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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.

Missouri community pushes for repairs to city-owned RV park

(April 14, 2009) -- So far, the city has a $14,800 contract with an engineering firm for a new layout plan for the park, which would be 25 new spaces. Olney stated that there were 30 spaces at the RV park before the flood, but said only 16 or 18 are functioning. However, Phase 1 of the project was estimated at $599,280, and included a new bathhouse. Read More »

Florida RV resort seeks to restore natural wetland

(April 26, 2009) -- When Bill Harvey presented his plans to build Silver Palms RV Village to local officials, he agreed to restore nearly 13 acres of land abutting the resort to a natural wetlands. And as Florida celebrates Earth Day, Harvey’s plans are being realized. Read More »

Tennesse officials investigate RV park for allowing extended stays

(May 7, 2009) -- Since 2006, Johnson City has only allowed RVs to park in certain zones of the city and only for a maximum of 90 days. The change didn’t affect RV owners who had lived in places like Spring City Mobile Home Park before 2006; they were grandfathered in. However, the roughly 10 RV’s that moved in after 2006 may have exceeded the 90 day limit. Read More »

RV resort planned near Juan de Fuca trail in British Columbia

(April 20, 2009) -- Ender Ilkay's plans for the area five kilometers west of Jordan River -- the only private lands bordering Juan de Fuca Marine Trail -- include a 60-unit tourist lodge and 160-pad RV park on one 25-hectare parcel. Another 132 rustic cabins are planned for a second parcel about the same size. Read More »

RealVideo Campsites offers technology for RV parks

(April 30, 2009) -- Technology marketing is a series of consulting services, specifically designed to assist RV campgrounds in increasing their business through the use of technology. These consulting services range from website design, creation, and implementation to integrating Twitter/Facebook into the campgrounds marketing strategy. Read More »

National Park Week set for April 18 to 26

(April 14, 2009) -- “Throughout the country, from busy cities to remote wilderness areas, national parks are places of history, recreation, and inspiration,” said acting National Park Service Director Dan Wenk. “During National Park Week visitors, especially children, are encouraged to discover their national parks through many extra programs and special events." Read More »

Texas RV park without power for six days

(April 26, 2009) -- Residents living at the Fig Tree RV Park in Harlingen have moved out, others are staying in hotels. This after their power was shut off by the electric company after the manager failed to pay a large bill from Hurricane Ike last year. Read More »

Wisconsin campgrounds announce renovation plans

(May 6, 2009) -- The Farbers’ efforts illustrate a national trend: The economy may be mired in recession. But private campground owners in Wisconsin and across the country are continuing to invest in improvements because they know that a good campground will always retain its appeal. Read More »

California campgrounds announce improvement projects

(April 20, 2009) -- The push by private RV park and campground operators to improve their facilities has been going on for many years. In fact, three quarters of private park owners made an average of $147,508 in improvements to their parks in 2007, according to the National Operations & Economic Survey of RV Parks & Campgrounds. Read More »

KOA appoints new vice president

(April 29, 2009) -- Fairlee will oversee the day-to-day operations of KOA's business development strategies, including new campground sales, conversions and new-builds and existing facilities development. He will also supervise six staff members and departmental budgets. Read More »

Development of Canadian RV park put on hold

(April 24, 2009) -- The previous RedPoint property that has been proposed to become an RV park is still waiting for a development permit, following council’s concern with a lack of proper screening from the highway, and a lack of a covenant to prevent visitors from staying for more than 30 days. Read More »

New season marks new beginning for Utah RV park

(April 20, 2009) -- For starters, it has a new name. The Heber Valley RV Park and Resort is no more. It is now River's Edge at Deer Park. It's also far more than an RV park since it installed 49 new cabins to host employees of Deer Valley Resort this winter. Read More »

Blue Ox invites RVers to visit plant and stay at its campground

(April 29, 2009) -- All Blue Ox customers stay at the campground for free, while non-customers pay only $15 a night. The campground has full sewer and electric hookups, with primitive camping sites also available. Tours of the Blue Ox manufacturing facility are conducted each weekday at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Summer picnics and ice cream socials are planned, and customers may schedule maintenance on Blue Ox products. Read More »