Vacation is one of the greatest aspects of summer, and the opportunities are endless in where you can head off to for a week or so. But for those of us who prefer to hit the open road with our RV or Campers, the world is truly our oyster. While there are countless RV Vacation Destinations around the United States that offer awesome trails, great amenities, and varying activities for you and the family, there are five that we rank as some of the best based on your level of rustic.
For the Rustic Outdoors Type
Yosemite National Park
As one of the most popular tourist destinations, Yosemite National Park in California offers a variety of hiking trails—including waterfall tours, historical tours, fishing, backpacking, wine events, golfing, horseback riding and so much more. But if you’re looking for a full hook-up RV park, then this is not the place for you.
Yosemite allows generators and has dumping stations with fresh water available, but lacks any hook-up sites close to the park. Meaning, no water, no sewer, and no electrical. This RV destination truly gives you the rustic, night under the stars, off-the-grid getaway you may be seeking. Between all the trails, fun, and beautiful sites though, it is definitely well worth it.
Crater Lake National Park
Located in Southern Oregon, Crater Lake National Park offers a unique different camping excursion — year round snow. Except for a small window between July and August, snow falls and is on the ground almost every day of the year, but it only adds to the gorgeous view of the lake and it’s surrounding landscape.
It is the fifth oldest national park in the country, so it isn’t any surprise that there isn’t much for RV hook-ups in the area, but some are still available. Take a scenic drive around the lake, check out the extensive trail system including waterfall trails, fish, take boat tours and so much more! The view is enough to pull you away from the cell phone and into the world of nature.
For the Half-Rustic, Half-Plugged-In Type
Acadia National Park
Whether you stay directly in Acadia National Park in Maine or a little outside in Bar Harbor, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Offering both full hook-up sites and no hook-up sites, depending how far away from civilization you roam, Acadia National Park provides an opportunity to experience one of the most beautiful areas on the East Coast.
With climbing trails of the gorgeous Cadillac Mountains, the Atlantic Ocean, and trails galore, there is so much to do. Enjoy hiking, biking, fishing, and canoeing in the various lakes and trails in Acadia. Or, check out boat cruises, lunch cruises, or park tours by trolley or carriage. It truly is an experience of a lifetime.
Lake George in the Adirondack Mountains of New York can give you as much or as little as you desire. There are full hook-up sites close to shopping, restaurants, and more of a plugged-in feel, or there are sites with no hook-ups at all. Some places even offering heated pools, arcades, family-friendly sing-along parties, and more. Whatever you’re looking for, you can find at Lake George
Enjoy the more wilderness side of RV camping with fishing, hiking, boating, canoeing, and more. Or, switch it up, heading out for parasailing, wineries, distilleries, shopping, the Frankenstein Wax Museum, Magic Forest Theme Park, or Water Slide World. It’s a full-family adventure in the Adirondacks, waiting for you.
For the All Inclusive RV Camper
Fort Wilderness Walt Disney World
For those of us who enjoy camping, but also enjoy having every possible amenity at your finger tips, drive down to the Fort Wilderness Walt Disney World Campground in Orlando Florida. They offer a variety of sites all with complete hook-up for you and the family. They offer the fun wilderness activity of camping including fishing, boating, hiking, fire-side fun, but also within the distance of Walt Disney World Theme Parks, shopping, the city of Orlando and so much more.
Enjoy a camp sing-along, dining experiences at the Great Wilderness Lodge, the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Review, Mickey’s Backyard BBQ. Camping at Walt Disney World is a luxury in itself, with a world of family fun for you and the kids!