When summer arrives, it’s important to know where the best camper campsites are in your area. Here are a few you can visit during your car trip this summer.
Anchoring the Dandridge Campground, Tennessee
Beverly Beach Camptown RV Resort Flagler Beach, Florida
Large meadows of Stanly campsite, Virginia
Briar Point Campground in Roanoke, West Virginia
Cloudland Canyon Rising Fawn State Park, Georgia
Creekside Camping Edinburg, Virginia
Crooked River State Park St Marys, Georgia
Gulf Shores Gulf State Park Campground, Alabama
Hilton Head Island Motorcoach Resort Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Myakka River State Park Sarasota, Florida
Ocracoke National Park Campground Ocracoke, North Carolina
Shenandoah River State Park Bentonville, Virginia
Stone Mountain Park Stone Mountain, Georgia
Andrews State Park Panama City, Florida
Tickfaw State Park Springfield, Louisiana
Trackrock Blairsville Campground and Stables, Georgia
Williamsburg KOA Williamsburg, Virginia
All of these campsites are great in their own way, and I’m going to delve into each one and discuss what makes them so unforgettable.
Anchor Down Campground – Dandridge, Tennessee
Some might consider this place not to be really a campsite because of all the amenities. There probably are. There are so many things to enjoy here, among others
Complete connections on each site
Jet ski rental
Cable TV connections
Garbage collection on site
And much more !
It really is a great place to go. It is located by a lake, which allows your children to get tired while playing and frolicking, while you sit and relax.
Anchor Down is a place where animals are welcome and there is so much to do that you will never be bored!
Beverly Beach Camptown RV Resort – Flagler Beach, Florida
I love the beach, and most human beings too. I also like going to new places in my motorhome. Why not combine the two!
This place has public baths, laundry facilities, and most importantly: the beach!
Why not take your children to the beach to enjoy the sun and the sand! Some people don’t think about this kind of camping, but they do exist. This place has 1,500 feet of waterfront dedicated to the park, so it’s fantastic for people who want a waterfront property and who have a camper.
Big Meadows Campground – Stanley Virginia
Admire the magnificent sunset in the surroundings of this park
Although there are no specific connections for recreational vehicles, there is plenty of room for recreational vehicles. They also have black water emptying stations, so it’s not a problem if you only stay for a few days. However, they offer electricity on several of their sites
What makes this park great is the lush forests and access to several waterfalls which are only a short walk away.
Shenandoah has over 500 miles of trails, including 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail. If you like hiking, this place is your second home. There is so much room for an adventure you will be talking about all your life.
I heard some people call this place “My favorite place on earth”. It’s really beautiful and new, so go check out this place.
Briar Point Campground – Roanoke, West Virginia
This campsite is actually located inside a seaside resort, and it could therefore be a little expensive for some. However, it is equipped with complete connections for your motorhome and there is a lot to do.
This resort is full of activities, and the lake offers excellent fishing! West Virginia is known for the thickness of its forests, and the region around it is no different. If you like hiking and adventure, this is the place for you. So much to do with so little time!
Although at the wrong time of year, this place is still as beautiful
YouTube is full of people showing off the huge fish they just caught, so it’s a fisherman’s dream. If you can, bring your canoe here and see if you can catch the dream fish.
Who knows, it might be your new favorite fishing spot.
They rent their sites on a first come, first served basis, so book early.
Cloudland Canyon State Park – Rising Fawn, Georgia
This place is located in one of the most beautiful places in Georgia, and has so much to do. The landscape is full of lush forests and large canyons to get lost in the adventure! Here are some of the things that this park offers:
Biking – 30 miles of trails
Canyon Climbers ClubCaving – caves open in April, June-July and September-October
Hiking – 64 miles of trails
Horse riding – 16 miles of trails
Weddings – park approval required
Wild cave tours and guided hikes with G3 Adventures
Bicycle rental ($ 35 for half a day / $ 55 for a day)
I love places that offer many possibilities like this. The options for adventure are your best friend when you are camping, and therefore the places with the most options are the best places.
Spend some time with each activity and you could say goodbye to your whole summer!
You will find more information about this beautiful place at the bottom of my list
Creekside Campground – Edinburg, Virginia
It’s such a cool site. It looks like a “Mom and Pop” store, but it has all the amenities:
Large, user-friendly platform
Toilets with showers
Digital cable television
Wi-Fi fiber optic
within walking distance of town
Storage of recreational vehicles
Gravel and grass sites
Lots of shade
Pavilion for collective use
Pets are allowed on a leash
Laundromat in town
This place has full hookups, and their streamside sites cost only $ 42.12 a week. It’s amazing, isn’t it?
