The United States is large, diverse and full of natural beauty. Though it can efficiently and enjoyably be traveled by plane or train, a classic great American road trip is still very much a bucket-list vacation. As RV travelers know, there's something special about taking in America by road, stopping in off-the-beaten-path small towns along the way.
While it can be fun to rough it while on an epic RV road trip, other times it's nice to unwind, shake off your road weariness and make camp at an RV resort. RV resorts differ from your typical campgrounds in that many offer luxury amenities and experiences akin to staying at a five-star hotel, country club or B&B. The best RV resorts around the country challenge the concept of what an RV park can truly be.
Each of these RV resorts across the country offer top-notch amenities, clean facilities, conscientious owners and activities that appeal to adults, children and four-legged friends alike.
Read on to discover the best RV resort in every state to elevate your experience on your next RV vacation.
Heritage Motorcoach Resort and Marina/Yelp
Heritage Motorcoach Resort is a Gulf Coast RV park brimming with Southern charm. The clubhouse has a porch with classic teak rocking chairs, as well as a gas fire pit and infinity pool from which you can watch dazzling sunrises and sunsets over the water. Heritage has premium and value rentals, depending on your budget, and the option to own a site.
For fishing enthusiasts, the family-run Kenai Riverfront Resort in Alaska is the perfect destination. The resort has everything you'll need for a perfect salmon fishing excursion, including a boat launch, fish cleaning facilities, freezers and a smokehouse. Other perks include large lots, a sauna, a fire pit and a volleyball court.
Palm Creek Golf & RV Resort serves short-term guests and long-term residents, which is what allows it to function similarly to a country club, complete with an 18-hole golf course. Active visitors can break a sweat via the resort's pickleball and tennis courts, softball field and three pools with mountain views.
Ozarks Luxury RV Resort sits on the shores of Table Rock Lake, with many landscaped lots located along the water's edge. It has a lush nine-hole golf course, swimming pool, hot tub, lighted tennis and pickleball courts, fenced dog park and a full-service marina with water sport and fishing equipment rentals. It's also located near Branson, Missouri, and all the exciting entertainment the city has to offer.
Play all day on the water or simply lounge on the shore all day at Newport Dunes. On top of a beach and marina, this more than 100-acre park has a bevy of fun giant inflatables, a swimming lagoon and swimming pools. Relax at the spa, enjoy on-site waterfront dining or watch an outdoor summer movie screening.
Tiger Run Resort/Yelp
Tiger Run Resort combines RV hookups with ski resort amenities, including a 12,000-square-foot clubhouse, pool, hot tub, fire pits, game room, sports courts and more. Its Rocky Mountain location is also the perfect home base for days filled with biking and hiking in the summer and skiing and snowboarding in the winter.
Seaport RV Resort/Yelp
Located near two major casinos, Seaport RV Resort & Campground has plenty of enticing amenities on site as well. Features include walking trails and landscaped grounds, a pool, basketball courts, a miniature golf course and more.
This waterfront resort with RV sites and quaint cottages on the shores of Rehoboth Bay feels like an all-inclusive hotel thanks to amenities like on-site restaurants, a splash bar where you can grab a cocktail inside the pool (which is split into separate areas for adults and kids) and private beach access.
Pine Mountain RV Resort/Yelp
Pine Mountain RV Resort, located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains outside Atlanta, offers peaceful natural surroundings with modern conveniences, including an on-site concierge, a swimming pool, fire pits, an activities pavillion and a convenience store.
Hawaii's terrain, infrastructure and island location don't make it ideal for RVs. If you want to drive across one of the islands by small motorhome or camper van, however, then don't miss stopping at Oahu's Malaekahana State Recreation Area. The location is great for swimming, fishing or simply lounging in a hammock and enjoying the view.
Enjoy a rustic winery experience and culinary destination combined with a convenient RV park at Crossings in Glenns Ferry, Idaho. The RV park is located just across the street from the winery, golf course, restaurant and tavern. Aside from tours and tastings, the winery also hosts concerts and other events like crab boils and themed restaurant nights.
Sunset Lakes RV Resort/Yelp
Enjoy camping but with all the modern amenities you and your kids would want at Sunset Lakes RV Resort. Features include a swimming pool, jumping pillows, a game room and basketball, tennis, volleyball and rolle bolle courts. There's also lake access with paddleboat rentals as well as fun nearby attractions.
Lake Rudolph Campground and RV Resort/Yelp
Renfro Valley KOA/Yelp
Renfro Valley KOA is the top RV park in Kentucky because it offers some of the best amenities KOA has to offer, including special summer activities and events, movie nights, a jumping pillow, a swimming pool, an arcade, and basketball and volleyball courts.
The Red Shoes RV Park is a well-maintained RV park that also happens to offer easy access to one of the best casinos in Louisiana. While adults play in the casino, kids can frolic at the heated pool with water slides, play horseshoes, tennis, basketball, volleyball or shuffleboard, or hang out in the clubhouse with a game room and big-screen TV.
