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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.

RV park reopens in Texas

(Dec. 17, 2009) -- After months of construction, infrastructure and electrical work, the park popular with fishermen and birding enthusiasts is on its way back to seeing use after it was damaged by Hurricane Ike. County parks officials last week opened dozens of the 79 RV camping spots for rental, with the remaining spots set to come online in the coming weeks.

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California court orders state park closed over water concerns

(Dec. 16, 2009) -- "If regulatory agencies are satisfied with what the park has been doing, why does this judge in Alameda think he knows better than the environmental professionals?," asked Pickett. "This is an attempt by special interests groups to highjack lasting collaborative solutions, and deny family recreation enjoyed by over a 100,000 visitors to this park annually. This is just flat wrong!"

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Campers embrace reservation system at North Carolina state parks

(Dec. 16, 2009) -- The reservations system will allow popular state recreation areas at Kerr, Jordan and Falls lakes to avoid what was once a January rush for reservations. Under the old system, the more than 2,000 campsites at those parks could only be rented for one week and by paying in person at the parks or by mail.

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Bedbugs invade California RV park

(Dec. 16, 2009) -- Residents renting trailers and mobile homes at the Oasis Village RV park say a bedbug problem has them itching with concern and frustration. For the past two months, bedbug bites have covered residents from head to toe.

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Porteau Cove provincial park open to RVers during Olympics

(Dec. 16, 2009) -- Porteau Cove Provincial Park is located on the scenic waterfront of Highway 99 between Vancouver and Whistler, BC. Porteau Cove Provincial Park will open the drive-in and walk-in sites along with additional parking spots available for RVs only in the day-use parking lot.

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Campgrounds gear up for busy holiday season

(Dec. 15, 2009) -- Most snowbirds arrive at their winter destinations just after the holidays. But many Sunbelt campgrounds and RV parks are organizing dinners, dances and live entertainment to keep their guests entertained through the holidays.

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Campground dedicated at Oklahoma state park

(Dec. 15, 2009) -- Campsite amenities at the Victor Area campground include lantern hangers, 50 amp hook-ups, 16 new concrete paved pads, grills, concrete tables, water and sewer connections at the sites and new gravel approaches and asphalt roads throughout the area.

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Mississippi RV park runs afoul of New York City lawyers

(Dec. 15, 2009) -- It seems someone in the Big Apple is afraid that our local use of our county name on our center would be an infringement on their trademark at worst, or at least confusing at best, to the performing arts world in general. The New York Lincoln Center attorney demanded that Lincoln County immediately stop using the same name.

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Canadian RV park expects to be sold out for Olympics

(Dec. 15, 2009) -- Whistler RV Park and Campground is renting out about 100 spaces for about $160 per night, and the idea is already popular with 2010 Games volunteers. People staying at the park will also have access to shuttle service to-and-from the Olympic medal park.

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Officials consider allowing RV parks in South Daytona

(Dec. 14, 2009) -- The city's land development code currently does not allow RV parks but does allow for the storage of RVs in areas with heavy business, commercial and light industrial zoning. If passed on second reading, RV parks could also be permitted in these zones with a special exception.

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High-quality RV parks more resilient than hotels, condos and malls

(Dec. 14, 2009) -- Between 2000 and 2005, as real estate prices rocketed to unprecedented levels, developers pulled out their wallets and encouraged owners of RV parks and resorts to sell their properties because they wanted to replace them with shopping malls -- all more lucrative uses of these properties, or so they thought.

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Campgrounds lose millions because banks won’t finance expansion

(Dec. 14, 2009) -- “We track every reservation request that we cannot fill,” Wright said, adding, “Since the beginning of 2008, we have turned away over 8,000 nights’ worth of business due to a shortage of campsites. But even with numbers like these, lenders still can’t bring themselves to provide us with a loan. It makes no sense.”

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