Strawberry Flats Provincial Campground, Muncho Lake, British Columbia

This gem of a campground is small, simple and quiet. Located just off the Alaskan Highway in northern British Columbia, Muncho Lake is highlighted in the Milepost as a "must see." We were nervous about staying here as there are no reservations and everything I read online ahead of time made it sound very rustic. Plus, with only 15 campsites (all first come, first served) we were worried we wouldn't get a site for the night with our late afternoon arrival. We actually stopped in at a more modern RV park just a few miles south of this place, and we are so thankful we decided to drive a couple of more miles and see if we could get a site. We rolled in mid to late afternoon, which with long summer days in these northern parts, can almost feel like mid-day. Only a handful of sites were already occupied, so we settled quickly into this site, right at the end of the dirt and gravel campground road. By late evening, the campground was nearly full with highway travelers. Almost all of the sites are lakefront; only a few are not, but even those sites have excellent views. The lake here is glacier fed, so it has that amazing turquoise water

Grizzly Lake RV, Slana, Alaska

Our son actually selected this campground as a stop along our Alaskan adventure. This little RV park boasts about a dozen campsites. Cabins are available. Sites here have no hookups and no frills. We rolled into this little gem after a bumpy drive along the Tok Cutoff out of Anchorage. The park is simple and far from civilization, staffed by friendly folks. The family owned park has dirt roads and level sites with fire pits. A few sites near the entrance are larger pull-thrus with limited views of Grizzle Lake. We opted for a smaller lakefront site that provided awesome views and lake access. The lakefront sites are narrow and don't offer much space for the extension of slides. The park has a dock where you can launch your own canoe or kayaks, or you can rent a row boat or peddle boats for a small fee. Life jackets are provided. We opted to use both,

Mile 0 Park, Dawson's Creek, British Columbia

Dawson's Creek is the southeastern starting point of the Alaskan Highway, which leads you all the way up into Alaska. The highway's construction was a major feat, and the history of its construction can be found at a small museum in Dawson's Creek, along with several other places along your journey. A couple of RV parks spot this town, and we were happy we had a reservation at Mile 0 Park, as this is a major resting point for travelers. As you travel the highway, you will notice that between cities there isn't much, so these parks fill up by evening each day with weary travelers. The park is nicely landscaped and clean, has gravel roads and pads, and grassy space between sites. Laundry is available. Some sites are more level than others. Our site was fairly unlevel, but we made do with blocks. Larger rigs can be accommodated here, and a handful of sites right at the

Whistler's Campground, Jasper National Park, Alberta

Jasper National Park is fairly large and has various regions to explore. We stayed at Whistler's Campground because it is right off the Icefields Parkway and was just a few kilometers south of the village of Jasper. The campground is enormous with over 700 sites, but is scenic and wooded. Overall, we were disappointed with this park. Many of the trees were dead in the area. We entered Jasper from neighboring Banff National Park, and passed by an enormous icefield. There is camping for RVs at this particular icefield-all first come first served-and I wished we had stayed a night there to explore. Whistler's Campground was under a fire ban during our stay and the park overall felt drier and less scenic that it's bordering sister, Banff. A walking/hiking trail can be found on the opposite side of the highway which, if you're in for a hike, can lead you to

Townsite Campground, Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta

Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta, Canada is a spectacular place to find scenic views! Chances are, you've seen some pictures of Waterton Lake without even knowing it! Waterton was our first Canadian National Park, and we found the experience unexpectedly delightful! The Village of Waterton is a quaint little place where you will find everything including shopping, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, walking trails, hotels and lodges, and even a small movie theater! Adjacent to this village you will find Townsite Campground. Although it's called a campground, it felt more like an RV park to us with paved roads, gravel pads and little privacy. Sites are nicely paved however, and offer picnic tables. Common kitchen areas and bath houses are available. Only propane fueled fires were allowed during our trip-bring your own firepit. A few tent only, no service sites are available, but the rest of the sites (about 90 sites) are RV friendly with electric hookups. An additional 45 sites offer full

