32 Campgrounds and RV Resorts make the 'A' Grade

32 Campgrounds & RV Resorts make the 'A' grade in the 3rd Annual Consumer Satisfaction Survey of Independent, Privately-Owned Parks

Thirty-two campgrounds and RV resorts have earned all around “A” grades in the third annual consumer satisfaction survey of independent parks.

The top parks were announced at the Rio All Suites Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas during a recent awards ceremony hosted by the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds.

Some 30,200 camping and RV enthusiasts participated in the online survey, which evaluated guest experiences at 2,400 independent campgrounds and RV resorts affiliated with the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds.

“Twenty two of the nation’s 32 top parks in our survey also received ‘A’ ratings last year, while 13 parks have received ‘A’ ratings three years in a row,” said Bob MacKinnon, president and CEO of GuestReviews, the Murrieta, Calif.-based company that created the online survey on behalf of the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds.

MacKinnon said that GuestReviews expects to survey more than 4,000 parks within the next two years. That’s nearly half of the nation’s private parks.

The results of the surveys are gradually being posted on the websites of state and national campground associations, including GoCampingAmerica.com, the website of the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds.

"The objective of these surveys is to help private campground, RV park and resort operators to pinpoint the improvements they need to make to provide their guests with the best possible camping experience,” said Linda Profaizer, president and CEO of the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds.

People are invited to submit their own reviews of private campgrounds and RV resorts they have recently visited by logging on to www.gocampingamerica.com and clicking on the “Review a Park” tab. Survey results will eventually be posted on the GoCampingAmerica website.

The 32 parks earning “A” grades for 2010 are listed below:

Ashland Resort, Northfork, W.V., a first-time “A” grade winner, www.atvresort.com

Buffalo Lake Camping Resort, Montello, Wis., a first-time “A” grade winner, www.buffalolakecamping.com

Buttonwood Campground, Mexico, Penn., a three-time “A” grade winner, www.buttonwoodcamp.com

Chalk Creek Campground & RV Park, Nathrop, Colo. a two-time “A” grade winner, www.chalkcreek-campground.com

Cherry Hill Park, College Park, Md., a first-time “A” grade winner, www.cherryhillpark.com

D & W Lake Camping and RV Park, Champaign, Ill., a first-time “A” grade winner, www.dwlake.com

Dogwood Acres Campground, Newville, Penn., a three-time “A” grade winner, www.dogwoodcamping.com

Gettysburg Campground, Gettysburg, Penn., a two-time “A” grade winner, www.gettysburgcampground.com

High Plains Camping, Oakley, Kan., a three-time “A” grade winner, www.highplainscamping.com

Keen Lake Camping & Cottage Resort, Waymart, Penn., a two-time “A” grade winner, www.keenlake.com

Hocking Hills KOA, Logan, Ohio, a three-time “A” grade winner, www.hockinghillskoa.com

Kozy Rest Kampground, Harrisville, Penn., a three-time “A” grade winner, www.kozyrestcampground.com

Lake George RV Park, Lake George, N.Y., a three-time “A” grade winner, www.lakegeorgervpark.com

Las Vegas RV Resort, Las Vegas, Nev., a first-time “A” grade winner, www.lasvegasrvresort.com

Magnolia RV Park & Campground, Kinards, S.C., a first-time “A” grade winner, www.magnoliarvparksc.com

Meadowcliff Lodge & RV Resort, Coleville, Calif., a two-time “A” grade winner, www.meadowcliff.com

Mill Creek Ranch RV & Cottage Resort, Canton, Texas, a three-time “A” grade winner, www.millcreekranchresort.com

Misty River Cabins & RV Resort, Walland, Tenn., a three-time “A” grade winner, www.mistyriverrv.com

Mountain Vista Campground, East Stroudsburg, Penn., a two-time “A” grade winner, www.mtnvistacampground.com

Ocean Lakes Family Campground, Myrtle Beach, S.C., a three-time “A” grade winner, www.oceanlakes.com

Peace Valley Campground, Marble, N.C., a three-time “A” grade winner, www.peacevalleycampground.com

Pioneer Campground, Laporte, Penn., a three-time “A” grade winner, www.pioneercampground.com

Pontchartrain Landing, New Orleans, La., a two-time “A” grade winner, www.pontchartrainlanding.com

Red Apple Campground, Kennebunkport, Me., a two-time “A” grade winner, www.redapplecampground.com

Rincon Country East RV Resort, Tucson, Ariz., a first-time “A” grade winner, www.rinconcountry.com

Sunny Brook RV Resort, South Haven, Mich., a three-time “A” grade winner, www.sunnybrookrvresort.com

The Springs at Borrego RV Resort and Golf Course, Borrego Springs, Calif., a first-time “A” grade winner, www.springsatborrego.com

The Vineyards Campground & Cabins, Grapevine, Texas, a three-time “A” grade winner, www.vineyardscampground.com

Tiger Run Resort, Breckenridge, Colo., a first-time “A” grade winner, www.tigerrunresort.com

West Canada Creek Campsites, Poland, N.Y., a two-time “A” grade winner, www.westcanadacreekcampsites.com

Willow Tree Resort, Longs, S.C., a two-time “A” grade winner, www.willowtreerv.com

Wishon Village RV Park, Shaver Lake, Calif., a first-time “A” grade winner, www.wishonvillage.com

The GuestReviews national online survey program was launched in
February 2008 in collaboration with the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds.

For more information visit www.guestreviews.com and www.gocampingamerica.com.