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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.

Cape Cod’s oldest camper loves the community found in RVing

(Aug. 5, 2009) -- When 80-year-old Mary Holmes started spending her summers at Cape Cod Ocean View RV Park 43 years ago, she found more than a beautiful campground with 1,200 feet of beachfront access. She also found lasting friendships with other campers who share a similar love of spending the summers on Cape Cod.

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Arizona considers selling state capitol building and key state parks

(July 30, 2009) -- Arizona faces a projected $3.4 billion shortfall on a budget with spending of $10.7 billion. Consequently, dozens of state buildings and parks may also be sold off and leased back as the state grapples with a huge budget deficit. Other "candidate properties" range from state prisons and the mental hospital to run-of-the-mill state office buildings and Kartchner Caverns State Park, the crown jewel of the state parks system.

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Canadian board approves parking plan for 2010 Olympics

(July 21, 2009) -- Recreational vehicles will be allowed to stay overnight in city parking lots at Jericho Beach and Spanish Banks during the Olympics, the Vancouver park board decided Monday night. According to the staff report, the only RV site close to downtown is the Capilano RV Park, which had a waiting list of more than 100 people as of February.

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Planning commission rejects large RV park development in Alabama

(Aug. 5, 2009) -- A 740-acre, 789-lot RV park development will not be coming to Gulf Shores after the application was denied by the planning and zoning commission at a recent meeting. What this would mean for present residents in subdivisions located along County Road 6 would be more traffic. That was the concern expressed by numerous citizens who attended the public meeting to protest the development.

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Controversy over marina campsite continues as planners visit site

(July 29, 2009) -- The Carter County Planning Commission met briefly before visiting a couple of sites in Butler Tuesday afternoon, including the RV campground currently being built on the property of Cove Ridge Marina, which has been the center of an ongoing controversy involving property owners in the Point Eight Pines Subdivision.

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Deputy kills bear behind store at Montana RV park

(July 21, 2009) -- A Broadwater County sheriff's deputy shot dead a yearling black bear in a dumpster behind the Silos RV Park and Store Sunday morning. A small crowd of motorists, campers and anglers gathered to watch the bear as it ambled across a sage-brush filled field between the store and Highway 12, north of Townsend, about 10 a.m.

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New Hampshire state parks to offer unique camping options

(July 29, 2009) -- Previously, only two New Hampshire State Parks campgrounds offered something other than tent or RV sites. This year, even more choices are available for those campers who are looking for an alternative. As part of a $6 million capital improvement project, the park system recently added yurts and cabins to two park locations.

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Police raid offices of Florida RV park

(July 20, 2009) -- A search warrant signed by Monroe County Judge Regan Ptomey states the raid was in response to allegations that Pedro Salva, president of the trailer park's board of directors, and office manager Marie Hernandez were using cooperative money for personal use.

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Panhandling gets homeless group evicted from Illinois RV park

(Aug. 5, 2009) -- The tent city, made up of about 10 homeless men and women, moved to the Tin Cup RV Park Saturday after being forced to leave its home of several weeks in the backyard of the Catholic Worker House. But the tent community was forced to move again Monday, according to Safe Haven organizer Abby Harmon, after two of its members panhandled other patrons of the RV park.

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Investor encourages RV parks to set aside space for “primative” camping

(July 29, 2009) -- Unless every square foot of your RV park is being utilized, you have room for primitive camp sites. They are a great source of income, and require little capital investment to build or maintain. So look around your RV park and see where you can set up a camp site section. It will be, dollar for dollar, one of the best ideas you’ve had in a long time.

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