Summertime is the best time of the year to take your home on wheels across the country and take in all of the sights possible. Fortunately, there are many places to park your RV, however, some places can be better than others. In addition to having a nice view, it’s important for an RV park to be well-equipped with the amenities that you need.
Reader’s Digest recently put together a list of “The Best RV Parks in Every State,” so we decided to share five of the best ones on that list. Of course, if you happen to be in the neighborhood of any of the others on the list, then you know you’ll be in good hands.
Grand Canyon Railway RV Park: Williams, Arizona
If you’re looking to take in the grandiose sights of the Grand Canyon, then and your family can head to the Grand Canyon Railway RV Park located in Williams, Ariz. There’s a train that goes from Williams to the Grand Canyon National Park, so you won’t have to worry about driving your RV to the park.
And if your family decides to stay in the for the night, then everyone can enjoy watching DirectTV on a provided high-definition TV. But if they would rather be active, then they can enjoy the fitness trail, basketball and volleyball courts, horseshoes, and even an indoor pool and hot tub. There are also water and sewer hookups in each of the park’s 124 extra-wide spaces and the facilities are open all year.
Wine Country RV Resort: Paso Robles, California
The Wine Country RV Resort is located in the San Luis Obispo county’s wine region and offers a pet-friendly, ultra-clean place to park your home on wheels. The park is just a short drive from popular sightseeing spots like Hearst Castle in addition to some hot springs. It offers plenty of amenities including a swimming pool, hot tub, picnic area, and laundry facilities. But if you don’t want to stay in the RV, then you can even rent out a one- or two-bedroom cottage to experience a taste of wine country living.
Henderson Beach State Park: Destin, Florida
Have you ever had a view of the beach from your RV? If not, then head down to Destin, Fla., and stay at the Henderson Beach State Park. According to the park’s website, you can “enjoy a majestic shoreline anchored by 30-foot, snow-white sand dunes. But if that’s not enough to lure you in, then maybe you’ll like the hiking trails, boardwalks, and picnic areas that the park also has to offer.
Fortunately, the camping fees are only $30 per night and you’ll be able to park in one of 60 spaces with water and electric hookups. According to Reader’s Digest, there is also an air-conditioned bathhouse and a laundry facility.
Camper’s Haven RV Resort: Dennisport, Massachusetts
If you would rather have a more private beach location, then you might want to point your RV toward the Camper’s Haven RV Resort located in Dennisport, Mass on the Nantucket Sound. Reader’s Digest reports that this RV resort is the only park on the sound that has its own private swimming beach. It’s also located near Martha’s Vineyard and has access to other sights like lighthouses and the Cape Cod National Seashore.
Some of the resort amenities include a mini-golf course, basketball, billiards, and an on-site store. Every site at the resort has access to Wi-Fi, cable TV, restrooms, and shower facilities.
Elk Meadow Lodge/RV Park: Estes Park, Colorado
In case the beach isn’t your thing, you can always visit the Rockies and stay at the Elk Meadow Lodge/RV Park. The park itself is located in Estes Park, Colo., and is close to the Rocky Mountain National Park, which is a great place to see by RV. When you’re done taking in the majestic sights, you and your family can hunker down and enjoy the park’s amenities.
The resort features a large outdoor pool, hot tub, a bathhouse, and there’s even live entertainment from time to time. Staying there won’t break the bank either, as it costs $67 to $74 a night throughout the year.