Readers’ favorite RV parks and campgrounds. Stayed at any of these?


We recently asked you: Do you have a favorite RV park or campground? Here are some of your answers, organized by state:


Bull Shoals-White River State Park, Lakeview AR
“Except like most state parks nowadays, you need reservations a year in advance.” — David Stansbury


“Our favorite is Coyote Howls East in Why, AZ. Very quiet and LOTS of space between sites. It is semi Boondocking as they only provide water (for long term). Lots and lots of scenery, beautiful sunrises and sunsets. We spend several months a year here.” — Corkey


“In no particular order: Railroad Park, Dunsmuir, CA; Westport Beach RV Park, Westport, CA; Pomo RV Park, Fort Bragg, CA” — Lee

“Westport Union Landing State Beach between Westport and Rockport above Fort Bragg at a State of California campground. Although, they raised the nightly fee 40% from one year to the next which is outrageous as the place NEVER even filled up at the old rate. Any time I camp without hookups I consider it to be boondocking and that is the case at this campground. I should also mention the awesome views out over the ocean as the campground sits up on a bluff, the great summertime temps, no crowds, always available with no reservations and we’ve seen whales/dolphins/sea otters/starfish. The place is quiet except for the ocean roar and an occasional vehicle passing by on Hwy. 1. — Ed Hibbs

Silver Strand State Beach, Coronado, CA
“ocean breeze and sunsets, what more can you ask for?” — Gman

Lower Pines Campground in Yosemite National Park” — Steve

A nice spot for a tent at Lower Pines Campground in Yosemite. Thanks to Doranne Lim for the photo from Google Photos


Mountain Views at Rivers Edge, Creede, CO” — Bill

Tiger Run Resort, Breckenridge, CO
“Beautiful sites, easy in and out, propane on-site, full hook-ups. Close enough to Breckenridge, Dillon, and Silverthorn for skiing, dining and shopping, but off the road far enough for peaceful relaxation. Day trips to Denver, Leadville, Vail, Aspen, Cripple Creek and Victor, are easily accomplished.” — Bill and Judy Frank


Grayton Beach State Park, Santa Rosa Beach, FL
“Topsail state park in Florida panhandle is GREAT, but our last visit was to Grayton state park just down the road. We had a spot with Western lake at our doorstep, the sunrise was something we will never forget. These two parks have dune lakes at the beach one of the few places in the world that do. Explore trails around the lakes or go to the beaches, they rated at the top as the most beautiful in the states. Been going for 25 + years.” — Bryan Freeman

“One of our favorite campgrounds is Hanna State Park in Jacksonville, Florida. Full hook ups, fresh water lake and beach all within walking distance. Laundry and general store, very nice sites.” — John Bent


“I would like to mention the Corps of Engineers’ Bolding Mill Campground near Dahlonega, GA. We had a paved water and electric (15 to 50A) site that backed up to the shore of the gorgeous lake, with trees framing a spectacular sunset across the water.  Paved roads, mown lawns, picnic tables, fire pits, flush toilets, an RV dump, a visitor’s center, hiking trails–what a bargain for $11/night (using the Federal geezer pass)!  Our favorite campground anywhere and we have RV-camped in RV parks and resorts, public campgrounds, and “the boondocks” in 35 states, including Alaska, and 6 Canadian provinces.” — Steve Hart

Mistletoe State Park, Appling, GA
“Quiet, large sites surrounded by water.” — Wayne English


Prophet’s Town State Park in West Lafayette, Indiana. State Park with great sites.” — Rick Edgar


On-Ur-Way RV park, Onawa, IA
“Clean park. Beautiful trees and large spaces. Nice camp store and nice people running the place. Just a nice atmosphere and campers would pull out their chairs and enjoy visiting. Wish all RV parks could be like this one! Oh yes…reasonable prices!” — Dianne


“Most folks don’t think of Kansas when they are looking for a beautiful campground. If you have only passed through on the interstate you probably have the opinion that there’s not much of any reason to get off and explore. :-). That’s our secret to a peaceful existence. The fact is we have dozens of lakes with shaded campgrounds that sit empty except for the major holiday weekends. Our lakes are small in comparison to many others, but they provide excellent fishing and hiking for those of us that no longer have the ability to hike rigorous trails.
Wildlife is abundant and spring and fall temperatures are moderate. The state parks have 50 amp service while most county lakes have 30 amp service. For boondockers, the state parks all have wilderness areas with low or no fees and there are a number of old WPA lakes that offer boondocking camping on open prairie or tree-covered landscapes. Most of them have bathhouses or at the least vault toilets.
Toronto State Park, Fall River, Tuttle Creek State Park, Wilson County Lake, Harvey County East Lake and the list goes on….. — Bisonwings

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Assateague State Park, Berlin, MD
“Sites right on the ocean. Magnificent!” — Martha H. 