I have so many great memories of camping by the side of a stream, and this place is so beautiful that it could really reinforce this memory factor.
We are motorhomes from central Florida to Nova Scotia. Of all the places we’ve stayed in so far, this is one of our favorite campsites. It is located right at the edge of Stony Creek, and you will hear the wonderful sound of the water gurgling in the background. The facilities are immaculate. Only 36 places to not feel cramped. You can get to town on foot from the campsite. Excellent location for exploring Shenandoah National Park. And don’t miss the Route 11 potato factory.
Billie B, Travel Consultant
In my opinion, this is the kind of place you go if you really want to relax and unwind. I mean, talk about serenity! I really need a place to get rid of all the stress that comes with life, and this is the place to do it.
As Billie B, 36 sites says, this is very little compared to many of the other places on this list, and it means that you will feel more isolated and therefore less stressed.
It is a simple and rather small park, but so many people recommend it to me that it is a must.
Crooked River State Park – St Marys, Georgia
This park is unlike any other and offers many possibilities in terms of motorhome. The best of this place is, of course, the parts of nature that you can explore. Several trails are available, and even a boat dock so you can go fishing in the morning or simply kayak for fun!
Most fleets do not offer more than 50 AMP connections, but this location offers all of the 100 AMP that some recreational vehicles require.
If you like to fish, this is the place for you. Rent a canoe or kayak and put your line in the water early while your family sleeps comfortably in your camper.
In all, it’s 500 acres of happiness. Go ahead and enjoy your stay, I am sure.
Gulf State Park Campground – Gulf Shores, Alabama
This park is so pretty. It is the only word to describe it. It is located right on the beach, there are lots of really cool wildlife and lots of amenities.
If you are looking for a getaway for surfers, this is a great place. It offers so many different activities that you won’t really have a reason to leave. Here is an overview of what they offer:
Kayak and paddleboard rental
A weekly activity program
There are so many things here. It would be a great addition to any travel program.
Especially the parasailing. Who doesn’t want to try this?
Hilton Head Island Motorcoach Resort – Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
This place is very upscale. There are a lot of things to do, and they advertise these amenities:
2 public baths
30/50 Amp connection
Extensive WiFi and cable TV
Two swimming pools
24 hour laundry and exercise room
Fishing dock and boat launching ramp
Water sports on site – Jet skis, kayaks, paddleboards, dolphin excursions, etc.
5-star restaurant on site
Although inexpensive, it is a unique experience that gives you the impression of being on an island while being in your motorhome.
Myakka River State Park – Sarasota, Florida
If you have an animal lover in your camper, then this is the place for you. They offer wildlife pontoon boat tours on the cheap, and you can see tons of wildlife, including massive amounts of alligators! For people from other parts of the country, this type of wildlife is completely foreign.
Can’t you see your son or daughter going crazy over dinosaurs they’ve never seen in the wild? Most of the time, when they are at the zoo, they are lazy and complacent.
These alligators are wild and free! A little more scary than the zoo, but they’re going to be fascinating to watch.
Not to mention the flora and fauna, and you have a beautiful landscape with many places to explore. Some campsites even offer hammocks for those who want to enjoy the shade of local trees.
There is a lot to do here, including but not limited to:
To ride a bike
Thanks to this heap of activities, you will not be bored in this park.
Ocracoke National Park Campground – Ocracoke, North Carolina
This place is amazing. It is a small island off the coast of North Carolina that has great beaches and pretty impressive channels for boats.
The coolest part of this place is its really impressive channels. It’s a small island, but most places are accessible with a small boat because of the waterways. It reminds me of a less developed Venice!
Take your family and come here to a different place than the one you have already seen. It is only accessible by ferry, and some large motorhomes are therefore not allowed to enter it. It’s always unforgettable, for sure.
Shenandoah River State Park – Bentonville, Virginia
This type makes you discover many advantages of the parks
This place doesn’t offer full hookups, but it’s pretty.
When foreigners think of American forests, that’s what they imagine. Really lush forests, with a multitude of different trees and vegetation, combined with a plethora of wild animals.
In my opinion, motorhome trips are best accompanied by a lot of outdoor time, and places like this really encourage this with lots of hikes and other activities.
The river is an ideal place for fishing, kayaking and other activities, while the forest offers many possibilities for adventure.
Stone Mountain Park – Stone Mountain, Georgia
You have to put a little history in there, right?
Stone Mountain is a truly amazing park, not only because of the beauty of the water, but also because of its memorial to the generals of the Civil War!
I love the look of this park. The waters look so alive with their beautiful green color. The forest is so pretty and welcoming.
It’s the highest point for miles, so you’ll have a great view if you’re going to the top by hiking or taking the cable car.
