With more than 16,000 campgrounds nationwide, RVers are spoiled for choice when it comes to deciding where to visit first.
Whether you’re planning an action-packed adventure break or a quiet stay in a rustic setting, there’s sure to be a camping park that’s perfectly suited to your needs and tastes.
Here we reveal the top 10 camping parks with a range of amenities and locations for you to take your RV and turn your weekend into an instant vacation.
1. Schatzi’s 4 Seasons Resort, Wascott, WI
Ideal for RVers wanting to get away from it all for a few days, this secluded North Woods camping park has stunning views of Cranberry Lake, popular for boating and fishing.
With over 2,300 acres of spring-fed waters and hundreds of trails, the resort offers a perfect starting point for a break in the heart of nature.
And after you’ve worked up an appetite in the great outdoors, head to the Chipmunk Bar & Grill for a hearty meal of barbecued pork ribs or a succulent half-pound hamburger.
2. Emerald Desert RV Resort, Palm Desert, CA
Set in the sun-soaked Coachella Valley, this resort is the height of luxury RV travel.
The resort boasts temperature-controlled swimming pools and on-site massage facilities as well as spas and a fitness center. There’s also a putting green and tennis courts to keep you busy, and a range of events such as pet parades and an Oktoberfest celebration in late September.
With average winter temperatures of 70 degrees, it’s the perfect camping park to escape the chill in the coming months.
3. RV Islander Resort, Lake Havasu, AZ
Located close to the famous London Bridge, the camping park is set in landscaped grounds overlooking beautiful Lake Havasu and the surrounding mountains.
The lake attracts 2.5 million visitors every year, many of them thrill-seekers looking to experience the many water sports facilities available on the lake, such as water skiing and riding jet skis.
However, if zipping across the lake at 60 mph doesn’t appeal to you then you could take a boat out fishing or follow the easy hiking trail around the lake. And with temperatures well above 80 degrees for most of the fall, it’s an ideal location to catch some sun before the weather cools down.
4. Fontainebleau State Park, Mandeville, LA
Located an hour from New Orleans, Fontainebleau State Park sits on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain.
The park has many hiking and biking trails to choose from, as well as an abundance of wildlife, a rustic setting and beautiful views of the lake.
And in the evening you can relax and watch a stunning sunset over the water, or head down to the nearby city for some exploring.
5. Ventura Ranch KOA, Santa Paula, CA
Just over an hour outside of Los Angeles, this family-friendly camping park is nestled in Heritage Valley at the foot of Topa Topa, the highest mountain in Ventura County.
With a pool, nature walks, a zip line and a rock-climbing tower, there’s plenty to keep your kids entertained.
The 76-acre campground offers plenty of wildlife and beautiful views in a tranquil setting that’s also just 15 miles from the beach. And with the warm weather set to continue for the next few months, it could be the perfect place to visit this fall.
6. Pecan Park Campground, San Marcos, TX
Set among pecan trees, this camping park offers a tranquil setting with scenic views of the San Marcos River.
The river is a popular river tubing location, although the cold spring-fed water is likely to be more suitable for fishing as the weather cools down.
Away from the river, the site includes a dog park, a children’s library area, a hot tub and a heated indoor swimming pool, as well as bird and squirrel watching.
7. Lake Mead RV Village, Boulder City, NV
A short drive east of the Las Vegas strip, the hot desert weather makes this campground, located in the Lake Mead Recreation Area, a popular destination all year round.
Choose a premium spot for your RV complete with lake views, and enjoy a boating trip, fishing or even swimming out on the lake well into the fall season.
Alternatively, you can visit nearby Hoover Dam or explore the desert landscape with its variety of plants and wildlife.
8. Lake George RV Park, Lake George, NY
This resort boasts a range of on-site amenities, including a movie theater, an adult fitness center, and a playhouse which hosts entertainment shows such as juggling acts, nature programs, and magic shows.
The park also includes miles of biking trails and a spring-fed pond with fishing facilities and paddle boats for hire.
The park is also located close to the Adirondack Mountains, perfect for hiking, while the area is popular for scenic horseback rides through the forests surrounding the lake.
9. Grand Marais RV Park & Campground, Grand Marais, MN
Located on a Minnesota’s north shore of Lake Superior, tranquility is guaranteed at Grand Marais.
And with 300 sites to choose from, you can park your RV right by the lake or opt for a private site hidden in the woods to really get away from it all.
Stroll the cobblestone beach, watch sunsets over the lake or take a walk down to the nearby restaurants and shops. The park is pet-friendly and also includes softball fields, a play area, and a recreation room.
10. Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort, Santa Claus, IN
Since Christmas is only a few months away, we had to include this campground where nearly every road and section of the park is Christmas-themed.
As well as Santa’s Splash Down Water Park, which is still open at weekends, the park includes playgrounds, family movie nights, mini golf, and even visits from Rudolph.
If you’re not quite ready for Christmas yet then you will be after a visit here!
Find the Right Camping Park for Your Perfect RV Trip
Owning an RV gives you the freedom to plan a spontaneous trip and really make the most of your free time.
Whether your priority is parking your RV in the perfect location or you’re looking for a busy campground with plenty to see and do, this range of parks have something for everyone.
But, before you set off, it’s also important to ensure that you’re covered for every possibility when it comes to your RV. For more information about RV insurance coverage, contact us with any questions.