Take advantage of RV travel savings at seven new Good Sam Parks across North America.
You’ll find a Good Sam Parks in every possible setting, from remote corners of the Arizona desert to big Midwestern cities with world-class attractions. Despite the differences, one factor remains constant: the 10 percent discount for members and the value you can expect from North America’s premier RV organization.
In all, there are more than 2,400 Good Sam Parks across the U.S. and Canada, and the network grows every month. 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 new Good Sam Parks savings to your travel itinerary:
Copper Mountain RV Park, Tacna, Arizona
Lovers of wide-open desert spaces will feel at home in the Copper Mountain RV Park in the small town of Tacna in southeast Arizona. Located 41 miles east of Yuma along Interstate 8, the park welcomes guests with 100 full-hookup gravel sites, each powered by 30- and 50-amp electricity and providing ample room for slide-outs. Travelers can get refreshed after long hours of desert driving, thanks to the laundry facilities, self-service RV wash, and restrooms and showers. Attend planned activities or make your own fun at the horseshoe pit, shuffleboard court, rec hall and exercise room. A new Dog Park lets canines scamper in a sprawling patch of green turf.
What’s nearby: Despite the vast stretches of the surrounding desert, you can find robust pockets of plant life in the area. To the north, the Quigley State Wildlife Area on the Lower Gila River serves a major stopover for bald eagles, peregrine falcons and gray flycatchers. For farm-to-table dining, Yuma and its surrounding fields don’t disappoint: Visitors can take Field to Feast tours and even pick your own veggies. To the north, the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge is home to bighorn sheep, Gila monsters and mountain lions in a landscape dominated by rugged rocks and saguaro cactuses.
Hansen Family Campground & Storage, Havre, Montana
RVers traversing the rolling hills of northern Montana will find welcome rest at Hansen Family Campground & Storage, just east of the small town of Havre. The park’s 23 full-hookup pull-through sites make it easy to get in and out. All sites have Wi-Fi, and the ample sizes — 150-feet in length — give you lots of elbow room. Explore the surrounding wide-open country by renting a bike from the park or setting out on foot one of the park’s nature trails. Games onsite will provide diversions for folks who prefer to stay local.
What’s Nearby: Guests may feel compelled to stay a while when they discover the surrounding attractions. Anglers who make the short trip to the Milk River can cast for catfish, sturgeon and smallmouth bass. The gentle current makes kayaking, canoeing and rafting a pleasant floating experience. The lack of development on the banks makes this an ideal trip for lovers of nature — keep an eye out for deers and eagles. After dark, gamblers can mosey over to Le Havre’s three casinos for slots, keno and other games.
Comstock County RV Resort, Carson City, Nevada
Get a taste of Nevada’s frontier flavor by staying at Comstock County RV Resort in Carson City. Sitting at the junction of Interstate 580 and U.S. Route 395, the park puts guest near the heart of the town known for huge silver hauls and cowboy characters. Most of the resort’s 150 spaces sit under shade, and ample site size gives you plenty of elbow room; there are tables and patios at sites. Stock up on groceries and RV supplies at the park’s store, take advantage of metered LP gas and cable or do a load of laundry while there. A heated pool, frisbee golf course and outdoor games keep the good times rolling.
What’s Nearby: Lovers of clear lake water may feel tempted to drive west of the resort along U.S. Route 50 to the clear waters of Lake Tahoe, and it’s hard to blame them. Straddling the California-Nevada border, the vast 191-square-mile lake is a playground for boaters, swimmers, anglers and kayakers. The surrounding mountains make it one of the most scenic spots in North America. If you prefer staying close to home, the Nevada State Railroad Museum preserves the cars and engines that fueled the area’s once-vital mining economy. Also in town, the Nevada State Museum exhibits treasures from the past, including the skeleton of a woolly mammoth.
Alton RV Park, Galloway, Ohio
Looking for a no-nonsense place to stay that gives out a distinctively Midwest vibe? Try Alton RV Park, a charming getaway located on the eastern outskirts of Columbus, Ohio. Bordered by lush lawns and tall trees, the small RV park has all the amenities you’ll need for a visit to the big city. The 35 full hookup sites include 18 pull-throughs, and power is 30- to 50-amps. Pets are welcome, although there are breed restrictions.
What’s Nearby: Columbus ranks as the nation’s 14th largest city, but the metropolis hasn’t lost its homey, Midwestern appeal. College football fanatics can time their visit with an Ohio State football game, when Ohio Stadium becomes a sea of scarlet as championship-winning Buckeyes hit the field. All family members will enjoy the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, with a population of exotic animals that includes leopards, elephants and a rhinoceros.
The Old Mill RV Park, Garibaldi, Oregon
Oregon’s Pacific coast thrills vacationers with rugged coastlines, water sports and hot bowls of clam chowder. The Old Mill RV Park in the bayside town of Garibaldi puts travelers right in the middle of the action, with sights overlooking Tillamook Bay and a marina with a boat ramp and boat slips. The park’s 80 gravel sites include full hookups with 20 pull-throughs with room for patios and fire rings. Restrooms and showers, RV storage, laundry facilities and firewood keep guests comfortable, and several green spaces accommodate outdoor play, with a volleyball court and horseshoe pit on the grounds.
What’s Nearby: Boaters can launch into Tillamook Bay and motor (or sail) out to the Pacific Ocean for a look at the spectacular Three Arche Rocks National Wildlife Refuge. Deep-sea charters also depart from Garibaldi, returning with hefty halls of halibut, tuna and salmon. Board Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad for a historic steam train ride that follows the bay’s coast. When it’s dinner time, pull up a chair at a local restaurant and crack into one of the succulent Dungeness crabs that were caught earlier in the day by local fishermen.
Duvall in the Smokies RV Campground & Cabins, Sevierville, Tennessee
Amusement park thrills and natural splendor lie within reach of Duvall in the Smokies RV Campground. Close to Interstate 20 in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, the RV park occupies 650 of waterfront campsites on the Little Pigeon River and offers boat rentals. The 29 available spaces include 30×80-foot pull-throughs along with barbecue grills on site. Amenities include firewood, restroom and showers and RV supplies. Guests can drop lines in the river for rainbow trout and brook trout.
What’s Nearby: Just seven miles to the south, Dollywood Parks and Resorts dish out amusement park fun with gravity-defying rides, decadent food and musical acts inspired by its namesake, music icon Dolly Parton. Further south, the town of Gatlinburg serves as a gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Ride the Ober Gatlinburg tram or hit the trail for hiking adventures. Also within reach is Pigeon Forge, home to popular attractions like the Titanic Museum Attraction and Elvis Presley Museum.
Golden Municipal Campground, Golden, British Columbia
Camp within striking distance of five Canadian National Parks by staying at Golden Municipal Campground. The park is small in size — with only 35 spaces — but big on possibility, with ample recreation diversions in the park and in the surrounding landscape. Go fishing and kayaking on the Kicking Horse River, which borders the campground, or relax in the pavilion. Take advantage of the propane tank exchange on-site, grill up some burgers at the charcoal park grill near the picnic shelter or enjoy the DVD/book exchange.
What’s Nearby: Choose your adventure: Directly to the east lies a cluster of parks on the Canadian Rockies, including Yoho National Park, Banff National Park, Kootenay National Park. Directly north is Jasper National Park and to the west lies Glacier National Park. Prolong your stay at Golden Municipal to hit all of them.