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Long weekend campers leave horrible mess behind

(May 22, 2014) -- Piles of debris, garbage and chopped-down trees were discovered in a campground near Koocanusa Lake, next to the town of Fernie, Alberta. When the long weekend wrapped up, empty beer cans, leftover food and even clothing littered the grounds. Read More »

Some Oregon campgrounds have last-minute space

(May 22, 2014) -- A four-hour drive from Portland, the wilds of the Blue Mountains offer a real Western camping experience, far removed from saltwater taffy and latte stores on the coast. And there are still probably open spaces for Memorial Day weekend. Read More »

Getting away from it all — with everyone else

(May 22, 2014) -- C. Douglas Nielsen wrote in Review Journal how campgrounds are a lot different than they used to be. People go camping to escape from the hassles of life and when they get there, everyone else is doing the same thing. Read More »

Water crisis at Loose Bay Campground

(May 22, 2014) -- Greg Norton, president of the Loose Bay Campground Society, RDOS director Allan Patton and others have been working diligently on getting water to the campground, since learning they were losing the water source. Read More »

Fifth-wheel living full time

(May 22, 2014) -- Susan and Larry Dach have made a fifth wheel their full-time home in campgrounds across the USA since retiring in 2008. To afford this lifestyle they volunteer as campground hosts for six to eight months a year. Read More »

Fishermen’s Bend camp hosts win national award

(May 22, 2014) -- Floyd and Opal Jensen, the volunteer campground hosts at Fishermen’s Bend Recreation Site near Mill City, Ore. have been awarded Bureau of Land Management’s national “Making a Difference Lifetime Achievement Award,” for contributing more than 17,000 hours of volunteer service at the park. Read More »