Spooky Season is Upon Us

Get your pumpkin carving tools, cobwebs, and spooky décor ready! Halloween is right around the corner and the fun doesn’t stop even at the campground. To make sure you are ready for the fun holiday, here are some tips on how to decorate the interior and exterior of your RV.

            For the interior, you can spice it up with accent pieces! Accent pieces are inexpensive ways to add pops of color. From small pumpkins to themed pillows to artificial fall leaves; all will elevate the space. Change out your wall art for witches’ hats and broomsticks. There are endless ways to bring the spooky holiday cheer!

            Another simple way to decorate the interior, is to spice up your linens. If you have bunk beds in your RV, you can change the bed sheets to fall colors or holiday themed to match the rest of the décor. In the kitchen, you can use themed tablecloths, napkins, plates, and more! From disposable to upscale, there is an option for everyone to keep the spooky mood going throughout your RV trip!

            Lights can be for the inside and outside of your RV. Switch up the classic lights for colored or strobing string lights. There are also Halloween themed lights with pumpkins or other themed options now too! Those will always add a fun atmosphere around your RV site. Another fun way to decorate is silhouette decals on your windows. These are lightweight and are space-saving. There are many options from skeletons to witches to cartoon pumpkins! If you have multiple windows, you can decide on a different design for each window!

            For the exterior, think about how you want it to look first. Do you want a Fall classic look, or do you want to go all out with scary props? For that classic look, head to the pumpkin patch! There you can get a variety of different colored and shaped pumpkins. Get enough in all shapes and sizes to sit around your RV door. You can even add bays of hay to sit on or bundled wheat stalks to give it that Fall feel. If you want to go a bit scarier, you can use the pumpkins you got and have some fun! Have a scary face carving contest. After, set the carved pumpkins outside for all your RV neighbors to see. If you have an awning, you can hang cobwebs from it and wrap them around the whole RV. Go to your local Halloween store and you are sure to find foam tombstones, too! A couple of those propped up against the RV will sure give your neighbors a fright.

            As the leaves are changing, so should your décor! When changing your RV’s décor, have fun with it. From a classic Fall look to a more themed look, everyone is sure to have a blast. Plus your RV will stand out at the campground!

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Three Washington State Parks for RVers

Three Washington State Parks for RVers

There are many sights to see out west, and the state of Washington is one that will not disappoint with three fabulous Washington State Parks for RVers to visit!

When summer comes and it’s easier to justify longer trips, driving to the west coast seems much more reasonable.  After all, aren’t long road trips over the summer what some of the best memories are made from? With three Washington State parks for RVers to choose from, why not add this state to your travel plans this year?

For those who like both hiking and time on the water, Steamboat Rock State Park checks the box. Why do we say that? This park has 320 feet of dock, and seven water launches. Which means anglers, swimmers, paddlers, and water sports fans will find this park a real treat!  In addition to all the water-access, there are 13.1 miles of hiking trails and biking trails. This park even has ten miles of horse trails!

Fishing requires a recreational license (including shellfish harvesting). You will also want to check their website for other important info about when their concession stand is open, burn notices, and other visit-related issues. 

The main park has twenty-six standard campsites, 164 full-hookup sites, three cabins, one dump station, seven restrooms (seven ADA) and twenty showers (sixteen ADA).  There is no longer a group camp site available at this time. Also be aware that the website mentions that mosquitos are prevalent, so make sure you take plenty of supplies for both personal protection as well as your campsite’s outdoor space. With so many fun things to enjoy at this state park, you’ll want to be able to make the most of your stay.

Another great option is Twenty-five Mile Creek State Park, which is located on the beautiful Lake Chelan next to the mountains.  This location gives RVers access to a marina, plus the nearby North Cascades National Park. The marina is great for those that want to explore gorgeous Lake Chelan. There are also several great options for day trips or hikes nearby in the North Cascades like Pot Peak, Stormy Mountain, and Devil’s Backbone.  This park is truly a scenic spot to enjoy sunsets, sunrises, and majestic mountain views with the forest nearby.

The park has twenty-five standard campsites, four partial-hookup sites, seven full-hookup sites, one dump station, two restrooms (one ADA) and six showers (two ADA). There is also a concession store for travelers to pick up firewood, ice, and basic supplies.  The concession store & boat fuel are available seasonally.

