Because you deserve to be wowed.
You clean eco-friendly. You reduce, reuse, recycle and go as green as you can–all to take good care of Mother Earth. RV camping means its Her turn to take care of you. Scenic RV campgrounds are some of the best way to let Mother Earth pamper you with her spectacular beauty, but not every site is more just a parking lot with a bathhouse. I’ve compiled 50 of the most scenic RV campgrounds Mother Nature has to offer. Disclaimer: Although I surely would like to, I have not yet been to each one to personally guarantee them. So book at your own risk. But isn’t that all part of the adventure? Load up your RV with your own linens, your own food, all your toys and hit the open road in search of Mother Nature.
People camp for lots of reasons: to spend time with family, to get away from it all, for the community at campgrounds. But my favorite reason is scenery. Fresh air and unabashed beauty are like a Lover to the soul. Whether you fancy majestic mountains, a sunny beach, a serene lake, or staggering desert views, you can find it at these scenic RV campgrounds. I’ve divided them into four categories: mountain, coastal, lake/river, and desert, and every listing is hyperlinked (yeah, that was a lot of work, but you’re worth it!). Click, dream, and make your reservation right here.
Mountain camping feels like an exciting trek to me. As the road takes me further away from the city, higher and higher up into the pines, my mood rises right up with the elevation. Colorado is easily my favorite for mountain RV camping, but I’m biased: I live there. In this list you’ll find the most scenic mountain RV camping in Colorado, Alaska, Montana, Wyoming, New Hampshire, Indiana, Tennessee and Oregon–including one resort that’ll leave you higher than all the rest. Stoner RV Park in Stoner, Colorado is of one few 420-friendly RV resorts in the United States.
Denali Grizzly Resort – Alaska
Manor RV Park – Estes Park, Colorado
Stoner RV Park – Stoner, Colorado
Mountain Views at Rivers Edge Resort – Creede, Colorado
Rocky Mountain National Park – Glacier Basin Campground, Colorado
Moraine Park Campground, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
Glacier National Park – Apgar Campground, Montana
Yellowstone National Park – Grant Village Campground, Wyoming
Signal Mountain Campground, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
Glen Ellis Family Campground, Glen, New Hampshire
Brown County State Park, Nashville, Indiana
Elkmont Campground, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Silver Falls State Park, Salem, Oregon
Walking along the beach with the ocean lapping at your toes is the quintessential American getaway, and there’s hardly a better way to sun and sand than RV camping. This list features the most scenic beach and coastal RV campgrounds on both the Pacific and Atlantic sides. Whether you like to catch the hot summer sun or just avoid crowds in the cooler off-season, in this list you’ll find scenic RV campgrounds just waiting to woo the beach-lover in you.
Camp Gulf Holiday Travel Park – Destin, Florida
Sunshine Key RV Resort & Marina, Florida Keys, Florida
Space Coast RV Resort, Rockledge, Florida
South Beach Campground – off Highway 101, Washington
Kenanna RV Park, Grayland, Washington
Olympic National Park – Mora Campground, Washington
Sea Perch RV Resort – Yachats, Oregon
Sea and Sand RV Park, Depoe Bay, Oregon
Moorings Oceanfront Resort – Belfast, Maine
Bar Harbor/Oceanside KOA, Bar Harbor, Maine
Silver Strand State Beach – Coronado, California
Pirate Cove Resort – Needles, California
Paradise by the Sea RV Resort, Oceanside, California
Pismo Coast Village Resort, Cayucos, California
Seashore Campsites & RV Resort, Cape May, New Jersey
Lakewood Camping Resort, Myrtle Beach, South Caroline
Ocean Lakes Family Campground, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Hampton Beach State RV Park, Hampton Beach, New Hampshire
Delaware Seashore State Park, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Rivers and lakes immediately bring to mind both serenity and playtime: There’s a peaceful zen to watching the sun caress a lake’s glassy surface or listening to a babbling river’s lullaby. A more playful zen awaits those who enjoy water sports, like skiing, SCUBA, rafting, kayaking, or fishing. Not concentrated in any one geographical area, these scenic RV campgrounds feature rivers and lakes dotting the map from Washington to Florida. Many also feature mountain, beach, or desert beauty, so they offer a lot of scenic bang for the buck.
Grand Teton National Park – Colter Bay RV Park, Wyoming
Along The River RV Park, Ruidoso, New Mexico
Lower Pines Campground, Yosemite National Park, California
Lodgepole Campground, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Washington
Eighth Lake Campground, Inlet, New York
Wilderness State Park, Carp Lake, Michigan
Indiana Dunes National Park, Porter, Indiana
Canning Creek Cove Park, Council Grove, Kansas
Grand Marais Recreation Area, Grand Marais, Minnesota
Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores, Alabama
DeSoto State Park, Fort Payne, Alabama
Grayton Beach State Park, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Blue Spring State Park, Orange City, Florida
Lake Bruin State Park, St. Joseph, Louisiana
Greenbrier River Campground, Alderson, West Virginia
The desert gets a bad wrap for being hot, dry, and inhospitable. And while is IS, it’s also a showstopping feast for the eyes, featuring every color across the pallet. The desert is a sacred place for connoisseurs of impossible rock formations and gourmet sunsets and sunrises, but to really enjoy them, campers must be prepared for scorching as well as freezing temperatures. That’s part of what makes RV camping–with easy refuge from desert extremes at wee hours–so special. As you might guess, the best scenic RV campgrounds for desert beauty are in Arizona, Utah, and California.
Kaibob Camper Village, Grand Canyon, Arizona
Rancho Sedona RV Park, Sedona, Arizona
Grand Canyon National Park – Trailer Village RV Park, Arizona
Capitol Reef National Park – Fruita Campground, Utah
Zion National Park – Watchman Campground, Utah
Devil’s Garden Campground, Arches National Park, Utah
Bryce Canyon National Park – North Campground, Utah
Furnace Creek Campground, Death Valley National Park, California
You’ve worked hard to be eco-friendly to Mother Earth; now let Her pamper you with her spectacular beauty. Wherever your scenic RV campgrounds tour takes you this season, Pro-Tek wishes you a relaxing adventure! You’ve earned it. If you go to any of the sites we’ve listed, upload your photos to our Facebook page.
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