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AMERICA’S “TOP 100 FAMILY CAMPGROUNDS” ANNOUNCED BY RESERVEAMERICA
ReserveAmerica’s “Outdoor Recreation Awards” recipients also announced with categories covering everything from best beaches to scenic views!
Ballston Spa, NY – May 1, 2006 - With the recent surge in camping popularity and as the Summer camping season quickly approaches, ReserveAmerica, the United States’ leading recreation reservation and campground management solutions provider announces the nation’s fourth annual “Top 100 Family Campgrounds,” a guide to help consumers plan their visits to America’s greatest ‘hidden gem’ locations all across the great outdoors. Consumers can learn more by visiting www.ReserveAmerica.com

“Our fourth annual Top 100 Family Campground awards continue our commitment to creating a resource for the camping consumer looking to plan and reserve a camping trip for this spring or summer,” said Brendan Ross, President of ReserveAmerica. “We are proud to honor these outstanding public outdoor recreation facilities that provide such a high level of service and dedication while protecting our beautiful natural areas for future generations.”

Consumers looking for anything from a weekend retreat to an extended vacation are able to browse through more than 150,000 campsites, cabins, day use facilities, and picnic areas at www.ReserveAmerica.com

The Top 100 Family Campgrounds were selected based on testimonials, campground ratings and feedback provided by park rangers, regional park management and campers throughout the year Nearly 3,000 parks were reviewed and the final 100 campgrounds were determined based on specific family-friendly criteria ranging from educational programs and visitor centers to camping amenities and overall beauty and scenery. Factors including the quality and availability of hot showers, laundry facilities, hiking trails, family beaches, radio-free zones, visitor centers, educational programs, children’s events and location were also considered.

The Top 100 Family Campgrounds for 2006 include:

Alexander Springs Recreation Area- Ocala National Forest- Altoona, FL
Angel Island State Park- Tiburon, CA
Austin Hawes Campground- American Legion State Forest- Pleasant Valley, SC
Big Bone Lick State Park- Union, KY
Black Rock State Park- Watertown, CT
Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park- Carlisle, KY
Bonny Lake State Park- Idalia, CO
Boston Harbor Islands State Park- Hingham, MA
Buckhorn State Park- Necedah, WI
Canning Creek Cove Park- Council Grove, KS
Cape Florida State Park- Key Biscayne, FL
Carter Lake Campground-Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area- Lakeside, OR
Cedar Lake Recreation Area- Hodgen, OK
Charbonneau Campground- Burbank, WA
Chenango Valley State Park- Chenango Falls, NY
Chester State Park- Chester, SC
Chisos Basin Campground- Big Bend National Park, TX
Choke Canyon State Park- Calliham, TX
Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park- Carmel, NY
Claytor Lake State Park- Dublin, VA
Collier-Seminole State Park- Naples, FL
Cooper Lake State Park- Cooper, TX
Corinth Recreation Area- Double Springs, AL
Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park- Burkesville, KY
Darien Lakes State Park- Darien Center, NY
Dent Acres Campground, Dworshak Dam & Reservoir- Ahsahka, Idaho
Devils Fork State Park- Salem, SC
Devils Garden Campground-Arches National Park- Moab, UT
DeWayne Hayes Campground- Columbus, MS
Douthat State Park- Millboro, VA
Fall Lake Campground- Superior National Forest-Ely, MN
Forked Lake Campground- Long Lake, NY
Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site- Jacksboro, TX
Four Mile Creek State Park- Youngstown, NY
Frank Russell Campground- Monroe City, MO
Gamaliel Park- Norfork Lake- Gamaliel, AR
Granville State Forest- Granville, MA
Grayton Beach State Park- Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Green River State Park- Green River, UT
Greenbo Lake State Resort Park- Greenup, KY
Guadalupe River State Park- Spring Branch, TX
Hamilton Branch State Recreation Area- Plum Branch, SC
Hardin Ridge Recreation Area- Heltonville, IN
Highlands Hammock State Park- Sebring, FL
Hillsborough River State Park- Thonotosassa, FL
Hontoon Island State Park- Deland, FL
Housatonic Meadows State Park- Sharon, CT
Houston Mesa Family & Horse Camps-Tonto National Forest- Payson, AZ
Humboldt Redwoods State Park- Weott, CA
Hungry Mother State Park- Marion, VA
Joseph H. Stewart Campground- Joseph H. Stewart State Recreation Area- Trail, OR
Kodachrome Basin State Park- Cannonville, UT
Kring Point State Park- Redwood, NY
Lake Anna State Park- Spotsylvania, VA
Lake Hartwell State Recreation Area- Fair Play, SC
Lake Manatee State Park- Bradenton, FL.
Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway- Mineral Wells, TX
Lake Oroville State Recreation Area- Oroville, CA
Lake Powhatan Recreation Area- Asheville, NC
Lepage Park-Philippi Park Recreation Area- The Dalles, OR
Little Pond Campground- Andes, NY
Logger Campground-Tahoe National Forest- Truckee, CA
Meacham Lake Campground- Paul Smiths, NY
Millsite State Park- Huntington, UT
Natural Bridge State Resort Park- Slade, KY
Navajo State Park- Arboles, CO
New River Trail State Park- Foster Falls, VA
Oconee Point Campground- Seneca, SC
Oscar Scherer State Park- Osprey, FL.
Plumas Eureka State Park- Blairsden, CA
Poinsett State Park- Wedgefield, SC
Prairie Flower Campground- Saylorville Lake, IA
Princess Campground- Giant Sequoia National Monument- Kings Canyon NP, CA
Putnam Pond- Ticonderoga, NY
Ray Behrens Campground- Monroe City, MO
Rifle Falls/Rifle Gap/Harvey Gap State Park- Rifle, CO
Rio Grande Village Campground- Big Bend National Park, TX
Robert W. Craig Campground- Elk Garden, WV
Roche-A-Cri State Park- Friendship, WI
Rocky Neck State Park- Niantic, CT
Sacandaga Campground- Northville, NY
Salt Rock State Park- Baltic, CT
San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area- Gustine, CA
Sand Hollow State Park- Hurricane, UT
Savoy Mountain State Forest- Florida, MA
Shawme-Crowell State Forest- Sandwich, MA
Signal Creek and Last Chance Campgrounds-Ward Lake Recreation Area- Tongass National Forest- Ketchikan, AK
Spring Cove Campground-Bass Lake Recreation Area-Sierra National Forest- Bass Lake, CA
St. Andrews State Park - Panama City, FL
Starvation State Park- Duchesne, UT
Stony Brook State Park- Dansville, NY
Torreya State Park- Tallahasse, FL
Trinidad State Park-Trinidad, CO
Twin Lake Campground- Hartwell, SC
Vega State Park- Collbran, CO
Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve- Waquoit, MA
Watsadler Campground- Hartwell, GA
Wildwood State Park- Wading River, NY
Winhall Brook Camping Area- Jamaica, VT
Youghiogheny River Lake's Outflow Campground- Confluence, PA