Johnston Canyon Campground, Banff National Park, Alberta

What a beautiful stay we had here! Banff National Park is one of Canada's most popular parks, but this campground allows you to have a more rustic camping experience than some of the other busier campgrounds in the park. Located in Johnston Canyon, which is between the village of Banff and Lake Louise, this campground is off the main highway that traverses through the park. Train tracks are adjacent to camp, so you will hear the occasional train and whistle blow. Heavily wooded, sites are mostly large and private here and you can't go wrong in picking one. Interior roads are paved, but pads are packed dirt. Our site was one of the best as it was private, large, and backed up to the river, so we had easy river access. Sites all have picnic tables and fire pits. Firewood is provided by the park-and I must say I have never seen

Butte KOA Journey, Butte, Montana

We stopped here after a long drive from the Salt Lake City area. We had our eye on another park in the area, but with construction on the highway, we missed that exit and decided to go a mile or so further and check out the KOA. We pulled in without a reservation and found that this park was almost full. We snagged one of the last sites, which was in a loop that was currently under construction. We opted to take it even though it was pretty meager and bleak looking in its "under construction state" because we just couldn't trudge much further and a summer thunderstorm was coming in. The campground has gravel roads, common to KOAs. Sites are tightly packed together with small grassy strips between each other, picnic tables and hookups. Some are pull thru and many are back in. A few trees and shrubs spot the campground, but overall there is little privacy here. The staff is friendly and helpful. Many of the usual KOA amenities are available here: cabins, tent sites, laundry, a gift shop (a very nice one here!), convenience market, playground, dog run, wi-fi, and pool (drained on our mid-June visit). This KOA

Cottonwood, Willard Bay State Park, Willard, Utah

This state park is conveniently located off the I-5 corridor, just North of Salt Lake City. Freeway noise is an issue here, however the easy on and off convenience made this one night stay a good one for us after a long day driving from Las Vegas to the south. We also heard a few trains during the night time hours. There are a couple of different campgrounds here, but we opted for Cottonwood. The name of the campground is quite appropriate, as on our stay interior paved roads were covered with cottonwood fluff. It almost appeared as if a mid-summer dusting of snow had occurred, despite the mid 90's temperatures! There are two loops within the park, one which offers dry, primitive sites with a picnic table and fire pit. The other loop is a hookup loop that offers full hookups and ramadas to beat the heat and fire pits for when the days get cooler. All sites are relatively large, private, and spacious. The campground is heavily

The City of Seward Campgrounds, Seward, Alaska

The city of Seward, Alaska, the hub of glacier, wildlife, and National Park tours on Resurrection Bay, offers literally hundreds of bayside campsites which allow easy access to the city's attractions. The campsites are spread along a large area of bayfront property and sectioned into eight different campgrounds: Harborside, Alice, Marathon, Resurrection North, Resurrection, Resurrection South, Tent Area, and Iditarod. All of these campgrounds offer pretty much the same setup: beautiful views of glacier capped mountains, easy access to Seward, and parking lot style camping on packed dirt/gravel that is common in Alaska. Sites are all level, have a picnic table, and allow enough room for slide outs, but be prepared for no privacy and a bustling atmosphere. The Tent Area is slightly more

Tenderfoot Creek, Anchorage, Alaska

 Despite the name, this campground is set along a pretty lake adjacent to the Seward Highway. A couple of sites are near the creek around the back bend of the campground loop. A nice stopover south of Anchorage and north of Seward, this park is wooded and private. Sites all are along a gravel road and have level pads, fire pits, and picnic tables.

Lakeside Campground, Sasquatch Provincial Park, British Columbia

Getting to this large provincial park will require you to travel through a lovely lakeside community that is popular in summer. Roads leading in can be busy, narrow, and winding, so plan on extra drive time. Once you reach the west boundary of the park, you will transition to a rough, dirt road, which will lead you for a couple of miles to a couple of different campgrounds located in the park. Lakeside, is exactly what the name implies. You will find heavily wooded sites that are spacious, and a few lakeside sites that have some beautiful views of the small Deer Lake

Olympic Peninsula/Port Angeles KOA, Port Angeles, Washington

KOAs are all pretty standard, which many RVers find the predictability of comforting as they roam the country. This KOA is in a very scenic and popular region on the Olympic Peninsula. We had an impromptu landing here after campsite complications at

Sequim Bay State Park, Sequim, Washington

Located along the bay of Washington's peninsula, this heavily wooded park is a beautiful spot to camp for a few days. Unfortunately for us, our stay was no more than thirty minutes due to technical difficulties. The campground has three main loops; two are suited for small RVs and tents, while the third loop offers hookups for

