These select RV Parks are located in regions known for distinctive local cuisine, wine regions, and Bourbon Country, and in areas that host popular food and wine festivals.
These RV parks are located in fertile farming regions, areas known for regional cuisine, and near major cities. The common denominator: they’re ideal for adventurous RV food, wine, and bourbon lovers seeking great food on the road.
Flag City RV Resort, a 5-star RV park, offers 150 full hookup sites with 30/50-amp electric sites with cable and park-wide WiFi. Flag City is ideally situated to explore 75,000 acres of Lodi vineyards and enjoy the fine wine-tasting opportunities at 50 unique wineries that includes Van Rutten Vineyards, Michael David Winery, and Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi.
In the Western Canadian province of British Columbia, the Okanagan Valley has developed into a significant wine-producing area. Located in the southern interior, the Okanagan is characterized by a dry, sunny climate, beautiful landscapes, and a series of lakes.
Wine festivals are a great opportunity to meet the winemakers and sample wine. A superb wine experience, the Fall Okanagan Wine Festival is now in its 35th year (October 1-11, 2015). Located in the heart of Wine Country, Desert Gem RV Resort, offers full hook-ups with 30/50-amp electric service, water, sewer, cable, telephone, and high-speed internet.
Orange Grove RV Park in Bakersfield is on the route snowbirds and other RVers use when traveling to the Southwest desert area including Palm Springs and Indio. The park is situated in an actual orange grove. During the picking season—late November through early March—campers are invited to pick as many oranges as they can personally use, and even loaned the appropriate picking implements. Take a bag along with you when you leave, because you’ll never find these in a grocery store!
Conveniently located with easy access to Bourbon Country and the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, Grandma’s RV Camping in Shepherdsville offers 30 pull through spaces 70 feet in total length and 35 back-in spaces to accommodate vehicles up to 45 feet in length. All sites include full hook-ups with 20/30/50-amp service and free wireless Internet service.
Adventures in culture, food, and music await in Cajun Country where life is on the spicy side.
With quintessential Louisiana flavors such as boudin, crackling, crawfish, gumbo, jambalaya, and hot sauce, Acadiana has all the makings for a taste-tempting trip. Louisiana’s landscape and history create a culinary tradition unlike any place else—and that makes it the perfect RV getaway for anyone who loves to eat. Experience the flavor of Cajun Country, learn the history, culture, and local cuisine at Frog City RV Park in Duson, 10 miles east of Lafayette.
RiverBend RV Park and Campground is a scenic 20 acre park located on the banks of the San Marcos River in Luling. Luling is home to world famous barbecue, and is the first stop on the Texas Barbecue Trail. Lockhart, the Barbecue Capital of Texas, is a short away. Explore the area with day trips to Shiner, home of Spoetzl Brewery and Shiner Bock beer and Brenham, home of Blue Bell Creameries, manufacturer of Blue Bell ice cream. Tours and taste testing are available.
Columbia Sun RV Resort is the prime Tri-Cities RV park destination. The resort offers 145 full-service sites with 30/50-amp electric service on 25 beautiful landscaped acres; 70 large sites for big rigs. The region provides visitors with a variety of activities to choose from including 160 Yakima Valley wineries in nearby Prosser.
Hacienda RV and Rally Resort is conveniently located immediately off of I -10 in Las Cruces within walking distance to historic Old Mesilla. New Mexican food is unlike any other, and it would be a shame not to take advantage of the variety of flavors available in the state’s wide array of restaurants. The foundation of New Mexican cooking, long pungent chili pods can be picked in their green or red form. In either color, chiles become the key ingredient in cooked sauces served as an integral part of traditional dishes, rather than simply being served as a separate salsa-style accompaniment.
It’s never too soon to start planning your own culinary adventure.
Vogel Talks RVing selected the list of top snowbird RV parks and resorts from parks personally visited.
Columbia Sun RV Resort, Kennewick, Washington
Desert Gem RV Resort, Oliver, British Columbia
Flag City RV Resort, Lodi, California
Frog City RV Park, Duson, Louisiana
Grandma’s RV Camping, Shepherdsville, Kentucky
Hacienda RV Resort, Las Cruces, New Mexico
Nk’Mip RV Park, Osoyoos, British Columbia
Orange Groove RV Park, Bakersfield, California
Riverbend RV Park, Luling, Texas
Spartanburg/Gaffney KOA, Gaffney, South Carolina
Wine Ridge RV Resort & Cottages, Pahrump, Nevada
Wine makes every meal an occasion, every table more elegant, every day more civilized.”