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Branson KOA Hosting Vintage Camper Rally

The Branson, Mo., KOA Campground will be turning the clock back Aug. 7-10 for the Third Annual Vintage Camper Rally. According to a press release, more than 40 vintage campers are expected at the rally. Owners of vintage recreational vehicles made in 1976 or before will begin arriving at the campground on Aug. 7. The public is invited to a free tour of the vintage trailers from 1-4 p.m. on Aug. 9. Rally participants are invited to a welcome reception on Aug. 7. Participants can also take part in... Read more

N.Y. Campground Raises Money for Charity

Carl and Peg Carlson, owners of Cheerful Valley Campground in Phelps, N.Y., report that the pig roast held on July 12 raised $1,250 in donations for Camp Good Days and Special Times. Camp Good Days and Special Times (campgooddays.org) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the life for children, adults and families whose lives have been touched by cancer and other life challenges. This past May, Camp Good Days, located on the shores of Keuka Lake, was hit by flood waters causing... Read more

N. Arizona Parks See Upswing in Bookings

Many campgrounds across northern Arizona are reporting stronger reservations and occupancies than last summer, and most expect the trend to continue through Labor Day. Northern Arizona's campground business is fueled by out-of-state travelers as well as southern Arizona residents who are fleeing the desert heat so they can enjoy pleasant days in the pines, according to a written release from the Arizona Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds. "We've been filling up the park almost... Read more

Calif. Panel Calls for Revamp of State Parks

California needs to completely make over the way it pays and cares for its state parks, according to a state commission reviewing a park system it says is in severe crises. According to a Los Angeles Times report, the 12-person commission issued a preliminary report calling for an “internal transformational team” to develop a new organizational and business model within two years. “This is not time to be shy or reticent,” said Ken Wiseman, executive director of the Parks Forward commission. The... Read more

Gorin: Could Go RVing Aid Campgrounds?

David Gorin Editor's Note: The following is a column by David Gorin that appears in the August issue of Woodall’s Campground Management magazine proposing that the mainstream RV industry’s Go RVing Coalition and the National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds resume working more closely together in the future in a collaborative marketing effort. To view the entire article, click the magazine cover on the WCM home page. In recent weeks, a series of meetings and articles have... Read more

Report: RV Sales 'Picking Up Speed Again'

You might stay entertained on a long road trip playing Punch Buggy, a game in which passengers slug each other in the shoulder whenever a Volkswagen Beetle goes by. But, according to a report by CNBC, to learn something about economy trends while out on the highway, watch for a different type of vehicle. "I'm starting to see a lot more RV products on the road. And it's not just because it's summer," Kathryn Thompson, CEO of Nashville, Tennessee-based Thompson Research Group,... Read more

ARVC Michigan to Hold Meeting Oct. 19-20

The Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds of Michigan (ARVC Michigan) is hosting its annual membership meeting and campground tours on Oct. 19-20, in Monroe. According to a press release, the 2014 program starts with the Cracker Barrel on Sunday evening, offering a Q&A session for owners and operators to share information and exchange ideas. The membership meeting begins first thing on Monday morning followed by attendees touring five campgrounds throughout the Monroe area. The day ends... Read more

KOA Posts Strong Bookings for Labor Day

Reservations for the upcoming Labor Day Weekend are running strong at Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) locations throughout North America. The company reported in a press release that reserved camper nights for the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend are up 16% over the same period last year. That continues the strong trend that KOA has seen throughout the summer. KOA’s overall short-term camping nights are up nearly 4% compared to the same time period in 2013. Overall reservations for the remainder... Read more

Ind. RV Park Plans Cruise-In, Hog Roast

Eby’s Pines RV Park in Bristol, Ind. is hosting its 14th annual Cruise-In & Hog Roast from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 2), according to a written announcement from the campground. The hog roast is from 4-5 p.m. Dinner tickets are required and available for purchase at the campground. There is no charge for the Cruise-In, which will feature dash plaques for the first 50 entrants as well as a Campers’ Choice Award and other door prizes. Campers participating in the Cruise-In receive a... Read more

Loon Lake Named Top Ore. Campground

Loon Lake Lodge and RV Resort in the Oregon Coast Range near Reedsport has been designated as the number-one campground out of 100 campgrounds in Oregon by Tripleblaze, according to a written announcement. The Tripleblaze website explained that they list best places to camp in Oregon by using their "unique campsite popularity algorithm that accounts for the average rating and number of reviews for a campground and the number of people who have camped or wish they could camp at that campground." Loon... Read more

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