Traders Village Campgrounds – Flea Markets, Fun and More. . .

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For almost 40-years, Traders Village has been known as the largest, most visited weekend flea marketplaces in Texas. But, for the thousands of RV road warriors and backpackers who set up camp at the markets’ top rated campgrounds in Houston and Grand Prairie, it quickly becomes obvious that a trip to Traders Village means much more than finding that special treasure or getting twelve tube socks for $6.00.

Guests staying in one of the modern 287 paved RV spaces at Houston’s Traders Village are only minutes from downtown and many of the Bayou City’s famous world class attractions. SplashTown is Houston’s largest waterpark with a giant wave pool, tubing river and slides, kid’s area and special events throughout the summer.

It’s just a short drive down Highway 290 to Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros Major League Baseball franchise, and the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center – always among the elite teams in the NBA. The city’s championship professional soccer and hockey teams play nearby, too.

Adjacent to Houston’s vibrant Theater District is the Downtown Aquarium, an underwater experience where fishy fun and great dining come together. A miniature train takes riders through the center of a 200,000-gallon shark tank, while the Aquarium Adventure puts guests up close and personal with hundreds of species found both below and above the waves. The Aquarium Restaurant offers an exciting and unique dining experience with a menu of seafood specialties, steaks, and more around a 150,000-gallon centerpiece aquarium filled with everything from sharks to skates.

The live animal adventure continues just south of downtown near Houston’s famed Museum District at the expansive Houston Zoo. “It’s a new zoo every day!” with more than 4,500 exotic animals in exhibits mirroring the natural habitat, behind the scene tours and a classic carousel like few others.

Just south of downtown are two of Houston’s most popular attractions – Space Center Houston, the official visitors center of NASA, and the fun-filled Kemah Boardwalk. Space Center Houston is known world-wide for its exhibits featuring actual space craft and other artifacts from America’s greatest adventure. The Kemah Boardwalk is a great family attraction with nine restaurants, full-blown amusement rides and games for all ages.

Conveniently set between Dallas and Fort Worth, the 212-site Traders Village campground in Grand Prairie makes it easy to enjoy many of north Texas’ most popular attractions. It’s just minutes to the new Cowboys Stadium and the Texas Rangers Ballpark in Arlington where you can watch professional football or baseball in state-of-the-art comfort. Professional hockey, soccer and basketball are here, too. Grand Prairie even has its own minor league baseball team – the Air Hogs.

Six Flags Over Texas is filled with coasters that rock n’ roll just like the live shows found throughout the park, while Hurricane Harbor offers millions of gallons of high energy waterpark fun just around the corner. Minutes to the south of the Traders Village campground, Joe Pool Lake is great for laid back fishing, boating and waterfront dining, while to the north there is always a festival or a wine tasting going on in Grapevine, home of the giant outdoor sport retail attraction, Bass Pro Shop.

But, the biggest attraction of all for Traders Village campers is the weekend flea market filled with thousands of vendors and millions of bargains. Whether looking for old tools or antiques, a new set of tires, baby clothes, a jar of homemade hot sauce or salsa, Traders Village Marketplace has it every weekend.

The market’s many festivals and special events continue to draw thousands of visitors throughout the year. In Houston it might be the Bayou City Cajun Fest, Village Bluegrass Festival or Houston Championship Chili Cook-off. In Grand Prairie look for the National Championship American Indian Pow Wow, Asian Lunar New Year celebration or Mountain Man Rendezvous. No matter which market they choose, there is always something fun going on at Traders Village for campers.

Traders Village RV Parks are top rated Good Sampark and Trailer Life campgrounds, and long time members of Texas Association of Campground Owners. Each facility has laundries and wireless Internet access, clean restrooms and showers, recreation hall, swimming pool, Sunday church services and more.


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Many Families are Gearing Up for Water Balloon Wars as Campgrounds Prepare for Prepare for “Wet & Wild Weekends”

Some campgrounds organize water war competitions that pit staff against guests and involve virtually everyone in the campground

“There are three adjectives we like to hear. Awesome, sweet or wow! If I get one of those out of the adults or their kids, I’m doing my job. That’s how we run our business.” – Wisconsin campground owner Bud Styer

Some people like to camp in a quiet place in the woods. But quiet is not on the menu at the Wisconsin campgrounds that Bud Styer owns or manages on behalf of other park owners, which include Smokey Hollow Campground in Lodi; Merry Mac’s Campground in Merrimac; Baraboo Hills Campground in Baraboo; Tilleda Falls Campground in Tilleda; Rivers Edge Campground in Stevens Point; River Bend RV Resort in Watertown; and Harbour Village Campground in Sturgeon Bay. Styer caters to an active family crowd, the kind of people who will go through 14,000 water balloons in a weekend game of “water wars” in which everyone in the campground gets wet.

