50 Best Waterfront RV Parks: Plan Your Next Amazing Vacation & Make a Splash!

Last Updated on September 24, 2021 by Christina

Sun, sand, and water. If these are your top priorities when choosing an RV park or campground then this is the list for you!

We’ve combed through hundreds of reviews and handpicked the highest-rated waterfront RV parks across all 50 states (yep, even Alaska and Hawaii). Just having a beach didn’t earn these places a spot on our list. Every campground we selected offers visitors something unique – whether it’s the scenic views, incredible amenities, or local recreation opportunities. So check out our list and start planning your next incredible RV vacation today.

Amazing Waterfront RV Parks & Campgrounds in the Northeast

Connecticut – Hammonasset Beach State Park

You can swim in the salt water, collect shells, build a sandcastle, sunbathe, relax, and walk along the boardwalk that gazes upon Long Island Sound at Connecticut’s largest public beach park. Launch a carry-in boat, take a canoe trip, or fish from the stone breakwater. Summer activities include nature talks, bingo, movies, horseshoes, bocce and volleyball. The children’s play area offers a pirate ship, swings, and slides. The Meigs Point Nature Center offers programs and activities for park visitors during the summer season. Hammonasset campground has 552 sites for all types of RVs including small tear drop campers and larger Class C motorhomes. There are also many amenities including restrooms, showers, a camp store, dump stations, and water.

Delaware – Cape Henlopen State Park

Cape Henlopen State Park is situated at the mouth of the Delaware Bay and features more than 6 miles of coastline. Cape Henlopen’s beaches attract thousands of visitors who enjoy everything from ocean swimming, boating, fishing, and kayaking to clamming, paddle-boarding and wind-surfing. But Cape Henlopen offers more than just the ocean and bays. The park’s premiere trails offer hiking and biking exploration. Cape Henlopen’s campground is set among pine-covered dunes. The campground offers water, electric hook-ups, fire rings and picnic tables, camp store, laundry facility, pull-through sites, play area, additional dump stations and more.

Maine – Moorings Oceanfront RV Resort

Moorings Oceanfront RV Resort offers oceanfront RV camping along the scenic Penobscot Bay in coastal Maine. Its 44 sites boast grand views of the Bay and offer an abundance of on-site amenities plus activities for the whole family. Campers can enjoy private ocean beach access, use the kayak launch, or play a game of horseshoes while vacationing here. Campsites at Moorings Oceanfront RV Resort have electrical service, water and sewer hookups, cable, a campfire ring, and picnic table. Guests also enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi.

Maryland – Pocomoke River State Park

​Tucked away on Maryland’s lower eastern shore, Pocomoke River State Park is well known for cypress swamps that border the Pocomoke River. The park provides a base for a vast array of outdoor and tourist activities including fishing, biking, birding, boating, hiking and more. Camper registration is located at the Shad Landing camp store. Pocomoke River State Park has 175 campsites. All campsites at Pocomoke River State Park are equipped with a picnic table and fire ring. Centrally located bathhouses have hot water showers and flush toilets. Various camping units are welcome. Electric hookups are available in the Acorn Trail, Deer Run and Robin’s Nest Loops.

Massachusettes – Beach Rose RV Park

Beach Rose RV Park is located in Salisbury, Massachusetts, a small costal beach town and popular summer destination just minutes away from the Atlantic Ocean. This family-owned campground has 50 RV sites offering electrical, water, sewer, and cable hookups. Pets are also welcome! Families will find plenty of things to do while staying at this beachfront campground. Nearby attractions include Salisbury Beach State Reservation and Plum Island Beach, kayaking and canoeing, harbor cruises, and whale watching tours.

New Hampshire – Umbagog Lake State Park

Umbagog Lake Campground is located on the south end of Umbagog Lake. Pronounced Um-‘bay’-gog, the lake name is Abenaki for shallow water. The Abenaki were a Native American tribe that resided in the area. The campground has a camp store, flush and pit toilets, and coin-operated showers. There are 32 sites in the main campground and 35 remote campsites in isolated locations around the lake. There are plenty of outdoor activities here to enjoy including a beach area for swimming, excellent fishing, wildlife viewing, and boating. Canoe, kayak, and rowboat rentals are also available. Wildlife viewing includes a variety of birds, deer, and moose. 

