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RESERVE AMERICA’S TOP 100 CAMPGROUNDS AWARDS

June 7, 2007
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2007 TOP 100 FAMILY CAMPGROUNDS IN THE U.S.A. PICKED FROM AMONG RESERVE AMERICA’S RESERVABLE LOCATIONS

Anastasia State Park – St. Augustine, FL
Angel Island State Park- Tiburon, CA
Barren River Lake State Resort Park- Lucas, KY
Beartree Recreation Area- Damascus, VA
Belle Isle State Park- Lancaster, VA
Big Bone Lick State Park- Union, KY
Black Rock State Park- Watertown, CT
Blackwater River State Park- Holt, FL
Brazos Bend State Park- Needville, TX
Buckhorn State Park- Necedah, WI
Bulltown Campground, Burnsville Lake- Burnsville, WV
Calhoun Falls State Recreation Area- Calhoun Falls, SC
Cape Blanco Campground- Port Orford, OR
Cayuga Lake State Park- Seneca Falls, NY
Cherry Plain State Park- Cherry Plain, NY
Chippokes Plantation State Park- Surry, VA
Clarkco State Park- Quitman, MS
Claytor Lake State Park- Dublin,VA
Clear Creek Recreation Area- William. B. Bankhead National Forest- Jasper, AL
Collier Seminole State Park- Naples, FL
Columbus Belmont State Park- Columbus, KY
Council Bluff Recreation Area- Mark Twain National Forest- Potosi, MO
Deer Creek Campground-Sierra National Forest, CA
Dreher Island State Recreation Area- Salem, SC
East Canyon State Park- Morgan, UT
Erving State Forest- Erving, MA
Evangola State Park- Irving, NY
Fairview-Riverside State Park- Madisonville, LA
Fairy Stone State Park- Stuart, VA
Fillmore Glen State Park- Moravia, NY
Fort Boonesborough- Richmond, KY
Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park- Niceville, FL
Goose Island State Park- Rockport, TX
Grande Isle State Park- Grand Isle, LA
Green River Lake State Park- Campbellsville, KY
Hamilton Branch State Recreation Area- Prosperity, SC
Hither Hills State Park- Montauk, NY
Housatonic Meadows State Park- Sharon, CT
Hume Lake Campground- Giant Sequoia National Monument- Hume, CA
Indian Mary Park- Merlin, OR
Juniper Springs Recreation Area-Prescott National Forest- Silver Springs, FL
Kenneth L. Wilson – Mount Tremper, NY
Kohler-Andrae State Park- Sheboygan, WI
Koreshan State Park- Estero, FL
Lake Bistineau State Park- Doyline, LA
Lake Eaton- Long Lake, NY
Lake Lowndes State Park- Columbus, MS
Lake Oroville- Oroville, CA
Leroy Percy State Park- Hollandale, MS
Letchworth State Park- Castile, NY
Limekiln Lake- Inlet, NY
Little Manatee River State Park- Wimauma, FL
Little Talbot Island State Park- Jacksonville, FL
Mills Norrie State Park- Staatsburg, NY
Montana De Oro State Park- Los Oso, CA
Mount Carmel- Mount Carmel, SC
Mueller State Park- Divide, CO
Myles Standish State Forest- South Carver, MA
Myrtle Beach State Park- Myrtle Beach, SC
North Sterling State Park- Sterling, CO
Occoneechee State Park- Clarksville, VA
Oconee Point Campground- Seneca, SC
October Mountain State Forest- Lee, MA
Oscar Scherer State Park- Osprey, FL
Otter Creek State Park- Hurricane, UT
Patrick’s Point State Park- Trinidad, CA
Peninsula State Park- Fish Creek, WI
Persimmon Hill Campground- Enid, MS
Petersburg Campground- Appling, GA
Point Comfort Campground- Piseco, NY
Possum Kingdom State Park- Caddo,TX
Poverty Point Reservoir State Park- Delhi, LA
Ray Roberts Lake State Park- Pilot Point, TX
Red Bridge Recreation Area-Allegheny National Forest- Bradford, PA
River Road Park- Piedmont, MO
Roche-A-Cri State Park- Friendship, WI
Rocky Neck State Park- Niantic, CT
Rogers Rock Campground- Hague, NY
Sage Hen Campground-Boise National Forest- Boise, ID
Salt Lick Campground-Cordell Hull Lake- Gainesboro, TN
Sam Houston Jones State Park- Lake Charles, LA
Sante Fe Trail Park/Campground -Council Grove Lake- Council Grove, KS
Schwarz Campground- Cottage Grove, OR
Scofield State Park- Huntington, UT
Seven Points Campground – Raystown Lake- Hesston, PA
Shawme-Crowell State Forest- Sandwich, MA
Smith Mountain Lake State Park- Huddleston, VA
Springfield Campground- Anderson, SC
St.George Island State Park- St. George Island, FL
Staunton River State Park- Scottsburg, VA
Steamboat Lake State Park- Clark, CO
Stuart Campground-Monongahela National Forest-Elkins, WV
Stumpy Meadows Campground-Eldorado National Forest- Georgetown, CA
Taconic State Park- Rudd Pond Area- Millerton, NY
Tar Camp- Pine Bluff, AR
Tipsaw and Indian-Celina Lake Recreation Area- Hoosier National Forest- St.Croix, IN
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park- Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Verona Beach State Park- Verona Beach, NY
Wells State Park- Sturbridge, MA
Whestone Gulf State Park- Lowville, NY

