GoCampingAmerica.com | Posted March
    4th, 2019


    Go Camping and Go


    Happy Camper Blog



    campground owners want to do their part to protect the environment. After
    all, having a beautiful, natural setting is part of what makes campgrounds
    great! But did you know there are many campgrounds across the U.S. that go
    above and beyond to ensure they are as green as possible?

    The National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) has a
    program called Plan-It Green that recognizes a campground’s use of green
    practices. To be designated as a Plan-It Green Friendly Park, the campground
    must meet at least nine of 16 eco-friendly criteria such as having a
    recycling program, using non-toxic biodegradable cleaning products,
    installing energy-saving products and appliances and having low water-use

    Each year, two of these parks are awarded the honor of being named
    Plan-It Green Park of the Year. Here are the winners for


    Lakes Recreation Preserve, Santee,

    This southern California campground offers 300 full hookup
    campsites, seven lakefront cabins and even three floating cabins! The park
    has its own water reclamation facility where they recycle two million gallons
    of water each day. Considering the fact that this 190-acre park has seven
    lakes that are stocked year-round with sport fish, water quality is important
    to them! The park also has 14,000 solar panels mounted to RV storage covers
    that produce over one million kilowatt hours of clean energy every year –
    that’s equal to 50 percent of the entire park and campground’s power


    Bear’s Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest, Harrisville,

    This family-friendly park offers RV and tent sites along with
    rentals of cabins and yurts. They use energy-efficient lighting and
    appliances in their rental units and recreation building and have installed
    highly efficient tankless hot water heaters to save on electricity. The park
    has planted eco-friendly bushes that don’t require watering and has installed
    water-saving faucets, toilets and showerheads in all buildings and restrooms.
    When you visit, you’ll find plenty of fun things to do like laser tag, Gaga
    ball, mini golf, a jump zone and swimming. Best of all? Their pool is heated
    by solar power so keeping it heated doesn’t use any natural gas or
    electricity at all!

    We encourage you to visit these and other Plan-It Friendly Parks
    across the country. They make it easy to go green when you go

    Eastern U.S.:

    Central U.S.:

    Western U.S.: