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TACO Honors Top Parks and Supplier of the Year for 2023

The Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO) has announced its annual awards for the top parks and the association’s supplier of the year for 2023. This year’s winners were announced on Tuesday at TACO’s Spring Meeting and Convention held at the Lone Star Convention Center in Conroe, Texas.

Brian Schaeffer, TACO’s executive director and CEO, commended the winners and said that “this group of winners is as good as we have ever seen.” 

The awards process is thorough, from the submissions that the parks and vendors have to hand in all the way through to the TACO awards committee which uses a set of criteria for judging.

The Large Park of the Year award was presented to The Retreat RV & Camping Resort in Huffman. This luxury campground borders Lake Houston and offers a range of accommodation options from RV and tent sites to luxury cottages, glamping wagons, and safari tents. 

The resort-style pool and hot tub, clubhouse with a business center and market, numerous outdoor games, and 320 feet of boardwalk along Lake Houston are just a few of the amenities available to guests.

Lakeland RV Ranch in Farmersville won the Small/Medium Park of the Year award. It features RV sites with 30, 50, and 100 amp service as well as park model rentals. 

Guests can enjoy a community clubhouse with a pool table and big-screen TVs, a performance stage, a community fire pit, a workout area, a dog park, a pet washing station, and a catch-and-release fishing pond with a fishing pier.

The Large Accommodations of the Year award was presented to Mystic Quarry in Canyon Lake, a modern RV resort near the Guadalupe River and Canyon Lake in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. The resort features a variety of glamping accommodations, including furnished cabins, luxuriously appointed glamping lodges, tiny homes, glamping tents, and tipis.

The Pines RV & Cabin Resort in Mt. Vernon won the Small/Medium Accommodations of the Year award. The resort features six different styles of cabins, ranging from rustic to modern, for guests to enjoy.

The Supplier of the Year award was presented to Firefly Reservations, a TACO-preferred vendor that offers cloud-based reservation software. 

The software includes online reservations, automated payment processing, and an integrated point-of-sale system to simplify transactions at the campground store. The program also includes a self-service portal that enables guests to manage their reservations, payments, and requests without having to contact the front desk.

TACO is a 51-year-old trade association based in Crowley, representing over 420 campgrounds, RV parks, and resorts across the Lone Star State. The annual awards ceremony celebrates the achievements of Texas’s private campground owners and operators. 

The awards not only recognize the outstanding services and amenities offered by the winning parks but also serve as a benchmark for the industry’s progress and innovation.

As the popularity of camping and RV travel continues to grow, it is crucial for private campground owners and operators to deliver the highest quality experiences to guests. By recognizing the efforts of outstanding parks and suppliers, TACO is promoting and encouraging excellence in the industry.

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April 14, 2024 7:28 am

Want to discover top-notch campgrounds? TACO honored awesome parks like The Retreat RV & Camping Resort and Lakeland RV Ranch. They’re perfect for a camping adventure with fantastic amenities!

April 29, 2024 6:53 pm

Did you catch the news about TACO honoring Oak Forest RV Park in Austin for their sustainability efforts and Campers Inn RV Park in Houston for their community engagement? It’s awesome to see them recognized for their hard work! What are your thoughts on these deserving winners?


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