State Parks Impact Alabama’s Economy

An earlier story detailed the economic benefits for communities located near national parks and other recreation and scenic hot spots. The National Park Service concluded that, nationwide, the country’s parks contributed more than $14.7 billion to gateway communities in 2012. A recent study conducted in Alabama concluded the State Park System also makes significant contributions […]

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Catherine’s Landing & AdventureWorks Announce Partnership

Memphis, Tennessee-based RVC Outdoor Destinations, a provider of high-quality outdoor resort properties in the United States, announced the grand opening of AdventureWorks, Hot Springs at its Catherine’s Landing outdoor destination. “Guests are seeking high-quality, memorable experiences.” said Andy Cates, CEO and general partner of RVC Outdoor Destinations, in a news release. “As we continue to […]

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National Forests are Prime Recreation Destinations

US Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack released findings of a visitor survey that shows US Forest Service lands are great recreation destinations that provide health benefits to tourists and $11 billion in tourist spending to businesses and communities that serve the more than 160 million forest visitors. “When Americans spend time enjoying the great […]

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Grub Hub Camp Kitchen Promotes Sustainable Camping

For many people base camping is a tradition that makes it possible to enjoy hiking, mountain biking, climbing, rafting, photography, fishing, hunting, surfing, and other outdoor activities, often many miles from home. “Unfortunately ‘car camping’ or ‘base camping’ is often associated with high impacts to the environment,” claims GrubHubUSA company president Joe Baughman in a […]

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