New Good Sam Parks deliver big savings to members in popular destinations.
Good Sam savings and value are popping up everywhere — near national parks, in big cities and out-of-the-way travel spots. So far in June, eleven new Good Sam Parks in North America now offer 10 percent discounts to club members. Members can use those savings on a new pair of hiking boots, more fishing gear or another helping of poutine during the next trip to Montreal.
In all, there are more than 2,400 Good Sam Parks across the U.S. and Canada, and the network grows every month, spreading value to more and more places for members of North America’s premier RV organization.
Add these new Good Sam Parks savings to your travel itinerary:
Martha’s Vineyard Family Campground, Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts
Located in the Atlantic Ocean 8 miles south of Cape Cod, this island is known for its beautiful beaches, laid-back atmosphere and frequent sightings of the celebrities who make this a summer home. Martha’s Vineyard Family Campground sits just over a mile from the Vineyard Ferry Terminal near the island’s northern-facing Vineyard Haven-Harbor. Roomy shaded sites greet visitors, who can purchase groceries and sign up with fishing guides. Hit the frisbee golf course or rent a bike and set out on one of the island’s many winding trails.
What’s Nearby: Known simply as “the Vineyard” by locals, the island is a playground for celebrities ranging from James Taylor to Carly Simon to the Kennedy family. Equally impressive are the coastal vistas, including the Gay Head Cliffs on the island’s western tip, named a top 10 “walking beach” by the Travel Channel. Go on a tour of the Vineyard’s five gorgeous lighthouses or set out on one of the bike trails that cover much of the 100-square-mile island. Boating, paddleboarding and surfing are plentiful, and anglers can catch a charter for striped bass, bluefish and more.
Eagle Cliff Campground & Lodging, Lanesboro, Minnesota
RVers can camp on the banks of the scenic Root River surrounded by lush countryside at Eagle Cliff Campground & Lodging. Canoeing, fishing and hiking are never far away from this well-appointed RV park, with 236 roomy sites and bike and boating rentals. Riverfront sites are available, putting guests just steps from fun in the river.
What’s nearby: During the summer, the Land of 10,000 Lakes lives up to its reputation as a watersports hotspot, and the Lanesboro area doesn’t disappoint. Kayaking, swimming and fishing keep guests busy for hours on the waterway’s gentle current, while nature trails lead hikers deep in the surrounding forest. While in town, eat at the Spud Boy Diner, located in a 1925 Diner Car refurbished and placed on Main Street.
Branson View Campground, Branson, Missouri
Branson View Campground sits just two miles off of the city’s 76 Strip entertainment district, but the park’s lush, peaceful environment will make guests feel light years away from city life. The small park is home to big sites (90 feet) with lots of room for slide-outs, along with and fire rings and barbecues at each space. Several trees cast plenty of shade over lots. A swimming pool and game room keep guests entertained, but the nearby attractions draw most guests to explore the area.
What’ Nearby: Branson’s many performing arts venues and recreation offerings make it the capital of entertainment in the Midwest. Along the 76 Strip, theaters put on shows by entertainers from the singing Osmonds to comedian Yakov Smirnoff. Bring the kids to Silver Dollar City, an amusement park with rides and family-friendly entertainment. Take a breather at Table Rock State Park. Great fishing, picnic spots and bike trails abound. Rent a canoe, a ski boat or paddleboard.
Yellowstone RV Park, Gardiner, Montana
Located on the northern border of Yellowstone National Park, Yellowstone RV Park is ideal for campers who seek sightings of wildlife, geysers and stunning Western scenery. The small park accommodates tenters and offers RV supplies, laundry and a self-service RV wash. Guests can go fishing at the nearby Yellowstone River, while the entrance to the national park is just over one mile to the north.
What’s Nearby: Yellowstone became America’s first national park in 1872 and continues to dazzle visitors with abundant wildlife and explosive geysers scattered across 3,000 square miles. Take a wildlife-watching tour for bears and buffalo or hit the trails for bicycling and backpacking fun. Boating and angling opportunities are available in the park’s rivers and lakes.
Clatskanie River Inn & RV Park, Clatskanie, Oregon
Sitting on a tributary of the mighty Columbia River, this small park places guests in a charming small town with wide-open recreation in nearly every direction. Part of a hotel complex, guests can enjoy a heated indoor pool, exercise room and complimentary breakfast. Each site has room for slide-outs as well as a table.
What’s Nearby: Just over a mile to the north, the huge Columbia River entices boaters and anglers to play in its current. A short boat ride along the Clatskanie River takes visitors to the big waterway, where Chinook salmon tug on lines.
