Best Parks in America Adds Four Affiliates

January 30, 2013 by   - () 1 Comment

Best Parks in America, a national network of highly rated RV parks and campgrounds continued its strong growth during January adding four new affiliated parks in Florida, Missouri, South Carolina and Arizona.

“The addition of these new parks come in popular markets where RVers enjoy visiting and we’re delighted to have new affiliates in the Tampa, Fla., metropolitan area, Myrtle Beach, S.C., Branson, Mo., and Yuma, Ariz.,” Best Parks President David Gorin stated in a news release. “As we expand we are looking towards building a network of parks in the most popular markets for RVing, camping and all kinds of outdoor recreation and hospitality,” said Gorin.

The new parks are described below.

America’s Best Campground in Branson.

America’s Best Campground, Branson, Mo., gives Best Parks in America its first property in this very popular country music city. Owned by Jim and Sue Alkire, America’s Best Campground (ABC for short) has a long history of being the top-rated park in the Branson area.

ABC has been the recipient of the Good Sam Welcome Mat Award every year since the award was created in 2003. This is testimony to the excellent customer service as judged by their guests.

The resort sells tickets to most of Branson’s shows and attractions and helps guests make the most of their Branson experience. “We often can negotiate special discount rates with some of our favorite shows, and pass those along to our guests,” said Sue Alkire.

The resort is known for being “City Close, Country Quiet”. Located just outside the city limit the park offers easy access in minutes to any of the area shows and attractions.

“We at America’s Best Campground are excited about becoming a Best Parks of America affiliate. This recognition of excellence and our on-going quality of customer service go hand in hand to make our guests feel welcome and special,” said Jim Alkire.

Shangri-La RV Resort in Yuma, Ariz.

Shangri-La RV Resort in Yuma, Ariz., is a true oasis in this southern Arizona paradise for wintering RVers. Resort owners and entrepreneurs John and Tami Heidrich have lovingly cared for and developed Shangri-La into Yuma’s finest RV resort.

Family owned and operated for the last 25 years, Shangri-La has been named one of the Top 100 Parks in the Good Sam network nationwide for the last three years.

Always on the look out for new and different ways to entertain and serve their guests, the park recently build the largest remote control race track in Yuma.

Tami Heidrich is rightfully proud of their resort and when asked about why they affiliated with Best Parks in America responded that “our family is proud to be a part of the Best Parks in America family. We have and continue to work hard to provide an RVing experience that makes our customers happy and wanting to return.”

Best Parks in America is also pleased to welcome Morningside RV Estates as one of our newest affiliates in Dade City, a suburb of Tampa, Fla.

Morningside RV Estates in Dade City, Fla.

Morningside RV Estates, an extended stay luxury RV Park, is a 400-site 5-star 55-plus gated RV park with full amenities. The park has two clubhouses, an enclosed heated pool, shuffleboard courts, horseshoe pits, two laundries, billiards, a library and a golf cart path to the Walmart.

Morningside is big rig friendly with its large lots (2,160 square feet) and wide streets. Morningside has commercial lighting, three ponds, Wi-Fi, a hurricane/tornado shelter, and all underground electric and municipal water and sewer. The community is pet friendly.

The community is extremely active with bingo, pot luck dinners, water aerobics, outside entertainment, poker tournaments, shuffleboard, horseshoes, dart tournaments, holiday gatherings, game night and more. The property is an attractive location for retirees and is conveniently located near retail stores and medical facilities.

Richard J. O’Brien, CEO and founder of Athena Real Estate who owns Morningside, said, “We are pleased for Morningside RV Estates to be affiliated with Best Parks in America. This affiliation is part of our plan for this recent acquisition to provide the best possible outdoor hospitality experience to the discerning high quality guest that Best Parks in America attract.”

Athena Real Estate was founded in 2004 by O’Brien, who is a former executive of a mid-cap public hotel REIT and a large real estate financial services and investment company.

Cypress Camping Resort in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Cypress Camping Resort in Myrtle Beach, S.C., is a boutique property in an resort area known for its large and exciting beach front RV resorts. Owned by Kenneth Hucks, son of a longtime park industry pioneer in Myrtle Beach, Lacy Hucks, knows how to deliver top notch service in a comfortable resort.

The resort features year-round premium intracoastal waterway campsites and a 100 pull thru campsites with full hook ups to meet the needs and desires of the most discerning guests.

The park provides direct waterway access complete with a boat ramp, a calendar of planned activities, modern bath houses and laundry facilities.

In addition, in the tradition of Best Parks in America affiliates leading the ARVC list of annual awards, Cyrpress Caming Resort was the winner of ARVC’s 2012 Plan-It Green ARVC award and was recognized for its efforts to preserve the environment.

“Cypress Camping Resort is more than just a campground to our family, it’s a dream come true and was a labor of love. We always wanted to create a resort that was about comfort, style, relaxation and nature for all ages. We were able to combine all those things and more. When you come to camp with us you aren’t just a guest, you are family. We’re delighted to be a part of Best Parks in America as Myrtle Beach’s newest Intracoastal Waterway camping resort” said Kenneth Hucks.

About Best Parks

Best Parks in America is a national network of highly-rated RV resorts and campgrounds across the United States. With over 70 affiliated resorts, the network is proud to represent and include the finest RVing and camping resorts. Best Guests in America, a complimentary camping club for travelers who enjoy the finest in RV camping, offers members special benefits and advantages when visiting a Best Park affiliate.

Best Parks was founded by David Gorin, a 27-year veteran of the park industry and a nationally known expert in the park business. Gorin is president of the network and is based in McLean, Virginia.



One Response to “Best Parks in America Adds Four Affiliates”

  1. Riley on February 13th, 2013 12:27 pm

    I would love to take a trip to America’s Best Campground soon. It’s one of my favorite places to take the family when I have a few days off from work at DISH. Whenever I tell the kids we’re going there, they get so much energy. Of course, they find the car ride there so boring. With the DISH Anywhere app on our phones, the kids can stream live shows or recorded programs to keep themselves entertained on the ride there.