America's 12 Best Campgrounds from America's 12 Best Campgrounds

America's 12 Best Campgrounds

The most recent consumer survey results from GuestRated.com, an online rating system for public and privately owned and operated campgrounds, found that 34 out of about 4,000 U.S. campgrounds received all-around ‘A’ ratings from consumers in 2014. “If you do the math, that amounts to fewer than one in 100 campgrounds, RV parks and resorts receiving all around ‘A’ ratings in our consumer surveys,” said MacKinnon. What’s more: a handful of those campgrounds have repeatedly received ‘A’ ratings—some six and even seven years in a row. Based on these serial grades, the following campgrounds are considered some of the best in all of America.

The Vineyards Campground & Cabins—Grapevine,Texas

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Seven-time GuestRated Grade A winner

A lovely lakefront setting serves as the backdrop for this well-loved Texas campground. Amenities include full-service sites, spacious pull-throughs and fully-furnished cozy cabins. Grapevine lake is widely considered one of the state’s best waterfronts for both fishing and recreation, and there are plenty of other attractions for campers to choose from, like nearby wineries and the Grapevine Vintage Railroad.
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Sunny Brook RV Resort—South Haven, Mich.

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Seven-time GuestRated Grade A winner

A 65-acre luxury camping oasis, the South Haven Sunny Brook RV Resort prides itself on providing RV-ers with everything they need to unwind without a care and effortlessly enjoy the serene landscape of southwest Michigan’s Sunset Coast. On-site, the resort offers guests private lake and swimming pool access, a fitness center and group activities; just to name a few attractions.  Out and around the lake campers will find opportunities to participate in activities like sailing, jetskiing, golfing, hiking, biking, wine tasting, horseback riding and more.
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Pioneer Campground—Muncy Valley, Penn.

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Seven-time GuestRated Grade A winner

This highly rated Pennsylvania campground boasts all types of lodging options, including large wooded campsites, rustic cabins and furnished cottages. The grounds’ owners invite visitors to “step back in time and relax at a slower pace,” as the 80-acre site is nestled near the top of Sonestown Mountain in Sullivan County, which is described as “a very special place the modern world has bypassed.”
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Lake George RV Park—Lake George, N.Y.

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Seven-time GuestRated Grade A winner

Campers have nothing but good things to say about this highly popular RV park in the Adirondacks. “This was by far the single best RV park we have ever stayed [at] and we have camped over 120 days this year,” one visitor wrote in a review on TripAdvisor. “This park is Disney quality without Disney high prices, actually it was better.”
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Cherry Hill Park—College Park, Md.

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Six-time GuestRated Grade A winner

As the campground closest to Washington D.C., Cherry Hill is an obvious choice for campers setting out to explore the nation’s capital. But close proximity to the White House isn’t the only thing that sets this campsite apart from its peers. Amenities include traditional campsites, regular and premium RV sites and cabin and cottage rentals. The site is also home to two swimming pools, a hot tub, a sauna, miniature golf and a scenic nature trail.
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Mountain Vista Campground—East Stroudsburg, Penn.

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Six-time GuestRated Grade A winner

Many campers love Mountain Vista because the campground boasts many on-site activities and attractions. “[There are] many things for everyone to do without leaving the campground,” one visitor wrote on TripAdvisor. “This family owned and operated campground offers a wonderful opportunity to get away in a quiet, clean and hospitable setting. All are welcome, and my spouse and I could not feel more at home. Fellow campers are friendly and respectful. It is one of our most favorite places to go,” said another.
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Ocean Lakes Family Campground—Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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Six-time GuestRated Grade A winner

Ocean Lakes is beachfront camping at its best. With access to 893 full-service, pull-through ocean-side, lakeside and shaded sites, as well as beach house rentals, Ocean Lakes offers something for every type of camper. A few additional amenities include a nature center, bike rentals, plenty of playgrounds and nearly every outdoor activity you can think of.
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Red Apple Campground—Kennebunkport, Me.

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Six-time GuestRated Grade A winner

On TripAdvisor, one visitor rated this Maine campground highly for its “good mix of accommodations,” noting that the cabins were clean and comfortable and praising the easily accessible activity center. Another visitor was impressed with the delivery of their lobster dinner.  “You can order your lobster dinner in the morning and they deliver [it] to the campsite that day at 5:30,” they wrote.
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Buffalo Lake Camping Resort—Montello, Wi.

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Five-time GuestRated Grade A winner

The perfect mix of relaxation and excitement, Buffalo Lake is home to a wide variety of adventurous outdoor activities including lake and river fishing, ATV riding, biking and more. With plenty of different types of camping options—tent sites, full service drive-throughs, camping cabins, cottages and modern park models—the park easily accommodates all types of camping styles.
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Las Vegas RV Resort—Las Vegas, Nev.

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Five-time GuestRated Grade A winner

“LVRVR is probably one of the best resorts in town,” one visitor wrote in a review on TripAdvisor, making note, like many others, of the spacious lots. Other visitors rated it highly for its cleanliness, great customer service and central location.
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Pismo Coast Village RV Resort—Pismo Beach, Calif.

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Five-time GuestRated Grade A winner

Self-described as a “unique RV camping paradise on the Ocean,” Pimo Coast boasts 400 full-hookup sites situated amidst the relaxing sound of the surf, the scent of salt in the air and a cool ocean breeze. On-site amenities include everything from a private swimming pool to bike rentals, and visitors can explore the surrounding area, which includes wine tastings, zip lining, surfing and even skydiving.
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The Springs at Borrego RV Resort and Golf Course—Borrego Springs, Calif.

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Five-time GuestRated Grade A winner

Although this campground is smaller than most, guests still give it great reviews thanks to its friendly staff and beautiful scenery. On TripAdvisor, one visitor said the view from their site was “to die for.” Overlooking the golf course, they described the outlook as nothing but “beautiful clear blue sky and mountains.”
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