Have you ever driven into a campground or RV park and instantly fallen in love with it? Maybe it was the large, lush sites. Maybe it was all the fun amenities. Maybe it was the flowing river right behind your site… Whatever it is, do you have an all-time favorite park?
A while ago (like almost two years ago!) we asked readers what their favorite campgrounds are. If you missed the list, you can find it here. It’s a good resource to keep handy if you find yourself in, or planning a trip to, any of these areas.
After you vote in today’s poll, if you’re comfortable sharing, will you leave a comment and tell us about your favorite park? We’d love to know – thanks!
We spend our winters at Bentsen Palm Village RV Resort in Mission, TX, in the Rio Grande Valley. Fun park with lots of activities in an area with lots to see and do. And the Winter Texans from all over the USA and Canada are really appreciated and catered to.
I have been to a lot of campgrounds I really like. A better question Would be campgrounds it I will never go back.
Haven’t been to enough yet to say one is a favorite. Maybe in 4 or 5 years.
The wife and I really liked Tortilla Flats in the Superstition Mountains in Arizona. The drive in is absolutely beautiful. The road is very twisty and low speed but the road condition was excellent. It’s part of the national forest service so if you have an America the Beautiful senior pass it’s only $10 a night. $20 if you don’t. It’s a bit different in that it’s water and sewer but no electric. Plenty of sunlight for solar or do a genny burn for a couple hours in the evening. Great spot with a restaurant and bar, post office and a couple other shops within walking distance. Great mountain biking, hiking, and kayaking at nearby canyon lake. Great winter camping.
13 years ago we discovered Shady Creek RV Park in Cedaredge, CO. We were only supposed to stay for a month but wound up staying for the entire summer that year. And we’ve been back for 2-3 months every summer since then. It’s a small park which draws the other campers into a family-feeling atmosphere, strongly encouraged by the owners, Michael & Cathy. And there is so much grand nature to explore from the park as a base, located on the southern slope of the Grand Mesa.
We did monthly trips before we went fulltime. Visited several TN State Parks. Our favorite was Natchez Trace State Park. FHUs that is unusual in State parks. Just a beautiful,peaceful campground. Stayed there a few times even when passing through. If you are a senior,military or disabled you get a discount..
Ocean Cove, Jenner, California on Hwy 1, Sonoma County.
Our favorite park is Fontainebleau State Park in Mandeville, Louisiana. The 20+ miles of St Tammany Trace also cuts through the park entrance if you like to bicycle to nearby towns of Mandeville, Abita Springs, or Covington going West, or Lacombe and Slidell going East down the converted railline. Inside the park you can hike on a boardwalk out into the marsh or hike the dry land to the banks of Cane Bayou. The brick remains of the old sugar mill are still standing as are many of the ancient live oak trees along the weaving roadways. You can even swim in Lake Pontchartrain, or walk out over the lake a few hundred yards to the lookout station. There is also a sizeable splash pad for the kiddies. The only real problem with the park is finding an open site if you want to camp around almost any holiday … it stays booked up year round, but is very well maintained.
I just hate to keep telling RVer’s about Winchester Bay R V Park.
They added 37 more sites two years ago, and guess what, we still have a difficult time getting a reservation.
One side of the park is the Marina, the other side of the park is the mouth of the Umpqua River as it stretches out to the Pacific.
Green grass at every site.
Now the real kicker, how many R V Parks have you been to where the camp host cleans the in ground sewer connection. We will be back in three weeks and already have our 2022 reservations.