(Oct. 15, 2013) — Based on a positive outlook from last year, RV parks in the Rio Grande Valley expect to be full this Winter Texan season, reports the Valley Morning Star.
(Oct. 15, 2013) — Lake Laurie Campground in Cape May will host the Kayak Fishing Jamboree Oct. 25-27 to raise funds for Heroes on the Water, an organization that helps wounded servicemen and servicewomen with their physical and mental recovery, reports Shore News Today.
(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 NewsChannel5.com.
(Oct. 14, 2013) — The Star Journal reports that ghosts and goblins will be out at Lynn Ann’s Campground in St. Germain on Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26 for this year’s Spookwalk, an outdoor haunted house.
(Oct. 14, 2013) — Staff at Quebec’s 22 provincial parks are on strike, reports mysask.com. About 700 unionized employees have been without a contract since the end of 2012, and are hoping the strike forces management back to the bargaining table.
(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) — Last week, the Lisbon Town Council decided against raising the salary for the Lisbon Beach and Campground director, and is instead opting to advertise the position at the current salary of $13,000 a year, reports WatertownDailyTimes.com.
(Oct. 14, 2013) — According to Barb Krumm, president of the Carolina Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds, it’s not entirely the money that keeps family campgrounds in business. It’s the relationships, reports StarNewsOnline.com.
(Oct. 14, 2013) — When Kent Tower learned the federal government was closing the White Mountain National Forest campgrounds he’s run for more than two decades, he was upset enough. But when they put up notices saying they were closed due to “health and safety” concerns, that was the final blow, writes The Union Leader.
(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) — It’s easy for many to run five miles, writes the Weekly News Journal. But a real challenge for avid runners comes in the form of the upcoming Zombie Apocalypse Run, being held Oct. 19 at Village of Trees RV Resort in Delco.
(Oct. 11, 2013) — Plans to build a 200-site campground at 405 Hazel Lane off M-86 in Coldwater Township will need two hearings before officials can move forward, reports the Coldwater Daily Reporter.
(Oct. 11, 2013) — Hawaiian Falls in Waco is looking to expand beyond its waterpark, proposing a $5 million “adventure park” with ziplines, ropes courses, nature trails and a resort campground, reports the Waco Tribune-Herald.
(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) — Marilyn and Jim Godfrey, owners of the Rawlins KOA, are waiting until the wind lets up to put up their brand new sign. The campground was approved for KOA Journey status on Aug. 24, and the Godfreys will be redoing their branding and marketing, writes Rawlinstimes.
(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) — CNPSR-gathered figures show that the shutdown is resulting in 715,000 visitors lost daily (based on October 2012 national park attendance numbers), $76 million in lost visitor spending per day and $450,000 in lost revenue each day.