Whether you are retired empty nesters or have a house full of kids, RV trips are one of the best I can think of to “get away from it all”. Don’t get me wrong, if you have young kids, it’s not an easy trip. Our youngest is 1 year old right now and rving with her along is no vacation. But watching the older kids enjoy the natural world makes it all worth it.

So if you’re ready for your next next RV adventure, here are 10 of the best RV camp spots in the US.

1. Marquette, Michigan

Marquette, Michigan credit Wikipedia
Marquette, Michigan credit Wikipedia

One of the gems of Michigan is Marquette, located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Visitors coming into this old mining town around the Lake Superior shores, enjoy the tree-filled hills across the city and the flowing views of water. Marquette is blessed with museums, beaches, outdoor recreation spots, shopping, and dining, everyone who comes here has something to do. If you are looking for a perfect base camp, you will enjoy the Tourist Park within the city limits for your next adventure. 

2. Olympic National Park, Washington

Olympic National Park, Washington credit Wikipedia
Olympic National Park, Washington credit Wikipedia

This camping destination is on the beach with mountains all around. This is an RV-friendly national park situated on the Olympic Peninsula, with the Hoh Rain Forest and Olympic Mountains around it. Asides trekking through the Spruce trees, visitors can also hunt for rocks around the Pacific Ocean on the same day.  Check it out here.

There are sixteen campgrounds on this here, so it’s pretty small, and you can bring an RV. However, to enjoy your adventure, ensure you are there early as these camps operate on a first-come, first-serve basis.

3. Gatlinburg, Tennessee 

Gatlinburg, Tennessee Smokemont Campground credit Wikimedia Commons
Gatlinburg, Tennessee Smokemont Campground credit Wikimedia Commons

Gatlinburg is an incredible choice with numerous RV resorts a comfortable distance out of town. This could be your next getaway.

It is close to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park entrance and there are tourist attractions within the city limits, you can choose any activities that interest you here. 

4. Door County, Wisconsin 

Peninsula State Park credit Wikipedia
Peninsula State Park credit Wikipedia

If you are interested in relaxing on the Lake Michigan shores, Door County is a “can’t do without”. There are numerous RV parks, hiking trails, pristine beaches, and wineries to entertain you. 


5. Durango, Colorado 

Durango, Colorado credit Wikipedia
Durango, Colorado credit Wikipedia

Durango is close to the San Juan National Forest in Colorado and if you like mountains it will be one of your most fun-filled RV trips because there are stunning mountains all around. The downtown area highlights include dining and shopping options, with RV parks close to the city limits. There are some great apps that can help you find points of interest no matter where you are RVing.

The Mesa Verde National Park is outside Durango, where visitors can enjoy the views of cave-dwelling civilization ruins.  So it’s not just a camping trip, it’s always a history lesson!

6. Moab, Utah

Moab, Utah Devil's Garden Trail credit Flickr
Moab, Utah Devil’s Garden Trail credit Flickr

RV trips come in many different sizes in Moab. Moab is just a small town in Eastern Utah with red rocks around the town. Moab is popularly known for its ATV trails, mountain biking and the global hiking trails and extremely close to Canyonlands and Arches National Parks. 

7. Sedona, Arizona 

Sedona, Arizona credit Wikipedia
Sedona, Arizona credit Wikipedia

If you love the vibes from a city, then Sedona should be your next stop. This is a New Age town in Arizona and it features hiking, dining and shopping. There are numerous “vortexes”, particularly massive rock formations that consistently emit energy. There are numerous RV parks close to the city and within the Coconino National Forest, you wouldn’t want to miss out on the fun. 

8. Acadia National Park, Maine 

Acadia National Park, Maine credit nps.org
Acadia National Park, Maine credit nps.org

Acadia National Park is close to the Atlantic shores in Maine. Similar to the Olympic National Park, visitors can enjoy mountain hiking and beach lounging on the same day. RV parks are all around the area and even in Bar Harbor, but due to limited options, it is better to make reservations early in the season. 

9. Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina to Virginia

Blue Ridge Parkway credit blueridgeparkway.org
Blue Ridge Parkway credit blueridgeparkway.org

The Blue Ridge Parkway is nearly 470 miles of beautiful scenery from Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina. Along the parkway are numerous attractions, RV camp sites, hiking options and more.


The Blue Ridge Parkway is easily on of the top most scenic stretches of road in the US.

10. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming credit Wikipedia
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming credit Wikipedia

We saved the best for last. Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming has been one of the top RV trip destinations for many generations of adventurers.

There are a handful of RVing options right inside the park which will allow you to spend more time enjoying nature and the geyers and spend less time commuting from an off-site camp ground.

Wrap Up

Those are 10 great RV trips you can plan for this summer. There are hundreds more across the US, but why not start with one of these and go from there!