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The Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) is sponsoring the 20th Annual Northwest Michigan Camper & RV Show, March 30-April 1, 2012, at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center in downtown Traverse City.

Over 50 new recreation vehicles will be on display including folding campers, travel trailers and fifth wheel travel trailers. There’s something for everyone — prices from $4,000 to more than $75,000. Booths featuring parts and accessories, campground information, on site RV financing and RV rentals make this the complete RV show experience.

The new, 2012 RV & Campsite, a guide to camping in Michigan, will be available free to consumers. Coupons for $1 off any adult or senior admission are available on, Big Boy restaurants and Traverse City area TBA Credit Unions. Consumers can also register to win free tickets to the show on, compliments of Big Boy.

The 20th Annual Northwest Michigan Camper & RV Show will be held at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center March 30-April 1, and is open Friday 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The cost for adult admission (ages 13 and up) is $5; senior admission (ages 55 and older) is $4; children ages 12 and under are admitted free. Parking is also free.

The show is sponsored by the Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC), a member organization representing all aspects of the camping and RV industries.

Consumers can call 517.349.8881 or visit for additional information on the RV show.

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is taking another look at its plan to close 23 state forest campgrounds.

The campgrounds are in the northern Lower Peninsula and the Upper Peninsula and aren’t used much. The DNR proposed closing them to save money at a time of budget cutbacks.

Director Rodney Stokes had planned to sign a closure order Thursday. But spokeswoman Mary Dettloff says it was delayed so the department can talk with local governments interested in running some of the campgrounds.

Officials also will consider having state park officials take over maintenance of certain forest campgrounds, which are more primitive than those at the parks. Dettloff says the parks division has already agreed to operate the Lime Island campground.

But she says some forest campgrounds probably will close.


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