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Kayaking in the clear waters of Manatee Springs a few miles from Breezy Acres RV Park. Photo: Michael Rivera Kayaking in the clear waters of Manatee Springs State Park.

New Good Sam Parks means more value and discounts to RVers.

The Good Sam Park Network welcomed four new RV Parks in May, each now offering a 10 percent discount to club members. With more RV parks added to Good Sam’s 2,400-plus park network, members have more opportunities than ever to benefit from North America’s premier RV organization.

If you’re not a Good Sam Club member, joining is easy. Purchase a membership at any Good Sam Park, or sign up online. New members get a $25 Camping Certificate for their next outing.

Add these Good Sam Parks to your itinerary if you’re traveling to Arizona, Florida or Texas.

A bright red stagecoach rumbles through Tombstone, Arizona.

A stagecoach rumbles through town in Tombstone, Arizona. Photo: Jim Strasma

Mountain View RV Park, Huachuca City, Arizona

As its name implies, Mountain View RV Park treats guests to stunning vistas of the rugged peaks that line the horizon in almost every direction. The southern Arizona park sits just a short drive from stellar hiking in five dramatic ranges, while the bustling small towns of Tombstone and Sierra Vista lie within a 20-mile radius of the park. After a day of adventure, guests can relax in their sites, 61 of which are served by full hookups. Tables and patios at each site let guests relax and enjoy the surrounding desert views. Visitors who prefer to rough it can put down stakes in the “tenters paradise” for dry-camping.

RVs parked in a beautiful desert setting in Arizona.

Guests enjoy desert vistas at Mountain View RV Park. Image: Mountain View RV Park.

All guests can recharge in the rec hall or exercise room, and a game of horseshoes will keep the fun going. Nature trails branch out into the surrounding desert from the campground, serving up a quick dose of scenery and exercise for hikers. Enjoy planned activities to have fun with fellow campers. Season campers can take advantage of RV storage, and a self-service RV wash rinses the desert dust off those rigs.

What’s Nearby: Lovers of all things Wild West should mosey to Tombstone, just 19 miles to the east. Renowned as the site of the infamous Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in 1881, the town goes to great lengths to keep the frontier spirit alive. Take a stroll on the wooden boardwalks that line the dusty main drag, duck into a “saloon” for a beer or watch thrilling reenactments of quick-draw gunslingers in action. For a mellower side of Arizona, drop into Sierra Vista, nicknamed “Napa-zona” for the many wineries that dot the region. Sip southwest vintages or go biking to Coronado National Memorial, a 16-mile up-and-back jaunt.

Breezy Acres RV Park Sign welcomes visitors to a lush, green RV park.

Breezy Acres RV Park welcomes guests to a lush, verdant RV park. Image: Breezy Acres.

Breezy Acres RV Park, Chiefland, Florida

Meet the manatees or swim in crystal clear spring waters during your visit to Breezy Acres RV Park, located in the Gulf Coast town Chiefland in Northern Florida. Nestled in a lush, rural setting near outstanding attractions, the park invites guests to bask in the laidback atmosphere found only in the Sunshine State’s less crowded areas. The campground’s 60 full-hookup grass sites are powered by 30- and 50-amps; 26 sites are pull-throughs for larger RVs, and many are shaded. Guests can stay connected on the park’s Wi-Fi, or put away the devices for fun at the horseshoes pit or in the rec hall. Restrooms, showers and laundry facilities ensure a comfortable, convenient stay.

Swimming enjoy clear spring waters in Manatee Springs State Park.

Swimming in the clear waters of Manatee Springs State Park. Photo: Michael Rivera

What’s Nearby: The park’s proximity to the area’s natural springs make Breezy Acres popular for folks who enjoy clear, healing H20. Just 16 miles west, Manatee Springs State Park near the Suwannee River gives visitors close-up glimpses to the “sea cows” that have made the site famous. Stroll the park’s 800-foot boardwalk, which leads visitors through a verdant cypress forest and overlooks one of the state’s most productive springs. An estimated 100 million gallons of water surge into the park daily, making it a popular place for cooling off. Observe the big manatees swim and relax in the calm waters, or take a hike on one of the many trails that branch through the forest. Equally spectacular is Fanning Springs State Park, where fans of underwater fun can go scuba diving in clear, 72-degree water.

Keys to Fun. Just 37 miles to the southwest, the Gulf Coast town of Cedar Key delights visitors with fresh, succulent seafood, white-sand beaches and endless adventure in unspoiled wildlife habitat, like Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge. Accessible by Florida State Road 24, the quirky island town is a launching pad for kayaking, fishing and boating adventures.

Beautiful Texas Gulf RV Resort.

Blue Water RV Resort’s Beachfront views. Photo: Blue Water RV Resort.

Blue Water RV Resort, Freeport, Texas

Blue Water RV Resort puts guests right on a sandy Gulf of Mexico beach in a brand-new vacation destination. When guests aren’t playing on the sand just steps from their sites, they can enjoy amenities like an onsite bar and grill and sparkling swimming pool. The gated property gives access to 11 miles of unrestricted beach, and there’s a private boat ramp, docks, fishing piers and a fish cleaning station. Walk along the ½ mile discovery trail along the canal the runs adjacent the property; take advantage of golf-cart, kayak, canoe or paddleboard rentals; or gather with your group at the community covered pavilion. Guests have a choice of staying at 180 available sites, with 30- and 50-amp power, or in one of the charming cottages.

What’s Nearby: Blue Water RV Resort sits just 6 miles northeast along the coast from Surfside Beach, site of some of the best waves in Texas. The small town also is an outstanding jumping-off point for fishing on the beach or from one of the charters that regularly depart from the town’s harbor. Restaurants and shops in town will keep visitors busy for hours.

Just northwest of Blue Water, Galveston Island welcomes visitors to explore 32 miles of stunning beaches along with the Town of Galveston at the opposite end. The Galveston Pleasure Pier is an iconic summer pastime, with rides and games; Moody Gardens showcases exotic environments under a striking pyramid structure. See monkeys play in a rainforest or explore a one-of-a-kind aquarium.

A crowd overlooks an excavation for bones at the Waco Mammoth National Monument.

Viewing an excavation at the Waco Mammoth National Monument. Photo: U.S. Department of the Interior

Riverview Campground, Waco, Texas

Discover Texas prairie treasures in Riverview Campground in Waco. Visitors can take their time exploring this city’s natural and man-made attractions while staying in a well-developed park with lots of shade trees, paved roads and fishing on the Brazos River just across the street. Sixty full-hookup sites welcome guests with 50-amp power at each space and 50 pull-through sites for larger rigs. All sites have ample room for slide-outs. Guests can fill downtime at the swimming pool, rec hall or outdoor game areas. LP bottles, laundry facilities and restrooms and showers keep guests comfortable.

RVs parked under shade trees at Riverview Campground in Waco

RVs parked under shade trees at Riverview Campground in Waco. Image: Riverview Campground.

What’s Nearby: Located between Austin and Dallas on Interstate 35, Waco boasts all the amenities of a major city with a heaping dose of Texas charm thrown in. The walkable downtown core is dotted with restaurants and fun shops. Magnolia Market at the Silos is a cluster of restaurants and retail outlets arrayed around a community garden that welcomes guests to explore and learn about working the soil. Tour the award-winning Balcones distillery, known for their outstanding whiskey, or go kayaking or paddleboarding on the Brazos River, which runs right through town. Nearby, the Waco Mammoth National Monument exhibits Mammoth bones and information based on remains excavated from a nearby site.