New Jersey – Beachcomber Camping Resort

Blue skies and ocean breezes will greet you at Beachcomber Camping Resort. This family-owned campground in Cape May, New Jersey, offers spacious sites and full service amenities. There are many activities to do thanks to the fresh, spring-fed lake. Adults will enjoy relaxing on the white sandy beach. Kids will love the 16-foot waterside and trampoline in the hot summer months. You can also rent kayaks, paddle boards, and paddle boats or swim any of the six pools (3 large pools, 3 kid pools). Many more attractions along the shore are just minutes away.

New York – Lake George Escape Camping Resort

With 175 acres of lush woods and meadows surrounded by the 6 million acre Adirondack Park, Lake George Escape Camping Resort will make your camping trip an experience to remember! This campground offers 575 RV sites including pull-through sites for larger RVs like Class A motorhomes and back-in sites for smaller RVs like travel trailers and fifth wheels. The campground also has a variety of pond front, waterfront or wooded sites. Amenities include a clubhouse, nature/hiking trails, swimming pool, laundry facilities, boat rental, several sports courts and a dog park. Local attractions include the Village of Lake George, Six Flags and Saratoga Springs.

Pennsylvania – WaterSide Campground

WaterSide Campground is one of the highest-rated campgrounds in Pennsylvania located on the Juniata River and the historic Pennsylvania Canal. This campground is open year-round and accommodates all kinds of RVers. Amenities include a heated pool, river access for fishing and swimming, historic canal rides, theme weekends, and so much more. A wide variety of adventures and excursions are nearby as well, including kayak and rafting trips, shopping, dining, and tours of Lewistown; as well as a visit to the Big Valley, home to the area’s Amish communities.

Rhode Island – East Beach State Campground

One of the least developed of the Rhode Island state beaches, East Beach is a spectacular seaside location for swimming and saltwater fishing. Adventurous RVers will love Rhode Island’s East Beach State Campground for a rustic camping experience on 3 miles of undeveloped beach frontage. There are no utilities and special camping/vehicle equipment requirements are required for camping at this location. All camping units must self-contained and equipped with 4-wheel drive. Trailers and fifth wheels are not allowed, making Class B motorhomes a perfect contender for camping here. This barrier beach and 20 site campground location offers four composting toilets for restrooms.

Vermont – Button Bay State Park

Button Bay, a 253-acre park, is named for the button-like concretions formed by clay deposits found along the shoreline. This Vermont state park campground overlooks Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains to the west. There are 53 campsites, restrooms with flush toilets, hot and cold running water, and coin-operated hot showers. Families with children will enjoy swimming in the park pool and visiting the nature center. Additionally, there kayaking/canoe and boat launches.

Midwest’s Best Waterfront Campgrounds & RV Parks

Illinois – Shabbona Lake State Park

Shabbona Lake State Park is located just miles west of Chicago, off U.S. 30, and features 1,550 acres of natural heaven. With facilities for picnicking, camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, and winter sports, Shabbona Lake is a convenient and comfortable retreat where you can refresh and reinvigorate yourself in a rare, unspoiled environment. RVers can camp at the Shabbona Lake State Recreation Area that offers 150 premium campsites with electricity, picnic table, fire rings and vehicle access.

Indiana – Indiana Dunes State Park

Indiana Dunes consists of 2,182 acres of primitive, beautiful, historic and unique Hoosier landscape and includes more than three miles of beautiful beach along Lake Michigan’s southern shore. The park’s main feature is the large sand dunes that tower nearly 200 feet above Lake Michigan. Visitors can hike the dunes, swim on the beach, bird watch or stop by the nature center. The park also has miles of hiking trails and cross-country skiing trails, too.  There are 150 electric campsites available.

Iowa – Dolliver Memorial State Park

Dolliver Memorial State Park in northwest Iowa is unique for its natural bluffs and geological formations. Dolliver overlooks the Des Moines River Valley and spreads across 594 acres of flatlands and more than 5 miles of rugged trails. Highlights of the park include Boneyard Hollow, the Copperas Beds and historic Native American mounds. The Dolliver Campground overlooks the Des Moines River and contains electric sites, a modern restroom and shower building, and dump station. 

