S’More Good Stuff: KOA Campgrounds to Offer Electric Vehicle Charging Stations and Other RV News

Dec 2, 2021 | News & Events

S’More Good Stuff: KOA Campgrounds to Offer Electric Vehicle Charging Stations and Other RV News

By Togo RV

In this weekly roundup, Togo RV shares the top stories and features that are impacting and shaping the RV community. We cover everything from news and travel updates to gear and gadgets, and all the good stuff in between.


NEWS
NEWS

What Can the National Park Service Do With $1.7 Billion?

A major revitalization of public lands across the U.S. is in the works. The National Park Service (NPS) is slated to receive $1.7 billion in funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021. The first priority will be improvements to the 12,000 miles of roadways running through NPS sites. According to the National Parks Conservation Association, nearly 40 percent of roads are in need of repair. Other projects could include deferred maintenance, parking access, wildlife management, and trail enhancements. The infrastructure funds will be in addition to those added under the 2020 Great American Outdoors Act.

Read more from National Parks Traveler
NEWS
NEWS

Yosemite’s Largest Campgrounds to Close for Repairs

Campers will be disappointed to hear that three of Yosemite’s largest campgrounds will be temporarily closed in upcoming years for major upgrades to campsites, roadways, utilities, and restrooms. The longest closure affects Tuolumne Meadows, which could be closed until 2024 or 2025. Since this is Yosemite’s largest campground (with more than 300 sites), it will mean a significant reduction in campsite availability at the park. Bridalveil Creek and Crane Flat will also undergo improvements, with reopenings expected in 2023.

Read more from My San Antonio
RIGS
RIGS

Meet the ‘2022 RV of the Year’

The competition was stiff for RVBusiness magazine’s “2022 RV of the Year” contest, with five finalists and one ultimate winner. The Keystone Arcadia 370RL took the top prize due to its innovations in engineering and functionality. The non-conventional front cap and crawlspace chassis found on this trailer sets the foundation for cutting edge features, both inside and out. Other finalists included the Ember RV Overland Series Micro ROK, Heartland Cyclone 4014, East To West Ahara 365AL, and Winnebago EKKO (with pop-top lofted bed).

Read more from RVBusiness
Arcadia 370RL Interior | Photo courtesy of Keystone RV Company
NEWS
NEWS

Self-Driving Shuttle Buses May Be on the Horizon at National Parks

The National Park Service (NPS) strives to welcome more visitors while protecting the lands the organization preserves. With increased funding from outdoors and infrastructure legislation, the NPS is exploring eco-friendly transportation options, including self-driving shuttles to enhance traffic flow as parks see record numbers of visitors. Other transportation additions include more charging stations for electric cars and scooter and bike fleets.

Read more from USA Today
DESTINATIONS
DESTINATIONS

Furry Friends Welcome at These Weird Museums

Most museums won’t let fur babies through the doors. Luckily, BringFido rounded up a list of eclectic attractions where dogs are welcome. Introduce your pet to alien life forms at the International UFO Museum in Roswell, New Mexico, see how tiny they look next to giant redwoods at the Trees of Mystery in California, or give them a lesson in RVing at the RV Motorhome Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Indiana. Check out the complete list for more pet-friendly opportunities.

Read more from BringFido
NEWS
NEWS

KOA Campgrounds Increase Access to Electric Charging Stations

With electric vehicles growing in popularity, KOA announced an initiative to add charging stations to select campgrounds in the U.S. and Canada. KOA’s research shows 20 percent of campers have an electric vehicle compared to 12 percent of non-campers. KOA partnered with Jamestown Advanced Products to bring Level 2 chargers to campsites in 2022, with enhanced receptacles that can charge a vehicle and provide adequate amperage for RVs.

Read more from RVIA

The Outland Living Firebowl promises a no-mess, no-wait campfire in minutes. Simply attach the hose to your 20-pound propane tank, turn the knob, and enjoy a fire—with no ashes and easy cleanup. The kit also includes a weather-resistant cover to protect it from the elements. This fire pit may even be allowed in some locations with campfire bans (always check local regulations).

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