Day: March 14, 2019

At first glance, the Vast travel trailer looks like a fairly normal, maybe even boring, piece of adventure gear. However, once you find the ideal campsite, owners can open the window, extend the awning, and slide out the kitchen. 

Plans to reopen South Fork Campground in the Lincoln National Forest this summer were shelved when a few pairs of Mexican spotted owls decided to move into the area, Smokey Bear District Ranger Jodie Canfield told Ruidoso village councilors Tuesday.

Fishermen’s Bend Campground and Day Use Site is to be closed until April 15 while another 315 trees are felled after a mass die-off caused them to be a public safety hazard, according to the Bureau of Land Management.

The National Park Service announced Tuesday it selected Pinnacles Recreation Co. to operate the campground and store at Pinnacles National Park.

“I’ve seen a lot of snow, and a lot of snow in the past year. I’ve never seen this damage,” says ranger Scott Gediman. “We had three or four major big storms that dumped a lot of snow within a short period of time.”

Nearly one month after torrential rainfall caused major flooding and mud flow to areas of Lake Hemet Campground, RV campground site renters face uncertain futures. Additional rains could cause further flooding and campground renters’ rights may be limited.

A 20 item Hillsboro City Council agenda was handled quickly when the group met March 12. Mayor Brian Sullivan called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. and declared it adjourned at 7:40 p.m.

The Department of Environmental Conservation and the Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation will prepare a unit management plan for both the Crown Point State Historic Site and the Crown Point Campground and Day Use Area.

Although eight projects are currently proposed for Pismo State Beach and the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area, only one is stirring up trouble with the Central Coast’s environmental community: a campground and southern access point near Oso Flaco Lake.

Due to the partial government shutdown this winter, delays in the spring opening of campgrounds, picnic pavilions, and cabins are anticipated, the Park Service said. There is a reduced timeline for seasonal staff hiring and planning that has shifted opening dates at some facilities.

The rehabilitation of the Chinquapin Hill campgrounds at Caledonia State Park has been completed, and the campgrounds will be open for the 2019 season, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announced.

Moving northward we were heading toward the Villages, a well known retirement community in north central Florida. We will be there for three nights and we plan to visit two RVing couples we met on the road who now have homes in the Villages. One lives there fulltime while the other couple are snowbirds from Illinois.

In small-town Central Texas, Buena Vista Wildlife Safari opened in 2018 as a natural, uncaged sanctuary for wild animals to roam. Next door, they also have a fenced RV park and cozy furnished cabins with beautiful countryside views.

When you were a little kid, you probably looked forward to those summer trips with your parents. They would plan their budget an entire year, cutting down on some of their own luxuries just because they know you are looking forward to visit new places during your annual vacation.

Camping season is fast approaching and with warmer weather up ahead lots of families, couples, and retirees are beginning to plan their own camping adventures. Even though the camping season may be a couple of months away, it’s never too early to begin the planning process. Who will you take with you on the camping trip?

After a winter of snow, ice, and polar vortexes, many RVers are dreaming of spring flowers. And not just a few here and there, but a sea of them stretching out to the horizon. What if I told you these colorful scenes are not a dream and can actually be experienced on an upcoming RV trip?

Sitting on the side of the Cassiar Highway with my back to the brush where Grizzlies roam, waiting for a cheap no-name 12v air compressor to top off our spare tire while holding the inflator in place made me realize one important fact. We needed a decent DC air compressor, once and for all. So I did my homework.

Designed to ignite consumer interest and drive traffic to RV dealers nationwide as the spring/summer vacation season approaches, Go RVing is launching a new multi-million dollar Kick Off to Camping Season campaign to coincide with RVX: The RV Experience, a new national trade show that opens today and runs through March 14 in Salt Lake City, Utah. is a sponsor of the new RVX Conference in Salt Lake City on March 12-14 and will be showcasing its new advertising products and specials for RV dealers at this inaugural RV industry development event.

Many RVers rely on a gas-powered generator, while a few depend on natural gas generators. However, there are a number of benefits to switching to solar energy instead. In fact, you may want to supplement your generator with solar panels for many of the same reasons. But let’s look at the 7 benefits of rv solar energy power.


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