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It is no secret that we love Thousand Trails. We have previously covered the different Thousand Trails membership options, which one we think is right for you, and everything else in our Ultimate Guide. Some Thousand Trails parks have a reputation for being a little run-down but we wanted to share the top 10 most popular Thousand Trails campgrounds. Make sure to add these to your list of campgrounds to visit!
Orlando RV Resort
Address: 2110 Thousand Trails Blvd, Clermont, FL 34714
Close to the magic and all of central Florida, Orlando RV Resort is a favorite Thousand Trails Campground. There are 845 sites in this huge resort.
Orlando RV Resort has numerous amenities, from a swimming pool, bike trails, shuffleboard courts, a banquet hall, and library to horseshoe pits, pickleball courts, a restaurant, fitness center and water frontage. There’s even a dog park for your four-legged friends.
Activities are offered daily. Don’t miss out on water aerobics, line dancing, ceramics and wood carving, mini-golf, church services, potlucks, or kids’ activities. That’s only to name a few of the offerings.
The busiest time for the campground is December 19 through March 31, so reservations are a must at that time and recommended all year long. They rent cottages that sleep 4 to 8 people.
This resort is in the Southeast zone of Thousand Trails.
Lake Tawakoni RV Campground
Address: 1246 Rains County Road 1470, Point, TX 75472
Lake Tawakoni RV Campground is in Point, Texas, outside of Dallas. This “quiet, peaceful RV park in Texas also features some of the best fishing and bird watching in the state.” It is also right outside of Canton, home to the world’s largest flea market.
Amenities at this park include mini golf, boat docks/marina, basketball court, dog park, playground, water frontage, swimming pool, hiking trails, laundry facilities and more. The lake is great for swimming, boating and fishing.
The Lake Tawakoni RV Campground also has two cabins for rent. It has 293 sites to choose from.
The campground has an activities director and an activities center for all of your extracurricular needs. Each weekend has a theme and all of the fun is centered on that.
This Thousand Trails Campground is in the Southeast zone.
Palm Springs RV Resort
Address: 77500 Varner Road, Palm Desert, CA 92211
Palm Springs RV Resort has 401 sites, located between Joshua Tree National Park and Mt. San Jacinto State Park. The resort boasts “an unbeatable location near lakes, canyons, and national monuments.” Palm Springs is known as a golfer’s paradise.
Amenities at Palm Springs RV Resort include shuffleboard, swimming pool, pet friendly, billiards/game room, playground, banquet hall, pickleball and more. They rent 4 cottages, some which allow pets. Activities range from arts and crafts and card games to Red Hat Society meetings to jam sessions. The activity director makes sure there’s something going on most weekends.
Through Thousand Trails, Palm Springs RV Resort is in the Southwest zone.
Mt Desert Narrows Camping Resort
Address: 1219 State Hwy 3, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Just outside the gates of Acadia National Park, Mt. Desert Narrows Camping Resort is a great jumping-off place to explore Mount Desert Island, Acadia National Park, and Bar Harbor. The resort is located right on the ocean with 258 sites and fills up quickly in the summer. There is one cottage for rent that sleeps 6, but no pets. There is also an elevated tent site for the quintessential ocean view.
Amenities include a clubhouse, heated swimming pool, playground, laundry facilities, pet friendly and courts for volleyball and basketball.
Activities include ice cream socials and magic shows. The Island Explorer bus system that takes you through Acadia National Park has a bus stop here to make things even more convenient.
Mt Desert Narrows Camping Resort is in the Thousand Trails Campgrounds Northeast zone.
Lake of the Springs RV Resort
Address: 14152 French Town Road, Oregon House, CA 95962
Lake of the Springs RV Resort is in the Southwest zone for Thousand Trails Campgrounds. Located outside of Tahoe National Forest at the foothills of the Sierra Mountains, the Resort is known for being one of the top campgrounds in California.
The Resort has 556 sites and a total of 11 rental cabins, travel trailers and yurts. Campers are encouraged to fish, swim or boat on the 120-acre private lake. Boat rentals are available.
Panning for gold, swimming in the pool or playing a round of mini golf could be perfect for your family. Other amenities include a store, tennis courts, library, hiking trails, banquet hall, pickleball courts, horseshoes, game room and dog park. There is so much to do on site, that you may not want to leave.
There is an activities coordinator who plans activities for kids and adults, like arts and crafts, dancing and dance lessons, Bingo, Red Hat Society meetings and live entertainment.
Mesa Spirit RV Resort
Address: 3020 E Main Street, Mesa, AZ 85213
Mesa Spirit RV Resort is an enormous resort with 1,667 sites, all with full hookups. Near central Arizona attractions and sporting events, there is so much to do with the resort as your springboard.