Kansas – Canning Creek Cove Park

Canning Creek Cove Park is located on Council Grove Lake in the green expanses of eastern Kansas. Visitors can enjoy boating, swimming, fishing, hiking, and hunting around Council Grove Lake. Canning Creek campground offers electric campsites, clean restrooms with flush toilets, and other modern amenities are provided. Reviewers add that this campground is very well maintained and the sites are very level making it a great spot for first-time RVers.

Michigan – Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Wild beauty and rustic campgrounds beckon you to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. This national park, located on the south shore of Lake Superior in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, features sandstone cliffs, beaches, sand dunes, waterfalls, inland lakes, and deep forest. RVers can boondock at one of three rustic campgrounds at Pictured Rocks. These sites do not have hookups and water is shut off during colder months so make sure you’re prepared for this Michigan adventure.

Minnesota – Grand Marais Recreation Area

Minnesota’s arrowhead region is famous for spectacular Lake Superior scenery, pristine Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, rugged Sawtooth Mountain range, Superior National Forest and numerous Minnesota State Parks. And Grand Marais campground is the ideal base camp for your northern Minnesota outdoor adventures. There are 300 campsites available, including full hookup RV sites. Amenities include a nature area, cobblestone beaches, harbor break wall, public water access, bathhouses, ball field, playground, rec hall, and more.

Missouri – Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park

Shut-ins are rock formations that carve through a mountain range, causing a complex of pools, rivulets, rapids and plunge pools. They are found in streams in the Ozarks. The wilderness qualities and geology of Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park and the surrounding St. Francois Mountains make this park a special place to visit. Its rugged character provides the perfect backdrop for camping, hiking, picnicking, splashing in the shut-ins, exploring nature or just relaxing. The campground at Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park is open year round and offers several options including basic, full hookup, and equestrian campsites. 

Nebraska – Eugene T. Mahoney State Park

Located midway between Nebraska’s two largest cities, Lincoln and Omaha, Eugene T. Mahoney State Park is a favorite destination for a family escape. Families can visit the aquatic center and indoor playground, explore the park’s hiking and biking trails, venture through the treetop ropes course, climb the observation tower and, when the weather turns cold, enjoy indoor rock climbing, sledding and ice skating. There are 148 campsites offering electric or full hookups as well as drinking water, showers and modern restrooms. A dump and fill station is also onsite.  

North Dakota – Lewis and Clark State Park

Miles of shoreline, towering buttes, and rolling hills provide a rugged backdrop for campers at Lewis and Clark State Park. This state park is situated on one of the upper bays of Lake Sakakawea and features 101 campsites. The boating facilities, including a marina with slip rentals and boat ramps, are a major draw for visitors. Anglers will find excellent fishing for walleye, sauger and northern pike. There is also a self-guided nature trail, swimming area, and beach. The majority of campsites here offer water and electricity but there are 8 primitive sites for boondockers, too.

Ohio – Lighthouse Point Resort & Campground

Does your family love roller coasters? Then book your stay at Lighthouse Point Resort! You’ll be able to enjoy the all thrills and then relax in your RV because this campground is located right next door to Cedar Point amusement park. The campground is open from May through October and has 145 full hookup sites to accommodate RVs of all sizes. All accommodations include outdoor seating and a charcoal grill. Guests also enjoy property-wide Wi-Fi and a convenience store as well as laundry facilities, planned activities, and an outdoor pool.

South Dakota – Stockade Lake North Campground

Bring your family to Custer State Park and let yourself run wild! Encompassing 71,000 acres in the Black Hills, this state park is home to abundant wildlife and adventure. Whether you prefer hiking or biking, swimming or fishing, there’s something here for everyone. There are numerous campgrounds in this area. We recommend Stockade Lake North Campground for its proximity to the water. Sites here can accommodate all types of RVs and have electric hookups. Amenities include flush toilets and showers, drinking water, and vault toilets. And it’s just a 45-minute drive to Mount Rushmore.