ReserveAmerica’s “Outdoor Awards” include:

Park Beaches

Cape Florida State Park- Key Biscayne, FL
Edisto Beach State Park- Edisto Island, SC
False Cape State Park- Virginia Beach, VA
Green River Lake State Park- Campbellsville, KY
Henderson Beach State Park- Destin, FL
Huntington Beach State Park- Murrells Inlet, SC
Jackson Lake State Park- Orchard, CO
Myrtle Beach State Park- Myrtle Beach, SC
Oleta River State Park- North Miami, FL
Pope & Baldwin Beaches- Lake Tahoe, CA
Revere Beach- Revere, MA
Salisbury Beach State Reservation- Salisbury, MA
Shaw Beach -Jennings Randolph Lake- Elk Garden, West Virginia
South Cape Beach State Park- Mashpee, MA
Southwick Beach State Park- Woodville, NY

Scenic Views

Albion Basin Campground- Alta, UT
Caesars Head State Park- Cleveland, SC
Cape Florida State Park- Key Biscayne, FL
Columbus-Belmont State Park- Columbus, KY
Crown Point State Scenic Corridor- Corbett, OR
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park- Corbin, KY
Devils Lake State Park- Baraboo, WI
False Cape State Park- Virginia Beach, VA
Henderson Beach State Park- Destin, FL
Kingdom Come State Park- Cumberland, KY
Mt. Greylock State Recreation- Lanesborough, MA
Mt. Sugarloaf State Recreation- South Deerfield, MA
R.D. Bailey Lake (Visitor Center)- Justice, WV
Robert Treman State Park- Ithaca, NY
State Forest State Park- Walden, CO

