ReserveAmerica Names Its Top 100 Parks
ReserveAmerica has released its sixth annual list of the Top 100 Family Campgrounds in the U.S.
The Top 100 Family Campgrounds, most of which are publicly owned, were selected based on testimonials, campground ratings and feedback provided by park rangers, regional park management and campers throughout the year. Nearly 4,000 parks were reviewed and the final 100 campgrounds were determined based on specific family- friendly criteria ranging from educational programs and visitor centers to camping amenities and overall beauty and scenery.
Factors including the quality and availability of hot showers, laundry facilities, hiking trails, family beaches, radio-free zones, visitor centers, educational programs, children's events and location were also considered.
2008 Top 100 Family Campgrounds
Aiken State Natural Area, Windsor, S.C.
American Legion State Forest, Austin Hawes Campground, Pleasant Valley, Conn.
Barren River State Resort Park, Lucas, Ky.
Bayou Segnette State Park, Westwego, La.
Bear Brook State Park, Allenstown, N.H.
Bear Lake State Park, Garden City, Utah
Boston Harbor Island National Park Area, Hingham, Mass.
Bristol/Kingsport KOA, Blountville, Tenn.
Brooks Camp Campground, Katmai National Park & Preserve, King Salmon, Alaska
Brown Tract Campground, Raquette Lake, N.Y.
Buck Pond Campground, Onchiota, N.Y.
Buckhorn State Park, Necedah, Wis.
Burlingame State Park and Campground, Charlestown, R.I.
Calhoun Falls State Recreation Area, Calhoun Falls, S.C.
Cedar Island State Park, Clayton, N.Y.
Central Ferry Park, Pomeroy, Wash.
Channel Islands National Park, Ventura, Calif.
Chippokes Plantation State Park, Surry, Va.
Claytor Lake State Park, Dublin, Va.
Coles Creek State Park, Waddington, N.Y.
Columbia State Historic Park, Tuolumne, Calif.
Crawford Notch State Park, Crawford Notch, N.H.
Cypremort Point State Park, Cypremort Point, La.
D.A.R. State Forest, Goshen, Mass.
Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park, Burkesville, Ky.
Delta Lake State Park, Rome, N.Y.
Devil's Lake State Park, Baraboo, Wis.
DeWolf Point State Park, Fineview, N.Y.
Douthat State Park, Millboro, Va.
Eugene T. Mahoney State Park, Ashland, Neb.
Fairy Stone State Park, Stuart, Va.
Fishermen's Memorial State Park and Campground, Narragansett, R.I.
Forks Campground, Sierra National Forest, Bass Lake, Calif.
Fort Clinch State Park, Fernandina Beach, Fla.
Fort Robinson State Park, Crawford, Neb.
Franconia Notch State Park, Franconia, N.H.
Fremont Indian State Park & Museum, Sevier, Utah
George Washington Memorial Camping Area, Glocester, R.I.
Glacier Basin Campground, Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, Colo.
Goblin Valley State Park, Green River, Utah
Grand Isle State Park, Grand Isle, La.
Green River Lake State Park, Campbellsville, Ky.
Greenbelt Campground, Greenbelt Park, Greenbelt, Md.
Hamilton Branch State Recreation Area, Plum Branch, S.C.
Hammonasset Beach State Park, Madison, Conn.
Hearthstone Point, Lake George, N.Y.
Hilltop, Humboldt, Toiyabe National Forest, Charleston, Nev.
Hodges Gardens State Park, Florien, La.
Hot Springs National Park KOA, Hot Springs, Ark.
Housatonic Meadows State Park, Sharon, Conn.
John James Audubon State Park, Henderson, Ky.
John W Kyle State Park, Sardis, Miss.
Keewyadin State Park, Alexandria Bay, N.Y.
Keowee, Toxaway State Natural Area, Sunset, S.C.
Keuka Lake State Park, Bluff Point, N.Y.
Laguna, Cleveland National Forest, Mt. Laguna, Calif.
Lake Anna State Park, Spotsylvania, Va.
Lake Francis State Park, Pittsburgh, N.H.
Lake Lincoln State Park, Wesson, Miss.
LL Stub Stewart State Park, Buxton, Ore.
Mather Campground, Grand Canyon National Park, Grand Canyon, Ariz.
McArthur, Burney Falls Memorial State Park, Shasta, Calif.
Mongaup Pond, Livingston Manor, N.Y.
Nehalem Bay State Park, Nehalem, Ore.
New River Trail State Park, Foster Falls, Va.
Nolin Lake State Park, Mammoth Cave, Ky.
Occoneechee State Park, Clarksville, Va.
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, San Diego, Calif.
Oscar Scherer State Park, Osprey, Fla.
Paris Mountain State Park, Greenville, S.C.
Paul B Johnson State Park, Hattiesburg, Miss.
Pawtuckaway State Park, Nottingham, N.H.
Pearl Hill State Park, West Townsend, Mass.
Percy Quin State Park, McComb, Miss.
Petoskey KOA, Petoskey, Mich.
Pine Meadows Campground, Cottage Grove, Ore.
Ponca State Park, Ponca, Neb.
Red Fleet State Park, Vernal, Utah
Richardson Grove State Park, Humboldt, Calif.
Roche, A, Cri State Park, Friendship, Wis.
Rocky Neck State Park, Niantic, Conn.
Sand Lake Campground, Huron, Manistee National Forest, Manistee, Mich.
Shelby/Mansfield KOA, Shelby, Ohio
Smith Mountain Lake State Park, Huddleston, Va.
Springfield Campground, Anderson, S.C.
St. Augustine Beach KOA, St. Augustine, Fla.
St. George Island State Park, St. George Island, Fla.
Steamboat Lake State Park, Clark, Colo.
Table Rock State Park, Pickens, S.C.
Takhlakh Lake Campground, Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Trout Lake, Wash.
Tolland State Forest, East Otis, Mass.
Trace State Park, Belden, Miss.
Tropical Palms Resort, Orlando, Fla.
Umbagog Lake State Park, Errol, N.H.
Van Damme State Park, Mendocino, Calif.
ViewPoint RV & Golf Resort, Mesa, Ariz.
Wells State Park, Sturbridge, Mass.
Westmoreland State Park, Montross, Va.
White Lake State Park, Tamworth, N.H.
Wisconsin Dells KOA, Wisconsin Dells, Wis.