States Join With ARVC's Park Model Push

After a conference call with state executives last week, the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) announced it was coordinating a grassroots effort to support a legislative proposal in Congress to clearly define recreational vehicles. While the legislation is something ARVC and the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) have long sought, the push gained urgency when the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced it was changing course on park model RVs and... Read more

Pa. Campground Hosts British Delegation

A delegation of 36 campground owners from the British Holiday and Home Parks Association visited Mountain Vista Campground, East Stroudsburg, Pa., on Oct. 16, according to an announcement from the Pennsylvania Campground Owners Association (PCOA). They arrived at the park in a charter bus and were welcomed by the Vaughan family as well as representatives of PCOA. Although the terminology varies between the U.S. and England (campgrounds are touring parks, trailers are caravans), the basic principals... Read more

Lake Rudolph Announces Christmas Plans

Cabin and Santa at Lake Rudolph Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort in Santa Claus, Ind., said in an announcement that it is offering a Rudolph's Family Christmas Package during the first three weekends in December, coinciding with the Santa Claus Christmas Celebration. The package will be available on Friday and Saturday nights from Dec. 5-20. Rudolph's Family Christmas Package includes: A two-night stay in a Rudolph’s Christmas Cabin. 2 Vehicle Passes to the Santa Claus Land of... Read more

Good Sam Names '14 Top Scenic RV Parks

The Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory announced its list of Top scenic Parks for 2014. These special parks are situated in some of the most attractive destinations in North America. While putting together the list, the Good Sam RV Travel Guide's editors and consultants included parks whose landscaping in many cases rivals the stellar landscapes of the surrounding areas. For some parks, wildlife viewing is a key part of the guest experience. At Eagle's Rest Campground... Read more

Bear-proof Camp Regulation Considered

Future Smith River floaters in Montana may have to add a portable electric fence or bear-proof coolers to their list of gear after the state parks board on Wednesday (Oct. 15) approved a new food-storage rule for the popular permitted river, the Great Falls Tribune reported. The measure will go out for public comment for 30 days before final action is taken. Black bear raids at campsites along the 59-mile river corridor between the Big Belt and Little Belt mountains have jumped in the past couple... Read more

Workampers Will Make Retirement Work

This is Cindy and Clint Bentley’s third season as Workampers. It isn’t quite what they thought retirement would look like.  They live within their 240-square-foot RV for five or six months out of the year at a campground outside of Flagstaff,  Ariz., Al Jazeera America reported They manage two camp sites – the work involves greeting campers, cleaning the grounds and bathrooms – and for Clint, hauling water to camp sites and pumping waste from the bathrooms.  “That’s not the fun part... Read more

Empty Nesters Dominate Calif. RV Show

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The California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds participated in the campground entrance to the Pomona RV show. Following a strong first weekend, the 10-day 62nd California RV Show that ended Sunday (Oct. 19) set a post-recession record of 33,269 visitors, up 15.1% over last year. "This show is turning the corner," said Tom Gaither, western RV show director for the sponsoring Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). "The California market is better. The California economy... Read more

Minn. Campground Makes "Best Of" List

Camp Maiden Rock West is a 40 acre summertime paradise; Shangri-La in Morristown, Minn., and it made the "Best of SoMinn" list published by Set right along the Cannon River, Maiden Rock West can feel like it’s a thousand miles from anywhere, instead of just off of Highway 60 in Morristown. The beautiful, heavy tree lines provide for naturally secluded campsites and recreation areas. Those campsites, by the way are extra-large, so you don’t have to hear the guy in the... Read more

SSI: Towable RV Sales Up 2.8% In August

Retail sales of towable RVs posted a 2.8% gain in August and a 7.2% increase for the first eight months. According to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc., results by category showed: • Sales for the high-volume travel trailer sector grew 4.5% for the month and 9.5% year-to-date. • Fifth-wheel registrations edged down 0.7% in August, but registered a 2.9% gain for the eight months. • Folding camping trailer sales were down 5.4% for the month and 4.3% through August. • Recreational... Read more

Video: Learn More About KOA's Benefits

Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) has published a video for campground owners talking about the benefits of joining the KOA system. To watch the video, click to the right or watch below.  Read More →

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