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TACO donates ad space to city of West, Texas

CROWLEY, Texas — The Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO) is providing the city of West, Texas, with a free quarter page display ad in the association’s 2014 RV Travel & Camping Guide to Texas, the association has announced.

“We wanted to do something to help the city of West as they try to rebuild from the devastating fertilizer plant explosion that took place last spring,” said Brian Schaeffer, TACO’s executive director and CEO.

The April 17 blast killed 15 and injured 200, while also damaging local water and sewer systems. Gov. Rick Perry has said the city sustained more than $35 million in damage. The city of West had been under a boil water order until mid-July.

Schaeffer said the free exposure on the 2014 RV Travel & Camping Guide to Texas will help West as it tries to rebuild. TACO produces 250,000 copies of the free, four-color glossy magazine each year. The guide lists more than 350 campgrounds and RV resorts in Texas and surrounding states. An interactive version of the state guide is available at

The directory is broken up into seven sections, each representing a distinct region of Texas. Locator maps are provided at the beginning of each section, with numbered listings of the campgrounds for each region. Campgrounds are also alpha-indexed by city and park name.

Each campground listing includes a grid that lists the park’s facilities, services and amenities as well as driving directions, a miniature locator map and many parks have panoramic photos showing off what campers can experience. The directory also features a Texas Saver Card, which provides a 10 percent discount at participating parks.

The directory also includes a separate section listing campgrounds with cabin and cottage rentals as well as a listing of park model manufacturers. Schaeffer said almost 25 percent of Texas campgrounds have cabin or cottage rentals. Many of the parks that offer cabin and cottage rentals also have sites for lease or for sale to park model owners.

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For more information about the directory or camping in Texas, call Brian Schaeffer at 817.307.0129 or visit

SOURCE: Texas Association of Campground Owners press release

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