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Wine Drops Creekside Camping Owner Envisions Growth, Enhancements for Off-Grid Glamping Property

Victoria Carruth, the driving force behind Wine Drops Creekside Camping, continues to invest in the future of her glamping business. In an exclusive interview, the CEO of LVK Development Corporation unveiled an expansion plan set to transform the Tellico Plains, Tennessee property.

British Columbia’s Outdoor Recreation Fund Invests $42,500 in Kootenay Region

Four Kootenay organizations received $42,500 from B.C.’s Outdoor Recreation Fund to enhance environmental education and nature-based experiences.

Luxury Safari-Inspired Glamping Resort Opens in New Jersey

Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey unveiled Savannah Sunset Resort & Spa, offering a unique African safari glamping experience within its 350-acre wildlife park.

New Calcutta/West Point KOA Journey Opens Near Local Attractions in Lisbon

Kampgrounds of America (KOA) introduced the Calcutta/West Point KOA Journey in Lisbon, offering new pull-thru full-hookup RV sites and deluxe cabins with full baths. This latest addition aims to provide a comfortable and convenient base for exploring the area’s historical and natural attractions.

Family-Friendly Wisconsin Campgrounds Offer Blend of Modern Amenities, Old-Fashioned Fun

WisconsinCampgrounds.com has spotlighted 19 campgrounds across the state that offer a mix of modern amenities and old-fashioned activities, from log rolling and cardboard boat regattas to adult-size teeter-totters.

CRR Hospitality Wins Arizona Top Workplaces 2024 Award

CRR Hospitality has been named a winner of the Arizona Top Workplaces 2024 award by AZ Central, based solely on employee feedback collected through Energage LLC’s survey. This accolade highlights CRR Hospitality’s commitment to fostering a positive and supportive work environment for its team members.

New Study Shows 75% of Large Group Campers Believe Camping Brings Them Closer to Family

A recent research report titled “Creating Memories Together: How Campgrounds Can Thrive by Welcoming Large Groups” reveals that 75% of large group campers find that their camping experiences significantly enhance family relationships. Scott Bahr, president of Cairn Consulting Group, emphasizes that campgrounds catering to large groups not only boost their business but also play a crucial role in fostering stronger family ties.

Serendipity Resort & Campground Completes 40 New RV Sites

Oasis Experiences has completed 40 new RV sites at Serendipity Resort & Campground in Brownsville, Tennessee, expanding the campground’s capacity by 50% to meet the growing demand for long-term RV accommodations. The new sites, available for leases starting July 1, address the increasing need for affordable housing driven by the nearby Ford Blue Oval campus.

Japanese-Inspired Campground Opens on Washington’s Coast

A Japanese-built campground has opened on Washington’s coast, representing a $20 million renovation by outdoor gear company Snow Peak. Located in Long Beach, the Campfield spans 25 acres and offers diverse camping options, including tent sites and micro cabins, emphasizing a deep connection with nature.

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Chautauqua County Launches Interactive Trails Map to Enhance Outdoor Recreation Access

Chautauqua County has unveiled an innovative resource for outdoor enthusiasts with the launch of its Interactive Trails Map and accompanying mobile app, available at CHQTrails.org.

Montauk State Park Reopens Campground Loop 4 After Upgrades

Montauk State Park reopened Campground Loop 4 following upgrades, offering improved camping experiences with modernized infrastructure and reliable power supply.

Saskatchewan Provincial Parks to Host Exciting Summer Events Lineup for July, August

Saskatchewan’s provincial parks are set to host a thrilling summer lineup of diverse activities and events for July and August, offering visitors an array of experiences ranging from musical performances and cultural exhibitions to interactive historical reenactments and festive celebrations.

Alabama Highlights Nature-Friendly Glamping Opportunities for Outdoor Enthusiasts

Alabama highlights numerous glamping opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts, particularly along the Gulf Coast. Gulf State Park offers a seamless blend of nature and luxury with its diverse accommodations.

RV Technical Institute’s 2023 Report Highlights Advances in Technician Training

The RV Technical Institute’s 2023 annual report highlighted significant progress in addressing the industry’s demand for skilled technicians through comprehensive training programs, advanced curriculum development, and targeted recruitment efforts.