Kalaloch Campground, Olympic National Park, Forks, Washington

Wow, what a place! This beautiful campground is situated on a bluff overlooking the Pacific in the coastal section of Olympic National Park on the Washington peninsula. The campground has paved interior roads and pads and offers several loops of camping. Reservations

Scandia RV Park, Bend, Oregon

We stayed at Scandia RV Park for almost a week so my hubby could attend a conference in Bend. We chose this park over others for two reasons: close proximity to the conference and its pretty grounds. The park is conveniently located just over a mile from all Bend has to offer, including

' Ksan Campground, Hazelton, British Columbia

This well-kept scenic campground sits along the Skeena River. The campground has large open grassy areas, an inviting playground, tent and RV sites, inadequate laundry (one washer and one dryer), a small gift shop and convenience store, and most notably,

Mountain Shadow RV, Iskut, British Columbia

Nestled in a beautiful valley on the North end of Iskut along the Cassiar Highway, this RV park shows extreme pride of ownership. The immaculate grounds greet you after dropping into this valley along a Quaking Aspen lined dirt road. The campground is broken into two sections,

Waters Edge Campground, Dease Lake, British Columbia

We rolled into this little campground right off the Cassiar Highway and discovered a hidden gem! Situated along the shoreline of Dease Lake, this twenty-plus site campground offers a quiet and scenic place to rest for a night or two. The campground

The View Campground, Olijato-Monument Valley, Arizona

On our second trip to Monument Valley, we decided to stay at The View Campground, located adjacent to the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park Visitor's Center. We pulled into the Visitor's Center parking lot and quickly toured the gift shop and exhibits. It was noon, and we were eager to settle into our campsite and enjoy the views of the valley. We drove over to the campground, which is along an uneven gravel road and really just an extension of the Visitor's Center parking lot. The hustle and bustle of the parking lot and its tour buses, and the dusty travel in and out of the valley floor were inescapable. We walked into the small office, already

Moab Rim Campark, Moab, Utah

This small RV park is one of many in the Moab area. With so many to choose from, it can be overwhelming to find the type of campground or RV park that has what you're looking for. With Moab being an outdoor playground, many folks want to either be sleeping IN that playground, while others want to PLAY and sleep at a more refined park with all the amenities RV parks offer at their fingertips. South of downtown Moab and Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, this park is nicely groomed and offers nice views of the surrounding area. Sites are typical of an RV park: situated closely together with full hookups. Cabins are also available for rental, as are two larger, nicely landscaped group sites for those traveling with friends. Interior roads are packed gravel, as well as site pads. Sites include

Comb Wash, Bears Ears National Monument, Bears Ears, Utah

Bears Ears National Monument, a new and controversial National Monument, was just off the highway during our travel south from Moab to Monument Valley. We decided to call the ranger station for the monument to find out about the various types of camping, restrictions, and roadways in Bears Ears, as we had never been before. The ranger suggested we stay at Comb Wash, a free, "dispersed" BLM campground that we would be able to easily access. We traveled off the main highway through some lumbering hills and approached the Bears Ears wilderness area with great anticipation. There are several historical Native American cliff dwellings and sites within the monument. We did not stop to view any, but pressed deeper into this large area to camp. After descending a steep grade,

Upper Onion Campground, Moab, Utah

Upper Onion Creek Campground is one of a string of BLM campgrounds you will find along the Colorado River region as you head east out of Moab along Highway 128. If you head east from Moab along the highway, you will pass many different campgrounds, all primitive, that have views of the lake. Upper Onion is one of the last campgrounds you will stumble upon, over twenty miles from Moab. Upper Onion is different from the other BLMs in this area in that it is not along the Colorado River. A one mile gravel road will lead you from the highway to camp, where you will see two group camps and a small loop of less than fifteen campsites. All sites, true to BLM camping, are first come, first served, except the

Ken's Lake Campground, Moab, Utah

This BLM campground is located in southern Moab, outside the hustle and bustle of the small town that thrives on campers and RVers coming to enjoy the outside playground Moab offers. Ken's Lake is more of a reservoir than a lake in our minds, but nonetheless the area was beautiful, offering both lake and mountain views. The BLM is, like all, first come, first served, and it offers no hookups, dump, or water fill. This BLM does have trash dumpsters. Spring and fall are busiest here, with mild temperatures and lovely weather to enjoy. Summers can be hot, so during our spring stay the campground was full by early evening. Sites can be paid for

