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Woodall's Campground Directory Commemorates 70th Anniversary

VENTURA, Calif., Jan. 4, 2006 -- When an organization reaches its 70th anniversary, it is a testament to the longevity and quality of the products and the dedication of the people involved. Throughout the past 70 years, Woodall Publications Corporation (Woodall's), which produces the most reliable and trusted campground directories and camping companion guides, has continuously sought out ways to improve traveling on the open road for RVers, and 2006 is no exception.

To celebrate 70 years of service, Woodall's is releasing its special 2006 Collector's Anniversary Edition of the Woodall's North American Campground Directory, which features more than 15,000 listings of RV parks and campgrounds, RV service centers, and attractions. The 2,000-page edition will cover locations throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico, and will include detailed maps as well as Rules of the Road for each state or province.

Woodall's is also celebrating with a Win! with Woodall's Sweepstakes. More than $50,000 in exciting prizes will be given away, including a Pilgrim RV trailer. Entry forms can be found in the Directories as well as at the Woodall's website at .

Every year, Woodall representatives travel to each privately owned campground to personally inspect the campgrounds and ensure that they meet the standards set by the publishers. For the 2006 edition, 260,000 changes have been incorporated into the publication. These changes not only reflect the changing times, but also signify Woodall's commitment to keeping its listings as up-to-date as possible. This helps RVers stay on top of current information and amenities at campgrounds and RV parks.

Each listing provides RVers with all they need to know about a location, including driving directions, overnight camping fees, handicap accessibility and site widths. The Directory also provides detailed travel information for each state/province that highlights local attractions and points of interest, event listings, shopping opportunities and travel information sources. In addition, the Directory is "chart smart," with at-a-glance charts that denote if a campground welcomes big rigs, is Internet-friendly, or pet-friendly.

This year, the Directory will feature a special editorial section entitled, "Celebrating 70 Years of RVing," which illustrates the evolution of RVing throughout the past 70 years. This special section makes this edition a collector's item.

Woodall's Extended Stay Guide, also a new feature of the 2006 Directory, will assist travelers in locating places where they can park their RV for a month, or even for an entire season, a feature that is sure to make life on the road a great deal easier.

"RVers have relied on Woodall's for more than 70 years for a good reason," said Joe Daquino, Affinity Group's Multimedia Division vice president. "We are committed to providing them with the most current information available, which is why we have become the most complete and reliable source of campground, RV park, service center and attraction information. The 260,000 changes made this year alone represent our dedication to our customers."

In addition to the Woodall's North American Campground Directory, Woodall's also offers 2006 editions of its Eastern and Western Editions, as well as seven regional campground guides: Canada, Far West, Great Lakes, New York/New England & Eastern Canada, Mid Atlantic, The South and Frontier West/Great Plains & Mountain Region.

Available at bookstores, RV dealers, and at , the North American Campground Directory retails for $23.95, while the Regional Guides retail at $9.95. The Eastern and Western Directories can be purchased individually for $16.95 retail, or together, only at , at a special rate of $16.90, plus shipping and handling.

The Woodall's Directory is the official directory of the Family Motor Coach Association, Camping World's President's Club and Family Campers and RVers. Woodall's is a subsidiary of Affinity Group Inc. For more information on Woodall's and its publications, call 800-323-9076 or visit .