RV Campgrounds: 7 best camping locations for trips with an RV

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Having an RV is a great way to travel and see the country. However, not every place can be accommodating to a larger vehicle, this is why we looked into the best RV packs that allow you to park your RV and have awesome surroundings ready for your next adventure.

Keep reading to learn about some great RV campgrounds that are not only in our list of places to visit but that are some all-time favorites of most of our friends! So check out our top 7 RV campgrounds to visit on your next vacation.
 


1 Pirate Cove Resort in Needles, CA

I think that I will always hold a spot in my heart for this place because it was the first long trip we took with our newly renovated camper.

Located in the Colorado River, this resort has the best of both worlds, wonderful RV campgrounds, and cabins for the regular hotel experience.

But the best part is that you can go there and experience the RV camping fun without having an Rv, they offer on-site rentals for RVs and boats (or pretty much anything else you want to experience)

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[ image by Pirate Cove Resort website ]

There are restaurants a few minutes away, you can either drive or just take a short boat ride or their water taxi.

You can enjoy not just spacious spots right next to the water, but also private beaches that are a couple of feet away from the camping coves. they are spacious and with great sand for the little ones to play.

My boys spent most of the days just playing in the water. So much fun!

The only thing that I would warn you is that if you are going during the summer months, the temperatures can get pretty high, think about hundreds. And it doesn’t get too cool at night, so make sure your AC is working!

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[ image by Pirate Cove Resort website ]
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2 Paradise by the Sea in San Diego, California

Located in Southern California, Paradise by the Sea is the areas only RV campground resort on the ocean. If you are planning on taking a trip to the San Diego area then this would be a great option for you.

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The resort is located near Buccaneer Park and Legoland. You can also plan a day trip to Disneyland or Knott’s Berry Farm. After a day at the theme parks, you can relax at the resorts heated pool or spend some time sitting around the fire pit area.

The resort is also within walking distance of the Pacific Ocean so make sure you bring your bathing suit and surfboard and enjoy the beach.

 
 

3 Edgewater Lodge in Soldotna, Alaska

If you are planning a road trip to Alaska then a stop in Soldotna should be added to your itinerary.

The resort is located near the Kenai River in the southern region of Alaska and is easily accessible from the lower 48 states.

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[ image by the Edgewater Lodge website ]

The Kenai River is known for its fantastic salmon fishing, boasting the world record King Salmon which weighed in at 97 pounds. From the resort, you can fish for salmon or trout or head out further out for halibut.

If you stay at Edgewater Lodge between May 15th and Labor Day, you can make a short drive to the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Here you might see some moose, caribou or bear in their natural habitat and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

 
 

4 Yanks RV Resort in Greenfield, California

If you are planning to take a nice relaxing trip in your RV to California’s Wine Country then you should consider spending some time at Yanks RV Resort. This resort is located between Paso Robles and Monterey.

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[ image by the Yanks RV Resort website ]

At Yanks RV Resort there is a clubhouse that has meeting rooms and a kitchen that you are welcome to use, there is also a pool and a spa. If you are traveling with your dog there is a pet wash and fenced-in dog park where they can run around and get some energy out.

The River Road Wine Trail is only a few minutes away and as a guest, at the resort, you can receive complimentary tastings at several different wineries in the area. You may also want to visit Mission Soledad, it is an original Franciscan mission and is the first to bring wine grapes to this area.

If you are looking for some outdoor adventure during your stay, a short 30-minute drive will take you to Pinnacles National Park where you can spend some time hiking the trails or exploring Talus Caves.

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[ image by the Yanks RV Resort website ]

 

 
 

5 Coral Sands RV Resort in Ormand Beach, Florida

Coral Sands RV Resort is located on the Atlantic Ocean, about an hour away from Orlando and St. Augustine.

This great location gives you plenty of options for relaxation or spending some time sightseeing or going to theme parks.

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[ image by the Coral Sands RV Resort website ]

If you enjoy fishing you can get a license and fish right along the beachfront at the resort. If you are an early riser you may also see dolphin swimming during the morning hours. If you would like to see the baby sea turtles hatch and head to the water, plan your visit during the sea turtle nesting season, this is generally between May and October.

A visit during the winter months, between December and March, will give you the chance to see whales swimming along the coastline.

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[ image by the Coral Sands RV Resort website ]

 
 

6 Lake George RV Park in Lake George, New York

Lake George RV Park is roughly four hours north of New York City.

This park is fantastic if you are planning a trip with your family. There is a small outdoor waterpark, bike trails, paddle boats, and fishing that will keep everyone in your family entertained.

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[ image by the Lake George RV Park website ]

When you are ready to relax and settle in for the night you can enjoy your site’s fire ring or use the free WiFi that is available. The park can also accommodate visitors who are interested in having an extended stay on the grounds.

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[ image by the Lake George RV Park website ]

 
 

7 Hearthside Grove Motorcoach Resort in Petoskey, Michigan

This resort was previously a KOA campground and was converted into an RV Campgrounds Park by two brothers who are natives of the town.

The amenities here are fantastic. There is a full-size theater at the clubhouse, a large pool, and even cooking classes given by local chefs.

Hearthside Grove Motorcoach Resort
[ image by the Hearthside Grove Motorcoach Resort website ]

You can also enjoy the beautiful scenery in the area when relaxing at one of the fire pits or spend some time on the golf course. A short distance from the resort you can do some sightseeing at a Victorian village.

Hearthside Grove Motorcoach Resort
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Bonus: Greenbrier Campground in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Greenbrier Campground is located just outside of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

It is on the outskirts of Gatlinburg so you can be close enough to enjoy what the city has to offer but avoid the hustle and bustle.

There is plenty of local attractions in Gatlinburg and nearby Pigeon Forge, as well as beautiful scenery and wildlife.

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[ image by the Greenbrier Campground website ]

If you are planning an RV campground family vacation then you can spend some time at the famous Dollywood theme park or take a visit to Ripley’s Aquarium. This is definitely a great RV campground to set your main hub and visit attractions all around.

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[ image by the Greenbrier Campground website ]

 
 

Learn More Today About Great RV Campgrounds for Your Next Vacation

These are just some of the many wonderful RV campgrounds you should consider for your next RV vacation. So we will work on covering more states in the future.

If you would like to learn more about planning a vacation in your RV, come back for more tips! And if you have tips and locations that you have loved contact us and let us know, so we can share them with everyone!

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Joy

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Joy Kelley

Joy Kelley

I am a Lettering artist & creative blogger at HowJoyful.com - I love decorating, lemon pie & tea. I am always creating something, whether that involves lettering, sewing, crafting, or power tools. I am the mom of three little tornados that are always up for an adventure and along with my amazing husband we created this place to share our family detours. Check out my Instagram account here.

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