MC Fireside Chats: Exciting Lineup of Industry Leaders to Join the Next Episode

Catch the upcoming MC Fireside Chats to hear from top industry leaders. Make sure to watch and discover the latest trends transforming outdoor hospitality

Wine Drops Creekside Camping Owner Envisions Growth, Enhancements for Off-Grid Glamping Property

Victoria Carruth, the driving force behind Wine Drops Creekside Camping, continues to invest in the future of her glamping business. In an exclusive interview, the CEO of LVK Development Corporation unveiled an expansion plan set to transform the Tellico Plains, Tennessee property.

Los Flores Ranch Park Gears Up for 15th Anniversary

Los Flores Ranch Park in Santa Maria Valley will celebrate its 15th anniversary with community activities, showcasing its 1,774 acres of recreational open space and 20+ miles of multi-use trails.

Michigan Distributes $24M in Spark Grants to Boost Outdoor Recreation Spaces

Michigan’s Council for Foundations and Department of Natural Resources partnered to distribute $24 million in Spark Grants, revitalizing public recreation spaces in 29 communities hit hardest by COVID-19.

Johnetta Campground Sold: New Owners Secure 400 Acres Along Allegheny River

Johnetta Campground along the Allegheny River in Pennsylvania changed ownership as part of a $2 million, 400-acre land sale, with new owners committed to maintaining its operation as a campground.

RV Technical Institute, Blue Compass RV to Team Up for 2024 ASCA Conference

The RV Technical Institute is partnering with Blue Compass RV for the 2024 American School Counselor Association Conference in Kansas City, from July 13 to July 16, to connect with counselors and administrators and educate them about the Institute’s certified RV technician career path, aiming to integrate this curriculum into high schools and encourage students to consider careers in skilled trades.

British Columbia’s Outdoor Recreation Fund Invests $42,500 in Kootenay Region

Four Kootenay organizations received $42,500 from B.C.’s Outdoor Recreation Fund to enhance environmental education and nature-based experiences.

Luxury Safari-Inspired Glamping Resort Opens in New Jersey

Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey unveiled Savannah Sunset Resort & Spa, offering a unique African safari glamping experience within its 350-acre wildlife park.

Dragonfly Energy Partners with Fraserway RV to Expand Presence in Canada

Dragonfly Energy partnered with Canada’s largest RV dealer Fraserway RV, expanding its presence in the Canadian market and offering Battle Born Batteries as a customer upgrade option.

Council Approves Swimming Pool Upgrade at Bowland Fell Holiday Park

North Yorkshire Council approves planned for a new, larger swimming pool at Bowland Fell Holiday Park, signaling a significant upgrade and potential boost to local tourism.

Donegal County Council Rejects Glamping Pod Proposal in Letterilly, Glenties

Donegal County Council rejected planning application for wheelchair-accessible glamping pod in Letterilly, citing concerns over location and potential impact on local amenities.

Parks Canada, St. John’s Collaborate to Create National Urban Park

Parks Canada and the City of St. John’s sign Statement of Collaboration, marking the first step towards creating a national urban park in Newfoundland and Labrador’s capital city.

Kunes Auto Group Launches Delavan Holdings, Appoints New CHRO

Kunes Auto & RV Group formed Delavan Holdings, appointed Dan Haave as CHRO to oversee diverse portfolio and enhance operations across dealerships and ventures.

Glamping Site Liquor License Application Rejected in Teton County Amid Resident Opposition

Teton County Commissioners ejected the liquor license application for a glamping site operated by Basecamp Hospitality LLC, located on state trust land off WY390. This decision, made during the July 2 regular meeting, followed significant opposition from local residents concerned about the project’s impact on the community.

The Dyrt Reveals Top 10 Hardest-to-Book Campgrounds in the US

The Dyrt revealed the Top 10 Hardest-to-Book Campgrounds in the U.S., highlighting the growing challenge of securing a campsite reservation as 84.8 million Americans embraced camping in 2023.

This Caravan Park Offers Nature-Friendly Camping Near Brecon Beacons National Park

Discover Pencelli Castle Caravan and Camping Park, a five-star retreat in the Brecon Beacons National Park offers stunning views, luxurious amenities, and a prime location for outdoor enthusiasts.

