8 of our favorite waterfront RV camping sites
Camping really lets you get away from it all and find complete rest and relaxation while appreciating the beauty of nature. There are few things that can beat a campground that includes a gorgeous waterfront view. There is something about watching the sunset (or sunrise) over the ocean, waking up to the mist shadowing a pristine lake or listening to the rushing water of river that really calls to our spirits.
To help you find the perfect stop for your next RV trip, we present 8 of our favorite waterfront campgrounds across the country.
1. Long Key State Park – Florida Keys
The Florida Keys offer a chance to truly escape from the rest of the world, and Long Key is among the best for camping. Each campsite in Long Key is situated right on the beach, with an unobstructed view of the Atlantic Ocean. Each site also comes with a picnic table and ground grill. If you like water activities, you will find plenty here, with swimming, kayaking, and fishing opportunities aplenty. You can also hike or bike to see the area’s wildlife and birdlife.
2. Hunting Island State Park – South Carolina
Head to the Deep South and lose yourself on this barrier island, which is about 15 minutes from the town of Beaufort. The State Park includes 5,000 acres and 3 miles of beaches. Nature abounds with foliage and wildlife, including seabirds, loggerhead turtles, and an array marine life. There are plenty of rustic nature trails to explore, as well as fishing and a historic lighthouse that provides a sweeping view of the shoreline from 130-feet in the air.
3. Libby’s Oceanside Camp – Maine
Maine boasts some of the most picturesque landscapes anywhere in the country. Libby’s delivers, offering sandy beaches and a view of the Nubble Lighthouse while adding quaint shops and restaurants. Relax, read, swim, sunbathe, take a walk along Long Sands Beach, or head into the town of York to explore the scenic village and historic points of interest.
4. Grand Haven State Park – Michigan
This 48-acre park has water views from every angle. On one side is the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, and on the north side is the Grand River. The eastern shore of Lake Michigan gives you an abundance of pristine beaches, warm shallow water, and a variety of small towns that host free summer concerts and farmer’s markets.
5. Galveston Island State Park – Texas
Galveston Island is only an hour from Houston, but it is a world away from the big city. With both beach and bay sides, there are water activities for every preference. You can swim, fish, bird watch, hike, bike, paddle in a canoe, or kayak or just sit and read. The State Park protects 2,000 acres of upper Gulf Coast barrier island ecosystem, with beaches, lagoons, bays and salt marshes that are the natural habitat of many ocean species and land mammals.
6. Polson Motorcoach & RV Resort – Montana
If you want to combine the Western frontier with a gorgeous waterfront view, visit this exclusive resort in the Flathead Lake Region of Montana. Not only will you be able to marvel at the beautiful lake, it forms a backdrop for the equally stunning Mission Mountains. It’s a short drive to Glacier National Park as well. Part of the exclusive nature of this site is that is caters to class A RVs and includes luxury amenities such as an onsite gym, a heated pool and a common area with gas fire pits.
7. Crystal Cove State Park – California
California’s Pacific coast offers stunning views and Crystal Cove captures the best of them. It offers rolling surf, sandy beaches, and tide pools, as well as wooded canyons and ridges. Located on the Pacific Coast Highway between Corona del Mar and Laguna Beach, the State Park provides 3.2 miles of beaches, 2,400 acres of backcountry wilderness, and an offshore underwater area. Here, you can swim or surf in the ocean one day and then go hiking or mountain biking the next.
8. Diamond M Ranch Resort – Alaska
To explore the last real frontier in our country, Alaska is your ticket. This family-owned campground is located in the Central Kenai Peninsula. Alaska is where you can find moose, bears, caribou, eagles, rivers, glaciers, and mountains in every direction. An outing to Seward or Homer makes for an easy day trip as well.
There are so many beautiful waterfront campgrounds to explore in your RV. Explore this list and make a reservation for your next adventure on the beach, lake or river.