“There are three adjectives we like to hear,” Styer said. “Awesome, sweet or wow! If I get one of those out of the adults or their kids, I’m doing my job. That’s how we run our business.”

But Styer isn’t the only campground operator who is tapping into his guests’ wild side. Growing numbers of independently owned and operated campgrounds across the country, as well as many parks in the Jellystone Park Camp-Resort and Kampgrounds of America (KOA) chains, offer a growing assortment of water-related activities, from spraygrounds and waterslides to their own “Wet and Wild” weekends.

“Camping enthusiasts always seek access to water, whether it’s in rivers, lakes, swimming pools or along the beach. But many parks find they can further enhance their appeal by offering fun, water-related activities,” said Linda Profaizer, president and CEO of the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds.

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Williamsport, Md. is planning a “Wet and Wild Week” Aug. 2nd to 8th. “Wherever you are in the park and whatever you do that week, there is a very good chance you are going to get wet,” said park co-owner Vicki Vitkun. “We have water balloon fights. We do a water balloon pitch burst. We do wet sponge ball fights, big water gun battles, volleyball in the pool, basketball in the pool. Everything is wet. We even have a guest against staff watergun fight. So even the staff knows to beware that week because they’re going to get wet, too. It’s a week filled with constant laughter, screaming and shouting.”

Several KOA parks also offer “Wet and Wild” weekends at various times during the summer, such as July 16th to 18th at the KOA in Port Huron, Mich. and July 23rd to 25th at the Stockton / Delta KOA in Stockton, Calif.

Other parks are adding new water-related attractions. Pineland Camping Park in Arkdale, Wis., for example, just installed PineZilla, the world’s largest inflatable waterslide, which stands over four stories tall and features a 175-foot-long slide with a 45-degree descent at the drop zone.

Meanwhile, the KOA in Rusk, Texas has installed a new Frisbee skills court. “But watch out for the water hazards,” warns park owner Walter Preble. “Everyone gets wet.”

While Styer has “water wars” water balloon game stations at each of his Wisconsin parks, he said his water wars weekends are the most popular times of year at his parks. That’s when he drives throughout each park using a specially designed hay wagon that has been outfitted with four water guns that can each shoot water up to 75-feet. Of course, whenever he does this, Styer and his staff also risk coming under attack from campground guests, who arm themselves with everything from water balloons to pump action water guns.

Styer said his guests will spend an entire day filling water balloons as they prepare for a water wars weekend. “I’ve had guys fill up their pickup trucks with water balloons. It becomes a feeding frenzy,” he said.

In fact, fun family activities take place every day during the summer at the parks under Styer’s management, which include everything “water wars” water balloon games to nighttime light parades and nighttime miniature golf. He even organizes sumo-wrestling competitions.

“It’s hilarious,” Styer said. “You put on these big vinyl suits and you’re about 4-feet in diameter when you have them on. And then you try to push the other guy out of the ring. But if you fall over, you’re like a turtle. And somebody from the audience will have to step in to set you back up on your feet.”

This was kindly provided to us by the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds where you can find more help locating unique campgrounds in your area or for additional commentary, statistics and sources on the latest camping trends.

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Campgrounds and Resorts Offering Challenging and Unique Activities and Accomodations

A campground in Ohio has a 300-foot-long zipline, while parks in California and Michigan offer challenging ropes courses. Some offer paintball and laser tag. Another campground in Wisconsin has just installed a 4-story inflatable waterslide, while a campground in Missouri offers its guests a chance to go hunting with bows and arrows.

And if you’re looking for unique places to camp, a campground in Virginia offers tree house cabins, while a campground in Maryland has converted vintage cabooses into rental accommodations. Others offer yurts and teepees.

Campground owner Mark Kasper shook his head in disbelief when his 79-year-old mother, Phyllis, climbed a 30-foot staircase and rode his park’s 300-foot long zipline, literally dangling alongside a river that skirts the west end of the park. That was four years ago, and to this day, 83-year-old Phyllis Kasper holds the record for being the oldest person to ride the zipline at Lazy River at Granville, a 195-site campground in Granville, Ohio, just east of Columbus. But don’t think for a moment that the elder Kasper will easily surrender her title. ‘She told me that if anyone older than her rides the zipline, she’ll wait until she reaches that age and ride it again,’ Mark Kasper said. ‘We hope she will.’

