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Good Sam RV Travel Guide Names Top Family Campgrounds for 2013

LINCOLNSHIRE, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 07/19/13 -- Millions of families across North America are hitting the road in a recreational vehicle and leaving airlines and hotels in the dust. The Recreational Vehicle Industry (RVIA) recently reported that the number of RV-owning households in the United States has risen to a record 9 million, and roughly 40 percent of these have kids that are 18 years old or younger.

To help RVers find the parks best-suited for family play and relaxation, Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory has compiled a list of the top family RV Parks (see list at bottom) for 2013. Boasting campgrounds from Alberta, Canada, to the Emerald Coast of Florida, this list of 52 RV parks is tailored for RV travelers seeking campgrounds that help them get away from the stresses of everyday life.

Each park on the list boasts unique qualities that make it a special vacation destination. At Normandy Farms Family Campground in Foxboro, Massachusetts, families can participate in an Easter egg hunt, a Mother's Day weekend and Fourth of July celebration. In Warrens, Wisconsin, the staff organizes themed activity weeks, such as Wild West Week and Yogi's Birthday Week. Some RV parks create a whimsical environment.

Regardless of where families stay, it's apparent that this demographic will only get bigger. Over the past few years, RV buyers in the 35-to-54 age group have posted the largest ownership growth, outpacing so-called "empty nesters," according to the RVIA. And as more families realize that RVing gives them the flexibility to take quick getaways that don't interfere with busy family schedules, more families are bound to hit the road.

Top Family Campgrounds

Glowing Embers RV Park & Travel Centre, Edmonton, Alberta
Catherine's Landing At Hot Springs, Hot Springs, Arkansas
Anaheim Resort RV Park, Anaheim, California
Los Angeles/Pomona Fairplex KOA, Pomona, California
Pismo Sands RV Park, Oceano, California
Vacationer RV Park - Sunland, El Cajon, California
Colorado Springs KOA, Fountain, Colorado
Stateline Campresort & Cabins, East Killingly, Connecticut
Live Oak Landing, Freeport, Florida
Sun-N-Fun RV Resort, Sarasota, Florida
Pine Mountain An RVC Outdoor Destination, Pine Mountain, Georgia
Cajun Palms RV Resort, Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
Cherry Hill Park, College Park, Maryland
Cape Cod Campresort & Cabins, East Falmouth, Massachusetts
Normandy Farms Family Camping Resort, Foxboro, Massachusetts
Covenant Hills Camp, Otisville, Michigan
Harbortown RV Resort, Monroe, Michigan
Myers Lake Campground, Byron, Michigan
Silver Creek RV Resort, Mears, Michigan
Vacation Station RV Resort, Ludington, Michigan
Grand Casino Hinckley RV Resort, Hinckley, Minnesota
Yogi On The Lake, Pelahatchie, Mississippi
Basswood Resort, Platte City, Missouri
Hi-Desert RV, Winnemucca, Nevada
Friendly Beaver Campground, New Boston, New Hampshire
Yogi In The Smokies, Cherokee, North Carolina
Cross Creek Camping Resort, Columbus, Ohio
Pleasant View Recreation, Van Buren, Ohio
Bissell's Hideaway Resort, Fonthill, Ontario
Campark Resorts Best Holiday Trav-L-Park, Niagara Falls, Ontario
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resort, Niagara Falls, Ontario
Artillery Ridge Camping Resort, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Gettysburg Campground, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Hershey Highmeadow Campground, Hershey, Pennsylvania
Lake-In-Wood Resort, Bowmansville, Pennsylvania
Otter Lake Camp-Resort, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Camp Resort At Shangri-La, Milton, Pennsylvania
Chris' Camp, Spearfish, South Dakota
Hart Ranch Resort, Rapid City, South Dakota
Rafter J Bar Ranch Camping Resort, Hill City, South Dakota
Best Holiday Trav-L-Park, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Loretta Lynn's Ranch, Hurricane Mills, Tennessee
Memphis Graceland RV Park & Campground, Memphis, Tennessee
Nashville Shores RV Park, Nashville, Tennessee
River Plantation RV Park Inc, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
West Lake RV Resort, Houston, Texas
Zion RV & Campground, Mount Carmel, Utah
Bethpage Camp Resort, Urbanna, Virginia
Grey's Point Camp, Topping, Virginia
Maple Grove RV Resort, Everett, Washington
Sherwood Forest Camping & RV Park, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resort, Warrens, Wisconsin

Good Sam RV Travel Guide

RV travelers can find more information about family-friendly parks in the 2013 Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory. The guide contains detailed information on more than 14,000 RV parks across North America; each privately-owned campground is personally inspected and rated by Good Sam's consultant teams.

The guide also includes lifestyle features, regional trip guides and essential travel facts. Readers can get vital tech tips, learn about must-see points of interest in all of North America's states and provinces, follow a meal and fitness planner and get Road Ready with a special products section. Also included are guides to RV-related state laws and information needed for trouble-free trips into Canada and Mexico. For more information about the 2013 Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory, click on http://www.goodsamcamping.com.

About Good Sam Enterprises, LLC

Good Sam Enterprises, LLC (GSE) and its wholly owned subsidiaries, serve the safety, security, comfort, and convenience needs of the North American outdoor and recreational vehicle market. The goal is simple: GSE makes RV ownership and the RV lifestyle more enjoyable. With various companies, brands, products and services, GSE targets almost every aspect of this diverse and dynamic niche market.

The corporate headquarters is located in Lincolnshire, Illinois. Subsidiary operations and divisions can be found at multiple locations throughout the United States.

CONTACTS:
Ann Emerson
Vice President and Publisher
Good Sam RV Travel Guide
Good Sam Park Network
805-667-4308
Email Contact

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