For a third fantastic stop, try Manchester State Park because it has plenty of campsites with great activities.  Known for its interesting military sights as well as salt-water access, this park is sure to please a wide range of RVers.  This park features 3,400 feet of saltwater shoreline. Visitors can enjoy Kayaking, swimming, and diving (bring your own gear) at this classic beach park with a view of Bainbridge Island on a sunny day. This park has a rocky shoreline and no boat launches, so you will want to plan accordingly.

In addition to the beach park, there is also an old torpedo warehouse that visitors may be able to check out when it’s not being rented as a wedding venue, family reunion spot, or gathering place.  Several structures remain from the park’s time as a coastal defense fort, so history or military buffs will want to check those out as well.

Manchester state park has thirty-five standard campsites, fifteen partial-hookup sites, and two restrooms and showers. Maximum site length is sixty feet (limited availability). One dump station is located near the entrance; no extra fee required while camping. Reservations are year-round and can be made 9 months in advance of selected date

In closing, Washington state is one of the best states to visit in your RV.  If you have not made it there yet, you will want to add this state to your bucket list for sure!

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Four South Carolina State Parks for RVers in 2022

Four South Carolina State Parks for RVers in 2022

In 2021, South Carolina State Parks saw camping occupancy rates averaging 62.6%, and campsite rentals were up 6% over the prior year.  What does this mean for RVers?  That South Carolina is worth checking out! With RVers seeing surges everywhere due to the growing interest in U.S. based tourism, finding great State Parks to visit takes a little more time, but it’s worth the effort!

We’ve got four great State Parks you’ll want to check out if you still have room in your 2022 travel plans for another stop.

  1. Barnwell State Park is best known for its fishing.  With three small lakes, fishing enthusiasts can catch crappie, bream, bass, and catfish. Non-motorized fishing boats are available for rental, plus there are nature trails & picnicking spots available.  This State Park has twenty-five campsites available and 307 acres for visitors to enjoy! Plus pets are allowed in most outside areas provided they are under physical restraint or on a leash.  See the Barnwell State Park website for more info on campsite reservations.
  2. Edisto Beach is located only an hour from Charleston and is one of the four ocean front state parks visitors can check out. The beach campground has seventy-five spots for RVers to choose from.  While not all of them have ocean views, the beach campground is remarkably close to the water & you can find a perfect spot on the camp map when making your reservation.  Live Oak Campground is a bit more inland and is much larger with 130 RV spots.  This park also offers fishing and has partnered with a local company for beach boat tours like dolphin, sunset, and island excursions.  So if the beach is your happy place, this State Park is work looking into!
  3. Baker Creek State Park offers lakeside camping next to the 71,000 acres of Lake Thurmond. With only thirty-four sites to choose from, RVers will want to check ahead to see if they can book a spot on-line.  This lake also features ten miles of rolling, looping mountain bike trails for mountain biking fans! So if you have someone in your group that loves to mountain bike in the woods, this State Park is one to add to your list!
  4. Devils Fork State Park is the only public access point to 7,565-acre Lake Jocassee.  This mountain spring-fed Lake is encompassed by the Jocassee Gorges, which contribute to one of the highest concentration of waterfalls in the eastern U.S.  In addition to the waterfalls, and Lake Jocassee itself, some of the best South Carolina trout fishing is available in this state park.  On top of all these experiences, Scuba Diving in this lake is extremely popular with access to instructors nearby. With all this park has to offer, it’s easy to see why it’s a favorite for all types of RVers.

With all that South Carolina has to offer, we’ve barely scratched the surface of places RVers can go!  Of course there are other impressive cities & RV resorts that could be mentioned – but that would be for another blog post.  In the meantime, we hope you get a chance to make it over to South Carolina this year!

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What to Check On Your RV Before a Trip

What to Check On Your RV Before a Trip

Are you getting ready to hit the road and explore the country in an RV? Fall and winter are both a fantastic time to take a vacation. Did you know that roughly 42% of RVers prefer traveling in the cooler months?