Sandy Pines Campground is beloved for its serene surroundings combined with modern amenities like a heated pool, outdoor games and a general store. The charming resort also hosts a variety of social events like bingo, movie nights and ice cream socials.
Cherry Hill Park is the closest campground to Washington, D.C., making it an ideal location for exploring the nation's capital on your RV trip. Aside from its location, the property offers plenty of perks to enjoy after a day spent immersed in history. Cherry Hill Park has two heated pools, a hot tub, a splash park, a sauna, a fishing pond, gem mining and an 18-hole miniature golf course.
Normandy Farms Campground/Yelp
Normandy Farms is one of the best campgrounds in the country because of its many high-quality amenities that will entertain the whole family. It has two softball fields, sports courts, a 1.5-acre dog park, a 20,000-square-foot lodge, four different pools, an 18-hole disc golf course and a bike park.
Hearthside promises luxury in its name and it delivers through a variety of unique features. This RV resort feels like a five-star hotel with amenities such as cooking classes with local chefs, a full-size movie theater, a large pool and stone fireplaces.
This lake resort has it all when it comes to having a ball on the water and then returning home to modern creature comforts. It offers motor and boat rentals of all shapes and sizes, including pontoons and canoes. The resort also has live bait for fishing, a general store, a fish cleaning house and more.
Paradise Ranch and Resort/Yelp
Though Tylertown isn't near Mississippi's stretch of the Gulf Coast, Paradise Ranch and Resort still offers plenty of fun on the water. The park's bass lake is great for fishing, kayaking and wildlife watching, while the Blue Lagoon pool with zipline is sure to thrill the kids. Lakeside sites ensure lovely views for peaceful mornings and relaxing evenings.
Mark Twain Landing/Yelp
If you're looking to relax at an RV resort, then Mark Twain Landing might not be right for you. That's because it's like a theme park and RV park in one. It has a pool with water slides, a lazy river, a wave pool and a tiki bar. Visitors can play a round of miniature golf, visit the fishing pier or catch a film at the indoor and outdoor movie theaters.
Polson Motorcoach Resort/Yelp
Polson RV Resort is the best place in the state of Montana for a luxury RV park experience. Besides its breathtaking views and proximity to Glacier National Park, the resort has a pool and hot tub, a miniature golf course, gas fire pits and a fenced dog run. Polson makes the higher price tag of staying in an RV resort worth it.
Victorian Acres RV Park & Campground/Yelp
Sitting on 26 rolling green acres of land, Victorian Acres RV Park & Campground is known for its clean and comfortable grounds as well as its cheerful owners, who live on site. Amenities include a dog park and free Wi-Fi internet.
Solstice Motorcoach Resort/Yelp
Solstice Motorcoach Resort has a slower pace than the glittering Strip of nearby Las Vegas. This desert RV resort has fitness facilities, a game room, parks and lovely grounds with water features. Solstice will also soon add updates including a pool and hot tub, a pet park and shuffleboard courts.
Danforth Bay Camping & RV Resort/Yelp
Danforth Bay Camping & RV Resort goes big to make sure guests have a luxury experience. It has two beaches, two pools, four playgrounds and more than 300 sites, as well as a 24-hour laundry facility, a camp store and a boat launch.
This new luxury RV site has all the amenities of a traditional hotel, including a concierge and housekeeping services. The resort is convenient to attractions such as Six Flags Great Adventure, speedways and golf courses. Crystal Springs itself sits on almost 50 acres of forest and offers hunting lands, nature trails, a playground and a volleyball court.
Angel Fire RV Resort/Yelp
Angel Fire feels like a traditional resort thanks to its massive, modern clubhouse, bark park for pets, putting green, hot tub, fire pits and more. The well-maintained grounds and helpful staff add to this New Mexico resort's appeal.
New York state's best RV resort is the family-run Lake George RV Park. On top of large, secluded sites, it has a fitness center, a 2-acre off-leash dog park, indoor and outdoor heated pools, a fishing pond, recreation courts, playgrounds, arcades, movie rooms and a playhouse that hosts live entertainment.
Apple Valley Farm sits on 15 acres of North Carolina scenery with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Guests also have access to Rumbling Bald Resort, which has two championship golf courses, swimming pools and beaches, miniature golf, fishing and more.
Clay's Park Resort/Yelp
Clay's Park Resort has a pristine man-made lake that will keep kids and adults entertained all day. There are two 150-foot-long water slides, a lake zipline, fun inflatables, a miniature golf course, lawn games and sports courts. It's no wonder that some people choose to stay here for a season and not just a weekend.
Oceanside RV Resort & Campground/Yelp
Oceanside RV Resort & Campground in Coos Bay lives up to its name. This scenic beachfront resort sits just feet away from the Pacific Ocean. Experience all the Oregon coast has to offer with access to a pet-friendly beach, local food at the on-site snack shack, and fishing and crabbing complete with a convenient crab cooking and cleaning station.
