When out on an RV road trip, what do you look for in a campground? Some RVers seek out urban campgrounds with amenities to the max... you know, like full hookups, free Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, grills, propane fill-ups, and more. Other travelers don't mind roughing it in more rural surroundings, especially if it means they can save a bit of money.
With so many different kinds of campgrounds out there, you're bound to find the perfect campsite for you on your own — eventually. To help spur your search and make things a lot easier and faster for you, here are (in Cruise America's humble opinion) 20 of the best campgrounds to visit in 2023!
Cruise’s Top 20 Campgrounds for RVers in 2023
There are over 13,000 campgrounds in the U.S. and Canada — too many for anyone to visit in one lifetime. Still, you can try to visit as many as you can; here are several you shouldn't miss.
Sugar Ridge RV Village and Campground (Danville, Vermont)
The 68 acres of Sugar Ridge RV Village and Campground in Vermont are dominated by maple and pine trees — about as bucolic a getaway as can be! With two swimming pools, playgrounds, an arcade, miles of hiking trails, a fishing pond, and both a tennis court and a basketball court, there’s no shortage of activities for guests.
Capacity: 150 RV campsites
More information: Sugar Ridge RV Village and Campground
Pacific City RV & Camping Resort (Cloverdale, Oregon)
At Pacific City RV Resort, the ethereal beauty of the Central Oregon coast opens up for you. Guests enjoy 30 or 50-amp electric hookups and water hookups when they’re done exploring the area. If campground recreation is on your mind, you’re in luck: Guests have access to nearby beaches and can take a dip in the campground’s indoor pool or hit the on-site basketball court!
Capacity: 305 RV sites
More Information: Pacific City RV Resort
Candlestick RV Park (San Francisco, California)
You’ll leave your heart in San Francisco when you head home from Candlestick RV Park in San Francisco. With full hookups, clean showers and restrooms, a grocery store, and a laundromat on-site, this campground in the City by the Bay may very well become your favorite place to stay on the West Coast. If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to book this RV park if you can!
Capacity: 165 RV campsites
More information: Candlestick RV Park
Soledad Canyon RV and Camping Resort (Acton, California)
Soledad Canyon RV Resort is one of the largest RV resorts near Los Angeles, enabling you to enjoy nature while remaining close to the lights, camera, and action of LA. Want to stick close to home? No problem: Curl up with a book in the library, hang out with friends and family in the clubhouse, or get in a game of mini golf, all without leaving the resort.
Capacity: 854 campsites (hundreds of RV spaces)
More information: Soledad Canyon RV and Camping Resort
Rancho Sedona RV Park (Sedona, Arizona)
People come to Sedona for many different reasons: To see the red rocks, to visit a vortex, to go hiking, and more. For those who plan on more than just a day trip to Sedona in an RV, Rancho Sedona RV Park has full hookups, showers, and access to trails, along with laundry facilities and a pet area for your furry friend.
Capacity: 71 RV campsites
More information: Rancho Sedona RV Park
Trailer Village RV Park (Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona)
The Grand Canyon is a classic American West travel destination, but as popular as it is, RV camping options there are fairly limited - which is why, if visiting this spectacular wonder of the world, you need to book a stay at the Trailer Village RV Park. It’s open year-round, has full hookups, and it’s the only RV park within Grand Canyon National Park itself. Plan ahead, and book your stay well in advance (up to a year in advance is recommended!).
Capacity: 123 RV campsites
More information: Trailer Village RV Park
Tucson/Lazydays KOA Resort (Tucson, Arizona)
KOA resorts are renowned for their amenities, and the Tucson/Lazydays KOA Resort is no exception. The Tucson/Lazydays KOA has something for every member of your travel party. There’s a nine-hole putting green for you and the kids, a bar and grill for the adults, and three off-leash dog parks for your furry family members. Want to see the area? Saguaro National Park is close by!
Capacity: 411 RV campsites
More information: Tucson/Lazydays KOA Resort
Top of the Hill RV Resort (Boerne, Texas)
Top of the Hill RV Resort is perhaps most famous for its annual "Turkey in a Trashcan" event, a sort of potluck for Thanksgiving. Bring your own contributions and share in the half-dozen turkeys roasted over open-fire trash cans! And by the way, this RV resort is convenient to local attractions like Sea World, Six Flags, and the San Antonio River Walk.
Capacity: 103 RV campsites
More information: Top of the Hill RV Resort
Rio Grande Village RV Campground (Big Bend National Park, Texas)
Whether or not a visit to Big Bend National Park was on your agenda, booking a few nights at the Rio Grande Village Campground will put it there! Winter is a particularly great time to visit, as it’s not during peak travel season, and the weather is better than elsewhere. Be sure to book a space ahead of time since reservations are required.
More information: Rio Grande Village RV Campground
Dallas/Arlington KOA Holiday (Arlington, Texas)
Whether you’re in the Dallas/Fort Worth area to take in Six Flags over Texas, Legoland, or a Cowboys game, the Dallas/Arlington KOA Holiday is the place to hang your hat in between activities. Never worry about running out of what you need thanks to the camp store, fill up with propane, or sit back and enjoy the complimentary cable TV and Wi-Fi. When your doggo needs to stretch his legs, take him over to the on-site dog park!