Before you travel, you’ll want to make sure you’ve checked all the boxes for safety and fun. Whether this is your maiden voyage or you’re a seasoned RVer, it never hurts to work with a to-do list.

Check out today’s post for some of the essential things to check on your RV before you pull away from the house.

Do all the Lights Work?

Don’t get caught in the dark. A few minutes spent checking headlights, tail lights, brake lights, and turn signals will save trouble later. Having a light out can cause you to get pulled over, in addition to being a safety hazard.

Be sure to check your inside lights as well.  If you have bunks with curtains that draw for privacy you’ll want to make sure the bunk users have lights that work so they can enjoy their space fully.  The same goes for any under-the-cabinet lights that get used a lot.

Are You Ready for the Rain?

Check the windshield wipers and ensure you have enough washer fluid. It’s incredible how much of a difference clean windshields can make, especially if you’re traveling at night or during inclement weather.  Plus if you plan to travel to super-cold climates during the winter that may have freeze warnings, you will want to be sure that your wiper-fluid is suitable for colder temperatures.  People that live up north often swap their wiper-fluid for winter, so the fluid won’t freeze on contact with the vehicle windows when temperatures dip below freezing.

Check the Tires

Take a minute to check your tires. Make sure you have enough air pressure and that the tread is in good condition.

If you’re headed out of state, it’s not a bad idea to check on these items during each stop for gas or food – just to be safe. If you’re not sure what tire pressure is correct for your RV, or you’re not comfortable checking and airing up, let your RV service tech help.

Turn on the Fridge

Did you know it takes about 24 hours for an RV refrigerator to get cold?

If you plan to bring perishable foods, it’s a good idea to turn on the fridge the day before you leave. Then, load up your cold foods just before you hit the road. Just like at home, avoid opening the refrigerator door so that everything stays cold.  You will also want to make sure everyone in the family knows how to make sure the fridge is properly closed for travel.

Do a Battery Check

Since you’ll rely on the house batteries for power, check them before you leave. Using a multimeter or battery voltage checker is the best way to ensure these babies are fully charged and ready to go.

Even if you plan to stay at an RV park with hook-ups, you’ll need battery power for things like the water pump and interior lights while you’re on the road.

Be sure to Unplug

It might make for a hilarious movie script, but failing to do this in real life could create a messy problem. Please don’t pull away from home or your campsite before unplugging. Make sure you unplug from the campground pedestal and disconnect your sewer hose.

Need we say more?

Want to Explore More Things to Check on Your RV?

Preparing for an RV trip can be a lot of fun. Get everyone involved in ticking the boxes on the list of things to check on your RV. For those of you wondering what you should have in your RV tool kit, we have a short video from Mike (Huntsville, AL location) to show you what we’d recommend.

If you want even more tips on preparing for an RV vacation or any other questions related to owning a new RV, contact us. Our team is always happy to help set you up with everything necessary for success.

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Three Georgia RV Parks for RV Travelers

Three Georgia RV Parks for RV Travelers

With State Parks and National Parks bursting at full capacity, what is an RVer to do?  Check out all the cool RV Parks available, of course!  And for those that are looking for a good fall destination that has lots of options, Georgia is a great choice!

In 2018 Georgia welcomed a record 111.7 million visitors into the state.  We understand a lot of travelers are still being cautious, which is why RV travel has become so popular.  But why Georgia?

If you visit the state’s Explore Georgia website, you will soon see why.

Georgia visitors can satisfy a slew of interests like arts & culture, history, shopping, music, and events or festivals.  Which means that even if you are traveling with a small group of friends, or family, everyone can find something they will enjoy during their stay.

For Arts & Culture fans, Georgia has become the home of some unique and fun street art in various neighborhoods.  In addition to the street art possibility, there is a Folk-Art Garden in Calhoun that includes miniature castles, homes, and more. For more on Georgia Arts & Culture check out that section of the Visit Georgia website.

For other unique options, the Georgia Aquarium is a good one.  It’s the largest aquarium in the U.S. and has been featured on the Animal Planet show “The Aquarium”. For History fans, the Booth Museum in Cartersville has a gallery with a letter from every U.S. President plus their portrait.  Again, it’s the only museum like it in the U.S.

There are so many attractions in Georgia, it’s really hard to compile a complete list in just one blog post.

