The Recreation.gov RV community has spoken and the results are in! These RV campgrounds are some of the most beloved places to park the rig, set up camp, and spend time outdoors according to ratings and reviews from our dedicated public lands RVers.
We've selected these spots based on visitor feedback, season dates for the campground, and that all the campgrounds on this list have reservable RV campsites. Now that the news is out, those campsites won't last long though. Find the closest top spot near your or plan a cross-country adventure to hit them all, and book your RV trip today!
Incredible RV Campsites Based on Visitor Ratings & Reviews
Cranes Mill Park, Canyon Lake (Lily Greer, Share the Experience)
“We really liked the way the campground was laid out staggered with large RV sites. They all had beautiful views!!” – Karen
The beautiful and expansive Cranes Mill Park is located on a long peninsula on the southwestern shore of Canyon Lake in Texas Hill Country, halfway between Austin and San Antonio. The park is known by RVers as an easy place to set up camp and take in the dramatic sunrises to the east across Canyon Lake and sunsets on the western side of the park behind the Guadalupe River.
Cranes Mill Park hosts 30 RV sites, as well as 34 tent sites. The park offers a suite of amenities including a ramp for boating and two fishing piers. The Canyon Lake area also has recreation experiences for all activity levels - from boating, kayaking, hiking, and jet-skiing to fine dining, helicopter tours, horseback riding, guided gorge tours, and so much more.
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument (John Wheatley, Share the Experience)
“Twin Peaks Campground at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument was fantastic! The campsites were private and laid out very well. All the campsites were pull throughs. Our favorite hikes were Desert View and Alamo Canyon.” – Ruth
The scenic Twin Peaks Campground is located in the heart of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. The National Monument exhibits an extraordinary array of desert plants and wildlife. This amazing natural showcase provides the opportunity to witness how plants and animals have adapted to the extreme temperatures, intense sunlight, and little rainfall that characterize this Southwest region. Thirty-one species of cactus have mastered the art of living in this place, including the park's namesake and the giant saguaro.
Devil's Elbow Recreation Area, Hauser Lake (BLM)
“Nice overnight on our way further north. SO pretty, and nice walking paths.” – Elizabeth
Devil's Elbow Recreation Area is situated on the picturesque "Devil's Elbow" of Hauser Lake. Just a short drive from Helena, the area offers stunning views of the Big Belt and Elkhorn mountains. The area is overflowing with outdoor adventure opportunities. Whether you're into fishing, hunting, wildlife viewing, hiking, mountain biking, boating or all the above, these activities are immediately accessed from (the greater) Hauser Lake Recreation Area.
Devil's Elbow is a spacious campground offering level, gravel parking pads that accommodate RVs, camper trailers, and tents. Each campsite is large enough for any size RV or camper trailer in addition to extra room for tents and parking. Every campsite contains a fire ring with a grill grate in addition to a picnic table. There are also picnic tables and small pavilions throughout the areas and benches along the lake to take in the views!
Old Federal Campground, Lake Sidney Lanier (Sandy Bozarth, Share the Experience)
“We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this beautiful park. We saw one of the most incredible sunsets here one evening! Every spot is on the water and just so relaxing. The sites are large and easy to maneuver.” – Anna
The charming and scenic Old Federal campground lies on the eastern banks of Lake Sidney Lanier in Northern Georgia. Popular for its aqua-blue waters and spectacular views, Lake Sidney Lanier hosts over 11 million visitors annually for fantastic fishing, camping, and boating opportunities.
Old Federal campground offers many outdoor recreation opportunities including fishing, swimming, picnicking, and bike riding. On the lake there are opportunities for wake boarding, kayaking, boating and much more. There's also a swimming beach and boat ramp available for campers.
Siuslaw National Forest (Amy Troutman, Share the Experience)
“This is our spot for dune access camping, always fun.” – Rick
Driftwood is a designated off-road vehicle riding campground that offers direct sand access to the thrilling Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Heralded as the largest expanse of coastal sand dunes in North America, the location attracts OHV riders looking for the action of hitting the dunes and the comfort of camping in a campground with RV sites and campsite amenities like hot showers.
The campground sits in Siuslaw National Forest at the heart of Oregon's coastal dunes, a short distance from the beaches of the Pacific Coast. The area is known for its wind-sculpted dunes, which span 47 miles of coastline and reach up to 500 feet above sea level. To the east are forests that extend up the Oregon Coast Mountain Range.
Off-road vehicle riding is the ultimate attraction here and the Driftwood II OHV Trail is a great place to start. For added variety, beach goers can enjoy swimming, sunbathing, and watching sea birds at the nearby beach. If in season, whales may be spotted in the ocean as well.
The campground layout provides designated parking spots with associated campsites. Most sites come with a picnic table and campfire pit.
Big Cypress National Preserve (Recreation.gov)
“Monument Lake was a great place to stay. We came in with our 40' motorhome and spent 3 nights there that were very peaceful. It is a perfect spot for a basecamp to explore the area with day trips to east or west coast as well as some Everglades.” – Charles and Lin
Centrally located in Big Cypress National Preserve, Monument Lake Campground provides a multitude of recreational activities including hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, photography, and off-road vehicle trails. The campground is also close to the Oasis Visitor Center, Miccosukee Cultural Center, Shark Valley, and Clyde Butcher's Art Gallery.
A dream RV destination, dedicated RV campsites surround the lake offering spectacular views from every site.
Big Cypress National Preserve is also a must-visit winter and early spring camping destination due to its designation as an International Dark Sky Place. The preserve has one of the last protected night skies where visitors can see thousands of stars with only the naked eye. Camping at Monument Lake Campground offers unparalleled views of the clear, dark night sky, along with the opportunity to participate in ranger-led astronomy programs held throughout the winter.
Airport Park, Waco Lake (USACE)
“We had an amazing FHU site that faced the lake. The park is quiet, has beautiful sunsets, is well kept and is not far from stores you’d need (grocery, gas, etc.). Our kids enjoyed going down to the beach as well.” – Stacy
The year-round campground at Airport Park is located on the northern banks of Waco Lake. Campers can look south and view the pristine waters of the lake - or look north and watch airplanes take off and land.
Airport Park has 46 sites with 50-amp electric and water hookups, and 22 of these also have sewer hookups. There are also 8 screen shelters with electrical outlets and water.
The main lake shoreline has a large amount of submerged timber, which typically holds fish year-round. Anglers will find plenty of catfish, crappie, large and smallmouth bass as well as sunfish. A boat ramp and dock help visitors enjoy the lake.
Sequoia National Forest (Steve Mack, Share the Experience)
“Well laid out, clean, easy access to the river and gorgeous scenery.” – Conor
Headquarters campground sits within Sequoia National Forest at an elevation of 2,800 feet in an open area with stunning views of the Kern Wild and Scenic River. Some sites overlook the river and lie in the shade of oak, juniper and cottonwood trees.
Sequoia National Forest lies at the southern end of the Sierra Nevada in central California and is named for the giant sequoia, the world's largest tree, which grows in more than 30 groves on the forest's lower slopes. The forest comprises about 1.1 million acres. Elevations range from about 1,000 to 12,000 feet, creating precipitous canyons and mountain streams with spectacular waterfalls such as Salmon Creek Falls and Grizzly Falls.