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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.

Alabama community delays decision on RV park proposal

(Oct. 21, 2009) -- Council members debated the pros and cons of letting developer Mathan Holt continue his planned project outside of the city boundaries. Currently, the property is in the city, but city manager Charlie Duggan said he believes Holt wants to be deannexed in order to develop the park a certain way, without the restrictions of city ordinances. Read More »

Arizona RV park redesigns, expands its website

(Oct. 29, 2009) -- The site, which went live this fall, includes easier-to-read formats and expanded descriptions of more than 80 campgrounds across the Grand Canyon State. The site has also been reconfigured so that it can be easily accessed by consumers using smart phones. Read More »

Keystone Commercial Capital refinances Tucson park model resort

(Oct. 20, 2009) -- The five-year fixed rate loan was used to refinance the property’s existing debt that was set to mature in November of 2009. South 40 RV Ranch has 230 home sites containing both park model homes and rolling RVs. Over the previous 12 months Keystone’s Manufactured Housing Group, headed up by Charlie Williams, has arranged loan closings or loan commitments for $250 million in manufactured housing and RV community loans. Read More »

Park model owners may be out millions in Oregon resort feud

(Oct. 26, 2009) -- After county planning commission grants approvals for park models to be installed at Hyatt Lake Resort, a state agency said the county erred when it allowed 22 units on the property in the first place. Owners of the cabins, who have agreements to rent them out for $150 or more a night, now are worried about their $150,000 to $200,000 investment, and the fear has spread to nearby Campers Cove, where another 25 units have been installed. Read More »

Judge allows Florida RV park’s lawsuit against county to continue

(Oct. 20, 2009) -- The Walton County Board denied the project based on an un-adopted standard made up by Walton County after receiving public opposition to the project. The county had argued that, as a matter of law, Jolly Bay was precluded from asserting federal due process and takings claims against the county. The denial of the county`s motion allows the lawsuit to move forward. If successful, the county, and its taxpayers, will have to pay Jolly Bay`s damages and attorneys` fees, which are well in excess of the county`s $1 million in insurance coverage. Read More »

Florida RV parks report mixed results in advance reservations

(Oct. 26, 2009) -- John Lovelette, of Camp Florida RV Resorts, reports a strong beginning to the winter season. At Sebring Gardens Trailer Park, Dan Littlefield said, "We're the cheap seats, so we're the last to feel the crunch of the economy." He explained that RV parks in Central Florida are significantly less expensive than camps on either coast. This means, he said, that many winter residents have begun to stay here instead. Read More »

Pennsylvania state parks recognized as No. 1 in nation

(Oct. 20, 2009) -- The Gold Medal Award, presented every two years, is the highest honor a park system can receive. Winners are determined by a panel of parks and recreation professionals that evaluate application materials with an emphasis on excellence in long-range planning, resource management, citizen support systems, environmental stewardship, program and professional development and agency recognition. Emphasis is given to addressing the needs of those served through the collective energies of citizens, staff, and elected officials. Read More »

Campgrounds thriving in southern Louisiana

(Oct. 28, 2009) -- "Campgrounds in our area are not for recreation, they're not like Jellystone," said La Wanda Leger, owner of Hideaway Ponds. "They're for working people, except for Lake End Park in Morgan City. Read More »

Vermont state park attendance highest in seven years

(Oct. 26, 2009) -- More than 360,000 people made day visits to parks in 2009, up from about 322,000 last year, and about even with a peak last reached in 2005, the state data show. Just over 360,000 people camped at state parks, too, in line with figures from previous years. Read More »

Texas campground owners group convenes, plans new website

(Oct. 20, 2009) -- During the event, the association unveiled the look and feel of a significant rebuild of their consumer website at www.texascampgrounds.com. The new site will be very visually appealing, extremely content rich with very robust search capability. Changes to member park information can be made immediately on the new site which goes live at the end of the year. The new site will continue to garner more visitors than any other state camping site featuring more than 400 private campgrounds, said Schaeffer. Read More »

Ground breaks on new state park near metro Atlanta

(Oct. 28, 2009) -- When it opens in summer 2011, the 3,000-acre facility will be the fifth largest among 64 state parks. The $7 million phase one includes construction of a visitors' building, along with various camping configurations including pioneer camping. Read More »

New boot camp provides basic training in RV park ownership

(Oct. 23, 2009) -- The event focuses of part classroom instruction and park field work at different types of RV parks. What makes the event unusual is that it tries to show the full range of RV park investment options, from small “monthly” RV parks to larger RV parks with cabins and other amenities. Read More »