The next big question becomes where to stay?  Well of course that will depend on what you want to see while in Georgia.  However, we have 3 suggestions to get you started.

  • Toccoa Valley Campground in in Blue Ridge, GA. It made the list because it has 5 stars on Trip Advisor and also gets good reviews elsewhere on-line.  There are 30 spaces with full electric, water, and sewer hook-ups.  TVC is located in the Aska Adventure Area where you can hike or bike over 17 miles of beautiful mountain trails just minutes away.  It is also just a short drive to the neighboring towns of Ellijay, Blairsville, Hiwassee, Jasper, Young Harris, Morganton, and more.
  • Fair Harbor RV Park is also a top-rated Georgia RV campground. Located just 1/4-mile West of Interstate 75, off Exit 135 across from the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter in Perry, Georgia this park is near Macon, Warner Robbins, and Atlanta. Fishing in the lake is free (no license needed) which has Bass, Bream, and Catfish.  Tuesday nights they host Bingo, and they offer coffee & sausage on Saturday mornings if you want to socialize.
  • Twin Oaks RV Park is found 2/10 mile east off of I-75 at mile marker exit 127, nine miles south of downtown Perry. This Park is near many area attractions such as the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter, the Warner Robins Air Museum, Andersonville Civil War Site & Museum, Home of Jimmy Carter, and much more. This Park has 68 spots with free wi-fi for all. When you check out the park map, you will see there are plenty of options for electrical connections and all the spots have hook-ups for electrical and water.

Georgia is a large, gorgeous state with many attractions and outdoor fun opportunities for travelers.  If you have not been, you owe it to yourself to check out Georgia’s many unique sights.  And now that you have 3 places you could park your RV while you have fun, we hope you check it out!

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Best New Hampshire State Parks for Fall

Best New Hampshire State Parks for Fall

With pumpkin spice in the air, fall color in full bloom, and cooler temperatures on the way, it’s the perfect time to plan a trip to visit one of the seventy-five New Hampshire state parks!  Twenty-three of the state parks have facilities for campers, so we thought we’d share a few that are worth adding to your fall RV trip!

Wondering why you should visit New Hampshire State Parks?  This state is well-loved by many tourists because of the wide variety the state offers travelers.  It has ocean access, lakes, and gorgeous mountain drives that offer plenty of leaf peeping opportunities! And with fall upon us, there are plenty of scenic drives that offer fantastic fall foliage for tourists to enjoy!

White Lake State Park has 202 campsites along with many fun activities for the family.  This park is part of the NH state park system, so reservations can be made on-line through the Reserve America system.

This park has so many amenities it will be hard to decide on just one! Guests can choose between swimming, boating, kayaking, walking trails, and much more.  There is a lovely beach area in the warmer months, and in the winter the park offers both snow-shoeing and snowmobiling for fun.  With a park store, playground, picnic areas, plus a picnic pavilion, White Lake State Park can accommodate family vacations as well as extended family gatherings.

Lake Francis State Park in Pittsburg, NH is also an excellent choice for RVers.  Lake Francis campground provides 45 sites including 9 sites with water/electric (20amp) hook-ups for guests and is home to The spectacular Lake Francis which spans 2000 acres (809 hectares).  For those that enjoy being out on the water, there are canoe and kayak rentals on-site plus a boat ramp!  Other activities and facilities like walking trails, picnic areas, playground, etc. make the Lake Francis State Park a favorite among locals and visitors alike.  For those that are looking for bike and ATV access, this park can accommodate those activities as well.

Ellacoya State Park has 37 RV campsites and is located in Gilford on the southwest shore of Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire’s largest lake.  This park gets great reviews for the water views as well as the abundance of water activities like swimming, canoeing, Kayaking, etc.  There is even a boat ramp.  This park has a playground too, along with picnic grounds and picnic pavilion.

Reservations are recommended for all the New Hampshire state parks, which use the Reserve America system and be sure to check on-line to see if there are any spots available before you go!  We know fall is a glorious time to enjoy New Hampshire and all the beautiful colors.  So get out there and make some colorful memories this fall!

