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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.

Bear sightings restricts camping to RVs at Utah campground

(June 25, 2009) -- Due to an increase in bear activity and sightings at Avintaquin Campground on the Roosevelt/Duchesne District of the Ashley National Forest, overnight occupancy without a fully hard sided and structurally sound camping vehicle and sleeping outside a fully hard sided and structurally sound camping vehicle is prohibited from June 19 until further notice. Read More »

California RV parks increasingly offer guests fun family activities

(July 1, 2009) -- Indeed, the days of campgrounds and RV parks being sleepy, quiet places are fading. “In today’s competitive market environment,” Sipe said, “campground and RV park operators are increasingly developing activities and entertainment, both to stimulate return visits and also to lure guests away from parks that do not offer activities or entertainment.” Read More »

RV resort in Alabama to be auctioned July 31

(July 10, 2009) -- Lost Cove Marina and RV Park on Alabama’s Smith Lake will sell at auction Friday, July 31. The marina, located on approximately 1.04 acres with approximately 300 feet of waterfront, includes 16 covered boat slips, and four RV lots with electrical and water hook-ups. Selling with the marina are a three-bedroom brick home and a “bunk house” building with a section formerly used as a general store. Read More »

New Hampshire may close or lease 27 state parks

(June 25, 2009) -- The report indicated that a number of state recreation areas -- 27, to be exact -- do not meet the core criteria to qualify as state parks. Parks and Recreation is now considering options to sell, lease, transfer or decommission those locations. Read More »

Summer numbers up at Ohio RV park

(July 8, 2009) -- At Scenic Hills RV Park owner Samuel Hershberger estimates camping at his resort is up 25 percent over 2008. Hershberger said he's seeing a return of campers from Western states, which he sees as an encouraging sign there could be some turnaround, at least in the camping and RV industry. Read More »

Federal government may take possession of several California state parks

(July 1, 2009) -- The National Park Service has also told Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger that California will be blocked from receiving future money from the Land and Water Conservation Fund, the leading federal source of funding for parks, if it closes state parks now. With the warnings, the National Park Service has now waded into Sacramento's budget stalemate, arguing that California has more to lose if it closes state parks than it will gain in savings. Read More »

New facility in Mississippi hopes to attract RV owners

(July 10, 2009) -- Multi-Purpose General Manager Quinn Jordan said the park, which officials hope will be finished within about two months, will feature 39 concrete RV slots, complete with water, sewer and electrical hookups. Initial plans included 53 spots, but Jordan said those 14 extras will be added on in future projects. Read More »

Florida commission explores expanding RV park land

(July 8, 2009) -- The park's owners are developing a master plan for the property, which would include approximately 800 more RV spaces on an adjacent parcel they obtained in December 2008. The initial plan also calls for adding a 9-hole golf course with artificial turf and a wastewater treatment plant. The park currently has 143 spaces. Read More »

Foreclosure sale underway at California RV resort

(July 1, 2009) -- For two decades, River Grove has been a haven for vacationers. For the owners, there have been headaches. Two years ago, the eight-acre park with 200 members and 65 RV sites on the San Lorenzo River was for sale for $2.5 million, according to John Grant of Park Brokerage in San Diego. Read More »

Oregon state parks to increase camping fees in 2010

(July 9, 2009) -- To help balance the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department budget, lawmakers agreed to raise day-use fees at state parks from $3 to $5, effective Jan. 1. Parking at day-use areas has cost $3 since 1993. Some camp and boat moorage fees will also go up in May. Read More »

National Park Service to replace flooded campsites in Pennsylvania

(July 6, 2009) -- The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area experienced three major floods between September 2004 and June 2006 that substantially damaged park facilities, including river campgrounds. The National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service Enterprise Technical Services are developing a proposal to replace 30 campsites and, in some cases, relocate them. Read More »