COST COMPARISON OF PUBLIC, KOA, STATE PARKS AND GOOD SAM CAMPGROUNDS
MEMBERSHIP OWNERSHIP AT OVER 400+ RESORTS
Public, State, KOA & Good Sam Parks
PELICAN Membership 400+RESORTS
Membership Annual Savings
@ $40 = $800.00
@ $10 = $200.00
@ $40 = $1200.00
@ $10 = $300.00
@ $40 = $1600.00
@ $10 = $400.00
@ $40 = $2400.00
@ $10 = $600.00
@ $40 = $3600.00
@ $10 = $900.00
Fulfill the RV Lifestyle Dream
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?", "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.
You Know You Have a Great Place to Stay
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 hundreds of the finest 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 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.
Private Membership Camping
SAVE MONEY: Camp for just $10 or less a night at over 500 private resort campgrounds. Exclusive to members and guests, with access to hundreds of resorts nationwide.
The national average is $40 to $50 a night
Park Rangers patrol private resorts on a continual basis (peace of mind, no riffraff)
There is no control over who or what groups can camp in a public facility. Crime is increasingly on the rise in many government parks.
Safer Environment. Generally campers in a private resort are people like you, they look out for one another, similar to a neighborhood watch. You often run into the same people at other resorts.
Some parks have security, but most do not. There have been several nationwide articles telling the dangers of public campgrounds, including a feature in Time magazine describing the violence encountered by park rangers.
Private resorts offer quality facilities (85% of the resorts are 4 or 5 stars). Resorts that do not meet the specified standards of quality are removed from the system.
Public campgrounds have inconsistent facilities. Most public campgrounds are not held accountable for inferior facilities or service.
Each private resort offers numerous amenities, such as: a member lodge/club house, convenience store, indoor/outdoor swimming pool and spa complex, beach and marina, boats, fishing, playground, horseshoes, basketball, miniature golf, ice skating, horse back riding, recreation rooms, member's kitchen, restaurants, laundry facility, and much more! There really is too much to list!
Most public campgrounds just don't have the budgets for the amenities you will find in a private 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, boat races, and more!
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.
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 and privacy create a wholesome family atmosphere. There is fun for the whole family, from tiny tots to adults.
This depends on the park. You have to research to find out.
Private resorts offer many discounts for roadside assistance, hotel accommodations, amusement park admission, and more!
There are some discounts available through public campgrounds, but there are fewer than with private memberships.