The Northeast region of the U.S. has everything from countless small, charming towns, unforgettable forest scenery, sparkling coastlines, and several major cities. The density of the area makes camping in this region unlike any other in the U.S. If you’re ready to look beyond the seaside towns and populous metro areas of the Northeast, take to the road and try one of these 10 excellent Northeast campgrounds.
Maine has some of the best camping in the Northeast, hands-down. Here are two camping spots to check out!
1. Wilderness Edge Campground
This family-friendly RV park and campground boasts tent sites, RV sites, and even cabins to be the perfect home base for your Mt. Katahdin area adventures. Baxter State Park is only 15 minutes away to ensure your family is right in the middle of some of the best remote wilderness that the Northeast region has to offer. Take advantage of the shuttle into the park if you’d like to leave your RV behind and hike the final miles of the famed Appalachian Trail.
2. Acadia National Park
For those hoping to explore the coastal oasis of Maine’s Acadia National Park, the best place to park your RV or pitch a tent is in one of the park’s three main campgrounds. For RV campers, reserve a spot early at Blackwoods Campground, Seawall Campground, or Schoodic Woods Campground. Enjoy wooded sites that are not far from trailheads or the ocean as you explore one of the most visited national parks in the U.S. You must reserve in advance as there are no first-come, first-served sites on park campgrounds.
If you want to go camping in the Northeast, Connecticut is an awesome place to start.
3. Witch Meadow Lake Family Campground
No matter where you choose to stay in Connecticut, you’ll never be too far from gorgeous landscapes, quaint towns, and sparkling coastline. Tucked away on the southeast side of Connecticut, Witch Meadow Lake sits on more than 100 acres of a wooded park, including the lake itself. The grounds are beautiful, and the staff is all very welcoming. Enjoy amenities such as a heated pool, sports courts, and even a rec hall with video and table games. Be prepared to fall in love as many people who visit once come back again and again.
Massachusetts offers RV travelers several of the best RV campgrounds in the Northeast.
4. Wompatuck Camp Grounds
Located within Wompatuck State Park in Eastern Massachusetts, these campgrounds are among the best in Massachusetts for all that is offered just outside your RV or tent door. There are more than 40 miles of wooded trails to hike and discover beautiful streams, ponds, and forests. It’s a bikers, hikers, and non-motorized boaters paradise located less than one hour from Boston and less than 30 minutes from three different Atlantic coast beaches.
5. Martha’s Vineyard Family Campground
Martha’s Vineyard Family Campground is the place to explore all that this island has to offer from the comfort and convenience of your own RV. Tent campers are welcome, but these large, woody campsites come with all of the hookups needed to make the most of your home on wheels. Enjoy stunning beaches and fresh daily seafood, or take to the oak forests for hiking, biking, and more.
You won’t regret traveling to New Hampshire for a Northeast camping trip. It has landscapes and adventure that will have you saying, “Wow!”
6. White Lake State Park
White Lake State Park is one of the biggest campgrounds in the White Mountain National Forest and the perfect place to set up camp in your tent or RV. Situated on the shores of a glacial lake, this campground even boasts a swimming beach. The sites are nestled beneath beautiful old pine trees, but there is plenty of room to maneuver even a large RV. Take to the lake for kayaking or canoeing, or enjoy hiking and snowshoeing (weather permitting) along the miles of trails.
We can’t forget about Rhode Island in our list of the best RV campgrounds in the Northeast.
7. Burlingame State Park
Rhode Island may be the smallest state, but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in a huge number of beautiful campgrounds to get away. Burlingame State Park does not have any hookups, but it does have more than 700 campsites for tents and RVs throughout the park’s over 3,000 acres. Stay here for a chance to unwind completely in the great outdoors while taking in the beautiful Watchaug Pond — don’t let the name fool you; this “pond” is almost 600 acres.
The beautiful state of Delaware holds RV camping opportunities galore. This is our favorite destination for camping in Delaware.
8. Holly Lake Campsites
Holly Lake is a massive campground in eastern Delaware that is less than 10 miles from the Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay. Tent campers and RV’ers rejoice alike, as this campground has hundreds of sites located conveniently near beautiful Delaware beaches and resorts. This is not your average wilderness getaway. Holly Lake Campsites is rich in amenities such as a pool, game room, mini-golf and frisbee golf courses, and even a petting zoo!
The beauty of Vermont shines through this Northeast campground with white pines in all directions.
9. Tree Farm Campground
Tree Farm Campground is a quiet getaway just outside of Springfield, Vermont, and near the New Hampshire border. Each of the campsites is surrounded by towering white pines and is all equipped with full hookups, including cable, Wi-Fi, and septic. Bird watchers are advised to bring binoculars as more than 30 varieties of birds also make a home in this large campground. Hike the on-ground trails, participate in some of the regularly scheduled programs and activities, or make use of the park’s many other family-oriented activities.
New York, New York! Lastly on our list of the best camping in the Northeast is a lesser-known state park with gorgeous waterfalls.
10. Robert H Treman State Park
Niagara Falls is great and also incredibly crowded. If you want to see a beautiful waterfall without all of the touristy circus, Robert H. Treman State Park is the perfect western New York campground to satisfy waterfall seekers and nature lovers. Follow trails to 12 different waterfalls, including Lucifer Falls (over 100 feet tall!), and swim beneath falls in a beautiful pool. Bring your RV or your tent to stay for a couple of days and take in the gorges.
Whether you’re spending some time in one beautiful Northeastern state or making a long road trip to explore the entire region, you can camp and ride comfortably in a Cruise America RV rental. Rent an easy-to-drive and quality inspected RV from one of the many locations across the Northeast. Get started today at CruiseAmerica.com.