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Outdoor Rec Group Predicts Solid 2015

Outdoor recreation leaders report good sales and activities for 2014 and expectations of still stronger activity in 2015, according to a new report from the American Recreation Coalition (ARC), Outdoor Recreation Outlook 2015. Americans spend more than $650 billion annually on equipment ranging from skis and tents to RVs and boats and on services ranging from fishing licenses to whitewater outings, supporting millions of jobs in manufacturing, sales and service. Though the 2008 recession hurt, especially... Read more

Calif. Fallen Tree Lawsuit: Who's Liable?

It was among the worst accidents ever to happen at a San Mateo (Calif.) County park. In 2012, a diseased tanoak tree at Memorial Park toppled in the early morning, landing on a 12-year-old boy who was sleeping in his tent, the Half Moon Bay Review reported. The boy, Zachary Rowe, was nearly killed by the impact of the tree, and the case has spiraled into a multimillion-dollar lawsuit to determine who is responsible for the accident. Rowe’s family filed suit against San Mateo County, PG&E and... Read more

Man Plans New RV Park In Payson, Ariz.

A man’s plan to develop a small RV park in a Payson, Ariz., neighborhood is raising concerns among some residents, the Payson Roundup reported At a Planning and Zoning Commission meeting Oct. 13, On the Road Again RV owner Bryan Teague asked the commission to grant him a conditional use permit (CUP) for a park at 519 E. Granite Dells Road, across from Rim Country Veterinary Clinic. What is now an RV storage yard Teague would turn into a 23-space park and use a metal building on the property, that... Read more

Washington County Taking Over RV Park

Franklin County (Wash.) commissioners are considering moving TRAC Center’s recreational vehicle park from under the management of the event center, the News Tribune reported. The change would mean that the Franklin County RV Park, which unlike the event center is profitable, would hire a separate manager from the TRAC Center, said county auditor Matt Beaton. The RV park manager would report directly to the county administrator. “That will create the control and independence we have been looking... Read more

Florida RV Resort Adds U-Haul Services

Cedar Key RV Resort in Cedar Key, Fla., announced that it added U-Haul products and services to its business. Cedar Key Resort can now offer its customers a variety of moving equipment and supplies including: after-hours drop-off, in-store pickup for boxes, support rental items, towing equipment and trucks. Donald Tyree, manager of Cedar Key RV Resort, is no beginner when it comes to U-Haul. "We have five other facilities with U-Haul products and decided it was time to bring them here,"... Read more

RV Park Awarded Business Of The Year

Thunderbird RV Park & Campground, owned by the Campbell River Indian Band, has won the British Columbia Outstanding Achievement Award for Community-Owned Business of the Year, the Campbell River Mirror reported. Rachel Wiley, co-owner and operator of Seabreeze Take-Out/Catering nominated the Thunderbird RV Park. “Once we were nominated, the process of filling out the nomination package was both detailed and lengthy,” said Park Manager Sandra Malone. “The criteria for the award included... Read more

RV Resort Represents $2m Investment

Developers have permission to begin work on a 20-acre RV resort in Grand Haven, Mich., television station WZZM reported. The Grand Haven Planning Commission approved plans for East Point R.V. Resort. Resort general manager Mike Lepo says think camping, but upscale: "A clubhouse with a pool, cable wi-fi, water, and sewer." The construction work should finish in time for a May opening. The RV resort will have long-term camping, something campers can't do at the nearby state park. It... Read more

RV Club Chooses Chula Vista RV Resort

Twenty-one rigs participated in the Roadrunners' trip to the Chula Vista RV Resort Sept. 22-26, the Friday Flyer reported. The resort is on San Diego Bay, adjacent to its own 552-slip marina. Amenities include a general store with ladies boutique, picnic area with barbecues, swimming pool and spa, laundry facilities, full restrooms, and two waterfront restaurants: Galley at the Marina and Dolphins Fish House. On one of the days, golfers played at the Bonita Golf Club, while many of the nongolfers... Read more

Arizona NF Campgrounds Closed Early

The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest in Arizona announced four early seasonal campground closures in the Black Mesa Ranger District, the White Mountain Independent of Show Low reported. The earlier-than-expected seasonal closures included Gentry Campground, which closed Oct. 8, Black Canyon Rim Campground, Mogollon Campground and the Rim Campground closed Oct. 20. These seasonal closures are only a little bit sooner than expected. “The weather is getting extremely cold and we feel the need to... Read more

Fall Meeting Connects OCOA Members

October 23, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Members of the Ohio Campground Owners Association (OCOA) wrapped up a successful season this week with the organization’s Fall Conference & POOT Tour (POOT stands for Park Owners On Tour). About 85 people representing 37 campgrounds attended the annual event, held this year in Steubenville, Ohio. The event began with a cracker barrel session in which the OCOA members had an informal discussion on several issues affecting the campground industry, and concluded with a day-long tour of four campgrounds:... Read more

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