5 Reasons Why I Love My Passport America Membership

The one camping membership I won’t be without is my Passport America Membership. Over the years I’d belonged to multiple camping or campground membership organizations like Good Sam, Thousand Trails, Harvest Hosts, and Passport America. If you’ve been with me for a while, you’ve read about Passport America on my blog multiple times. It’s one of the only two campground memberships I recommend.

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Boots Campground, Medora, North Dakota

Get Your Passport America Membership

  1. They are the original and largest 50% discount camping club. Passport America began in 1992 as a 50% discount camping club. They currently have more than 1,450 participating campgrounds across the US, Canada, and Mexico.
  2. The cost is very easily recovered. At this time the cost for an annual membership with Passport America is $44. That can be recouped in just two nights when staying at one of their locations.
  3. You are likely supporting a small, local business. I like to support local businesses wherever I go. These campgrounds are generally local Mom and Pop businesses trying to attract more campers.
  4. They are located all across the continent. I’ve stayed at many of these parks all over the country and with careful planning, I can usually find one not too far from my route. During my trip to The Pioneer Woman Mercantile in Oklahoma, I stayed at Riverside RV Park in Bartlesville, OK. The going rate there is $35 per night but I paid $17 with full hookups and I was able to stay for three nights. That’s a $51 savings in just one stay.
  5. Passport America has a great website with an easy-to-use map to locate their parks. They also have a mobile app which I love and use often.
Ramblin Fever RV Park, Mount Pleasant Texas
Ramblin Fever RV Park, Mount Pleasanton, Texas

These are generally not top-of-the-line resort-type campgrounds with all the amenities. They tend to be more rustic and some need a little TLC. That’s actually one of the reasons I love my Passport America membership.

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Please Note – I earn a small commission for each enrollment.

2 thoughts on “5 Reasons Why I Love My Passport America Membership”

  1. Sounds like a great deal Juley. Thanks for the recommendation and the tips about Passport America. I always try to save money wherever I can so this seems totally worth it to me. When I am ready to start my cross country camping, I will come back and sign up through your link since you were gracious enough to share your tips. The other membership group I am curious about is Escapees. Do you know much about that group?

    1. Thanks Karen,
      I have no personal experience with Escapees but I’ll look into it and see what I can find out. There is one of their parks just a few miles from my current location.

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