CalARVC Begins 2011 Camping Guide Distribution

January 13, 2011 by   - () Comments Off on CalARVC Begins 2011 Camping Guide Distribution

2011 edition cover

The California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (CalARVC) this week is distributing 225,000 copies of the 2011 Camp-California! The Camper’s Guide to California, a free, four-color glossy magazine that lists more than 700 campgrounds and RV resorts throughout the Golden State.

“This directory is unique because it includes listings of privately owned campgrounds as well as campgrounds in county, state and national parks, which you typically won’t find in the same directory, either in print or online,” Debbie Sipe, CalARVC executive director, stated in a news release.

Page 3 of the directory also includes a 2011 RVing Rewards card, which enables the cardholder to obtain a variety of discounts and special offers at participating campgrounds throughout California.

The directory is free and can be picked up at most CalARVC-affiliated campgrounds as well as California Welcome Centers, Camping World and Bass Pro Shop stores throughout California. It can also be ordered online through However, there is a small fee to cover the cost of postage.

“The only California campgrounds that are not listed in this directory are campgrounds on forest service and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land, which are too numerous to include in the 104-page directory,” she said. Even with those exceptions, the guide has the greatest diversity of campground listings in the state.

And unlike most campground guides, which merely list facts involving each park, the California RV Travel & Camping Guide features detailed descriptions of privately owned campgrounds that are written by the park’s owners to better describe the experience campers are likely to have at their park.

The guide also includes locator maps that feature multiple campgrounds on the same page so you can see where the campgrounds are located in relation to places you might like to visit.

Informational grids are also provided that indicate if the campground is big rig friendly or offers pull-through sites, tent sites, rental accommodations, swimming pools, showers, hot tubs or spas, playgrounds, convenience stores and laundry service. The informational grid also indicates if the park charges a fee for Wi-Fi service.

Campground listings also include information on fun things to see and do nearby, such as fishing, kayaking, hiking and wine tasting. includes a searchable database of more than 350 private campgrounds and RV resorts throughout California, and new parks are added to the website each month.


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