Top 15 Unmissable RV Parks in North America Revealed!

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Since moving into a fifth wheel RV in 2016, I have stayed at hundreds of RV parks all over the country. From quiet state park campgrounds to luxury RV resorts and everything in between, each place has its own charm.

Here, I’ll share my picks for the 15 best RV parks in North America, places that truly stand out. Join me as I reveal why these unmissable spots should be on every RVer’s bucket list.

Best Public RV Campgrounds

The state, county, and national park campgrounds offer spacious RV campsites with stunning views. Check out these amazing RV parks where you can see wildlife from your campsite, walk to world-class hiking trails and take in some unforgettable scenery.

Valley of Fire State Park

Aerial photograph of RV park surrounded by red rocks.

Location: Overton, NV

Quick Take: Incredible Views, Red Rocks, and Big Horn Sheep

Valley of Fire is at the top of my list because it is by far the most memorable RV campground I have visited. This state park has two campgrounds, but Atlatl Rock Campground is the only camping option in the park with RV hookups.

22 sites have electric and water hookups and are reserved exclusively for RVs. The rest of the sites offer fresh water, but do not have hookups. There are bathrooms in the campground.

By far the best amenity at Atlatl Rock Campground is the natural beauty. The vivid red rocks are one of the most impressive natural features I have ever seen. Just sitting in the campground and taking in the views could keep campers entertained for hours.

For added excitement, Bighorn sheep who live in the park are frequent visitors to the campground.

John Prince Park Campground

Class C RV at decorated lakefront campsite.

Location: Lake Worth, FL

Quick Take: Beautiful and Affordable Campsites in South Florida

We’ve visited this county campground in South Florida seven of the eight years we’ve been living in our RV. At $1225 per month, this campground has very reasonable rates for Florida in the winter.

John Prince Park Campground is located within a bigger park that has a large lake, miles of multi-use trails, great birdwatching, a dog park, playgrounds and sports courts. Being able to walk out of the campground straight onto a beautiful 10-mile walking trail is amazing!

The campground itself offers full hookup campsites, bathhouses, a playground and a boat ramp. The lakeside sites are reserved for short-term stays (less than 14 nights). All the other campsites can be booked for seasonal winter stays.

The RV park’s location within the park makes it much more peaceful than most south Florida campgrounds. Of course with all these features, the campground fills up early. Reservations can (and must) be made 90 days in advance.

Tunnel Mountain Trailer Court

Lake in Banff National Park

Location: Banff, AB, Canada

Quick Take: Full Hookups at the Most Beautiful National Park in North America

Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada is one of the most magical places on earth. Its famous turquoise, glacier-fed lakes are so beautiful they feel surreal. The park also has tons of amazing hikes, many of which are dog-friendly.

Tunnel Mountain Trailer Court is a full hookup RV park located within the National Park. Staying at this campground is by far the best and most convenient way to explore all Banff has to offer.

Plus, staying in the park gives visitors the chance to see wildlife without leaving their RV. During our stay, several elk wandered right up to our campsite and grazed just outside our window.

Colter Bay RV Park

Woman hiking in Grand Teton National Park.

Location: Moran, WY

Quick Take: My 2nd Favorite National Park Campground

Colter Bay RV Park is another incredible RV park within a National Park. Located in Grand Teton, this campground also has full hookups and makes it super easy to access all the park’s attractions.

In fact, Lake Jackson and a view of Mount Moran are just a short stroll from the campground. The trails in this U.S. National Park are not dog-friendly, so we really enjoyed being able to take scenic walks on the roads around the campground with our dog, Ted.

The campground has more amenities than one would expect in the wilderness. The attached village has laundry services, restaurants, a general store and a marina.

Grayson Highlands State Park

Woman hiking by wild horses.

Location: Mouth of Wilson, VA

Quick Take: Camping with Wild Horses

Grayson Highlands is one of the best state parks on the east coast. The mountainous park has several impressive hiking trails and is home to a herd of wild horses that can often be spotted from the trails.

I love camping and hiking at all state parks, but walking past these adorable wild ponies made this location super memorable.

RVers can camp at the park’s Hickory Ridge Campground, which offers campsites with water and electric service. A camp store and multiple trails are within easy walking distance of the campground.

