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TN: Campground openings in Smokies affected by shutdown

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.

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OR: What’s in store at the RV park

After a renewal of the contract between the city and Escape Lodging to manage the city-owned RV Park, on Wednesday, March 6, members of the City Council met with representatives of the lodging company for a look back and update of the RV Park and how it went from a potential cult site to a thriving visitor destination.

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OR: U.S. Forest Service looks to hire teens in Heppner

“Work can include noxious weed removal, fence removal and construction, trail maintenance, meadow restoration, campground maintenance, slash piling, removal of tubing from tree seedlings, and fireline construction around logged units on the Heppner Ranger District,” a Monday press release states.

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KOA unveils the campground of the future

Kampgrounds of America unveils the “Campground of the Future,” today at RVX: The RV Experience on March 12-14 in Salt Lake City. The Campground of the Future concept is a series of interactive animated illustrations that immerse viewers into a campground in the year 2030. This includes expanded technology offerings, sustainably constructed sites and facilities, and campgrounds engulfed within nature.

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MT: Glacier opts for backcountry reservation lottery

Glacier National Park has announced a key change in its backcountry camping advanced reservation system this year. The system, which will go live on March 15, will now use a “modified lottery system” on opening day that will process requests “in a randomly sequenced order,” the park announced on its website.

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The retro bliss of vintage trailer resorts

The Airstream was the only model of its kind in a fleet of 10 travel trailers, all dating from 1947 to 1959 and nested under trees and beside tiki statues at the Bisbee, Ariz., resort. Yet even the less iconic trailers were so meticulously renovated, I half expected Frank Sinatra to pull up in a Cadillac and ask me to join him for an egg cream in the Shady Dell’s 1950s-style diner.

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