Leaf Verde RV Resort, Buckeye, Arizona

Each spring, we head to the Phoenix area for MLB Spring Training. Over the years we have learned a few things about a spring Phoenix stay. The weather in Phoenix this time of year can vary greatly due to changing seasons. Most importantly, book your site early, as snowbirds flock to Phoenix for mild winter weather, NASCAR races, and MLB Spring Training. Families will find this more difficult as many RV resorts in the area are 55+ only resorts, limiting your options. This past spring, we found our usual resort to be booked solid. So, we opted for Leaf Verde RV Resort. This resort is

City of Rocks State Park, Faywood, New Mexico

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I had my eye on this state park for quite some time after reading an article in a magazine about the interesting rock formations off the beaten path of Interstate 10 in western New Mexico. About thirty miles north of Deming you will find this little state park. On our drive in, we had that all too familiar, "Where is this place? Should we just turn back? Surely this place can't be very good based on what we're driving through!" But,

Kartchner Caverns State Park, Benson, Arizona

Camping at Arizona's most popular cave system is a must for travelers along the I-10. The campground is adjacent to the cave and the Discovery Center, gift shop, and Bat Cafe. Tucked away from the busy parking lot of the Discovery Center, this campground is peaceful, has views of the surrounding mountains, and offers

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Big Sur, California

This beautiful state park is set along the Big Sur River which eventually flows to the ocean. Sites here are either among coastal oaks or nestled within the redwoods. We always prefer redwoods, so we found ourselves leaning towards those sites as our favorites listed below. The campground is quite large with 189 sites to choose from spread across several loops. All areas of the campground are away from day use areas which can become crowded during holiday or summer weekends. Many campsites are creekside, which allows you to hear the gurgling of the river day and night, however those sites are typically oak-riparian. If redwood sites are more to your liking, you'll want to select a site

Wilson State Park, Wilson, Kansas

This state park is located just off of Interstate 70 in central Kansas. Just a few small towns spot the interstate through this stretch of the country, so this state park was a welcome sight. The lake itself is known for being the clearest lake in Kansas. You will drive through rolling hills to make your way to this clear lake and meander through the state park roads past different branches of campground loops. Visitors can enjoy boating, swimming, camping, hunting, and hiking here. Boat launches and rentals are available over at the marina. During the scorching summer temperatures of our stay, we were definitely enticed by the waters. Campground roads are

Cherry Creek State Park, Aurora, Colorado

We scouted this place out and found a few things appealed to us about it. The location and proximity to downtown Denver, its "camping" feel, and the easy access to public transportation. We do not tow a dinghy, and with our plans to see the Rockies MLB team in action, we needed a park or resort that would offer close proximity to the city. Cherry Creek State Park offers that along with its beautiful setting and flurry of activities. This park offers a wide use of day use and camping activities, so be prepared for a slow check in process at the start of a weekend. The park includes a lake which in winter can be used for ice fishing and in summer boating and fishing. Boat launches are located in two areas of the park. If riding horses is your forte, then bring your own or rent a horse at the on site stables and enjoy the miles of trails within the park. There is a swim beach, model airplane airfield, multi-use trails, picnic areas, off leash dog park, and a Family Shooting Center

Arrow Rock State Park, Arrow Rock, Missouri

We stopped here on our journey towards St. Louis, Missouri, as it was easily accessed from the interstate and it offered historical district. The campground is located less than a mile from the historic district and can be accessed via paved road or a dirt walking path. We opted to ride our bikes from camp into the historical area, and though hilly, can be done. The historical district is a quaint region of old homes and shops that were built over a century ago. Shops are open, as well as the oldest continuously run restaurant west of the Mississippi, J. Huston Tavern. A renovated church serves as a live theater where you can view some of the most popular plays. Be sure to also explore the Visitor's Center where you will learn about the interesting history of this Boone's Lick country. When you head back to camp,