Keen Lake Camping & Cottage Resort/Yelp
Keen Lake Camping & Cottage Resort, located in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, feels like summer camp no matter your age. This family-run resort has a beach and offers a variety of fun water rentals, including stand-up paddle boards and canopy-covered aqua cycles. It also has playgrounds, a solar-heated pool, a children's garden, sports and game courts, a game room and outdoor movie nights.
An area institution since 1969, Wawaloam Campground is a true family destination. It has a general store, snack bar and on-site restaurant that uses local produce and seafood. For kids, there are two waterslides, a splash park, a swimming pool, sports courts, miniature golf and more.
Hilton Head Island Motorcoach Resort is one of the top luxury RV resorts in the country. Conveniently located within walking distance to the beach, it also has plenty of attractions of its own. It has a pool, spa, marble bathrooms, a dog park with dog wash, sports courts, coach detailing services and year-round social activities. It's a great place to stay for a weekend or for a whole summer. You can even own a site here.
While traveling with an RV near Mount Rushmore, one of America's must-see landmarks, stop at this well-equipped lodge. The resort has a two-story granite fireplace, a hot tub and sauna and complimentary breakfast. For fun, check out the splash park, jumping pillow, water slide, miniature golf course, fishing pond and beach volleyball court. For a rustic experience, take advantage of the lodge's on-site stables, mine for gold or catch the nightly chuck wagon dinner show.
Smoky Mountain Premier RV Resort/Yelp
The newly constructed Smoky Mountain Premier RV Resort has become the go-to place to stay for RV owners traveling through the Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg areas. This pet-friendly RV resort has large sites, mature trees and well-maintained facilities. On top of that, you have access to an exercise room, store, playground, outdoor games and a pool with a sun deck.
The Llano Grande Lake Park Resort & Country Club truly combines an RV park with country club sophistication, grounds and amenities. The large resort hosts both full- and part-time residents as well as short-term renters, and it features lighted tennis courts, heated swimming pools and a championship 18-hole golf course. There's also an on-site woodworking shop, art studio and sewing room with classes and workshops, a library, cable TV and fast internet.
Zion River Resort/Yelp
Zion River Resort is a great place to rest between your Utah outdoor adventures amid the photogenic landscape of Zion National Park. The resort's amenities include an outdoor pool and spa, a dog park with river access, a gift shop and shuttle services. There's even a mining sluice where kids and kids-at-heart can try their hand at mining for gems.
Enjoy the natural beauty of Vermont and some of the best freshwater fishing in the country at Apple Island RV Resort. The resort is a spacious community where you can rent or own RV sites and cottages. Amenities include a general store, a deli, nine-hole golf course, a fitness center and access to Lake Champlain via a marina and dock.
American Heritage RV Park/Yelp
For history buffs visiting Colonial Williamsburg, American Heritage RV Park is the ideal spot to stop. This cool, pet-friendly camp has a camp store, fenced dog run, miniature golf, a lending library, a four-seat family bike you can take for a spin and fire barrels for each site so you can unwind by a crackling fire.
Elwha Dam RV Park/Yelp
For a home base from which to explore the Olympic Peninsula, there's no better spot than Elwha Dam RV Park. Though there's no longer a dam, the family-run location does have a convenience store, 24-hour security, outdoor games, fire rings and a playground. The owners even have a vegetable garden that they will let you take your pick from.
There are no campgrounds in D.C. proper, so your best bet for exploring the nation's capital is parking your RV in a neighboring state and taking public transit or a ride-share service into Washington, D.C. The closest RV resort to Washington is Maryland's Cherry Hill Park. Maryland's Greenbelt Park and Virginia's Prince William Forest Park are two nearby national parks that allow RVs to park but don't have hookups.
Roanoke's Briar Point Campground near Stonewall Jackson Lake is the best of both worlds. It's secluded while also being within walking distance from the lodge at Stonewall Resort. The resort has restaurants, an 18-hole golf course, a spa, a marina and a pool. The resort will even deliver the daily paper to your campsite each morning.
Buffalo Lake Camping Resort is a spacious, clean retreat for active families and groups who want to stretch their legs. Along with a solar-heated swimming pool, the park has outdoor games and sports courts, fishing and pedal bike rentals. Dine in at the on-site restaurant or order food that can be directly delivered to your RV site.
Despite having "Virginian" in the name, this lodge is pure Jackson, Wyoming, in its rustic decor. You're definitely not "roughing it" while staying at The Virginian Lodge, however; the lodge has a restaurant, saloon, hot tub, swimming pool and even a tanning salon. It's also an incredibly convenient location for exploring Grand Teton National Park and the city of Jackson Hole. A free shuttle to the city picks up just outside the lodge. If you're traveling without your RV, check out the best hotel you can stay at in every state.
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