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Planning Your Trip: Six Top RV Destinations You Need to Know

Planning Your Trip: Six Top RV Destinations You Need to Know

Whether you’ve just bought your first RV or have been RVing for a while now, check out this list of the best RV destinations to help you plan your next trip. Whether you’re looking to travel near or far, these RV destinations will keep you and your family entertained. Read on to explore these different top destinations and add them to your bucket list! 

1.  Minot, North Dakota

One of the top RV destinations is Minot, North Dakota. This city was founded in 1886 as a winter camp and quickly sprung up ‘like magic’ over night…which earned it the nickname “Magic City”.  Enjoy the forestland and Scandinavian heritage in this area.  The Dakota Territory Air Museum and Scandinavian Heritage park are both popular attractions.  Many stay at the family-owned park known as the Roughrider RV Resort where there are plenty of hook-ups to choose from, as well as back-in and pull-through spots.  

2.  Key West, Florida

One of the best destinations for RVers is Key West, Florida.   This popular spot boasts an aquarium, haunted walking tours, bicycle tours, dolphin experiences, as well as the home of Ernest Hemmingway, and much more!

You and your family will get to enjoy the beach and pool area as well as free wireless internet, a marina, and more at Boyd’s Key West Campground which is only a few miles from downtown Key West. 

Keep in mind that this campground does get crowded so you will want to check ahead for availability. 

3.  Fairbanks, Alaska

Fairbanks Alaska has a lot to offer RVers with a taste for adventure.  Pioneer Park, Aurora Ice Museum, Running Reindeer Ranch, and the Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum are all excellent opportunities to see new and unusual sights.  And there are so many other cool things to see in Fairbanks, this is just a few options to get you started.

You can park your RV at the River’s Edge RV Park in Fairbanks, Alaska. What’s nice about this park is that there’s plenty of room for you and your family to spread out.  There are biking and walking trails to enjoy when you are in the park.  RVers can also enjoy hot meals right at the resort’s restaurant, Chena’s.

4.  Yosemite, California

Enjoy Yosemite National Park which became a national park on October 1, 1890. One of the best RV camping destinations is at the Yosemite Pines RV Park in Yosemite, California. While you can stay within Yosemite National Park, there aren’t any hookups. 

The Yosemite Pines RV Park is only 22 miles from the park and you’ll get to enjoy back-in sites and pull-through spots. It’s very family-friendly and your family can enjoy panning for gold and petting alpacas too.

5.  Helen, Georgia

If you enjoy the mountains then you’ll love Helen, Georgia. Plus the Bavarian feel of the downtown area in this northeastern town makes it truly unique.

There is an abundance of walking trails around the waterfront along with many dining options. The Yonah Mountain Camping Resort is a great option for a place to stay. It’s family-friendly as well with a clubhouse, swimming pool, and picnic pavilion. Yonah Mountain Campground also won the 2017, 2016, 2014, and 2011 Readers’ Choice Award for Best Campground from the White County News!

6.  Traverse City, Michigan

Traverse City Michigan is the largest producer of tart cherries in the United States, so head there in July for the cherry festival! The surrounding area is also well known for it’s grape & wine production.  In addition to these types of attractions, nature lovers will also fine plenty of trails and parks to enjoy right on the waterfront. You can jet ski, kayak, or boat during the summer months. In 2009, TripAdvisor named Traverse City the number two small town travel destination in the United States. Traverse City State Park offers campsites for RV travelers using the Campnab system.  This on-line search & reservation tool enables RV owners to search for sites based on the length they need for their RV. 

Exploring Six Top RV Destinations 

After checking out this guide, you now have a list of some of the top RV destinations that you will want to add to your travel list. Ready to explore this beautiful country of ours from the comfort of your very own RV?  

Contact us today! Our team of RV experts will help you find the right RV for your travel lifestyle. 

 

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The Top 9 State Parks for RV Owners to Visit in California

The Top 9 State Parks for RV Owners to Visit in California

Ready to pack up the RV and take a trip through the beautiful state of California? As the most biodiverse state in the US, California has a near-infinite number of sights to see when you visit.  Let’s take a look at the top 9 state parks for RV owners to visit in California.