“Lazy River at Granville is one of many privately owned and operated campgrounds across the country that are investing in unique and challenging physical activities to keep their guests entertained”, said Linda Profaizer, president and CEO of the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds. “Many campground operators believe they can gain a competitive edge if they offer unusual activities that aren’t typically seen at other campgrounds, RV parks or resorts in their immediate area,” she said.

And their efforts aren’t solely aimed at providing unique activities. Some parks are also distinguishing themselves from their peers in the industry by offering unique accommodations.

One case in point is Treehouse Camp in Rohrersville, Md., near the Appalachian Trail, which offers its guests the chance to escape to the forest, while spending the night in tree house cottages that literally stand on stilts, eight to 10 feet above the ground. “We have really happy guests,” said Louise Soroko, the park’s co-owner. “The kids really have a lot of fun here, and when the kids are happy, the parents are happy. I had a dad who was here a few weeks ago and his daughter said, ‘Daddy, I want to stay here forever.'”

Here’s a sampling of other privately owned and operated campgrounds, RV parks and resorts across the country that offer unique activities and accommodations:

  • Beaver Lake Campground in Custer, S.D.: This 81-site campground, located roughly 20 to 25 minutes from Mount Rushmore and Wind Cave National Park, offers a 360-foot-long water slide as well as cabin and teepee rentals. The park also offers more than 40 bicycles for guest use.
  • Camp Dakota Family Camping and Paintball in Scotts Mills, Ore.: This park, located in the foothills of the Cascade mountains, roughly 35 miles east of Salem, offers numerous activities, including paintball, gold panning, treasure hunting with metal detectors, ATV trails and an electric RC racing track. The park also offers yurt and teepee rentals in addition to tent and RV sites.
  • Camp Taylor Campground, Columbia, N.J.: This park, located just one hour from New York City, has a wolf preserve on site with 25 arctic and gray wolves, so you can literally hear them howl at night. Deer and bear sightings are also common here. The campground has RV sites as well as remote tent sites along with a modern restroom facility and camp store.
  • Coloma Resort in Coloma, Calif.: This Sierra Nevada park, located near the site where gold was discovered in California, offers a challenging ropes course as well as opportunities for gold panning, white water rafting and even classes in yoga. For those who don’t have their own RV or tent, the resort also offers tent cabins and RVs, park models and bunkhouse rentals.
  • Heavenly Acres in Stanardsville, Va.: This campground, located not far from Shenandoah National Park, has train cabooses that have been remodeled into cabins. Each caboose comes equipped with a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom. The park, which also offers fishing, mountain bike trails and hay rides, also offers standard cabins and RV sites.
  • Pineland Camping Park in Arkdale, Wis.: This campground just installed PineZilla, the world’s largest inflatable waterslide, which stands over four stories tall and features a 175-foot-long slide with a 45-degree descent at the drop zone.
  • Redbeard’s Ranch in Lebanon, Mo.: This campground offers quiet campsites on a wooded 295-acre ranch with weekend bow hunting of whitetail deer and wild turkey. The park, which is located along the Niangua River, also offers weekend classes in fly-fishing, along with canoe, raft and kayak rentals and hay rides. The park also offers three heated Sioux Indian-style teepees, which are popular with families, as well as a fully furnished, luxury ‘Glamping’ tent cabin.
  • Sandy Pines in Hopkins, Mich.: This membership resort campground, whose amenities include a lake, spraygrounds, swimming pools, miniature golf, an 18-hole golf course and a fitness center, has recently added a ropes course.
  • Santa Cruz / Monterey Bay KOA in La Selva Beach, Calif.: This park features numerous unusual activities, including a mechanical bronco bull that guests can ride, a jumping pillow, a climbing wall, miniature golf, banana bike rentals, and an outdoor movie theatre. Accommodations include bare bones cabins and luxury park model cabins, which KOA markets as ‘Kamping Lodges,’ as well as Airstream travel trailers.
  • Sweetwater Campground, RV Park & Riding Stables in Loranger, La.: This park, located in the hill country of Loranger, roughly 50 miles northwest of New Orleans, offers daily guided horseback riding as well as periodic rodeos. ‘It’s very exciting here,’ said Rita Robichaud, the park’s co-owner. ‘Our rodeos include a yearly series of 10 youth rodeos with sheep, calf and steer riding, goat-tail pulling, calf roping, saddle bronc riding, barrel racing, bull riding and more.’ Other park activities include hay rides, arts and crafts classes, dances and horseshoe tournaments. The park also has a restaurant on site, which serves ‘all you can eat catfish’ on Friday nights and steak specials on Saturday nights.
  • Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Canyon Lake, Texas: This park’s activities in addition to weekly themed weekends and special events, include laser tag and a jumping pillow and an on-site gem mine. The park also offers a shuttle for guests who like to go tubing on the Guadalupe River.
  • Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Castle Rock, Colo.: This park’s amenities include a mining sluice, park model cabins, teepees, yurts and safari tents. Special activities this summer, in addition to Yogi’s weekly themed weekends and special events, include a magician’s camp and theatre camps.

