Good Sam Guide Honors Five Patriotic Parks
When the United States celebrates its 237th birthday on July 4, RVers will break out the fireworks, sparklers and barbecue grills at campgrounds across the Lower 48 and Alaska.
To help travelers find the RV parks that offer the best Fourth of July camping, the editors and consultants of the Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory have compiled a list of the most patriotic RV parks in North America.
The list is tailored for RV travelers seeking campgrounds that put them a short distance from fireworks displays, patriotic music performances and other July Fourth celebrations.
Some campgrounds even get into the act by organizing special Fourth of July celebrations right there in the campground., according to a news release.
As noted in the 2013 edition, the Good Sam RV Travel Guide’s top Fourth of July RV parks are:
- Eagle’s Rest RV Park & Cabins, Valdez, Alaska.
- Boulder Creek RV Resort, Lone Pine, Calif.
- Escondido RV Resort – Sunland, Escondido, Calif.
- Lake George RV Park, Lake George, N.Y.
- Yogi Bear Jellystone Park/Lonestar, Waller, Texas.
Celebrating America’s Birthday
For many RVers, a picnic complete with barbecued hot dogs and hamburgers is on the agenda. For others, fireworks shows and patriotic musical performances are a must. Some parks put on their own Fourth celebrations, while others give RVers prime seats to Fourth of July fireworks celebrations.
For example, at Escondido RV Resort, the staff put on a barbecue and potluck for all the guests.
The Independence Day Celebration thrown at Yogi Bear Jellystone Park in Waller is a five-day festival that starts with a Pledge Allegiance and includes Fourth of July themed crafts and a glow stick golf park parade.
At Eagle’s Rest RV Park & Cabins in Valdez, visitors can check out the local town’s Independence Day Parade, decorated Tourist Parade and Canoe Jousting.
The Good Sam Guide
RV travelers can find more information about patriotic RV parks in the 2013 Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory, which combines two of the RV industry’s most popular and respected brands — the Trailer Life Directory and Woodall’s Campground Directory — into one comprehensive volume. The guide contains detailed information more than 14,000 RV parks across North America; each campground is personally inspected and rated by the Good Sam’s consultant teams.
The guide also includes lifestyle features, regional trip guides and essential travel facts. Readers can get vital tech tips, learn about must-see points of interest in all of North America’s states and provinces, follow a meal and fitness planner and get Road Ready with a special products section.
Also included are guides to RV-related state laws and information needed for trouble-free trips into Canada and Mexico. For more information about the 2013 Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory, click on www.goodsamcamping.com.