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Mesa Spirit RV ResortThe Mesa Spirit RV Resort, a local RV park located near downtown Mesa, has won the Mega Park of the Year award from the Arizona Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC).

“The Mesa Spirit staff takes great pride in the service and amenities we offer to our guests, and it’s wonderful to have that dedication to excellence recognized by the Arizona ARVC,” said Jarrett O’Neil, general manager at Mesa Spirit.
O’Neil credits both his staff and the dynamic assortment of activities offered at the resort for its place as one of four Arizona RV parks recognized by the ARVC this year.

“The property’s extensive amenity facilities and the wide array of planned events, activities and clubs make the resort a fun and exciting destination,” said O’Neil. “We offer accommodations for everyone, including premium RV sites and a great selection of park models for those who want to enjoy the property without an RV.”

The resort has 1,600 designated lots and is located near Mesa’s spring training facilities, including Sloan Park, which hosts the Chicago Cubs during off-season training. Along with everything that can occupy residents in downtown Mesa, the resort is also located near several golf courses as well as the Superstition Mountains, a popular hiking designation located immediately east of the resort.

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Best Parks in America has announced a partnership with RVC Outdoor Destinations, a Memphis, Tennessee based company that has developed a unique brand of upscale RV and cottage resort properties in the Southeastern United States. Four of RVC’s properties will carry the Best Parks in America brand designation and will be part of a national family of superior resorts that now numbers 76 and growing.

“We are excited about this new partnership with RVC,” said David Gorin, President of Best Parks of America.  “RVC’s outdoor destinations embody the objectives of Best Parks by offering RVers and cottage vacation guests a high quality, unique vacation experience in superb surroundings.   The company is staking out a new and different business model, featuring appealing natural environments, hotel-like services and upscale amenities, and all are located within minutes of great recreational activities and attractions that are unique to each location and the community,” said Gorin.

Best Parks in America is a leading national brand for highly-rated RV parks and campgrounds. Through the partnership, the company will provide RVC with a wide range of marketing, branding, training, research, and business intelligence and information.

The four RVC Outdoor Destinations are Pine Mountain, just outside of the world famous Callaway Gardens near Atlanta, Georgia; Catherine’s Landing, which is opening April 1st and is located in Hot Springs, Arkansas; Carrabelle Beach, located directly on the Gulf of Mexico in Carrabelle, Florida; and the latest to open, Live Oak Landing, which is located on the waters of the Choctawhatchee Bay near Destin, Florida.

“We are proud to be affiliated with Best Parks in America, as we share the same values and goals of delivering a great experience to our guests. Partnerships such as this, with an established and admirable brand, allow our company to grow and become better known,” said Yale Spina, Vice President of RVC Outdoor Destinations. “We have motivated teams in place and great properties that include excellent amenities that will now be recognized with Best Parks in America. I can’t wait to get the word out,” Spina added.

RVC Outdoor Destinations has been actively seeking to develop or acquire RV properties in highly desirable vacation areas. The company anticipates that the new “Outdoor Destination” concept will have great appeal across a wide range of RVers, as well as the offering of the increasingly popular RVC Resort Cottages, yurts, and cabins to not exclude those who may not own an RV.

“I’m sure RVers, campers and others who’ve visited Best Parks in America resorts across the U.S. will applaud the partnership with RVC Outdoor Destinations,” said Gorin.  “For Best Parks, the partnership marks a new opportunity for us to work with multiple park companies in providing a national brand presence that identifies superior resorts to vacationers,” he added.

For more information on Best Parks of America, visit

For more information on RVC Outdoor Destinations, visit Also visit them on Facebook and Twitter: @RVCoutdoors.


Woodall Publications Corp. has announced the top-rated, privately owned RV parks and campgrounds in North America through its 5W/5W rating system. Of the 8,000 privately owned parks listed in its 2011 North American Campground Directory, 333 parks earned the highest and most coveted designation in the Woodall’s rating system, according to a news release.

The rating system allows RVers and campers to search and find the top-rated 5W RV parks and campgrounds that meet their travel needs. Campers can identify parks by their 1W to 5W ratings for both park facilities and recreation. The more W’s in a rating reflect the presence of more developments and facilities available at the park. Further, the maintenance of the campground heavily weighs in all park 5W ratings.

Woodall’s field teams conduct on-site inspections of campgrounds in the U.S. and Canada, as listed in the directory each year. The final ratings are a composite of several different areas of interest, including a park’s physical grounds, restrooms, site and road developments, surrounding recreation and superior maintenance of its facilities.

“Privately owned campgrounds and RV parks covet the 5W Woodall’s rating, valuing it as the industry’s long running standard and most respected rating system,” said Joe Daquino, senior vice president and publisher, Affinity Group Inc.’s (AGI) Affinity Media division, the parent company for Woodall’s Publications. “We are very proud of the 333 campgrounds that have achieved a 5W rating for 2011.”

Campers and RVers in a recent survey identified reasons behind buying a Woodall’s directory including the Woodall’s rating system and the comprehensive and accurate information featured in the travel tool. Prior to the 2011 directory going to press, Woodall’s Facebook fans received a sneak peek of the 5W/5W parks for 2011.

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