the IWK continues at the Borden-Carleton campground. “We need to ensure that the IWK is here for our maritime... Read more

Fire Evacuates California Campground

A fire of unknown origin charred about two open acres Tuesday in the far northern reaches of San Diego County, Calif., forcing the evacuation of a campground but causing no structural damage, television station KUSI reported. The blaze erupted around 12:45 p.m. off De Luz Road and Sandia Creek Drive in Fallbrook, according to Cal Fire. As the flames spread, authorities cleared people out of a nearby small camping area as a precaution, said Kendal Bortisser, a fire captain with the state agency. It... Read more

Fire Danger Grows In Some Nat'l Parks

Mid-summer's arrival in western parts of the National Park System have been accompanied by restrictions on campfires in such parks as Sequoia, Mesa Verde, and Yosemite, National Parks Traveler reported. In Yosemite National Park in California, below 6,000 feet in elevation campfires are not permitted beyond designated campgrounds and picnic areas. Park officials say the restrictions are necessary "due to several years of exceptional drought conditions and high fire danger. The winters of... Read more

Owner Settling In At New Oregon RV Park

RV travelers and other campers will find serene surroundings at the new South Fork RV Park in Dayville, Ore., the Blue Mountain Eagle reported. Several spots are along the John Day River, and the park is dotted with mature cottonwood trees for plenty of shade. Owner Dennis Dupree visited family in Dayville every spring before moving there two years ago. Dupree was in the construction business in McMinnville before retiring and taking on the new business, which opened last May. This season, he plans... Read more

RV/MH Hall Expects Record Induction

Attendance at this year’s RV/MH Hall of Fame Induction Dinner honoring the incoming Class of 2014 has already surpassed reservations for last year’s ceremonies and is poised to set a new record for the number of attendees.  “With less than two weeks to go before this year’s event, the number of dinner reservations has topped 400, beating last year’s 311 attendance,” said Darryl Searer, president of the RV/MH Hall of Fame, in a written announcement. “Using history as a gauge, when... Read more

ELS Reports Gains In Net Income, FFO

Equity LifeStyle Properties Inc. (ELS) today (July 22) announced results for the quarter and six months ended June 30. For the quarter, Funds From Operations (FFO) increased to $57.6 million, or 63 cents per share, compared to $50.8 million, or 56 cents per share, for the same period in 2013. Net income available for common stockholders increased to $25.5 million, or 30 cents per share, compared to $17.9 million, or 21 cents per share, a year ago. Second-quarter property operating revenues,... Read more

Good Sam Names 'Top Family RV Parks'

The Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory announced its list of Top Family RV Parks for 2014. These RV parks feature amenities, entertainment and education programs that serve family members of all ages. The parks cultivate an atmosphere that's welcoming for families big and small. Whether showing G-rated movies or conducting educational nature programs, these parks enable families to enjoy long periods of quality time together. Take your family on an adventure in learning, or simply... Read more

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