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Iowa campground suffers heavy flood damage

(July 3, 2013) -- As a result of heavy rains on June 21 and 22, Paradise Valley Campground in Garnavillo is almost at a loss of what to do, says the Clayton County Register. It was not the only campground in the area hit, but its damage was extensive. Read More »

Portions of Ariz.’s Bonita Canyon Campground to close July 8

(July 3, 2013) -- Chiricahua National Monument Superintendent H. Lane Baker has announced that portions of the Bonita Canyon Campground will be closed beginning Monday, July 8. In anticipation of heavy monsoon rains, around 15 of the 25 sites in the campground will be closed for the next few months. Read More »

Campgrounds at Wis.’s Merrick State Park closed

(July 2, 2013) -- Recent rains have caused the Mississippi River, which is adjacent to Merrick State Park, to rise and as a safety precaution, the south, group and island campgrounds will be closed, Department of Natural Resources officials announced Monday. Read More »

Black bear killed at N.M. state park campground

(July 2, 2013) -- On Sunday, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish officers trapped and killed a black bear after it tore open a tent with two campers inside in the Lake Alice Campground at Sugarite Canyon State Park near Raton, reports MyHighPlains. Read More »

Iowa’s Emerson Bay campground reopens

(July 2, 2013) -- The campground at Emerson Bay State Recreation Area on the southwest shore of West Okoboji Lake has reopened after a 13-month, nearly complete renovation, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources has announced. Read More »

Enjoy America launches campground revenue share

(July 2, 2013) -- Enjoy America members still save on at least one night’s fee at participating campgrounds, and the parks still fill an empty site. But, now, the parks earn additional revenue in sales commissions for helping Enjoy America build the member base. 

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Fireworks thrown inside toilet at Mont. campground

(July 1, 2013) -- Last week, someone threw fireworks inside the vault toilet at the Blodgett Campground in the Bitterroot National Forest. Besides creating a huge mess for Forest Service employees to clean up, the explosion also put the toilet out of commission for a few days, reports The Missoulian. Read More »