This was kindly provided to us by the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds where you can find more help locating unique campgrounds in your area or for additional commentary, statistics and sources on the latest camping trends.

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Emerald Coast RV Beach Resort – Fun Is Just A Short Ride Away

Florida Emerald Coast Beach

Florida Emerald Coast Beach

This post was provided to us by our friends at Emerald Coast RV Beach Resort.

Panama City Beach, Florida. What better place to spend the summer? Beautiful white beaches, wild dolphins playing just off shore, deep sea fishing, fantastic shopping at Piers Park, and a great RV park (Emerald Coast RV Beach Resort) next door to Zoo World. That means you get to sit outside, close your eyes and imagine that you have your RV parked somewhere on the veldt.

You can take a boat out to shell island and spend time walking up and down the beach. The day we were there, skate (a fish that looks a lot like a manta ray) were gobbling up smaller fish at the edge of the surf. It was fascinating to watch them. Later, we were entertained watching dolphins just off of the beach. Since we were on a sight-seeing boat, we were able to get an up close and personal look at them. Somehow, they just seemed to ignore us totally.

A lot has been implied through the media reports, however, the oil spill isn’t close to Panama City Beach. That means that a lot of tourists have been needlessly canceling their reservations leaving the beaches relatively deserted. It’s kind of nice to be able to take a walk along the beach without having to dodge the kids, the volleyballs and the body boards.

As if that isn’t enough, the park is planning some great things this year. How about a class on cooking your freshly caught fish? Or an off shore fishing expedition? Be sure to check out our Resort Activities page for things happening at the RV Park, and our Area Attractions page for other great things to do.

The things to see and do around here are too numerous to mention, you just have to check it out yourself. Give us a call, set up your reservation and get ready to have the time of your life!

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Beaver Creek Mountain Man Rendezvous in Marysvale, Utah

Beaver Creek Mountain Man RendezvousSouth-Forty RV Park (Marysvale, Utah) and Rose Ranch Resort (Marysvale, Utah) are hosting the 1st annual Beaver Creek Mountain Man Rendezvous. It takes place Memorial Weekend and starts on Friday, May 28th and runs through Monday, May 31st. Real live, authentic Mountain Man Camp at the Rose Ranch Resort along with all the other activities. Events include Black-Smithing, Quill Work, Arrowhead Knappers, Pistol Shoots, Tomahawk Throws, Rifle Range, Cannon Wars, Tennis Ball Shoot and Much More! There will be tons of Food, the Rose Ranch will do BBQ’s Friday and Saturday nights and will serve daily lunch specials. The South-Forty RV Park will be hosting a BBQ with live music Sunday Night.

If you need an RV Rental to take in the Beaver Creek Mountain Man Rendezvous, try our Salt Lake City RV Rentals location.

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Trail of Tears Motorcycle Ride & More at Parnell Creek RV Park

This was provided by our friends at the Parnell Creek RV Park in Woodville, Alabama.

Parnell Creek RV Park is located in the heart of Northern Alabama in Woodville. We are surrounded by mountains and have beautiful scenery year round. We are located on Hwy 72, which is part of the Appalachian Trail Highway. Woodville is a small friendly town with beautiful foliage and nature to enjoy. We have a park full of amenities, including pool, mini-golf, fitness center and much more.

Every year on the 3rd Saturday in September, the Trail of Tears Motorcycle Ride comes by the campground. There are thousands of motorcycles that ride in the historical ride commemorating the route taken by the Native Americans. Close by attractions include Cathedral Caverns State Park with guided tours of the caverns. There is Old McDonalds Petting Zoo for children with over 30 different kinds of animals for the children to pet.

