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2014 Quartzsite Sports, Vacation & RV Show Dates Announced

October 24, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

2014 Quartzsite Sports, Vacation & RV Show Dates Announced

Every January something happens that is hard to believe, unless you have seen it! According to the Arizona Highway Department, as many as 750,000 to 1,000,000 people, mostly in recreational vehicles, converge on the sleepy little desert town of Quartzsite, located just 20 miles east of the California border on Interstate 10, for the rock, gem, and mineral shows, plus numerous flea markets and the Quartzsite Sports, Vacation & RV Show. “If you’re looking for anything related to RVs, you’ll find it at the RV show in Quartzsite,” says Kenny King, show promoter. There will be several hundred new and used RVs on display in 2014 and over a dozen service bays will be offering immediate installation, repairs, and service on many of the items that will be exhibited at the show. This phenomenon started over 30 years ago and is now billed as “The Largest Gathering Of RVers in the World”. The inaugural Quartzsite RV Show opened January 28, 1984 at the corner of Highway 95 (now... [Read more...]

San Diego RV Resort-Sunland, CA

October 15, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

San Diego RV Resort-Sunland, CA

Green practices are a big part of Sunland RV Resorts, and San Diego RV Resort Sunland is no exception. Once you’re parked here, you can turn off the ignition and take an environmentally friendly form of travel. The resort is just a stroll from one of the San Diego Trolley’s stops. Ride the rails to Petco Park, the San Diego Zoo, Sea World and other top attractions in the popular SoCal city. After a long day of sightseeing, you can relax in one of the 174 well-groomed sites, which include full hookups and concrete patios. Take a refreshing shower, do a wash in a modern laundry facility or simply relax at the resort’s pool and spa. Blow off some steam at the state-of-the-art fitness center or enjoy a game of billiards. The RV resort’s conference hall accommodates groups for business meetings or potlucks. Make sure you take your dog for a walk; pet walking is allowed throughout the resort. San Diego RV Resort is part of the Sunland family of resorts. Find more info on San Diego RV... [Read more...]

Red Oaks RV Park blends country life with city convenience

September 17, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

If the open road is taking you south this winter we invite you to include Red Oaks Carefree RV Resort into your travel plans.  The 130 acre RV park is centrally located in Bushnell, Florida off Interstate 75 just one hour north of Tampa.  Residents of Red Oaks experience the beauty of Sumter County’s countryside with the conveniences of city life.  The park is located within minutes of shopping, dining, entertainment and medical facilities. We have over 1,000 full-hookup sites, spacious enough to accommodate RVs of any size, plus additional spaces that allow for tent camping.  Red Oaks is full of fun for everyone, and is often called a park for music lovers.  Our fall and winters are filled with line dances, karaoke nights, square dances, and live entertainment.  If you consider yourself really talented try out for our Carefree’s Got Talent competition, the contest takes place every March and the winner walks away with $5000!  Be sure to bring your instruments and join impromptu... [Read more...]

Smooth Sailing at San Diego county parks

September 17, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

San Diego County parks can be found in a variety of ecosystems, from the hot inland desert to the rolling hills to ocean bluffs. RVers traveling through the sprawling region will discover great RV amenities, compelling regional attractions and fun activities for all members of the family. Take classes go on hiking trips, attend special events or simply relax in a well-appointed site where stellar views are the norm. Here are the county parks that RVers can choose from: Agua Caliente Hot Springs Want to experience desert life? Agua Caliente Hot Springs (pictured, right) is a 910-acre San Diego County Park next to the Anza Borrego Desert State Park, one of the largest state parks in the United States. Visitors can enjoy developed hot springs, dine at a picnic area or simply relax under shade trees at theirs site. When the mercury climbs to 100, soak your feet in two natural pools. Spring-fed, warm showers are available, and when the weather cools down, play shuffleboard, horseshoe or set... [Read more...]

San Diego County Parks

September 17, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Smooth Sailing at San Diego County Parks San Diego County parks can be found in a variety of ecosystems, from the hot inland desert to the rolling hills to ocean bluffs. RVers traveling through the sprawling region will discover great RV amenities, compelling regional attractions and fun activities for all members of the family. Take classes go on hiking trips, attend special events or simply relax in a well-appointed site where stellar views are the norm. Here are the county parks that RVers can choose from: Agua Caliente Hot Springs Want to experience desert life? Agua Caliente Hot Springs is a 910-acre San Diego County Park next to the Anza Borrego Desert State Park, one of the largest state parks in the United States. Visitors can enjoy developed hot springs, dine at a picnic area or simply relax under shade trees at theirs site. When the mercury climbs to 100, soak your feet in two natural pools. Spring-fed, warm showers are available, and when the weather cools down, play shuffleboard,... [Read more...]