Wisconsin – Merry Mac’s Campground

You’ll find family-friendly fun at Merry Mac’s Campground in Merrimac, Wisconsin, and there are plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy. Go for a swim in the pool or pond. Play spaceball or a round of miniature golf. Take a fishing excursion on Lake Wisconsin or hike on the Devil’s Lake Bluff. Everything is within minutes of this popular campground. All campsites have water and electric hookups, as well as fire pits and picnic tables. Additional amenities include a game room, laundry facility, and beautiful bathhouses with flush toilets and showers.

Must-Visit Waterfront RV Parks & Campgrounds in the South

Alabama – Gulf State Park Campground

Gulf State Park is a destination you’ll want to visit again and again to enjoy everything the Magnolia State has to offer. Sink your toes into gorgeous sugar sand beaches. Dip your fishing lines in the surging surf of the Gulf. Tour the USSAlabamaBattleship Memorial Park in nearby Mobile. Or visit the shops in downtown Fairhope. At the end of the day, you can camp under the stars at Gulf State Park Campground. With almost 500 sites including pull-thru sites, back-in sites, waterfront campsites, ADA accessible sites, three ‘glamping’ sites and 11 primitive sites, there’s a spot here for every type of camper! 

Arkansas – Downtown Riverside RV Park

Located in downtown North Little Rock, Downtown Riverside RV Park is known as one of America’s most unusual RV park locations and features 61 campsites. Amenities include hookups, WiFi, clubhouse with laundry facilities, and restrooms. Campers are within walking distance of many things to do. Whether you are an avid cyclist or just enjoy a leisurely nature walk, the Arkansas River Trail provides 15 miles of trail with breathtaking views of the Arkansas River.  For fun on the water, try a kayaking tour on the river. If museum hopping is more your style, check out the Argenta Arts & Entertainment District or the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum.

Florida – Emerald Beach RV Park

Emerald Beach RV Park is located in Navarre, which is also known as ‘Florida’s most relaxing place’. Visitors are greeted with a laid back atmosphere, soft white sand beaches, and emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Whether you prefer to relax on the beach or swim in the surf, you’ll find a little slice of paradise at this campground in Florida’s panhandle. Campground amenities include full hookups, a 300-foot pier, private beach on the Santa Rosa Sound, heated pool, laundry room, modern showers and bathrooms, and more.   

Georgia – River’s End Campground & RV Park

This waterfront campground is a fantastic base for exploring Tybee Island, a popular destination for its sandy beaches, great fishing, and rich history. Local attractions include the Tybee Pier & Pavilion, Tybee Lighthouse & Museum, and the Tybee Island Marine Science Center. Downtown Savannah is an easy 15 mile drive. The RV sites at River’s End Campground provide a comfortable spot for campers to relax between their adventures. The various size RV sites have hookups, picnic tables, fire rings, and BBQ stands. Other campground amenities include full service office, gift shop, restrooms and showers.

Kentucky – Lake Cumberland State Resort Park

Enjoy boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, bird watching and more at one of Kentucky’s best state parks! Lake Cumberland is a paradise for water sports enthusiasts with a marina that offers 100 open slips and boat rentals. Lake Cumberland State Resort Park has 129 RV campsites with hookups plus showers, restrooms, and two dump stations. Visitors also enjoy swimming in the indoor pool, fly fishing the Wolfe Creek Trout Stream, playing a game of disc (Frisbee) golf, and visiting the Creelsboro Natural Arch.

Louisiana – Pontchartrain Landing

Pontchartrain Landing is a marina and RV park just minutes from the French Quarter and offers 125 sites for RVers, sportsmen, and families. Park amenities include a swimming pool, laundry facilities, convenience store, showers, and dump station. Dock your boat or jet ski next to your RV site and enjoy immediate access to fun on the lake or bayou. Take the shuttle from the resort to the French Quarter and sip a drink while you stroll down Bourbon Street. The Big Easy is famously a haven for foodies, so be sure to visit a few of New Orleans’ most iconic restaurants while you’re here.  

