Best Parks in America (BPA), a national marketing and business development network serving the RV park, campground and outdoor recreation destination industry, announced the affiliation of Normandy Farms Family Campground, Foxboro, Mass.; Lakewood Camping Resort, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and Twin Fountains RV Park, Oklahoma City, Okla.
“The addition of these terrific parks to the Best Parks network of outstanding parks is a major step towards the national expansion of Best Parks and its ability to meet consumer demand for high quality outdoor recreation destinations and travel parks,” said BPA President David Gorin.
“With the expansion of the Best Parks program in late 2011, starting off 2012 with the addition of these resorts is an indication that we are heading into a period of new growth for the network. We look forward to expanding the network this year and working with many park operators of highly rated parks who would benefit from affiliation,” said Gorin.
Amenities offered at the new affiliates include:
• Normandy Farms is a luxury camping destination established in 1971. The resort offers a peaceful setting, an extensive and exciting activity program, spacious full service campsites, deluxe, onsite cabin and yurt rentals. The resort’s five star amenities include a 20,000-square-foot recreation lodge with adult and activity lofts, arcade, a heated indoor pool, sauna, and fitness Center. Guests also enjoy three outdoor pools, three jacuzzis, a gift shop, camp store, business center, complimentary WiFi, a snack bar, two large playgrounds, a stocked fishing pond, an 18-hole disk golf course, as well as bocce, basketball, and volleyball courts, soccer field, nature trails, and two softball fields.
• Lakewood Camping Resort is a family owned and operated resort located along a half-mile stretch of sandy beach in Myrtle Beach. Lakewood Camping Resort has been in business for more than 50 years. Lakewood Camping Resort was named Mega Park of the Year for 2010-2011 by the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds. Established in 1959 by Carl and Marion Perry, the resort offers 2,000 campsites and 135 rental villas and more than 790 villas owned by individuals from all over North America and Canada. All sites feature electrical hookups, free Internet connections, free cable, 14 full-service bath houses and onsite laundry facilities. Lakewood also offers guests a wide range of amenities including an indoor pool with spa, an Olympic size outdoor pool, two kiddy pools, five stocked fresh water lakes, golf cart rentals, beachfront playground, conference center and meeting facilities with a full service kitchen and catering.
• Twin Fountains RV Park: Owned by Dow McCarty, Twin Fountains RV Park was began development in 2004, making it the newest Best Parks affiliate. Opened in October 2006 with 81 sites, the park was immediately successful and has been expanding at a rate of 10% to15% each year and now offers 152 full service RV sites. In 2010, Twin Fountains added an exercise room with additional storage area to the 7000-square-foot building which houses the office, recreation room, store, rally room, and a pizza parlor. In addition to the physical fitness center, the park’s expanded amenities include a swimming pool, hot tub, children’s play deck and water falls. The spring of 2012 will see the construction of a new miniature golf course. And plans are for the addition of a pet exercise area in the near future.
For information, please contact Deb Kohls, vice president, Best Parks in America at 714 269 1264, or firstname.lastname@example.org.