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State of Oregon hits seaside campground with huge sewage penalty

(Oct. 14, 2009) -- Oregon regulators hit a Seaside mobile home park and RV campground with a proposed $246,000 penalty today -- the eighth-highest penalty in the Department of Environmental Quality's 30-year history -- for failing to replace the park's inadequate septic system. Forest Lakes Resort is just upstream of Seaside's drinking water intake, the agency said. Read More »

California puts a halt to spring camping reservations at state parks

(Oct. 1, 2009) -- "While we are no longer facing park closures, we are not resuming camping reservations for March and April until we are able to determine how best to operate within that $14 million cut," the park service posted on their website. "We know it will mean a reduction in service. It is possible that some parks and some campgrounds could be closed certain days of the week when there are fewer visitors. The seasonal schedule could change or the number of campsites might be reduced." Read More »

Florida RV resort offers lots for sale

(Oct. 9, 2009) -- Elite Resorts Management Inc., a Florida based recreational vehicle property developer, is now offering its guests an opportunity to not only rent RV lots in its three RV resorts by the day, week or month, but also to purchase lots at prices starting at just $39,900. Read More »

Residents push to keep Indiana RV park development on green path

(Oct. 6, 2009) -- Opponents of a proposed recreational vehicle development that incorporates Robinson Lake want to make sure their voices are heard before the project becomes a reality. That plan calls for converting the vacant St. Sava picnic property into a RV park and youth center with the city either leasing or selling the public lake to the developers for the project. Read More »

Commissioners approve RV park plans in Colorado

(Sept. 25, 2009) -- The 119-space High Mesa RV Park in Garfield County is to be Battlement Mesa's second such development, and is to be built close to an existing RV/trailer park. The High Mesa park originally was planned as temporary housing for natural gas workers, but the developers have had to shift their focus to include recreational tourists in the light of the ongoing slump in the gas industry. Read More »

Out of concern for guest safety, California closes 14 state parks

(Oct. 13, 2009) -- There is a risk of falling trees and branches, and mudslides inland, as well as high waves and strong currents on the coast. Waves along the surf line can catch people off guard and wash them out to sea. The forested parks are being closed due to high winds that tend to break off large branches or topple large trees, which can land on vehicles or pedestrians causing serious injuries or death. The closures will remain in effect at least until tomorrow morning, perhaps longer, if necessary. Read More »

Minnesota park announces plan to expand campground

(Oct. 1, 2009) -- Construction for an addition to the Split Rock campground could begin as early as next year, park officials said at an open house at Split Rock Lighthouse Tuesday. The park would have about 60 new sites and could include some camper cabins, which are more rustic version of traditional cabins and include electricity and heat. Read More »

Arizona contemplates options to keep state parks open

(Oct. 23, 2009) -- A study done for the Arizona Parks Foundation by the Morrison Institute at Arizona State University, concludes that the revenues collected from users is insufficient to properly maintain and operate the parks, much less acquire new properties. And the supplement the system used to receive in state tax dollars from the legislature has all but dried up Read More »

Arizona RV Resort opens new park along Colorado River

(Oct. 20, 2009) -- The Havasu Springs RV Resort in Havasu, Ariz., has opened its gates and is officially ready for RV campers from across the nation. This state-of-the-art RV campground in features amenities like pull-through RV spaces, tennis courts, heated pool and golf course. Read More »

Nebraska city approves RV park upgrades

(Oct. 23, 2009) -- Tuesday, the Alma City Council approved the low bid from Jeff's Electric of Holdrege for an estimated cost of $19,500 to install 18-two sided pedestal power outlets. The company will trench, wire throughout the park, re-supply the office electrical service, and put new wiring in the shower house. Read More »

Snowbirds find it pays to own their own RV site at Florida resort

(Oct. 19, 2009) -- Paul and Louise Rollin had been coming to Florida every winter for years, usually staying for several months at a time. But after rolling the dice each year with RV parks they found on the Internet – and winding up with sites were too small, too noisy or with too many restrictions on when they could rent a site and for how long – the Canadian couple gave up on the idea of renting an RV site for the winter. 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 »

Mississippi city contemplates RV park zoning restrictions

(Oct. 22, 2009) -- A committee of aldermen now have a place to start addressing the question of where recreational vehicle parks can be placed within city limits. The group's recommendation was that stays not to exceed 30 days or, possibly, three months in any one-year period.

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