CalARVC Creates All-Inclusive Campground Guide
“Camp-California! Guide –The Camper’s Guide to California” has tripled its database with the addition of both government-run campgrounds and private campgrounds that are not affiliated with the statewide campground association.
The additions, completed earlier this month, increased Camp-California’s database from 350 parks to more than 1,000 campgrounds, said Debbie Sipe, executive director of the California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (CalARVC), adding that a digital version of the 98-page guide is available now at www.Camp-California.com.
“We think consumers will love what we’ve done because we’re creating a one-stop-shop for people looking for camping opportunities in California in both public and privately owned campgrounds, RV parks and resorts,” Sipe said in a news release. She added that the statewide campground association wants to position itself as the leader in campground travel planning in California.
“Consumers want complete content. They want to get all the information they need in one spot. But until now, there was no single source for all camping information in California,” Sipe said. She noted that other camping guides focus on their own niche markets and eliminate or ignore some camping options because they limit their listings to advertisers.
“We don’t think that’s the right approach,” Sipe said, adding that 250,000 copies of the four-color print edition of the association’s statewide directory are being distributed free of charge at visitor’s centers, welcome centers and RV shows throughout the state. Consumers can also request their own free copy of the guide by sending an email to request a guide at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CalARVC has been making significant upgrades to “Camp-California! The Camper’s Guide to California” during the past year. The association plans to add the nearly 1,000 U.S. Forest Service campgrounds to its database next year.
In addition to the new campground listings, the guide provides activities and events located throughout the state and throughout the year.