Mississippi – Natchez State Park

Set up camp just 10 miles north of historic Natchez, the oldest settlement on the Mississippi River. Prior to the Civil War, this area was home to the nation’s wealthiest families who lived in elegant mansions. Many of these homes are now open for tours. RVers are welcome to stay on 50 developed campsites at Natchez State Park. Anglers will want to fish at Natchez Lake; it’s well-stocked with catfish, bream, and Florida largemouth bass. Other area attractions include Old South Winery, golf courses, and Homochitto National Forest.

North Carolina – Camp Hatteras RV Resort and Campground

Enjoy “life on a sandbar” at Camp Hatteras RV Resort! This full-service RV campground located on Hatteras Island on the Outer Banks and offers the only oceanfront and soundfront camping in North Carolina. The 400+ sites here have everything you need to enjoy your vacation at the beach including hookups, bathhouses, and laundry facilities. There’s plenty to do, too! Families will enjoy the indoor and outdoor pools, marina with water sport rentals, game room, mini golf course, dog park/agility course, and much more.      

Oklahoma – Lake Murray State Park

Book a campsite and a tee time at Lake Murray State Park to kick off your Oklahoma vacation. Nine RV campgrounds with more than 300 sites are located throughout this state park. Visitors enjoy fishing, boating, swimming, and paddle boating on the water. Outdoor activities include golf, trail riding, hiking, biking, and miniature golf. Sports facilities include an 18-hole, par-72 golf course with pro shop. Lake Murray State Park also offers an area with more than 600 acres of trails for ATVs, motorcycles and dirt bikes perfect for RVers with toy haulers. The nature center with an on-site naturalist provides educational programs for groups and individuals.

South Carolina – Lakewood Camping Resort

With nearly 1,300 sites and 300 acres of family fun, Lakewood Camping Resort has it all including oceanfront and lakefront sites for RVers. All sites have full hookups (water, sewer, electrical), WiFi, cable, picnic table, and daily trash removal service. Families will love this campground’s water park with its Olympic-sized pool, giant slides, lazy river, sun tanning deck, and kid’s water park. There’s also basketball, shuffleboard, bocci ball, horseshoe and beach volleyball courts. This is one campground the whole family will want to visit again and again because there’s so much to do!

Tennessee – Reelfoot Lake State Park

Reelfoot Lake State Park is located in the northwest corner of Tennessee and is noted for its fishing, boating, and wildlife viewing. The 15,000-acre lake was created by a series of violent earthquakes in 1811-1812 that caused the Mississippi River to flow backwards for a short period of time, flooding the surrounding forest. One of the best ways to experience Reelfoot Lake is by boat. Reelfoot Lake which is ideal for canoes, kayaks and jon boats when the winds are calm. There are also several easy hiking trails for the whole family.  The two campgrounds at Reelfoot Lake have RV sites with hookups and multiple bathhouses for added comfort.

Blue sky, sandy beaches, sun-bleached driftwood and lush green vegetation frame this photo of Galveston Island State Park.
Galveston Island State Park / Photo courtesy Texas Parks and Wildlife Department © 2021

Texas – Galveston Island State Park

Come to the island to stroll the beach or splash in the waves. Or come to the island to fish or look for coastal birds. No matter what brings you here, you’ll find a refuge at Galveston Island State Park. With both beach and bay sides, Galveston Island State Park offers activities for every coast lover. You can swim, fish, picnic, bird watch, hike, mountain bike, paddle, camp, geocache, study nature or just relax! Visit our nature center to learn more about the park and its programs.

Note: The beach side area of the park (south of FM 3005) is closed until 2022 due to renovations. The bay side is open (north of FM 3005).

Virginia – First Landing State Park 

Located on Cape Henry in North Virginia Beach, First Landing State Park offers a wide range of activities for visitors. You can go swimming at the Chesapeake Bay Beach or hiking and biking along 19 miles of trails. Visitors also enjoy boating and saltwater fishing at this state park. The 200-site campground has multiple options for campers including sites with electric and water hookups. Each site has a picnic table and fire-grill. Local attractions include Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center, Virginia Beach boardwalk, Norfolk Naval Base, Cape Henry Lighthouse and First Landing Cross in adjacent Fort Story. 

