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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.

Georgia fire department to receive $10,000 grant from KOA, Fireman’s Insurance

(Nov. 5, 2009) -- Thanks to a unique national contest, the Crisp County Fire Rescue will receive a $10,000 grant. Last year, Leavitt Recreation and Hospitality Insurance and Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company launched a competition among campgrounds around the country. One campground, Cordele KOA, was selected the winner and allowed to direct a $10,000 grant to a local fire department of its choice.

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Leisure Systems to waive $20,000 franchise fee for Jellystone Parks

(Nov. 5, 2009) -- The franchisor of Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Parks, is temporarily waiving its $20,000 franchise initiation fee to make it easier for family-friendly campgrounds to join its network.To sweeten the deal further, all new franchisees joining the franchise in 2010 will also be eligible to win a Boo Boo costume, valued at $3,100.

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Land deal to double size of Texas state park

(Nov. 5, 2009) -- Village Creek State Park in southeast Texas will more than double in size as a result of action taken Thursday by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission directing the acquisition of roughly 1,500 acres of undeveloped timber land owned by The Conservation Fund.

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Snowbirds begin arriving in Arizona RV parks

(Nov. 3, 2009) -- A survey by the Arizona Association of RV Parks indicates many parks are seeing more business this year. The Towerpoint and Good Life RV Resorts in Mesa said winter reservations are up 15 percent. However, the Shangri-la Resort in Yuma said things are about the same as last year, and the Rincon Resort in Tucson expects a slight decline.

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Californians come to grips with state park cuts

(Nov. 3, 2009) -- Local administrators say they're trying to target the cuts to where the fewest people are affected. "Visitors may not be able to go to their favorite campground in the mountains," said Karl Tallman, a parks superintendent who oversees Big Basin Redwoods and a handful of nearby parks. "But at least they'll have a campground to go to."

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Kentucky RV park sues city for $12 million for cancelling a contract

(Nov. 3, 2009) -- According to a copy of the complaint, Lakeview RV Park alleges that after the Richmond City Commission voted Feb. 26, 2008, to allow Mayor Connie Lawson to enter into a 40-year lease agreement between Lakeview and the city, At a March 25, 2008, meeting, a motion to rescind the lease was approved, despite the issue not being listed on the meeting’s agenda, the suit states.

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Prestige Living Communities sees high interest from park sellers

(Nov. 3, 2009) -- Principe said the company has been “swamped” by offers to sell parks and, as well as individuals seeking employment. "We appreciate the offers from so many park owners and regret that we can not actively consider all the opportunities that have been so presented to us," he said.

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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 »