Ventura KOA ‘Severely Damaged’ Due To Wildfires

The Ventura Ranch Kampgrounds of America (KOA) Holiday in Santa Paula, Calif., has been closed indefinitely due to south California’s Thomas Fire, which has continued to gain steam due to dry air and heavy wind. Michael Gast, vice president of communications at KOA, told Woodall’s Campground Management, sister publication to, that the campground has been “severely […]

Northgate Resorts Expands Park Portfolio in 2017

With revenues doubling, 2017 was an exciting year for everyone at Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Northgate Resorts. It was capped in late October with the announcement that Northgate had broken ground on a multimillion dollar project to convert a former 550-acre Girl Scout camp in Golden Valley, N.C. into a Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort, the ninth Jellystone […]

ARVC Conference Caps a Robust Year in Raleigh

Hundreds of National Association of RV Parks and Campground Association (ARVC) members gathered Nov. 6-10 at the Raleigh Convention Center in downtown Raleigh, N.C., as the organization hosted its 2017 Outdoor Hospitality Conference and Expo (OHCE) meeting. The event offered attendees the opportunity to reconnect with old friends, attend educational seminars, peruse new products and receive updates on […]

Workamper Rendezvous Draws 240 To Arkansas

Work camping is catching on in a big way and that growing interest was on full display during the Workamper Rendezvous held Oct. 16-20 in Herber Springs, Ark. Workamper News owner Steve Anderson told Woodall’s Campground Management (WCM), sister publication to RVBusiness, that his organization has been busy trying to keep up with the 50-plus new members […]

FMCA Honors Past Presidents at RV Hall of Fame

Dozens of Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) members gathered at the RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum in Elkhart, Ind., on Saturday (Oct. 14) to reunite with friends, share stories and honor the association’s past presidents as part of the FMCA Presidential Honor Dinner. Current FMCA President Jon Walker said the event, the first its kind […]

Hot & Dry Conditions Stoking Oregon Wildfires

It has been a hot, dry summer for most of Oregon and unfortunately that has meant wildfires have been a huge issue for the majority of the state. The National Integrated Drought Information System has placed most of Oregon in a short-term “moderate drought” pattern, with the southern portions of the state seeing “abnormally dry” conditions. […]

Cornwell: Campgrounds in Keys a Big Concern

Residents in the southern portion of Florida are starting to assess the damage after Hurricane Irma ripped through the state with 130 mph winds and left some areas completely cut off from power and water. The Associated Press was reporting Tuesday (Sept. 12) that some residents were being allowed back onto some of the islands […]