Inks Lake State Park, Burnet, Texas

This was one of our favorite state park stays during our summer trip into the Midwest. This large park is in the rolling hills of Texas just West of Austin. When entering the park via the park road, you will begin to see views of the lakes and the lakeside homes that border much of the lake. Summer is a busy time here, as residents from Austin and neighboring areas come to escape the summer heat by enjoying all of the activities Inks Lake provides including boating, kayaking, canoeing, water skiing, jet skiing, cliff jumping, swimming, and fishing. There are several different loops of the campground. When reserving, you will merely secure a type of campsite (tent only, water only site, or water and electric site). Thus, when you arrive at camp you will be assigned your site. My advice is to arrive

Worlds of Fun Village, Kansas City, Missouri

On the north edge of Kansas City, Missouri you will find this RV village with about eighty campsites and forty cabins adjacent to the water and amusement park. The park is nicely situated in a well landscaped area. The grounds are spotless. If you are visiting the area or playing at the water or amusement park, this RV park is conveniently located. Sites here are all paved, level, offer full hookups, are spacious, have maturing trees to offer some privacy between sites, and can accommodate large RVs. At check in you will meet friendly folks who will inform you not only of activities and how to get around the Worlds of Fun parks, but also the surrounding area. A path leads from the RV park directly to the entrance of the parks. A small gift shop with a few conveniences, but mainly souvenirs, is connected to the office. There is a beautiful pool and hot tub with lifeguard,

Kansas City West/ Lawrence KOA, Lawrence, Kansas

The morning of our arrival we called ahead to see if this KOA had a site available for us for the night. Luckily, they did. About an hour west of Kansas City, Missouri, this KOA has all of the usual amenities and layout of a typical KOA. Inside the office at check-in you will find a little store with souvenirs and camping supplies.  Additionally,

Campground at the Falls, Pineville, Missouri

We were hesitantly anticipating our one night overnight stay here. The campground website lacked many pictures, but descriptions of the park sounded enticing with tubing, swimming, zipling, and campsites along the rushing river. We pulled into the campground on a very hot summer day. We were not initially

Advanced RV Resort, Houston-Pearland, Texas

We didn't get much of a chance to explore this RV park close to Houston's downtown area as we were only there one night, headed into town to take a tour of the Astro's stadium, see a game, and also endure some severe thunderstorms. This large resort offers hundreds of sites, all which are big rig friendly, level, and have polished landscaping. The park has dog runs and washes, bicycles for use, two clubhouses, propane services, several laundry rooms, horseshoe pits, BBQ areas, pool and spa, bathhouses, gate guarded entry, Wi-Fi and an office with a few RV supplies should you need them. Sites have concrete pads and full hookups to keep you comfortable, whether it is in the summer heat or crisp evening air of winter. We most enjoyed

Saddlehorn Campground, Colorado National Monument, Fruita, Colorado

We have been eyeballing this campground and National Monument for years, but have been leery of camping here with a larger rig, even though the park itself allows rigs up to forty feet in length. With the purchase of our thirty footer, we decided we would be just fine entering the park via windy, switchback roads along the rim of the canyon. This beautiful drive through the park has steep grades in both directions. We found most interesting that we headed UP in elevation into the park, and not down into a canyon like we thought. The road through the park can be accessed from either Grand Junction or Fruita, Colorado. The campground itself is closest to Fruita; just a four mile drive from the entrance. We opted to use the entrance at Grand Junction, as we wanted to

Casino Queen RV, East St. Louis, Illinois

We aren't typically the type to seek out urban campgrounds. However with a visit to a Cardinals game on tap, we found this RV park to be the perfect set up to see the sights of the city of St. Louis. At the park you will find yourself in an asphalt lot behind the riverfront Casino Queen. Offering over 100 full hookup sites, those situated on the North side of the park

River Ranch RV Resort, New Braunfels, Texas

With plans to visit the oldest dance hall in Texas in Gruene, this little unexpected gem was a great stop! Located in New Braunfels, about 90 minutes south of Austin, this RV park is only a couple miles from historic, quaint Gruene. We were concerned upon arrival just how close to the freeway this place is (the arch in the picture is the overpass!), however the noise of commuters quickly melts away in this lush underbelly of this underpass. On site

Bud's Place, Carlsbad, New Mexico

We were headed back to the Carlsbad Caverns for a quick overnight stay and decided to give this new RV park a chance. We had previously stayed at a KOA pretty far North from town, so we were excited that this park was only a few miles from the National Park. We rolled in after dark since we visited the caverns on the way into town and saw the evening bat flight program (a must see!). After navigating some city streets and skirting residential neighborhoods, we spotted our park. The park

