With more and more people opting outside, it’s a great time to share that there are now over 20 new Good Sam parks added to the list, giving campers more opportunity to save and camp close to home.
Bayshore RV Park, Tokeland, Washington: Located on the Willapa Bay, Tokeland is centrally located to Westport, Grayland, Raymond and South Bend. With 400 feet of private beach and a choice between waterfront or tree filled camp sites, this is the destination for water-filled adventures. Head north on Highway 105 and you’ll come upon 18 miles of ocean beaches stretching through Tokeland and the northern towns of Grayland and Westport. Visit these oceanside towns for awesome surfing, clamming, sport fishing and whale watching. Fish lovers might want to stroll the Tokeland Marina, where Nelson Crab offers wild seafood including Dungeness crab, wild salmon and fresh clam chowder. Take the coast about 30 minutes east to South Bend and enjoy the scenic shores of the Willapa River. Willapa Bay offers an incredible opportunity to view nature at its best. Don’t forget to try the famous Willapa Bay oysters!
Fremont River RV Park, Loa, Utah: Located between Capitol Reef National Park and Fishlake National Forest, this park is a great home base for excellent hiking, mountain biking and site seeing. Capitol Reef is a hiker’s dream. Located about 30 miles from the park, Boulder Mountain is one of two major high-elevation lake areas in Utah. Sprawling over an expansive 50,000 acres, outdoor enthusiasts have more than 80 lakes and ponds from which to choose. There you can enjoy ATV’ing, hiking, fishing and horseback riding. Try your angling hand at large brook trout at one of the many high-alpine lakes. A popular lake for families is Lower Bowns Reservoir, a 125-acre lake located several miles off of Highway 12, offering incredible views of the Henry Mountains. At Fremont River home base, choose between 60’ back in sites or 70’ pull-through sites.
Kodiak Mountain Resort, Afton, Wyoming: Located at the base of the Salt River Mountains, Kodiak Mountain Resort provides adventure and luxury. Whether it’s fishing, horseback riding, hiking in the summer and fall, each season provides exceptional opportunity for a number of outdoor activities. Choose between several deluxe cabins, with outdoor therapeutic hot tubs. Kodiak Mountain resort allows outdoor lovers to not just endure the winter, but to enjoy it. It’s located just minutes away from the best snowmobiling, snow shoeing and cross-country skiing in the Rocky Mountains. Then return “home” to a cozy, warm cabin. They offer parking for snowmobile trailers that includes lighting, power and security cameras. Head north about 75 miles to Grand Teton National Park, and check out one of Wyoming’s most stunning destinations. Grand Teton’s celestial peaks provide the perfect setting for nature lovers, outdoor adventurers and road trippers. Summertime brings ample opportunity to watch wildlife, including bison, elk, moose and bighorn sheep. But don’t miss autumn, which brings stunning hues to the park’s landscapes. Take in the colorful season, biking along the multi-use path that connects nearby Jackson to South Jenny Lake.
Brazos Trail RV Park, Riesel, Texas: This family friendly park also happily accepts your furry friend. This Riesel RV park offers over 80 pull through sites,18 back in sites and a dog park. Waco is located just 17 miles from the park, where you’ll find mountain biking, shopping, wineries, distilleries and craft breweries. Cameron Park is a 416-acre park, featuring towering live oaks, stunning bluffs overlooking the Brazos and Bosque Rivers and a National Recreation Trail system. Back in Riesel, the Brazos Ballroom functions as a premier venue for parties, bridal and baby showers and family reunions.
Freedom Lives Ranch RV Resort, Buchanan Dam, Texas: Located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, close to Austin and San Antonio, this new RV resort especially caters to your four-legged family members. Freedom Lives Ranch was named after a famous horse called Freedom. This RV resort is geared towards families that travel with animals. Treat you and your pooch at the doggie bath house with a wash. For nights that you’d like to explore a destination that may not be pet-friendly, trust Fido at their doggie boarding house. The equine facilities include a barn with stalls, a fully fenced 3-acre pasture and a round pen, for those traveling with equine family members. Boaters rejoice, because Lake Buchanan, Lake LBJ, Inks Lake and Lake Marble Falls are all within minutes’ drive. Lake Buchanan is wide open and will never feel crowded. The granite gravel shores along some areas provide an ideal beach for swimming and sunbathing. Inks Lake is just 55 miles northwest of Austin. Enjoy water skiing or fish for largemouth bass, catfish or crappie.
Echo Basin Cabin and RV Resort, Mancos, Colorado: Located in the foothills of the San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado, Echo Basin offers rustic A-Frame and deluxe cooking cabins. RV sites are situated in shaded ponderosa pine trees with several ponds and open spaces. Enjoy views of nearby Mesa Verde National Park and the Sleeping Ute Mountains, outdoor pool, volleyball, billiards and horseshoes. Mancos was named “One of the Best Small Towns to Visit in 2016” by Smithsonian.com for its Western charm and thriving artisan community. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy rafting, jeep tours and off-roading. Mountain streams, small lakes and McPhee Lake make Mesa Verde Country one of the premier fishing areas in Colorado.
