Fill up the tires, top off the tank and pile in the RV for the best summer road trip of your life.
1. Boyd’s Key West Campground, Key West, Florida
Who doesn’t love Key West? And who wouldn’t absolutely want to wake up to beautiful ocean views right outside their camper door? Boyd’s Key West Campground is the self-proclaimed most popular campsite in the Florida Keys. Campers come for the snorkeling, waterfront RV spots, fishing, and more, and stay for the infamous Duval Street nightlife.
2. Trace State Park, Pontotonto Mississippi
Just minutes away from the hustle and bustle of Tupelo is a quiet state park that’s perfect for the naturalist. Amidst the blooming magnolias, campers at Trace State Park can enjoy miles and miles of trails, great fishing, and beautiful hardwood forests. And, with a quick jaunt into Tupelo, and you can visit the actual birthplace of Elvis Presley.
3. Fall Creek Falls State Park, Pikeville, Tennessee
Pike Creek Falls boasts the largest waterfall east of the Mississippi. Enough said! And bring your big toys, this campsite comfortably fits RV’s up to 45 feet in length.
4. Huntington Beach State Park, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
From wide, secluded sandy beaches, to gnarled old live oaks dripping with Spanish moss, Huntington State Park is truly a postcard picture of southern coastal life. Bird watching and surf fishing are among the many things campers can enjoy. And just up the way is world famous Myrtle Beach, with all the great eating and nightlife you could ever want.
5. Stephen C. Foster State Park, Fargo, Georgia
The winding boardwalks of this state park in southern Georgia wander all throughout the Okefenokee Swamp, a landmark that’s one of Georgia’s seven natural wonders. Paddlers and hikers will see all sorts of swampy wildlife, including alligators, herons, black bear and deer.
6. Taughannock Falls State Park, Ulysses, New York
Stunning waterfalls spill over an ancient gorge in New York state. The gorges were carved out over thousands of years by the rivers that still run through them today. For the music lover, Taughannock hosts an outdoors concert series every summer.
7. Telluride Town Park Campground, Telluride, Colorado
Telluride has to be one of the classiest places to park an RV. Time McGraw even sang about it. In this tiny mountain town nestled in a valley, you can enjoy an array of festivals all summer. Telluride hosts everything from their famous bluegrass festival to a hot air balloon festival, and a wine festival. Actually, can we just live here?
8. Pioneer Beach Resort, Aransas, Texas
In the sandy dunes of Mustang Island is a luxurious oasis on the Texas Gulf coast. Pioneer Beach Resort has been named one of the Top 60 Campsites in the United States. Waterfront spots are waiting for you, so what the heck are you waiting for?
9. Zion River Resort, Virgin, Utah
Just minutes away from the Zion national Park is a luxury RV resort right on the Zion River. Spend the night in a peaceful valley setting, surrounded by painted mountains and the sound of the gentle river running outside your coach. If visiting the Grand Canyon is on your bucket list, Zion River Resort is neighbors with North Rim.
10. River’s Edge RV Resort, Fairbanks, Alaska
Take your RV to one of the last truly wild places in our great nation – Alaska. River’s Edge RV Resort is perched on the banks of the Chena River. The resort has a restaurant on site, and guests can enjoy breakfast with other campers, prepared by camp staff in Miner’s Hall. Every Wednesday afternoon, there is a vintage car rally right on the campsite. Talk about loads of fun in the wild interior of Alaska!
11. Yosemite Pines RV, Groveland California
Just 30 minutes north of the western entrance to Yosemite National Park rests Yosemite Pines RV Resort. Bring the coach, or, for a different kind of camping experience that’s unique to the area, rent a yurt. Either way, you won’t be disappointed when you step outside and into the beauty of middle California.
12. Wells State Park – Stephenson, Michigan
Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and ice-fishing don’t usually come to mind when southerner’s think of camping. But Wells State Park in lower Michigan offers year round beach access for your next polar bear dip. In the summertime, campers will love the hiking, scenery, and having a picnic right on famous Green Bay.
13. Crater Lake National Park -Klamath, Oregon
Pull the camper up alongside crater lake, and the views won’t let you down. Visitors say it looks like something just out of a movie. Hike clockwise around the entire lake for the most breathtaking scenery. More daring campers will want to pitch their tents right on the rim for a night.
14. Acadia National Park -Bar Harbor, Maine
Acadia National Park is one of the most beloved National Parks in the country. It is a hiker’s paradise, as it is home to the tallest mountain on the Atlantic coast, Cadillac Mountain, and it has many scenic coastal trails. The city of Bar Harbor, located on the Eastern edge of the island, is a true representation of traditional New England.