Category: Destination Camping & RV Resorts
Custer State Park in the Black Hills of South Dakota has unimaginable scenery, rustic lodges, cabins, and RV and tent campsites that are open year-round. You’ll find a variety of offerings, including camping cabins, horse camps, primitive campsites, modern campsites and group camping facilities. Camping fees are collected daily and are based on the number of camping units in your party. Each campsite at Custer State Park has a gravel or paved camping pad, a fire grate and picnic table. Electric hookups are available in most campgrounds and all but a few offer flush toilets and showers. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, park staff give evening presentations at several campground amphitheaters. These talks often give campers insight into the park’s history, wildlife and natural surroundings. Custer State Park’s free roaming buffalo have been known to occasionally wander into the campgrounds. These majestic—but wild—animals should be treated with respect and visitors should... [Read more...]
The dream of buying and operating an RV park may seem impossible for folks who can’t part with the steady salary of their 9 to 5 job. New Jersey residents Carmine and Lisa Torella found a way to pursue their goal of RV park ownership without having to say goodbye to Carmine’s steady income from his non-RVing career. The couple recently bought Green Valley Beach Family Campground near Newton in Northwest New Jersey and renamed it the Great Divide Campground. The 256-site RV park is close enough to Carmine’s electrical business that he can maintain management responsibilities. The Torellas credit Recreational Business Partners (RBP), Billings, Montana, with finding an RV park close to their residence that they could purchase. “I find these two guys in Montana and they found me a campground I had never heard of and it was 35 miles from my house,” Carmine told Woodall’s Campground Management. “If that doesn’t say a lot about them and their business, I don’t know what does.” Carmine,... [Read more...]
RVs come in all shapes and sizes. So it would make sense that they come from a lot of different places, too. That’s only partially true. While RVs are made all over the U.S., one particular county lays claim to being the capital of of RV creation: Elkhart County, Indiana. The “Hollywood” of the RV industry, Elkhart makes between 50-60% of all recreational vehicles in the United States each year. Dutchman, H-L, Jayco, Gulf Stream, Keystone, Royale Coach and Winnebago all have manufacturing facilities here. So it begs the question, what makes this middle of nowhere location the center of the RV world? The answer is that it’s in middle of almost everywhere. Located midway between between Chicago, Detroit and Cleveland, Elkhart is only a small distance from a lot of major markets. As one of the first major manufacturing locations for RVs, it was heavily promoted as “the place” to build RVs. Wilbur Schult, who purchased Sportsman Trailer in 1936 promoted Elkhart to... [Read more...]
Wood’s Tall Timber Lake Resort’s 157-acre resort campground is the perfect place to enjoy the beauty and comforts that Tuscarawas County has to offer. The 7-acre lake serves as the focal point of our Resort, and we welcome you to come stay with us and relax! Our camping season is May 1 to October 31 every year, and our beach is open 10am-7pm Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, weather permitting. We pride ourselves on being a family-friendly, welcoming, safe, and thoroughly clean environment for everyone. Camping is available daily, weekly, monthly, or seasonally, and our mini cottages and 2-bedroom cottages are available for rent as well. There are various types of camping available to visitors of all kinds. We offer primitive tent sites, 30 Amp and 50 Amp electric campsites, mini cottages with bunks, and 2-bedroom cottages with all the amenities of home – a kitchen with appliances, a living room, a full bathroom, and enough sleeping room for up to 8 guests. All of... [Read more...]
Painter’s sunsets and starry nights right from your big rig pull thru site at Santa Fe Skies RV park in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico.
This top rated Woodall’s Park is so beautiful and clean. USA RV Park honors America’s veterans and also the rich traditions of Route 66. This is a “Must Stay” park in Gallup, New Mexico.
One of my favorite summer destinations in the Pacific Northwest is Vancouver Island. We first visited this large island about fourteen years ago when our daughter was very little. We were new to the region, and I was spending a fair amount of time doing research and talking to tourism representatives in British Columbia. Back then, everyone told me that Vancouver was great, but many of my contacts gave me a wink and a nod and urged me to visit Vancouver Island, too. They urged me to go in the summer and bring the kids. Those tips were true insider information. I am so glad that I listened! When we first visited Vancouver Island, I picked Parksville as our destination. The guidebooks touted the large safe sandy beaches and a quiet atmosphere…Hmmm. That sounded perfect for a family with a toddler. Initially, we stayed at a fabulous beachfront resort known as Beach Acres. Located right on the water and next door to Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, this family friendly low... [Read more...]
I started life as a normal raccoon … you know, cute bandit face, pointed nose and a beautiful bushy ringed tail in shades of black, gray and white. My day began at sunset and I was content to eat fruits, nuts, birds’ eggs and crawfish. Ah, as I expanded my territory, I discovered something called a neighborhood and within the ‘hood’ there were lines of cans certain days of the week. Oh the goodies that came out of those cans when they were tipped over. It was something to look forward to. In this neighborhood I made a remarkable discovery … an award-winning campground called Cross Creek Camping Resort, in Delaware, Ohio. It was here that my new life began … gone were the days of fruit, nuts, eggs and fish in the wild. Here to stay were trash bags to tear into and people to entertain with my antics. Everyone was taking notice and I became a mascot! One year, the owner held a contest to give me a real name and I became CiCi. Now I’m really important! I have a real job to do. While... [Read more...]
Music City celebrates the month of April with Awesome April, a musical tribute to the city that promises a major event each weekend. Be in the audience of a nationally televised awards show, listen to songwriters perform their Grammy-winning songs, enjoy the tradition of the Country Music Hall of Fame, or listen to the “next big star” at the honky-tonks downtown. The month of April offers something for every taste with art exhibits, sports, music, family entertainment and much more. Here’s how it works: throughout the month of April, Nashville hosts the big name concerts acts they’re known for, and they also throw on a heaping plateful of comedy, performance art, film and more. All of the events are offered individually. Some of the highlights include the Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival, which is America’s largest music festival dedicated to songs and songwriters, the Nashville Film Festival, which is one of the longest-running film festivals in the country and one of the most... [Read more...]
An “egg-citing” Easter is in store for those living in or around Newport Beach as Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort hosts its 20th annual Easter weekend celebration. The fun begins on Saturday, April 7 with an Easter Egg hunt at 9 a.m. followed by a pancake breakfast. More than 6,000 eggs will be hidden with some containing cash and one containing a magic ticket for a free bike. The public is invited at no cost to participate in the hunt, which will be officiated by the Easter Bunny, who will be available for photos. The pancake breakfast that includes a buffet of pancakes, juice and coffee. Also featured that weekend will be bounce houses, craft sessions, and other activities. Easter Sunday, April 8, will kick off with a non-denominational sunrise service beginning at 7 a.m. followed by Champagne brunch at the Back Bay Bistro. The extravagant brunch buffet will include endless Champagne and Mimosas as well as Eggs Benedict, make-your-own omelet station, French toast, a carving station... [Read more...]