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RVWest Awards logoFrom RV destinations to RV dealerships, events to attractions, this list is  a great starting point if you’re wanting ideas for future travels.

According to RVWest Magazine, Arizona, California and Nevada are perennially popular snowbirding spots, but a number of new destinations showed up on the 2015 list.

Our readers have made suggestions for choice places to point your RV in states as far north as Alaska and as far south as Georgia. Montana, Utah, Oregon, Idaho and Wyoming also make an appearance on this year’s list.

In Canada, Yukon in the north and the western provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba all attract avid RVers.”

The following private RV parks and campgrounds were singled out by the magazine’s readers:

British Columbia

  • Platinum: Radium Valley Vacation Resort in Radium Hot Springs
  • Gold: Living Forest Oceanside Campground & RV Park in Nanaimo
  • Silver: Holiday Park Resort Community in Kelowna
  • Bronze: Camperland RV Resort – Holiday Trails in Rosedale
Alberta

  • Platinum: Dinosaur Trail RV Resort – Holiday Trails in Drumheller
  • Gold: Bridgeview RV Resort – Holiday Trails in Lethbridge
  • Silver: Gas City Campground in Medicine Hat
  • Bronze: Lost Lemon Campground in Crowsnest Pass
Saskatchewan

  • Platinum: Manitou & District Regional Park & Campground in Watrous
  • Gold: Prairie Oasis Tourist Complex in Moose Jaw
  • Silver: Northern Meadows Golf Club & RV Park in Goodsoil
  • Bronze: Lampland RV Resort in Saskatoon
Manitoba

  • Platinum: Rubber Ducky Resort & Campground in Warren
  • Gold: Traveller’s RV Resort & Campground in Winnipeg
  • Silver: Meadowlark Campground & RV Park in Brandon
  • Bronze: Green Acres Campground in Swan River
Arizona

  • Platinum: Sunscape RV Resort in Casa Grande
  • Gold: Meridian RV Resort in Apache junction
  • Silver: Orangewood Shadows RV Resort in Mesa
California

  • Platinum: Orange Grove RV Park in Bakersfield
  • Gold: Golden Village Palms RV Resort in Hemet
  • Silver: Anaheim Resort RV Park in Anaheim
  • Bronze: Rio Bend RV & Golf Resort in El Centro
Nevada

  • Platinum: Nevada Treasure RV Resort in Pahrump
  • Gold: The Las Vegas KOA at Sam’s Town in Henderson
Other

  • Platinum: Rocky Mountain “Hi” RV Park in Kalispell, Mont.
    Gold: Hailstone Campground in Heber City, Utah
  • Silver: Chicken Gold Camp & Outpost in Chicken, Alaska
  • Bronze: Seven Feathers RV Resort/Casino in Canyonville, Ore.

For the full list of award winners and for a link to previous award winners, click here.

Sun RV Resorts LogoSun Communities Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT) that owns and operates manufactured housing and recreational vehicle communities, announced it has invested over $250 million in the acquisition and quality enhancements of RV communities in 18 months, according to a news release.

This commitment is now complimented by the branding of these destination resorts as “Sun RV Resorts” which will operate over 30 communities from Arizona to Maine to Wisconsin to Florida.

Sun Communities Inc. is headquartered in Southfield, Mich.

“Our vision is to have our brand distinguish the entire guest experience from start to finish – every touch point, from initial inquiries through our enhanced Internet site to the reservation and checkout processes will reflect a positive concern for the satisfaction of every guest,” said Gary Shiffman, chairman and CEO. “Guests will have confidence that they will receive first-class customer service throughout their stay, including quality hook-up and site accommodations, vacation rentals, and a wide range of attractive amenities at each Sun RV Resort.”

Sun intends to continue investment in Sun RV Resorts to provide its guests with enjoyable and accessible vacation destinations. “Our decision to “brand” our RV resorts represents our commitment to excellence in accommodations, service, and staff at all of our resorts. This will be enhanced as we continue to expand our vacation offerings and our geographic diversity,” said John McLaren, COO.

Sun RV Resorts is owned and operated by Sun Communities Inc., a leading provider of manufactured home communities and RV resorts with over 38 years of experience owning, operating and managing multiple properties. Sun Communities currently has 183 communities in 24 states, serving over 150,000 residents and guests. For more information, visit www.sunrvresorts.com .

Boating at Bonny Lake Wildlife Area Colorado

Boating at Bonny Lake Wildlife Area Colorado

Across the West during the past several years, beleaguered state park systems in Utah, Arizona, California and elsewhere  have made news as state governments have slashed budgets and threatened to permanently shutter some of their parks.

But Colorado’s state parks have taken a different path.

Since the state parks became part of the newly-created Colorado Parks and Wildlife in 2011, three of four state parks slated for closure prior to the merger have remained open and there are no plans to shut them down. The fourth park, Bonny Lake near Burlington, became a state wildlife area and remains open to the public.

Despite losing more than $27 million in revenue during the previous year, including some federal money the state receives for managing federally-owned reservoirs, Colorado’s state park system closed out its 2012 fiscal year with a $4.2 million budget surplus, according to a CPW financial report released this week.

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Bonny Lake is being managed as a State Wildlife Area and remains open to the public.  The Visitor Center and Camper Service buildings are closed and water and electric are not available.

Currently Colorado Parks and Wildlife is working with the United States Bureau of Reclamation, Yuma County Commissioners, the Three Rivers Alliance, Yuma County Economic Development Council and other community groups to determine the future of the former State Park.  The discussions include facilities and campgrounds that were previously managed by Colorado State Parks.  At present, Bonny Lake is being managed as part of the South Republican State Wildlife Area, a 13,000 acre management unit that offers deer, turkey, waterfowl and small game hunting.

Please check back for updates on any changes for the future management of Bonny Lake State Park or call the Southeast Regional Office in Colorado Springs at 719-227-5200.

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