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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.

Texas campground owners group convenes, plans new website

(Oct. 20, 2009) -- During the event, the association unveiled the look and feel of a significant rebuild of their consumer website at www.texascampgrounds.com. The new site will be very visually appealing, extremely content rich with very robust search capability. Changes to member park information can be made immediately on the new site which goes live at the end of the year. The new site will continue to garner more visitors than any other state camping site featuring more than 400 private campgrounds, said Schaeffer. 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 »

New boot camp provides basic training in RV park ownership

(Oct. 23, 2009) -- The event focuses of part classroom instruction and park field work at different types of RV parks. What makes the event unusual is that it tries to show the full range of RV park investment options, from small “monthly” RV parks to larger RV parks with cabins and other amenities. Read More »

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 »

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 »