Ready to hit the Southeast where you can find southern hospitality, country music, rolling hills, beaches, wetlands and the Appalachian Mountains? Great news, many campgrounds and RV parks in the Southeast are now open.
Good Sam actively updates our website with the latest information regarding private campground openings. Visit our Guide to COVID-19 RV Park and Campground Openings page for a list of Good Sam Parks that are now open and accepting overnight guests. Also as you search our campgrounds and click on a park’s listing, look for the “COVID-19 Campground Visitor Update” box as it displays the opening date. Keep in mind, some events and amenities may not be available.
Alabama: The state’s stay-at-home order expired April 30 and Gov. Kay Ivey has issued several amendments. As of May 22, new rules were put in place, through at least July 3rd. Reach out directly to the park for possible restrictions, travel advisories and information about how to camp safely. Check the individual state for the latest information on COVID-19 related announcements.
Arkansas: The Natural State prides itself for being the world capital of a variety of things, including quartz and folk music. It’s where blues took room and Johnny Cash grew to become a legend. Explore s the Dover Lights, an unexplained illumination that occurs in an uninhabited valley of the Ozark Mountains. Travel Crowley’s Ridge Parkway, a national scenic byway through the Arkansas delta region. Characterized by rolling hills and hardwood forests, Crowley’s Ridge Parkway provides the most dramatic and beautiful scenery in eastern Arkansas, due to the uniqueness of the topography and the variety of floral species. It’s important to check updates from the state for the latest restrictions and possible self-quarantine measures from other states.
Florida: The most southeastern state offers up amazing beaches with warm water, soft sand, crystal clear springs, coral reefs and inspiring sunsets. The state has reopened certain businesses through much of the state on May 4th. Florida Keys businesses will be allowed to reopen to visitors beginning June 1st. Check updates from the state for the latest restrictions and possible self-quarantine measures from other states.
Kentucky: Ready to camp in the state known for horse racing, bourbon and bluegrass? While Kentucky may not be the largest state, it’s bordered by a whopping seven neighbors. As always, where ever you travel, check with the state agency and campground for the latest information.
Louisiana is a true melting pot of cultures and is famous for its unique Creole and Cajun culture, food and jazz music. Check with the state and campground for the latest news and possible COVID-19 related restrictions. Click here to download the new order, which went into effect on May 15th.
The Magnolia State was home to Elvis Presley, B.B. King and Jimmy Buffett and offers awesome fishing opportunities. Mississippi’s statewide Safer at Home order will end June 1st. Governor Tate Reeves said businesses will be allowed to reopen with conditions. As always, check Mississippi’s government site for updates and information on how travel safely.
North Carolina: With its sandy beaches, rolling mountains and inspiring waterfalls, the Land of the Sky will invigorate all the senses. And did you know Asheville, North Carolina, is a mecca for craft beer lovers? It’s also home to America’s largest mansion, the Biltmore Estate, which was built by wealthy railroad scion George Washington Vanderbilt II in the late 19th century. The Outer Banks of North Carolina offers a welcome relief from crowded cities with 100+ miles of wide-open shoreline and charming seaside villages, where the beach stretches all around you. The Blue Ridge Mountains and the Great Smoky Mountains stretch across the state’s western region, offering stunning biodiversity and expansive views. And don’t miss Cherokee, the nation’s first fly fishing trail and “The Gem Capital of the World.” It’s important to check updates from the state for the latest restrictions and possible self-quarantine measures from other states.
Tennessee: The Great Smoky Mountains are among the oldest in the world and has more than 800 miles of hiking trails. Whether you’d like to visit for the rolling hills, rural forests or BBQ, make sure to check with the state and campground directly to find out how to properly and safely travel to and from your home.
Virginia: With the proximity of the Chesapeake Bay, Atlantic Ocean and a slew of waterways, seafood is plentiful. Experience America’s favorite drive through the Blue Ridge Parkway, where you’ll find amazing vistas, flowing waterfalls and regional flora. Gov. Ralph Northam issues a stat-at-home order effective until June 10th. Check with Virginia’s government website for up-to-date information on Coronavirus related restrictions.