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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.

Campgrounds thriving in southern Louisiana

(Oct. 28, 2009) -- "Campgrounds in our area are not for recreation, they're not like Jellystone," said La Wanda Leger, owner of Hideaway Ponds. "They're for working people, except for Lake End Park in Morgan City. Read More »

Ground breaks on new state park near metro Atlanta

(Oct. 28, 2009) -- When it opens in summer 2011, the 3,000-acre facility will be the fifth largest among 64 state parks. The $7 million phase one includes construction of a visitors' building, along with various camping configurations including pioneer camping. 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 »

Some California state parks to close midweek

(Oct. 27, 2009) -- “In order to maintain high quality service and public safety standards during high-peak visitor use periods experienced during the warmer summer seasons, weekends and holidays we must reduce services during slower non-peak visitor use periods such as weekdays during the winter and spring seasons,” said Krueper. Read More »

Bulldozer levels Florida RV park to make room for grocery store

(Oct. 26, 2009) -- The old A-frame building used to be the center of a 10-acre RV park at the northwest corner of Alternate A1A and Hood Road in Palm Beach Gardens. Steam shovels tore it down Friday as the first step in building a 46,000-square-foot Publix. Construction is expected to start later this year. Read More »

Michigan tribe to build indoor waterpark with adjacent RV park

(Oct. 26, 2009) -- The 45,000-square-foot water park with rides and slides will have a retractable roof or wall to let the sun in during the summer. Tribe officials also say they expect to open a 67-space recreational vehicle park next to a 40-acre lake near Mount Pleasant. Construction on that phase will start in the spring. Read More »

Park model owners may be out millions in Oregon resort feud

(Oct. 26, 2009) -- After county planning commission grants approvals for park models to be installed at Hyatt Lake Resort, a state agency said the county erred when it allowed 22 units on the property in the first place. Owners of the cabins, who have agreements to rent them out for $150 or more a night, now are worried about their $150,000 to $200,000 investment, and the fear has spread to nearby Campers Cove, where another 25 units have been installed. Read More »

Vermont state park attendance highest in seven years

(Oct. 26, 2009) -- More than 360,000 people made day visits to parks in 2009, up from about 322,000 last year, and about even with a peak last reached in 2005, the state data show. Just over 360,000 people camped at state parks, too, in line with figures from previous years. Read More »

Florida RV parks report mixed results in advance reservations

(Oct. 26, 2009) -- John Lovelette, of Camp Florida RV Resorts, reports a strong beginning to the winter season. At Sebring Gardens Trailer Park, Dan Littlefield said, "We're the cheap seats, so we're the last to feel the crunch of the economy." He explained that RV parks in Central Florida are significantly less expensive than camps on either coast. This means, he said, that many winter residents have begun to stay here instead. 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 »