Cool Sunshine RV Park, Alamosa, Colorado: Surrounded by two magnificent mountain ranges, the San Juan Mountains and Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Alamosa’s newest RV park is a place to escape and relax. Located just walking distance from craft breweries and restaurants, every site at Cool Sunshine offers full hook-ups, accommodating any size rig. Nearby, check out Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve to experience a sandbox of epic proportions. The park’s elevation and rural location make it a favorite with stargazers.
Vista Park, Skamokawa, Washington: This 75-acre park is located in the historic community of Skamokawa and boasts 15 full hookup sites, 27 partial hook-up sites, 27 tent sites and five yurts. Offering basketball, horseshoes, tennis, two playgrounds and fishing; it’s easy to satisfy your outdoor desires. Surrounding areas provide kayaking, disc golf, hiking and more fishing. Numerous ships travel up and down the Columbia River in front of the park. Originally the town was a river community known as “Little Venice.” Today, drive several miles southwest to Cathlamet to enjoy fresh craft beers from River Mile 38 Brewing Company.
Bolivar Peninsula RV Park, Crystal Beach, Texas: Under new ownership, this RV park includes a new 7,000 square-foot dog park, new WiFi system, new bath house and online booking. Centrally located in Crystal Beach on Bolivar Peninsula, campers can enjoy miles of sun, surf and sand with a country-like beach atmosphere. Take a free, 18-minute ride on the ferry between Bolivar Peninsula and Galveston Island. Or, take your clubs to The Ranch at Crystal Beach, a par 36, nine-hole golf course. And of course, anglers can take advantage of the beach or the bay with numerous public-access fishing spots.
QRV Victoria, Victoria, Texas: Located just 30 minutes from the Gulf of Mexico, this top-rated pet friendly RV resort boasts a sparkling swimming pool, jacuzzi, clubhouse BBQ areas. Victoria offers shopping, restaurants, parks, and museums. Visit nearby the Rockport-Fulton area for historic landmarks and clear blue waves and a sandy beach. Situated on Live Oak Peninsula, the town is named for the rock ledge underlying its shore. The coastal town of Port Lavaca is less than a 30-minute drive and is a no brainer if you want to hunt for shells, work on your tan, cast a line or pick up a volleyball game.
Pro tip: Snag some seafood at Shellfish Sports Bar & Grille or Miller’s Seafood.
Mountain Shadows RV Park, Wells, Nevada: Situated in the northeastern corner of Nevada, among the Humboldt and Ruby Mountains, Mountain Shadows RV Park allows a great opportunity for hiking, biking, fishing and wildlife watching. ATV and equestrian trails are just a few minutes away and Angie Lake features the Grays Lake trail, popular for bass anglers. Retaining an authentic Wild West flavor, visitors to Wells can revel in fiddler contests, fishing derbies and a holiday craft bazaar. Angel Lake is a true treasure with fantastic fishing. Perched at 8,500 feet, the lake itself is surrounded by stunning glacial cirques, making it a popular destination for wildlife views and stargazing, as well.
Northwestern Tent & RV Park, Dryden, Ontario: While travel within Ontario is open, the U.S. Canada border remains closed to tourism, for now. Venture to Sunset Country in Northwestern Ontario for isolation, relaxation and inspiration. Visit this area for the beautiful Canadian lakes surrounded by the Boreal forest and the Canadian Shield. It’s easy to self-distance when there are 70,000 lakes and rivers. Wabigoon Lake is filled with walleye, muskie, northern pike, smallmouth bass and jumbo perch. But the sunsets are what the area is known for. Take in the glorious hues of crimson, coral and purple in the reflection on the water.
Apache Campground, Sanford, Maine: Located in a small, pleasant city in southwestern Main, known for its historic buildings, it offers several walking trails. This campground is home to a swimming pool, lake for fishing and boating, shaded sites, shuffleboard, horseshoes and ATV riding nearby. Head south about 30 miles to the seacoast community of Portsmouth, New Hampshire for a charm-filled foodie heaven. This walkable working seaport has a vibrant arts and culture scene. The walkable downtown provides visitors with opportunities to explore the culinary scene, micro-breweries, shopping, street art, art galleries and live entertainment.
Grand Plateau RV Resort at Kanab, Kanab, Utah: This RV Resort opened in the Spring of this year and is a perfect home base to visit nearby National Parks like Bryce, Zion and the Grand Canyon. The Grand Circle is an inspiring, vast region encompassing portions of five states; Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Nevada. