In one way or another, I have been a nomad my entire life. It can be said that adventure is at the core of every nomad; surely having a clean, comfortable place to rest is the bedrock on which the nomad plans her next adventure! In our series: Places To Stay, we will endeavor to present to you campgrounds, county parks, and hidden national gems that can provide a place for safe respite. We will begin with the list of campgrounds owned by people of color.
Updated: June 21, 2020
- Joyland RV Park, 55 Kenner Dr., Leesburg, AL 35983 – Phone: 502-775-6565 – https://www.joylandrvpark-leesburg.com/
- G & R Campground, 4075 Gun & Rod Club Road, Houston, DE 19954 – Phone: 302-398-8108 – http://gnrcampground.com/
- Seaside View Campground, 48593 Seaside View Road, Ridge, MD 20680 – Phone: 301-872-4141 – https://seasideviewcampground.com
- Buckhorn Veterans Park – 9001 Sullivan Road, Kenly, NC 27542 – Phone: 520-456-7985 – https://www.buckhornveteranspark.com/
- Shands Park, 26709 Troublefield Road, Stony Creek, VA 23830
- Nu Generation Farm Park, 466 Henry T. Graves Road, Yanceyville, NC 27379 – Phone: 336-694-5796 – https://www.nugenerationfarmpark466.com/
- Warthen RV Park, 9470 S. Sparta Davisboro Road, Warthen, GA 31094 – Phone: 478-348-3227 – http://www.warthen-rv-park.com/
- Hidden Acres Family Campground, 17391 Richmond Turnpike, Milford, VA 22514 – Phone: 804-633-7592 – http://www.hiddenacresva.com/Home/Location.aspx
- TripL RV Park, 4218 FM 2611, Brazoria, TX 77422 – Phone: 979-388-3989 https://www.facebook.com/TripLRV/
- Time Away RV Park, 160 Summer Dale Lane, Lincoln, AL 35096 – Phone: 260-415-1048 – https://timeawayrvpark.com/
- Picacho/Tucson NW KOA Journey, 18428 S. Picacho Hwy, Picacho, AZ 85141 – Phone: 520-466-2966 – https://koa.com/campgrounds/picacho-tucson-nw/?fbclid=IwAR2r_cui7R0RusKJHPnKmeK8GRLlx_rP_5ATKiqXRKtqIPlFwY1ctzbqL-8
Honorable Mentions: Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park is not actually owned by African Americans but rather is a Campground within the State of California park system. It is mentioned here because this site was once a town established, funded, and governed by African Americans in 1908.
Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park, 4011 Grant Drive, Earlimart, CA 93219, Phone: 661-849-3433 – https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=583&fbclid=IwAR2o_8nExCCKlyobF9d-7sYW6Fmg2wiE8j0XJLJoQXEJCVDOVI57_P6fBAc
While I have not personally visited these sites, I plan to visit the East coast sites in 2020 and report my findings in an upcoming post. In the interim, please feel free to comment or share other sites. We will map them and add them to our database. Until next time: