Twenty-one campgrounds and RV resorts have earned all-around “A” grades
in the nation’s first consumer satisfaction survey of independent parks.
The top-rated parks were announced at the Nashville Convention
Center during an awards ceremony as part of the Nov. 12–15 InSites 2008
Convention & Outdoor Hospitality Expo hosted by the National
Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC).
Nearly 13,000 camping and RV enthusiasts participated in the
2008 online satisfaction survey, which evaluated guest experiences at
independent campgrounds and RV resorts affiliated with the ARVC.
“Camping and RV enthusiasts didn’t hold back when it came to
telling us which parks they liked and which ones needed improvements,”
said Bob MacKinnon, president and CEO of GuestRated LLC, the Murrieta,
Calif.-based company that conducted the online survey.
MacKinnon added that GuestRated.com provides guest satisfaction
surveys for more than 4,000 ARVC-affiliated parks, or roughly half of
the nation’s private parks.
“The results of these online surveys will go a long way toward
helping consumers identify the nation’s finest campgrounds and RV
resorts,” MacKinnon said. “The surveys are also helping park owners
identify and prioritize their improvements, based on their guests’
The 21 parks earning “A” grades for 2008 include:
Acres of Wildlife, Steep Falls, Maine;
Cherry Hill Park, College Park, Md.;
Campground , Newville, Pa.;
High Plains Camping, Oakley, Kan.;
Kampground, Harrisville, Pa.;
Lake George RV Park, Lake George, N.Y.;
Mill Creek Ranch RV & Cottage Resort, Canton, Texas;
Cabins & RV Resort, Walland, Tenn.;
Normandy Farms Family Camping
Resort, Foxboro, Mass.;
Ocean Lakes Family Campground, Myrtle Beach,
Peace Valley Campground, Marble, N.C.;
Pioneer Campground, Muncy
Pismo Coast Village RV Resort, Pismo Beach, Calif.;
Rutledge Lake RV Park, Fletcher, N.C.;
Scenic View Family Campground,
South Haven Family Campground, South Haven, Mich.;
Creek RV Resort, Osseo, Wis.;
Sunny Brook RV Resort, South Haven, Mich.;
Tanglewood Camping, Covington, Pa.;
The Vineyards Campground &
Cabins, Grapevine, Texas.