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 »

New Military Pass Gives Troops Free Access to National Parks

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Press Release
May 16, 2012

  An annual pass granting free access to more than 2,000 national parks, wildlife refuges, national forests and other public lands is now available to the nation’s service members and their families. The pass is part of the Joining Forces initiative. Beginning on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May... 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 »

Proposal aims to create tribal national park within South Dakota’s Badlands

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Press Release
April 27, 2012

  South Dakota’s Badlands National Park could be home to the nation’s first tribal national park thanks to a recommendation from Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Jon Jarvis of the National Park Service. The proposal was announced April 26 and would create the park, in partnership with... Read more »

Free Apps Available For National Park Week

Chimani National Park App

Nicholas Upton, Digital Editor
April 19, 2012

Any RVers thinking about hitting the road for free entry at national parks across the country have another reason to be excited. The largest maker of national park apps is celebrating National Park Week with a huge app giveaway.   Chimani, LLC announced that they would give away 1 million of their... Read more »

Motorhome Owners Can Participate in Natural Landmarks Photo Contest

NPS Photo Contest

Laura Michaels
April 19, 2012

  Don’t forget your camera as you head out on your motorhome getaway this spring. The National Natural Landmarks Program annual photo contest is now open and accepting entries. “This is the 50th anniversary of the program and we hope people will join the celebration by photographing one of America’s... Read more »

National Park Foundation Unveils Community Site

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April 11, 2012

  The National Park Foundation unveiled its consumer website today, calling it a new, comprehensive community destination for national park fans and supporters. Built on the principle of delivering relevant, practical and compelling content generated by and for park visitors, the new online hub... Read more »

North Carolina’s Outer Banks By RV

Built in 1823, Ocracoke Light Station is the second oldest operating lighthouse in the nation. It's one of many sites along the Outer Banks.

Christine Goodier
April 9, 2012

Warm weather had arrived, my husband,  Bob, announced he had four days off of work and I wanted to try dry camping without hookups. So we packed up our newly acquired 2006 Class B diesel Sprinter van, headed for North Carolina’s Outer Banks and launched our plan to see three of our state’s most... Read more »

Get Free Admission During National Park Week

National Parks Service Logo

Amanda Lepinski
April 6, 2012

Mark your calendar for April 21-29 to celebrate National Park Week. This presidentially declared week has been allotted for Americans to celebrate the diversity, beauty and history within our national park system. The National Park Service (NPS) oversees 397 national parks and more than 84 million acres... Read more »

Discover Wildflower Wonders With New U.S. Forest Service Map

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April 5, 2012

  The U.S. Forest Service has released an updated online wildflower map with hundreds of locations within national forests for prime wildflower viewing, making it easier than ever to enjoy America’s great outdoors. The wildflower map includes 317 wildflower viewing areas on National Forest System... Read more »

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