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44-site RV park now open at the Little Creek Casino Resort near Shelton, Washington

Little Creek Casino Resort, the Squaxin Island Tribe’s casino located in Shelton, Washington, has opened a full-hookup RV park.

The newly constructed 1.75-acre lot has 44 sites and offers a television connection, Wi-Fi hotspot, pet area, drinking water connection, AC power, bathhouse, sewer connection and coin-operated laundry. The park is easily accessible via Highway 101 and the cost is $35 per night.

Little Creek Casino Resort RV Park Diagram

44-site RV park now open at the Little Creek Casino Resort near Shelton, Washington

“The opening of the RV Park is just the latest of a number of enhancements we’ve recently introduced at Little Creek Casino Resort,” said CEO Michael Starr. “We continue to improve the overall guest experience as we solidify our standing as a destination leader in the Pacific Northwest.

Other amenities added in the last year at the resort include Salish Cliffs Golf Club, which after opening in September 2011 has already been ranked one of the top courses in the state of Washington by national golf publications, the Skookum Spirit Cigar and Wine Lounge, featuring more than 70 different premium cigar names, top-shelf spirits and a tapas menu, and Seven Inlets Spa, a full-service venue with state-of-the-art personal care suites, a relaxation and meditation room and eucalyptus steam rooms.

For more information on Little Creek Casino Resort, or to book a reservation, visit www.little-creek.com or call (800) 667-7711.

About Little Creek Casino Resort

Owned and operated by the Squaxin Island Tribe, Little Creek Casino Resort features nearly 190 finely appointed rooms, eight dining choices and authentic Indian art decorating the atrium-style main lobby area, which is built with wood, stone and glass. More than 1,000 slot machines and table games await casino guests, including poker, blackjack, craps, roulette and Texas Hold-Em. Top-quality, live entertainment — comedy, music and other shows — perform in Skookum Creek Event Center, which hosts business and other events for up to 2,000 guests.

Camping family Washington State ParkWashington State is considering being the first in the nation to make its Parks Department self-sustaining. Facing a $3 billion budget deficit, Democratic Gov. Christine Gregoire is proposing cutting funding to zero.

“We were broke,” said Marty Brown, director of the state Office of Financial Management. “Of all the entities in state government, it (the Parks Dept.) was one we thought actually had possibilities of income generation.”

Change is taking root. Up until 2011 it was free to enter state parks for the day. Now there’s a $10 a day use fee, which can be avoided if visitors buy a Discover Pass for $30 — good for all parks for a calendar year. Sales for the Discover Pass have so far been disappointing.

In an effort to boost revenue, vending machines and concession buildings are starting to pop up. Also, small cabins are being built at campgrounds attracting visitors who are willing to pay more than the price for a camp site.

Things under consideration: variable pricing, charging more during peak season and less during the winter months. The staff of 123 park rangers was deemed expendable, prompting anger from some park advocate groups.

In the Washington State Parks Department, labor accounts for 85 percent of the budget. It’s less than half that much for private companies. Retirees are frequently tapped to live and work at the parks.

Some believe private companies can actually improve the experience people have at state parks. Lower salaries allow for more money to go into maintenance and marketing.

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Camping World is celebrating the grand opening of its new Jacksonville location, officially named Camping World of Jacksonville.

Formerly Suncoast RV, Camping World of Jacksonville encompasses both a Camping World retail store and Camping World RV Sales dealership. It is located at 9012 Beach Blvd.

The grand-opening celebration, which began with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 4, runs through next Sunday. Customers will find a good selection of hundreds of new and pre-owned RVs. In addition, there are daily camping accessory and parts specials, plus free door prizes to the first 50 customers each day and free coloring books for children. There will also be free lunch on Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the grand-opening event.

“With its abundance of outdoor recreational activities and natural attractions, Jacksonville is an ideal location for Camping World,” said Camping World of Jacksonville General Manager of RV Sales Matt Bateh. “We look forward to continue serving the Florida, Southern Georgia and Jacksonville areas.

“This store – along with our new Birmingham store – is the first step to reaching 100 stores by 2014. We believe that the Greater Jacksonville market needed a full-service solution for RVers,” said Marcus Lemonis, Camping World’s chairman and CEO.

Camping World is the world’s largest retailer of recreational vehicles and provides outdoor enthusiasts more than 8,000 RV parts and accessories, service and collision centers along with other products and services to enhance the RV and outdoor lifestyle.

Today, the Lincolnshire, Ill.-based company serves more than 4 million RV enthusiasts with more than 81 RV lifestyle retail locations.

Camping World provides retail sale, finance, service and rental of recreational vehicles, with more than $300 million of new and used recreational vehicle inventory representing more than 13 RV manufacturers and 150 brand names.

In addition, Camping World currently operates in 33 states, including Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

For more information on Camping World of Jacksonville, call 1-877-508-5417 or go to campingworldofjacksonville.com.

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