The big city of Huntsville is only 25 minutes away and they have lots of attractions. U.S. Space & Rocket Center is a full day’s workout. There is also Sci Quest Science Center and Early Works Children’s Museum for the kids to enjoy and learn about science. There is Constitution Village, Harrison Brothers Hardware, Botanical Gardens and Burritt on the Mountain – a living museum with nature trails and historical park.

In Scottsboro, just 15 minutes away, there is the world renowned Unclaimed Baggage where you can find almost anything. There are also Hallelujah Trail of Historic Churches and other historical sites. We are also close to the Walls of Jericho where you can walk to the top and see a beautiful waterfall. Russell Cave National Monument is only 45 minutes away, along with Stevenson Railroad Depot Museum with hundreds of artifact from the area.

We are only 45 minutes from where the county music group Alabama has a Fan Club and Museum with treasure from over 30 years of performances. Come have you picture taken with the bronze statutes of the group. Birding trail #39 is only about 6 miles away with the largest number of gray bats in the south that leave the cave at dust each day. There are flea markets in the area to quench your bargain buying addiction. Lake Guntersville is only a short drive where there is a lot of fishing and boating. Nearby Grant is home of the tallest vertical log building in the world. It is located at the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) public school which houses grades 1-12. If you haven’t found enough to do yet, then don’t leave our park, we have a salt water swimming pool, mini golf, playground, club house, covered shelter, horse shoes, basketball, planned activities and much much more.


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Smokey Bear Campground in Gatlinburg, TN

This post is provided by our friends at the Smokey Bear Campground in Gatlinburg, TN.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Smoky Bear Campground is located across from the Great Smoky Mountain National Park,  which is the most visited National Park in America. The Park offers many hiking trails with varying degrees of difficulty. The trails offer beautiful waterfalls, panoramic vistas, and serene old growth forests. For those who prefer to enjoy nature in the comfort of their car, the Park offers many scenic drives such as Cades Cove Loop and Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. During these drives, there are many opportunities to enjoy nature and wildlife…..hopefully even see a few BEARS! For the fishermen, fly fishing for native and rainbow trout is a must. The Little Pigeon River located in the Greenbrier section of the Park is only 6 miles from the campground. The real beauty of the area is in the mountains and it is FREE. Bring a picnic basket and wear good walking shoes.

Approximately 12 miles from Smoky Bear Campground is the mountain resort town of Gatlinburg, which has over 400 shops, artisan galleries, and boutiques. A few attractions include: Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum, Ripley’s Aquarium, Scenic Chair Lift, and Ober Gatlinburg, which can be reached by driving your car or riding the scenic aerial tram to the top of the mountain.

Also located in Gatlinburg is the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community. Travel the 8 mile Loop to enjoy the area’s time honored mountain crafts and traditional art forms. Over 180 crafts people demonstrate their skills.

For even more shopping and entertainment, Pigeon Forge, only 18 miles from the campground, is the shop-till-you-drop “Mecca” of the South and home to Dollywood Theme Park and Splash Mountain. Shopping at the many outlet mall stores will ensure that you save money on everything from clothing to home furnishings. Also visit the many theaters which offer musical productions to entertain you.

Other area options include horseback riding, white water rafting and tubing, boat rental and fishing at French Broad River and Douglas Lake. Golfing options include Bent Creek Golf Course, located only 2 ½ miles from Smoky Bear Campground, rated in the top 50 golf courses in Tennessee and designed by Gary Player.

Finally, come on back to the campground, build a fire, sit back and relax in the quiet setting of Smoky Bear Campground.

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Shady Rest Resort and Campground on 1 of 10,000 Lakes

This was provided by our friends at the Shady Rest Resort & Campground in Villard, Minnesota.

Minnesota is called the land of 10,000 lakes, but they probably just got tired and stopped counting at that point and went fishing. Smack in the middle of them all is the “Alexandria Lakes Area” where thousands of years ago glaciers carved their way through the area, leaving behind hundreds of lakes, nestled in the wooded hills and boundless prairie. Here you’ll find Shady Rest Resort and Campground on beautiful Lake Amelia.

Shady Rest Resort

Shady Rest Resort

The Langhoff family has been providing a family vacation destination since 1978 offering exceptional lakeside cabins, overnight RV sites, and seasonal RV sites. Shady Rest Resort is open from May to October and located just 2 hours from Minneapolis. We have 2 tennis courts, pontoon and fishing boat rentals, bait and tackle shop, safe beach with a swim raft, great fishing, and much more.

