Best Campgrounds of the West

Sunset Magazine just had its annual "Best Campgrounds of the West" issue and we have four of the campgrounds we operate on the list -- pretty good considering we only operate in two of the four regions they cover (we operate 4 of the 54 campgrounds they recognize in CA, AZ, and NM).

On the list were Sabrina (CA), Big Pine Creek (CA), Cave Springs (AZ) and Sleepy Grass (NM).  We always love getting positive feedback, of course, but are particularly thrilled in this case since the frequent criticism of private operation of public campgrounds is that private companies will somehow ruin the recreation areas for profit.  Exactly how we would make money by destroying the natural beauty which draws paying visitors to these parks is never explained.  But it is good to have confirmation that we private operators are doing a good job.

  • NL7

    How many of the others were operated by concession versus various state and federal agencies?

  • Mercury

    I haven't been to any National Forest Service campgrounds out west but my parents have been to a ton of them and they can't say enough good things about how nice they are and how well they're run.

  • Mike Powers

    Well, your for-profit motives would lead you to cut corners and skimp on essentials and drop essential amenities in favor of chasing the almighty dollar!

    (As opposed to public organizations which do all those things in the name of Saving Taxpayer Money.)

  • marque2

    You run the shack and boats at Lake Sabrina? Coolness. I went there once, so my daughter Sabrina could see it. We bought hats and t shirts as well.