Best Luxury RV Resorts

While I love camping at state and national parks, it is always a nice change of pace to spend a few nights at a luxury RV resort. The following RV resorts are the cream of the crop.

The Ridge Outdoor Resort

RV campsite with hot tub

Location: Sevierville, TN

Quick Take: The Best Luxury RV Campsites in the US

The Ridge Outdoor Resort, located just three miles from Dollywood, is definitely one of the best luxury RV resorts in the country. It is especially luxurious for campers, like us, who book a Signature Site.

The signature site includes a personal two-person hot tub, a gas grill, an outdoor wood-burning fireplace and an outdoor TV. The luxury glamping experience at The Ridge continues well beyond the campsite.

High-end amenities include a zero-entry swimming pool, a large fitness center, a golf simulator, golf cart rentals, sports courts and a stocked catch and release fishing pond.

Click here to see more RV parks with private hot tubs at the campsites.

Hilton Head National RV Resort

Location: Bluffton, SC

Quick Take: Luxury Resort with an Adults-Only Section

Hilton Head National RV Resort is another top luxury RV park. What really set this RV park apart is that is split into two sections, one of which is reserved for adults-only camping. As a childless couple, we love the ability to enjoy a campground pool without any kids.

The RV park is adjacent to the award-winning championship Hilton Head National Golf Course. The adults-only campsites have views of a lake and the golf course. Amenities include a beach-entry swimming pool, a hot tub and a cocktail bar.

If you have kids, the other half of this resort welcome families and has just as many premium amenities.

Sand Dunes Recreation and RV

Sand Dunes Recreation indoor pool facility.

Location: Hooper, CO

Quick Take: RV Park with Amazing Soaking Pools

Sand Dunes Recreation is a truly unique experience, and personally, one of my favorite RV parks. There are 10 RV sites with water and electric hookups and 10 overflow dry camping sites.

While the RV sites themselves are nothing to write home about, the pool facilities are a luxury experience. Families can enjoy the large outdoor pool with diving boards and on-site grill, but the best feature is the adult-only Greenhouse.

The Greenhouse includes three small soaking tubs with varying temperatures, a 75 foot zero entry pool, a sauna, gardens and an on-site bar with a small plate menu.

This campground is located close to Great Sand Dunes National Park. Soaking in the pools is a real treat after a day of climbing up and down giant sand dunes!

Sugarloaf Key / Key West KOA Holiday

Key WEst campground aerial view.

Location: Summerland Key, FL

Quick Take: Best Waterfront Campsites in North America

Not all KOAs are luxury experiences, but this waterfront RV park is one of the best KOA campgrounds in the country. The adorable RV park has just over 100 campsites, all with full hookups.

For the best views, I highly recommend booking a waterfront patio site with ocean views and direct access to the beach. If you travel with kayaks, there are also waterfront sites that come with their own kayak or paddleboard launch area.

Other resort amenities include a swimming pool, a hot tub, a poolside pub, a snack bar, a private beach, a snack bar and a fun interactive dog park. The campground is also home to a full-service marina where campers can rent boats and kayaks.

4 Paws Kingdom Campground & Dog Resort

Dog in lake at RV campground dog park

Location: Rutherfordton, NC

Quick Take: Luxury RV Park for your Dog

4 Paws Kingdom is a beautiful, wooded campground. While some people may not consider it a luxury RV resort, this unique campground offers a truly premium experience for our four-legged companions, which is why it is Ted’s favorite RV park in the country.

Dogs and their owners can enjoy multiple dog parks, an agility park, a private swimming pond and a doggy grooming station. The location in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains also provides many dog friendly hiking opportunities.

All of their campsites offer full hookups and premium sites also include a fenced yard. The adults-only campground also hosts regular events where campers can socialize and meet other traveling dogs.

Best RV Parks in Cool Places

The RV parks are all amazing places to stay, but my favorite thing about them is their location. Check out my favorite RV camping destinations.

Playa Norte

Beach RV Park in Mexico.

Location: Los Barriles, B.C.S., Mexico

Quick Take: Beachfront RV Park in Baja, Mexico

Our RV trip to Baja, Mexico is one of my all-time favorite adventures. We drove south, stopping along the way to camp on beaches. Then, we spent an unforgettable month at Playa Norte campground in Las Barriles.