1. Crystal Cove State Park

Starting off the list in Orange County, Crystal Cove is a Southern California treasure. Moro campground offers rugged beachside views, beautiful sunsets, and plenty of caves to explore.  Being down the road from the famed Newport Beach doesn’t hurt either.

2. Humboldt Redwoods State Park

Home of the tallest and longest-lasting trees in the world, Humboldt Redwoods will inspire awe in any camper.  A mix of old and new growth, this state park is home to the most ancient redwoods on Earth and absolutely deserves a spot on this list.

3. Pfeiffer Big Sur State Parks

The Pfeiffer Big Sur campground is an incredible staging point to see attractions like McWay Falls and the Big Sur River.  There are 189 campsites and it’s a very popular park, so you will want to check Reserve California to make a reservation.  Each campsite includes a parking area for at least one car, a fire pit and a picnic table. No hookups are provided at any site. Fresh water, hot showers and toilets are located throughout the campground.

4.  McArthur Burney Falls Memorial State Park

The waterfalls this park is named after are well worth the drive to McArthur Burney Falls. Right around the corner from lake Britton, this park offers incredible hiking, fishing, and camping in the northernmost areas of California.

5.  Mount Tamalpais State Park

Visiting San Francisco?

Mount Tamalpais belongs on your agenda. Just past the north end of San Francisco Bay, Mt. Tamalpais offers gorgeous views over the bay year-round with a hike to the top of the mountain, all while being just a short drive from the Golden gate Bridge.  Again, you can make a reservation through Reserve California online.

6.  Morro Bay State Park

Morro Bay is a coastal state park and lagoon on the Central Coast.  Best known for the huge Morro Rock, the state park also offers fishing, hiking, sailing, and much more!  The park also features an 18 hole public golf course and marina along with a museum of natural history that you’ll want to check out!

7.  Portola Redwoods State Park

Located south of the San Francisco Bay, Portola is a hidden treasure of a state park.  A very relaxed atmosphere way stop, the towering trees keep gentle watch over you and your family as you enjoy the abundant hiking, swimming, and picnic opportunities within. The park boasts over 18 miles of trails, as well as waterfalls on Fall and Pescadero Creeks. Be advised there is no cell phone service within this park and the surrounding area, so ride sharing services are discouraged.  If unplugging is on your list of things to do- this park is for you!

8.  Russian Gulch State Park

Russian Gulch state park might be California’s best-kept secret. Nestled on the coast in the far northern reaches of the state, this park offers incredible views of the coast, forests, and wildlife that call the area home.  If you want to experience everything that Russian Gulch has to offer, make sure you visit in the summer because the park closes in the cold months.

9.  Emerald Bay State Park

Last on the list is the gem of California’s state parks. Nestled into the southwest corner of blue Lake Tahoe, Emerald Bay state park truly offers some of the most fantastic scenery to be found in the entire state. You will want to check their website to plan your visit based on the most current information.

The park even includes a massive castle named Vikingsholm.  Finished in the 1920s, this monolith is a must-see for any tourists passing through the park. However, the walk down to the castle is incredibly steep and there are no rides back up.  The park advises that visitors with medical conditions or mobility issues avoid the steep 1 mile hike.

Get on the Road

Whether you’re ready to take your family on a road trip to the west, or if you have more questions, please check out our blog for all the information you need to plan your trips!

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Top Rhode Island State Parks for RVers

Top Rhode Island State Parks for RVers

Temperatures are rising and flowers are blooming. That means summer is here! Now is the best time to visit these top Rhode Island state parks for RV owners.

From beaches to hiking trails, there is a Rhode Island state park for everyone. Though the state is only a little over 1,000 square miles, it has plenty of excellent state parks to explore.

Here are a few state parks to add to your list of places to visit this summer.

Charlestown Breachway State Park

Charlestown Breachway is the perfect Rhode Island beach getaway. The campground has 75 RV spots and scenic beach views all around.

This state part is great for swimmers, fishermen, and all-around water lovers. If you are also traveling with a boat, there is a convenient boat launch located in the park.

Charlestown Breachway’s beautiful beaches are great for the whole family. Whether you are wanting a relaxing day laying on the sand or can’t wait to dip your toes in the water, you can’t lose with a beach day at this state park. Not to mention, the breachway offers some of the best saltwater fishing and shell fishing in the area.

