The Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory has released its list of Top Snowbird Parks for 2014. 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 From the List
- RV parks on the list accommodate snowbird travelers with luxuries that include pools, spas, fitness centers or 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 high deserts of California and Arizona.
Facts About Snowbirds
- 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 often 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, held every January.
Choosing the Parks
The editors and consultants of the Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory chose the list of Snowbird Parks from the annual publication’s database of 8,000 private parks.
Each month, a new list of Top Parks will be featured in press releases and articles released by the Good Sam RV Travel Guide. Click here for a roundup of each of our Top Parks by month.
In addition to comprehensive listings of RV parks and campgrounds across North America, the Good Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory features ravel itineraries, helpful maps and informative tips that RVers need for a journey anywhere in North America.
Top Snowbird Parks
- 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 (video above)
- 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
- 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 (video above)
- Sam's Town Hotel Casino & RV Park-Boulder, Las Vegas
- Indian Creek RV & Camping Resort, Geneva-On-The-Lake
- The Campground at James Island County Park, Charleston
- 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
- McArthur's Temple View RV Resort, St George
- Diamond Grove RV Campground, Spruce Grove