10 Of The Coolest Parks For RV Camping

10 of the Coolest Parks for RV Camping

Smelling fresh pine cones amongst smoky fire and sleeping under the stars at night can't be beat. There's nothing better than getting out in the woods and experiencing all that nature has to offer. Make it a more comfortable adventure by having a little house on wheels.

Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

The breathtaking views make the park a very desirable camping location. The Mazama Campground offers sites for $31, according to NPS. A few of the RV sites have electric hookups, and they cost $35. There are many pull-through sites. Each one has a picnic table, fire ring, and food locker. Black bears are rarely seen. The campground has drinking water, flush toilets, showers, and even laundry facilities.

Hunting Island State Park, South Carolina

Camping is available at the northern end of the park near the ocean, according to South Carolina Parks. You'll have access to some of the prettiest beaches in the state. As the name suggests, the park has an abundance of wildlife, which adds to its natural splendor. You can park under tress and still have a view of the ocean. Each site has water and electrical hookups. Some sites accommodate RVs up to 40 feet long.

Pecan Park Campground, Texas

The campground is located in a large grove of green pecan trees along the stunning San Marcos River. You'll be in a lush, quiet atmosphere — a natural paradise. The mild winters in San Marcos make it a prime destination for "snowbirds" and other "Winter Texans," according to PecanPark.com. Bonus: It rarely rains. Make sure you visit the Wonder World Park, the site of a cave caused by an earthquake more than 30 million years ago.

Zion River Resort, Utah

This is a dream destination for any camper. The resort is near the southern entrance of the beautiful national park. A lot of people go there in the winter to escape the cold and enjoy stunning scenery of green valleys, red rocks, redstone cliffs, and possibly some snow. Full hook-ups, concrete parking pads, grills, and free WiFi are available for guests.

American Heritage RV Park, Virginia

Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia is a 300-acre historic area that attracts nearly 1 million visitors every year. Tour the blacksmith shop, let the kids play Revolutionary Era games, and watch live reenactments of America's past. But there's also 70 acres of lush green meadows and woodlands. Every site at this pet-friendly camp features easy pull-throughs, full hookups, and concrete pads and patios.

Beaver Dam Campground, Maine

There are many spacious sites to choose from and many of them have gorgeous water views. The campground is located on a 20-acre spring-fed pond. Rent a boat or a bike to get a unique perspective of nature's beauty. Beaver Dam Campground was named the 2015 Small Park of the Year by the National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds. There are picnic tables and fire rings at every site.

Camp Gulf Holiday Travel Park, Florida

How does parking right on the beach sound? Sixteen RV sites allow you to dip your toes in the sand and watch the waves come in from just outside your door. You can also choose a site that is still very close to the beach but a row away; you'll still get the salty air and ocean sounds. All are full hook-up.

Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi

Learn about the history and monuments in the park. You'll be treated to fantastic views of the Mississippi River and excellent fishing as well. There are about five RV parks, so you have plenty of choices. The Battlefield Campground is best-known, and it offers pull-through spaces (45-feet), back-ins (35-feet), 50/30/20 amps ,and shaded spots on a beautiful lot. There are restrooms, showers, a laundry facility, picnic area, playgrounds, and WiFi. Stay at the Ameristar RV Park if you want to be close to the Ameristar Casino.

Horse Thief Lake Campground, South Dakota

Enjoy the rustic mountain scenery at the Horse Thief Campgrounds. It is located just about two miles northwest of Mount Rushmore. Camp around the lake or stay in the vicinity at the RV resort, which offers a pool, bathhouse, playground, picnic areas, and a store. Hikers and bikers can access the nearby George S. Mickelson Trail. Make sure you visit the Jewel Cave, the second-longest cave in the world at 159.29 miles. The campground is equipped with picnic tables, campfire rings, vault toilets, and drinking water.

Keen Lake Camping & Cottage Resort, Pennsylvania

This is a privately owned, 90-acre, spring-fed mountain lake located in the scenic northern Pocono Mountains. The placid natural setting provides fresh, clean country air, a complete activities program for people of all ages, and excellent fishing, swimming, boating, and hiking.