2009 Campers Choice Awards Results!

During the last few months of 2009, over 15,000 website members were invited to vote for the Campers Choice Award for the BEST Military Campground in 2009. This year, 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 2009 for the Western USA, and Eagle Hammock RV Park, Kings Bay Navy Submarine Base, GA as the BEST Military Campground in 2009 for the Eastern USA.

Competion for the Campers Choice Award was even tougher this year than the previous two years. 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. In 2009, we had seperate Campers Choice Awards for the Western USA and the Eastern USA.

  2007 2008 2009
# of Members Invited to Vote 5,600 11,240 15,250
# of Campgrounds Nominated 65 142 118
% of Votes - 1st Place 16% 9.4% N/A
% of Votes - 2nd Place 8% 5.2% N/A
% of Votes - 3rd Place 7% 4.6% N/A
% of Votes - 4th Place 7% 4.4% N/A
% of Votes - 5th Place 6% 3.8% N/A
WESTERN USA:      
% of Votes - 1st Place N/A N/A 13.5%
of Votes - 2nd Place N/A N/A 9%
% of Votes - 3rd Place N/A N/A 4.8%
% of Votes - 4th Place N/A N/A N/A
% of Votes - 5th Place N/A N/A 4.5%
EASTERN USA:      
% of Votes - 1st Place N/A N/A 19.9%
% of Votes - 2nd Place N/A N/A 7.7%
% of Votes - 3rd Place N/A N/A 4.9%
% of Votes - 4th Place N/A N/A 3.5%
% of Votes - 5th Place N/A N/A N/A

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). In addition, we had numerous ties. This is also the THIRD year in a row that Agave Gulch FamCamp, AZ has been awarded this award! Here are the results for the 2009 Campers Choice Awards for the BEST Military Campgrounds:

  WESTERN USA
1st Place Agave Gulch FamCamp, Davis-Monthan AFB, Tucson, AZ
2nd Place Desert Eagle FamCamp, Nellis AFB, Las Vegas, NV
3rd Place Tie Fort Bliss  RV Park, TX
3rd Place Tie Sea Breeze, Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station, CA
5th Place Peregrine Pines FamCamp, USAF Academy, Colorado Springs, CO
  EASTERN USA
1st Place Eagle Hammock, Navy Submarine Base, Kings Bay, GA
2nd Place Pelican Roost, Mayport Naval Station, Mayport, FL
3rd Place Blue Angel Naval Recreation Area, Pensecola, FL
4th Place Tie Camp Meade RV Park, Fort Meade, MD
4th Place Tie Oak Grove Park and Cottages, Pensacola Naval Air Station, FL
4th Place Tie Uchee Creek Campground, Fort Benning, GA

Congratulations to ALL of our 2009 Campers Choice Award Winners!