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Family Fun at South Carolina’s Lakewood Camping Resort

March 15, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Family Fun at South Carolina’s Lakewood Camping Resort

Splashing, sliding and laughter fill the air at Lakewood Camping Resort as families enjoy all the exciting activities in the new water park. Guests can ride 530 feet of slip-sliding fun on three open/enclosed waterslides, including two tube slides and a speed slide, for adrenaline rushes galore. A 525-foot lazy river surrounds the slides and beckons guests to leisurely float the day away. Kids will love the fun-filled interactive water play area with a tower of activities and a tidal wave of fun. The water park area also is home to Tranquility Beach, which offers unbelievable views of the blue Atlantic as you relax in comfortable Adirondack chairs. Ready for a snack? The new Funtastic Beach picnic area is the perfect spot. The management of Lakewood just continues to add fun. The resort is already filled with countless family activities, including indoor and outdoor tropical pools; an 18-hole miniature golf course; pedal boats, canoes, kayaks and bicycles; basketball, volleyball and bocce... [Read more...]

Carefree’s Awe-Inspiring Indian Wells Resort

March 15, 2014 by · 3 Comments 

Carefree’s Awe-Inspiring Indian Wells Resort

Just 120 miles east of Los Angeles in the heart of the Coachella Valley lie the desert towns of Indio and Palms Springs. Picture a place where the average winter temperature is 77 degrees and the warm days cool off to starry nights. The Coachella Valley is like no other, and it’s not just the glitz and glamour of Palm Springs that’s put the region on the map. For a more outdoorsy adventure, take our advice and go where the locals go. From the Indian Wells RV Resort, you are just minutes from more natural beauty than one person could describe. Spend a day at the Coachella Valley Desert Preserve; this oasis in the desert is free to the public. Take a walk throughout the 20,000-acre preserve or join a guided hike where you’re bound to see desert wildlife. Make sure you save time to visit the Coachella Valley History Museum. The museum is much more than great artifacts. It is also home to a historic 1909 local Schoolhouse and the world’s only Date Museum. Tour the museum and learn... [Read more...]

Top Destination RV Parks

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Top Destination RV Parks

Hang out with Mickey in Disney World or contemplate the sheer power of Niagara Falls. Stay at the Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory’s  Top Destination Parks for great camping experiences near some of North America’s most popular travel spots. Check out popular destinations during the day and relax in comfort in the evening at RV parks that make it their business to take care of fun-seeking travelers. Many parks on this list specialize in serving visitors to nearby destinations. Memphis Graceland RV Park and Campground, for example, is situated just two minutes from Elvis Presley’s legendary home and is linked to the “official site of the King of rock ‘n’ roll.” Staff members are eager to help guests plan their visits to this legendary residence. Feel like racing? make a visit to Charlotte Motor Speedway, which offers camping in the infield of the South Carolina raceway. Some parks enhance the customer experience by facilitating visits to... [Read more...]

Sunbelt RV Parks Report Record Number of Snowbirds

March 12, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Sunbelt RV Parks Report Record Number of Snowbirds

Resurgence of the Polar vortex and snow in 49 of the 50 states was good news for the Sunbelt. Las Vegas RV Resort © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved Campgrounds in southern California, Texas, Florida, and Arizona are seeing a boom in occupancy for December–March with travelers seeking a respite from this winter’s ravaging snow and plummeting temperatures. The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) reports that more than 1 million RVers will use their RV this winter to head to warmer climates, spending on average 12 weeks at campgrounds throughout the Sunbelt. “RVing has always been popular in the winter months but this year has been exceptionally successful for campgrounds. Every segment of traveler is discovering that RVing is affordable, easy and most importantly, flexible,” says Richard Coon, RVIA president. “RVers can stay at a campground for as long as they would like or travel throughout the season without worrying about any long-term commitments, an... [Read more...]

Top Pet Parks in the Desert Southwest

February 15, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Top Pet Parks in the Desert Southwest

Take your pets with you for  snowbird adventures when you travel to these RV parks in the southwest United States. At Good Life RV Resort, a Cal Am Resort in Mesa, Arizona, pets can run loose in a new, fenced-in dog park equipped with ramps, hoops and other dexterity equipment designed for exercise and fun. Two other Cal Am Resorts—Sun Life RV Resort  in Mesa Sunflower RV Resort in Surprise—also welcome pets. To the east, American RV Park in Albuquerque features a dog park located conveniently near the center of the park, making it easy for guests to give their pooches some much-needed exercise.

