News & Events
Here are the latest news, events and special offers in the world of Thousand Trails. Check here often to stay updated on the newest deals and happenings.
Washington State I-5 Alternate Directions:
Due to the collapse of the Washington I-5 Bridge over the Skagit River on May 23rd, please follow the alternate directions on our campgrounds' pages:
Birch Bay | Grandy Creek | LaConner | Mt. Vernon | Cultus Lake (BC)
ELS Introduces New All-Natural Holding Tank Treatment to Sunbelt RVers
This fall, ELS is introducing snowbirds to Nature-ZYME, its private label RV and marine holding tank product manufactured by BiOWiSH Technologies.
Get Out and Camp
Want to become the lucky winner you've always wanted to be? It's simple--Get Out and Camp! With the Get Out and Camp program, ELS and Thousand Trails are giving Thousand Trails members the opportunity to win by doing something they love. From January 2013 through the December 2013, Thousand Trails members will be given the opportunity to enter a monthly drawing for a $1,000 American Express Gift Card.
Thousand Trails members who pay in full and on time will automatically be entered into the drawing and become eligible for more entry opportunities. Each time an eligible member camps at a Thousand Trails preserve in 2013, he or she will receive another entry into the lottery and increased chances of becoming one of our monthly winners. While cancellations are not included, there is no limitation to how many entries you receive by camping at a Thousand Trails preserve! Additionally, eligible members may submit one mail entry to: Two North Riverside Plaza, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60606
Mail in entries must be postmarked by December 15, 2013. Mail in entries must include your name, address, day and evening phone numbers, and email address on a 3" x 5" piece of paper and sending it to the previously mentioned address. Drawings will occur one time each month. Winners will be notified by mail and mentioned in TrailBlazer magazine. Increase your chances of winning a $1,000 American Express Gift Card and Get Out and Camp in 2013!
When you pay your annual dues for 2013 in full, you will be entered into our monthly drawing for a $1,000 American Express gift card. There will be one drawing/one winner each month from January through December 2013. In addition, once you pay your dues in full, each time you camp at a Thousand Trails Preserve in 2013, you will receive an additional entry into the drawing. The drawings are limited to persons who are of legal age. The drawings will be held at our corporate office on the 10th day after the end of each month. Winners will be notified by mail or phone. The odds of winning will depend on the number of entries, but are not expected to exceed 1:100,000. Winners are responsible for federal and state taxes on the award. You may also enter the drawings by printing your name, address, day and evening phone numbers, and email address on a 3î x 5î piece of paper and mailing it to the Sponsor in addressed, stamped envelope. You are limited to one mail-in entry which must be postmarked by December 15, 2013. This promotion is sponsored by MHC Thousand Trails Limtied Partnership, Two North Riverside Plaza, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60606.
Thousand Trails Introduces New Zone Camping Pass Program!
Looking for a way to access some of the most beautiful RV and camping spots in the USA? Thousand Trails is now offering unlimited access to many of its camping preserves through an annual Zone Park Pass launched in honor of Thousand Trails’ 40th anniversary. Starting at $525, pass holders can access between 18 and 81 properties a year, depending on which specific zone or zones they choose.
ELS Acquires Four New Parks
In July 2010 Equity Lifestyle Properties added four new resorts to its portfolio: Desert Vista and Valley Vista in Arizona, St. George in Utah, and Tall Chief in Washington State. These parks, formerly operated by Western Horizon Resorts, provide even greater options for campers seeking to experience the geographical diversity and unmatched quality of Encore/Thousand Trails.
To learn more about these campgrounds, click on the resort names linked above.
This year we have allocated $5 million in additions and renovations to Thousand Trails resorts and preserves—parks like Verde Valley, which now boasts a beautifully remodeled pool, complete with renovated mechanicals, or Cultus lake, which went green with a new, environmentally friendly roof on the family center and new recycling centers. You can see pictures of all the great improvements we’re making at our property improvements page.