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TACO Annual Meeting Leads To A Follow-Up Event

The legal seminar provided during the recent Spring Meeting of the Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO) was so popular it spawned a follow-up meeting of park owners May 18 at Braunig Lake RV Resort in Elmendorf, TACO said in an announcement. “We had several park owners from the San Antonio area who were unable to attend our Spring Meeting, so they had one of their own using our materials,” said Brian Schaeffer, TACO’s executive director and CEO, in the announcement. The daylong follow-up... Read more

RV Rentals Are A Growing Business In Anchorage

The Norbert Family of Eagle River, Alaska, will get out of town for the Memorial Day, and for the first time, they will do so in style, television station KTVA reported. “We have always wanted to rent an RV, and my son’s birthday is this weekend, so, we were excited to go out and explore Alaska,” said Lisa Norbert. The Norberts won’t be alone. The latest report from the Alaska Travel Industry Association found 13% of visitors to the state in 2016 used RVs to get from point A to point B. Bob... Read more

ORIR Offers Guidance To Commerce Department

The Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable (ORIR) announced that it submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) designed to facilitate the first-ever federal assessment of the economic importance of outdoor recreation to the nation’s economy. ORIR provided advice on the activities which comprise contemporary outdoor recreation with some additions reflecting likely growth areas in participation. The Outdoor Recreation Satellite Account (ORSA) was... Read more

25 Great Outdoors Proclamations Rolled In So Far

Great Outdoors Month proclamations are rolling in, according to an announcement from the American Recreation Coalition (ARC). “We are officially halfway to all 50 governors issuing proclamations of Great Outdoors Month that recognize the important economic and healthful benefits of outdoor recreation,” ARC said in an announcement. “We expect the remaining 25 governors and the president to join in the celebration in the coming weeks.  And now you can help amplify the governors’... Read more

S.C. Won’t Reopen Half Of Damaged Campground

Almost half of the storied campground at Hunting Island State Park will not reopen after suffering irreparable damage during Hurricane Matthew’s trek up the South Carolina coast last October, PalmettoWeekend.com reported. The 88 sites closest to the ocean will not be rebuilt. “Since we lost most of the park’s dune system, it’s not practical to put sites in such an exposed area,” South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism spokeswoman Dawn Dawson-House said. “The... Read more

CalARVC Highlighting Camping In Snowy Sierras

It could be the end of June or the beginning of July before road crews clear the snows that have buried State Route 120 through California’s Tioga Pass and the higher elevations of Yosemite National Park. But don’t let that stop you from making a trip to the eastern Sierra Nevada range. “It is glorious there right now,” said Debbie Sipe, executive director of the California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds — which hosts Camp-California.com, the travel planning website — in... Read more

New Michigan Primitive Campground Opens June 1

If you think modern camping has gotten too cozy, there’s a new option for you in Marquette Township, Mich., television station WLUC reported. Noquemanon Trail Network is opening a new campground at the Forestville Trail Head. The campground offers primitive camping, meaning tents, no artificial lighting, and no noisy generators. Noquemanon representatives say it will be the perfect site for those who want to hike and bike. “I guess the best selling point for this particular camp ground... Read more

Colorado Campsites (If Open) Packed For Weekend

Memorial Day weekend is usually the unofficial start to summer, but because of a late snowfall, many Colorado campgrounds, including ones on the western slope, are already full or closed, television station KJCT reported. The U.S. Forest Service said there is too much snow and mud on the Grand Mesa still. Ken Higgs likes fishing and said he was hoping to camp on the Mesa for Memorial Day weekend. “We were planning on coming up here and staying for two or three days, but that depends on the... Read more

Modest N.H. Cabin Campground Gets Board’s OK

In a unanimous vote, the Milan (N.H.) Zoning Board approved the development of a commercial campground at 460 Milan Hill Road, subject to a number of specific conditions, the Berlin Daily Sun reported. The board made the ruling after a public hearing on the application filed by Amos Flint and land owner Thomas Flint. The board approved a single campground containing nine rental cabins, a maintenance building and an owner or manager’s house. The individual cabins cannot exceed 400 square feet and... Read more

Rain Doesn’t Stop Campers Heading For Poconos

It’s not busting with RVs just yet, but soon the Delaware Water Gap/Pocono Mountain Kampgrounds of America (KOA) campground of East Stroudsburg, Pa., will be filled with tourists, television station WNEP reported. With Memorial Day weekend practically here, the place is booked solid. “They are booked all the time. You have to book ahead of time. But this KOA, they care. They care a lot about their customers. They try to make it the best, the best camping experience for their customers,... Read more

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