Top RV Parks for Fishing in the South

September 17, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Catching a big one at Tom Sawyer’s RV Park With abundant creeks, lakes and streams–not to mention the mighty Mississippi–the southern states boast lots of places in which to cast a line. Relive the life of Mark Twain’s fictional hero at Tom Sawyer’s RV Park, West Memphis, Arkansas. Cast a line into the lazy Mississippi and watch the boats pass by between bites. At San Carlos RV Park and Islands, Fort Myers Beach, Florida, guests can cast a line from one of the waterfront sites right into the gulf waters. Many RVers visit Redrock RV and Camping Park in Island Park, Idaho, for its proximity to Yellowstone National Park, but some stay simply to enjoy nearby Henry Lake and the Snake river. Set out in a boat or find a spot on the bank to yield trophy-winning trout. As the name implies, the Mississippi Dept. of Wildlife, Fisheries, Jackson, Mississippi, boasts ample yields of trout, catfish and other eager aquatic creatures. With 50 campsites on the banks of the... [Read more...]

The Midwest’s Top RV Parks for Fishing

September 17, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Ample fishing on the Lower Illinois River at Marval Resort Midwest travelers will find a seemingly never-ending supply of rivers and lakes from which to fish. Check out these RV parks to fill up your fish basket and enjoy a fish-fry back at your campsite. At Oasis Campground, Chamberlain, South Dakota, guests can drop a line into the fish-rich Missouri River located nearby. In Gore, Oklahoma, Marval Resort is situated on Lower Illinois River, where rainbow trout are stocked year-round. Marval Resort has a half-mile of riverfront and is considered an angler’s paradise. Follow The River RV Resort, Florence, Indiana, boasts a catch-and-release pond with no license required. Seeking a more ambitious fishing experience? Check out the Ohio River on the other side of Route 156.

It’s a Dog’s Life at Grand Canyon Railway RV Park

September 9, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s a Dog’s Life at Grand Canyon Railway RV Park

Set in the mountain community of Williams, Arizona—Gateway to the Grand Canyon—the Grand Canyon Railway RV Park an ideal place to unwind and relax. The Observation Dome is an unforgettable experience, thanks to a glass-enclosed streamliner that offers panoramic views of the surrounding scenery. (Source: thetrain.com) Adjacent to the historic train depot, the Grand Canyon Railway RV Park is just two blocks from Route 66 and downtown Williams. Canyon Railway RV Park offers three types of RV spaces: pull-through sites, buddy spaces, and back-ins. All 124 sites have full service utilities with 50-amp electric service, cable TV, wireless Internet, access to the indoor swimming pool and hot tub at the adjacent Grand Canyon Railway Hotel. The property has coin-operated laundry machines and a common picnic area with gas grills and a fire pit. Daily rates are $39. Grand Canyon Railway Pet Resort While pet parents enjoy a trip to the Canyon, their furry friends have something to wag about at... [Read more...]

Human Encounters with Bears Turn Deadly

August 19, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Human Encounters with Bears Turn Deadly

Recent media reports detail numerous human encounters with black bears. This black bear wants his food and he is waiting patiently. DO NOT FEED BEARS! (Source: Thomas J/travelooce.com) In most instances the bears became food-conditioned, lost their natural fear of humans, and become a threat as they roamed in search of an easy meal. These bear was either relocated or euthanized by rangers because they posed an obvious human safety risk to campers. Several samples of these reports follow. Black Bear Killed at Yellowstone Campground The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports that a black bear that refused to leave a Yellowstone National Park campground after getting a taste of human food there was killed by park staff. The 142-pound adult male black bear entered the Canyon Campground and came within six feet of a man and woman eating. The campers backed off, and the bear ate some of the food off their table. It then went through their garbage and pawed at their tent. As the bear left their campsite,... [Read more...]

Prepare for Stormy Weather with Quick Exit Plan

August 6, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

Prepare for Stormy Weather with Quick Exit Plan

Given the rash of severe weather that’s been striking the United States and Canada this spring and summer, it would be prudent for all campers and RVers to have a quick exit plan in place regardless of where you travel. Following heavy rains in the mountains a wash separating the campground from the entrance road at Catalina State Park near Tucson flooded stranding campers for several days. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved Water is a major feature at numerous campgrounds and RV parks. Many state and provincial parks and other public recreation areas are in low-lying areas that are susceptible to flooding during periods of heavy precipitation. Access to current weather reports and related information—weather radio, mobile wireless phone, satellite radio—will enable campers to be on top of the weather and to take proactive measures in the event of high waters, flood, thunderstorms, or other severe weather conditions. Be Prepared  Be prepared for changing weather conditions. Make sure... [Read more...]

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