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.