Best Labor Day Destinations for RV Camping

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We all want to get away for Labor Day weekend, but where to go? Perhaps you’ve had your fill of the quick weekend at the beach hotel, or Las Vegas, or your favorite big city for dining and shopping. 

For a fun, adventure-filled long weekend for couples, friends and families, hit the road in a Cruise America RV rental! RV camping allows you to see the country, tour cities, visit old friends and make new friends … all while experiencing the great outdoors! Add one of these great locations for RV camping over Labor Day to your weekend itinerary.

Montauk Point State Park, Long Island, New York

The surfcasting capital of the world, this park is located on the eastern end of the South Shore of Long Island, offering magnificent vistas of the Atlantic Ocean. It has several unique aspects, including views of the converging tides between the ocean and Block Island Sound when the water is calm. In addition to hanging out at the beach, there are nature trails, local restaurants, seal watching, surf fishing and surfing to experience. Don’t miss the Montauk Lighthouse — it’s the oldest lighthouse in New York state.

There are lots of great locations to park your New York RV rental in and around Montauk, from beach areas to full-service parks with hookups and amenities. One of our favorites is the nearby Hither Hills State Park. Check out Camp New York for other fantastic camping locations in the area.

 Grandfather Mountain State Park, North Carolina

Nestled alongside of the Blue Ridge Parkway 75 miles north of Ashville, this area is known for amazing vistas and unmatched ecological diversity. It also has some of North Carolina’s best hiking trails, covering more than 2,450 acres. Above the park entrance, visitors can experience 360-degree views as they walk across the “Mile High Swinging Bridge” that has been swinging over the mountains for more than 50 years.

If backpacking is your thing, there is access to 12 miles of trails and backpack camping sites from the Profile Trailhead on NC highway 105. Other available activities a nature museum, wildlife habitats, picnicking and numerous events like guided hikes, photography clinics and more.

There are several camping sites close to Grandfather Mountain for your RV rental in North Carolina. Check out Grandfather Campground and Buffalo Camp and RV Park, to name a few.

Anastasia State Park, St. Augustine, Florida

Only a few miles from the community of St. Augustine, this beautiful state park is located across Matanzas Bay on a peninsula of Anastasia Island. The 1600-acre park includes four miles of beautiful beaches, abundant wildlife and lots of family activities.

Campers can take their RV rental in Florida to the park’s 139-site campground, which comes complete with electrical and water hookups. Each site also has a grill and fire ring for those late-night gatherings. 

Activities abound on land and off. Visitors can rent bicycles to explore the area’s trails, or hit the water on kayaks, paddleboards, sailboats and canoes. Thousands of bird watchers flock to the island every year to see laughing gulls, least terns, black skimmers, heron and even bald eagles.

Barr Lake, Colorado

Barr Lake State Park is heaven for the outdoor enthusiast! Just a 30-minute drive from Denver, visitors of all ages can enjoy bicycling, hiking, fishing, boating, horseback riding and, of course, RV camping. And for the naturalists, the park is the headquarters of the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory. The wildlife refuge, complete with viewing stations, allows bird lovers to see more than 350 species of birds including bald eagles and blue herons.

Those that come to fish are treated with 2,000 acres of calm waters and multiple species of fish including small and large-mouth bass, rainbow trout, muskie and channel catfish.

Take your RV rental in Colorado to Barr Lake RV park or one of the nearby Colorado State Parks

Walla Walla, Washington

Walla Walla is known worldwide for its great wines and vineyard tours. For the wine enthusiast, it’s a wonderful treat. Wine lovers can schedule their own wine tours or join numerous tour groups for guided tours and shuttles.

But there is a lot more to the area than world-class wines. Walla Walla offers fabulous boutique shopping, great dining options, museums, golf and other activities.

Outdoor enthusiasts love the area for its amazing hiking, canoeing and fishing. RV camping in and around Walla Walla is abundant, with dozens of nearby sites available for all sizes of RVs. Check out Blue Valley RV Park, RV Resort Four Seasons, and Waitsburg Fairgrounds. All feature full hookups, and each has additional amenities including Wi-Fi, Cable TV and pull-thru sites.

Plan Ahead for Your Labor Day Camping Trip

Once you have decided on a destination, it’s time to book your RV campsite and do some logistical planning. 

First, book your RV site as early as you can. RV parks and campsites can fill up quickly, so do some research, find your top 4 or 5 locations, and get it booked! If your favorite RV site is already booked, don’t despair! You can always try dispersed camping on BLM land or check out our RV campground finder for more options.

Now that you have reserved your site for your RV rental, you can plan the drive. Labor Day weekend is one of the busiest travel weekends, so planning your route is just as important as reserving your RV space. Here are some helpful hints:

  • Leave as early as you can each morning
  • Avoid driving at typical rush-hour times, especially on Friday and Labor Day
  • Plan your route and check online for road repairs
  • If you get stuck in Labor Day traffic, look at it as an opportunity to enjoy some more quality time together!

Now it’s time to hit the road and enjoy your long weekend! Tag us in your Cruise America RV adventures with #BeThereNow for the chance to be featured.