For over 100 years families have come to Alexandria, Minnesota and the neighboring Town of Glenwood to get away from the heat of the city, relax by a lake and do a little fishing or hunting. Today, more than ever, the area is the top Minnesota vacation destination for families. Alexandria offers visitors lodging at the many hotels in the city or a cabin or RV site overlooking a lake from one of the numerous local Resorts.

For the fisherman, Lake Amelia has a little bit of everything, including black bullhead, black crappie, bluegill, bowfin (dogfish), brown bullhead, common carp, largemouth bass, Northern pike, pumpkinseed, rock bass, walleye, white Sucker, yellow bullhead, and yellow perch.

Alexandria may also be the real “Birthplace of America”. At the Ruinstone Museum in Alexandria you’ll find the actual stone left by adventuring Vikings over 100 years before Columbus came to America and discover the mysteries about the stone that are still debated.

There is also the Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum where you’ll find the great history of resorts, grand hotels, fishing clubs, and classic boats

The area is also known for it’s numerous antique shops and shopping, great golf courses, fabulous dinning, an indoor water park, 2 race tracks and the state’s largest winery, Carlos Creek Winery.

For more information you can visit the Shady Rest Resort and Campground.

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A Working Ranch, RV Park, & Area Attractions – Yakima River RV Park

The following was provided by our friends at the Yakima River RV Park.

Yakima River RV Park is situated on a working ranch on the Yakima River, just a few miles south of the historic town of Ellensburg, and approximately 100 miles East of Seattle, Washington. Yakima River RV Park is a quiet Park in the country surrounded by numerous outdoor activities such as fly-fishing, hiking, river rafting, bicycling, nature trail walking, livestock and wildlife viewing, rock hounding, geocaching, swimming, golfing, horseback riding and sight-seeing day trips.

The Ellensburg area and beyond offers various attractions throughout the year, First Friday Art Walks, Wild Horse Wind & Solar Observatory, Jazz Festival, Yakima Canyon Bike Tour, Brew Fest, Whiskey Dick Triathlon, Wine Fest, Yakima Canyon Marathon, Toppenish Murals, Wine Tasting Tours, Coal Miners’ Festival, Classic Car Shows, museums, galleries, Gingko Forest, Gorge Amphitheatre, Suncadia Resort and the Ellensburg Rodeo! Central Washington University is well known for its frequent high-quality music and theatre events.

Yakima River RV Park offers 36 RV pull through sites, several of which will accommodate a motor coach. Horse stalls are available for those traveling with horses. River floaters needing shuttles can make arrangements for that service through Yakima River RV Park.

Tenting is also available for quiet campers! Yakima River RV Park has an additional overflow area separate from the RV Park where large groups of tenters sometimes gather for special weekends away from city life! This camping area is treed giving good shade. A porta-potty is available, as well as good water, but showers are not provided. Those who really can’t live without a shower go to the truck stop and shower for a fee.

Many Yakima River RV Park customers travel from all over the Northwest to meet friends and family in the middle and gather for reunions, floating trips and fishing vacations. They continue to return year after year and think of Yakima River RV Park as their home away from home!

Come on out and stay overnight on the ranch! Enjoy the fabulous sunsets!

People who wish to go RV camping in the State of Washington can rent from our El Monte RV Ferndale / Vancouver RV Rentals location.

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RV to One of the Longest Beaches in the World

This is kindly provided by our friends at the Ocean Park Resort.

The Ocean Park Resort is located on the Long Beach Peninsula in Ocean Park Washington, just 4 blocks from the beach. The 28 mile beach on the west, Pacific Ocean, side of the peninsula is recognized as one of the longest beaches in the world.

For lighthouse lovers, the peninsula is home to two lighthouses – Cape Disappointment Lighthouse overlooking the Columbia River, which is the oldest lighthouse on the west coast, and North Head Lighthouse in Fort Canby State Park overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

The area around the resort has plenty to offer, including:

The Ocean Park Resort prides itself on friendliness. It is owner operated and customers can perceive the difference between dealing with an employee and dealing with the owner.

The park offers a motel, RV sites, guest houses, and tent sites. Other park amenities include: a seasonal heated outdoor pool, an enclosed spa, coin operated showers, restrooms, a coin laundry, a recreation hall, playground, basketball hoop, volleyball net, fish and clam cleaning area, and propane sales.

People who wish to go RV camping in the State of Washington can rent from our El Monte RV Ferndale / Vancouver RV Rentals location.

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