Sierra Nevada: How the West Won Us

Sierra Nevada Arch

Richard and Ellen Thane
February 23, 2012

For decades we’ve traveled California’s picturesque U.S. Highway 395 along the eastern Sierra Nevada, which is Spanish for “snowy range.” We have always been in a hurry to get from one end of the country to another. Sure the scenery was pretty but after stopping at Yosemite National Park and... Read more »

California City Tables Decision to Tax RV Park

Durango RV Resort

July 25, 2011

Durango RV Resort Whether Durango RV Resort will pay transient occupancy tax (TOT) to Red Bluff, Calif., is still undecided after the City Council voted Tuesday (July 19) to table a decision to amend the TOT ordinance to explicitly include recreational vehicle parks and campgrounds. According to the... Read more »

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 »

California State Parks Announces Closures

May 13, 2011

California State Parks today announced a plan to close up to 70 of its 278 parks due to budget cuts (see list below). The closures are necessary to achieve an $11 million reduction in the next fiscal year 2011-12, and $22 million in the following fiscal year 2012-13. These cuts were mandated by AB95,... Read more »

Newport Dunes Launches Ongoing Fundraiser For Tustin Nonprofit

Newport Dunes

April 5, 2011

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort has launched an ongoing fundraising program benefiting the Blind Children’s Learning Center in Tustin, Calif. For every night booked at the RV park, the Dunes will donate $1 to the nonprofit that offers educational services and adaptive therapy to approximately 200... Read more »

California Desert Resort Features Healing Waters, Other Amenities

Fountain of Youth Spa

October 13, 2010

Photo courtesy of Fountain of Youth Spa When Idelle Hanna and her husband, Robert, need to take a breather from work and the stresses of city life, they head to Fountain of Youth Spa, a vacation resort in a remote part of the Southern California desert near Niland that most people never see. Originally... Read more »

California RV Park Offers Glimpse Into State’s Past

Los Coches RV Park

September 13, 2010

RVers typically stay at campgrounds and RV resorts in some of the most scenic locations in the country. But at Rancho Los Coches RV Park in Lakeside, Calif., camping enthusiasts not only have a chance to enjoy majestic oak trees and rugged California hillsides, but they can also get in touch with... Read more »

Ventura Ranch KOA Offers Deal for Balloon Festival

Balloon Festival

June 16, 2010

Ventura Ranch KOA in Santa Paula, Calif., is making it convenient for RVers to enjoy all that the Citrus Classic Balloon Festival has to offer – from the sunset wine dinner to the live music to the tethered balloon rides to the spectacular Evening Glow. Ventura Ranch KOA is a new co-sponsor this... Read more »

Dog-Friendly California Campgrounds, RV Parks

August 6, 2009

By the California Assn. of RV Parks and Campgrounds AUBURN, Calif.– Let’s face it, dogs are tolerated but aren’t necessarily embraced in many public places. But campgrounds are a different story, especially at the Edgewater Resort in Kelseyville, Calif., which not only gives each dog a... Read more »

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