Fla. Governor: Parks Plan ‘Still on the Table’

July 21, 2011

After 1,000 angry residents, including several Republican lawmakers, showed up at a public hearing in Dunedin, Fla., located on the state’s Gulf Coast, Gov. Rick Scott this month killed a hastily contrived plan that would have allowed a private vendor to set up an RV camp at the beachfront state park. But... Read more »

Calif. City Still Pursuing Taxation on RV Park

July 21, 2011

The City Council in Red Bluff, Calif, Tuesday (July 19) will consider amending the city’s transient occupancy tax (TOT) code in an effort to end a controversy between the city and Durango RV Resort. The Contra Costa Times reported that the proposed amendment to the TOT ordinance would explicitly include... Read more »

Wi-Fi Demands Push Limits for RV Park Owners

July 21, 2011

This story appeared in the July issue of Woodall’s Campground Management. A decade ago, it was a big deal when somebody showed up at a campground or RV park with a laptop, and parks that offered them wireless Internet or Wi-Fi service were seen as cutting edge, even revolutionary. It’s a different... Read more »

An Urban Campground Grows in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Campground

June 14, 2011

It may have seemed out of place to see motorhomes and camping gear set up in the urban jungle of downtown Manhattan on an episode of “Celebrity Apprentice” this year featuring retail chain Camping World. But camping in the great urban outdoors isn’t far-fetched. Pitching a tent and... Read more »

More Families Taking Frequent Mini-Vacations Close to Home

Shorter Vacations

June 13, 2011

Ladea Dante and her family have a motorhome and they camp frequently throughout the summer. But they don’t go very far. In fact, their favorite campground, the Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Larkspur, Colo., is only five minutes away from their home. “You don’t have to go a long way... Read more »

Arizona RV Park Is First to Install a ‘Putting Purple’

Putting Purple

May 26, 2011

Phillip Harison has been coming to Desert’s Edge RV Village in Phoenix almost every winter for 15 years. Harison loves the Arizona sunshine and the park’s amenities, which include a heated swimming pool and spa and exercise room. But he has also been lobbying park owner Saundra Bryn for years to... Read more »

Some Campgrounds Discounting RV Sites for Louisiana Flood Evacuees

May 20, 2011

NEW ORLEANS, La., May 20, 2011 – Several Louisiana campgrounds are willing and able to accommodate Louisiana residents who need a temporary place to stay as a result of the Mississippi River flood. “Campgrounds are one place where families can stay until the flood waters recede,” said Sharon Vennen,... Read more »

KOA Sponsoring Great American Backyard Campout Event

Great American Backyard Campout

May 4, 2011

Kampgrounds of America Inc. is now an official sponsor of the National Wildlife Federation’s annual “Great America Backyard Campout” event. The Great American Backyard Campout, planned for Saturday, June 25, will bring thousands of people across the nation out into their backyards, neighborhoods,... Read more »

Upstate New York Campground Plans Solar Kolony

April 19, 2011

HERKIMER, N.Y., April 19, 2011 – With more than 40 inches of annual precipitation and three times as many cloudy days as sunny ones, upstate New York seems like the wrong place to determine the extent to which people can satisfy their energy needs with solar energy. But Dr. Renee Scialdo Shevat argues... Read more »

For Some Families, Easter Marks Start of Summer Camping Season

Easter Bunny

April 15, 2011

Shirley and Eugene Goles and their family, from Baltimore, Md., have camped at the Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Quarryville, Pa. almost every Easter for nearly 40 years. “That’s when our family starts our summer camping trips,” Shirley said, adding that the tradition started even before the 175-site... Read more »

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