TACO Prints 250,000 ’10 Camping Guides
The Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO) is printing 250,000 copies of the 2010 RV Travel & Camping Guide to Texas, a free, four-color glossy magazine that lists nearly 400 campgrounds and RV resorts in Texas and New Mexico.
“Half of these directories are being shipped this month to campgrounds and RV parks, RV dealerships, chambers of commerce, visitors bureaus and Texas Travel Information Centers,” said Brian Schaeffer, TACO executive director and CEO, in a news release.
The remaining directories will be distributed at upcoming RV shows, including the Rio Grande Valley RV Show, which takes place Jan. 14-16 in Mercedes, Texas.
RV and camping enthusiasts can order the 164-page directory online by visiting www.texascampgrounds.com. The 2010 Texas RV Travel & Camping Guide will also be posted on the website later this month in Maga-zoom’s page-turning format.
The 2010 directory provides detailed descriptions of nearly 400 private campgrounds and RV resorts, or roughly two-thirds of the private parks in Texas. A small number of New Mexico parks are also included in the directory.
The directory is broken up into seven sections, each representing a distinct region of Texas. An eighth section is dedicated to New Mexico. Locator maps are provided at the beginning of each section, with numbered listings of the campgrounds for each region. Campgrounds are also alpha-indexed by city and park name.
Each campground listing includes a grid that lists the park’s facilities, services and amenities as well as driving directions, a miniature locator map and many parks have panoramic photos showing off what campers can experience.
The directory also features a Texas Saver Card, which provides 10% to 15% discounts at participating parks.
The 2010 directory also includes a separate four-page section listing campgrounds with cabin and cottage rentals as well as a listing of park model manufacturers.
Schaeffer said almost 25% of Texas campgrounds have cabin or cottage rentals. Many of the parks that offer cabin and cottage rentals also have sites for lease or for sale to park model owners.
The 2010 guide also includes two dozen pages of articles and pictures highlighting things to see and do in specific regions of Texas.