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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.

Officials consider allowing RV parks in South Daytona

(Dec. 14, 2009) -- The city's land development code currently does not allow RV parks but does allow for the storage of RVs in areas with heavy business, commercial and light industrial zoning. If passed on second reading, RV parks could also be permitted in these zones with a special exception.

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High-quality RV parks more resilient than hotels, condos and malls

(Dec. 14, 2009) -- Between 2000 and 2005, as real estate prices rocketed to unprecedented levels, developers pulled out their wallets and encouraged owners of RV parks and resorts to sell their properties because they wanted to replace them with shopping malls -- all more lucrative uses of these properties, or so they thought.

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Campgrounds lose millions because banks won’t finance expansion

(Dec. 14, 2009) -- “We track every reservation request that we cannot fill,” Wright said, adding, “Since the beginning of 2008, we have turned away over 8,000 nights’ worth of business due to a shortage of campsites. But even with numbers like these, lenders still can’t bring themselves to provide us with a loan. It makes no sense.”

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Volunteers keep state parks operating in Georgia

(Dec. 14, 2009) -- There was a time when volunteer work could be considered extra. But within the current state budget crunch, volunteers have become critical components of park operations, because without them important work wouldn't get done, officials said.

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West Virginia’s newest state park exceeds expectations

(Dec. 14, 2009) -- "This is a good example of the saying, 'If you build it, they will come,'" said Taylor. "From May through October, we run close to 100 percent occupancy, and we get a ton of conference business. People are discovering that Chief Logan is more than just a pretty piece of wooded property with some nice trails."

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RV park proposal resubmitted in Rhode Island

(Dec. 11, 2009) -- “Frankly I think it’s an idea that never got a full discussion because of the firestorm that was created last time,” Armstrong said. “I have reservations about it. But in my way of thinking it’s a low-risk approach (to generating revenue). If it doesn’t work out you can cancel it virtually overnight.”

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Juveniles go on crime spree at Texas RV park

(Dec. 11, 2009) -- One Thousand Trails couple felt thankful to be alive after being threatened by two juveniles over the long holiday weekend. The juveniles had apparently accompanied their grandparents, who are Thousand Trails members, to the RV resort park in Lakehills.

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Pennsylvania campground announces upgrade plans

(Dec. 10, 2009) -- Curwensville Lake Authority is seeking public input on ideas for activities or improvements to enhance the Curwensville Lake Recreation Area. The group is contemplating adding more handicapped accessible recreational vehicle sites at the campground, extra directional signs and upgrading the restrooms in the campground.

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Family campground being added to Texas Motor Speedway

(Dec. 10, 2009) -- “Some of our fans with families wanted a camping area with a bit more peace and quiet so we decided to provide an area to meet their needs for all three of our race weekends,” Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage said. “We also made the pricing family friendly with it being the least expensive reserved campground offer we have on property.”

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Campgrounds see continued growth in 2010

(Dec. 10, 2009) -- Most of the nation’s campgrounds, in fact, reported business levels that were stable or slightly ahead of last year’s figures, and most private park operators expect their business levels to remain steady or experience continued growth next year.

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