West Virginia – Mountain Lake Campground

Mountain Lake Campground is situated on the shores of the beautiful Summersville Lake. There are four camping areas to choose from depending on how and where you want to camp. Visitors have access to a county store, pizza shop, ice cream shop, laundry room, bathhouses, picnic tables, fire pits, golf cart rentals and more. This waterfront campground is pet friendly, too – they even have a dog beach for pooches who love to play in the water! New River Gorge, Summersville Dam and Kirkwood Winery are just a few of the local attractions.

Top Waterfront RV Parks & Campgrounds in the American West

Alaska – Stoney Creek RV Park

Enjoy all conveniences of downtown while still getting away from it all at Stoney Creek RV Park! This full-service RV park is located on 15 acres and just minutes away from downtown Seward, which offers plenty of things to do where the mountains, ice, and ocean meet. If you’re not an adventurous RVer, don’t worry. The 81 sites at this RV park provide everything you need to camp comfortably. Additional amenities include Wi-Fi, satellite TV, laundry facilities, and showers. Campers here enjoy the majestic beauty of the mountains and wildlife view opportunities.

Arizona – Colorado River Oasis Resort

This RV park on the Colorado River offers spacious and level sites with room for multiple slide-outs. Visitors enjoy direct river access with the sandy beach, boat launch ramp and dock, and swimming lagoon. Campers can take a dip in the pool and whirlpool spa, work out in the fitness room or relax in the clubhouse overlooking the Colorado River. Relatively mild Arizona winters and the spectacular scenery make this RV park popular with the snowbird community, too. There are plenty of nearby attractions to enjoy year round including the Hoover Dam, Lake Mojave, watercraft rentals, numerous golf courses, and casinos.  

California – Sun Outdoors San Diego Bay

Enjoy Bayfront breezes and city vibes at this Southern California RV park and resort! Sun Outdoors San Diego Bay offers the best of both worlds with a stunning location close to the coast and a welcoming atmosphere with tons of amenities for RVers. The resort features full hook-up RV sites (and some pull-through sites and dog-friendly accommodations) that offer spacious private patios, stone paver fire pits, picnic tables, free WiFi and cable, and pristine landscaping. The long list of resort amenities includes a pool with cabanas, splash pad, jacuzzi spa, poolside movie screen, arcade, sky deck, fitness center, laundry facilities, and more. Visitors also have access to the nearby San Diego beaches and neighboring Living Coast Discovery Center.

Colorado – Yampa River State Park

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Yampa River State Park is actually three “parks” in one.​ The headquarters campground has 35 electric RV sites. Potable water hydrants and a dump station are located at the entrance to the campground. This campground offers great opportunities for RVers with toy haulers who can enjoy outdoor activities like hunting, fishing, and OHV riding. A 134-mile stretch of the Yampa River is the heart of this state park. It has 13 access points for fishing and boating from Hayden to the Dinosaur National Monument near the Utah border. The Elkhead Reservoir is the third major component of the Yampa River State Park system. Visitors can enjoy swimming, boating, and fishing at the lake.

Hawaii – Waianapanapa State Park

Yes, even Hawaii welcomes RVers, or at least van campers. Wai’ānapanapa means glistening waters, and this state park offers access to remote, wild, volcanic coastline on the island of Maui. Visitors here enjoy the solitude and respite from urban life while camping, picnicking, shore fishing and hiking along an ancient Hawaiian coastal trail which leads to Hana. There are many features to see as well, including native hala forest, heiau (religious temple), sea stacks, blow holes and small black sand beach. Camper vans (or Class B motorhomes) are the only type of vehicle allowed at Waianapanapa State Park and visitors must have a valid Campervan Permit; see here for details.

Idaho – Island View Resort

Located on beautiful Lake Pend Oreille, Island View Resort offers 61 grassy RV sites with utilities. Campground conveniences include a store, marina, and laundry facilities. There’s plenty to do at this Idaho RV park like swimming, fishing, horseshoes, and more. There are also nearby golf courses, ATV riding, kayaking/canoeing, watersports, biking, and hiking. This RV park is just a mile away from Sam Owen Preserve, a densely wooded forest of pine and cedar. Popular activities include hiking, canoeing, swimming and boating in summer, and skiing in winter.

