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RV Daily Report is the source for the latest news impacting the campground industry. Has a new RV park or campground opened, closed, sold, or been in the news? What are the latest stories that help campground owners and managers better run their park operations and drive traffic to their businesses? What great destinations should RVers and campers add to their must visit list? Bookmark this page and check in daily for the latest news on campgrounds and RV parks.

New RV park opens in Saskatchewan

(Oct. 6, 2009) -- The Cypress Hills RV Park opened in August and has been up and running at full-force ever since. So far 10 of the 25 lots have been leased, and the remaining 15 will sell quickly come spring, says Don Lewis of Blythman Agencies. Read More »

California state parks to stay open, but with cut in hours and maintenance

(Sept. 28, 2009) -- The resulting plan will mean some parks, or portions of them, will be open only on weekends and holidays, said Ruth Coleman, the state parks director. Parks that already close for seasonal conditions may see a longer closure and, in many cases, restrooms may be cleaned only once a day, she said. How each park will reduce its hours or days of operations is still to be determined by regional superintendents in the coming days. Virtually every state park will be affected. Read More »

Dispute over utility fees forces Arizona RV park to shut down

(Oct. 14, 2009) -- A letter from the owners of the Golf Course Road RV park was distributed to all 22 recreational vehicles that were hooked up Thursday and explained the closure due to irreconcilable differences. The closure was necessary, according to owner Joe Pinsonneault, because the city shut off the water to the park Monday and the electricity Wednesday Read More »

Developers drop plans to build upscale RV resort in Michigan

(Sept. 23, 2009) -- Kennedy Reese Investments reported in a letter to the township that the company was unhappy with the township Planning Commission's intent to require the park to comply with 50- to 100-foot setbacks instead of the 35-foot rule for regular homes in an agricultural district. Read More »

Flooded Florida RV parks sees new life as new RVers arrive

(Oct. 12, 2009) -- From 210 trailers, Manna Christian RV Park declined to a few dozen units untouched by the flooding, which occurred after heavy rains, and not tagged by county inspectors. Yet, outsiders who hoped the floodwaters and their aftermath could wash away the low-income park will be disappointed. Grass now covers lots once strewn with trash, and new trailers, sans additions, are returning to empty pads. Children play outside, and adults gather on the plazas between homes. Read More »

Georgia officials break ground on new state park

(Sept. 30, 2009) -- Chattahoochee Bend State Park will be "a very important component of a larger system," he said. With the addition of another new park in Gainesville, Ga., the idea is to have a system of parks and camps that will enable people to spend a week navigating and experiencing the Chattahoochee River. Read More »

New study finds serious deficiencies in state, national parks

(Oct. 6, 2009) -- According to the authors, declining government support for parks and other public lands “have led to maintenance backlogs, deteriorating infrastructure, resource degradation, and overall reductions in the quality of the recreational experience in many locations.” These developments have had consequences for some 655 million acres currently managed by federal agencies. Read More »

Winter visitors trickle back to Arizona RV parks

(Sept. 28, 2009) -- There aren't many of them, mostly regulars, said Lois Galyardt, assistant manager of Cactus Garden RV Resort and Desert Paradise. But as the temperature cools just a touch, the phone calls for reservations are heating up, she and other recreational vehicle park managers agree. Read More »

Utah RV parks reports a good year

(Oct. 14, 2009) -- Doug Sorensen, managing partner at the Park City RV Resort across from Kimball Junction, said business has doubled for him. He used to make a lot of money selling stalls that the owners can rent out when they're not using them (like condominium nightly rentals). He hasn't sold a single stall all year, but the daily rental business is so brisk it has made up for it, he said. Read More »

Visitors to Missouri state parks falls 19 percent

(Oct. 2, 2009) -- The governor’s goal is to boost attendance at the 83 state parks and historic sites and encourage families to spend more of their tourism dollars in Missouri. The number of visitors to the parks in 2008 was 14.8 million, down 19 percent from 18.2 million a decade ago. Read More »

State of California to pare down park closure list

(Sept. 23, 2009) -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger intends to close far fewer than the 100 state parks that California State Parks said it would have to close as a result of budget cuts, the governor's spokesman said Tuesday. Aaron McLear said the administration is looking at ways to cut the parks budget by $14.2 million that would result in fewer parks being closed. Read More »

RVer in British Columbia loses fight to stay in RV park after eviction

(Sept. 30, 2009) -- Trish Scoular was evicted from RV Resort on the Lake overlooking Westwood Lake on Aug. 1, ending what seemed to be a workable solution to her affordable housing problem. She tried using the system to fight back but last week she found out the Residential Tenancy Office lacks the jurisdiction to handle her dispute. Read More »

Go Camping America redesigns website

(Oct. 6, 2009) -- The redesigned website, which went live on Monday, can also be used to book reservations online, includes a “Find Rentals” tab with search functions that make it easy to find campgrounds and RV parks with RV rentals on site as well as cabins, park models, yurts and teepees. The advanced search function also enables consumers to search for parks that offer nearly 40 different types of activities and outdoor recreation. Read More »