RV travel is one of the most enjoyable and rewarding ways to vacation and August is prime camping season. The timing could not be better.

The Valley of Fire derives its name from red sandstone formations

The Valley of Fire derives its name from red sandstone formations, formed from great shifting sand dunes during the age of dinosaurs, 150 million years ago. Valley of Fire State Park is located near Lake Mead RV Village on Echo Bay. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

The attraction of recreational vehicle travel is to see the country, visit new places, meet interesting people, and experience the freedom of the open road.

Each journey represents a passage, whether it’s an adventure to a new state, a new attraction, or an outing with friends. Natural beauty abounds when least expected, and surprises wait at every turn of the road. The distance doesn’t matter. It’s what you see out your window in the morning that counts.

But finding the right spot to park your RV can be a headache for any owner—especially if you want a spectacular view.

Check out the Good Sam Camping and its list of Top Scenic Parks for 2014.

Across the U.S. and Canada there are numerous RV parks and campgrounds with stunning views.

In this article we’ll examine four such locations.

Lake Mead RV Village, located in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area offers magnificent views of beautiful Lake Mead and is an ideal base camp for the variety of recreational activities in the park. Recreational enthusiasts favorite activities include, boating, sailing, swimming, fishing, and hiking. Conveniently located to a variety of attractions, Lake Mead RV Village operates two parks on Lake Mead in Nevada—Boulder and Echo Bay close to the wonder of the Valley of Fire State Park.

Petrified Forest

USA RV Park in Gallup, New Mexico, makes an excellent home base to explore Petrified Forest and other nearby natural wonders. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Find your home away from home in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains at Fort Tatham RV Park, a Carefree resort. Enjoy the shade from 100-foot trees as you camp in a full-hookup sites backed by a flowing creek.

USA RV Park is Gallup, New Mexico’s premier RV and camping facility. Centrally located on the Historic Route 66, the park is a short distance from spectacular national and tribal parks including Window Rock (25 miles), Zuni Pueblo (41 miles), Hubbel’s Trading Post National Historic Park, El Morro National Monument (63 miles), El Malpais National Monument (64 miles), Bandera Crater (72 miles), Petrified Forest National Park ( 90 miles), Shiprock (93 miles), and Canyon de Chelly National Monument (98 miles).

Relax and enjoy Oak Creek RV Park, a Sunland Resort, in the foothills of the El Capitan Preserve and the Cleveland National Forest. Discover beautiful Lake Jennings two and a half mile west and downtown San Diego 25 miles west on I-8.

Yes, it is true: Summer time means RVing time—and camping in August is prime season.

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  1. Camping in August is great, especially since it's the last month it will be warm for some places! In Florida, we're lucky enough that it never really gets cold! If it's still hot where you go, remember to stay nice and hydrated!