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Mickeyfan0805

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Posted: 01/02/19 08:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I never count on the name - I read the reviews and look for what I want for that trip. We have been to 'rv parks' with almost no amenities and campgrounds with water parks - the name has no consistent meaning.

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ependydad wrote:

If I can pee outside, it's a campground.

If I can't, it's an RV park.




And sometimes, when it gets dark and I've been drinking, RV parks by day can turn into campgrounds by night.


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Thanks for all the replies.

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Calling some campgrounds an RV Resort can be quite a stretch. Kind of like putting lipstick on a pig.


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What the business calls itself means nothing - it's marketing.

But I believe that there is a difference in concept, at least here in California.

A "campground" is a place in a natural setting that is frequented by tenters and people with various RVs to spend time in that natural setting, it is most often a public (government owned) facility and in a rural area. Its main purpose is to get people spending time outdoors for overnight or longer. Often does not have hookups.

An "RV park" is a place more central to towns and cities. It is more likely to be privately owned. People stay there in order to sightsee, visit family, etc. Its main purpose is to provide people with a place to park their rig for overnight or longer stays. Most usually has full hookups.

Out here, I would question any private place identifying itself as a "campground". Odds are, it's an RV Park with campfire type events.


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toedtoes wrote:

What the business calls itself means nothing -

A "campground" is a place in a natural setting that is frequented by tenters and people with various RVs to spend time in that natural setting, it is most often a public (government owned) facility and in a rural area. Its main purpose is to get people spending time outdoors for overnight or longer. Often does not have hookups.



...and...it has USFS or National Park in the title [emoticon]

This is what I generally look for. Add in the occasional State Park as well.


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This is just my experience...the one in the same area that is labeled as an "RV park" with the exact same amenities as the one labeled as a "campground" will be at least $10 higher in price[emoticon]


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Thom02099 wrote:

toedtoes wrote:

What the business calls itself means nothing -

A "campground" is a place in a natural setting that is frequented by tenters and people with various RVs to spend time in that natural setting, it is most often a public (government owned) facility and in a rural area. Its main purpose is to get people spending time outdoors for overnight or longer. Often does not have hookups.



...and...it has USFS or National Park in the title [emoticon]

This is what I generally look for. Add in the occasional State Park as well.


Yep. Although one USFS campground in Red Bluff is more of an RV Park - it's an anomally.

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I agree that it's just marketing (or whatever name sounds cuter). As a rule, I expect an "RV Park" to at least offer electric; and usually water hookups and a restroom/shower facility of some sort. A campground *could* be rustic with no hookups/facilities (or maybe just a vault toilet), so read the amenities list.

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The owner can call it a "Super Deluxe RV Park Resort Campground". It means nothing.


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