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Trail Bottleneck At Campground A Concern

On the trail to Divide Lake, in Yukon's Tombstone Territorial Park. (CBC News photo by Cheryl Kawaja) Yukon, Canada's Tombstone Territorial Park,  a major draw for backcountry hikers located just east of Alaska, may soon have a new trail for hikers to explore, according to a report by the CBC News. Yukon parks officials are considering blazing some new backcountry trail, in part to alleviate traffic congestion elsewhere in the park. "We've got high use levels and some overcrowding... Read more

State Park Finishes $4.05 Million Renovation

With 40 miles of shoreline bordering the Tennessee River, the 1,200-acre Harrison Bay State Park in Harrison, Tenn., is an outdoor paradise that has become even more heavenly with recent renovations, a new bathhouse and newly constructed campground, according to a report by The Chattanoogan. The two-phase, $4.05 million project was made possible via the Tennessee State Building Commission, which approved funding in July 2013. Construction work on the project began last fall. Included in the renovations... Read more

MARVAC Lauds Camper & RV Show Season

The winter 2015 camper and RV show season was a great success for all those involved, including RV dealers, campground owners, industry-related exhibitors and the general public, the Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) stated via a release. Take Fun-N-Sun RV in Ludington and Coopersville, Mich. for example. According to Dennis Grossenbacher, president of Fun-N-Sun RV, "People came to the show with the intention to purchase a trailer, and came right out and told... Read more

RVIA: Wholesale Shipments Up 8.5% In March

Wholesale shipments of all RVs improved 8.5% in the March survey of manufacturers this year to 36,535 units, the best March totals since 2007, according to a release by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association. Overall, shipment totals were very strong, with towables ahead 9.6%. Motorhomes were ahead slightly with totals for each vehicle category comparable to one year ago. Year to date, first quarter shipments climbed to 97,074 units, 7.9% ahead of this same period last year. On a seasonally... Read more

U.S. Oil Workers Struggling Amidst Slowdown

The Williston Village RV Resort. Winter temperatures can dip to 20 below zero, which puts the many Willistonians who live in trailers at risk of freezing. (Photo by Andy Richter for Al Jazeera America) From an airplane at night, Williston, N.D. appears an oasis of thousands of points of light on the Great Plains. Most are white or yellow, but some flicker bright orange. They are the oil drilling rig flares of the Bakken Shale formation — fires that burn night and day. But dozens of these fires... Read more

TACO Spring Meeting Starts Off With Awards

April 27, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

CEO Brian Schaeffer (left) and TACO Board President Don Temple (right) present Lydia and Ken Butschek of La Hacienda RV Resort with TACO’s “Large RV Park of the Year” award for 2015. The Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO) 2015 Spring Meeting and Trade Show is under way in Kerrville, Texas, with 150 campground owners and operators joining 40 vendors for the annual event. The event is split between TACO Board President Don Temple’s Guadalupe River RV Resort and The Inn of the Hills... Read more

Report: Showers, Toilets Top Park Users List

What users in the four Chippewa County parks in Wisconsin want are better drinking water available on site along with showers and flush toilets, a report given to the County Board on Tuesday night says. As reported by The Chippewa Herald, the Chippewa County Parks Master Plan covers the county’s goals for the parks over the next 10 years. The report calls for an annual expenditure of $150,000 to update the parks, using county sales tax, proceeds of county tax deed land and other county funds.... Read more

Q1 Acquisitions Boost Sun Communities Inc.

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Sun Communities Inc. (NYSE: SUI), a real estate investment trust ("REIT") based in Southfield, Mich. that owns and operates manufactured housing and recreational vehicle communities, reported its first quarter results on April 23. According to a company release, highlights for the three months of 2015 are as follows: Funds from operations ("FFO") excluding certain items was $0.90 per diluted share and OP unit ("Share") for the three months ended March 31, 2015. Same... Read more

City-Owned Campground To Get New Facility

The old campground office in Virginia's Newport News Park, built back in 1966, has been demolished and a new, larger building is going up in its place, at the north end of the park, according to a report by the Daily Press. The new building will be about 3,000 square feet compared to the old building's 2,000 square feet, said Michael Poplawski, the city's director of parks, recreation and tourism. The new building will have larger public restrooms as well as a campsite office, laundry... Read more

Whitewood CG Negotiating For National Acts

Despite a flashy Facebook posting boasting otherwise, the Whitewood Campground and Event Center in South Dakota has not booked an impressive mix of big name acts to perform at the venue during this year's Sturgis motorcycle rally, according to a report by the Rapid City Journal. Whitewood, which paid to be designated the "official" campground of the 75th rally, appeared to have landed some big names when last week a flyer appeared on its Facebook page. Images and logos from Florida... Read more

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