The Best RV Campgrounds in the U.S.

In this golden age of RV travel, with ownership at an all-time high and myriad new ways to book a getaway, exploring RV campgrounds is as exciting as embarking on the journey itself. Spectacular RV-only destinations are bookable through membership programs like Harvest Hosts, boon docking on public land is easier than ever via Campendium, and national park campgrounds can now be reserved with the app.

Since the idea of RV parks originated in the 1920s with places like Overland Motor Park in Denver, there are now roughly 13,000 across the country. But just because you drive an RV, doesn’t mean you need to be surrounded by them everywhere you go.

Whether you’re renting an RV or driving your own camper, these campgrounds—from the world’s largest dark sky sanctuary in Minnesota to a volcano in Maui—are breathtaking basecamps for adventure. To inspire your next road trip, here are the 12 best RV-friendly campgrounds in the country.

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