Woodall's Names Favorite Campground Sweepstakes Winners

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January 5, 2012 by   - () Leave a Comment

Woodall’s Publications, publisher of the comprehensive Woodall’s Campground Directory, has released its list of North America’s top 100 favorite campgrounds based on the nationwide voting. The announcement and release of the top parks came at the close of Woodall’s “Vote for Your Favorite Campground” Sweepstakes where guests could vote via website or text messages for their preferred RV Parks or campgrounds.

To celebrate its 75th anniversary Woodall’s Publications wanted to discover the best places to camp across North America, so it took that question to its readers by running the “Vote for Your Favorite Campground” Sweepstakes. Every time campers voted for their favorite park, whether through the website or by text, they were entered in a drawing to win a 7-night cruise to the Hawaiian Islands. The park or campground that received the most votes by the end of the contest also received an all expenses-paid cruise to Hawaii, according to a news release.

The Sweepstakes ran for 10 months and was sponsored by trusted names in the industry like Evergreen USA, Cavco Industries Inc., Utility Supply Group and Athens Park Homes. The response was overwhelming as the votes flooded in from RVers and campers who wanted to highlight their favorite campgrounds. There were over 7,000 RV parks that received votes during the search. Out of those 7,000 entries, Woodall’s compiled a list of the Top 100 Parks and Campgrounds in North America, based on the number of votes received.

The Top Ten RV parks, as voted by RVers, were (in alphabetical order):

  • Bay Hide Away RV & Camping Resort, Bay St. Louis, Miss.
  • Big Bear Shores RV Resort & Marina, Big Bear Lake, Calif.
  • Candy Hill Campground, Winchester, Va.
  • Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
  • Frontier Town Campground, Ocean City, Md.
  • La Hacienda RV Resort, Apache Junction, Ariz.
  • Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort, Santa Claus, Ind.
  • Normandy Farms Family Camping Resort, Foxboro, Mass.
  • Ocean Lakes Family Campground, Myrtle Beach, S.C.
  • Pismo Coast Village RV Resort, Pismo Beach, Calif.

The Grand Prize winner of the Sweepstakes was Bay Hide Away RV & Camping Resort in Mississippi. Bay Hide Away RV & Camping Resort won a 7-night, all expense paid cruise to Hawaii, courtesy of Woodall’s and its sponsors.

Michele Richards, owner of Bay Hide Away RV & Camping Resort, said the response to the sweepstakes from her guests was tremendous. “Our regular campers told me that they were going to vote for us every day” said Richards, “but we even had new guests who told me that they had a great experience at the park, and they were going to vote for us based on their stay.” Woodall’s "Vote for Your Favorite Campground Sweepstakes" became an excellent “comment card,” Richards noted. “We appreciate the satisfied guests who helped us win.”

The winners of the Consumer Grand Prize were Emily and Edward Dozier of Arlington, Va., who also won all-exclusive cruise to the Hawaiian Islands for 7 nights.

See the entire list of top 100 parks at

About Woodall’s Publications

The Woodall’s Campground Directory and the website,, are part of the Good Sam family, the nation’s largest provider of clubs, services, media and events, and devoted to enhancing the lifestyle of recreational-vehicle enthusiasts. Woodall’s is the official directory of the Family Motor Coach Association, Family Campers & RVers, NASCAR, and Camping World President’s Club. Woodall's Campground Management and are part of the Good Sam family.

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