Thousand Trails Wilderness Lakes, a popular RV campground in Menifee, California, is taking sustainability to the next level by incorporating solar power into its operations.
The campground recently completed an RV storage project, topped with nearly 3,500 solar panels, capable of generating enough energy to power approximately 50% of the campground’s total energy usage.
The solar panels will provide about 120 storage spots for RVs, allowing customers to park their vehicles safely while not in use. The energy generated by the solar panels will be used throughout the campground, ensuring that guests can enjoy their outdoor activities while being mindful of the environment.
“This was a no-brainer. We needed a storage option, and the solar option was the perfect combination,” said Annie Colletti, the marketing director for Thousand Trails Wilderness Lakes.
The RV campground boasts a range of outdoor activities, including fishing and a full schedule of activities that allow guests to enjoy nature on their own terms.
Colletti added, “Whether you’re an RVer or you prefer glamping or may not have an RV, we have an opportunity for you to stay with us.”
The addition of the new solar system has allowed Thousand Trails Wilderness Lakes to use sustainable energy, reducing their carbon footprint and helping the environment.
“We’re constantly looking for sustainable options, better ways to communicate, and be part of the nature we’re all in every day,” Colletti said.
The RV storage costs range from $250 to $295 per month, making it an affordable and eco-friendly option for RV owners looking for a safe place to store their vehicles.
Incorporating solar panels into the RV storage project at Thousand Trails Wilderness Lakes not only reduces the campground’s carbon footprint and serves as an example of how outdoor hospitality businesses can adopt eco-friendly practices while still providing top-notch services and amenities to their guests.
As more people become environmentally conscious, they are seeking out travel experiences that are sustainable and eco-friendly.
According to a study, outdoor hospitality businesses that adopt renewable energy practices like the use of solar panels might attract and retain customers who prioritize sustainable tourism.
Adopting renewable energy practices can be a smart business decision for hospitality businesses that want to attract and retain environmentally conscious customers while improving their bottom line.