Good Sam Announces Top Snowbird RV Parks for 2014

The Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory announced its list of Top Snowbird Parks for 2014.

Good Sam 2014-Top Snowbird ParksGood Sam editors and consultants chose the list of Snowbird Parks from the annual publication’s database of 8,000 private parks.

These select Sun Belt RV parks stand out for their amenities and accommodations for winter travelers seeking fun in the sun.

Located across the warm-weather band that stretches from California to the southeast, each of the Top Snowbird Parks offers activities, services, and comforts tailored to travelers who have trekked across a continent—sometimes as far as 3,000 miles—and often stay in their snowbird roosts for months at a time.

Highlights of this list include:

  • RV parks on the list accommodate snowbird travelers with luxuries that include pools, spas, fitness centers, and golf courses.
  • Snowbird parks generally cultivate vibrant winter communities that offer social events, classes, and tours to surrounding attractions.
  • The snowbird parks on the list represent a wide variety of ecosystems and cultures, from the lowland coastal areas of Florida to the deserts of California and Arizona.

Facts About Snowbirds

The natural beauty of the Golden Isles (Georgia) is sure to captivate visitors. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

The natural beauty of the Golden Isles (Georgia) is sure to captivate visitors. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Over 1 million RVers make the trek south to the Sun Belt every winter, more than the population of Austin, Texas.

Snowbirds generally follow north-south travel patterns: Those who reside in the northwest generally spend winter in the southwest, while snowbirds who live in the northeast winter in the southeast, etc.

Snowbird migration dramatically alters the demographics of some winter communities. For example, the population of Yuma, Arizona, grows from 60,000 to more than 120,000 when snowbird season rolls around.

In Texas, RVers who stay during winter are known as “Winter Texans,” not Snowbirds.
Snowbirds make up a large portion of the attendees to major Sun Belt RV shows, such as the Florida RV SuperShow and Quartzsite Sports, Vacation, and RV Show held every January.

Top Snowbird Parks

Harris hawk fly in unthethered in the Raptor Free Flights at Arizona Desert Museum in Tucson, Arizona. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Harris hawk fly in unthethered in the Raptor Free Flights at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson, Arizona. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Arizona
Apache Wells RV Resort, Mesa
Canyon Vistas RV Resort & Superstition Views Resort, Gold Canyon
Desert Gold RV Resort, Brenda
Desert’s Edge RV-The Purple Park, Phoenix
High Chaparral RV Park, Arizona City
Mesa Spirit RV Resort, Mesa
Phoenix Metro RV Park, Phoenix
Rincon Country East RV Resort, Tucson
Sunrise RV Resort, Apache Junction
Superstition Sunrise RV Resort, Apache Junction
Towerpoint Resort, Mesa

California
Bakersfield RV Resort, Bakersfield
Golden Village Palms RV Resort – Sunland, Hemet

Florida
Arbor Terrace RV Resort, Bradenton
Big Cypress RV Resort, Clewiston
Buttonwood Bay RV Resort & Manufactured Home Community, Sebring
Craig’s RV Park, Arcadia
Crystal Lake RV Resort, Naples
Goldcoaster RV Resort, Homestead
Groves RV Resort, Fort Myers
Kissimmee South Carefree RV Resort, Davenport
Lake San Marino RV Resort, Naples
Miami Everglades Resort, Miami
Naples RV Resort, Naples

Navarre Beach Campground, Navarre
Ocala Sun RV Resort, Ocala
Orange City RV Resort , Orange City
Riverside RV Resort & Campground, Port Charlotte
Rock Creek RV Resort, Naples
Shady Acres RV Park, Fort Myers
Siesta Bay RV Resort, Fort Myers
Tampa East RV Resort, Dover
Three Lakes RV Park, Hudson
Wekiva Falls Resort, Sanford
The Grand Oaks RV Resort, Lady Lake
Whisper Creek RV Resort, La Belle
Woodsmoke Camping Resort, Fort Myers

Nevada
Sam’s Town Hotel Casino & RV Park-Boulder, Las Vegas

Gulf State Park, Alabama © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Gulf State Park, Alabama © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Ohio
Indian Creek RV & Camping Resort, Geneva-On-The-Lake

South Carolina
The Campground at James Island County Park, Charleston

Texas
Bentsen Grove Resort MHP, Mission
Casa Del Valle RV Resort, Alamo
Colonia Del Rey RV Park, Corpus Christi
Dellanera RV Park, Galveston
Destiny RV Resorts-Dallas, Denton
Kenwood RV Resort, La Feria
Medina Highpoint Resort, Medina
Rayford Crossing RV Resort, The Woodlands
Wekiva Falls Resort, Highlands
Sea Breeze RV Park, Portland
Snow To Sun RV Resort, Weslaco

Utah
McArthur’s Temple View RV Resort, St George

Good Sam RV Travel Guide

A different category of Top Parks will be featured each month in articles released by the Good Sam RV Travel Guide.

In addition to comprehensive listings of RV parks and campgrounds across North America, the 2014 Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory features travel itineraries, helpful maps, and informative tips that RVers need for a journey anywhere in North America.

Additional camping and RV Travel information is available on the Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory Camping Blog.

Worth Pondering…

My parents didn’t want to move to Florida, but they turned sixty and that’s the law.

—Jerry Steinfeld

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