August 2, 2010 in Idaho, Outdoors

RV camping interest remains strong in Idaho

Associated Press

BOISE — The recession doesn’t appear to have hurt RV camping in Idaho, with private and state-run campgrounds that offer services to motor homes reporting rising bookings and robust business.

The Idaho Statesman reports camper registrations at Kampgrounds of America climbed 7 percent between May 1 and July 15, compared with the same period last year.

And reservations at state parks are up 15 percent since July 1, according to the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation.

Anne Chambers, director of the Idaho RV Campgrounds Association, says “RVers are still out RVing.”

Ron Lundquist, manager of the Boise-Meridian KOA just west of Idaho’s capital city, says his business has been good for several years.

But he has observed a changing demographic: He now sees more well-off travelers with RVs worth a half-million dollars.

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