Amenities include shuffleboard, fitness center, mini golf, game room, swimming pool, laundry, tennis courts, library, pet friendly areas, BBQ area and pickleball courts. Mesa Spirit has one cottage for rent, but also rents and sells park models.
Activities are coordinated by the activity director. They offer arts and crafts, entertainment, sports leagues, wood working, silversmithing and lapidary, choir, dancing and dance classes, health and wellness events and tour groups.
The busy time for Mesa Spirit RV Resort is in the winter. In the summer, the temperatures hit well over 100 degrees. For Thousand Trails Campground members, Mesa Spirit is in the Southwest zone.
Spring Gulch RV Campground
Address: 475 Lynch Road, New Holland, PA 17557
Spring Gulch RV Campground is located in “the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country.” The campground has 419 sites and many options for relaxing and having fun. They have two Olympic-sized swimming pools, a stocked fishing lake and a swimming lake with a sandy beach.
It has many amenities to keep campers entertained like the fitness center, mini golf, basketball, volleyball and tennis courts, laundry facilities, playground, horseshoes, a store and a banquet hall to name a few.
There are eight rental units from a chalet that sleeps 8 to an A-frame that sleeps 7, however, none of them allow pets.
If you’re looking for planned activities, Spring Gulch has you covered with Bingo, children’s programs, dance lessons, weekly dances, arts and crafts and a card room.
This campground is located in the Thousand Trails Campgrounds Northeast Zone.
Sunshine Key RV Resort & Marina
Address: 38801 Overseas Highway, Big Pine Key, FL 33043
If you like the ocean, Sunshine Key RV Resort & Marina is a great place for you. This resort takes up a 75-acre island in the Florida Keys just off the Seven Mile Bridge. There are 399 sites to choose from and nine cabins or tiny houses in bright, tropical colors to rent.
If you like SCUBA diving, dancing or arts and crafts, Sunshine Key can meet your needs. For amenities, it has a swimming pool, laundry, basketball, pickleball and tennis courts, a playground, a store, game room and is steps from the ocean.
The activity director plans events for guests from exercise classes to family activities and dancing to bingo.
In the Thousand Trails Campgrounds it is in the Southeast zone.
Fiesta Key RV Resort & Marina
Address: 70001 Overseas Hwy, Layton, FL 33001
Fiesta Key RV Resort & Marina is on an island off Route 1 near Long Key and Anne’s Beach. It features 324 sites, many of them on the Gulf of Mexico. The resort offers a protective marina for boats that is within 10 miles of the coastal US. Onsite they have a swimming pool, Tiki Bar and Cantina restaurant, store, and offer horseshoes, basketball, and fishing.
Fiesta Key rents nine cottages and permanent rooms/trailers.
For activities, the resort offers planned events and scheduled entertainment. There is also a dog run.
Nearby attractions include Long Key State Park and the Dolphin Research Center. Fiesta Key RV Resort & Marina is in the Thousand Trails Campgrounds Southeast zone.
Seaside RV Resort
Address: 1703 12th Avenue, Seaside, OR 97138
A prime location on the Oregon Coast, the Seaside RV resort, near Seaside, has a total of 261 sites. This resort is a great place for outdoor recreation with chances for “hiking, biking, whale watching, salt-water fishing and swimming.”
Amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, mini golf, volleyball, tennis, pickleball, basketball and horseshoe courts. They have a library, fitness center, pet friendly areas, BBQ area, hiking trails, laundry, playground and a game room.
The resort rents eight cottages and cabins.
There is an activities director seasonally who plans events like live entertainment, Bingo, and church services.
Local attractions include the Air Museum, the Seaside Aquarium and Lewis and Clark historical sites.
The Seaside RV Resort is located in the Thousand Trails Campgrounds Northwest zone.
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Jason, this is a good article. However you should have pointed out that some of these campgrounds are part of the trails collection and aren’t available with the basic membership.
We have been Thousand Trail members since 2000. We have seen many changes over the years. Lake Of The Springs is in our backyard (about an hours drive) and its nice. In fact I was there kayaking for the day. Our other favorites are Snowflower in the Sierras, and the Bend/Sunriver in Oregon. We manage to pay for our dues every year.
We are on the short-timer calendar for retirement. Selling the house and the property likely early spring. Hoping to get the fifth wheel we have decided on ordered and in time. Our thoughts are to head to Texas, we live in Colorado now, and get a 6/6 monthly spot. Making it like a semi home base we can return to when necessary. So we will want to get out of Texas before the heat and humidity arrive, run off and do our travels and head back in say November. I like the idea of Thousand Trails, and will investigate the right option for us. I’ve been following you and some of your Cohorts on YouTube. Your fun and educational even for us geezers!