(July 24, 2013) — The Nebraska State Fair will get two more years to make good on its four-year promise to develop 211 recreational vehicle/camper pads on the Grand Island fair campus. But if it fails to do so, the unfinished camper spots must be planted back to grass, writes the Lexington Clipper Herald.

(July 24, 2013) — The first recreational vehicle camp has settled down at Kunming Dianchi National Tourist Resort in Kunming, the capital city of southwest China’s Yunnan Province, reports

(July 24, 2013) — Glacier National Park Rangers captured and euthanized a black bear in the Fish Creek Campground area Sunday afternoon after numerous incidents in which the bear exhibited aggressive and food-conditioned behavior towards park visitors.

(July 24, 2013) — Flash flooding prompted the federal Bureau of Land Management to close southwestern Utah’s Red Cliffs Recreation Area campground on Tuesday, reports the Salt Lake Tribune.

(July 23, 2013) — On Friday afternoon, the gates of Willard Bay State Park’s North Campground and Marina were reopened, months after that half of the state park was shut down due to a diesel fuel spill, reports the Cache Valley Daily.

(July 23, 2013) — Martins Dairy Campground, a six-site campground on the Goosenest Ranger District, will be closed Aug. 10, 2013 through late-September for reconstruction. The campground will be closed to protect visitor safety throughout the project’s duration while heavy equipment operates in the area.

(July 23, 2013) — An additional 88 campsites will be included in Phase 2 of Harrison Bay State Park’s campground renovation. The project , which costs $4.05 million, also uncludes updating campsites and bathhouses, as well as upgrading water utility and electrical services, the Chattanoogan reported.

(July 22, 2013) — After repeated delays, Miller Riverview Park and Campground in Dubuque will open for the season with limited camping on Friday, July 26, reports the Dubuque Telegraph Herald.

(July 19, 2013) — The west loop of the Johnson Lake State Recreation Area campground will be closed now through Sep. 30, 2013 for renovations. The renovations involve rebuilding campsites, installing new picnic tables and fire rings, improving traffic circulation, and providing better walking trails.

(July 19, 2013) — In February, an Erie County jury ruled that Lake Erie Community Park belongs to Girard Township and not the nonprofit park board that has been operating it as a campground for decades, writes But park attorneys are challenging the ruling and have asked for a new trial on the issue.

(July 18, 2013) — Dan Hust, writing for the Sullivan County Democrat, says that if you ask Arnold Seletsky where you can go camping, RVing, hiking, boating, and fishing, among other activities, all in one location, he’ll tell you two spots: Morningside and Mountaindale parks.

(July 18, 2013) — Ozark-St. Francis National Forest managers have announced a temporary closure of Richland Creek Campground, located near Witts Springs, to make repairs and improvements. The campground closure began July 15 and is expected to be reopened in 30 days.

(July 17, 2013) — According to the Tennessee Valley Authority, the John Sevier Campground and shoreline fishing access near the recently shut down John Sevier Steam Plant in Rogersville will be closed to the public beginning sometime in September, reports the Kingsport Times News.

(July 16, 2013) — Diminished funding has not stopped a summertime tradition at the now closed Roanoke Mountain Campground. On Sunday, close to 200 people traveled up the mountain to listen to the sounds of local trio Judy, Henry and Jack, writes the Roanoke Times.

(July 16, 2013) — Wranglers Campground at Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area will host the 17th Annual Rodeo and Grand Jubilee Friday and Saturday, July 19 and 20. Attendees can enjoy half price camping, games, and other activities for the kids, as well as a rodeo starting at 8 p.m. both nights.

(July 16, 2013) — Little Bennett Campground’s weeklong 30th anniversary celebration will culminate with the Little Bennett Camperoo on Saturday, with festivities ranging from chainsaw carving to pitch-a-tent contests, reports

(July 15, 2013) — High river waters, flooding and rain forced the Kinston Nature Park campground to shut down last Monday. With the threat of more rain, Nature Park officials also asked all campers to evacuate until further notice, reports WNCT.

(July 15, 2013) — After a series of unfortunate events left him and his wife homeless, Randy, a disabled U.S. Army veteran, is living at the Hawthorn Park campground in Terre Haute this summer in an older camper trailer loaned to them by a friend, writes the Indianapolis Star.

(July 12, 2013) — The Helena Independent Record reports that a second rabid bat in three weeks was discovered Sunday morning at Holter Lake Campground.

(July 12, 2013) — Americans may be satisfied with the government’s role in national parks and transportation because these are generally noncontroversial areas that require relatively limited government funding and attention.


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