El Paso County Board to Review RV Park Rezoning on July 25

El Paso County Board of County Commissioners to make final decision on Lazy Y RV Park rezoning request following Planning Commission’s rejection.

250-Site Wabasha’s Pioneer Campsite Thrives as Family-Owned Business for 38 Years

Pioneer Campsite in Wabasha, Minnesota, has thrived as a family-owned business for nearly four decades, creating a welcoming community for campers and outdoor enthusiasts.

RVDA, Protective Asset Protection to Host Webinar for RV Dealers on July 24

The National RV Dealers Association (RVDA) and Protective Asset Protection will hold a 30-minute webinar for RV dealers on Wednesday, July 24 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern. The webinar will focus on critical steps for dealers to properly market and position F&I products as an integral part of the customer experience when buying an RV.

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MC Fireside Chats: Exciting Lineup of Industry Leaders to Join the Next Episode

Catch the upcoming MC Fireside Chats to hear from top industry leaders. Make sure to watch and discover the latest trends transforming outdoor hospitality

Johnetta Campground Sold: New Owners Secure 400 Acres Along Allegheny River

Johnetta Campground along the Allegheny River in Pennsylvania changed ownership as part of a $2 million, 400-acre land sale, with new owners committed to maintaining its operation as a campground.

Luxury Safari-Inspired Glamping Resort Opens in New Jersey

Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey unveiled Savannah Sunset Resort & Spa, offering a unique African safari glamping experience within its 350-acre wildlife park.

250-Site Wabasha’s Pioneer Campsite Thrives as Family-Owned Business for 38 Years

Pioneer Campsite in Wabasha, Minnesota, has thrived as a family-owned business for nearly four decades, creating a welcoming community for campers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Camp Fimfo Waco to Host October Concert Series Featuring Top Country Music Stars

Camp Fimfo Waco is set to host its highly anticipated October Concert Series, featuring an impressive lineup of top country music stars. Scheduled for October 11-12, the event will bring renowned artists like Travis Tritt, Chris Lane, and A Thousand Horses to the stage, promising an unforgettable experience for country music fans. Tickets go on sale July 11.

Investors Eye B.C. Campgrounds, RV Parks Amid Changing Market Dynamics

British Columbia’s campgrounds and RV parks attract investors in 2024, driven by recreational value and redevelopment potential amid evolving industry trends and regulatory landscapes.

OHI’s OHCE 2023 Recognized Among Top 50 Fastest Growing Tradeshows

The OHI’s event, the Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo (OHCE) 2023 has been recognized as one of the fastest growing tradeshows in the nation by Trade Show Executive Magazine.

Morgan County Residents Call for Re-Vote on 173-Site Campground Permit in Great Cacapon

Morgan County residents are demanding a re-vote on the controversial campground permit approved for Scenic LLC’s KOA project in Great Cacapon. Concerns over environmental impact and historical preservation have fueled the opposition, leading to calls for thorough due diligence and community engagement.

Public Comment Sought on Proposed Fee Changes at Boise National Forest

The Intermountain Region Boise Forest has announced a proposal to adjust recreation fees at multiple sites under the Recreation Enhancement Act Fee Program. The changes include the introduction of new fees and increases at various developed recreation sites.

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Camp Fimfo Waco to Host October Concert Series Featuring Top Country Music Stars

Camp Fimfo Waco is set to host its highly anticipated October Concert Series, featuring an impressive lineup of top country music stars. Scheduled for October 11-12, the event will bring renowned artists like Travis Tritt, Chris Lane, and A Thousand Horses to the stage, promising an unforgettable experience for country music fans. Tickets go on sale July 11.

Pathfinder Ventures to Expand Portfolio with $10M Alberta RV Park Acquisition

Pathfinder Ventures signed a letter of intent (LOI) to acquire an RV park in Alberta for CA$10 million, expanding its portfolio with a strategically located property near a metropolitan area that includes over 200 sites and potential for further development.

Investors Eye B.C. Campgrounds, RV Parks Amid Changing Market Dynamics

British Columbia’s campgrounds and RV parks attract investors in 2024, driven by recreational value and redevelopment potential amid evolving industry trends and regulatory landscapes.