Browders Marina RV Park & Campground, Coldspring, Texas
Perched on the banks of Lake Livingstone in the East Texas Piney Woods region, Browders Marina RV Park & Campground in Coldspring suits guests who seek water recreation. Campers can obtain fishing supplies or buy a fishing license at the park. An onsite boating ramp and kayaks and canoes complete the picture. Guests can stay comfortably with 50-amp sites with patios, tables, fire rings and trash pickup at the site.
What’s Nearby: Covering 16,616 square miles, Lake Livingston is the second-largest lake located wholly in the Lone Star State. That means lots of boating and fishing possibilities, with anglers hauling in largemouth bass, bluegill and crappie.
Texarkana RV Park, Texarkana, Texas
Texarkana is famous as the town split down the middle by the Texas and Arkansas state order, but visitors quickly forget the novelty and instead bask the homey-vibe of this friendly community. Texarkana RV Park, likewise, keeps guests comfortable and entertained, with 98 full hookup sites, 59 of which are pull-thrus. A swimming pool, exercise room and onsite fishing help guest have a good time.
What’s Nearby: Texarkana is dotted with family-friendly attractions, including the Four States Auto Museum and Kidtopia Park, a multi-purpose playground designed by kids and for kids. Southeast of town, the Wright Patman Lake covers 20,300 acres and teems with bass, channel catfish and crappie (it’s on the Texas side, so make sure you have a Texas fishing license).
Iron Springs Resort, Cedar City, Utah
Some of southeast Utah’s most famous national parks lie within striking distance of Iron Springs Resort in Cedar City. When guests aren’t out exploring the amazing landscapes, they’re enjoying the park’s rec hall, pavilion or horseback riding. The park’s large sites give guests plenty of elbow room, while groceries and a snack bar provide guests with all the conveniences they need.
What’s Nearby: Within 10 miles, visitors could spend days exploring the ATV riding, hiking and mountain-biking possibilities of the region. For many folks, the big draw is Zion National Park, which sits about an hour’s drive to the south. To the east are Bryce National Park and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
Leeds RV Park & Motel, Leeds, Utah
Sitting close to Interstate 15 in southeast Utah, Leeds RV Park & Motel lies within easy access to the town of St. George, Zion National Park and Quail Creek State Park. Snowbirds frequent this park to enjoy the area’s mild winter, but any time of year Is ideal camping in one of the well-appointed sites (most are shaded). Side-by-side hookups, lots of room for slide-outs and tables at sites keep guest comfortable.
What’s Nearby: While natural attractions abound, this park also sits close to some of the Beehive State’s most appealing towns. Just 20 minutes to the southwest, St. George is a charming town with several golf courses and museums. Follow recently discovered dinosaur tracks and peer at fossils at the Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm. Take a hike through the dazzling Red Cliffs National Conservation Area.
Shooting Star RV Resort, Escalante, Utah
Shooting Star RV Resort has the enviable position of being surrounded on all sides by world-famous public lands. Guests may be tempted to get out and explore, but it’s worth it to stick around the park for a bit and enjoy amenities like the park store (under construction), luxurious bathhouse and a Classic outdoor movie theater featuring 1960s classic cars as seats. Before showtime, grab popcorn or a soda at the Snack Shack. Coming soon: Hollywood-style Airstream trailers that the park will rent out to guests.
What’s Nearby: Adventure isn’t far from the resort. Trails leading through Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument are accessible only steps from campsites. Further afield, guests can explore Calf Creek Falls (16 miles) Kodachrome Basin State Park (43 miles) and Bryce Canyon National Park (50 miles).
Camping du Vieux Moulin, St. Barthelemy, Quebec
Sixty miles north of Montreal near the St. Lawrence River, this charming RV resort occupies lush, tree-shaded grounds along the shores of a small lake. Guests can treat themselves to amenities like a swimming pool, splash pad, tennis court and kayaking and canoeing on the water. Fire rings and tables at the roomy sites will help guests keep the party going well into the night.
What’s Nearby: Montreal bustles with all of the fun you can expect in a modern metropolis. Rent a canoe and paddle down historic Lachine Canal, where you can also cast a line for a quick catch. Taste the dish that has become synonymous with Quebec: poutine. This cheesy, saucy French-fry masterpiece is found at eateries throughout the city. On St. Helen’s Island on the St. Lawrence River, the futuristic biosphere dazzles visitors with displays devoted to environments from around the globe.