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TOP NATIONAL PARKS OFF THE BEATEN PATH

BY REV Group
May 24th, 2016

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FLEETWOOD, REV MOTOR COACH BRAND, CELEBRATES NATIONAL PARK CENTENNIAL

REV Group’s family-favorite motor coach brand, Fleetwood RV, has been trusted to more Great American moments than any other motorhome. In celebration of these memories, plus this summer’s National Park Centennial, Fleetwood is paying homage to national park adventures and Fleetwood RV fun with a six-week Facebook photo contest.

Every Thursday until June 23, Fleetwood RV Facebook fans can post a photo of their camping moment on the Fleetwood timeline for a chance to win one of six weekly prices, including a grand prize $100 fuel card and a national park pass. Fans can post a different photo each week to increase their odds!

For a little photo inspiration, we thought we would send REV RV owners off on new adventures. Without further ado, here are the top national parks to visit if you want to journey off the beaten path in a Fleetwood motor coach. We’re certain you’ll snap some Facebook worthy photos.

TOP-SECRET TOP NATIONAL PARKS TO VISIT

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve (Colorado): Nestled in southern Colorado’s Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the Great Sand Dunes National Park provides park-goers some serious sand sledding and sand boarding with almost 20,000 acres of sand dunes that reach between 700 to 800 feet. June is the time to check it out before the sand gets too hot.

Dry Tortugas National Park (Florida): According to the Recreation.gov website, incredible landscapes and animal sightings wait for you at Dry Tortugas National Park in a remote section of the Florida Keys. Crystal waters surround seven islands. Let’s just say, it’s a photographer’s dream that could net you one of the prizes in Fleetwood’s photo contest.

Voyageurs National Park (Minnesota): Voyage into Minnesota’s almost-untouchable hardwood forests in the Voyageurs National Park. You’ll have to leave the RV behind for a day to travel the park’s remote many wooded waterways, including Rainy River, which is teeming with foraging wildlife.

Isle Royale National Park (Michigan):
 This is another park where you’ll leave behind the RV for a day. On this trip, you’ll board a ferry to Isle Royale, a remote island wilderness located in the middle of Lake Superior. The island, which is 9 miles wide and 45 miles long, is the only known place where moose and wolves live together without bears.

For an RV park convenient to the ferry, consider staying at the City of Houghton RV Park, a 22-unit park open from May 16-Oct. 11. Call (906) 482-8745 to make reservations.

Great Basin National Park (Nevada): If you love the dark, you’ll love this park. A hotspot for amateur astronomers, this is one of the darkest places in the U.S. because it’s so darn far away from civilization. No city lights here, folks. The Great Basin National Park offers tours of the Lehman Caves and includes limestone caverns and 5,000-year-old bristlecone pine trees.

Glacier Bay National Park (Alaska): This jewel includes a 65-mile-long stretch that is carved into 3.2 million acres of protected wilderness. You’ll see eagles, orcas, seals, humpback whales, brown bears and huge columns of ice falling into the water. Park-goers arrive by boat or plane for this adventure.

You can camp your Fleetwood RV in the Juneau area, but check with the U.S. Forest Service at (907) 586-8800. Also, off-road camping for a maximum of 48 hours is permitted on city land. For details, go to Juneau Parks and Recreation or call (907) 586-5226.

Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve (Oregon): This Oregon park is small in size but has some very big offerings as one of the world’s few marble caves. (A geology buff with fall in love with this underworld.) Meanwhile, an old-growth forest offers up some picturesque giants for those at the ready with their cameras.

If these parks aren’t in your neck of the woods, don’t worry … the U.S. is home to more than 400 national parks, and the National Park Service offers up a Park Finder just for you.

Now, go! Take some photos. We can’t wait to see where Fleetwood RV takes you this summer.

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