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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.

Partying, explosions irk neighbors of Idaho RV park

(Oct. 20, 2009) -- "On big holidays, there are huge amounts of people out there, cases of beer stacked high and Sobe bombs thrown in the fire with glass flying," Commission Chairman Paul Romrell said, repeating the complaints of the Egin area residents. "This goes on all night." Read More »

Canadian city council objects to RV park’s name

(Oct. 23, 2009) -- “Can you run that name by me again,” asked councillor Kevin Pratt, after hearing the proposed name that the board had arrived at, Exhibition Trail RV Park. “I guess I’ve got a concern that there’s no Camrose in there, especially if the City of Camrose has come with some money as a partner. I firmly believe it [the name] should have Camrose in it somewhere.” Read More »

Minnesotans flock to state parks in September

(Oct. 20, 2009) -- A report released this week shows vehicle permit sales for September 2009 were the highest on record, with sales of annual permits up 36 percent from September 2008 and sales of daily permits up 32 percent. Read More »

Napa Valley Expo to expand RV park

(Oct. 28, 2009) -- Over the past two months, the 21-space park has been at 98 percent occupancy, Expo CEO Joe Anderson told fair directors Tuesday. Since the Expo redid the RV park two years ago, making it more of an all-weather facility, revenues have been higher than expected, he said. Read More »

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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