Pickleball’s rise in popularity has been easy to spot across the country. The fast-paced game can be played by people of all ages and fitness levels and is a great way to stay active while having fun. There is also a common recognition that pickleball offers a physical and mental boost that takes less of a toll on the body than other similar recreational activities.
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If looking for a fun activity to do with your family and friends while vacationing this summer, pickleball might be just the thing you need. Not only is it a highly social form of exercise, with teams of two to four, there are likely tournaments being scheduled that regularly draw wide, friendly competition wherever you choose to vacation. And while many players know where to go in their area, whether you’re a seasoned player or a newbie, finding the perfect pickleball game is easier than you think when vacationing this summer.
RV resort and campground locations across the country have been getting into the game, and improving, installing, expanding, or converting their sports recreation areas to focus on pickleball.
Resorts like Victoria Palms RV Resort in Donna, TX, converted their tennis court facilities into pickleball courts to account for the demand. Out east, the popular Chesapeake Bay RV Resort in Gloucester, VA added lighting to their pickleball courts so guests can play at night. And at Sherwood Forest RV Resort in Kissimmee, FL they added new courts to satisfy their visiting guests.
Whether you are pulling up in an RV or looking for a unique glamping-style accommodation this summer, here are some additional vacation resorts that have focused their attention to pickleball while also providing amenities and experiences beyond the popular sport.
Stay in a tiny house! Tucked away within Natchez Trace RV Campground, which offers plenty of family-friendly amenities and activities, is the Natchez Trace Tiny House Village. Situated on an 830-acre forest preserve, off the shores of the 3-mile-long Dan Maddox Lake, the campground not only offers pickleball, but kayak rentals and pontoon tours of the surrounding area. Anglers enjoy the lake to fish for bass, shellcracker and crappie as other guests stroll the historic hiking trails of the scenic Natchez Trace Parkway. And for that Instagramable experience when taking a pickleball break, the six tiny houses at Natchez Trace are just 30 feet long, can sleep two to six guests, come fully equipped with a kitchen, bathroom, satellite TV, and have their own unique personalities.
Arrowhead RV Campground, located on 188 beautifully wooded acres with plenty of pickleball courts and just minutes from the Wisconsin Dells, is the perfect place to vacation this summer. The campground is nearby hiking trails around Devil’s Lake or Mirror Lake State Parks, multiple golf courses and tons of shopping before pulling up to one of the 350+ RV sites or renting a deluxe cabin that sleeps up to six. Don’t forget the four-legged friends as Arrowhead is pet friendly and has cabin rentals that are too! When not on the pickleball courts, Arrowhead also features two heated swimming pools, a basketball court, sand volleyball and mini golf, providing endless opportunities for recreation this summer.
Just outside of Los Angles, across 80 sun kissed acres, sits Wilderness Lakes RV Campground. While known for its fishing and nearby golf courses, pickleball is still all the rage at this fun, family orientated California campground. Whether parking your RV or renting a cabin or cottage that sleep up to six, there are plenty of activities for everyone. The campground has a pool, two hot tubs, a fresh mini golf course and a fully slated activities schedule for all guests to enjoy. It’s pet-friendly, too!
In upstate New York sits the beautiful blue water of Lake George, the birthplace of the American vacation and plenty of visitors looking to play pickleball among other activities. At Lake George Escape Campground, there are nearly 600 RV and rental sites spread across the 178-acre RV resort. From pull-throughs and back-ins to cabins and vacation cottages that are pet friendly and sleep up to six, this campground full of lush woods, meadows and direct access to the Schroon River. The property is also surrounded by the six million-acre Adirondack Park, leaving no shortage of things to do. This ideal summer getaway for the whole family allows guests to hit the pickleball courts and then enjoy tubing, canoeing and kayaking right from the shores of the campground. Boat rentals, bike trails, mini golf, and the swimming pool provide plenty of outdoor activities, while inside there is a full arcade game room, ping pong and clubhouse with planned events and activities.
When looking for a summer vacation that combines fun in the sun with rest and relaxation, look no further than Orlando RV Campground. Whether planning the summer retreat for the whole family, a group of friends or a getaway for two, there are plenty of activities and adventures to explore. The pickleball courts, mini golf and fresh pool will be as popular as ever this summer when visiting this perfect location near all the local attractions, including the popular Orlando theme parks. Orlando RV Campground features more than 1,000 RV sites and cottage rentals, providing accommodations for any type of traveler. Cottage rentals are pet friendly, come with all the glamping style amenities and can sleep up to eight.
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