Fishermen’s Memorial State Park

Fishermen’s Memorial State Park is located in Narragansett, Rhode Island, just off Route 108. With gorgeous patches of trimmed grass and an array of outdoor activities, this park seems like the ideal seaside village.

This park is great for active groups. There are tennis and basketball courts in the park, as well as a playground for younger travelers.

Another great perk of Fishermen’s Memorial State Park is its proximity to many of Rhode Island’s beaches. The park is not too far from the Scarborough, Roger Wheeler, and Salty Brine state beaches.

Burlingame State Park

Just off Route 1 in Charlestown, RI lays a woodland playground full of fun for the whole family. Burlingame State Park spans over 3,100 acres of land with hundreds of campsites that can accommodate RVs.

There is plenty to do while in the tree-lined Burlingame State Park. One of the main attractions is the various hiking trails nearby. There’s even a 9-mile-long trail in the park for hikers that want a challenge.  Plus this park boasts about 80 different species of birds for birdwatching fans to check out.

And you can’t miss out on the freshwater beach on site. The beach is perfect for swimming and other summer water activities like canoeing (you can even rent a canoe at the park).

Plan a Great Summer Trip with these Top Rhode Island State Parks for RVers!

Get ready to pack your bags and set off on another great summer getaway in your RV! Whether you are already in the New England area, or Rhode Island is just one stop of many during a long road trip, at least one of these State Parks is worth checking out.

For other RV tips and travel guides, please check out the rest of our blog. No matter where you’re planning to travel this summer, we got you covered!

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4 Best State Parks in Montana for RV Owners to Visit

4 Best State Parks in Montana for RV Owners to Visit

If you haven’t checked out Montana yet, here are the four best state parks in Montana for RV Owners to visit. In this guide, we’ll share some information on which state parks in Montana you’ll want to add to your travel plans for summer.

1. Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park

This is one of the first state parks, and is also one of the most well-known. You can go camping and cave exploring at this state park. There are a ton of natural rock sculptures in the cave, and June 6th through 12th is actually Cave Week with special activities available. Cave tours are only available by guides and are typically given May 28th through September 30th.

At this campground, reservations can be booked online.  Plus they have amenities like showers, a playground, and a dump station (May-September only), along with back-in and pull-through RV spots.

2. Big Arm State Park

Big Arm State Park is home to one of the biggest natural freshwater lakes in the western United States.

Flathead Lake is a natural lake that’s 15 miles wide and 28 miles long. The campsite is at around a 3000-foot elevation covering 217 acres. There are 70 campsites.

The Big Arm Bay stretches along the lake and is a well-loved spot for sunbathing and swimming. If you love to go fishing, make sure you get a tribal/joint state fishing license.

If you’re a photographer, you’ll be able to capture some unique shots of wildlife. You can also go boating, biking, hiking, scuba diving, and more.

Make sure you also check out Wild Horse Island State Park. The island’s over 2100 acres wide and off the west shore of the lake. You’ll see bald eagles, bighorn sheep, and wild horses. Access to this this island is only by boat.

3. Salmon Lake State Park

Also consider checking out Salmon Lake campground, which sits on 42 acres of land. There are 20 campsites for visitors to consider. Salmon Lake’s park is located between the Swan and Mission mountain ranges.

Activities include fishing, hiking, bird watching, and water sports. If you’re a bird lover, you may see red-necked grebes, bald eagles, loons, or osprey.

You can find cutthroat trout, Kokanee salmon, or northern pike fish in the lake, and many others. Hikers will enjoy the stunning views of western larch, ponderosa pine, and Douglas fir trees.

4. Placid Lake State Park

Placid Lake is a popular location for families. Placid Lake Park is 31 acres,  and there are 40 campsites to consider.

If your group is into watersports, this park has plenty of options.  Boating, canoeing, kayaking, water skiing, and swimming are all available.  For fishing enthusiasts, there are a variety of species in the lake. You could catch perch, bull trout, whitefish, or kokanee salmon.

Make sure you get a Montana fishing license beforehand. Get the fishing regulation booklet from the staff at the park.

With plenty of wildlife in the park, young campers could easily spot red necked grebes, waterfowl, osprey and common loons.

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