Camp-CA Now Offers Campers Ability to Post Written Reviews of Experiences

Camp-California.com previously posted only letter grades for campgrounds, RV parks and resorts based on the GuestRated online review program.

AUBURN, Calif., May 31, 2011 – Camp-California.com now offers consumers the ability to post letter grades and detailed written reviews of campgrounds, RV parks and resorts.

“We think this is the right thing to do to make Camp-California.com an essential resource for consumers planning to visit privately owned and operated campgrounds in California,” said Debbie Sipe, executive director of the California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds, which hosts the travel planning website.

“Now when consumers plan a camping trip, they can check Camp-California.com to see what others have said about campgrounds, RV parks and resorts that are of interest to them before they make their reservation. We think this information will prove to be invaluable to them.”

Camp-California.com had previously offered consumers the ability to assign letter grades to campgrounds in online reviews, with each park receiving an overall grade based on an average of all the reviews received. Now, consumers who visit Camp-California.com will see not only the overall grade for each park, but also a miniature report card for each individual consumer review submitted for the park during the past year.

“Consumers also have the ability to sort the reviews for each park, from newest to oldest as well as highest grades to lowest grades and vice versa,” Sipe said, adding that park operators also have the ability to offer their comments in response to consumer accolades and criticisms.

Sipe added that the online review process, and the resulting guest comments and grades are provided by Murrieta, Calif.-based GuestRated.com and not by the California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds. “The fact that we outsource the review function gives a much higher level of credibility to these ratings,” she said.

Camp-California.com provides detailed information and online booking capabilities for more than 350 California campgrounds. The website also offers special deals, such as a statewide RVing rewards program for campers who visit multiple parks throughout the year as well as information on upcoming festivals and other special events.

“We’ve tried make Camp-California.com quick and easy to use, so consumers can find what they’re looking for in one place without having to visit multiple websites,” Sipe said, adding that the website has also been equipped with a search function that enables consumers to search the entire website for any information relating to a topic of interest to them.

Campgrounds have also been sorted based on their proximity to shopping malls, lighthouses, historical landmarks, caves and other points of interest.

Camp-California.com staff members have also included their own blogs and Twitter postings on the website to keep consumers informed of the latest Camp-California website postings, as well as fun things to see and do as well as the latest campground and RV park trends.

For additional commentary, statistics and sources on the latest camping trends in campgrounds, RV parks and resorts or for leads on parks in your news coverage area, please contact Debbie Sipe at the California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds at (530) 885-1624 or (530) 906-4592 (cell). Listings of private campgrounds, online reservation requests and other camping-related information is available at www.Camp-California.com.