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RVers Grade Top Campgrounds in ARVC Survey

Originally Published in MotorHome Magazine


Fourty-two campgrounds, RV parks and resorts earned all around “A” grades in the fourth annual consumer satisfaction survey of campgrounds, RV parks and resorts.

The top parks were announced Nov. 30 during the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds’ annual Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo, which took place at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. More than 30,000 camping and RV enthusiasts participated in the online survey, which evaluated guest experiences at 3,200 campgrounds, RV parks and resorts that are affiliated with the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC).

“Consistently earning an overall ‘A’ grade from guests is difficult, and our 42 winners this year represent less than 2 percent of all of the nation’s campgrounds. But what is even more impressive is that nine of this year’s winners have also received this award for five years in a row,” said Bob MacKinnon, president and CEO of GuestRated.com, the Murrieta, Calif.-based company that conducted the online survey on behalf of ARVC.

“Consumers should take the time to check out the ratings that are posted for each campground on GoCampingAmerica.com because it is the quickest way to tell which parks are best meeting — and exceeding — guest expectations,” said Paul Bambei, ARVC’s president and CEO.

The 42 parks earning “A” grades this year are listed below.

– Acres of Wildlife Campground in Steep Falls, Maine, a four-time “A” grade winner, www.acresofwildlife.com

– Anaheim Resort RV Park, Anaheim, Calif., a two-time “A” grade winner, www.anaheimresortrvpark.com

– Ashland Resort, Northfork, W.V., a three-time “A” grade winner, www.atvresort.com

– Beaver Dam Campground, Berwick, Maine., a first-time “A” grade winner, www.beaverdamcampground.com

– Buffalo Lake Camping Resort, Montello, Wis., a three-time “A” grade winner, www.buffalolakecamping.com

– Buttonwood Campground, Mexico, Pa., a five-time “A” grade winner, www.buttonwoodcamp.com

– Camp A Way, Lincoln, Neb., a two-time “A” grade winner, www.campaway.com

– Chalk Creek Campground & RV Park, Nathrop, Colo. a four-time “A” grade winner, www.chalkcreek-campground.com

– Cherry Hill Park, College Park, Md., a four-time “A” grade winner, www.cherryhillpark.com

– Cross Creek Camping Resort, Delaware, Ohio, a two-time “A” grade winner, www.alumcreek.com

– Custer State Park, Custer, S.D., a first-time “A” grade winner, http://gfp.sd.gov/state-parks/directory/custer/

– D & W Lake Camping and RV Park, Champaign, Ill., a three-time “A” grade winner, www.dwlake.com

– Dogwood Acres Campground, Newville, Pa., a five-time “A” grade winner, www.dogwoodcamping.com

– Far Horizons 49er Village RV Resort, Plymouth, Calif., a first-time “A” grade winner, www.49ervillage.com

– Gettysburg Campground, Gettysburg, Pa., a four-time “A” grade winner, www.gettysburgcampground.com

– Kalyumet Camping & Cabins, Lucinda, Pa., a two-time “A” grade winner, www.kalyumet.com

– Lake George RV Park, Lake George, N.Y., a five-time “A” grade winner, www.lakegeorgervpark.com

– Las Vegas RV Resort, Las Vegas, Nev., a three-time “A” grade winner, www.lasvegasrvresort.com

– Lewis and Clark Recreation Area, Yankton, S.D., a first-time “A” grade winner, http://gfp.sd.gov/state-parks/directory/lewis-and-clark/

– Magnolia RV Park & Campground, Kinards, S.C., a three-time “A” grade winner, www.magnoliarvparksc.com

– Meadowcliff Lodge & RV Resort, Coleville, Calif., a four-time “A” grade winner, www.meadowcliff.com

– Misty River Cabins & RV Resort, Walland, Tenn., a five-time “A” grade winner, www.mistyriverrv.com

– Moose River Campground, Saint Johnsbury, Vt., a two-time “A” grade winner, www.mooserivercampground.com

– Mountain Vista Campground, East Stroudsburg, Pa., a four-time “A” grade winner, www.mtnvistacampground.com

– Myrtle Beach Travel Park, Myrtle Beach, S.C., a two-time “A” grade winner, www.myrtlebeachtravelpark.com

– Ocean Lakes Family Campground, Myrtle Beach, S.C., a five-time “A” grade winner, www.oceanlakes.com

– Pioneer Campground, Laporte, Pa., a five-time “A” grade winner, www.pioneercampground.com

– Pismo Coast Village RV Resort, Pismo Beach, Calif., a three-time “A” grade winner, www.pismocoastvillage.com

– Pontchartrain Landing, New Orleans, La., a four-time “A” grade winner, www.pontchartrainlanding.com

– Red Apple Campground, Kennebunkport, Maine., a four-time “A” grade winner, www.redapplecampground.com

– Rivers Edge Campground, Connellsville, Pa., a first-time “A” grade winner, www.campriversedge.com

– Shadow Hills RV Resort, Indio, Calif., a first-time “A” grade winner, www.shadowhillsrvresort.com

– Snowy Peaks RV Park, Buena Vista, Colo., a two-time “A” grade winner, www.southhavenfamilycg.com

– South Haven Family Campground, South Haven, Mich., a five-time “A” grade winner, www.southhavenfamilycg.com

– Sunny Brook RV Resort, South Haven, Mich., a five-time “A” grade winner, www.sunnybrookrvresort.com

– The Springs at Borrego RV Resort and Golf Course, Borrego Springs, Calif., a three-time “A” grade winner, www.springsatborrego.com

– The Vineyards Campground & Cabins, Grapevine, Texas, a five-time “A” grade winner, www.vineyardscampground.com

– West Canada Creek Campsites, Poland, N.Y., a four-time “A” grade winner, www.westcanadacreekcampsites.com

– Willow Tree Resort, Longs, S.C., a four-time “A” grade winner, www.willowtreerv.com

– Wine Country RV Resort, Paso Robles, Calif., a first-time “A” grade winner, www.winecountryrvresort.com

– Wishon Village RV Park, Shaver Lake, Calif., a two-time “A” grade winner, www.wishonvillage.com

– Yellowstone Holiday Campground, West Yellowstone, Mont., a two-time “A” grade winner, www.yellowstoneholiday.com

 The GuestRated.com national online survey program was launched in February 2008 in collaboration with ARVC. Consumers are invited to submit their own reviews of campgrounds and RV resorts they have recently visited by finding the park’s page on www.GoCampingAmerica.com and clicking on the “Reviews” tab.  Previous guests’ comments and ratings are posted on this park’s page along with a review submission form.

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