The open road gives you a fresh opportunity to see what wonderful discovery lies around the next bend. And one way to enhance your enjoyment of a day on the road is knowing you don't have to deal with nagging questions like,"Where are we going to stay?" and "What kind of place is it?" As much as we all enjoy the unplanned side trip or the unexpected delight... sometimes surprises aren't what we want.
Membership RV resorts provide you with an ideal solution. Membership gives you a place where you know you will be welcomed... a place where you know you can look forward to a stay that will be something special. Many membership RV resorts offer unexpected features and amenities like water parks, fishing, even golf. They offer the ultimate fulfillment of the RV lifestyle.
Membership at an RV resort gives you guaranteed access to the finest RV experience. And a place to call home. But RVing is about traveling. How can you get this kind of experience as you discover America? That's where Coast to Coast comes in. When you become a member of a resort that is part of the Coast to Coast network, your privileges extend to nearly 200 of the finest membership resorts... all across the nation. You'll be welcomed just as you are at your "home" resort.
The differences between going to a public campground versus a membership resort are many. Members of membership campgrounds have paid a membership fee to have the right to use the resorts. Also, in order for a resort to be licensed to be in the Coast to Coast system, each resort must meet stringent requirements to participate. Resorts provide amenity packages such as a swimming pool, clubhouse, gated security entrances, etc. Additionally, such resorts include a wide range of activities. You will find many things to do for all ages. Activities such as bingo, potlucks, outdoor barbecues, nature hikes, concerts, theme weekends, card games, social events and much more. In addition, most resorts have full time security to keep you safe and secure.
|Membership Camping||Public Camping|
|SAVE MONEY: Camp for just $10* a night at nearly 200 membership resort campgrounds. You also can camp for $15 a night or a special Coast-member discount rate at Coast Good Neighbor Parks.*||Cost||The national average is $40 to $60 a night (many charge up to $80 a night)|
|Primarily members; some resorts permit limited access to non-members.||Access||There is no control over who or what groups can camp in a public facility.|
|Safer Environment. Gated entrances, security patroling resort on a continual basis. Campers in a membership resort are people like you, they look out for one another, similar to a neighborhood watch.||Park Security||Some parks have security patroling, but many do not.|
|Resorts offer quality facilities. All Coast to Coast resorts are rated annually. Resorts that do not meet the specified standards of quality are removed from the system.||Quality||Public campgrounds can have inconsistent facilities. Lower rated and unrated public campgrounds may have inferior facilities or service.|
|Each resort offers numerous amenities, such as: a member lodge/clubhouse, convenience or grocery store, indoor/outdoor swimming pool, beach and lakes with boats, fishing, playground, horseshoes, basketball, miniature golf, horseback riding, recreation rooms, restaurants, laundry facility, and much more! There really is too much to list!||Amenities||Most public campgrounds just don't have the budgets for the amenities you will find in a membership resort. Also, those that do have amenities, such as a pool, often charge extra for their usage.|
|Activities Directors will plan event weekends, barbecues, games (bingo, card tournaments, etc.), arts & crafts, concerts, and more!||Planned Activities||Generally there aren't any. There are a handful of campgrounds that do, but they generally charge additional fees.|
|Consistently clean facilities. Both employees and members take pride in the resort, and work hard to make sure it meets the highest standards.||Conditions||Inconsistent conditions. Some parks are very nice, but this varies from campground to campground, and you usually don't find out until you arrive.|
|Security creates a wholesome family atmosphere. There is fun for the whole family, from tiny tots to adults.||Family Environment||This depends on the park. You have to research to find out.|
So, what are you waiting for? Register for the Coast to Coast free 3-day/2-night Preview Offer through Camping World Vacations powered by Coast to Coast, and see how membership camping can help you fulfill the dream of the open road!