TakeMeFishing.org Now Linked with ReserveAmerica
The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) today (Sept. 24) announced new enhancements to TakeMeFishing.org with the addition of access to campground reservations through ReserveAmerica, the largest provider of campsite reservations in North America.
Site visitors will have the ability to search thousands of campgrounds across the U.S. via the hotspots map and make a direct reservation online. According to the Outdoor Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to growing future generations of outdoor enthusiasts, nearly 40% of fishing participants are campers.
"There are strong ties between boating, fishing and camping and we are pleased to provide this additional resource on TakeMeFishing.org," said RBFF President and CEO Frank Peterson. "We know that fishing is the number one gateway activity to get kids interested in other outdoor pursuits, and this new feature will make participation in outdoor activities even easier."
ReserveAmerica, part of The Active Network, is the leading provider of software and services used to enable access to and management of campgrounds. ReserveAmerica.com provides visitors with the ability to research and reserve more than 300,000 campsites across North America. Visited by more than 15 million campers a year, ReserveAmerica.com offers interactive maps, park photos and descriptions. TakeMeFishing.org now allows users to access this data, using color-coding to distinguish campgrounds from other listings, and serves as a one-stop resource to get connected to the ReserveAmerica.com reservation process.
"We are proud to team up with TakeMeFishing.org to reach boaters and anglers and to help them plan their next outdoor adventure," saidSeth Rosenberg, ReserveAmerica and ActiveOutdoors – Campgrounds general manager. "Together, our two organizations will offer visitors seamless access to information and resources to enable more participation in outdoor recreation."
TakeMeFishing.org, the centerpiece of the Take Me Fishing campaign, is the most comprehensive boating and fishing website available nationwide. The site earned national recognition in 2009 with three awards — a Bronze Anvil from the Public Relations Society of America, a Gold Circle Award from the American Society of Association Executives and the site's social network ‘Fishington' was recognized as a Webby Award Honoree.
ReserveAmerica is North America's leading provider of software and services used to enable access to and the management and marketing of campgrounds. ReserveAmerica manages the largest reservable campsite inventory with partnerships throughout North America.
RBFF is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase participation in recreational angling and boating, thereby protecting and restoring the nation's aquatic natural resources. RBFF helps people discover, share and protect the legacy of boating and fishing through national outreach programs including the Take Me Fishing campaign and Anglers' Legacy.