Campground Reservation Firms Create Merger

Reservation system provider Dallas, Texas-based Aspira, the operator of, announced in early December that it was acquiring another reservation system provider, Ontario-based Mission Management and its Astra and Campground Manager software platforms. The merger combines two of the most well-known reservation system providers in the campground and RV park sectors, according to officials at […]

ARVC’s Spring School Set For February In S.C.

The National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) is set to help campground owners grow professionally during its Eastern Campus version of the National School of RV Park and Campground Management. Set to be held from Feb. 18-22 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Resort in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Paula Horwitz, ARVC’s […]

KOA Enjoys 8 Years of Growth, Expects More

Editor’s Note: Woodalls Campground Management (WCM), sister publication to RVBusiness (RVB), caught up with Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) CEO Pat Hittmeier and President Toby O’Rourke during the 2018 International Convention & Expo in Fort Worth, Texas.  WCM: Would it be an exaggeration to say that KOA is in a good place right now, from […]

Calif. Parks Act as Destinations For Evacuees

California’s Camp Fire is now the deadliest in the state’s history, killing more than 40 so far, with more than 200 people still missing, according to CNN. The blaze, which is burning in Northern California, is not the only wildfire firefighters are dealing with. Fierce winds continue to threaten lives and homes in Southern California’s Woolsey […]

Campgrounds Deal With Cleanup from Florence

Barb Krumm, director of marketing and public relations at Ocean Lakes Family Campground in Myrtle Beach, S.C., could breathe a sigh of relief on Monday (Sept. 17) after Tropical Storm Florence passed through. “We escaped the brunt of the storm, but there is a lot of debris in the park and a few trees that fell over. […]

S.C. Park Readies as Hurricane Florence Grows

Hurricane Florence, a Category 4 hurricane, is barreling toward part of the southeastern and mid-Atlantic United States, with the potential to become a Category 5 hurricane as it nears shores, according to CNN. Expected to make landfall Thursday (Sept. 12) night, more than one million people faced mandatory evacuation orders today (Sept. 11). Powerful storm surges and […]

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, […]