If you recently joined the RV and camper van craze, welcome. But before you hit the road, you might want to consider adding a few of the nation’s best RV parks to your itinerary.
The beauty of hitting the road in an RV is that you can park almost anywhere, but as any seasoned traveler knows, amenities like clean bathrooms and hookups go a long way.
The experts at Yelp ran the numbers, and they determined the best parks in the US, taking into account factors like volume of reviews and ratings.
Yelp Trend Expert Tara Lewis says that for most RVers, “Easy access to hiking trails and nearby attractions like restaurants and farmer’s markets, along with amenities like fire pits, picnic tables, grills, and clean bathrooms, play a large factor in deciding where to park.”
1. Bridgeport, California: Paradise Shores Camp
This full-service RV park and campground sits right on Bridgeport Reservoir, so you can park your rig and spend the days fishing and boating on the water. If you have the space, pack your mountain bike and hit the trails, or make the 45-minute drive to Yosemite National Park.
2. Mountain Home, Idaho: Mountain Home RV Park
Set squarely between Twin Falls and Boise is the Mountain Home RV Park, which offers overnight guests spacious concrete patios, shady patches of green space, and full hookups (plus, it’s pet friendly).
3. Custer, South Dakota: Big Pine Campground
A night at Big Pine Campground will put you right in South Dakota’s beautiful Black Hills. Plus, the park offers full hookups, a dump station, and enough foliage and trees to make your little corner of the park feel completely private. When you’re ready to leave your new home, both Mount Rushmore and Custer State Park are around 30 minutes away by car.
4. Dolores, Colorado: The Views
Just east of Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park and mere miles from the Utah-Arizona border is this spacious RV park. A night or two here will give you access to inky black skies lit up by millions of stars and all the basic necessities — clean bathrooms, speedy Wi-Fi, and a propane refill station.
6. Danville, Missouri: Lazy Day Campground
This family-owned business boasts spacious RV sites, a lake stocked with fish, lush hiking trails, and views of the Milky Way galaxy at night. Plus it’s conveniently located just off I-70 between Kansas City and St. Louis.
7. Paso Robles, California: Paso Robles RV Ranch & Campground
Paso Robles RV Ranch & Campground has pretty much everything you could need for a short or extended stay near the California coast. Here, you’ll find full hookups, laundry, showers, a swimming pool, and a family-friendly atmosphere that will make you feel right at home.
8. Grand Island, New York: Branches of Niagara Campground & Resort
It’s hard to top this park’s perfect location right on the Canada-US border, just south of Niagara Falls State Park. But the island-bound RV park offers much more than easy access to the falls and a great location not far from the Niagara River. You’ll also find clean facilities, a big pool, and a family-friendly vibe.
9. Canyonville, Oregon: Seven Feathers RV Resort
This pristine-looking park keeps its lawns manicured and its RV sites spick and span, but you’ll also find all sorts of appealing extras like a heated pool and hot tub, a fitness center, and free Wi-Fi. Full hookups, laundry, showers, and spacious sites are a given.
10. Winthrop, Washington: Pine Near RV Park
To the east of North Cascades National Park and not far from the Canada-US border sits this lush and leafy RV park that’s been in operation for around 50 years (talk about a proven track record!). Downtown Winthrop is an easy walk away, and you can get a full hookup and Wi-Fi. Oh, it’s also pet-friendly!
11. Wells, Nevada: Welcome Station RV Park
This kid-and-pet-friendly park can be found just off I-80 in northeastern Nevada. In addition to offering guests full hookups and green, shady open spaces, the park provides easy access to small-town Nevada and the area’s myriad hiking trails.
12. Bandon, Oregon: Bandon Wayside Motel + RV
Just off the Oregon coast near Bullards Beach State Park is this motel and RV park. While the park promises a clean and quiet stay for RVers, keep in mind that it only has eight full hookup spaces, so you’ll need to book in advance. But the tree-lined spaces and coastal access are well worth the extra work.
13. Kingman, Arizona: Blake Ranch RV Park & Horse Motel
If you’re looking for the ultimate pet-friendly RV park, look no further. Blake Ranch has dog runs, horse stalls, and horse riding areas in addition to amenities like showers, laundry, and full hookups. Plus, it’s conveniently located just off I-40.
14. Cedar City, Utah: BNBSWISS
This Swiss-themed park has eight log cabins you can rent in addition to 17 RV spaces. Breakfast, however, is where this place really shines. The breakfast buffet includes homemade bread, croissants, Swiss muesli, and the cheese straight from Switzerland.
15. Long Beach, Washington: The Lamp Camp
With an oceanfront location on Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula, this RV park offers both coastal forest, dunes, and beach access. When you’re not out exploring the area, you’ll be well taken care of at The Lamp Camp, which offers guests peace and quiet, showers, and plenty of space. Oh, and bring along your pup so he can romp around the beach with you.
16. Dandridge, Tennessee: Anchor Down RV Resort
17. Theodore, Alabama: All About Relaxing RV Park
You can expect welcoming Southern hospitality the moment you step foot on All About Relaxing RV Park. Here, they really are all about relaxing. You’ll find spacious, full hookup sites, cozy picnic spaces, a pool, and high-end restrooms, showers, and laundry. If you’re traveling with pets, they’re welcome here too.
18. Roswell, New Mexico: Red Barn RV Park
Roswell, where Red Barn RV Park is located, is the site of the world-famous UFO crash site. The park offers guests lots of little extras like a book exchange and game room in addition to amenities like laundry, bathrooms, showers, and super-fast Wi-Fi. When you’re ready to venture out, check out Roswell’s alien-themed sites or make your way south to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
19. Weatherford, Oklahoma: Wanderlust Crossings RV Park
Set just an hour west of Oklahoma City, this RV park strives to make your stay seamless. From full hookups, laundry, and bathrooms to extras like fire pits, social gatherings, and a playground.
20. Sheridan, Texas: Splashway Waterpark & Campgrounds
Can’t decide between a weekend road trip or a visit to your local waterpark? This spot in Sheridan, Texas checks both boxes and then some. The property provides RVers with full hookups, laundry, and showers — plus, walkable access to the wonders of Splashway Waterpark (where you’ll probably be spending most of your time).
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