Thousand Trails celebrating 50 years of camping history

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CHICAGO, Ill. — Thousand Trails kicks off 2019 in historic fashion, celebrating the iconic brand’s 50 years in the campground industry. With 50th Anniversary festivities planned across its network of campgrounds in 2019, the company is offering members and guests opportunities to collect commemorative anniversary pins, contribute to a multi-location time capsule, and participate in contests, themed weekends and planned activities throughout the year.

“Thousand Trails campgrounds are always filled with fun events and activities,” said Pat Zamora, Vice President of Marketing for Thousand Trails. “For the 50th anniversary we’re planning some special celebrations and contests to thank our members and guests for letting us be a part of their camping lifestyle the last 50 years.”

Founded in 1969 with the purchase of 640 acres in Chehalis, Wash., Thousand Trails has become one of the largest networks of RV resorts and campgrounds in North America. Well positioned in the growing RV industry, Thousand Trails looks to the future with innovative camping accommodations to complement its RV sites, including tiny houses, cabins, cottages and yurts. More than 80 properties are participating in the 50th anniversary, from Thousand Trails Orlando, where guests can relax in the heart of Florida, to Rancho Oso, where guests can experience a working ranch in the mountains of Santa Barbara, to the seaside escape of Long Beach RV in Washington, and many destinations in between.

As part of the 50th anniversary, Thousand Trails has again partnered with nonprofit For Pete’s Sake, offering to host 50 free nights to patients in their program. For Pete’s Sake enables cancer patients and their loved ones to relax and strengthen their relationships, providing transformative respite experiences. Participants can choose from various properties and accommodations with Thousand Trails, including, yurts, cabins, cottages, and tiny houses.

SOURCE: Thousand Trails press release

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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