Many private campgrounds and RV resorts are offering discounted rates to Hurricane Ike evacuees, according to the Texas Association of Campground Owners.

“Quite a few private parks are offering discounts of up to 50 percent on RV sites and cabin rentals to help evacuees who are looking for a low-cost place to stay as they wait out the storm,” said Brian Schaeffer, executive director and CEO of the Texas Association of Campground Owners.

Schaeffer urges Hurricane Ike evacuees to log on to and check out the “looking for somewhere to stay” reference to make their campground reservations or to gather the phone numbers of campgrounds and RV resorts where they’d like to wait out the storm.

Texas alone has nearly 400 private campgrounds, many of which also offer cabin rentals, Schaeffer said.