National Parks Campgrounds of Tomorrow

National Parks Campgrounds of Tomorrow

Visits to national parks hit record numbers this year during the Centennial of the National Park Service. However, overnight stays in national parks – particularly at campsites – are down. The American Recreation Coalition convened a group of visionary recreation leaders at Grand Teton National Park to discuss taking on this challenge and more during a session held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Western Governors’ Association in June. Longtime RV industry leader Mike Schneider, former CEO of Affinity Group, Inc., who co-moderated the energetic discussion, reported on some of the group’s excellent recommendations – addressing issues like visitor preferences, technology, funding and transportation – in an article for Woodall’s Campground Management. Go to funoutdoors.com/WoodallArticle to read his thought-provoking article.