6 New Good Sam Parks Near Beautiful Rivers and Beaches

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December 8, 2020

FIshing on Cape May. Photo: WPros/Pixabay Fishing during sunrise. Good Sam Parks Put Guests in Top Spots

Camp near sweeping shores or lush riverbanks on your next trip. Six new Good Sam Parks put guests in top spots for lovers of exotic birds, ocean coasts and tropical waterways. These parks also offer a 10 percent discount for Good Sam members.

As you explore, learn about all of the RV parks in the Good Sam Network. You’re bound to find a Good Sam Park close to home for a well-deserved getaway. If you’re not a member, you can purchase a membership at any Good Sam Park or sign up online.

So get back to the beach (or river) on your next trip. Check each park’s link to determine seasonal availability and to make reservations.

Pond at a beautiful campground.

Acorn Campground

Acorn Campground, Green Creek, New Jersey

Located on the south end of the Garden State’s Atlantic Shore, historical Cape May County has attracted beach lovers for more than a century. Acorn Campground helps travelers live their dreams of camping in a beautiful coastal setting. Visitors can explore the Jersey Shore beaches of Wildwood and Stone Harbor and travel through time to historic Cape May, known for its well-preserved Victorian-era architecture.

new good sam parks put guests in top spots — Sunset on Shore

Cape May County. Photo: Ryan Stone/Unsplash

The park has 323 spacious and shaded campsites with full hook-ups and pull-through sites to accommodate every RV. Amenities include two swimming pools, three playgrounds, a basketball court, game room, laundry, bathhouses with showers, two fishing ponds, a laundry room and an on-site convenience store.

What’s Nearby: Hikers can get an eyeful of one of the east coast’s richest birding environments by taking the Cape May Trail. The 1.6-mile novice loop trail meanders through idyllic woodlands carpeted with wildflowers, picturesque beaches and fertile marshlands. Take a dip at Sunset Beach on Cape May Point, with picturesque coves and views of the historical Atlantus, a World War I-era concrete ship that ran aground and is a beloved local landmark.

Big Valley MH & RV Park and Magnolia Village MHP & RV Park, Donna, Texas

Have a relaxing stay in Donna, a small town in the Rio Grande Valley that gives travelers a getaway that’s close to all the adventures the Rio Grande offers. Located on Interstate 2 between Harlingen and McAllen, the town puts visitors within striking distance of some of the Lone Star State’s biggest attractions.

The Big Valley MH & RV Park in Donna makes sure guests feel welcome. Besides worship services onsite and a self-service RV wash, there’s also a heated pool, rec hall, outdoor games and planned activities. The all-weather sites include 50-amp power, some shaded sites, big rig sites and plenty of room for slide-outs.

A liver shaped pool with RVs in background

Magnolia Village MHP & RV Park

Meanwhile, the friendly, homey Magnolia Village MHP & RV Park offers big-rig sites as well as 50-amp hookups. Amenities include a pool, hot tub, exercise room and rec hall. Planned activities keep guests engaged during their stay.

What’s Nearby: The Donna Hooks Fletcher Museum preserves a century-old way of life experienced by southern Texans. Artifacts on exhibit include the town’s first telephone, a bar purportedly used in the 1914 Blue Goose Saloon and household appliances, including an icebox, clothes wringer washtub and butter churn.

For a thrilling wildlife experience, head south to the Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge, with 12 miles of trails including the Canopy Walk, a rope bridge suspended high above the ground between two towers. Walk across the span to witness wildlife in the high branches of the anacua and ebony trees. Ascend the 40-foot-tall Tower Overlook for sweeping views of the surrounding valley.

Small pool with palm trees overhead

Carefree Valley MHP & RV Resort

Carefree Valley MHP & RV Resort, Harlingen, Texas

Nestled in the Rio Grande Valley, this Good Sam Park immerses guests in a laid-back atmosphere with a distinctive Texas flavor. Paved, shaded and grass sites with room for slide-outs are available for campers along with full hookups. A heated pool, hot tub, exercise room and rec room give guests plenty to do. Join one of the planned activities or travel to one of the many attractions that line this iconic waterway.

What’s Nearby: In the town of Harlingen, visitors will find lots of well-preserved reminders of the area’s Old West history. It’s a bit less wild than the “Six-Shooter Junction” days of the 1800s, but visitors can still have a great time in town. The Rio Grande Valley Museum tells the story of Harlingen and its role in the growth of the region, and World War II heroes are honored at the Iwo Jima Monument and Museum on the Marine Military Academy campus. Lift a few beers in Rustlers, an authentic country bar serving cold drinks and providing lots of room to do the Texas two-step.

Citrus Valley MHP & RV Park, McAllen, Texas

Stay at one of the most popular birding destinations in the lush Texas Tropics. Located just a few miles north of the Rio Grande, this quiet RV park sits in a rustic setting but also is close to major stores, including CVS, Walmart, Lowes, Dollar Tree and Urgent Care. Add a friendly staff to the mix and outstanding amenities, and it’s no wonder why this park packs a ton of snowbird appeal.

RVs on grassy sites with palm trees overhead.

Citrus Valley MHP & RV Park

Guests at the park enjoy the heated pool, laundry facilities, showers in bathrooms, hot tub and shuffleboard court. The park’s camping offerings include big rig sites, 50-amp power and room for slideouts.

What’s Nearby: Nature lovers can get their birding fix at the Quinta Mazatlan World Birding Center, located in a 1930s adobe structure that serves to educate visitors about the area’s rich wildlife population. Also in town, the McAllen Nature Center offers a variety of nature walks for families, bird enthusiasts and photographers on a half-mile of trails. The International Museum of Art and Science gives visitors a chance to learn about the area’s ecosystem with the interactive RioScape.

Gateway MHP & RV Park, Raymondville, Texas

Wide-open countryside just a few miles from the Gulf Coast attracts visitors to Gateway MHP & RV Park in the town of Raymondville. Follow the park’s palm-lined, paved drive to discover amenities that include a self-service RV wash, restrooms and showers and laundry. The rec hall and planned activities add to the fun of the journey.

The 291 full-hookup sites include shaded sites, pull-through sites and some with 50-amp hookups. Patios give guests room to relax in the open air. Hit the highway south to visit fun South Texas Tropics spots like Harlingen, Weslaco and Brownsville.

What’s Nearby: Hop on  Texas State Highway 48 for South Padre Island on the Gulf Coast. The second-largest island by area on the contiguous United States, South Padre Miles has miles of trails crisscrossing a landscape of dunes, sweeping coasts and rolling hills. The town of South Padre Island on the southern end is home to the Port Isabel Lighthouse. Book a deep-sea charter from South Padre Island if you want to fish for monster grouper, tuna and blue marlin in the Gulf of Mexico.