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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.

ARVC moves forward during a challenging year

(Nov. 10, 2009) -- Toward the end of 2008, everyone wondered what 2009 would be like, and I’m pleased to say that it has turned out better than many expected. Our members report that the year was either up modestly over last year, or flat -- which is the new “up.”

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Senate considers bill to protect state, local parks and recreation

(Nov. 10, 2009) -- The program will provide $450 million annually to states and local communities for close-to-home parks and outdoor recreation facilities. Additionally, $450 million will be available annually to the four federal land managing agencies for national parks, forests, refuge acquisitions for land protection, and critical conservation.

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Union-built campground to close in California

(Nov. 9, 2009) -- The United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters and Journeymen Local 38 built Konocti half a century ago so its members could afford to vacation just like the "rich kids," said Larry Mazzola Sr., whose father was raised in a Brooklyn orphanage and dreamed up the 90-acre complex here on the shores of Clear Lake.

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Indiana campground partners with McDonalds to create holiday light display

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(Nov. 9, 2009) -- New in 2009, this never before seen, custom outdoor light show will tell the Shining Story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in bright, energy-efficient LED lights. The Santa Claus Land of Lights is the only light show in North America that will tell a story in lights and storyboards. It is also the largest campground holiday light show in North America.

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Stories, people keep Oregon campground hosts coming back

(Oct. 9, 2009) -- Now in their fourth season hosting campgrounds, the Cains are almost fixtures at Fort Stevens State Park. They typically work from May to October. This year - their third in the park - they're staying longer. It's the people that keep the Cains coming back.  "Everybody has a story - if you just listen, they're great," John said.

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Peninsula State Park gets camping award

(Nov. 9, 2009) -- Peninsula State Park received a Gold Seal Award from the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks for having the best family campground at the group's annual awards banquet Oct. 23 at the Horicon Marsh International Education Center in Horicon.

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Sun Communities releases third quarter financial report

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(Nov. 6, 2009) -- Manufactured housing and permanent recreation vehicle revenue producing sites increased by 243 and 88 sites, respectively, an increase of 155 sites period over period. Manufactured housing and permanent recreational vehicle revenue producing sites decreased by 46 for the third quarter of 2009.

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National Parks Commission on target with goals

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(Nov. 6, 2009) -- The commission wants Congress to set up a plan to add more parkland, including closer to urban areas, where many people never get to enjoy or understand the great outdoors. Connecting urban dwellers to parks is one way the commission envisions the park system becoming a place of lifelong learning.

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Officials break ground on new RV park in Mississippi

(April 7, 2009) -- "The long-term goal for the park is to allow the facility to bring in multi-day functions, as well as support other long-term projects in Lincoln County in order to stimulate the economy by indirect dollars spent," said Quinn Jordan. "It is designed as a fully-functional RV park, not just a support mechanism for our multi-purpose facility." Read More »

California water board fines RV park $22,500

(March 31, 2009) -- The Central Valley Water Board has issued a $22,500 fine to Canada Cove Limited Partnership, the owner of the French Camp RV Park and Golf Course in San Joaquin County, for violations of its waste discharge requirements, including inadequate treatment of its wastewater. Read More »

Ammonia leak forces evacuation of Texas RV park

(April 13, 2009) -- The San Antonio Fire Department first asked residents in the area of the park at 1011 Gembler Road to stay inside their homes. Shortly afterwards, authorities came through the area and told residents and visitors at the park to drive to the AT&T Center. Read More »

Minnesota campground joins Jellystone franchise

(April 7, 2009) -- Jellystone Park Camp-Resort at Beaver Trails sits on 82 acres and features more than 300 camping sites and accommodates both RV and tent camping. Park amenities include three waterslides in the slide pool, a separate swimming pool and a kiddie pool. Fishing enthusiasts can enjoy stocked ponds, while campers can spend their hours playing mini golf, playing horseshoes or embarking on a hay ride. Read More »