5 National Parks To Visit For RV Camping
Whether you’re a first timer RVer or a seasoned veteran, visiting the U.S. National Parks is a quintessential part of owning a own camper! But narrowing down which National Park to go to is the hardest part, which is why we’ve done it for you! Today we’ve listed, in our opinion, the top 5 National Parks perfect for some RV camping!
1. Rocky Mountain National Park
First up on our list is Rocky Mountain National Park! It’s home to 415 square miles of some of the highest terrain in the world. The beautiful mountains are full of lakes, forest covered valleys, and thriving wildlife. There’s plenty of activities for the adventurous type like hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails! You can also go boating on Lake Estes and enjoy the beautiful view of the ponderosa pine forests. However, campgrounds are limited to rigs no longer than 30-40 feet (depending on which site you choose).
2. Yosemite National Park
Up next is Yosemite National Park which has an impressive 10 campsite options for RVers. There are dump stations plus generators are allowed to run at designated times during the day. Keep in mind that hookups are not available. The park is welcoming to fifth wheels and motorhomes, but experience is best when taking on some of the steep terrains. So if you are okay with roughing it, then Yosemite is the place for you!
3. Grand Canyon National Park
We’ve got to mention the Grand Canyon on our top 5 list! Grand Canyon Village is a popular stop for tourists and first-timers especially. Here you’ll find what is likely the best accommodations for RVs. Trailer Village is an RV Park with full hookups, and of course, it’s close to major sites. Acceptable RV lengths range from 22-50 feet depending on the area you are traversing.
There’s countless activities you can do with your family here like: hiking, backpacking, bicycling, and taking raft trips along the Colorado River. The park can also be educational too with a wide array of ranger-led activities, guided hikes, wildlife talks, and geological lectures.
4. Great Smoky Mountains National Park
If the mountains are calling your name – then it’s the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! The Great Smoky Mountains Park encompasses over 500,000 acres, making it one of the largest protected areas in the East. It does feature RV campsites and the night limit is generous so people can hang around up to 14 days. Coming here is an excellent way to explore some of the prettiest parts of North Carolina and Tennessee year round.
5. Redwood National Park
Become one with nature at our last listed park – the Redwood National Park! The trees alone are some of the tallest in the world, which is definitely a check off the bucket list! There’s also a variety of attractions to visit too! The park is ready to accommodate RVs with solid basic amenities. Redwood is nothing short of majestic stop that can be added to a road trip. It is important to note that some roads do prohibit RVs, so you’ll need to map this out ahead of time.