During the last few months of 2010, over 20,000 website members were invited to vote for the Campers Choice Award for the BEST Military Campground in 2010. TWO awards were voted on and are being awarded. Seperate Campers Choice Awards for BEST Military Campground in the Western USA and the Eastern USA are being awarded. The votes have been counted and the reults are in.
The membership of the U.S. Military Campgrounds and RV Parks website has selected Agave Gulch FamCamp, Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ as the BEST Military Campground in 2010 for the Western USA, and Eagle Hammock RV Park, Kings Bay Navy Submarine Base, GA as the BEST Military Campground in 2010 for the Eastern USA. The final results for the top 5 Military Campgrounds for the Western USA and the Eastern USA are below.
This is the fourth year we've accepted voting and have present awards. Competion for the Campers Choice Award has been getting tougher every year. There were less military campgrounds nominated (received at least one vote). The following table shows some of the differences between voting since the first award in 2007. In 2007 and 2008, there was only one award for the entire USA. For the past two years, we had seperate Campers Choice Awards for the Western USA and the Eastern USA.
|# of Members Invited to Vote||5,600||11,240||15,250||20,890|
|# of Campgrounds Nominated||65||142||118||109|
|% of Votes - 1st Place||16%||9.4%||N/A||N/A|
|% of Votes - 2nd Place||8%||5.2%||N/A||N/A|
|% of Votes - 3rd Place||7%||4.6%||N/A||N/A|
|% of Votes - 4th Place||7%||4.4%||N/A||N/A|
|% of Votes - 5th Place||6%||3.8%||N/A||N/A|
|% of Votes - 1st Place||N/A||N/A||13.5%||19%|
|% of Votes - 2nd Place||N/A||N/A||9%||7%|
|% of Votes - 3rd Place||N/A||N/A||4.8%||6.2%|
|% of Votes - 4th Place||N/A||N/A||N/A||5.4%|
|% of Votes - 5th Place||N/A||N/A||4.5%||4.7%|
|% of Votes - 1st Place||N/A||N/A||19.9%||21%|
|% of Votes - 2nd Place||N/A||N/A||7.7%||6.9%|
|% of Votes - 3rd Place||N/A||N/A||4.9%||5.2%|
|% of Votes - 4th Place||N/A||N/A||3.5%||4.1%|
|% of Votes - 5th Place||N/A||N/A||N/A||3.4%|
When looking at the statistics above, remember voters had the option to vote for both, the Western and Eastern USA, or only one. You can't compare Western USA results with Eastern USA results. This year, we also had less military campgrounds nominated (they received at least 1 vote). It's interesting to see some new campgrounds in the top 5 this year. Some campgrounds that were in the top 5 last year didn't make the cut this year. This is also the FOURTH year in a row that Agave Gulch FamCamp, AZ has been awarded this award and the SECOND year in a row for Eagle Hammock! (There was only one award presented the first two years).
Here are the results for the 2010 Campers Choice Awards for the BEST Military Campgrounds:
|1st Place||Agave Gulch FamCamp, Davis-Monthan AFB, Tucson, AZ|
|2nd Place||Desert Eagle FamCamp, Nellis AFB, Las Vegas, NV
||Beale AFB FamCamp, Beale AFB, CA
||Apache Flats RV Resort, Fort Huachuca, AZ
|5th Place||Peregrine Pines FamCamp, USAF Academy, Colorado Springs, CO|
|1st Place||Eagle Hammock, Navy Submarine Base, Kings Bay, GA|
|2nd Place||Pelican Roost, Mayport Naval Station, Mayport, FL|
|3rd Place||Uchee Creek Campground/Marina, Fort Benning, GA
|4th Place||Wateree Recreation Area, Shaw AFB, SC
|5th Place||Camp Meade RV Park, Fort Meade, MD