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Good Sam ClubThe Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory announced its list of Top Family RV Parks for 2014. These RV parks feature amenities, entertainment and education programs that serve family members of all ages.

The parks cultivate an atmosphere that’s welcoming for families big and small. Whether showing G-rated movies or conducting educational nature programs, these parks enable families to enjoy long periods of quality time together.

Take your family on an adventure in learning, or simply escape on a fun-filled excursion. Here are some of the highlights of the list:

• Some of the parks affiliated with family-friendly local attractions include Fort Wilderness Resort, which is built in a pine and cypress forest adjacent to Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

• Many RV parks offer family-friendly water features, such as Cajun Palms RV Resort, which boasts a water slide, fully stocked arcade and pool with inflatable toys.

• Several parks offer education programs, including New York’s Lake George RV Park, whose Nature Awareness Program enlightens guests about local flora and fauna..

As an RV traveler, you don’t have to worry about shuttling family members from hotel to hotel; the RV is always home base, and parents never have to worry about packing or unpacking their kids’s stuff throughout the trip.

• More than 50% of RVers say spending more time with family is a the primary reason for hitting the road in a recreational vehicle, according to a recent Campfire Canvass by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association.

• 40% of RV families travel with children, according to Family Matters.

• 90% of recreational vehicle owners say that RVing is the best way to travel with kids.

The editors and consultants of the Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory chose the list of Top Family RV Parks from the annual publication’s database of 8,000 private parks.

The top parks they picked are:

Alabama
• Auburn RV Park at Leisure Time Campground, Auburn.

Arkansas
• Catherine’s Landing at Hot Springs, Hot Springs.

California
• Anaheim Resort RV Park, Anaheim.
• Bakersfield River Run RV Park, Bakersfield.
• Boulder Creek RV Resort, Lone Pine.
• Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve, Santee.

Florida
• Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, Lake Buena Vista.
• Indian Creek RV Resort And Manufactured Housing Community, Fort Myers Beach.
• Lakeland RV Resort, Lakeland.

Georgia
• Pine Mountain An RVC Outdoor Destination, Pine Mountain.

Idaho
• Ambassador RV Resort, Caldwell.

Indiana
• Follow The River RV Resort, Florence.

Louisiana
• Cajun Palms RV Resort, Breaux Bridge.

Maine
• Wagon Wheel RV Resort, Old Orchard Beach.

Maryland
• Cherry Hill Park, College Park.

Michigan
• Hidden Ridge RV Resort, Hopkins.
• Myers Lake Campground, Byron.

Minnesota
• Grand Casino Hinckley RV Resort, Hinckley.

Mississippi
• Yogi On The Lake, Pelahatchie.

Nevada
• Hi-Desert RV, Winnemucca.

New Hampshire
• Friendly Beaver Campground, New Boston.

New Jersey
• Big Timber Lake RV And Camping Resort, Cape May Court House.
• Driftwood Camping Resort, Cape May.

New York
• Jellystone Park of Western New York, North Java.
• Lake George RV Park, Lake George.

North Carolina
• Yogi In The Smokies, Cherokee.

Ohio
• Cross Creek Camping Resort, Columbus.

Oregon
• Phoenix RV Park, Salem.

Pennsylvania
• Hersheypark Camping Resort, Hershey.
• Otter Lake Camp-Resort, Stroudsburg.
• Shenango Valley RV Park, Sharon.
• Yogi at Shangri-La, Milton.

South Dakota
• Rafter J Bar Ranch Camping Resort, Hill City.

Tennessee
• Loretta Lynn’s Ranch, Hurricane Mills.
• Nashville Shores RV Park, Nashville.

Texas
• Lonestar Yogi, Waller.
• Loyd Park/Joe Pool Lake, Grand Prairie.

Virginia
• Bethpage Camp Resort, Urbanna.
• Cherrystone Family Camping Resort, Cheriton.
• Grey’s Point Camp, Topping.

Wisconsin
• Jellystone Warrens, Warrens.
• Mt. Olympus Zeus Village And Camp Resort, Wisconsin Dells.
• Westward Ho RV Resort& Campground , Fond Du Lac.

Alberta
• Glowing Embers RV Park & Travel Centre, Edmonton.

Ontario
• Bissell’s Hideaway Resort, Pelham.
• Sherkston Shores, Port Colborne.

 

Escapees RV Club LogoThe Escapee’s Club updated its members today about a law to be enacted March 1 that would impact members who register their vehicles in Texas.

A solution will be in place to allow RVers and others who are citizens of the state to be able to re-register their vehicles without having to drive back to the state for the MVIS sticker.

During a Senate Transportation Committee meeting, Whitney Brewster, the director of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, publicly stated that residents who are out of state at the time registration is due will be allowed to complete the process without the need to return to the state for the vehicle inspection. Online re-registration will be available for people who choose to use this option. However Escapees said it is not known what type of documents will be needed to show proof that the resident is out of state.

“When the vehicle has returned to the state, then the owner will have 72 hours to get the required inspection,” said Jim Koka, Escapees advocacy director. “All Texas county registration offices will have the ability to override the inspection requirement during the re-registration request.

“I would like to thank you for your patience while the wheels were grinding out a favorable solution for us who register our vehicles in Texas,” said Koca.  “I will continue to monitor this issue and will report back to you when needed.”

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