(Oct. 15, 2013) — Breaks Interstate Park, located on the Kentucky-Virginia border, will be hosting special Halloween activities the weekend of Oct. 25-26, such as campsite decorating, seed spitting, pumpkin carving, a costume contest, hayrides, and more, reports The Floyd County Times.

(Oct. 14, 2013) — Boyce Howell and his family had been camping at Montgomery Bell State Park since Tuesday, but had to pack up Friday morning. Despite checking daily, every spot was reserved for the weekend, something that’s echoing at state parks across Tennessee, writes

(Oct. 14, 2013) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District will close recreation area campgrounds earlier than originally planned due to the current lack of an appropriations bill. Seven Points Campground at Raystown Lake will close Oct. 14, and Ives Run Campground at Tioga-Hammond and Cowanesque Lakes will close Oct. 21.

(Oct. 14, 2013) — Calls for Sunshine Coast caravan parks to ban campervans that display foul language has attracted a lot of support, and has even won the support of Mayor Mark Jamieson, writes The Reporter.

(Oct. 11, 2013) — Fed up knowing the so-called federal government “shutdown” was keeping them off their practice fields, a group of young lacrosse players in Northern Virginia challenged the government in court and won, for now, the Washington Post reports.

(Oct. 11, 2013) — Delighted tourists are enjoying reopened Zion National Park, and employees at Arches and Canyonlands national parks are preparing to open their roads at 5:30 p.m. today, writes the Salt Lake Tribune.

(Oct. 11, 2013) — The Friends of Lake Bronson State Park have agreed to extend the Wi-Fi coverage from the Lakeside Campground to the adjacent campground, reports the East Grand Forks Exponent.

(Oct. 11, 2013) — On Sept. 29-30, a hungry black bear tried unsuccessfully to break into a trailer in a Bow Valley Provincial Park campground, causing bear in area warnings to go up, reports the Rocky Mountain Outlook.

(Oct. 10, 2013) — Join Mounds State Park in Anderson for a weekend of not-so-scary, family-friendly fun, Oct. 18-20.

(Oct. 10, 2013) — The fifth annual Smoke on the Water barbecue contest will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 11 and 12, at the Lake Shawnee Campground in Topeka, reports the Topeka Capital Journal.

(Oct. 10, 2013) — Today, Gov. Mike Pence joined Bicentennial Commission co-chair Becky Skillman, the Department of Natural Resources, and others in announcing the formation of the Bicentennial Legacy Conservation Area, writes The Journal Press.

(Oct. 8, 2013) — A Phoenix-area food bank will deliver 600 food boxes to Grand Canyon National Park today and again Friday as the federal shutdown strands thousands of employees inside the park without work and pay, the Arizona Daily Sun reported.

(Oct. 8, 2013) — Adolph Thomae Jr. County Park is managed, maintained and staffed by Cameron County. But since it is leased from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, it has been closed by the federal government, writes the Times Record News.

(Oct. 8, 2013) — “The Samuel F. Pryor Shawangunk Gateway Campground will provide a high quality, minimalist camping experience to the thousands of annual Shawangunk Mountains visitors, and be an important resource for the local community,” said Alicandri.

(Oct. 7, 2013) — Records were broken at the Lisbon Beach and Campground in Ogdensburg this summer, writes Director Michael J. O’Neil said the campground was at capacity nearly every weekend, forcing officials to open up roughly 10 dry overflow sites.

(Oct. 7, 2013) — On Nov. 7, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission will hold a public hearing on raising fees for camping permits, firewood and rentals of lodges, cabins, picnic shelters and other facilities, reports The Capital Journal.

(Oct. 3, 2013) — Families flock to Ontario Parks every October for three fall traditions: to cook their Thanksgiving dinner outdoors, to celebrate Halloween and to hike park trails.

(Oct. 3, 2013) — Saddle Up for St. Jude is in its fourth year and has always been held at Wranglers Campground at Land Between the Lakes. But thanks to the government shutdown, the Saturday event is on hold, reports WPSD.

(Oct. 3, 2013) — The Ventura County Star reports that McGrath State Beach in Oxnard will open for weekend camping in October starting at 8 a.m. Friday.

(Oct. 2, 2013) — Summer campers at Michigan’s state parks have long enjoyed the advantages of site-specific campground reservations. Soon, campers during the “shoulder season” – mid-September to late May – will also enjoy the benefit.


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