Calif. RV Park Owners on Alert; Wildfires Still Rage

With more than a dozen active wildfires spread throughout the entire state, California campground owners are dealing with billowing smoke and hoping that their livelihood is spared from the unprecedented devastation. Through Aug. 5, officials from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) said that the state has dealt with 3,981 fires, […]

Campgrounds Near Calif. Fires Deal With Smoke

The threat of the Ferguson Fire and the increasing presence of smoke has caused reservations to drop at High Sierra RV Park in Oakhurst, Calif., according to the park’s general manager Kathy Frye. “We were packed in the weeks before the fire started,” she noted to Woodall’s Campground Management (WCM). “But now we have quite a few […]

Maine Park Preparing For ‘Today Show’ Arrival

Sagadahoc Bay Campground in Georgetown, Maine, has been a hive of activity since representatives from NBC’s“The Today Show” called a little over a week ago informing them that Al Roker would like to shoot part of the July 24 morning program from the park, according to park owners Eric and Patricia Kosalka. Patricia Kosalka told Woodall’s Campground Management, sister publication […]

Mudslides, Fires Impacting Tourism in Colorado

Mary Arlington, executive director of the Colorado Campground and Lodging Owners Association, said that wildfires and follow-up rain have had a “negative impact on tourism in many parts of Colorado.” “While nearly all campgrounds have not been closed or evacuated this summer, 2018 cancellations have been off the charts,” Arlington told Woodall’s Campground Management (WCM), sister publication […]

Earlier School Start Dates Impact Campgrounds

For families with school-aged children summer break is filled with a slew of activities from vacations to summer jobs and just generally more time to spend outdoors, away from the routine of the school year. For campground owners, especially those in the northern states, this is typically the busiest time of the year, according to […]

Q&A: Campground Exec Zbierski Offers Updates

Editor’s Note: Cyndy Zbierski, executive director of the Northeast Campground Association (NCA), spoke with RVBusiness sister company Woodall’s Campground Management about how NCA was doing in 2018 and some of the recent trends she has noticed in the campground arena. Zbierski has been involved in the campground sector since childhood. Her father, David Tetrault, was the […]

Why Didn’t Goodyear Recall Tire After Issues?

In June 2002, facing numerous complaints about a tire that had been installed on thousands of motorhomes, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. put out a service bulletin with one RV manufacturer to replace the tires for certain owners, free of charge. By then, Goodyear had received at least 20 injury and death claims over failures […]