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ARVC: Community Support Helps Park’s Succeed

David Basler Editor’s Note: David Basler is the senior director of marketing for the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC).  A community is worth its weight in gold. Why? Because, simply put, more can be accomplished by a group than by an individual. As House Speaker Paul Ryan recently said, “Every successful individual knows that his or her achievement depends on a community of persons working together.” The value of community is what is driving more and more people... Read more

Nearly 300 Rigs Attend RVillage’s Inaugural Rally

RVillage founder Curtis Coleman Called “RVillage Rally One – the Connected Road,” the first-ever gathering of members of RVillage.com, a popular social online platform for RVers, got underway Thursday (May 17) at the Elkhart Campground in Elkhart, Ind. Curtis Coleman, the networking website’s founder and CEO, greeted the nearly 300 rigs and their owners as they made their way into the park.  “I’m greeting every single person that’s coming here at the gate and the reason I wanted... Read more

Guy Harvey Backs Out Of Plan With Elite Resorts

Renderings of the clubhouse and an RV cottage site of what was planned as the Guy Harvey Outpost Club & Resort Tarpon Springs. Guy Harvey is no longer connected to the project. A year ago this month, Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts announced plans for its first-ever RV park, near Tarpon Springs, Fla., where the Anclote River empties into the Gulf of Mexico. The $35 million resort, named after the popular Jamaican marine artist and conservationist, would include lots starting at $150,000 and cottages... Read more

Navy Seal Donates Birthday To Tents For Troops

For the second year in a row former U.S. Navy Seal Trevor Wilson has donated his “birthday” to Castle Rock, Wash.-based Tents for Troops (T4T) on Facebook, according to a press release. In lieu of birthday gifts, Wilson has asked his friends and followers to make a cash donation to T4T. Wilson has been a volunteer for T4T for over two years, giving both his time and money. T4T is a nonprofit that has offered free RV park and camping sites to active duty military personal for over eight... Read more

Va. Jellystone Unveils Inflatable Slide, Upgrades

The Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Natural Bridge Station, Va., is starting this year’s summer camping season with a fresh new look, as well as a 60-foot inflatable water slide, according to a press release. “We are excited to get our camping season underway,” said John Harlan, who bought the campground in 2011. “All of our buildings have a really nice warm feeling. Every building has been repainted, including our Cartoon Café, and we have installed new landscaping, reconditioned... Read more

‘Campnab’ Connects Campers To Available Sites

Campnab creator Eric Shelkie works on the Campnab app, while out camping with his family. Campers frustrated by sold-out campsites have a new ally in Campnab, according to a press release. Developed by two Vancouver-based campers, the app monitors campgrounds for cancellations. It then notifies users of availabilities, via text message. The app promises to get nature-lovers into the great outdoors, this summer. Online campsite booking systems are problematic. Savvy campers reserve spots many months... Read more

U.S. Army Corps Updates Policies At Miss. Parks

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District updated two recreational policies at Arkabutla, Enid, Grenada, and Sardis Lakes, near Vicksburg, Miss., effective June 1, according to a press release.  Policy updates are for the length of stay in campgrounds and the use of low speed vehicles in campgrounds. The length of stay for camping at Arkabutla, Enid, Grenada, and Sardis Lakes is 14 consecutive days. At the end of a camper’s 14-day stay, the camper may apply for an extension for up to... Read more

Wisc. Town Delaying RV Park Plan Due To Costs

The Burnett County, Wisc., campground project has been delayed after Forest Administrator Jake Nichols brought to the Natural Resources Committee numbers on what it will cost to build the campground. Nichols said the engineers estimate for the potential 32-site campground, about half with water and electricity hook-ups and the other half as primitive sites, will cost around $1.2 million to build, according to the Burnett County Sentinel. The proposed site is in the Town of Swiss which sent a... Read more

ORR Applauds Zinke Initiatives On Outdoor Rec

The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) offered support for Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s recent recognition of outdoor recreation in his Secretarial Orders #3365 and #3366 in a letter dated May 17. Secretarial Order (SO) 3365 creates the position of senior national advisor to the secretary for recreation. ORR noted that is the first time in nearly 40 years that the term “recreation” has been used in the title of one of the department’s senior officials or offices. Secretarial... Read more

Study Details RV Impact On Canadian Economy

The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) of Canada and the Canadian Recreational Vehicle Association (CRVA) are releasing their updated study, showcasing the economic impact of the Canadian RV industry. According to a press release, the study, conducted by The Portage Group Inc. and urbanMetrrics Inc., showed that in 2017 the RV sector generated an estimated 66,000 jobs and delivered $4.7 billion in added value to the Canadian economy from an initial expenditure of $6.1 billion. “The purpose... Read more

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