OUTDOOR CATEGORY AWARDS
Top 15 Amazing Spots

Allegany State Park- Salamanca, NY
Fairy Stone State Park- Stuart, VA
False Cape State Park- Virginia Beach, VA
First Landing State Park- Virginia Beach, VA
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park- Key Largo, FL
Jones Gap State Park- Marietta, SC
Landsford Canal State Park- Catawba, SC
Natural Bridge State Park- North Adams, MA
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park- Micanopy, FL
Pope John Paul II Park Reservation- Boston, MA
Purgatory Chasm State Reservation- Sutton, MA
Rainbow Springs State Park- Dunnellon, FL
Roche-A-Cri State Park- Friendship, WI
Roxborough State Park- Littleton, CO
Woods Bay State Natural Area- Olanta, SC

Top 15 Biking Trails

Alafia State Park- Lithia, FL
Ashuwillticook Rail Trail- Lanesborough, MA
Baker Creek State Park- McCormick, SC
Bartram Trail- J.Strom Thurmond Lake, GA
Cape Cod Rail Trail- Dennis/Wellfleet, MA
Douthat State Park- Chesterfield , VA
Hamlin Beach State Park- Hamlin, NY
Jonathan Dickinson State Park- Hobe Sound, FL
Lory State Park- Bellvue, CO
New River Trail State Park- Foster Falls, VA
Oleta River State Park- North Miami, FL
Paris Mountain State Park- Greenville, SC
Rend Lake- Benton, IL
Table Rock Lakeshore- Branson, MO
York River State Park- Williamsburg, VA

Top 20 Bird-Watching Spots

Clear Lake State Park- Kelseyville, CA
Bowman Lake State Park- Oxford, NY
Caesars Head State Park- Cleveland, SC
Cheraw State Park- Cheraw, SC
Chippokes Plantation- Surry, VA
Curry Hammock State Park- Marathon, FL
Gerald Freeman Campground- Sutton Lake- Sutton, WV
Huntington Beach State Park- Murrells Inlet, SC
J.A. Skinner State Park- Hadley, MA
John Martin Reservoir State Park- Hasty , CO
Kiptopeke State Park- Cape Charles, VA
Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park- Okeechobee, FL
Mason Neck State Park- Lorton, VA
Myakka River State Park- Sarasota, FL
Oscar Scherer State Park- Osprey, FL
Rend Lake- Benton, IL
Saylorville Lake- Johnston, IA
St. Joseph Peninsula State Park- Port St.Joe, FL
Wachusett Mountain State Reservation- Princeton, MA
York River State Park- Williamsburg, VA

