Tags : campgrounds

Craziest Campground Stories: Volume 1

Over on our Roadtreking Facebook Group, someone posted a challenge for members to share the craziest things they've seen or experienced in a campground. Oh boy. Here are some of the best: Toni I'll start: We were camped at Yosemite, on the valley floor, near the restrooms. We saw not just one or two, but […]Read More

EPISODE 119: The Evolution of Recreational Camping

Modern campgrounds are replete with delightful irony: an increasingly sophisticated range of utilities and conveniences services them, yet they are marketed to perpetuate the cherished American ideal of the backwoods camp.   This week, we meet Martin Hogue, a landscape architect and professor who has studied the emergence of the American campground. Hogue has produced a […]Read More

Campgrounds and temporary workers

We were surprised when we booked a couple nights at a favorite campground in Southwest Georgia the other day to be told that the place was almost full and that we could only get a spot for one of the two nights we wanted. We'd stayed at the 78-site Chehaw RV Campground in Albany, GA […]Read More

RT44: Is it Time to Have ‘No Campfire’ Zones in RV Parks?

For many, RVing, camping, and campfires go together like graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate, but there is growing concern that the fires may be getting out of control – even when safely confined to a fire pit. Most recently, for example, Chuck Woodbury, founder and publisher, RV Travel, opined that it's time for some campgrounds […]Read More

RVing’s dirty little secret: Filthy campgrounds

People wonder why we prefer boondocking over campgrounds. Here's why: Too many campgrounds are dirty. Not all. But way too many. In the bathrooms, there are almost always spiders, bugs, things in the toilets and stalls that disgust you, broken windows, mold, rusty pipes, grimy sinks. In Mississippi earlier this year, one of the showers […]Read More

RVing Peeves

Please copy and post at every campground, RV park and gas station! You know who you are, yes you, the inconsiderate. You naughty narcissists. You rowdy weekenders. We’ve got some issues here: -Barking dogs in the campground. We don’t get this one at all. It doesn’t sound cute, funny or anything but nerve wracking and […]Read More

KOA rebranding of campgrounds underway

Kampgrounds Of America's rebranding of its campgrounds based on their features and amenities has kicked off with the Billings, Montana KOA Campground, which officially becomes the Billings KOA Holiday Campground. The change is the beginning of a new brand structure for the 51-year-old iconic North American camping company.Three new brand segments will better identify the specific offerings of KOA's […]Read More

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