Capacity: 170 RV campsites
More information: Dallas/Arlington KOA Holiday
French Quarter RV Resort (New Orleans, Louisiana)
Laissez les bons temps rouler at the French Quarter RV Resort, smack dab in downtown New Orleans. There’s a French Quarter-style courtyard, pool, hot tub, and gazebo bar on-site, along with 20/30/50 amp electric hookups, a laundry room, and recreation facilities. You also get Big Easy’s water and sewer connections, a definite plus for however long you’re there.
Capacity: 52 RV campsites
More information: French Quarter RV Resort
Delaware Seashore State Park Campgrounds (Rehoboth Beach, Delaware)
Delaware Seashore State Park is a great place to go hiking, bird-watching, fishing, kayaking, and swimming…and, of course, camping! Hundreds of RV spaces are available between the north and south inlets (with the latter having more spaces overall). You’re steps away from an early morning surf (or surf-fishing experience) when you camp overnight at Delaware Seashore State Park.
Capacity: 227 RV campsites
More information: Delaware Seashore State Park Campgrounds
Mountain View RV Park (Columbia Falls, Montana)
Big Sky Country is on full display all day at Mountain View RV Park, located 30 minutes away from Glacier National Park. Wake up with the free coffee, warm up with a game on the basketball court, or stretch for the day ahead out on the grass. They offer full hookups and sell drinks and other supplies you may need in the office. Be sure to bring a neck pillow along, ‘cause the stars at night are somethin’ else!
Capacity: 45 RV campsites
More information: Mountain View RV Park
Coeur d’Alene RV Park (Coeur d’Alene, Idaho)
RV visitors to northern Idaho’s Farragut State Park swear by Coeur d’Alene RV Park, open from late April to mid-October each year. Wake up to lake and mountain views, and at night stay warm by the light of a campfire fueled with free firewood. If you need a taste of city life, Coeur d’Alene is 15 minutes away by car.
Capacity: 100 RV campsites
More information: Coeur d’Alene RV Park
Vogel State Park Campground (Blairsville, Georgia)
Vogel State Park is one of Georgia’s most popular state parks, offering swimming, boating, and fishing experiences for visitors; if you’re from out of state, you have to go. And for those who want to stay close to the action overnight to enjoy in full again the next day, book a site at the Vogel State Park Campground. Wake up and head out in the morning to the park’s hiking trails!
Capacity: 138 RV campsites
More information: Vogel State Park Campground
Zion River Resort RV Campground (Virgin, Utah)
Zion River Resort RV Campground is minutes away from Zion National Park — if you haven’t been, then what’re you waiting for? As for the campground itself, they offer full hookups, a camp store, laundry facilities, and a clubhouse, making Zion River Resort a great home away from home while in the Beehive State.
Capacity: 131 RV campsites
More information: Zion River Resort RV Campground
Bluewater Key RV Resort (Key West, Florida)
The weather doesn’t get much better year-round for RVers than at Bluewater Key RV Resort, down in Key West, Florida. At Bluewater Key RV Resort, you get full hookups and laundry facilities, and you’re close to the Shipwreck Museum, Hemingway House, and numerous boating, fishing, and snorkeling opportunities where the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean meet. Bring along your four-legged family members, as it’s a pet-friendly luxury campground!
Capacity: 81 RV campsites
More information: Bluewater Key RV Resort
General Burnside Island Campground (General Burnside Island State Park, Kentucky)
Golfers aren’t the only people who’ll enjoy a stay at General Burnside Island Campground, in Kentucky, but one of the biggest features of General Burnside Island State Park is the 18-hole golf course…so those interested are in for a treat. General Burnside Island State Park is the only island park in Kentucky, so stay the night and fish in the Cumberland River!
Capacity: 102 RV campsites
More information: General Burnside Island Campground
Redstreak Campground (Kootenay National Park, Alberta, Canada)
Redstreak Campground, in Alberta’s Kootenay National Park, has a variety of campgrounds available for guests from late April to early October each year: You have your choice of full hookups, unserviced campgrounds, and electric-only hookup sites; whichever you choose will depend on what style of adventurer you are!
Capacity: 242 RV campsites
More information: Redstreak Campground (Kootenay National Park)
Living Forest Oceanside Campground & RV Park (Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada)
Vancouver Island is flush with opportunities for exploration, and Living Forest Oceanside Campground and RV Park provides a perfect base camp from which to set out and see it for yourself. Living Forest offers campers hundreds of sites on 53 acres that they can enjoy in a forested setting; come when the weather is nice, and take advantage of the gourmet coffee deck that looks out over the water.
Capacity: 206 RV campsites
More information: Living Forest Oceanside Campground & RV Park
Tips for Booking RV Campgrounds in 2023
Depending on where you're traveling to and when RV campgrounds can fill up quickly — even months in advance! So, don't leave things to chance when planning a road trip: Look up a campground's website and check their availability for when you'll be there.
Want to stay at a campground only open seasonally? Double-check when they open for reservations and book as soon as you can!
Visit the Top 20 Campgrounds of 2023 with Cruise!
The campgrounds listed above all have their own advantages, benefits, and charms, but there's likely a piece of the puzzle still missing: Do you know what kind of RV you'll take to visit them? Luckily, finding the perfect RV is a much easier task than finding the perfect campground...especially when you go with Cruise America.
Cruise America's fleet of modern RVs can get you to wherever you want to go in comfort, style, and safety. For more than 50 years, Cruise has helped campers find the best RVs and campgrounds where they can stay with them. Get in touch with Cruise America today to get on the road and get camping!