Top 25 Canoeing Spots

Aiken State Natural Area- Windsor, SC
Barr Lake State Park- Brighton, CO
Big Shoals Public Lands- White Springs, FL
Blackstone River Valley Heritage Park- Uxbridge, MA
Blackwater River State Park- Holt, FL
Buckhorn State Park- Necedah, WI
Caladesi Island State Park- Dunedin, FL
Chippokes Plantation- Surry, VA
Colleton State Park- Canadys, SC
Collier Seminole State Park- Naples, FL
Connecticut River Greenway State Park- Northampton, MA
Eel Weir State Park- Morristown, NY
Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park- Niceville, FL
Givhans Ferry State Park- Ridgeville, SC
Goodale State Park- Camden, SC
Hunting Island State Park- Hunting Island, SC
James River State Park- Gladstone, VA
Koreshan State Park- Estero, FL
Landsford Canal State Park- Catawba, SC
New River Trail State Park- Foster Falls, VA
Oscar Scherer State Park- Osprey, FL
Shenandoah River State Park- Bentonville, VA
Spot Pond in Middlesex Fells Reservation- Malden/Medford/Stoneham/Melrose/Winchester, MA
Suwannee River Wilderness Trail- White Springs, FL
York River State Park- Williamsburg, VA

Top 20 Educational & Historical Facilities

Borderland State Park- Easton/Sharon, MA
Bulltown Historic Area, Burnsville Lake- Burnsville, WV
Castle Island- South Boston, MA
Castlewood Canyon State Park- Franktown, CO
Chippokes Plantation- Surry, VA
Douthat State Park- Millboro, VA
First Landing State Park-Virginia Beach, VA
Fort Clinch State Park- Fernandina Beach, FL
Great Falls Discovery Center- Turner Falls, MA
Highlands Hammock State Park- Sebring, FL
Koreshan State Park- Estero, FL
Lake Kissimmee State Park- Lake Wales, FL
Leesylvania State Park- Woodbridge, VA
Newtown Battlefield State Park- Elmira, NY
Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park- Rice, VA
Savannas Preserve State Park- Port St.Lucie, FL
Silver River State Park- Ocala, FL
Staunton River Battlefield State Park- Randolph, VA
Walden Pond State Reservation- Concord, MA
York River State Park- Williamsburg, VA

Top 25 Fishing Spots

Bowman Bridge Campground-Huron-Manistee National Forest- Lake County, MI
Brannan Island State Recreation Area- Rio Vista, CA
Buckhorn State Park- Necedah, WI
Burnham Point State Park- Clayton, NY
Choke Canyon State Park- Calliham, TX
Clear Lake State Park- Kelseyville, CA
Devil’s Lake State Park- Barbaroo, WI
Dimond O Campground-Stanislaus National Forest- Groveland, CA
Dripping Springs Campground-Ashley National Forest- Manila, UT
East and West Sullivan Lake Campground-Colville National Forest- Colville, WA
Enid Lake- Enid, MS
Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park- Niceville, FL
Grand Isle State Park- Grand Isle, LA
Greenbo Lake State Resort Park- Greenup, KY
Holliday Lake State Park- Appomattox, VA
Kiptopeke State Park- Cape Charles, VA
Oscar Scherer State Park- Osprey, FL
Raystown Lake- Hesston, PA
Rend Lake- Benton, IL
Santee State Park – Lake Marion- Santee, SC
Scusset Beach State Reservation- Sandwich, MA
Spruce Knob Lake Campground-Monongahela National Forest- Riverton, WV
St. George Island State Park- St. George Island, FL
Stagecoach State Park-Oak Creek, CO
York River State Park- Williamsburg, VA

