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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.

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 »

Plans for high-end RV park in Texas unveiled this week

(May 27, 2009) -- Developer Dick Colvin told Kerr County commissioners the commercial venture will feature 280 lots on 101 acres and will create an estimated $35 million in taxable value. In addition to individual lot sales, the project calls for a 7,000-square-foot clubhouse, a boat dock, two swimming pools, laundry facilities and asphalt or naturally paved roads with concrete curbing. Read More »

Smoky Mountains remains nation’s busiest National Park

(May 26, 2009) -- Among national parks, Yellowstone came in fifth, with 3.06 million visitors, and Grand Teton ninth, with 2.49 million visitors. Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee and North Carolina took the No. 1 spot, with more than 9 million visitors, followed by Grand Canyon, Yosemite and Olympic national parks. Read More »

Michigan community seeks RV park, but who will build it?

(May 14, 2009) -- Jim Hall, a former member of the Planning and Parks and Recreation commissions, said the campground could generate up to $150,000 a year, depending on how it is developed. Ideas include basic camp, tent and RV sites; treehouse campsites; and camping on islands on the Flat River. It has not been determined whether the campground would be privately owned or city-owned. Read More »

South Carolina campground offers online clues to free camping

(May 11, 2009) -- Because clues are not posted every day, contestants must be vigilant — as well as clever — to win. Clues are posted during the morning hours — but not every morning. To have a chance to win, contestants must visit and check out Ocean Lakes Facebook page or Twitter page every morning. The day a clue is posted, it stays on site all morning, then is removed during the afternoon of that same day. Read More »

New RV resort opens this week in Montana

(May 14, 2009) -- This Memorial day, after one year of steady construction and years of careful planning, the first phase of the Polson Motorcoach and RV Resort will be completed. The Londons’ vision of their resort is coming full circle. “It’s always been a dream of ours to own a Class-A resort,” he said of the 28 acres, where half of the lots will be reserved for strictly Class A RVs and luxury amenities. Read More »

Neighbors protest campground in Mississippi

(May 11, 2009) -- Neighbors of the RV park and campground on Firetower Road say enough is enough. Three and a half years ago, the Burrell family received a permit to open a temporary campground for volunteers and other relief workers after Katrina. The permit expired in 2007. Read More »