National parks make some of the best road trip or camping vacations. Reconnecting with the outdoors in some of the most beautiful scenery in the country is not only relaxing, but absolutely good for the soul! These RV-Friendly National Park Campgrounds are on our bucket list for not only the scenic factor, but for being known as a perfect place to rest your RV! These National Parks – and their campgrounds, are nothing but ordinary!
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5 RV-Friendly National Park Campgrounds
If natural beauty is what you are after, this South Texas National Park delivers just that! Think wind-carved limestone desert meets hundreds of wildlife and cactus species. Big Bend National Park boasts 3 RV-friendly campgrounds, with additional roadside camping that can accommodate RVs. You will find 25 sites with hookups for your RV or Camper at the Rio Grande Village Campground, located in the National Park.
Campsites at Big Bend National Park costs on average $14 and may include additional fees for dump stations or water.
Tips: Check the length restrictions at the campground you are interested in. Some campgrounds and spaces can only accommodate smaller recreational vehicles.
What better spot to feel like you are one with nature in the middle of the Badlands?! Cedar Pass Campground will make your fantasies of roaming where the buffalos roam come true! Cedar Pass Campground takes reservations for up to 14-day stays and offers electric only hookups at all RV spaces. Bonus – the campground is within walking distance to the Cedar Pass Restaurant where you can grab a hot meal if you want a treat one night!
Tips: Be sure to fill up your water tanks prior to visiting the National Park as there are no water hookups on site. Dump stations are available for an additional charge.
Hello desert oasis! This stunning adobe-colored backdrop is the perfect space to spend a little time hiking and exploring with your RV. Fruita Campground features 64 RV-friendly sites that can be reserved ahead of time. While the campground doesn’t offer hookups, you will have access to a dump station and non-potable water at two locations within the campground. The campground also offers comfort stations – just beware, they don’t have showers!
RV-friendly campsites at Fruita Campground will run you about $20 per night.
Tips: Use the map on their website – it provides dimensions for each camping space. This will help you decide which space is best for your rig!
Wow! Who wouldn’t want to take a trip to Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas? Thermal Pools? Sign me up! This natural beauty is stunning – it doesn’t hurt that their campground is quite accommodating to the RV traveler either. Gulpha Gorge Campground offers full hookups at every spot! 30 AMP or 50 AMP!
Campsites at Gulpha Gorge Campground in Hot Springs National Park will cost around $30. Reservations are not accepted.
Tips: Plan a Monday or mid-week arrival. Since you can’t make a reservation, you may have a better chance of snagging a space if you aren’t constrained to weekend arrival. Plan to use the shower in your RV or travel trailer – the comfort station only offers restrooms.
The mountain ranges in Virginia are absolutely beautiful – and the developed campsites here are nestled deep in the forest. Most of the campsites at the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, with the exception of Dundo Group Campground are RV-friendly. Just don’t forget your generator – there are no hookups at any of these campgrounds (you will find non-potable water and dump stations at all but Dundo and Lewis).
Campsites at Shenandoah National Park run about $15-$20, but may vary depending on season and campground.
Tips: Pack the bug spray! Take advantage of the comfort stations to conserve water and fuel for your generator.
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