Top 25 Hiking Trails

Arlie Moore- Arkadelphia, AR
Bartram Trail-J.Strom Thurmond Lake- Columbia County, GA
Big Shoals Public Lands- White Springs, FL
Breakheart Reservation- Forest Street/Saugus, MA
Buttermilk Falls State Park- Ithaca, NY
Caesars Head State Park- Cleveland, SC
Caprock Canyons State Park and Trailway- Quitaque, TX
Cheyenne Mountain State Park- Colorado Springs, CO
Douthat State Park- Millboro, VA
First Landing State Park-Virginia Beach, VA
Kings Mountain State Park- Blacksburg, SC
Koreshan State Park- Estero, FL
Lake Louisa State Park- Clermont, FL
Middlesex Fells Reservation- Malden/Medford/Stoneham/Melrose/Winchester, MA
Midstate Trail- Ayer, MA
Myakka River State Park- Sarasota, FL
New River Trail State Park- Foster Falls, VA
Oscar Scherer State Park- Osprey, FL
Pittsfield State Forest- Pittsfield, MA
Roche-A-Cri State Park- Friendship, WI
Sky Meadows State Park- Delaplane, VA
Smith Mountain Lake State Park- Huddleston, VA
St. Joseph Peninsula State Park - Port St.Joe, FL
Table Rock State Park- Pickens, SC
York River State Park- Williamsburg, VA

Top 10 Kid-Friendly Parks

Beaver Brook Reservation- Belmont/Waltham, MA
Boyd Lake State Park- Loveland , CO
Chippokes Plantation- Surry, VA
First Landing State Park- Virginia Beach, VA
Great Brook Farm State Park- Carlisle, MA
Kiptopeke State Park- Cape Charles, VA
Oscar Scherer State Park-Osprey, FL
Petersburg Park-J.Strom Thurmond Lake- Appling, GA
Roche-A-Cri State Park- Friendship, WI
Wildwood State Park- Wading River, NY

Top 25 Picnic Areas

Blue Spring State Park- Orange City, FL
Buckhorn State Park- Necedah, WI
Burnsville Lake Day Use Picnic Shelters- Burnsville, WV
Chippokes Plantation- Surry, VA
Claytor Lake State Park- Dublin, VA
Douglas State Forest- Douglas, MA
Elrod Ferry- Hartwell, GA
Fanning Springs State Park- Fanning Springs, FL
First Landing State Park- Virginia Beach, VA
Harvey Gap State Park- Rifle, CO
Highway 7 Recreation Areas- DeGray Lake, AR
Houghton’s Pond Recreation Area, Blue Hills Reservation- Milton, MA
Howell Run- Elk Garden, WV
Jacques Cartier State Park- Morristown, NY
Jones Gap State Park- Marietta, SC
Kiptopeke State Park- Cape Charles, VA
Mount Holyoke Range State Park- Amherst, MA
New River Trail State Park- Foster Falls, VA
Oleta River State Park- North Miami, FL
Paris Mountain State Resort Park- Greenville, SC
Roche-A-Cri State Park- Friendship, WI
Sante Fe National Historic Trail- Sante Fe, NM
Saylorville Lake-Johnston, IA
Staunton River State Park- Scottsburg, VA
Twin Lakes- Pendleton, SC

Top 20 Park Beaches

Anastasia State Park- St.Augustine, FL
Blackwater River State Park- Holt, FL
Buckhorn State Park- Necedah, WI
Bulltown Beach, Burnsville Lake- Burnsville, WV
Caladesi Island State Park- Dunedin, FL
Edisto Beach State Park- Edisto Island, SC
Fairy Stone State Park-Stuart, VA
False Cape State Park- Virginia Beach, VA
First Landing State Park- Virginia Beach, VA
Highline Lake State Park- Loma, CO
Huntington Beach State Park- Murrells Inlet, SC
Kiptopeke State Park- Cape Charles, VA
Moonshine Beach- Branson, MO
Myrtle Beach State Park- Myrtle Beach, SC
Nantasket Beach State Reservation- Hull, MA
Revere Beach Reservation- Revere, MA
Selkirk Shores State Park- Pulaski, NY
Shaw Beach Jennings Randolph Lake- Elk Garden, WV
South Cape Beach State Park- Mashpee, MA
South Sandusky Beach- Benton, IL