OHI’s OHCE 2023 Recognized Among Top 50 Fastest Growing Tradeshows

The OHI’s event, the Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo (OHCE) 2023 has been recognized as one of the fastest growing tradeshows in the nation by Trade Show Executive Magazine.

Morgan County Residents Call for Re-Vote on 173-Site Campground Permit in Great Cacapon

Morgan County residents are demanding a re-vote on the controversial campground permit approved for Scenic LLC’s KOA project in Great Cacapon. Concerns over environmental impact and historical preservation have fueled the opposition, leading to calls for thorough due diligence and community engagement.

This Fredericksburg Award-Winning Resort Offers a Luxurious Camping Experience Near Popular Attractions

Fredericksburg’s Firefly Resort has been named the best RV resort in Texas and the third-best in the United States by USA Today readers. Known for its luxurious amenities and ideal location in the Texas Hill Country, the resort offers a unique vacation experience for outdoor enthusiasts.

New Calcutta/West Point KOA Journey Opens Near Local Attractions in Lisbon

Kampgrounds of America (KOA) introduced the Calcutta/West Point KOA Journey in Lisbon, offering new pull-thru full-hookup RV sites and deluxe cabins with full baths. This latest addition aims to provide a comfortable and convenient base for exploring the area’s historical and natural attractions.

Family-Friendly Wisconsin Campgrounds Offer Blend of Modern Amenities, Old-Fashioned Fun

WisconsinCampgrounds.com has spotlighted 19 campgrounds across the state that offer a mix of modern amenities and old-fashioned activities, from log rolling and cardboard boat regattas to adult-size teeter-totters.

CRR Hospitality Wins Arizona Top Workplaces 2024 Award

CRR Hospitality has been named a winner of the Arizona Top Workplaces 2024 award by AZ Central, based solely on employee feedback collected through Energage LLC’s survey. This accolade highlights CRR Hospitality’s commitment to fostering a positive and supportive work environment for its team members.

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Latest Camping News

Chautauqua County Launches Interactive Trails Map to Enhance Outdoor Recreation Access

Chautauqua County has unveiled an innovative resource for outdoor enthusiasts with the launch of its Interactive Trails Map and accompanying mobile app, available at CHQTrails.org.

Montauk State Park Reopens Campground Loop 4 After Upgrades

Montauk State Park reopened Campground Loop 4 following upgrades, offering improved camping experiences with modernized infrastructure and reliable power supply.

MC Fireside Chats: Exciting Lineup of Industry Leaders to Join the Next Episode

Catch the upcoming MC Fireside Chats to hear from top industry leaders. Make sure to watch and discover the latest trends transforming outdoor hospitality

Los Flores Ranch Park Gears Up for 15th Anniversary

Los Flores Ranch Park in Santa Maria Valley will celebrate its 15th anniversary with community activities, showcasing its 1,774 acres of recreational open space and 20+ miles of multi-use trails.

The Dyrt Reveals Top 10 Hardest-to-Book Campgrounds in the US

The Dyrt revealed the Top 10 Hardest-to-Book Campgrounds in the U.S., highlighting the growing challenge of securing a campsite reservation as 84.8 million Americans embraced camping in 2023.

Isle Royale National Park Named Best in the US by Wall Street Journal

Isle Royale National Park in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has been named the best national park in the United States, surpassing well-known destinations like Yellowstone, Denali, and Big Bend. This accolade, based on metrics including crowd size and outdoor recreation opportunities, was awarded by the Wall Street Journal.

Scouts Canada Launches ‘Camptastic’ Helpline to Aid Novice Campers with Outdoor Challenges

Scouts Canada launches ‘Camptastic’ Helpline to provide expert advice on camping challenges, offering 24/7 support for outdoor enthusiasts of all experience levels.

Online Reservations Open for Rustic Cabin at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Twelvemile Cabin at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore now open for online reservations, offering a rustic lakeside retreat in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Blackstrap Provincial Park Enhances Accessibility with New Facilities

Several provincial parks in Saskatchewan are receiving critical infrastructure upgrades to enhance visitor services and environmental sustainability. These improvements include wastewater system enhancements at The Battlefords Provincial Park, a lagoon upgrade at Danielson Provincial Park, and potable water system upgrades at Candle Lake and Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park.

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