10 Campgrounds to Visit This Summer
Starved Rock State Park
Utica, Illinois 1 of 11
Best known for its rock formations, Starved Rock State Park is a great destination for RVers and family campers. Explore 13 miles of trails, join in the family-friendly park activities, go horseback riding at Cedar Creek Ranch, canoe, raft or kayak down the Big Vermillion River, or just relax at camp. Whatever you decide to do, 18 canyons serve as a beautiful backdrop to your adventures.
Harrington Beach State Park
Belgium, Wisconsin 2 of 11
Pull up along the shores of Lake Michigan for an adventure-filled stay at Harrington Beach State Park. Park attractions and activities include a quarry lake, an 80-acre white cedar lowland forest, a 300-acre upland area with panoramic views of Lake Michigan, excellent bird watching and fishing. An observatory also is open to the public for monthly viewings.
Pine Flat Campground West
Sedona, Arizona 3 of 11
With Coconino National Forest as your backdrop, you'll enjoy incredible scenery and all the recreational activities you could ask for including hiking, fishing, swimming and birding.
The campground's 59 sites have no hookups, so RVs must be self-contained.
Don't miss Sedona's famous red rock vistas and be sure to put Slide Rock State Park on your list of things to do.
Half Moon Bay State Beach
Half Moon Bay, California 4 of 11
For a quiet coastal campground, make your way to Half Moon Bay. Just 30 miles south of San Francisco, this scenic spot is an ideal tranquil retreat.
Beverly Beach State Park
Newport, Oregon 5 of 11
In addition to standard tent and RV sites, this campground offers 21 yurts, including two that are pet-friendly. Be sure to bring your beach gear including kites, beach-combing supplies and camera. The best part: It will be hard to beat the views that you'll enjoy long the Oregon coast.
Basin Montana Campground
Red Lodge, Montana 6 of 11
With easy access to the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, this campground is a must for hikers and backpackers. Fishing is also a popular activity at both West Fork of Rock Creek and nearby Wild Bill Lake, and mountain bikers will love the local trails.
If you enjoy dry camping in a wilderness setting, this rustic, no-hook-up campground might be just the one for you.
Gatlinburg, Tennessee 7 of 11
This tranquil forest setting is perfect for a relaxing summer camping trip. When you're not reading a book at the campsite, head to one the park's many streams for fishing or swimming. Or, lace up your hiking boots and explore the Little River or James Creek trails.
Charlestown, Rhode Island 8 of 11
This RV-only site caters to boating and saltwater fishing enthusiasts. There are no amenities so campers must be self-contained. If you're just looking for easy access to the water, this minimalist campground is for you.
Delaware Seashore State Park
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware 9 of 11
Enjoy 6 miles of ocean and bay shoreline during your stay at this Delaware state park. With the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Indian River Inlet on the other, this is a popular campsite among fishermen.
Camping with your family? Reserve one of the 146 family sites complete with water, electric and sewer hookup.
Southwest Harbor, Maine 10 of 11
Set up camp this summer in Acadia National Park. With 45,000 acres of park to explore—including mountains, lakes, streams, wetlands, forests and beaches—activities abound. Traverse the 27-mile historic loop road system, sign up for one of the park ranger programs, or visit the Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse.
While sites can accommodate RVs up to 35 feet, there are no electric, water or sewer hookups.