(Oct. 2, 2013) — On Friday, Oct. 11, the Harrison County Conservation Board will host Creepy Campground at the Willow Lake Recreation Area near Woodbine, reports the Missouri Valley Times News.

(Oct. 1, 2013) — Long-term occupants at Adam’s Beach Camping Ground on North Stradbroke Island have been told they have until Nov. 28 to pack up their caravans and leave the Dunwich park, writes the Bayside Bulletin.

(Oct. 1, 2013) — The Guardian Charlottetown reports that the provincial government is strongly considering issuing a request for proposals to have someone in the private sector lease or take over the management of the campground at Lord Selkirk Park.

(Oct. 1, 2013) — The New York Times writes that John M. Christie, a park ranger at Camden Hills State Park, took call after call today from campers whose plans to visit Acadia National Park were dashed by the federal government shutdown.

(Oct. 1, 2013) — Although national parks and national wildlife refuges are closed because of the federal government shutdown, Indiana’s 24 state parks and eight reservoir properties remain open for business as usual.

(Oct. 1, 2013) — The Arizona State Parks Department said it will try to minimize the damage to the state’s tourism industry by accommodating campers displaced by the shutdown of the federal government, writes KPHO Phoenix.

(Sept. 30, 2013) — A government shutdown appears looming in Washington, and workers in the New River Gorge National River Area in West Virginia are poised for a furlough, reports West Virginia MetroNews.

(Sept. 27, 2013) — On Thursday, Sept. 26, 93 percent of Rocky Mountain National Park had reopened to the public. Fees at the entrances, campgrounds and backcountry will not be charged through the weekend.

(Sept. 27, 2013) — Acting Chiricahua National Monument Superintendent Robert Love announced Wednesday that the entire Bonita Canyon Campground is now fully open. Portions of the campground have been closed since early July, due to the potential of significant flash flooding during the monsoon.

(Sept. 27, 2013) — Brunswick Family Campground has been voted to have the most awesome family camping sites in the Washington Metropolitan Area. The recognition was given by Red Tricycle, whose mission is to “help busy parents have more fun with their kids.”

(Sept. 27, 2013) — Smoking pot in the privacy of your own home may now be legal in Colorado, but smoking it at your campsite isn’t, at least not if you’re camping in the White River National Forest, writes the Aspen Daily News.

(Sept. 26, 2013) — Outdoor enthusiasts exploring Bighorn National Forest can expect an $8 per night fee increase to camp at the Hunter Campground next summer, writes the Casper Star-Tribune Online.

(Sept. 26, 2013) — “The signs of fall color are starting to be noticed around the state,” said ODNR Fall Color Forester Casey Burdick. “Ohioans will start to see yellow leaves on buckeye trees and blushes of red from Virginia creeper and poison ivy.”

(Sept. 25, 2013) — Rain didn’t dampen spirits at Kettle Lakes Provincial Park on Saturday as park staff there hosted a pancake breakfast to show appreciation for the seasonal campers, writes the Timmins Press.

(Sept. 25, 2013) — “The Kentucky State Park system is marveled  as one of the premier systems in the United Stats,” said Stumberg. “Their beauty, versatility and amenities provide a wonderful experience for its visitors. Now they will enjoy additional Internet connectivity to add their enjoyment at the parks.”

(Sept. 24, 2013) — The Story County Conservation is inviting all ghouls, goblins and fun costumes out to Breezy Bay Campground in Hickory Grove Park on Friday for a little pre-Halloween fun, reports

(Sept. 23, 2013) — Rocky Mountain National Park continues to incrementally reopen. All backcountry trails on the west side of the park are open, but for day use only at this time. Timber Creek Campground reopened Friday morning. For now, no camping fee will be charged.

(Sept. 23, 2013) — The St. Mary Campground, located on the east side of Glacier National Park, is closed temporarily. The campground has seen a recent increase in black and grizzly bear activity, creating a high potential for negative human/bear interactions.

(Sept. 23, 2013) — On Saturday, a brownie and breakfast made two teams kings of the campground during the sixth South Carolina Campground Cookoff at Calhoun Falls State Park, reports the Greenwood Index Journal.

(Sept. 20, 2013) — The most recent state park campground to open in Oregon is Bates State Park in 2011. But so far, Bates has been a bit of a dud, writes


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