(Oct. 7, 2013) — “Taken together, this collection celebrates the ‘soft rugged’ camping experience KOA provides, reflecting the belief that camping is an important and positive life experience,” said Gast. “It shows how camping brings families and friends together, escaping the humdrum everyday experience in favor of the exciting, restorative outdoor experience enjoyed by young and old alike.”
(Oct. 4, 2013) — WatertownDailyTimes.com reports that 59-year-old Joseph A. Sarcone Jr., co-owner of Cedar Pines Campgrounds in Osceola, has been accused of damaging a DirecTV dish belonging to a camper.
(Oct. 4, 2013) — Last week, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Spokane petitioned the U.S. District Court to provide more time to investigate the events that led to a National Park ranger shooting a man at the Kettle River Campground in Kettle Falls last month, writes The Spokesman Review.
(Oct. 3, 2013) — The West Virginia Record reports that a woman is suing after she allegedly fell down a staircase in a rental cabin at Berry’s Campground in Hinton.
(Oct. 2, 2013) — The American Recreation Coalition today issued a “report from the trenches” announcing the ramifications of the federal government shutdown as it pertains to national parks and monuments.
(Oct. 2, 2013) — Irvine-based BookingPal, an online travel technology company, said Tuesday that it has named travel veteran Eric Mason as its new chief operating officer, reports socalTech.com.
(Oct. 1, 2013) — A federal judge is asking the Arkansas Supreme Court to weigh in on a legal issue in multiple civil lawsuits filed by relatives of the 20 people killed in a flash flood at Albert Pike Campground, writes the San Francisco Chronicle.
(Sept. 30, 2013) — The National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) has launched a member benefit program with Blue Rhino that provides significant discounts on propane, barbecues and other outdoor accessories, ARVC announced today.
(Sept. 27, 2013) — The Augusta Chronicle reports that a petition drive was launched this week to restore an Army Corps of Engineers program that allowed non-profit groups to manage campgrounds at Thurmond Lake and other sites nationwide.
(Sept. 26, 2013) — The city’s tourism business is getting a boost from the Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO), which is providing West with a free quarter page display ad in the association’s 2014 RV Travel & Camping Guide to Texas.
(Sept. 26, 2013) — “We wanted to do something to help the Estes Park KOA and the businesses that sponsor its site map as Estes Park works to rebuild the main highways leading into the city. Many of the local businesses did sustain flood damage and the least we could do is helping them with complimentary marketing & publishing for 2014,” said Schaeffer.
(Sept. 24, 2013) — “Many who would enthusiastically embrace a traditional Kiwi holiday staying in a park-like setting, but don’t own a tent or motorhome, have perhaps discounted Top 10 as they may not be aware we offer high-quality, very comfortable motel accommodations,” said Ovendale.
(Sept. 24, 2013) — “The videos not only highlight the friendly hospitality and activities we provide at each park, but the clean, big-rig friendly RV sites and park models that are available at Carefree RV Resorts across the country,” said Pohl.
(Sept. 23, 2013) — The Spokesman Review writes that 93-year-old Glacier National Park Ranger Lyle Ruterbories is contemplating retirement from his seasonal position at Kintla Lake Campground, but isn’t ready to make it official just yet.
(Sept. 18, 2013) — Family members say the Kettle Falls man shot by park rangers at Kettle River Campground over the weekend had been standing alongside his nine-year-old son when the bullet tore into his torso, writes The Spokesman Review.
(Sept. 17, 2013) — “During this transition period, we feel the responsible action is to no longer actively support the current product. We have recently notified our affiliates of this strategic direction and look forward to re-launching our network of the finest independent campgrounds and outdoor resorts in North America,” said Gorin.
(Sept. 13, 2013) — On Thursday, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that $40.03 million is being made available in allocations from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and will be distributed to all 50 states, the Territories, and the District of Columbia for state-identified outdoor recreation projects.
(Sept. 13, 2013) — Cory Axelson was in Goodhue County District Court on Monday fighting an attempt by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) to force a shutdown of the Hidden Valley Campground in Welch, writes the Cannon Falls Beacon.
(Sept. 12, 2013) — Campground Owners of New York (CONY) is celebrating 50 years as a trade association at the annual Exposition for the Outdoor Hospitality Industry, set for Oct. 31 to Nov. 2, 2013, at the Kaatskill Mountain Club in Hunter, N.Y.
(Sept. 12, 2013) — Companies interested in doing business with New York campground operators are invited to register as trade show exhibitors and event sponsors at the 50th Exposition for the Outdoor Hospitality Industry, hosted by Campground Owners of New York (CONY), Oct. 31 to Nov. 2, 2013, at the Kaatskill Mountain Club in Hunter, N.Y.