(June 28, 2011) — A dry and scorched outlook on the weather has prevented outdoor recreation from flaring up in the Gila Wilderness, when it’s normally hitting its peak this time of year, reports the Silver City Sun News.
Day: June 28, 2011
(June 28, 2011) — Cache County officials said 68 campers were evacuated from a campground just east of Richmond in High Creek Canyon, after a road was washed away from high water, reports ABC 4.
(June 28, 2011) — A former Greenwood County deputy is facing four years in prison for stealing trailers, a four-wheeler and even an RV, mostly from his family and friends, over the last 10 years, reports the Myrtle Beach Sun News.
(June 28, 2011) — Two campgrounds in the northeast corner of Yellowstone National Park opened Friday under limited circumstances. National Park Service officials opened only part of the Pebble Creek and Slough Creek campgrounds out of concern for potential flooding, reports the Yellowstone Insider.
(June 28, 2011) — The Walker County Sheriff’s Office arrested 36-year-old Bryan Curtis Eddy on Thursday morning, who was accused of stealing an RV from Smith Lake Park, reports the Cullman Times Online.
(June 28, 2011) — Even though the Department of Natural Resources budget is staying steady, operators for Wisconsin’s state campgrounds say meeting visitor needs and maintaining grounds has become more challenging, reports the Wausau Daily Herald.
(June 28, 2011) – The well-attended training event gives KOA Work Kampers an opportunity to hone their skills regarding KOA campground operation practices, as well become familiar with KOA’s proprietary KOA KampSight computerized campground reservation system.
(June 28, 2011) — The Royal Canadian Mounted Police and other search and rescue personnel are picking up the search for St. Albert couple Lyle and Marie McCann, who disappeared one year ago after leaving in their RV to visit friends in British Columbia, reports CTV.ca.
(June 28, 2011) — Campers Inn Mocksville has teamed up with Canterbury Park Models to carry park models to meet growing demand for specialty destination camping, the dealership announced today. Canterbury park models are now available at Campers Inn Mocksville, and a sample unit is on display at Myers Lake RV Resort.
(June 28, 2011) – Northwood RV Owners Association (NROA) once again gathered in La Grande, Ore., for organized events and free time, to rekindle friendships and to forge new ones. The rally is an annual event and is sponsored in part by Northwood Manufacturing, Inc.
(June 28, 2011) – Shipments to retailers of all RVs were reported at 27,600 units in the May survey of manufacturers, up 12.2 percent over last month and up 13.1 percent over this same month last year, the RV Industry Association reported today.
(June 28, 2011) — Doug Watson, park manager at Lake Griffin State Park, held the Florida State Park Passport booklet of Dick and Donna Curtis, and was astonished to find they had visited all 160 state parks in just three years, reports the Villages Daily Sun.
(June 28, 2011) — Visitors to Otter Creek Outdoor Recreation Area are often surprised to learn that the campground is closed or that the cabins are in disrepair or unusable, but property manager Charlie Logsdon asks those visitors to be patient, reports the Louisville Courier-Journal.
(June 28, 2011) — The St. Petersburg Times is reporting a controversial proposal to let private contractors build and operate campgrounds at Florida state parks, including allowing recreational vehicles at Honeymoon Island State Park in Dunedin, is drawing fire from fresh quarters this week.
(June 28, 2011) — Beginning in August through the end of the camping season, the Shasta Recreation Co. is reducing campsite fees by half at four Shasta Trinity National Forest campgrounds, reports the Record-Searchlight.
(June 28, 2011) – In Idaho, the Bonner County Fairgrounds has received another grant to improve recreational vehicle and camping facilities, reports the Bonner County Daily Bee.
(June 28, 2011) — Even though more cash-strapped families are seeking cheap ways to enjoy the outdoors this summer, budgets cuts in Massachusetts have forced many state and local parks to scale back or find creative ways to maintain services, reports the MetroWest Daily News.
(June 28, 2011) — New research released today by the nonprofit National Parks Conservation Association provides a broad look at how America’s national parks are faring in the face of pollution, invasive species, climate change, energy development, adjacent land development and chronic funding shortfalls.
(June 28, 2011) — After severe storms bore down on Brown’s Lake campground last Monday night, evacuated campers were being allowed back in over the weekend. The county hopes to get the campground back to normal for the busy summer season, reports KTIV.
(June 28, 2011) — Dozens of volunteers spent Saturday planting more than 1,600 Black Mangroves at Grand Isle State Park. The area was hit hard during last year’s oil spill and reopened in May, reports WWL.