National parks offer beautiful experiences, including camping. My home is in the midwest, and I have found several scenic campgrounds through the years. Many of these campgrounds are in national parks and offer views that you will not find elsewhere. If you are new to camping or an experienced camper, I hope you will book a stay at one of these scenic RV campgrounds within national parks. Each of these campgrounds offers a picturesque view that you will find yourself staring at over and over. All of these campgrounds provide captivating experiences and perspectives.
Rocky Mountain National Park
1. Glacier Basin Campground
Rocky Mountain National Park is home to Glacier Basin Campground. It is conveniently located along Bear Lake Road. Free transportation within the national park is provided to all campers. Flush toilets and drinking water are available. This campground offers epic views of Flattop, Hallett, and Otis Peaks. You can see the highest peak within Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak, when you turn your head. This peak towers over all of the others at 14,259 feet. The pine trees also offer shade in parts of the campground for your enjoyment.
Pro Tip: Step outside your RV at night and stargaze in the wide-open meadow.
Glacier National Park
2. Apgar Campground
Glacier National Park is known for its hemlock and cedar trees. When you park your RV at one of the Apgar Campground campsites, you are surrounded by a lush, green forest. Your hiking boots and binoculars will be your best friend, as birding and hiking are right outside the door of your RV. Avalanche Lake, one of the most popular hiking trails in the park, is in the vicinity. Hop on the free shuttle bus, which stops in the campground to explore the park. The Going-to-the-Sun Road, one of the best scenic drives in the world, is nearby. Lake McDonald offers stunning sunset views, which is a short walk from your campsite. Stroll through Apgar Village and indulge in a slice of huckleberry pie.
Pro Tip: Book a site in Loop A for the shortest walk to Lake McDonald. And if you need more convincing before heading out, here’s why you must visit Glacier National Park in an RV.
Bryce Canyon National Park
3. North Campground
The North Campground is one of two campgrounds within Bryce Canyon National Park. The North Campground is on a first-come, first-serve basis and is conveniently located to all of this national park’s views. Campsites are level and offer shade. With 99 campsites, you will find a site that fits you and your RV.
There’s a particular type of eeriness that sets in once the sun goes down in Bryce Canyon National Park. If you are not an early riser, sunset is also very magical within this national park.
Pro Tip: Drive to Sunrise Point for a memorable sunrise.
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