Devil's Den State Park, Winslow, Arkansas

This lush, forested Arkansas state park is tucked between a ripple in the Ozarks. The campground loops, all five of them, are beautiful, shady, and spacious. We had reserved Loop C, which we found on arrival was the most primitive of all the loops. We were supplied with an electric hookup, but a

Barton Flats, Angelus Oaks, California

The San Bernardino National Forest holds a slew of campgrounds operated by the US Forest Service. We always enjoy the simplicity of the USFS run campgrounds, and Barton Flats is no exception to that. With unforeseen changes to our summer plans, we snagged a last minute campsite at Barton Flats over the 4th of July. We meandered up this less known mountain highway that serves as a back entry into Big Bear Lake, a more popular destination. Angelus Oaks is a teeny, tiny little blip with very few amenities and spotted with cabins and camps. We pulled into Barton Flats easily and noted campers of all types; big rigs to tents. The campground is typical of USFS campgrounds with paved interior roads and site pads, fire rings, picnic tables, bear lockers, and fairly spacious sites. Restrooms are also available on site. Some sites are more wooded, while others are sunnier and less private. Our site pictured here

Goblin Valley State Park, Green River, Utah

This is one of my favorite campgrounds, just for the scenery alone. When driving to this campground located about 40 miles south of Interstate 70, you will realize you are headed to the boondocks. Along the way, you will begin to see the landscape change and notice to the west the San Rafael swell, a huge uplift of rock that provides its own plethora of activities. As you come closer to the swell, you will pass a popular BLM campground, a great stay-over if the state park is full. Additionally, you will pass the gravel road that leads to Wild Horse Canyon which is a spectacular hike through slot canyons created by the uplift.
   Once you reach the state park entrance, you will spot

Snow Canyon State Park, Ivins, Utah

You will find this park just about ten miles east of St. George, Utah. Just a quick drive from the city transports you into a beautiful park surrounded by towering sandstone mountains. The campground is about midway along the sole park road, which can be accessed from the North or south. A small campground holding just over 20 sites, Snow Canyon Campground is a beautiful respite from the city. You will find two main types of sites here; hookup sites that are extremely close together, or primitive sites that are spacious and more scenic. We opted for the primitive sites, sight unseen, and were very pleased we did not succumb to the ease of hookup camping. The hookup sites, although convenient in summer and winter months with more extreme temperatures, were so

Kayenta Campground, Dead Horse Point State Park, Moab, Utah

Despite its name, Dead Horse Point is a spectacular place outside of downtown Moab to enjoy a few days of mountain biking, hiking, camping, and the scenery the area offers. You will find the turn off to this hard-to-get-into state park about 8 miles before the entrance to Canyonlands National Park. The state park offers a nice, 21 site campground that has peek-a-boo views of the canyon walls, easy access to hiking and mountain biking trails, and a quiet place to relax. The campground is spotted with juniper and pinyon pines. The red, silty dirt is all over camp, but with paved site pads, gravel and concrete patios at camp, the dirt isn't troublesome. Additionally, each site offers two large tent pads, electric hookups, and easy access to restrooms. There is no potable water here to fill your RV tanks with, so prepare accordingly. There is, however,

Twin Peaks Campground, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Ajo, Arizona

Early to mid spring is the best time of year to visit Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument because of the blooming desert species. Our visit was in late November and we found the first come, first served Twin Peaks Campground to be pretty empty, which was excellent! This is the only developed campground within the monument. Days and nights here are peaceful, quiet, and full of solitude. There are several hikes from the campground that lead to former mines where you can see abandoned machinery, shafts, and buildings. There are also two graded, unpaved scenic loops that wind through different mountain ranges within the park. The desert and campground are spotted with Saguaro and the infamous

Picacho Peak State Park, Picacho, Arizona

This beautiful state park is located adjacent to Interstate 10 about midway between Phoenix and Tuscon. Having driven past this park many times and been intrigued each time by its volcanic rock peaks spotted with saguaro cacti, I tucked it away in my travel destination wish list. Most heavily visited in the late fall through mid spring, this park offers easy on and off highway access, hiking trails galore, and beautiful sunrises and sunsets in its desert setting. The only drawback here is slight interestate noise. A visitor's center has exhibits featuring the flora and fauna and wildlife of the area, as well as a little history of the site. Picacho Peak is home to the westernmost battle of the

