Converting campsites to seasonal rentals raises concerns about availability

Campers at Akeley, Minnesota’s city campground protest conversion of daily and weekly campsites to seasonals at a meeting of the city council, reports the Park Rapids Enterprise. This action is likely to raise concerns far beyond Minnesota because of the decreasing number of campsites available nationally due to robust RV sales and few new campgrounds being added to the supply.…

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Forest Service enacts fire restrictions in Lassen National Forest

It’s summer. It’s hot. And the warmer, drier conditions have increased the potential for fire activity across Northern California’s Lassen National Forest, so fire restrictions were put in place Friday and will remain in effect until the end of fire season in late autumn, reported the Red Bluff Daily News. These restrictions will affect the use of campfires, stoves, smoking…

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Fire restrictions announced for Oregon forests and parks

Campfire restrictions announced for Siuslaw National Forest Lillian Schrock, Corvallis Gazette-Times, July 20, 2018 With the increasing heat and dryness that accompany summer in the West, forest managers are ramping up fire restrictions. On Friday officials of Oregon’s  Siuslaw National Forest enacted temporary fire restrictions within forest areas. The restrictions prohibit fires outside of campfire rings in developed campgrounds and…

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Popularity growing for high-end gated RV parks for fulltimers

Many retirees that have never owned an RV, or ever considered living fulltime in one, didn’t plan on starting now. But plans do change, sometimes quite dramatically. When Margie and John Stites and their three dogs rolled a 41-foot Monaco Knight motorhome into the Las Vegas Motorcoach Resort, it was supposed to be a temporary stay while their dream house…

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People living in RVs drawing ire from officials in this Idaho town

The small rural Idaho mountain town of New Meadows, like many towns across America, is facing an affordable housing shortage. This has led to more people living in RVs, and not just in RV parks – they’re all over the place. City officials say it’s becoming a problem and are starting to enforce an ordinance that’s actually been on the…

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Three-hour standoff between police and camper ends without incident

You don’t expect violence or problems with criminals at campgrounds in our national forests. But authorities forced some campers to leave their campsites at a Forest Service campground because of an altercation between law enforcement and a camper. According to Peninsula Daily News,Tommy Lee Cook III, 28, was in the Clallam County jail Saturday on $450,000 bail after a three-hour…

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Grizzly that visited Glacier NP campground wanders off, campground reopened

Attention wildlife watchers: If seeing a grizzly bear in the wild is on your bucket list, this is your chance. Glacier National Park, perched on Montana’s Continental Divide, announced that restrictions on tent camping in the Many Glacier Campground have been lifted. Hard-sided RVs were not affected. The 150-pound grizzly that provoked the initial restrictions entered the Many Glacier Campground…

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Prevent trail hiking issues with these tips

Summer is when RVers go camping and hiking, even less active ones. But whether you are a casual hiker or an end-to-end trail trekker, appropriate packing and clothing, along with knowledge of possible issues, can prevent difficulties with insects, weather and illness. “‘Be prepared’ is the Boy Scout motto, and it is one of the best ways to avoid pitfalls…

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