GoCampingAmerica.com | Posted June 2nd,


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    Park ModelsPaige Avery
    doesn’t have a tent or RV, and she has no plans of purchasing either. But
    that hasn’t stopped her from camping.

    Earlier this year,
    Avery spent a girls’ weekend camping in a fully furnished park model cabin
    with her two 6-year-old daughters as well as a girlfriend who brought her
    daughter of the same age. They stayed at the Ventura
    Ranch KOA
    in Santa Paula, California, one of a growing number of
    campgrounds across the country that are investing in park model rental
    accommodations to make campgrounds accessible to people who might not
    otherwise visit a campground.

    “I’m not the type whose going
    to pitch a tent,” she said. But she will camp with her children and friends
    if she can have a turnkey camping experience, and that’s exactly what
    privately owned and operated campgrounds are trying to provide with their
    investments in park models.

    Technically classified as
    recreational park trailers, park models are 400-square foot factory built
    cottages that come in a variety of styles. Most look like miniature cabins,
    while others have a cottage like look to them.

    Park models
    typically sleep six and come equipped with full size kitchens and bathrooms.
    Many of them also have lofts, which are attractive to families with kids.
    Major campground chains like Jellystone Parks and Kampgrounds of America
    (KOA) have joined independently owned and operated campgrounds across the
    country in adding park model RVs as rental accommodations for their guests.
    The park models at the Ventura Rancho KOA have a separate bedroom and a
    comfortable loft with a futon for the kids, where they can roll out their
    sleeping bags, play games and enjoy quality time together. The units also
    have decks, barbecues and fire rings, so families can roast s’mores and tell
    stories around the campfire.

    “It was a perfect experience
    for our lifestyle,” Avery said, adding that she plans to make additional
    trips in the coming months to other campgrounds that have park model rental

    To find campgrounds that have
    park models and other types of rental accommodations, visit our Find a
    page, then click the “Site Option” box which will then show a
    variety of additional rental accommodations. You can also target your search
    to specific states or geographic regions.