Improvements On the Way for Mount Charleston Recreation Sites

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

Press Release
July 24, 2012

  Big changes are on the way for Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, a 316,000-acre expanse near Las Vegas, Nev. Also known as Mount Charleston, the area will see improvements at several popular recreation sites thanks to the U.S. Forest Service. Construction has already begun at the Cathedral... Read more »

Sun, Sand and Much More on the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Indiana Dunes

Laura Michaels
July 13, 2012

Its 15-mile coastline boasts 10 of Lake Michigan’s  swimmable beaches with more than enough raw material for even the most ambitious sand castle builder. It’s a hot spot for summer fun in the sun, but beyond the picturesque shoreline of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore lie countless treasures just... Read more »

RVing on Hawaii’s Big Island

"Kila Kila Kai," (majestic ocean), one of a fleet of VW Campers available for rent from Happy Campers Hawaii, seen here at Namakani Pai'o Campground.

Dave G. Houser
July 9, 2012

It is surprisingly warm early in the morning as my friend, Vicky, and I stroll along Crater Rim Trail flanking Kilauea Volcano’s smoldering Halema`uma`u Crater in Big Island’s Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Viewed through a smoggy veil of sulfurous gas and steam, Kilauea is this day living up to... Read more »

Grand Canyon Fighting Litter

Grand Canyon National Park: Water Bottle Filling Station 0938

Laura Michaels
June 22, 2012

In an effort promote sustainability and reduce litter, Grand Canyon National Park has eliminated the in-park sale of packaged water in disposable containers smaller than 1 gallon. Free water filling stations are located throughout the park to allow visitors to fill reusable bottles with Grand Canyon... Read more »

Visiting Custer’s Last Stand by RV

Custer Battlefield

Ron Dalby
June 18, 2012

As a young helicopter pilot in a 7th Calvary unit 41 years ago, my comrades and I often bellowed this song while blowing off steam after a day of flying in Vietnam. While this is not the traditional Irish marching song, “Garryowen” (Gaelic for Owen’s Garden), used in 1876 by the 7th Cavalry and... Read more »

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument: The Goldilocks of Deserts

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Bert Gildart
June 11, 2012

Its austere beauty stretches for 30 miles along the Arizona-Mexico border, its desert wilderness covering more than 300,000 acres. We are in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, a portion of one of our nation’s four magnificent desert areas. It was created in part because this sweep of desert land... Read more »

NPS Announces Free Saturday Entrance

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June 5, 2012

The National Park Service announced a free day at all parks across the country to recognize National Get Outdoors Day.  Read the full NPS press release below, then head over to our National Parks section and see where you want to go!  WASHINGTON — Get a head start on your summer fun with free... Read more »

Cathedral Valley Loop in Capitol Reef National Park

At each overlook along the loop the views are increasingly spectacular.

Gary Wescott
June 4, 2012

After driving up the amazing Water Pocket Fold from Bullfrog Marina on Lake Powell, Utah, following the Burr Trail and Notom-Bullfrog Road, we found ourselves at the Capitol Reef National Park Visitor Center. The Fruita Campground was a comfortable place to make a plan and pick up some fresh berry pies... Read more »

Experience the Maine Lobster Festival By RV

Maine Lobster Festival Blurb

Bobbie Hasselbring
Photography: Anne Weaver
May 28, 2012

  They’re not pretty, but they are delicious. Homarus americanus, the lobsters found off America’s northeastern coast, are some of the most delectable foods on the planet. Nowhere can you find more tasty — and bargain-priced — lobsters than the sweet, soft shell ones found at the Maine Lobster... Read more »

Mesa Verde: A Treasure among National Parks

Mesa Verde National Park, cliff palace

Gary Wescott
May 7, 2012

  Of all the amazing national parks in the West, Colorado’s Mesa Verde is surely one of the most impressive. Mesa Verde National Park was established on June 29, 1906, by President Theodore Roosevelt to, as he put it, “preserve the works of man.” It was the first national park of its kind.... Read more »

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