Poncho’s Pond RV Park, Ludington MI.” — Rick Edgar


“There is Gull Lake NRA outside of Brainerd, MN. This campground is probably the cleanest, best landscaped campgrounds we’ve stayed in & with our America the Beautiful senior pass is cheap, $7/nite.” — Ortep


Gulf Beach RV Resort, Biloxi, MS
“FHU/concrete pads/pull thru and back-in sites/very clean/laundry/pool/clubhouse/workout room/pool/large deck overlooking beach/dog park. This park is 2-3 years old and is maintained to appear brand new. Sits on beach road so just walk across the road to stroll the beach or take a dip in the gulf or fish. Sites are close together but don’t have that tight feel. Very relaxed atmosphere despite being in the middle of casinos, civic center, and sightseeing. Reasonable prices for location. Waffle House in front of park where a 10% discount is offered. We stayed a month and will return.” — Lee Ann Bauer


West Glacier KOA Resort, West Glacier, MT” — Don Peterson

West Glacier Koa Resort, MT. Thanks to Craig Moon on Google Photos for the photo

Conestoga Campground in White Sulphur Springs, Montana is a nice, small, family-owned campground in the middle of the Smith River Valley. It’s about 3 hours north of Yellowstone and 6 hours south of Glacier, in the center of historical Montana. Recommend the historical tour of Helena and the Gates of the Mountains riverboat tour on the Missouri River just north of Helena. Fantastic area to spend the summer.” — Bob and Charlotte Champlin

Logan State Park on the Thompson chain of lake near Libby, Montana” — Randy


“We love Three Rivers Campground (BJ typed four, but we think he meant three) in Lincoln County, New Mexico… It has covered picnic table, water and clean pit toilets. The scenery is stunning” — BJ Davis


Lake George RV Resort in Lake George, NY. Pricey but has all the amenities and entertainment you could ever want while RVing. We spend all spring there and do family camping weekend during the summer. We highly recommend to everyone.” — Tom McL


“One of our clubs favorite campgrounds is Raleigh Oaks RV Resort and Cottages in Four Oaks, NC. This Campground has spacious sites, full hook ups, Wi-Fi, cable tv, Pool, and is located near town. Great place to camp.” — AC Holt

“My wife and really like Flintlock Camp Ground in Boone, North Carolina. It is quiet and has a creek running on the edge of the campground.” — Bob Chilton


Evergreen RV Resort in Mt Eaton, OH. Great people and a nice clean place with a lot of things to do in the area.” —  Jim Beattie


Older Stone Village RV, McMinnville, OR
“Great staff. Next door to the museum that holds the Spruce Goose. 1 building holding early aviation relics and 1 holding space exploration planes. A 3rd building is a water park. McMinnville is in heart of Oregon’s award winning wine country. Day trip you can follow rural roads to see many quaint barns. Beautiful country side. Quaint downtown area. Park is a sea of large sites perfectly manicured lawns, swimming pool, recently remodeled clubhouse with kitchen. Lots of scenic drives thru wine wine, along Willamette river and visit RV camp with vintage travel trailers remodeled for modern facilities. You have probably read about this park in travel magazines. On the hour drive to OR coastline you will pass a stop worthy sculpture garden with giant cypress trees and Spirit Mountain casino. Hope you enjoy your visit to McMinnville.” — Cheryl M. Lumley

Sea and Sand RV Park, Depoe Bay, OR. Amazing.” — Steve

“Beachside State Recreation Site and South Beach State Park in Waldport, OR.” — Bounder


Solitude Pointe Cabins and RV Park in Cleveland, SC. Outside of Fort Wilderness, Disney World, the best park we have camped in and we have been to many. Tranquil is an understatement! It’s a small campground with a few cabins (all with hot tubs) with the owners are on site and working daily to keep the sites in top condition. Location is in the mountains, close to several cities in South Carolina and North Carolina.” — Debbie Ballew


“Two Rivers Landing RV Resort, Sevierville TN” — Lee

Defeated Creek Corps of Engineers Campground, located near Carthage, TN, is our favorite place to spend a few very relaxing days every year since 2004.  It has, large, well laid out lots, many with full hook-ups that are cleaned after every camper checks out. Restrooms are old but also very clean. There are playgrounds, a nice swimming beach, shoreline and boat fishing, boat launch, and freely roaming deer. The only downside is that you need to reserve your site months in advance is you want to stay over a summer weekend.” — Michelle Austin


Johnson Creek RV Resort & Park in Ingram, TX. Nice park, like camping should be, no town noise, hwy or train !!! Very nice and the bathrooms are super clean! — Tom


Fancy Gap/Blue Ridge Parkway KOA, Fancy Gap, VA
“For a quick getaway not too far from home, we like Fancy Gap KOA in Virginia. Well maintained campground and roomy spaces. And it’s very close to the Blue Ridge Parkway.” — Alice Ritchie

Point Hudson RV Park & Marina. Thanks to Danny M on Google photos for the photo


Newhalem Campground in Marblemount, WA. It’s absolutely stunning and right at the west end of North Cascades National Park.” — Emma Lee

“Our favorite is Point Hudson RV Park & Marina, in Port Townsend, WA. We go up there a couple of times a year to sit on the shore and watch the storms blow thru.” — Don

Timberlake Campground in Stevenson, Washington. It is 2 miles off the Columbia River Gorge nestled in a quiet forest with every campsite surrounded by trees.” — Joseph Weinstein

