2018 Tennessee Camping Guide cover

Both the Tennessee Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (TARVC), and the Alaska Campground Owners Association (ACOA), have released their 2018 camping guides.

The 2018 Tennessee Camping Guide lists mostly privately owned and operated campgrounds, RV parks and resorts, as well as several state parks.

It is divided into three regions, including the eastern region, which includes the Smoky Mountains; the central region, which is home to Nashville, the Grand Ole Opry and country music; and the western region, which is the home of barbecue country and the gateway to the Mississippi River.

“This year’s directory is the nicest guide we’ve ever done,” said Jimmy Felton, executive director of TARVC.

Most of TARVC’s guides are distributed through Tennessee Welcome Centers and to people who request them through the organization’s website, though the guides will also be distributed Feb. 16 – 18 at the Chattanooga RV Show.

“It used to be that we had guides left over and now we don’t,” Felton said, adding that his association purchased an additional 5,000 guides this year.

The 2018 Tennessee RV Camping Guide is now available free of charge and may be requested by visiting www.CampInTennessee.com, which also provides a digital version of the guide.

The ACOA guide is printed as a 4-by-9 inch rack card, but folds out to 24-by-36 inches, like a map. It features listings of 40 campgrounds and RV parks in nine different regions of Alaska, including Anchorage; the northern region, which includes North Pole, a city near Fairbanks; the Denali Region, the Matanuska (Susitna) Valley; the Tok Cutoff – Taylor Highway Region; the South Richardson Highway Region; the Kenai / Soldotna Peninsula Region; and the southeast region, which includes Haines and Juneau.

The ACOA guide also includes maps of several regions of Alaska and Canada’s Yukon Territory, as well as advertisements for several campground resorts and companies that provide halibut and salmon fishing tours, as well as jeep tours on the scenic Denali Highway.

“We’re very pleased with the redesign of our camping guide,” said Shannon Miller, ACOA’s executive director, adding that the association has initially printed 20,000 copies of the guide.

The guide can be ordered at www.alaskacampgrounds.net.