Tombstone RV Park, Tombstone, Arizona

This private little RV park just a mile or two from the historical district of Tombstone is a wonderful place to stay. There are several other RV parks in the area that are closer (within walking distance) of the historical avenue, but we opted to stick to our reservation at Tombstone RV after driving by the others with tight spots. This park sports gravel roads and pads that were nicely spaced to give each RVer a patio space including a picnic table. Sites offer full hookups, desert landscaping, and are level. Most sites for short stays are pull thru, and those staying on a monthly basis are usually assigned to a back in site upon check in. The park offers a heated pool, horses and steers, laundry, a small gift shop, and rec room with a kitchen where they were preparing to host a

Indiana Dunes State Park, Chesterton, Indiana

This beautiful state park in Indiana has many things that make it a desirable place to stay. Set along Lake Michigan and bordering Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, this park offers beach and lake access, hiking trails, historical sites, and a wooded campground with great amenities. This is the only modern campground that offers direct access to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. A small creek flows behind sites 25, 26, 62, and 63, however access to the creek is impossible.  Interior roads and site pads are paved and level. All sites offer electric hookups, are spacious and have shade trees. Here you will also find playgrounds, bath houses, picnic shelters, and a camp store. The Beach Trail

Raccoon Creek State Park, Hookstown, Pennsylvania

We pulled into this campground after a beautiful drive through West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Lush and abound with trees, this park is fairly enormous and offers a playground of amenities for campers to enjoy. With six different campground loops, each loop offers slightly different accommodations in regards to pets, so check carefully as you make your site specific reservation. Sites here vary; some offer 50 amp electricity, others are dry camping. Some allow pets, others do not. Site pads are paved in Loops A, B, E, and F. Gravel pads or just grass parking is what you will find in Loops C and D. All sites vary in length from 20 feet to 78 feet, so a big rig certainly will fit here. Interior roads are paved in the A, B, E, and F loops, and rough and unpaved in the C and D loops. All sites are wooded, shady, and spacious. We once again were thrilled to find such a gem of a park and realized,

Hersheypark Camping Resort, Hummelstown, Pennsylvania

We had plans to stay at a smaller, private RV park in the middle of Pennsylvania Amish country, however in their transfer of ownership our reservation was lost. Earlier in the day, we had passed by Hersheypark Camping Resort on our way into the Hershey Chocolate Factory. I had also researched the resort prior to our arrival, but decided against a stay here as it seemed to commercialized and very pricey with minimum night stays, even though the webpage's pictures portrayed a crisp, perfectly landscaped resort, which we thought on arrival were angled and touched up just right to mislead

Elkhorn Campground, Frankfort, Kentucky

This private park about an hour east of Louisville, in Kentucky's capital, Frankfort, was a great overnight stop for us! Set along Elkhorn Creek, a majority of the park's sites back up onto the creek, offering a beautiful setting. Sites along the creek offer water and electricity only. We had selected a full hookup site when booking, and wished we had opted for the partial hookup, creek side site. Some back in sites back you up pretty closely to a neighbor, so opt for a perimeter site when possible. Site pads are paved, level, and long, allowing plenty of room for big rigs and tow vehicles. Within in the park you will find friendly folks enjoying basketball, miniature golf, shuffleboard, volleyball, the pool, playground, horseshoes, or maybe even an event in the pavilion. A small store offering hand-dipped ice cream, a laundry room, and propane are available as well. Upon our arrival, we learned that the week before they had a big

Cherry Hill Park, College Park, Maryland

We had run into other fellow RVers who had highly recommended Cherry Hill Park as a great home base while exploring the Washington D.C., area. When planning our cross country trip to Washington D.C., we took the advice of others and planned a stay here. WOW! We really were surprised to find this well run private RV park so close to DC and all it has to offer! With over 150 sites, Cherry Hill offers full hookup sites for all RVers. Tenters can enjoy tent specific sites, or if a cottage, yurt, or log cabin is more your style, those are available as well. This park is large, but well run. Upon check-in, an informative receptionist will help you understand all the park has to offer, including