Road Trip: 10 Ideal RV Camping Destinations in the U.S.

Experience nature. Travel in comfort. 

By Alli Hill

Road Trip: 10 Ideal RV Camping Destinations in the U.S.
Photograph Courtesy of Ozarks Luxury RV Resort on Table Rock Lake

You don’t have to rough it in a tent in order to get an authentic camping experience. RV camping grants travelers the luxury of riding in comfort without sacrificing the chance to get close to the rustic beauty of nature. Whether it's in the sweltering summer heat or the chilly days of fall, RVs provide safety and solace. From Fairbanks, Alaska to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, here are just a few of the best RV camping destinations America has to offer!  

River’s Edge RV Park, Fairbanks, AK

Traveling all the way to Alaska with an RV is quite a haul, but so worthwhile when you visit the River’s Edge RV Park. This fan-favorite campground surrounds you with the state’s majestic natural scenery while also placing you in close proximity to activities. Open from mid-May to mid-September, River's Edge is a wonderful place to picnic with the family, go kayaking, or participate in an incredible tour of Fairbanks and surrounding areas. 

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Horse Thief Campground, Hill City, SD

If you've never seen Mount Rushmore, stop by on your trip out to Horse Thief Campground in Hill City, South Dakota. The area is rich in local wildlife with vestiges of the Old West for an experience that’s part history lesson, part vacation. Activities at the site include fly fishing, bike riding, rock climbing, and much more. 

Pirateland Family Camping Resort, Myrtle Beach, SC

Beachside camping doesn’t get any better than at this amenity-rich campground. Along with ocean views and direct beach access, the complex features a water park, heated indoor pool, arcade, paddleboats and kayaks, and a jam-packed activities schedule for non-stop fun. The resort also puts on a host of events throughout the year including Halloween celebrations, Thanksgiving brunch, and huge storage sales. 

Zion River Resort, Virgin, UT

The traveler’s choice when visiting Zion National Park, this campground offers a middle-of-nowhere feel without sacrificing modern conveniences. It’s often used as a basecamp for long day or multi-day trips, but you don’t have to venture inside the park to experience the breathtaking scenery of the area. Wake up every morning surrounded by stark canyon vistas and the tranquil sounds of the Virgin River.  

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Moosehead Campground, Greenville, ME

Clean and family friendly, Moosehead Campground is one of the great ways to experience Maine’s wilderness. The remote vibe is otherworldly, and you’ll feel like you’ve stumbled on a hidden gem as you start to enjoy life at your own pace. Spend your time kicking back and relaxing or stay active with kayaking, white water rafting, fly fishing, golfing, and even moose watching! 

Emerald Desert RV Resort, Palm Desert, CA

The premier choice for music festival attendees and outdoor lovers alike, this stunning desert campground is a dream oasis complete with a pool and spa. Open year-round, this place is RV-friendly in every sense of the word, offering everything from comfortable sites to RV storage and detailing services.

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Lake George RV Park, Lake George, NY

This campground features so many activities you won’t have to leave to find your next adventure. A water park, dog park, fitness center, cafe, playhouse, tennis courts, ponds, and heated outdoor pools provide fun for the whole family. Travelers will find over 400 RV campsites here and each of them include pull-through and back-in access, 30 and 50-amp hookups, water, sewer, and cable, a picnic table and fire ring, as well as free Wi-Fi throughout the entire park. 

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Ozarks RV Resort on Table Rock Lake, Oak Grove, AR

If you’re traveling to the Ozarks, you’ll want to set up camp in this scenic luxury resort. Tucked on the shores of Table Rock Lake and just 30 minutes from Branson, you’ll find yourself surrounded by golf, boating, fishing, and waterfront views, all made for ultimate relaxation.

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Fernwood Campground & Resort, Big Sur, CA

This favorite place for camping in the Redwood National Forest puts you in close proximity of hiking trails and all the scenic wonders of the area. Everything you need is on site, including a general store, bar, and restaurant to refuel after the day’s adventures. If you're going hiking, try the Buzzard's Roost Trail (4.8 miles roundtrip) if you're more experienced or the Valley View Trail (2 miles roundtrip) if you're just finding your footing in hiking boots.  

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Alpen Rose RV Park, Durango, CO

There’s no better way to experience the stunning red rock cliffs in Colorado than a stay at Alpen Rose RV Park. Along with unobstructed views, campers are just a short distance from the Mesa Verde National Park, hot springs, and some of the best hiking trails in the state. 

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