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Thousand Trails 45 Years

Thousand Trails 45 Years

TT Celebrates!

Mark your calendars for July 19, 2014. That’s the date all Thousand Trails preserves will celebrate 45 Years of Making Camping Memories. Each preserve will offer their own brand of celebration fun, but everyone will be observing this big milestone! Check with your favorite preserve for details.


Notice for Pacific City Preserve Visitors

 OR 130, “Little Nestucca River Road,” is closed from April 1 – October 1 for bridge repair. During this time, use OR 22 or OR 18 to access Highway 101.


Celebrate with Us

Thousand Trails 45 Years

Thousand Trails 45 Years

Mark your calendar, put on your party duds and come celebrate 45 Years of Making Camping Memories with Thousand Trails. The date of the preserve-wide shindig has been set for Saturday, July 19, 2014. And while we definitely know there will be cake, final activities and events plans are still in the works. Watch TrailBlazer, the Thousand Trails website and our newsletters for more details.  But don’t miss this – it’s gonna be big fun.


May TrailBlazer

May TrailBlazer Contents

May TrailBlazer Contents

Is a major road trip on the agenda for your summer plans? If that’s what’s in store for you, don’t miss the May issue of TrailBlazer as we explore the Mother Road, aka Route 66, and all the fun stops along the way as this road takes you from Chicago to LA.  We also checked with your favorite amusement parks to see what new rides are being unveiled this season. You will be thrilled by what we’ve found!


April 2014 Photo Gallery


Encore Deals: Venture In/Show Low, Arizona

Arizona's White Mountain Trail

Arizona’s White Mountain Trail System

Come visit us in sunny Arizona and enjoy the spectacular summer weather that can be found in Show Low. With daytime highs that average 85, the evenings cool down enough for you to enjoy the warmth of a campfire. Plan at stay at Encore’s Venture In and enjoy the White Mountains that surround the area and some of the best trout fishing just 30 minutes from the resort.  Explore the Petrified National Forest, which is just an hour away or hike the loop trails in nearby Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. Onsite fun includes live entertainment events, potlucks, card games, dances, and jam sessions.

The White Mountain Trail System consists of 11 loop trails offering over 103 miles of hiking. This system is located within 15 miles of the recreation area in the adjacent Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. Trail maps are available at the park headquarters.

May deals at Venture In include a $199 monthly special (for May only), 30% of weekly and monthly rates and 3 months for just $999. For more information on Venture In, visit


TrailBuzz | January 2014

Check Out Our New Look

The Thousand Trails website has a brand new look for 2014. Check it out if you haven’t visited lately. In addition to a fresh new design and more user-friendly navigation, the site was built to be a one-stop shopping site for not only campground information and reservations but also the most up to date news in the Thousand Trails world.

Check Out Our New Look!


Sunny Encore Deals

Ramblers Rest Updates

Ramblers Rest Updates

Whether you’re a tried and true snowbird, or just looking to grab some fun in the sun during the winter months, Encore’s got some great sunny deals.

If you’re heading to Florida, you’ll want to plan a stay at Ramblers Rest to see the renovations that include an updated clubhouse exterior, new and updated bathhouses, expanded pool deck and new pool furniture, splash pad, new pickleball and tennis court, new BBQ pavilion and new playground with shaded cover!

We’ve got sunny deals in Arizona, Texas and Florida, so make your reservations now. Visit to make your reservations. You can find all Encore deals on P46-49 of the January/February 2014 TrailBlazer.


El Monte and TT/Encore Team Up

El Monte RV, America’s premier nationwide RV rental company, has teamed up with Thousand Trails campgrounds and Encore RV resorts, home to some of the most beautiful and natural campgrounds and RV resorts across the U.S., to create all inclusive RV getaways. The getaway includes an RV rental from any El Monte RV location nationwide with overnight campground accommodations at over 170 locations, unlimited mileage and free generator use for as low as $99 per night.

From now until May 24, RV enthusiasts can buy a certificate from El Monte RV for $15 that guarantees deeply discounted all inclusive getaway package rates for reservations from El Monte RV for three to 14 nights. These rates apply to reservations that occur from now through December 2013. RV rental options include a Class C Cabover Style C25 for $99 per night, Class C Cabover Style C28 for $149 per night and a Class A Family Sleeper for $199 per night. Overnight RV site accommodations are included in the rental at over 170 Thousand Trails campgrounds and Encore RV resorts locations.

For more information about the all inclusive RV getaways, visit the Cool Deals section of


Trail News

Introducing our Midwest Zone

We’d like to you to meet our newest Camping Zone - the Midwest. In our efforts to get everyone into the camping zone, we’ve re-aligned a few zones and created a zone specific to the heartland of our country.

The Midwest Zone will include a total of thirteen campgrounds – four in Wisconsin, three in Indiana, two in both Michigan and Ohio, and one each in Illinois and Kentucky. From locations near Wisconsin’s popular Dells and Door County to a picturesque Kentucky location that is just minutes from the entrance to Mammoth Cave, there’s a range of things to see and do in this newest zone.

Please note that Kentucky’s Diamond Caverns campground has been moved from the Southeast Zone to the Midwest and our campgrounds in Illinois, Indiana and Michigan have moved from the Northeast to the Midwest. Southeast Zone Pass holders will still have access to Diamond Caverns. Similarly, Northeast Zone Pass holders can continue to enjoy the campgrounds that have been moved to the Midwest Zone, which include Pine Country (IL), Horseshoe Lakes and Indian Lakes (IN), Bear Cave and St. Clair (MI) and Kenisee and Wilmington (OH).


Gear Up and Camp Sweepstakes

Thousand Trails is giving its Facebook fans a chance to Gear Up and Camp with the Gear Up and Camp Sweepstakes which runs through April 30! One lucky camper will win a free week of camping and a camping gear package, with a combined value of $1100. Sweepstakes entrants will also be entered for a chance to win one of four second place prize packages, and one of 30 third place prize packages daily.

The grand prize includes a week-long camping trip for the winner at any participating Thousand Trails or Encore RV resort campground. The winner will also receive a package of camping gear, including the following: Rand McNally’s RV-specific GPS device – the RVND™ 7720 LM; $100 gas card; Strongback Chair; Coghlan’s Camper’s S’mores Grill and Corn Popper; Coleman Lantern; $50 gift certificate; Thousand Trails sweatshirt, umbrella, window cling, backpack, blanket and travel mug; and a Duck Harbor Cool Weather Sleeping bag.

Four additional winners will be selected each week of the promotion to receive a second prize package that includes a week-long camping trip at any participating Thousand Trails or Encore RV resort campground and a package including a Thousand Trails backpack, blanket, travel mug, and window cling.
Thirty winners will be selected at the end of each day of the promotion to receive a Thousand Trails camping pack, which includes a backpack, blanket, travel mug and window cling. All in all, 35 prizes will be awarded throughout the course of the Thousand Trails Gear Up and Camp sweepstakes.
Join us on the Thousand Trails Facebook page at to Gear Up and Camp! The contest will run through April 30, 2013.