Breaking news for RVers, July 25, 2017

Breaking news for RVers, July 25, 2017

 

Popular business lot in Portland, Ore., frustrated by homeless RV squatters
KGW Portland 
Residents in Portland, Ore., are frustrated over an expanding number of derelict RVs parked illegally outside their homes and businesses. Multiple break-ins and robberies have occurred by the homeless tenants of these RVs and are raising concern about the safety of the neighborhood.

Parks, campgrounds closed due to flooding
QC Online
Extreme flooding has led to park and campground closures around the East Moline, Ill., area. Lundeen’s Landing, a campground located along the Rock River, along with trails located around Hennepin Canal State Park and Prophetstown State Park in Whiteside County have all been hit with temporary closures due to the flooding. Further closures will depend on the Rock River’s crest.

Towing companies for LA’s illegally parked RVs will not target homeless
LA Daily News
Following the loss of two major towing contractors in the LA area, new companies emerge and promise to help rid of LA’s abundant illegally parked RVs. The new companies have pledged to work closely with tenants to try to get them moved to a legal spot, but most RVs remain unregistered, and unmoved for 72 hours.

Man reported missing from Wisconsin campground
Fox 11
Sheriff’s officials are now looking for a man who walked out of the Morgan Lake campground in Florence County. Last seen Sunday around 3 a.m., Alexander Glenn had last left the area after a heated argument. Described as roughly 5’10’’ and around 140 pounds, he was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt, blue jeans and boots. Anyone with further information is asked to call Florence County Sheriff’s Office at 1-800-235-9897.

Nine RVs burn in tightly packed Pennsylvania campground
US News
A fire blazed across a Western Pennsylvania campground early Monday morning, damaging and destroying nine RVs parked within just 10 feet of each other. No one was hurt in the fire.



Campground tenant claims owner refuses to let him dump sewage
KOAA-TV
A campground owner in Cripple Creek, Colo., has been accused of refusing to allow a tenant to use a campground dump station over a disagreement that began several months ago. Lost Burrow Campground tenant Frank Wilson claims that the refusal began over the weekend with the owner stating that waste removal was only available on weekdays.

State touts improvements at Kenneth L. Wilson Campground in Woodstock
Daily Freeman News
The Kenneth Wilson Campground in Woodstock, N.Y., has finally completed a $400,000 renovation. Improvements included new fishing area, kayak launch, playground and restroom upgrades. Many improvements are also ADA-accessible.

Camping World adds new stores in Michigan and Texas
Chicago Daily Herald
Camping World has added Michigan’s American RV as well as Jack Sisemore Traveland in Texas. Both stores will be converted to Camping World super centers.

Campgrounds closed during manhunt in North Carolina’s Pisgah Forest area
ABC
Effective immediately, the entire area east of Highway 276 and South of the Blue Ridge Parkway on the Pisgah Ranger District in North Carolina is closed including all campgrounds and campsites in the area. The search is still on for Phillip Michael Stroupe, II, wanted for numerous charges including armed robbery and breaking and entering. Campground closures currently include North Mills River Campground and Wash Creek Group Horse Camp, but others may be closed later. The suspect is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information is asked to call 911 immediately.

Wildfire risk prompts campfire ban at Northern California campground
The Sacramento Bee
Placer County has announced that, beginning the 24th, it will ban all campfires at the Bear River Park and Campground through October 1. In a move to reduce the high risk of wildfires, officials feel that it’s necessary to implement the restriction to protect the communities and wilderness from the potential wildfires, while still keeping the park open and safe.



French “glampground” opens in first U.S. location
NewHampshire.com
A French camping chain has opened its first U. S. location in Albany’s White Mountains. The former 50-acre RV Park has been “glamorized” into a seasonal cabin colony boosting a new water and sewer system, heated swimming pool and even crepes and wine available to customers. The cabins host wine and cheese tastings, cooking demonstrations, and outdoor evening entertainment. The cost of the project is  50 million dollars.

Vandalism increases in National Parks
Newser
Vandalism is on the rise in National Parks. Mesa Verde, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Colorado, has been a top target. The park, and others, are hoping to find a way to discourage visitors from damaging the sacred lands.

Campground closed due to illegal outhouses
Squamish Chief
“Campground closed due to silly bureaucracy” a sign reads outside of the entrance gate of British Columbia’s Mamquam River Campground. After opening July 1, John Harvey of the Mamquam River Access Society has been forced to close the new, affordable and highly anticipated campground due to the four on-site outhouses not being ‘approved’. Vancouver Coastal Health’s environmental health department issued a Public Health Act Order in response to an unapproved holding tank at the campground. Harvey is currently working with officials and enlisting help from the community for support to resolve the issue.


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