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Kid friendly RV Parks



On a recent trip to Alabama we stayed at a very kid friendly RV Park (Anchors Aweigh RV Park) in Foley, Alabama. That got me to thinking about the different types of RV parks where we have stayed over the years. We all know that all RV parks accept children, at least I haven’t found any that didn’t, but some are more kid friendly than others. Even if there are parks that are labeled “Adult Only”, they are probably few and far between.

The RV parks that we have found to be the most kid friendly are the ones where there is a vacation destination involved. That is the case with Anchors Aweigh RV Park in Foley, AL. They are just 7 miles from the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico. This RV park bills itself as a vacation destination and does not encourage long term residents. They provide planned activities for the children and the families. The park was pretty full when we were there and there were lots of children. We had four of our grandchildren with us and they had a great time.

Another very kid friendly RV Park where we stay is Parkview Riverside RV Park in Concan, TX. It is located on the Frio River and is full of families during the summer months. If you don’t have a space a year in advance, you probably can’t get a space during the summer. The same families come back year after year for tubing on the frigid Frio River. The same can be said for Garner State Park which is on the other side of the river from Parkview. There are families who have been returning to Garner for over 40 years.

Yet another park where we go that is very kid friendly and family oriented is Elk Meadows Lodge and RV Resort in Estes Park, CO. It like the others is a vacation destination during the summer months.

When you go to one of these kid friendly RV parks, you have to accept the fact that there will be a lot more activity in the campground. There will probably be multiple families who know each other and will be having family gatherings that can be noisy. People might be sharing their music with you or you might be sharing your type of music with them. Everybody has a good time at these type of parks and there is something always going on.

What makes all of this work out for the better, is the control that the campground management has over their own policies and the control that families have over their children. In the years that we have been going to these kid friendly campgrounds, I can honestly say that we have never had any problems. When it is time for quiet time, everyone seems to be respectful of their neighbors.

We enjoy these kid friendly RV parks. There always seems to be something going on which makes the trip more interesting.

Later!

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