The full-service campground is located right on the beach. Kite boarders also frequent this beach, so campers can enjoy a show on the water any day when the wind is blowing.

While in the area, campers can enjoy snorkeling, ATV and horse-back rides, hikes in arroyos and tons of amazing local food. You won’t be roughing it on the beach. This RV park offers full hookups and free Wi-Fi.

Rusty’s RV Ranch

RV campsite at New Mexico RV Park

Location: Rodeo, New Mexico

Quick Take: Stars, Hiking and Goats!

Rusty’s RV Ranch is located in the quiet, remote town of Rodeo, New Mexico just a few miles from the Arizona border. The park has views of both the Peloncillo and Chiricahua Mountain Ranges.

I love Rusty’s for many reasons. In addition to its spacious campsites, Rusty’s has some of the most unique amenities of any RV park we have visited. These one-of-kind features include a duck pond with many birds, including a stunning black swan. Next to the duck pond, is a goat pen with some adorable campground residents.

Because of its remote location with few other buildings around, Rusty’s RV Ranch also offers some of the darkest skies in the country. Be sure to stay up until dark and turn all of your outdoor lights off, so you can enjoy the incredible night skies. 

Rusty’s also happens to be just a short drive from one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited–Cave Creek Canyon. This hidden gem is filled with spectacular cliffs, flowing streams and abundant wildlife.

Many visitors refer to Cave Creek Canyon as “Arizona’s Yosemite.” It’s also known for its spectacular birding, so don’t forget to look up while hiking in the area.

Maverick Ranch RV Park

RV Site a Maverick RV Ranch in Texas

Location: Lajitas, TX

Quick Take: West Texas Beauty with an Epic On-Site Hike

Big Bend is one of my favorite national parks, and Maverick RV Ranch is the only luxury RV resort near the park. This RV park is truly an oasis in the Texas desert. The campground offers 100 RV sites with full hookups.

Amenities at the RV park include a clubhouse, a swimming pool and a fenced-in dog park. However, since the RV park is part of the larger Lajitas Golf Resort, campers have access to many more amenities.

These resort attractions include a scenic 18-hole golf course, a spa, clay shooting, a stable with trails rides, a fitness center, a pizzeria and a full-service restaurant and saloon.

However, the most memorable part of the campground is the views A mesa creates a incredible natural backdrop, and brave campers can attempt the long hike to the top (it took us eight hours but was totally worth it). After dark, the stargazing is some of the best in the country.

Ramblin’ Redwoods Campground

Couple and dogs sitting on bench in Redwood forest.

Location: Crescent City, CA

Quick Take: The Best RV Park in my Favorite Destination

Since I have been traveling full-time for the past eight years, people often ask me where they should visit. My answer is aways that I think everyone should visit the Redwood forests in California. I have never been more constantly awe-struck than the first time we spent a month in this area.

Ramblin’ Redwoods Campground is the nicest place to camp near these giant trees. The campground has about 100 RV sites, most of which have full hookups.

Few amenities are needed when you are surrounded by such incredible natural beauty, but Ramblin’ Redwoods still has lots of awesome activities for campers. The park’s facilities include a playground, horseshoe pits, a dog washing area, a camp store and scenic trails.

Kentucky Horse Park Campground

Airstreams at the Kentucky Horse Park RV Campground.

Location: Lexington, KY

Quick Take: The Best RV Park in my Favorite Destination

This campground has been on my road trip bucket list for several years, and we finally visited last year for my birthday. It did not disappoint. The RV campground is attached to the famous equine theme park, and campers receive discounted admission rates.

We had so much fun walking over to the Kentucky Horse Park and seeing all the beautiful horses. There are also a lot of amenities at the campground, including a junior Olympic-size swimming pool, a grocery store and gift shop, and tennis, basketball and volleyball courts.

The campground is pretty big with 260 paved RV campsites with water and electric hookups. Each site is spacious with a grass lawn and plenty of shade trees.

Thanks for reading our guide to the best RV parks in North America. I hope you found some dream destinations to add to your RV bucket list.

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Happy Camping!

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