Tours/Events

Arkansas Headwaters State Park- Salida, CO
Atalaya Festival- Huntington Beach State Park- Murrells Inlet, SC
Boston Harbor Islands- Hingham, MA
Douthat State Park- Millboro, VA
Great Brook Farm- Carlisle, MA
Grenada Lake- Grenada, MS
Hearst Castle- San Simeon, CA
Kenlake State Resort Park- Aurora, KY
Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park- Gilbertsville, KY
Maudslay State Park- Newburyport, MA

Kid-Friendly Parks

Beaver Brook Farm- Belmont/Waltham, MA
Carter Caves State Resort Park- Olive Hill, KY
Douthat State Park- Millboro, VA
Great Brook Farm- Carlisle, MA
James M. Robb- Colorado River SP- Clifton, CO
Lake Ouachita, Vicksburg District
Oleta River State Park- North Miami, FL
Santee State Park- Santee, SC
Sebago Cabin Camp- Bear Mountain, NY
Sesquicentennial State Park- Columbia, SC

Picnic Areas

Blue Hills State Recreation- Milton, MA
Canoe-Picnic Point State Park- Clayton, NY
Clarksburg State Forest- Clarksburg, MA
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park- Corbin, KY
Elrod Ferry Day Use Area- Hartwell, GA
Fish Dam Creek Park- W. Kerr Scott Lake- Wilkesboro, NC
Highway 7 Recreation Area- Arkadelphia, AR
Jones Gap State Park- Marietta, SC
Lake Warren State Park- Hampton, SC
Lathrop State Park- Walsenburg, CO
Oleta River State Park- North Miami, FL
Paris Mountain State Park - Greenville, SC
Pine Mountain State Resort Park- Pineville, KY
R.D. Bailey Lake- Justice, WV
Roche-A-Cri State Park- Friendship, WI

Amazing Spots

Carter Caves State Resort Park- Olive Hill, KY
Hither Hills State Park- Montauck, NY
Iron Mountain Lodge and Marina- Arkadelphia, AR
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park- Key Largo, FL
Lake Ouachita, Vicksburg District- AR
Natural Bridge State Park- North Adams, MA
Purgatory Chasm State Park- Sutton, MA
Table Rock State Park- Pickens, SC
Trinidad State Park- Trinidad, CO
Woods Bay State Natural Area- Olanta, SC

Unique Cabins

Allegany State Park- Salamanca, NY
Buckhorn State Park- Necedah, WI
Frog Meadow Guard Station- Giant Sequoia National Monument, CA
Interpreter’s Cabin- Grayson Highlands State Park- Blue Ridge Mountains, VA
Lake Anna State Park- Spotsylvania, VA
Lake Barkley State Resort Park- Cadiz, KY
Mueller State Park- Divide, CO
Oconee State Park- Mountain Rest, SC
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park- Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Otter River State Forest- Baldwinville, MA
Pine Mountain State Resort Park- Pineville, KY
Santee State Park- Santee, SC
Savoy Mountain State Forest- Savoy, MA
Shawme-Crowell State Forest- Sandwich, MA
Silver River State Park- Ocala, FL

Hiking Trails

Appalachian Trail- MA
Cabin Creek Nature Trail-Grayson Highland SP-Blue Ridge Mountains, VA
Caesars Head State Park- Cleveland, SC
Collier-Seminole State Park- Naples, FL
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park- Corbin, KY
Devils Lake State Park- Baraboo, WI
Douthat State Park- Millboro, VA
Edisto Beach State Park- Edisto Island, SC
Highlands Hammock State Park- Sebring, FL
Huntington Beach State Park- Murrells Inlet, SC
Joanna Trail- Monroe City, MO
Kings Mountain State Park- Blacksburg, SC
Lory State Park- Bellvue, CO
Middlesex Falls- Malden, MA
Mid-State Trail- Ayer, MA
Natural Bridge State Resort Park- Slade, KY
Oconee State Park- Mountain Rest, SC
Oscar Scherer State Park- Osprey, FL
Pine Mountain State Resort Park- Pineville, KY
Silver Falls State Park- Sublimity, OR
Silver River State Park- Ocala, FL
Table Rock State Park- Pickens, SC
Taughannock Falls State Park- Trumansburg, NY
Twin Pinnacles- Grayson Highlands State Park- Blue Ridge Mountains, VA
Wilson Creek Trail- Grayson Highlands State Park- Blue Ridge Mountains, VA

