RV Camping in Alaska’s Denali National Park

Denali National Park

November 21, 2011

Denali National Park was established in 1980 when the Mount McKinley National Park — established first in 1917 to protect Dall sheep — and Denali National Monument were combined into one park. Denali  is best known for its wide variety of wildlife and the 20,320′ tall Mount McKinley,... Read more »

Calif. Bill Would Allow Nonprofits to Run Parks

October 24, 2011

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that will allow some state parks scheduled for closure to remain open if qualified nonprofit organizations agree to run them, according to a report by the Bay Citizen. Assemblyman Jared Huffman’s Assembly Bill 42 authorizes the California Department of Parks and Recreation... Read more »

Fire-Scorched Texas Park Set to Reopen Dec. 1

Bastrop State Park

October 21, 2011

Bastrop State Park The new target date for reopening Bastrop State Park located 30 miles southeast of Austin, Texas, has been pushed back to Dec. 1 due to scheduling delays for ongoing and start-up capital repair projects affecting the cabins, campground, park roads and refectory, The Memorial Examiner,... Read more »

Massachusetts RV Park Rebuilds After Tornado

Village Green Campground

October 18, 2011

Village Green Campground When it comes to rebuilding Village Green Family Campground in Brimfield, Mass., which was smashed to pieces in the June 1 tornado, owners Lester and Margaret Twarowski have ambitious goals and have made some progress, but there are individual decisions and realities to face... Read more »

Fed and State Gov’t Work Together To Keep Some State Parks Operating

October 18, 2011

Three California State Parks on the closure list will be kept open through an agreement reached between the National Park Service (NPS) and the California State Parks (CSP).   The parks included are: Tomales Bay State Park, located within both Point Reyes National Seashore and Golden Gate National... Read more »

Despite Irene, Most Vermont Parks to Stay Open

September 1, 2011

While some Vermont campgrounds have suffered damage as a result of Tropical Storm Irene, more than 70 privately owned and operated campgrounds will be open for Labor Day weekend, according to the Vermont Campground Association (VCA). “Some are cleaning up downed trees, but most are ready for visitors,”... Read more »

Florida City Looks for Ways to Welcome RVers

August 23, 2011

Hundreds of Dunedin, Fla., residents recently fought to keep RV camping out of Honeymoon Island State Park — and won. But, according to a report in the St. Petersburg Times, with all the hubbub, the city wants to make sure it doesn’t come off as unfriendly to RV users. To that end, officials will... Read more »

NE Parks Commission Extends Campsite Stays to 90 Days

August 10, 2011

The following article was written by Algis J. Laukaitis for the Lincoln Journal Star. Recreational vehicle owners and other campers who want to stay longer than two weeks at some state parks and recreation areas will be able to do so beginning in January. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission on Friday,... Read more »

Report: Job Creation Spurred Florida Park Plan

August 10, 2011

A controversial plan to allow private contractors to build and operate campsites at state parks came from a push to create private-industry jobs to help Gov. Rick Scott fulfill a campaign promise, according to internal e-mails exchanged by parks officials earlier this year. The St. Petersburg Times reported... Read more »

Governor Dubs August “Michigan Camping & RV Month”

Pure Michigan

July 26, 2011

(OKEMOS, Mich) – For generations, Michigan has welcomed campers and RVers to its natural woodlands, freshwater shorelines and beaches, in two distinct peninsulas – nestled in the middle of the Great Lakes Region. In honor of such tradition, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, along with several legislators,... Read more »

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