“My husband and I enjoy Rasar State Park in the Skagit Valley northeast of Seattle. It is open year-round with electric hookups. Water is shut down during the winter, but you can fill up your tank at the campground faucet that runs year-round. We just did a two night “up-for-air-and-gasping” sanity break earlier this week. It has a great trail system for morning and evening walks. Rasar is a newer State Park with very RV friendly sites that can easily accommodate “land yachts” and triple axel monster fifth-wheels.
Another year-round State Park we enjoy is Bayview, just west of Mount Vernon, WA. Bayview used to be a privately owned trailer park, and now a state-run campground. A walking path takes you to the beach on Padilla Bay. Bayview is also a great jumping-off point for trips into Anacortes and Washington Park and Mount Erie. — Lydia Bishop


Kohler-Andrae State Park, Sheboygan, WI
“Lots of Red Pine and White Pine trees situated on the shores of Lake Michigan. The campsites are excellent.” — Barbara L. Wood

Wyalusing State Park outside of Prairie du Chien, WI,. You’re on top of a bluff looking down at where the Wisconsin River dumps into the Mississippi River.” — Ortep

Peninsula State Park, Fish Creek, WI
“Beach, Hiking and bike trails, great sites and the topper is the Northern Sky Theater inside the park, under the stars at night all summer.” — Carl


The Longhorn Ranch Lodge and RV Resort, Dubois, WY
“In mid-September we stayed for 8 days and nights at the Longhorn RV in Dubois, Wyoming. The RV spots are all well taken care of, the WiFi and cable service was good and the bathrooms were awesome. The bathrooms and shower facilities were all individual with a lockable door to each unit. The Wind River winds through the back side of the campground and the little town of Dubois was full of neat little shops, good dining and very friendly people. We were in a toy hauler and it was easy rides to Jackson Hole, the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone park from Dubois. We did have a problem (my fault) getting the cable to work our first evening and the maintenance man came by at 9 PM to assist me in getting it up and running. I highly recommend Longhorn if you are planning a stay in South West Wyoming.” — Mike Johnson


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Ed Hibbs

Regarding Westport Union Landing State Beach between Westport and Rockport:
My name is attached to this one and I should have also mentioned the awesome views out over the ocean as the campground sits up on a bluff, the great summertime temps, no crowds, always availability with no reservations and we’ve seen whales/dolphins/sea otters/starfish. The place is quiet except for the ocean roar and an occasional vehicle passing by on Hwy. 1.

Note that Hwy. 1 gets narrow and very winding north of Rockport with vehicles over 40′ not recommended. Your driving skills may be tested with this one but if you are a confident and careful driver it is doable under the 40′ length. My Class A diesel pusher is 35′ and I do it towing a Jeep but take it easy. Watch out for other vehicles coming the other way, especially larger ones like trucks or other RVs as well as motorcyclists who love to cut the corners and cross the line. Take it slower and easy. Then enjoy!

Martha H.

Maryland – Assateague State Park – sites right on the ocean. Magnificent!

Bob and Charlotte Champlin

Conestoga Campground in White Sulphur Springs, Montana is a nice, small, family-owned campground in the middle of the Smith River Valley. It’s about 3 hours north of Yellowstone and 6 hours south of Glacier, in the center of historical Montana. Recommend the historical tour of Helena and the Gates of the Mountains riverboat tour on the Missouri River just north of Helena. Fantastic area to spend the summer.

Joel and Betty

We have been in 350 RV Parks since 2005……can’t remember them but
we have a list of them in 45 states and Canada. But we always chose
the best rated ones in the Good Sam guide. We avoided National Parks
since they were too primitive.


I didn’t answer because our favorite campgrounds and RV parks in any state are already too full to make reservations when we want them!


Why weren’t there any Texas RV Parks listed in this article. There are many great parks in the great state of Texas!

larry wilt

we also stayed at Longhorn campground, had a nice site back by the river, stayed 5 nights. yes restrooms were awesome.. nice town, speed trap, stay at the posted limit go not 1 mph more. they got me 38 in a 35 spot.

Rita M. Black

For years, since I was still working, my camping was limited to mostly weekends and occasionally a vacation week. Mostly stayed within one day travel in PA.Now, I’m retired and do a lot of camping in state parks. Loved Colonel Denning SP near Carlisle. The hosts were super friendly and took good care of the sites. One of the first private campgrounds I stayed at was Whispering Pines in Stillwater, PA. Camped with my grandson about 12 yo, he had a great time, fishing in a pond on site and spending time with other children. The campground was just starting out. Last year I went back and had a hard time realizing it was the same place. Campground was beautiful, lots of photo sites, including sasquatch. playground, pools and other activities. But most important was the owners and employees. They were all great and helpful.

Charles Satsky

It is a shame that no one has a favorite campsite in Texas.

Karen Grace

Thanks for all the different recs of RV parks to stay in. I hope you make this a regular feature as it’s very useful and I keep a list of places to visit and will use these as a reference when in those states. I would/will contribute in the future but I missed the first one invite!