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Free camping at Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge—The views will blow you away

We pulled into Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge to set up camp in the late afternoon. It took an hour or so to set up...

Operating an RV park: Ongoing progress, and a visit from RVtravel.com readers!

By Machelle James As I write this, I am tired. I’ve been using our new 18” chainsaw for the past 3 days and my arms...

Want to reserve a specific campsite? Then pay up!

You wearily pull your 40-footer and toad into one of your favorite parks. All you want is to set the stabilizers down at that...

Boondocking or boondoggle? Dispersed camping simply disperses our messes

By Andy Zipser Back in the day, when my legs had considerably more spring in them and I could backpack all day long, I would...

It’s time to plan 2022 RV group trips now! Don’t wait!

With the influx of potentially hundreds of thousands of new RVers, you do not want to put off planning your 2022 RV group camping...

Ghost Town shootout puts RV campgrounds in the crosshairs

Through the latter part of the 20th century, one of the biggest tourist attractions in western North Carolina was Ghost Town in the Sky,...

Will a new player in the campground franchising business change RVing?

We recently told you about the sale of Leisure Systems Inc. (LSI), the company that runs the Jellystone Park camping franchise, to Sun Outdoors....

Operating an RV park: Last-minute projects; and why we won’t sell our “baby”

By Machelle James With the 2022 New Year quickly approaching (Oops, it's here as you read this!), we are frantically wrapping up last-minute projects. We...

You say “RV campground,” I say “summer camp” – Does it make a difference?

What’s the difference between a summer camp and an RV campground? None at all, according to Northgate Resort Ventures, which wants to transform a 170-acre...

Customer “experience” in demand: More amenities, more glitz and more wow! You’ll pay the price

To get a sense of where the commercial campground industry is heading, it’s helpful to know what campground owners are hearing. Like any other...