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(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. 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.

(Oct. 10, 2013) — Walker County Commissioner Bebe Heiskell claims the county forgot to file paper work required by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division to build an RV park. As a result, the mistake will cost tax payers $10,000, reports WRCB.

(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. 9, 2013) — Florida resort owner and broker specialist Rob Smith announced today he is transforming his three Florida retirement resort communities and his Fortune Real Estate company. To help with this he’s brought in Mary Arlington, a business consultant who is an award-winning former RV park owner.

(Oct. 9, 2013) — The tourists were treated harshly by armed park employees, she said, so much so that some of the foreign tourists with limited English skills thought they were under arrest. When finally allowed to leave, the bus was not allowed to halt at all along the 2.5-hour trip out of the park, not even to stop at private bathrooms that were open along the route, the Daily News reported.

(Oct. 9, 2013) — Chief Ranger Bill Wright told AP people were caught at the South Rim, on trails, attempting rim-to-rim hikes or trying to sneak in through dirt roads. The citations cannot simply be paid. Rather, the offenders must make mandatory appearances in federal court.

(Oct. 9, 2013) — A California man injured during a nighttime ATV ride in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area is suing the U.S. Forest Service and Knife River Corp., accusing the company of digging up a trail in the dunes and not warning riders of a sudden drop-off, reports The Register-Guard.

(Oct. 8, 2013) — In 1986, Hartford started Evergreen, an insurance company for campgrounds which, under his leadership, became the largest insurer of campgrounds and RV parks in the country. He actively remained at the helm of the companies, working with and teaching his son, Lucas, many wonderful life and business lessons until his death, according to his obituary.

(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) — “The Flat Rock Bridge site includes several instances of progressive enhancement,” said Pelland. “Additional graphics and subtle effects enrich the experience on larger screens, while the interface becomes progressively simpler and easier to use on tablets and smartphones.”

(Oct. 8, 2013) — “The government — those guys will be getting paid. When this is all finished, everybody’s going to catch up on their pay. The small business guy is not,” said Jeff Lawson, owner of Cave Country RV Campground in Cave City.

(Oct. 7, 2013) — Halloween festivities at Ocean Lakes Family Campground in Myrtle Beach have become so popular that the campground has added another weekend of events. Family-friendly activities will take place Oct. 18-19, Oct. 25-26, and Nov. 1-2.

(Oct. 7, 2013) — Courthouse News Service reports that the owner of Texan RV Park in Athens discriminated against and evicted a transgender woman and her partner, Obama administration lawyers say in a potentially landmark lawsuit.

(Oct. 7, 2013) — How do you get into the workamper lifestyle and develop enough income to support yourself while traveling across America? You can find out Nov. 2–3 during Workamper Discovery Days at Shadow Hills RV Resort in Indio, Calif.

(Oct. 7, 2013) — “Taken together, this collection celebrates the ‘soft rugged’ camping experience KOA provides, reflecting the belief that camping is an important and positive life experience,” said Gast. “It shows how camping brings families and friends together, escaping the humdrum everyday experience in favor of the exciting, restorative outdoor experience enjoyed by young and old alike.”

(Oct. 4, 2013) — WatertownDailyTimes.com reports that 59-year-old Joseph A. Sarcone Jr., co-owner of Cedar Pines Campgrounds in Osceola, has been accused of damaging a DirecTV dish belonging to a camper.

(Oct. 4, 2013) — Area law enforcement is seeking information on a string of burglaries at campgrounds along Interstate 90 late Tuesday, Oct. 1 into early Wednesday, Oct. 2, reports the Chamberlain Oacoma Sun.

(Oct. 3, 2013) — Residents of Frenchman’s Creek Park Motel and Campground in Fort Erie were shocked on Friday when they received notices from the owners that the site was being closed and they had to be completely evacuated by Wednesday, reports the Times of Fort Erie.

(Oct. 3, 2013) — Thanks to weather technology and advanced emergency alerts, Hey Daddy RV Park in Ada may soon become one of the safest in the state of Oklahoma, writes KTEN.

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