Top 10 Romantic Spots

Buckhorn State Park- Necedah, WI
Caladesi Island State Park- Dunedin, FL
Cape Perpetua-Siuslaw National Forest- Yachats, OR
First Landing State Park- Virginia Beach, VA
Huntington Beach State Park- Murrells Inlet, SC
Lake Greenwood State Recreation Area- Ninety Six, SC
Moore State Park- Paxton, MA
Rend Lake- Benton, IL
Rifle Falls State Park- Rifle, CO
Taughannock Falls State Park- Trumansburg, NY

Top 25 Scenic Views

Caddo Drive Recreation Area- Arkadelphia, AR
Blue Hills Reservation- Milton, MA
Blue Spring State Park- Orange City, FL
Boston Harbor Islands – Spectacle Island, MA
Buckhorn State Park- Necedah, WI
Caesars Head State Park, Panoramic Piedmont Mountains- Cleveland, SC
Chippokes Plantation- Surry, VA
Devils Fork State Park-The Jocassee Gorges- Salem, SC
Dworshak Reservoir- Ahsahka, ID
Falls Mill Overlook, Burnsville Lake- Burnsville, WV
False Cape State Park- False Cape, VA
First Landing State Park- Virginia Beach, VA
Hunting Island State Park- The View from the Top of the Lighthouse and Sunrise over the Atlantic- Hunting Island, SC
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park- Crescent City, CA
Kiptopeke State Park- Cape Charles, VA
Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park- Okeechobee, FL
Mount Sugarloaf State Reservation- South Deerfield, MA
Raystown Lake- Hesston, PA
Ridenour Overlook- Hesston, PA
Ridgway State Park- Ridgway, CO
Roche-A-Cri State Park- Friendship, WI
Staunton River State Park- Scottsburg, VA
Table Rock State Park- Pickens, SC
Watkins Glen State Park- Watkins Glen, NY
York River State Park- Williamsburg, VA

Top 15 Tours & Events

Battle of Bulltown Re-enactment, Burnsville Lake- Burnsville, WV
Blue Spring State Park- Orange City, FL
Boston Harbor Islands- MA
Chatfield State Park- Rocky Mountain Balloon Festival- Littleton, CO
Chippokes Plantation- Surry, VA
Douthat State Park- Millboro, VA
Great Brook Farm State Park- Carlisle, MA
Grenada Lake- Grenada, MS
Kiptopeke State Park- Cape Charles, VA
Lake Kissimmee State Park- Lake Wales, FL
Maudslay State Park- Newburyport, MA
Myakka River State Park- Sarasota, FL
Staunton River Battlefield State Park- Randolph, VA
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park- White Springs, FL
The Esplanade Hatch Shell- Boston, MA

Top 20 Unique Cabins

Bastrop State Park- Bastrop, TX
Buckhorn State Park- Necedah, WI
First Landing State Park - Virginia Beach, VA
Hickory Knob State Park- The Guillebeau House- McCormick, SC
Johnson Cabin, Bulltown Historic Area, Burnsville Lake- Burnsville, WV
Keowee-Toxaway State Natural Area- Sunset, SC
Kiptopeke State Park- Cape Charles, VA
Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park- Keystone Heights, FL
Mohawk Trail State Forest- Charlemont, MA
Moreau Lake State Park- Gansevoort, NY
Mountain Home Cabin-Giant Sequoia National Monument- Springville, CA
Myakka River State Park- Sarasota, FL
Oconee State Park- Mountain Rest, SC
October Mountain State Forest- Lee, MA
Oleta River State Park- North Miami, FL
Santee State Park- Santee, SC
Savoy Mountain State Forest- Savoy, MA
Silver River State Park- Ocala, FL
Staunton River State Park- Scottsburg, VA
Sylvan Lake State Park- Eagle, CO

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