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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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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What Are the RV Length Restrictions in National Parks?

What Are the RV Length Restrictions in National Parks?

Remember Robin Williams’ mid-2000s family road trip comedy flick, RV? What a great movie that was to watch! In it, the Munro clan (with a dad played by Robin Williams – RIP) hits the open road in a rented RV.

It’s 2020, and RVs are now bigger and better than ever. So before you visit the national parks of your choice, make sure your RV falls within the RV length guidelines at the parks you’re going to.

What’s the Ideal Length of an RV for Visiting National Parks?

If you’re not sure of the ideal length for national parks, you’ll want to choose an RV between 25 and 30 feet long. Most national parks will accommodate RVs between those lengths. Almost 98% of  National Park campgrounds can accommodate RVs up to 19 feet long. You will still have a large number of options if your RV is up to 25 feet since more than 90% of parks permit that length. On average, national parks will allow RVs with a maximum length of 27 feet.

How to Measure the Length of Your RV?

If your RV’s on the shorter side, you might want to take the manufacturer’s measurement of its length and add a few feet to that number. That way, you play it safe and give your vehicle some extra maneuvering space. And while we would like to say the number in the manufacturer’s model number is always 100% accurate, it is not.  For example take the Puma 23-RBFQ .  This model number seems to read: “23-foot Rear Bunk (or bath) Front Queen.”  However, this RV actually is 28 feet long so the 23 doesn’t make much sense, but you could also think of it as a way to “sort” the product line from smallest to biggest with length as an approximation. In other words – if you want to know the exterior length of your RV (for sure) get a tape measure out and measure it yourself.  The same goes for the height of your RV.  And be sure when you measure the height of your RV you consider any vents on the roof, or possibly the air conditioner, as those might not be visible from the side or the cab.

You will also want to call the park you’re visiting to confirm availability of the sites’ lengths, widths, and other information directly from someone who’s current on the park’s situation. For example, many parks have a limited number of ‘pull through’ sites, so if you’re a novice RVer and prefer pull-through parking you’ll want to call ahead.

Which National Parks Should You Visit?

Why not take in the stunning views of the Grand Canyon? The Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona has breathtaking, bucket list-scenery. It draws visitors the world over, and it can fit RVs up to 30 feet at two campgrounds (30 feet including your vehicle and RV at one of the campgrounds). One campground can even accommodate RVs up to 50 feet long.

Yosemite National Park, another world-famous destination, allows RVs at nine campgrounds. One campground permits rigs as long as 40 feet. Other campgrounds can handle RVs up to 35 feet long, and one campground only takes RVs with a maximum of 27-feet.

Or consider touring the picturesque Acadia National Park in Maine. This spotless park has no restrictions whatsoever on RV length at any of its campgrounds, so have at it.

Another world-renowned destination is Yellowstone National Park, which spans across Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. Home of the iconic Old Faithful geyser, bears, bison, and wolves (oh my!), Yellowstone is a national treasure. It’s great for your RV, too, with many of its campgrounds making space for 40- and 50-foot-long recreational vehicles.

What Are the RV Length Restrictions at Other National Parks?

Check out the maximum RV lengths permitted at some of America’s other most well-known national parks:

  • Denali National Park (AK): 40 feet
  • Everglades National Park (FL): 45 feet
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park (TN): 40 feet for RVs, 35 feet for trailers
  • Mount Rainier National Park (WA): 35 feet for RVs, 27 feet for trailers
  • Rocky Mountain National Park (CO): 40 feet

How Do You Decide to Rent or Purchase an RV?

Now that you know all about RV length restrictions, you’re ready to get one of your own to go enjoy all the beautiful natural scenery that America has to offer.

Consult our “Why Renting an RV is a Smart Choice” blog to figure out if renting or buying is better for your family. Or browse our vast selection of RVs to find the RV that’s the right length (and price) for you and your family.

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RV Bucket List Destinations: The 5 Best RV Parks in the USA

RV Bucket List Destinations: The 5 Best RV Parks in the USA

More than 10 million US households own an RV and more people are opting to live in them full-time. If you’re trying to figure out the best RV parks to enjoy your RV, you’re in luck. We are going to help you plan out your next trip.

Continue reading this article to learn about some of the best RV parks in the US, and some that will give you the most bang for your buck.

1. Bella Terra RV Resort – Alabama

If you’re looking for a super upscale RV resort, then Bella Terra RV resort in Alabama is the place for you. You’ll be just minutes from sugar-white sands and plenty of good eats. If you don’t want to leave the RV park, there is plenty to do there as well.

You’ll have access to a beautiful pool, jacuzzi, a dry sauna, big dog parks for your furry friends, and much more.

