For many families in America, camping during the summer months is a time-honored tradition. For generations, we have adventured into the great outdoors, pitching tents or sleeping directly under the stars. Today, we still have the ability to experience nature as we always have … but with some of the modern conveniences of home in a RV rental
. Here are seven of our top vacation destinations for families camping in a RV this summer.
Spring Drive RV Campground: Maupin, Oregon
The Pacific Northwest may be best known for rainy days but what you may not know is that the summer months in Oregon are perfect for camping. Located within the boundaries of the Mt. Hood National Forest, Spring Drive RV Campground
is popular among outdoor enthusiasts. Families can camp under the towering pines and hike through the forest where guests often stumble upon lakes, mountain streams and a variety of great picnic spots. If you can, take a drive to check out the half-mile alpine slide and other activities at the Mt. Hood Adventure Park at Skibowl
Full hookups are available, and Spring Drive’s single-family RV sites feature grass or paved parking surfaces.
Old Chatham Road RV Resort: South Dennis, Massachusetts
This luxury RV resort
is situated in the heart of Cape Cod and is an ideal destination for the ocean lover. Just two miles from the Atlantic Ocean, you can spend your days playing by the sea or enjoy one of the many amenities provided at resort. Guests can use the onsite swimming pool, volleyball and basketball courts, horseshoes, billiards and playground.
Located on 55-acres of woodland and within day-trip distance to Martha’s Vineyard, Old Chatham Road RV Resort is truly the ultimate vacation destination for families looking for an all-inclusive experience.
Wheeler Gorge Campground
Wheeler Gorge Campground: Ojai, California
is another ideal site located within a National Forest. As part of the Los Padres National Forest grounds, campers are welcome to explore the forest on their own or take a guided tour with a park ranger. Insider tip: the nearby Matilija Creek and swimming hole are great for cooling off on warm summer days.
The campsite’s RV spaces are paved and can accommodate vehicles up to 35 feet long – that’s big enough to fit Cruise America’s largest RV rental.
Jellystone Park™: Larkspur, Colorado
Your kids will love this Yogi Bear-themed RV resort
near Rocky Mountain National Park. From RV sites to furnished cottages, this campground features numerous amenities while also being nestled in the mountains. The kids can meet Yogi and his friends, go gem mining onsite, watch a movie at the Cindy Bear™ Movie Theater, take a hayride and more.
RV spots throughout the 100-acre resort offer various levels of hookups so be sure you pick the best spot to suit your family’s needs.
Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort: Santa Claus, Indiana
This holiday-themed campground
has been featured as a top vacation destination for families by Readers Digest, TravelChannel.com and U.S. News & World Report. Full of family-friendly activities, Lake Rudolph features Santa’s Splashdown Waterpark, multiple splash pads, mini golf and kayaking, to name a few. It is also the closest campground to the Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari theme park
– perfect for a day of family fun.
Lake Rudolph offers three types of RV sites ranging from gravel spots to deluxe concrete pads with patios. All options include full hookups, a fire ring and free Wi-Fi.
Photo by Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort
Buffalo Lake Camping Resort: Montello, Wisconsin
If you’re looking for a place to spend the summer camping with your family for years to come, Buffalo Lake
is the spot for you. This campground embodies the summer camp spirit with plenty of interactive activities to get you interacting with fellow campers. Onsite bike rentals, swimming pool, playgrounds and outdoor games – like corn hole – are all available to guests.
Buffalo Lake features 45 generously sized RV overnight campsites. Most include electric service and cable TV.
Ocean Lakes Family Campground
Ocean Lakes Family Campground: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
encompasses 310 acres with nearly a mile of beachfront property. With more than 850 campsites, this is the largest campground on the east coast. Putting the “resort” in RV resort, visit the Sandy Harbor Family Center for a special treat. This campground waterpark features a lazy river, kids splash zone play area, snack shack, mini golf and full calendar of entertainment and special events.
The pull-though RV campsites are located off paved roads and guests can request oceanfront, lakeside or shaded spots.
Photo Credit: Ocean Lakes Family Campground
Summer Vacation Destinations for Families
Make your vacation anything but boring this summer at one of these top destinations for families. Combine the natural adventure that comes with RV camping and the great amenities provides at these travel hot spots and your kids will look forward to the annual camping trip for years to come.