Warmer weather will be approaching soon, which can be the perfect excuse to start planning an extended RV trip. If you have kids, their spring break might prove the perfect time to take your RV out and hit the road for a few days. Or, you could be coming to the end of a long winter are might be looking for a good way to shake your cabin fever. Not matter the reason for wanting to hit the road, and RV trip offers a great way to explore the country and spend a lot of quality time outdoors. Not sure where to visit on your road trip? While the possibilities are endless, here are a few suggestions for RV parks and campgrounds to visit in destinations around the country.
Key West, Florida
The Florida Keys might not be the first location that comes to mind when you think of where to take an RV, but some RV parks offer a great proximity to the water, which will likely be a welcome change from the miles of road you’ll cover throughout your trip. Boyd’s Key West Campground and Sunshine Key RV Resort and Marina are two RV parks that let you rest your wheels while enjoying the waterfront. Both facilities feature swimming pools and nearby activities that include scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing, and all the activities that Key West has to offer.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
If you want to enjoy being waterfront but can’t make it all the way down to Florida, Myrtle Beach might offer a more accessible way to enjoy what the beach has to offer. Lakewood Camping Resort offers visitors the chance to enjoy oceanfront or lakeside campgrounds, complete with slides and a lazy river to keep your kids (or yourself) occupied during the daytime. Ocean Lakes also offers activities oceanfront RV parking with plenty of activities to keep the family entertained. The campground feature a pool, a mini-golf course, volleyball courts, shuffleboard, basketball, and even a facility that allows visitors to rent bikes to see more of Myrtle Beach.
Traveling the California coast would be a great road trip, and doing the drive in an RV would be even better so you can make some great stops along the way. If you’re starting at northern part of the state, Durango RV Resort in Red Bluff, California, offers a deluxe RV experience for travelers. Right next to the Sacramento River, the resort offers a lap pool and spa; outdoor fireplaces and fire pits; bocce courts, horseshoe, and paddle tennis courts; and spa services to work out those knots and aching muscles from sitting in the RV all day.
If you’re visiting southern California, Chula Vista RV Resort in San Diego Bay is adjacent to a marina and landscaped parks. In addition to the parks and marina right next to the location, Chula Vista is also next to several golf courses. If you prefer to stay closer to the park, the RV resort also features a pool, fitness room, and bike rentals and baths nearby so you can take in all San Diego has to offer.
If you want to travel a little further up the West Coast, Colville National Forest in Washington features 1.1 million acres of forest that are home to three mountain ranges. The forest features 496 miles of hiking trails, mountain biking, horse trails, lakes, and wildlife, such as bears, eagles, and cougars. Because of the mountainous terrain, you probably won’t want to take your RV through the forest without first researching the pitch for the different terrains you’ll be covering.
As appealing as ocean views might be while traveling, not everyone is going to be able to make it to the East or West Coast on their RV trip. Luckily, there are great travel destinations through the heartland that you can visit on your RV adventure. If you are looking for a great destination in Texas, Bentsen Palm Village RV Resort is consistently considered among the highest rated RV parks near the Rio Grande. In addition to miles of hiking and biking courses to enjoy the outdoors, Bentsen offers a woodshop, dog agility course, and kayak and canoe tours on the Rio Grande.
If you are passing through Oklahoma, Checotah/Lake Eufaula West KOA offers fishing, boating, swimming, skiing, and wakeboarding on its campground. There is also a golfing facility located a few miles away, and the Cherokee Heritage Center is located nearby for any history buffs in your family.
For travelers making their way through Michigan, Ludington State Park is great not only for RV trips, but also for anyone who enjoys being outdoors. Known for its hiking, fishing, and biking, the park offers 7 miles of Michigan shoreline for you to enjoy the great outdoors. There are eight marked trails that span 18 miles, and the park also features a canoe path along Hamlin Lake Beach.
If you are looking for a more rugged place to spend your RV vacation, try the Mark Twain National Forest in Rolla, Missouri. This forest features 1.5 million acres of forest to explore with 16 campsites that offer RV parking. The forest features 742 miles of horseback riding, hiking, biking, ATV trails, fishing, swimming, and canoeing. Campers can also go caving during certain portions of the year, as long as the caves aren’t close to protect the bat population.