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Spring is here which means 2015 New Jersey Campground & RV Park Guide, according to an announcement from the New Jersey Campground Owners Association (NJCOA).

As the weather warms across the state, more than 90 New Jersey campgrounds and RV parks are getting ready to welcome campers for the 2015 season. Many campgrounds and RV Parks will open in April and all will be open by Memorial Day.

New Jersey campgrounds cover the state offering campers a wide variety of camping experiences.

Campers can enjoy tubing or canoeing down the Delaware River, hiking along the Appalachian trails, visit historic sites, stay minutes from the beaches and ride the rides in some of the largest amusements parks in America.

Most campgrounds are pet friendly. They also offer a wide variety of activities (hayrides, movies, dancing, tennis, and mini golf) and modern amenities such as cabin rentals, internet access, cable TV, swimming pools, and hot showers.

Many campgrounds offer daily, weekly and seasonal site rentals. NJCOA’s Website helps people find their perfect camping spots at


1851972ANCHORAGE, Ak– A school ground isn’t your typical camp site, but these campers are doing more than just roasting marshmellows.

“It can be a free sport for the whole summer, we just ask that they provide eyes and ears adn walk around the school grounds,” Andre Camara, Camper Host Manager.

Vandalism was on the rise before the camper host program.

“Thus costing the school district thousands of dollars,” Camara.

Although there aren’t specific number, over the years with the camper host program vandalism has decreased.

“That the amount we spend on vandalism has begun to decrease each year and I can attribute that to having camper hosts provide an extra set of eyes and ears on the school grounds through out the summer,” said Camara.

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Land Between The Lakes KentuckyCampgrounds in Land Between the Lakes and other federally funded parks and wildlife refuges are closed. Signs and barricades are nearly everywhere through LBL.

Hillman Ferry and Wranglers Campgrounds and Clarks River Refuge are just a few facilities closed because of the government shutdown.

Most campers left their campsites, some stayed behind, and others are still in limbo.  One man was unable to camp and unable to get his camping equipment.

One small pad lock had a profound impact on a local man who said all he wanted was to go on vacation. Instead his stuff was trapped beyond the gate at Hillman Ferry and he said for days local law enforcement was no help, neither were the people who still live on the campground despite the fact the campground is closed.

Tom Daughhetee wants to buy a brand new camper but there’s a problem.

“It’s hard for a salesman to make a trade when they can’t see what you’ve got,” Daughhette said.

Daughhetee’s camper, truck, golf cart, and supplies were stuck at Hillman Ferry Campground.

He left two weeks ago, returned this weekend to get his property after hearing of the shutdown, but people still living within LBL wouldn’t give him the key to the gate.

“I understand the campground’s closed, we’re not asking for that, we’re just asking to get our property back,” Daughhetee said.

The instructions and number left on this door gave him hope, but he said the person on the phone was less than helpful.

So Tuesday he called, again.

We caught up with one man still living on the campground who said he and three others had permission to stay.

Daughhetee said it’s frustrating, because it’s impossible to ‘trade up’ when you can’t get your hands on your ‘trade in’.

Late Tuesday afternoon, a park ranger called Daughhetee to make arrangements to pick up his property.

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