When the summer comes, thousands of people all across the United States hop in their RVs. Many of these travelers head out to tour the National Parks. It’s a time honored tradition, and for many, RVing is the best way to be able to get up close and personal with the parks for an extended period of time.
Now, it’s important to remember that not all parks are great for bringing the RV along. Sometimes it can be a matter of a lack of space for RVs, remoteness or lack of facilities. In some parks RVs aren’t even allowed at all (so be sure to check!).
As you’re making your RV travel plans, be sure to include national parks on your journey. We’ve found the best National Parks for RVing (including a few that are under the radar for most people).
Let’s take a look.
Yellowstone National Park
One of the most beautiful and interesting National Parks is also one of the most remote in the lower 48, so this is why Yellowstone National Park a perfect spot for an RV trip. If you’re planning on taking your RV to see Old Faithful, you can stake out a claim at one of 12 campgrounds that fits RVs ranging in size from under 20 feet to 75 feet.
Mammoth Cave National Park
Mammoth Cave National Park is one of those hidden gems of a park that many people miss out on the chance to visit. If you’re someone who wants to explore the longest cave system in the world, we’ll this is the place to do it. Luckily, they are also quite RV friendly, with over 100 available sites that accommodate rigs up to 30 feet.
Big Bend National Park
The sweeping vistas of Big Bend National Park in West Texas offers visitors a beautiful place to get away from it all. Enjoy the desert landscape, hike through the craggy hills, or paddle down the river itself. The RV camping at the Rio Grande camp site has a limited number of spaces, but it does have full hookups and can accommodate RVs up to 40 feet long.
Crater Lake National Park
You’ll likely never forget the incredible sight of the deepest lake in America at Oregon’s Crater Lake National Park. The sparkling blue is something that’s truly unique to this one of a kind place. The park offers camping with some hook ups for smaller RVs, but there are also a number of campsites nearby for bigger rigs with more amenities.
Rocky Mountain National Park
Imagine sleeping nestled in the Rocky Mountains, over 8,000 feet high? Well, that’s what it’s like at Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park. Use any one of the four local campgrounds as your base and enjoy the spectacular mountain views, rushing streams, and abundant wildlife. The campgrounds accept RVs up to 40 feet long.
There you have it. These are five of our top National Parks for RVing. While many are well known, hopefully you’ve discovered a couple of new parks that will go on your bucket list for travel this year. What parks have you brought your RV to and had a great time? Let us know!