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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.

University of Georgia football fans party hearty in special RV park

(Sept. 9, 2009) -- Steve Lewis, with Lightnin RV, told RV Daily Report he owns a lot in Bulldog Park. "These types of parks are gaining popularity," he said. "This weekend will be our first home game with a live band Friday night and we are playing the Gamecocks , so we will be cooking chickens all day Saturday before the game." Read More »

California RV parks keep pace with 2008 occupancy, revenue

(Oct. 7, 2009) -- California campground and RV park occupancies and revenues have largely kept pace with 2008 figures, despite the recession, according to an informal survey of parks by the California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds. In fact, while some California parks have seen modest declines in business due to the economy, others have seen their business flourish. Read More »

Developers break ground for RV park in New Brunswick

(Sept. 29, 2009) -- Paul Godin, president of the board of directors, said plans are under way to construct a 25-unit RV park next to the marina parking lot. He said it is hoped this amenity will reverse a recent trend of slumping marina profits. "We had to find a way to make the marina profitable again. So we looked at the land and figured we could clean it up and make an RV park," said Godin. Read More »

South Dakota state park sees record attendance

(Oct. 5, 2009) -- In about a week, Custer State Park should reach the total amount of traffic it saw for all of 2008. The park had a record number of vehicles for September, the fifth consecutive record month this year, according to Craig Pugsley, visitor services coordinator for the park. Read More »

State parks start tweeting in Minnesota

(Oct. 13, 2009) -- "While many of the state’s feathered friends are flying south, some new 'tweeting' is beginning as the Parks and Trails Division of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) begins providing updates on the social media site Twitter. The pilot is part of an ongoing effort to reach out to young families, whose participation in outdoor recreation has been declining in recent years," according to a news release. Read More »

Campgrounds keep pace with 2008, despite recession

(Sept. 30, 2009) -- “The campground and RV park business continues to be the most vibrant segment of the travel and tourism industry,” said Profaizer. “Private parks have performed well in this economy because they are the most affordable vacation option, they increasingly offer fun family activities, and they are located in the most sought after destinations in the country.” Read More »

RV park plans back on the table in British Columbia

(Oct. 7, 2009) -- City of Vernon officials believe the concept of a revenue-generating RV site could be dusted off after a recent meeting with Kevin Krueger, British Columbia’s tourism minister. The city and the ranch’s board of directors have previously attempted to proceed with an RV park, but the 20-acre property is in the Agricultural Land Reserve and support has not come from the Agricultural Land Commission. Read More »

California county approves KOA lease of county-owned park

(Sept. 28, 2009) -- With about 460 Kampgrounds of America across the nation - 32 already in California - the lease agreement with a franchisee followed a protracted disagreement between the county and Far West Resorts that centered on upkeep and lengths of stay by park guests. As a county-owned park, Far West Resorts required final approval from supervisors for the sale of the lease for the 72-site RV campground to Ventura Ranch KOA. Read More »

Texas RV parks expect hgher occupancy this winter

(Oct. 13, 2009) -- Advance reservations are up at Texas campgrounds and RV parks that cater to “Winter Texans,” according to an information survey of park operators across the Lone Star State. “While some parks are seeing advance reservations consistent with last year’s figures, most are telling us they are ahead of where they were last year at this time in terms of advance reservations,” said Brian Schaeffer, executive director and CEO of the Texas Association of Campground Owners. Read More »

It’s official: Fees will rise at Oregon state parks next year

(Sept. 30, 2009) -- Starting next May, tent reservation fees for most camping sites across the start will go up by three dollars. Public comment did convince state park officials to drop the tent reservation fee hike by a dollar from the proposed four dollar increase. Day-use fees collected at 26 parks will also go up from three to five dollars in January. Read More »

Construction to begin soon on new RV park in southern California

(Oct. 7, 2009) -- The $10.5 million El Morro campground project was 40 percent complete when the economy crashed, bond values plummeted, and the state could no longer write checks from bond sales to cover construction projects. The 35-acre, ocean view campground at Crystal Cove is likely to be one of the last ocean campgrounds to ever be built in the state, and promises a huge economic boon to the region. Read More »

Wild bunch of RV enthusiasts rally at South Carolina RV park

(Sept. 28, 2009) -- “This is just a group of friends that have met over the years at different RV parks,” said Cane Creek owner Mel Weaver. “This particular group is called the Wild Bunch. This group has 100 members. They told me that in an average rally they will usually have 15-20 motor coaches. We’ve got almost 30 coaches here this weekend, so they are really pleased with the turnout.” Read More »