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Article Credit: THOR Industries CAMP GULF | Florida Four words: Camp on the beach. With 16 beachfront RV sites and a host of other options just steps away, Camp Gulf offers the ideal family-focused locale for enjoying the Gulf of Mexico.
BOYD’S KEY WEST CAMPGROUND | Florida There’s south. And then there’s historic Key West. Boyd’s oceanfront campground puts you just a short drive from the raucous nightlife of Duval Street and the old stomping grounds of Papa Hemingway and Harry Truman.
TRAILER VILLAGE RV PARK | Arizona Sometimes you’re better served to stay outside a national park. Trailer Village is one of the exceptions. Its location will save you at least two hours of travel time each day you visit Grand Canyon National Park, plus the daily gate admission.
CRATER LAKE RV PARK | Oregon The breathtaking remnant of a collapsed volcano, Crater Lake has attracted campers and hikers for decades. A 40-minute drive away, Crater Lake RV Park (also known as Prospect RV Park) is one of the lake’s closest camping sites. Visitors love the beauty and shade of the facility’s forest locale and also compliment the friendly staff.
FERNWOOD CAMPGROUND & RESORT | California Located in the heart of the stunning Big Sur Valley and near plenty of shops, restaurants, and galleries, Fernwood also allows you to hike directly into Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. Beach bum? It’s just a three-mile drive away. And the on-site Fernwood Tavern is a fun watering hole popular with campers and locals.
LVM RESORT | Nevada Okay, let’s be honest. This park isn’t about seeing the desolate, natural splendor of the desert. It’s Vegas, baby! Just minutes from the legendary Strip, the posh LVM Resort (clubhouse, pool, spa, and more) caters strictly to the Class A Motorhome segment.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK | California Early. Remember that word. Barring a miraculous cancellation, early booking is likely your only shot at one of the 10 RV-accessible campgrounds in Yosemite. Camping here also requires a little more planning, as there are no electrical, water, or sewer hookups. And food needs to be stored securely, lest bears join you as dinner guests. Scared off yet? Didn’t think so. It’s Yosemite. Enjoy.
LAKE GEORGE RV PARK | New York Lake George is a body of water and a town, both nestled in the magnificent Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. The park, owned and operated by veteran RV campers, focuses on the family camping experience and receives outstanding reviews from visitors. Bring your bikes – there are five miles of paved trails inside the park. And a seasonal trolley will deliver you to the town’s shopping and restaurants.
PETOSKEY RV PARK | Michigan Gated, immaculately maintained, and featuring a clubhouse, fitness center, and 9-hole putting course, Petoskey RV Resort is in the Lower Peninsula, just minutes from Lake Michigan. If you can pull yourself away from the grounds, the towns of Petoskey and nearby Bay Harbor offer fantastic shopping and restaurants.
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND KOA | Texas Texas’ only island is packed with activities, including surfing, fishing, snorkeling, and plenty of shopping and nightlife. The campground is a KOA property, so catering to families is a given. Visitors rave about the clean grounds and friendly, responsive staff.
ACADIA NATIONAL PARK | Maine Choose from three remarkable but very different camping options for your Acadia visit. Seawall Campground is a short walk from breathtaking views of the Atlantic coast. Blackwoods Campground puts you closer to the shopping, restaurants, and sights of Bar Harbor. And the park’s newest campground, Schoodic, offers a quieter, more remote experience.
DENALI NATIONAL PARK & RESERVE | Alaska Three RV-friendly campgrounds inside Denali (Riley Creek, Savage River, and Teklanika River) put you in the middle of spectacular scenery and wildlife. And though more basic than many campgrounds – including no electrical hookups – all three receive good reviews from visitors.