An astonishing 1.1 million RVers migrate to North America’s Sunbelt every year to escape the chilly temperatures of the northern United States and Canada, according to a study by Recreation Vehicle Industry Association.
To help these snowbirds find just the right warm-weather roosts, the editors and consultants of the Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory have compiled a list of the Top Snowbird Parks of 2013. Featuring RV parks and resorts from California to Florida, the list is tailored for RV travelers seeking extended stays at campgrounds with lots of amenities and features for fun in the sun.
Good Sam RV Travel Guide’s Top Snowbird Parks:
Bella Terra Of Gulf Shores, Gulf Shores, Alabama
Apache Wells RV Resort, Mesa, Arizona
Arizona Cowboy RV Park, Mesa, Arizona
Canyon Vistas RV Resort & Superstition Views Resort, Gold Canyon, Arizona
Desert Gold RV Resort, Brenda, Arizona
Eagle View RV Resort At Fort Mcdowell, Fort Mcdowell, Arizona
Mesa Spirit RV Resort, Mesa, Arizona
Palm Creek Golf & RV Resort, Casa Grande, Arizona
Pueblo El Mirage Golf & RV Resort, El Mirage, Arizona
Rincon Country East RV Resort, Tucson, Arizona
Rincon Country West RV Resort, Tucson, Arizona
Superstition Sunrise RV Resort, Apache Junction, Arizona
Towerpoint Resort, Mesa, Arizona
Westwind RV & Golf Resort, Yuma, Arizona
Bakersfield RV Resort, Bakersfield, California
Golden Village Palms RV Resort – Sunland, Hemet, California
Jackson Rancheria RV Park, Jackson, California
Pagosa Riverside Campground, Pagosa Springs, Colorado
Daytona Beach RV Resort, Port Orange, Florida
Dunedin Carefree RV Resort & The Blue Moon Inn, Dunedin, Florida
Gulf Pines KOA, Milton, Florida
Horseshoe Cove Carefree RV Resort, Bradenton, Florida
Lakeland RV Resort, Lakeland, Florida
Miami Everglades Resort, Miami, Florida
Navarre Beach Campground, Navarre, Florida
Pecan Park RV Resort, Jacksonville, Florida
Red Oaks RV Resort, Bushnell, Florida
Sunseeker’S RV Park, Fort Myers, Florida
The Great Outdoors RV Nature And Golf Resort, Titusville, Florida
Whisper Creek RV Resort, La Belle, Florida
Williston Crossings RV Resort, Williston, Florida
Woodsmoke Camping Resort, Fort Myers, Florida
Lvm Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada
Walker River Resort, Smith Valley, Nevada
Phoenix RV Park, Salem, Oregon
The Campground at James Island County Park, Charleston, South Carolina
Austin Lone Star Carefree RV Resort, Austin, Texas
Bentsen Grove Resort, Mission, Texas
Bentsen Palm Village RV Resort, Mission, Texas
Colonia Del Rey RV Park, Corpus Christi, Texas
Parkview Riverside RV Park, Concan, Texas
Sea Breeze RV Park, Portland, Texas
Traveler’s World RV Resort, San Antonio, Texas
Treetops Carefree RV Resort, Arlington, Texas
McArthur’s Temple View RV Resort, St George, Utah
Warm-weather RV Travelers
The Top Snowbird Parks are among the hundreds of RV parks that dot the U.S. Sunbelt, from the deserts of California to Florida’s tropical Gulf Coast. RVers who enjoy the snowbird lifestyle range from retired seniors, who have the wherewithal to journey far from home for extended periods of time, to Baby Boomers dipping their toes in the water.
While some snowbirds spend the winter months traveling from one warm-weather location to another, others enjoy long-term stays at RV parks and resorts that cultivate a sense of community among seasonal residents. At Florida’s Sunseeker RV Park in Fort Lauderdale, guests partake in themed costume parties throughout the season. In Mission, Texas, Bentsen Grove Resort offers residents everything from bingo to pickleball to craft classes to keep guests occupied.
Many of the RV parks and resorts on the Good Sam RV Travel Guide list provide amenities designed for long-term guests, including spas, pools, yoga classes, personal trainers and computer rooms. Eagle View RV Resort at Fort McDowell, Arizona, for example, offers a state-of-the-art fitness center, horseback rides along the banks of the Verde River and outings to the nearby Fort McDowell Casino. At California’s Bakersfield RV Resort, an onsite bar and restaurant beckons guests who’ve worked up an appetite after hours on the road, and a masseuse stands by to help guests unwind.
Location also plays a role in snowbird parks’ popularity. Alabama’s Bella Terra RV Resort, for example, puts guests just minutes from the sugar white sands of the Gulf Coast. LVM Resort in Las Vegas sits just a few blocks from the legendary Los Vegas Strip, where world class gaming, food and entertainment are always within reach.
Good Sam RV Travel Guide
RV travelers can find more information about these and other parks in the 2013 Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory, which combines two of the RV industry’s most popular and respected brands—the Trailer Life Directory and Woodall’s Campground Directory—into one comprehensive volume. The guide contains detailed information about more than 14,000 RV resorts and campgrounds across North America; each campground is personally inspected and rated by a Good Sam consultant team.
Click here for more information about the 2013 Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory, click on www.GoodSamCamping.com.