General RV’s Favorite Places to Camp in an RV

Last Updated on July 24, 2023 by Christina

When you find a campground you really love, it can feel like a second home, even if you only visit once a year. When you find the very best campground to return to, again and again, packing and planning are simple and you can relax right into vacation mode. General RV has been helping families come home with a story for 60 years, and now employees are revealing some of their favorite places to set up camp and create memories across the nation. Whether you’re looking for tranquility in the woods, or an activity-packed park, this list of favorite places to camp from General RV employees will provide plenty of inspiration for your next vacation.

Favorite Places to Camp in Michigan

Duck Creek RV Resort, Muskegon, MI

Duck Creek RV Resort, Pure Michigan

Duck Creek RV Resort is a great place to spend your summer vacation! Located between the lakefront towns of Muskegon and Whitehall on Michigan’s beautiful west coast, it also happens to be across the street from Michigan’s Adventure Amusement Park! Relax and enjoy all that this area has to offer including white sandy beaches, championship golf courses, boating on quaint inland lakes, exploring the big lake, or reeling in your catch at your choice of fishing spots. Duck Creek RV Resort accommodates pop-up trailers, hybrid trailers, travel trailers, fifth wheel trailers and motorhomes of any size.  However, they do not accept tents. Want to camp with a friend?  No problem with the “Buddy site.”  Two RVs, one firepit… a lifetime of memories!

Rates & Amenities

$90/Night – Spacious, paved site featuring full hook-ups, and includes fire pit and picnic table.

“Buddy Site”, Duck Creek RV Resort

Why We Love This Campground

“Not only are the campsites spacious, but there’s plenty of space between each site, as well.  The resort is well-maintained and kept super clean.  More importantly, you simply cannot beat the proximity to Michigan Adventures, which is literally across the street.”

Grand Haven State Park, Grand Haven, MI

Grand Haven State Park, Visit Grand Haven

Grand Haven State Park is a 48-acre park set along a half-mile of sandy Lake Michigan shoreline. The park consists primarily of beach sand and provides scenic views of the Grand Haven pier and two lighthouses. The park is home to a modern campground, an overnight lodge, a designated swim beach, picnic areas and a beach pavilion. The adjacent boardwalk along the Grand River is a popular fishing destination. The park’s track chair is available for visitors with mobility challenges to explore the park. These off-road, electronic chairs are available by reservation.

Rates & Amenities

$42/Night – A pet-friendly site accommodating RVs no bigger than 35 feet and features electrical hookups and picnic tables.

Grand Haven pier at Grand Haven State Park, Visit Grand Haven

Why We Love This Campground

“Grand Haven State Park has so much to do, and you can’t beat camping by the beach and the scenic views it provides. It’s by far my favorite place to camp.”

Ludington State Park, Ludington, MI

Big Sable Point Lighthouse and Lake Michigan shoreline, Visit Ludington

Ludington State Park is situated between the 5,000-acre Hamlin Lake and 7 miles of sandy Lake Michigan shoreline. The park features scenic sand dunes, three campgrounds, the iconic Big Sable Point Lighthouse, wetlands, marshlands and forests. Whether you prefer modern or primitive camping, Ludington State Park is surrounded by natural woodlands, water and dunes. There are a total of 355 sites among all the campgrounds, including three mini-cabins. A 1-mile stretch of the Big Sable River runs through the park and provides excellent opportunities for fishing, paddling and tubing. In addition, the park boasts more than 21 miles of marked trails through dunes, forests and wetlands.

Rates & Fees

$38/Night – Gravel sites accommodating RVs up to 35 feet featuring electric hookups, picnic tables and a fire pit.

Why We Love This Campground

“Ludington State Park is my favorite place to camp, because it’s the perfect spot for all of your favorite outdoor activities, like fishing and hiking, all right on Lake Michigan. And an added bonus, it’s also a dark sky park for the most amazing stargazing at night.”

Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping, Mackinaw City, MI

Mackinaw Bridge at sunset, Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping

As one of northern Michigan’s most popular campgrounds, Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping offers sites for every type of camper. Everything from popular cabin rentals to lakefront RV sites with full hookups. Inspired by the great national parks, the camp is surrounded by thousands of acres of wilderness. Campground guests enjoy a spectacular natural setting on the shores of Lake Huron. Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping is situated on a mile of lakefront, providing spectacular views of the Mackinac Bridge and Mackinac Island.

Rates & Amenities

$69.33/Night – Ideal for RVs and trailers longer than 35 feet or that have multiple slide-outs. Electric, water and sewer hookups are provided, as well as a fire pit, but no view of the Mackinac Bridge.

$79.33/Night – Ideal for RVs and trailers under 35 feet. Electric, water & sewer hookups are provided, and features views of the Mackinac Bridge, the Straits of Mackinac and Mackinac Island.

Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping

Why We Love This Campground

“Other than the breath-taking views of the Mackinac Bridge and Island, Mackinaw Mill Creek boasts a well-maintained park with a family atmosphere.”

Munising Tourist Park Campground, Munising, MI

Munising Tourist Park Campground, Munising Tourist Park

Located in the heart of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula on the shores of Lake Superior lies the Munising Tourist Park Campground. This city-owned campground was established in 1924 and has long since been a stopping point for campers visiting Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. With its unique location on Lake Superior it gives campers the ability to recreate on Lake Superior while experiencing breathtaking views. The campground is just 3 miles west of Munising where campers will find boat rides such as Pictured Rocks Cruises, Glass Bottom Boat Cruises and the Riptide Ride.

Rates & Amenities

$46/Night – Full hookup waterfront sites are pet-friendly, close to bathrooms and showers, feature free WiFi, picnic tables and fire pit.

Why We Love This Campground

“It’s a beautiful campground right on Lake Superior. Munising Tourist Park is my favorite place to camp because it offers gorgeous views of waterfalls and the Pictured Rocks, and all of the kayaking opportunities.”

Old Orchard Campground, Oscoda, MI

Foote Pond, Pure Michigan

Old Orchard Campground is located in beautiful Oscoda, Michigan, and features camping sites for all types and sizes of campers, tents and pop ups. Old Orchard also offers cabins, yurts and group camping areas from March 15 to November 30. One of the largest campgrounds in Northeast Michigan, the park resides within the Huron-Manistee National Forest. 525 marked camp sites (modern, waterfront and primitive) are available, as well as fully furnished 3-bedroom cabins for rent. Amenities include bathhouses, large public pavilion, beach area and boat ramp.

Rates & Amenities

$28/Night – Waterfront sites (when available) accommodating RVs up to 40 feet, electric and water hookups, both pull-thru and back-in.

Why We Love This Campground

“There are always plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities for all three seasons the park is open, whether it’s fishing, hiking, fun on the river or the beach and activities for kids.  Plus, there’s plentiful views of Lake Huron.”

Silver Lake Resort & Campground, Silver Lake, MI

Silver Lake Sand Dunes, Visit Silver Lake

Silver Lake Resort & Campground features sparkling clean and modern facilities, a friendly and accommodating staff, and all the amenities you need for a memorable family vacation. Enjoy comfortable family camping just one mile from the world famous Silver Lake Sand Dunes. Silver Lake Resort & Campground offers multiple ways to camp: Bring your RV, pop-up trailer, or travel trailer. Frequently cited as the ideal spot for Midwest family vacations, the Silver Lake area boasts a wide range of outdoor and indoor recreational opportunities, gorgeous scenery and more.

Rates & Amenities

$52/Night – Spacious site accommodating RVs up to 40 feet, includes electric, water and sewer hookups, and features patio slab and grass.

Silver Lake Resort & Campground

Why We Love This Campground

“There are plenty of activities to do at Silver Lake Resort & Campground, especially with the beautiful sand dunes and lakes nearby. The people are always so friendly there.”

Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Paradise, MI

Lower Falls of Tahquamenon River, Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Tahquamenon Falls State Park encompasses nearly 50,000 acres and stretches more than 13 miles across Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The majority of the park is undeveloped, and the centerpiece is the Tahquamenon River and its waterfalls, which are viewable from multiple accessible overlooks. The Upper Falls, one of the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi River, has a drop of nearly 50 feet, is more than 200 feet across and has a maximum water flow of more than 50,000 gallons per second. The park is home to multiple campgrounds, overnight lodging facilities, a boat launch, a picnic area and more than 35 miles of trails. The North Country Trail travels 16 miles within the park, including the trail between the Upper and Lower Falls.

Rates & Amenities

$39/Night – A grated site accommodating RVs up to 50 feet, electric hookup, pet-friendly, with fire pit and picnic table included.

Why We Love This Campground

“The abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities cannot be overstated, including biking and kayaking, especially hiking to the Tahquamenon Falls, which are absolutely gorgeous anytime of the year.”

Wolverine Campground, Richfield Township, MI

Holloway Reservoir of Flint River, Genesee County Parks

When you need to get away from it all, there’s no place quite like Wolverine Campground, part of the Genesee County Parks system.  Nestled on the north shore of the Holloway Reservoir, Wolverine offers the serenity, natural splendor and family-friendly fun you’d expect to travel hundreds of miles to find.  All 195 camp sites are nestled in a pine forest, with a boat launch and swimming beach for plenty of aquatic recreation. Whether you’d rather rough it or bring along a few modern conveniences, you’ll find great camping just the way you like it.

Rates & Amenities

$40/Night – Lakefront site accommodating large RVs, electric and water hookups provided, access to dump station, restroom and shower facilities on site.

Why We Love This Campground

“Wolverine Campground resides in a beautiful area with plenty to do.  The park sits directly on a lake with a beach, giving you a place to dock your boat and have some fun with your kids.”

Favorite Places to Camp in Florida

The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort, Lake Buena Vista, FL

The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort, Disney

Camp amid the magic of the great outdoors. Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground evokes the timeless beauty of the American frontier, with deer, rabbits, ducks and armadillos roaming the Resort’s 750 acres of pine and cypress forest. Discover charming woodland trails, spectacular pool areas and rip-roarin’ entertainment at this picturesque backcountry retreat.

Rates & Amenities

$206/Night – Premium Meadow Campsite, features full hookups including sewer, can accommodate large RVs up to 50 feet. 

Why We Love This Campground

“There is no shortage of activities to do at Fort Wilderness, and the close proximity to Disney cannot be overstated.”

Camping At Hanna Park, Jacksonville, FL

Playground at Hanna Park, Visit Jacksonville

The campground at Hanna Park includes 300 sites set in a wooded area that is easily accessible by paved roads. RV, tent and rustic cabin camping are available. Mountain bikes and kayaks can also be rented to further your outdoor adventure. Reservations for all sites are first-come, first-served.

Rates & Amenities

$33.75/Night – Large sites featuring electric and water hookups, a dump station on site, restroom facilities with showers, a central camp store and 24-hour security.

Why We Love This Campground

“You are guaranteed to find a diversity of activities at Hanna Park. There’s plenty of woodsy sites that allow you to set up camp right next to beach.”

Red Coconut RV Park, Fort Myers, FL

Red Coconut RV Park, Florida RV Trade Association

Residing on 450 feet of pristine Gulf of Mexico beachfront on Estero Island, vintage-style Red Coconut RV Park holds 60 RV sites as well as shower and laundry facilities. A short walk across Estero Boulevard takes you to additional RV sites as well as rental homes. Each RV site consists of a concrete slab, full hook ups, WiFi and a picnic table. 

Rates & Amenities

$120/Night – Paved sites include electric, water and sewer hookups, wireless internet, access to the beach and fishing and close proximity to restaurants and shops.

