New Park Web Portal Adding Search Options
While most campground directory websites are limited to parks affiliated with particular campground chains, associations or government agencies, a new national web portal, AccessCamping.com, provides links to more than 500 campground databases across the country, according to an April 26 release.
“A new website portal has been created that provides consumers with an unprecedented ability to quickly find privately owned and operated campgrounds, RV parks and resorts as well as government run campgrounds across the country,” the release states.
The easy-to-use website, www.AccessCamping.com, also includes an iPhone application.
“There has never been a website like this before,” said Brian Schaeffer, president and CEO of Texas Advertising, which developed the website portal. “Just click on a state on our U.S. map and AccessCamping.com will provide you with links to websites with listings of either privately owned and operated campgrounds or government-run campgrounds, depending on your selection.”
AccessCamping.com also includes links to online databases of the major campground industry directories, including those provided by the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds, the Trailer Life and Woodall’s North American Campground Directories, as well as the websites of campground chains, such as Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) and Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts.
Schaeffer said the portal is needed because most websites have limited campground listings. “The government-run websites, for the most part, list only government-run parks while the websites for campground industry associations typically limit their listings to parks that are members of their associations,” he noted. “As a result, most websites only give the camping consumer a partial view of what’s out there in terms of potential camping venues.”