RVIA: Oct. Shipments mark 40-Year High

RV wholesale shipments tracked by RVIA posted the highest October total in more than 40 years with 33,843 units shipped last month, 21% higher than September 2015 and 4.6% greater than October 2014. On a seasonally adjusted basis, October's total reached above 405,000 units annualized. Through October, RV wholesale shipments have reached 318,892 units for 2015, 5% ahead of this point last year. The 10-month shipment totals this year are running at an annualized rate of 370,000 units, making... Read more

KOA Award Winner Gets Local Attention

The Point South/Yemassee KOA Journey has earned the prestigious 2016 KOA President’s and Founder’s Awards from Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA), the world’s largest system of family-friendly, open-to-the-public campgrounds, reported the Savannah Morning News. The Point South/Yemassee KOA was named the 2016 Campground of the Year. The awards were presented to Point South/Yemassee owners Bill and Barbara Olendorf and their daughter Jennifer Olendorf Mason Nov. 18 at KOA’s Annual International... Read more

Wis. Park Campsite Garners Recognition

Located just outside of the quaint village of Wild Rose on Kusel Lake in Wisconsin is one of the premier campsites and resorts in the United States. According to a report by the Waushara Argus, Evergreen Campsites & Resort, owned and operated by Jim Button since 1996, recently earned recognition as one of the five best campsites in America by the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC). Button learned of the recognition while attending the ARVC Outdoor Hospitality Conference &... Read more

Prepping For Campground Thanksgiving

As reported by the Jackson County Floridan, Loretta Spitzley and her mother Pearl Price live in small neighboring park trailers at Arrowhead Campground in Marianna, Fla. Their living quarters are compact, and there’s no room in either of their cozy homes for big crowd of Thanksgiving guests. But that didn’t keep them from inviting close to 30 people to share that holiday meal when Thursday comes around. They’ll eat outside, gathering around the wooden table and the patio sets outside Price’s... Read more

Campgrounds Touted In 'Media Getaway'

Sylamore Creek Camp in Allison, Ark., and Gunner Pool Recreation Area and campground were recently featured in a report by the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, which was written as a first-person field trip to the small but picturesque area. An excerpt of the article follows, but you can read the full report here. Any town with a street called Roasting Ear Road and a name like Fifty-Six just hollers out for a visit. So visit we did, hopping on our bikes to explore the town of Fifty-Six, population... Read more

Festival Campground is Closer To Reality

Plans for a new campground for the Eaux Claires Music Festival in Wisconsin passed yet another hurdle, according to a report by Tuesday (Nov. 24), the Eau Claire County Committee on Planning and Development approved a conditional use permit for the campground. The campground would be located off of Curvue Road in the town of Union, northwest of the festival grounds. It would have about 4,000 campsites, and would only be used during the music festival. Those with the festival say the campground... Read more

Book Features Posters of National Parks

Whether captured in words, photographs, or illustrations, national parks are wondrous places, vibrant and breathtaking in their scenery and history. To drive that point home, Joel Anderson and his son, Nathan, of the Anderson Design Group have just released a book that displays the 59 "national parks" in unique posters, as reported by National Parks Traveler. Though not entirely in the style of the Works Progress Administration posters created in the 1930s and early 1940s, the illustrations... Read more

Wash. Park Dealing with Flood Damage

Heavy rains and flooding last week left their mark on several areas around Washington's Olympic National Park. The Sequim Gazette reported that in the Elwha Valley, recent repairs to the Olympic Hot Springs Road and Whiskey Bend Road appear to have survived the storm intact, but other areas in the valley have seen extensive damage. There also was heavy damage to the Elwha Campground and to the Altair Campground further upstream. Condition assessments continue in the Elwha and elsewhere throughout... Read more

Va. Park Honoring Military Lost in War

A groundbreaking ceremony took place Tuesday (Nov. 25) afternoon for the Foxtail Orchards Cabins and Campground in Thompson Valley, Va., which will be home to cabins built in memory of officers and military personal that lost their lives in the line of duty. “The first cabin is going to be named after Trooper Andrew Fox, my friend and co-worker who was killed in the line of duty in 2012,”  Foxtail Orchards owner Matthew Ratliff said. “That’s were the Foxtail Orchards gets its origin. Trying... Read more

Yukon is Adding Sites at Campgrounds

The Yukon, Canada, government is looking to ease some of the pressure at territorial campgrounds by adding more sites. CBCNews reported that a total of 22 new campsites will be added next season to three campgrounds — Marsh Lake (six sites), Wolf Creek (nine sites), and Twin Lakes (seven sites). The government will spend $237,000 on the expansions. It will also spend an additional $185,000 to upgrade and improve several other campgrounds by fixing outhouses, boat launches and docks, and installing... Read more

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