GoCampingAmerica.com | Posted November 10th, 2020

Camping 101: What’s Your RV Park Personality?

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If you’re new to RVing, you’re probably discovering there’s a lot to learn about this rewarding way to travel. Plus, there you have so many great RV parks and campgrounds to choose from. But did you know that all RV parks aren’t alike? They’re a bit like people in that they each have their own distinct personalities. And finding the best ones to stay at is just a matter of narrowing down what you’re looking for. Here are a few options:

  • Family-friendly – These parks offer plenty of activities families can enjoy together like games, craft projects and ice cream socials. Many of them also have kid-friendly amenities like playgrounds, splash pads and pools.
  • 55 and over – As you might expect, these parks offer activities and amenities targeted to the adult market. They also typically accommodate longer-term stays by offering monthly or seasonal rates.
  • Transient – These parks are designed for campers who are planning on shorter stays, for example, overnight, a weekend or a week.
  • Long-term – While these parks aren’t age-specific like 55 and over parks are, they are similarly prepared to accommodate campers who want to stay for a longer period of time such as a month or an entire season.
  • Pet-friendly – These parks make sure furry family members feel welcome by offering amenities such as dog parks and agility equipment. Some even offer kennels for short-term boarding while campers are out exploring the local area.
  • Tourist-focused – These RV parks cater to campers who are traveling to the area to visit specific attractions, such as theme parks or national monuments. This means that during the day, they’re usually away from their campsite visiting these local attractions.
  • Luxury RV Resorts – Typically designed for campers who have the largest (Class A) rigs, these RV parks offer many luxurious amenities such as resort-style pools, putting greens, sports activities, onsite restaurants and spa services.
  • Glamping – While the term glamping (a combination of glamour and camping) may conjure up images of safari tents equipped with all the comforts of home, it is possible to go glamping in an RV, as well. Comfy touches like throw pillows and cushions, area rugs and bistro lights can all make the site feel cozier and a bit more glam. Many RV parks offer this style of camping.

So, once you’ve decided on the “personality” that’s right for you, how do you find out which RV parks you have to choose from? Just go to GoCampingAmerica.com, enter in your destination, and you’ll be able to explore all of your options. Each listing that will come up in your search will indicate the lifestyle the park caters to, the recreational amenities and services they offer, and the types of RV sites and hookups available. So enjoy the search . . . and, more importantly, enjoy your next RVing adventure!