2. Yosemite Pines RV Resort – California

If you’re ready to see Yosemite National Park, but you don’t want to stay within the national park, then Yosemite Pines RV resort is the perfect spot for you.

It’s only 22 miles from the entrance of the park and it offers amazing views. You can enjoy the normal amenities you’ll see at most RV parks (like a swimming pool), but you’ll also find a petting zoo and a gold panning site.

3. Tiger Run RV Resort – Colorado

Head over to Tiger Run RV Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado if you want to enjoy beautiful views at any time of the year. This is actually one of the few places in the mountains of Colorado that stay open year round.

No matter when you visit, you’ll find there is plenty to do. If you’re there in the winter, you’re not far from the slopes. If you’re there in the summer, you’ll be able to enjoy trails, mountains, and some of the most amazing views.

4. Ozarks RV Resort on Table Rock Lake  – Arkansas

Another beautiful luxury resort is Ozarks RV Resort on Table Rock Lake. Just 30 minutes from Branson, this resort is perfect for explorers and tourists. Branson has plenty of museums, amusement parks, and live music entertainment if you decide you want to leave the resort.

You’ll have gorgeous views and plenty to do if you decide to stick around the RV resort instead of going out to explore. With amenities like lighted pickle-ball courts, lighted tennis courts, and a nine-hole par 3 golf course on the lake shore-line you will have plenty of in-park options!

5. Boyd’s Key West Campground – Florida

Head down to the southernmost part of Florida and say hello to some of the most insanely beautiful sunsets at Boyd’s Key West Campground. Once you visit, you won’t want to go anywhere else when you’re in the Keys.

There are plenty of opportunities to Kayak and see wild life.  Plus this resort features it’s own fishing pier, boat ramp, and fish cleaning station.

Visiting the Best RV Parks

Now you know about some of the more of the best RV parks in America. With summer in full swing, and plenty of travelers hitting the road, be sure to check the RV parks’ websites before you go to stay up to date. Many RV parks post updates on availability and the reservation process right on the first page of their website to try and make it as easy as possible for you to plan your stay.

Do you have questions about which RV you should buy? We are more than happy to help you make your selection. Also, make sure to read our article about must-see national parks on the east coast.

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5 Reasons You Should Plan an Alaska Road Trip

5 Reasons You Should Plan an Alaska Road Trip

About 22% of all vacations in America were road trips in 2015. Many people’s dream trip is to go on an Alaska road trip and see the breathtaking sights.

If you are prepared properly, the trip will be an amazing experience. Since long stretches of the journey have spots where it is difficult to get fuel and do repairs, knowing what to expect can help you avoid some of these issues.

Continue reading this article to learn the top reasons you should take a road trip to Alaska.

1. The Midnight Sun

If you want to mess with your sleep patterns and experience something that is totally out of your normal — you’ve got to see the midnight sun. Make sure you include an eye mask when you’re making your packing list, or you’re not going to get much sleep while you’re visiting.

The midnight sun benefits the plants in Alaska, and some parts of Alaska are known for their giant vegetables.

2. The Northern Lights

One that will make you stand in awe is seeing the Northern Lights. This amazing sight happens because of solar activity. You do have to make your way pretty far north in Alaska to see the lights, and it can get very cold, but it will be something you will never forget.

3. Countless Roads to Explore

Alaska takes up a large part of the U.S., and there are so many roads where you can park for hours and never see another vehicle. Alaska even has several resources developed to help RVers enjoy this beautiful country. And if you are looking for some RV parks to stop at while exploring this beautiful country you will find a variety of options.

4. Monster Mountains

If you wanted to get an idea of how small we are as humans, then visiting Alaska and staring up at its monstrous mountains will definitely give you some perspective. Alaska is home to Denali, which is the tallest mountain in North America.

You don’t have to go to the tallest mountain to get an amazing mountain experience. There are plenty of other places where you can explore and enjoy nature and a good workout.

5. Skiing and Snow Sport Opportunities

Winters in Alaska offer so many unique opportunities! There is dog mushing, reindeer running, outdoor hot springs, and snow-shoeing in the back country.

Of course there is plenty of fresh powdery snow for skiers, and snowmobiling is always a fun option.  And for those that want to just kick back and relax there are plenty of scenic areas for spotting wildlife in this gorgeous northern state.

 

Enjoying an Alaska Road Trip

There’s nothing quite like taking an Alaska road trip. The sights and sounds of this magical state will take your breath away.

Have you thought about getting an RV or upgrading your RV? There are lots of options for you to look into, and we would be glad to answer any questions you have. Take a look at our new RVs or our used inventory to see if there is anything of interest.

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