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Despite the stereotype of RVs as gas-guzzling, carbon-spewing behemoths, RVing is actually an environmentally friendly way to travel.
RV trips require drastically less fuel than air travel, and RV parks use far fewer resources than hotels or resorts. Some RV parks have upped the green ante by adopting earth-friendly practices ranging from recycling policies to solar panels, energy-efficient lighting and environmentally sound landscaping. To help recreational vehicle enthusiasts find RV parks that follow environmentally friendly practices, the editors and consultants of the Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory have compiled a list of the top Green RV Parks.
Boasting RV parks from across North America, the list is tailored for RV travelers seeking campgrounds that adhere to an ecologically sound philosophy without sacrificing the comforts and conveniences RVers have come to expect in their travels. The Good Sam RV Travel Guide’s top green RV parks are:
Grand Canyon Railway RV Park, Williams, Ariz.; Bakersfield River Run RV Park, Bakersfield, Calif.; San Diego RV Resort-Sunland, La Mesa, Calif.
Going Green Over the past decade, RV parks across the country have taken great strides in terms of energy usage. Grand Canyon Railway RV Park, for example, relies on a large array of solar panels for electricity.
San Diego RV Resort in La Mesa, Calif., likewise embraces environmental initiatives that make it popular among guests. Good Sam Guide RV travelers can find more information about more green RV 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 more than 8,000 private RV parks across North America; each campground is personally inspected and rated by the Good Sam’s consultant teams. The guide also includes lifestyle features, regional trip guides and essential travel facts.
Readers can get vital tech tips, learn about must-see points of interest in all of North America’s states and provinces, follow a meal and fitness planner and get Road Ready with a special products section. Also included are guides to RV-related state laws and information needed for trouble-free trips into Canada and Mexico.
For more information about the 2013 Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory, click here.