(April 26, 2011) -- In their proposed budget for 2012, the House Ways and Means committee recommends spending $154.4 million on environment and recreation programs, $10.7 million less than 2011, which could mean state parks will close, reports WAMC.
(April 26, 2011) -- Extreme rainfall and high winds overnight damaged several locations at Land Between the Lakes (LBL) National Recreation. Swift & Staley maintenance crews have been working thru the night to clear roads of downed trees and other debris.
(April 26, 2011) -- It took less than 24 hours for Park Quest to brink capacity, with just two spots left as of 8 a.m. this morning. The Maryland Park Service adventure combines geocaching, team problem solving, hiking, peddling and paddling, reports the Baltimore Sun.
(April 26, 2011) -- A preliminary hearing conference has been set in the Oklahoma County District Court for the parents of three children who died after being trapped inside a burning motorhome in Del City on Jan. 4, reports NewsOK.com.
(April 26, 2011) -- Bob Tiffin, president of Tiffin Motorhomes, will be the keynote speaker at the Bretz RV 44th Annual Customer Appreciation Day event April 30.
(April 26, 2011) -- Jefferson County's Lake Leland campground will open this summer for the first time since budget cuts forced its closure at the end of 2009. Volunteers will operate the park, reports the Peninsula Daily.
(April 26, 2011) -- After flooding left behind mud and debris at Prairie Island Campground in Winona, campground manager Russ Hoesley, along with the help of a few volunteers, hopes to have the campground ready for Memorial Day weekend, reports Winona Daily News.
(April 26, 2011) -- Just when it appeared the economy had turned the corner, the almost $4-a-gallon price for regular gasoline in Southwest Florida has the tourism industry, which brings about $2.5 million to the area's economy, fearing for another downturn, reports The News-Press.
(April 26, 2011) -- The Toutle River RV Park in Castle Rock will hold the first "Ashkicker" 5-kilometer obstacle run and walk on May 14, with all proceeds going to the United Way of Cowlitz/Wahkiakum County, reports the Longview Daily News.
(April 26, 2011) -- When we compare the 2011 Easter week to the same one-week calendar period in 2010, we see an increase of 9 percent in overall short-term camper nights, a 30 percent increase in KOA Cabin nights, and a 90 percent increase in KOA Lodge nights,” Rogers said.