Montana – Whitefish Lake State Park 

Bring the family to camp and play on the beach at Whitefish Lake State Park. Boating, swimming, water-skiing and fishing are popular activities on this usually calm lake with beautiful mountain views. Located on the outskirts of Whitefish, this small park provides a mature forest and a pleasant campground and beach. Children love the trains that rumble along the park’s edge. Campground conveniences include a bathhouse, restrooms, vault toilets, and an onsite store with firewood and ice. The majority of the sites here do not have hookups so come prepared for boondocking.

Nevada – Zephyr Cove Resort Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe’s spectacular natural beauty makes it a favorite choice for campers. The RV park at Zephyr Cove Resort offers you all the comforts you need within the serenity of a lovely wooded setting. Located on Lake Tahoe’s southeast shore, visitors are just a short walk away from beach access, the M.S. Dixie ll paddlewheeler, marina activities, restaurant, and general store. There are also numerous activities for the whole family from fishing and horseback riding to parasailing and watersports. The sites here can accommodate RVs of all sizes and include full hookups.   

New Mexico – El Vado Lake State Park 

There are activities for every season at El Vado Lake State Park! This campground located in New Mexico’s northern mountains offers developed and primitive sites for all types of RVer. Popular activities include boating, fishing, scuba diving, swimming, hiking and mountain biking trails, and wildlife viewing. In winter, visitors enjoy cross-country skiing, sledding, snoeshoeing, and ice fishing. A 5.5-mile scenic trail along the Rio Chama connects El Vado with nearby Heron Lake. Quiet coves around the lake are great places to catch trout and kokanee salmon. The lake and surrounding area are a major wintering ground for bald eagles and other birds.

Oregon – Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park 

This coastal state park is tucked in the dunes three miles south of Florence and two miles from the ocean. In addition to campgrounds, this park features two sparkling freshwater lakes. Cleawox Lake is a small lake flanked by dunes on the south side and forest on the north; the clear water invites fishing and non-motorized boating and paddling. Large, open Woahink Lake is perfect for boating, picnicking and swimming along the sandy beach. There are over 300 campsites at Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park, including 47 full-hookup RV sites and more than 120 electrical sites with water. Visitors have access to flush toilets, hot showers, a dump station, and firewood for sale.

Utah – Zion River Resort RV Park & Campground

Zion River Resort is nestled beside Utah’s tranquil Virgin River and surrounded by a vista of vibrant colored mountains. This RV park is ideally located for easy access to several of the nation’s most breathtaking national parks including: Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, Grand Canyon North Rim, and Cedar Breaks National Monument. Campers can enjoy numerous activities in the area – river rafting, bicycling, horseback riding, ATVing and hiking – and then return to the RV resort to unwind. Each site here offers full hookups, a shade tree, fire ring, picnic table, Wi-Fi, and cable TV.

Washington – Icicle River RV Resort

Icicle River RV Resort is nestled in the Cascade Mountains just 120 miles east of Seattle. This RV park has become a favorite camping spot for those who appreciate the beauty of the great outdoors. The Icicle River runs right through the park providing river’s edge access and wildlife viewing. Local attractions include wineries, orchards, lakes and streams, hiking trails, natural climbing walls, the Bavarian village of Leavenworth and an 18-hole golf course. There are more than 75 RV sites here plus a beach area, horseshoes, cable TV, a hot tub, bathrooms, showers and laundry facilities.

Wyoming – Bridge Bay Campground 

Bridge Bay Campground was named for its proximity to Bridge Bay Marina on Yellowstone Lake. This rustic Wyoming campground is popular with fishing and boating enthusiasts. The campground offers open sites with few trees or shadier options in the wooded upper loops of the campground. Early in the season, several loops are closed to reservations due to potential bear activity. RVs up to 40 feet long may be accommodated in pull-through and back-in sites, perfect for travel trailers or small to mid-size fifth wheels. The sites may not be level, so campers should plan accordingly. There are no utility hookups but an RV dump station is available outside the campground entrance near the Bridge Bay Marina.

Which waterfront RV park will you visit first?

Whew! That wraps up our list of the 50 best waterfront RV parks in the USA as picked by the experts at General RV! Have you stayed at any of the picks on our list? Which one will you visit first? Are there others that we missed? Let us know on Facebook or Instagram!

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