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Best State Parks for RV Camping
Ponderosa State Park
McCall, Idaho 1 of 9
Whether you come in the summer or stay in the winter, you can hop out of your rig and find plenty to do, from cross-country skiing to boating. Golf courses, restaurants and grocery stores are all within 10 miles of the park, so you can get away from the campsite whenever necessary. For RV camping, pull into your trailer-specific spot, with electric and sewage hookups.
Cheyenne Mountain State Park
Colorado Springs, Colorado 2 of 9
The majority of campsites here are designated for campers with a rig, and this campground makes RV camping easy with full-service sites that have access to water, electricity and sewage hookups.
Don't stay at the campsite too long, though. Venture out to see the Garden of the Gods, The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Red Rock Canyon and more. In between day trips, take advantage of amenities like coin-operated laundry and a campground store.
Ellacoya State Park
Gilford, New Hampshire 3 of 9
Located on Lake Winnipesaukee, this RV campground provides opportunities for swimming and boating. Your stay is made much more comfortable with three-way hookups, for electric, water and sewage, as well. Reserve one of sites 28 through 37, closest to Poor Farm Brook, so you can wake up to the sounds of a babbling creek.
Fort Clinch State Park
Fernandina Beach, Florida 4 of 9
Not only does this Florida state park provide plenty of space for RV camping, but it's also an interesting place to visit for history buffs. A well-preserved 19th century fort is the centerpiece here, with tours and reenactments happening every day. With a dump station, portable water and 30 amp hookups on site, you'll have everything you need for a comfortable stay in the Florida sunshine.
Cherry Creek State Park
Aurora, Colorado 5 of 9
Imagine this: you look out the window of your rig to see rolling hills, with the sun rising over the Rockies. Thanks to electric hookups, you make coffee and some breakfast. You start your day with a late-morning swim in the reservoir, and then hop on your bike for a ride along the Cherry Creek Trail. Your evening ends with a campfire dinner and restful sleep. Now stop dreaming and make your reservation.
Fort Stevens State Park
Hammond, Oregon 6 of 9
Fort Stevens is the largest state campground in Oregon, and a great spot for RV camping on the Pacific Coast. Take some time to relax on the beach or head to the river, where you can fish and come home to make a fresh salmon dinner. Don't forget to stop and see the wreck of the Peter Iredale (pictured above). Reserve one of the full-hookup sites and bring Fido; dogs are welcome here.
Malibu Creek State Park
Calabasas, California 7 of 9
Considered "the recreational crowned jewel of the Santa Monica Mountains," according to MalibuCreekStatePark.com, this campground is a must-visit location for RVers who want to lock their rig in the morning, and explore until sunset. There are six trails to hike, all of which range from easy to strenuous, as well as mountain bike trails, and opportunities for rock climbing, kayaking, birding and horseback riding.
Buccaneer State Park
Waveland, Mississippi 8 of 9
More than 206 RV campsites here have water, electricity and sewer hookups. But this RV camping spot has a lot more than that. Bring your grandkids, and head to Pirate's Alley Nature Trail, Pirate's Lagoon Wave Pool or the disc golf field. Annual events are held throughout the year, as well. Celebrate the Super Bowl, St. Patrick's Day, the OLG Crab Festival (held by the local Our Lady of the Gulf church) with fellow campers.