RV Parks

(July 8, 2013) — Hidden Valley RV Park has been owned by the Coleman family and operated by family members Teri and Mark Blaschke for 40 years. But the family business was almost completely destroyed May 25 when a flood swelled the Medio Creek into a raging river that buried the 25-site park under 12 feet of water.

(July 8, 2013) — Don Carter State Park offers overnight getaways as well.  A modern campground with hot showers accommodates RVs, while another camping area is reserved just for tents and hammocks.  Those who prefer a soft bed over a sleeping bag can look forward to the eight rental cabins, opening later this summer.

(July 8, 2013) — An arsonist struck inside the Covered Wagon Mobile Home and RV Park early Saturday morning, Fox4Now reported. Employees told the TV station a vacant trailer was set ablaze around 3 a.m. Saturday.

(July 8, 2013) — Oceano State Park rangers entered the North Beach campgrounds in riot gear this weekend to keep from getting hit with residue. CalCoast News reported that rangers were concerned the illegal fireworks can start fires and endanger animals in their natural habitat.

(July 8, 2013) — Whakatane Holiday Park on the banks of the Whakatane River is a multi-faceted campground business sitting on 1.9 hectares of land and with an extensive recreational amenities infrastructure – both on site, and immediately adjacent.

(July 8, 2013) — A microburst during a heavy thunderstorm Friday evening toppled 60 to 75 trees and caused significant damage to campers, cars and buildings at Recompence Campground in Freeport, the Bangor Daily News reported.

(July 5, 2013) — Virginia will be keeping its existing campsite reservation system at state parks, reports the Washington Post.

(July 5, 2013) — What’s round, sleeps eight and rents for $40 a night, asks the Corvallis Gazette Times? Benton County’s first yurt.

(July 5, 2013) — The Fourth of July weekend brings thousands to Central and Northern Wisconsin, reports WSAW. Dennis Stanek, owner of Lake DuBay Shores Campground in Mosinee, says more than 200 campers will pack the campground this weekend.

(July 5, 2013) — On Sunday morning, Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies arrested four Lafayette men on drug charges at the Kisatchie Bayou Campground in the Kisatchie National Forest, reports KPLC-TV.

(July 5, 2013) — On Tuesday, the city of Austin again delayed a meeting to hear comments from the public on a proposed homeless RV park, reports MyFox Austin. The Zoning and Planning Commission will instead discuss the proposal on July 12.

(July 5, 2013) — Courtenay’s new chief administrative officer says the city is willing to explore options to help resolve the ongoing controversy over the future of Maple Pool Campground, writes Canada.com.

(July 5, 2013) — The storm that swept through East Tennessee on July 5, 2012 killed two people in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and two more in Chattanooga. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that 41-year-old Rachael Burkhart died when a tree fell into the swimming hole at Abrams Creek Campground.

(July 4, 2013) — The cabin was fully involved on firefighters’ arrival, fire officials noted. Firefighters doused the blaze but were unable to save the cabin, which was essentially destroyed. According to the Chesterton Tribune, the cabin apparently was not being used and not connected to utilities.

(July 4, 2013) — The thefts were reported early Wednesday morning, and officers located several items in a creek bed near to Lila Keiser Park, which runs adjacent to the Morro Dunes RV Park, the paper noted. 

(July 4, 2013) — Of the 236 major violations, Williams and McKenzie counties had the most violations, largely for workforce housing, mobile home parks and RV parks that are housing oilfield workers and other new residents.

(July 4, 2013) — The truth is, finding the best campgrounds is more of an art than a science, Fox News reported, noting they have identified the “sweet spot” between rugged and comfortable, between off-the-beaten-path and accessible, between popular and underexplored.

(July 3, 2013) — On Wednesday, the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony for RV Haven, reports the Rockport Pilot.

(July 3, 2013) — When Bill and Gerrie Huthmacher acquired Bluebonnet Ridge RV Park in Terrell, Texas, three months ago, it was already in great shape, having been rated among the top campgrounds in the country by the Woodall’s and Trailer Life campground directories for the last three years, according to TXAD Internet Services.

(July 3, 2013) — After seeing the devastating floods that have swept though the region within the past week, campers downstream from Hinckley Reservoir at the West Canada Creek Campsites weren’t taking any chances Tuesday, reports WSYR. A flood warning forced them to evacuate and seek higher ground.

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