Feel Welcome at Carefree’s Southern Charm Resort

January 16, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Feel Welcome at Carefree’s Southern Charm Resort

As its name implies, Southern Charm Carefree RV resort offers the legendary hospitality that’s well known in the region below the Mason Dixon Line. Located in historic Zephyrhills, Florida, Southern Charm is surrounded by trees, and the 497 grassy full-hookup sites include concrete patios and private picnic tables. On the picturesque grounds, guests can leisurely stroll down the dock to enjoy the quaint gazebo, which is surrounded by water. Ready for a dip? Simply slip into the relaxing hot tub or jump into the resort’s heated swimming pool. Other on-site activities available include sand volleyball, horseshoes, billiards and shuffleboard. The community’s social calendar boasts group crafts, dance lessons, bingo, card games, ice cream socials and outdoor country star music shows several times a season. Southern Charm is also Rally Central‑groups will find lots of space for gatherings and facilities to handle events of all sizes. The grounds include a large recreation hall with... [Read more...]

Relax at Carefree’s Rainbow Village in Largo

January 16, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Relax at Carefree’s Rainbow Village in Largo

Rainbow Village in Largo, Florida, covers the full spectrum of RV relaxation. RVers who enter won’t want to leave this tranquil resort, situated in one of Sunshine State’s  most compelling regions. Located in vibrant Largo—the fourth largest city in the Tampa Bay area—Rainbow Village RV Resort provides a peaceful retreat for the resort’s 55-plus community. The 307 well-manicured, grassy sites are spacious enough to accommodate the big rigs, and many also include private picnic tables and concrete pads. Carefree’s Rainbow Village nurtures a close-knit community by maintaining a busy activities schedule that includes crafts, dancing, bingo, church services, power walking and all sort of card games. Friends old and new come together playing billiards, shuffleboard, Pétanque, bocce ball, horseshoes and swimming in the heated pool. Amenities include Wi-Fi access, barbecues, laundry facilities, 30/50-amp power, a pet area and a library. Musical events will keep guests... [Read more...]

Top Snowbird Parks Selected by the Good Sam RV Travel Guide

January 16, 2014 by · 3 Comments 

Top Snowbird Parks Selected by the <I>Good Sam RV Travel Guide</I>

The Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory has released its list of Top Snowbird Parks for 2014. These select Sun Belt RV parks stand out for their amenities and accommodations for winter travelers seeking fun in the sun. Located across the warm-weather band that stretches from California to the southeast, each of the Top Snowbird Parks offers activities, services and comforts tailored to travelers who have trekked across a continent—sometimes as far as 3,000 miles—and often stay in their snowbird roosts for months at a time. Some of the list’s highlights:  • RV parks on the list accommodate snowbird travelers with luxuries that include pools, spas, fitness centers or golf courses. • Snowbird parks generally cultivate vibrant winter communities that offer social events, classes and tours to surrounding attractions. • The snowbird parks on the list represent a wide variety of ecosystems and cultures, from the lowland coastal areas of Florida to the high deserts... [Read more...]

Carefree’s Red Oaks Lets the Good Times Roll

January 16, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Carefree’s Red Oaks Lets the Good Times Roll

A great time can be found throughout the 130 tree-filled acres that encompass Carefree’s Red Oaks RV Resort in Bushnell, Florida. In addition to ample sites, Red Oaks boasts line dances, karaoke nights and square dances along with jam sessions. Get to know your Red Oaks neighbors during our quilting bees, bingo games, ice cream socials, water aerobics and more. Visitors are welcomed by more than 1,000 full-hookup sites that are spacious enough to accommodate RVs of any size, plus additional spaces that allow for tent camping. Guests can also have fun at the shuffleboard courts, at the horseshoe pits, in each of the three heated pools and the resort’s  hot tub. Anglers can cast a line at on-site fishing at four retention ponds, and pet owners can turn their furry friends loose at a spacious dog park with separate areas for large and small breeds. Rallies are the park’s specialty. The grounds are well-equipped to accommodate large groups, boasting five laundry facilities,... [Read more...]

2014 Top Parks Announced by Good Sam RV Travel Guide

January 8, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

2014 Top Parks Announced by <I>Good Sam RV Travel Guide</I>

The Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory announced its monthly Top Parks lists for 2014. Every month, the guide will release an article and press release that focuses on RV parks that stand out in a particular category, ranging from RV parks with great golf facilities to parks with great scenery. Top Park categories: January Top Snowbird RV Parks This roundup recognizing RV parks in America’s sunbelt that cater to RVers who travel south during the winter. Parks on this list offer amenities and services designed for long-term snowbird visitors. Click here for the full article and list of parks. February Top Pet Friendly RV Parks These parks allow pets and offer animal-friendly amenities and services, including dog runs, treats and other perks tailored for pet owners. Click here for the full article and list of parks. March Top Destination RV Parks These parks are located in or within close proximity to popular travel spots, such as Disneyworld in Orlando, Florida, and... [Read more...]

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