Beach between Gulf of Mexico and Red Coconut RV Park, FRVTA

Why We Love This Campground

“I love the Red Coconut RV Park, it’s my favorite place to camp. You get to camp surrounded by palm trees, and the white, sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico just feet away.”

Favorite Places to Camp in Ohio

Attwood Lake Park, Mineral City, OH

Atwood Lake, Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District 

Atwood Lake Park offers a variety of campsites that range from waterfront with panoramic views of the lake to campsites nestled in the woods.  More than 500 campsites are available for RVs and tents to camp for a night or longer, featuring both full hookup sites, as well as primitive. An easy drive from Akron and Cleveland, Atwood Lake is one of the region’s top lakes for sailing and pleasure boating. Atwood Lake Park features a wide, sandy beach, vending area, changing room with showers, playground, picnic area and picnic shelters.

Rates & Amenities

$71/Night – Premium Waterfront site with a concrete pad, includes full hookups

Why We Love This Campground

“The campground is clean and well-maintained.  The lake is wonderful, offering a fantastic beach and plenty of opportunities for fishing and boating.”

Clay’s Park, North Lawrence, OH

Clay’s Park Resort, Northgate Clay’s Park LLC

Nestled among the rolling countryside, the 500-acre Clay’s Park camp-resort is a top destination for outdoor fun in Northeast Ohio. When campers aren’t busy splashing at the Adventure Water Park, bouncing on jumping pillows, or sinking putts at an 18-hole mini golf course, they can relax at their premium campsites around a crackling fire. Just a short drive from Cuyahoga Valley National Park and historic Canal-Fulton, Clay’s Park offers a breathtaking camping experience for everyone.

Rates & Amenities

$169/Night – Premium Pull-thru sites feature water, electric, and sewer hook ups. Great for Class A motorhomes and fifth wheels.

Why We Love This Campground

“Clay’s Park is my favorite place to camp. It offers a wide variety of activities to keep the kids busy, while providing a cozy and inviting atmosphere.  The scenery is also top notch.”

Favorite Places to Camp in Illinois

Rock Cut State Park, Winnebago County, IL

Rock Cut State Park, Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Chiseled out of the Illinois’ far northern region is Rock Cut State Park. It’s an area of rolling plains, interesting history and a wide variety of recreational opportunities. Rock Cut’s 3,092 acres include two lakes offering a retreat to fish, ice fish or ice skate. The park’s hiking trails, horseback riding trails and cross-country skiing and wildlife watching, as well as seasonal hunting programs, make it a year-round recreation destination. The beautiful campground has 270 premium campsites, and is home to abundant wildlife.

Rates & Amenities

$20/Night – Premium site accommodating RVs up to 40 feet. Site includes electric hookup and dump site on the grounds, but water is not provided at individual sites.

Why We Love This Campground

“Rock Cut State Park offers a tranquil environment and offers tons of activities and hiking trails.”

Favorite Places to Camp in Virginia

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park, Luray, VA

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Luray, VA, Basso Marketing Agency

Located amongst the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Luray, Virginia offers an inspiring camping experience the whole family will enjoy. 73 scenic acres are situated just down the road from the popular Luray Caverns and breathtaking Shenandoah National Park. When campers aren’t busy swimming, splashing at the splash pad, or zooming down huge water slides, they can enjoy an 18-hole mini golf course, gem mining experience, arcade, pedal boats, fishing pond, jumping pillows, laser tag, outdoor movie theater, sports facilities, playgrounds, and much more.

Rates & Amenities

$80/Night – Pull-thru site with a concrete pad, accommodating large RVs, full hookups, and upgraded stone fire pit.

Why We Love This Campground

“Jellystone Park is my favorite place to camp. It has a massive waterpark with a tons of slides, plenty of fishing spots and children’s activities like mini-golf and more. It’s a beautiful park that is well-maintained and clean.”

*All rates and amenities are accurate as of 2/7/2022. Contact the campground to verify any information before making a reservation.

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