Romantic Spots

Cape Florida State Park- Key Biscayne, FL
Golden Gate Canyon State Park- Golden, CO
Halibut Point State Park- Rockport, MA
Huntington Beach State Park- Murrells Inlet, SC
Kenlake State Resort Park- Aurora, KY
Moore State Park- Paxton, MA
Oleta River State Park- North Miami, FL
Pixley Falls State Park- Boonsville, NY
Tillicum Beach Campground- Waldport, OR
Wolf Creek Inn State Heritage Site- Wolf Creek, OR

Canoeing Spots

Blackwater River State Park- Holt, FL
Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park- Carlisle, KY
Buckhorn State Park- Necedah, WI
Collier-Seminole State Park- Naples, FL
Connecticut River Greenway- Northampton, MA
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park- Corbin, KY
False Cape State Park- Virginia Beach, VA
Givhans Ferry State Park- Ridgeville, SC
Higley Flow State Park- Colton, NY
Hunting Island State Park- Hunting Island, SC
James River State Park- Gladstone, VA
Lake Ouachita- Royal, AR
Nickerson State Park- Brewster, MA
Pearl Lake State Park- Clark, CO
Salt Springs Recreation Area- Salt Springs, FL

Educational & Historical Facilities

Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park- Carlisle, KY
Borderland State Park- Easton/Sharon, MA
Douthat State Park- Millboro, VA
John Martin Reservoir- Hasty, CO
Kam Wah Chung State Heritage Site- John Day, Oregon
Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site- Beech Island, SC
River’s Bridge State Historic Site- Ehrhardt, SC
Robert Moses State Park- Massena, NY
Savannas Preserve State Park- Port St.Lucie, FL
Walden Pond State Recreation- Concord, MA

Bird Watching Spots

Caesars Head State Park- Cleveland, SC
Devils Lake State Park- Baraboo, WI
False Cape State Park- Virginia Beach, VA
J.A. Skinner State Park- Hadley, MA
John James Audubon State Park- Henderson, KY
Lake Erie State Park- Brocton, NY
Oscar Scherer State Park- Osprey, FL
Saylorville Lake- Johnston, IA
St. Vrain State Park- Longmont, CO
Wachusett Mountain State Reservation- Princeton, MA

Biking Trails

Alpine Pedal Path- San Bernadino, CA
Ashuwilticook Rail Trail- Lanesborough, MA
Baker Creek State Park- McCormick, SC
Devils Lake State Park- Baraboo, WI
Douthat State Park- Millboro, VA
False Cape State Park- Virginia Beach, VA
General Butler State Resort Park- Carrollton, KY
Green River Lake State Park- Campbellsville, KY
Guyandotte Campground-R.D. Bailey Lake- Baileysville, WV
Highline Lake State Park- Loma, CO
Mills-Norrie State Park- Staatsburg, NY
Nashua River Rail- MA
Oleta River State Park- North Miami, FL
Paris Mountain State Park- Greenville, SC
Youghiogheny River Lake's Outflow Campground- Confluence, PA

Fishing Spots

Alafia State Park- Lithia, FL
Alfred A. Loeb State Park- Brooking, OR
Bowman Bridge Campground- Baldwin, MI
Claytor Lake State Park- Dublin, VA
Dreher Island State Recreation Area- Prosperity, SC
False Cape State Park- Virginia Beach, VA
Grass Point State Park- Clayton, NY
Greenbo Lake State Resort Park- Greenup, KY
Grenada Lake- Grenada, MS
Hickory Knob State Resort Park- McCormick, SC
Kenlake State Resort Park- Aurora, KY
Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park- Gilbertsville, KY
Lake Manatee State Park- Bradenton, FL
Lake Ouachita, Vicksburg District- AR
Lake Warren State Park- Hampton, SC
Lake Wateree State Recreation Area- Winnsboro, SC
Leesylvania State Park- Woodbridge, VA
Lepage Park-Philippi Park Recreational Area- The Dalles, OR
Mark Twain Lake- Monroe City, MO
Norfork River-Quarry Park- Mountain Home, AR
North Branch Potomac River- Elk Garden, WV
North Sterling- Sterling, CO
Oleta River State Park- North Miami, FL
Pine Flat Lake- Piedra, CA
Scusset Beach State Reservation- Cape Cod, MA

About ReserveAmerica
ReserveAmerica is North America's leading camping reservation and campground management solutions provider. ReserveAmerica specializes in complete reservations solutions, stand-alone call center/database management tools, online reservations solutions and park software solutions. The Company manages the largest reservable campsite inventory with partnerships throughout North America. ReserveAmerica is an operating business of IAC (Nasdaq: IACI).
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- ReserveAmerica processed America's first online camping reservation in 1997.

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