2021 GCF Awards

Popular Vote Categories

Who better to crown the Best Gay Campgrounds than you? The popular vote categories were your chance to let your voice be heard. Over the 30 days that the poll was up we received a massive 5,476 individual votes across 57 different campgrounds.

Some campgrounds participated more than others, some not at all, and in the end these results are purely based on the reach and participation level of the campgrounds and the passion of each campground’s member base.

We recognize that this leaves out some of the smaller or newer campgrounds, but there was a great sense of competition and a “coming together” that came out of this that was inspiring – even for those that did not make the list. And for the smaller campgrounds that made the top 10 – well that speaks volumes.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 GCF Awards Best Gay Campground and Top 10 Best Gay Campgrounds Categories!


Best Gay Campground

Sawmill Camping Resort
Dade City, Florida – 1,317 Votes


Top 10 Best Gay Campgrounds

Sawmill Camping Resort
Dade City, Florida – 1,317 Votes

Freedom Valley Campgrounds
New London, Ohio – 840 Votes

The Woods Camping Resort
Lehighton, Pennsylvania – 551 Votes

SIRenity Farms Campground
Sullivan, Missouri – 417 Votes

Camp Buckwood
Morgantown, Indiana – 270 Votes

Hillside Campgrounds
New Milford, Pennsylvania – 210 Votes

Grizzly Pines
Navasota, Texas – 174 Votes

Cedars Campground
Millgrove, Ontario – 168 Votes

Parliament Resort
Augusta, Georgia – 165 Votes

CreekRidge Campground
Stockbridge, Michigan – 159 Votes

GCF Committee Categories

Process

This year, we interviewed 20 people who had been to 7 or more gay campgrounds and were not financially affiliated with any of them. While we tried to get as much “coverage” as possible, we did not have data from all 63 known gay campgrounds. In cases where a selection could not be made based solely on experience – or to confirm selections based on experience, publicly accessible photos, reviews, publications, and other sources were reviewed for additional data. Certain planned categories were not awarded this year.

As this was our first pilot of this program, there are a lot of growing pains and lessons learned. We will review and revise our processes for next year in an effort to continuously iterate on the accuracy and validity of our award selections.

Congratulations to this year’s 2021 GCF Awards recipients!


Friendliest Campground

The Hideaway Campground
Collins, Georgia

Best Entertainment

The Woods Camping Resort
Lehighton, Pennsylvania

Best Place to Meet New Friends

The Woods Camping Resort
Lehighton, Pennsylvania

Most Pet Friendly

Oz Campground
Unadilla, Georgia

Most Beautiful Campground

Roseland Resort & Campground
Proctor, West Virginia

Most Big Rig Friendly

Oz Campground
Unadilla, Georgia

Best for Clothing Optional Camping

Cactus Canyon Campground and Resort
Ava, Missouri

Best Camp Café or Restaurant

The Hideaway Campground
Collins, Georgia

Best Campground Bar

Oz Campground
Unadilla, Georgia

Best for Remote Workers

Sawmill Camping Resort
Dade City, Florida

Best Pool

Sawmill Camping Resort
Dade City, Florida

Best Rustic Camping Experience

Copper Cactus Ranch
Queen Valley, Arizona

Best Glamping Experience

Umpqua’s Last Resort
Idleyld Park, Oregon

Best Dance or Night Club

CreekRidge Campground
Stockbridge, Michigan

GCF Awards Not Awarded This Year

The below awards were not awarded this year because there was not enough data to support a clear recipient. Either the committee was deadlocked and not able to choose a recipient among finalists or we were not comfortable awarding the award based on available information.

Best Camp Store

Not Awarded This Year

Best Staff and Customer Service

Not Awarded This Year

Best Weekend Getaway

Not Awarded This Year

Best Facilities

Not Awarded This Year

Best for Outdoor Activities

Not Awarded This Year

Most Inclusive Campground

Not Awarded This Year