The parks that are centered around an attraction are always a row above the rest in my opinion, and this stone mountain is so cool.
Compared to the rocky mountains, places like this are quite devoid of mountains, but when there is any inclination, it gives great views. I especially like the fact that there is water right next to the mountain. Is it cool?
Do not miss this opportunity ! The views and the fun make this park unforgettable, that’s for sure!
Andrews State Park – Panama City, Florida
Their slogan is “enjoy five distinct ecological landscapes in one place” for good reason. This place is truly amazing, and with the improvements they will make on May 1, 2019, this place will be unforgettable.
Look at these views! It’s amazing, isn’t it?
This water seems so warm and welcoming, who wouldn’t want to add this place to their list?
I know I already have a lot of beaches on this list, but this one stands out for the beauty of the beach. Go and enjoy the hot water and the sun!
Sometimes people forget how fun it can be to play in the sand. If you really want to make this place unforgettable, go play in the sand and in the water with the kids. Get stuck!
Too many adults are bored and stop having fun. Don’t be afraid to have a giant hot tub in the ocean or a sandcastle. Bring a frisbee and go wild. Memories will only last if you make them last. Choose to make a souvenir.
Tickfaw State Park – Louisiana
It is the best image I could find of this park, but as you can see, its beautiful
Some places are just plain pretty, and that’s all they need to be unforgettable. This park belongs to this category. Many people who visit this park do so only because it is very close to New Orleans and they need a place to stay on the way.
They leave the park too early without really enjoying the beauty of everything there. If you look at the drone images above, you will see the potential of what you can experience.
There are great places to canoe and hike in the lush Louisiana nature. Adventure awaits!
Trackrock Campground and Stables – Chattahoochee National Forest, Georgia
Like horses? This is the place for you. This campsite is a family store that offers horseback riding trails and full hook-ups for your recreational vehicle.
If you will read the reviews that people have posted, you will see that they praise this place. Just do a quick Google search and you will see that people say that the campsites are super clean and well maintained, as are the bathrooms that are considered “immaculate”.
There aren’t a lot of places that do these things anymore, but this place does it well. Some children never get the chance to ride a horse, and it may be their chance. Lots of people go camping, but not enough people really interact with nature.
Riding a trail is so much fun and really teaches you what it means to be in contact with an animal. I’m sure a lot of people will read what I say and laugh because they own horses and it may sound cheesy, but for the rest of us who don’t get to ride often, c is really an experience to remember.
Experience horseback riding in some of America’s most beautiful landscapes and create memories that will last!
Williamsburg KOA – Virginia
The KOA is known to be a really consistent campsite for motorhomes, and this one is no different. I want to put a KOA there because they are always of an unforgettable facility. They always have everything you need at a campsite, and they make it easy for you.
They usually have a lot of camping activities, but what really makes them great is that they are cheap for long stays.
If you want to stay in an area for a few weeks, then a KOA is your best choice. Have a nice little welcome base and go on an adventure. These KOAs will feel right at home in no time.
I’ve said it before, but memories are only memorable if you make them that way, and therefore any place can be unforgettable. KOAs may seem super basic, but the fact that you are with your family in a motorhome will generate a lot of memories.
There are so many interactions to be had at any campsite, and therefore even a simple KOA can become unforgettable.
This KOA is close to some really cool colonial sites, and that’s why I put it here. Here are some ariel images of “Williamsburg Colonial”.
My most unforgettable motorhome site:
Cloudland Canyon State Park – The park of my dreams
I’m in love with this park, and I think everyone should go there. There are so many adventures to be had, and that is what motorhome trips are.
There are lots of open spaces for frisbee and other games, but enough trees to allow for secret adventures in the woods. There are small streams everywhere, but above all absolutely breathtaking waterfalls. Check out these magnificent views from just one of the many waterfalls:
It is definitely a place that should be added to any to-do list before you die.
As I am from Colorado, I need some altitude variation on all of my hikes. I’m used to the rocky mountains, where I feel at home. This canyon brings that same rocky mountain feeling as well as lush vegetation that will take your breath away. I like to get lost a little in places like this.
I take the adventure in hand and I find the way to my comfortable motorhome to sleep, then I repeat the process the next day.
This place seems full of adventure, and I want a little.
Have fun going around the world!
What is a good size motorhome for national parks? The average length allowed for recreational vehicles in national parks is 27 feet, but each national park is different. Some parks do not allow recreational vehicles at all, but others allow up to 40 feet in length.
How much do RV campsites cost? Normally, $ 50 allows you to get full hookups for one night, but prices vary depending on location and equipment. It is not uncommon for a small fee, generally less than $ 20, to be collected for a single location where to park a camper without connection.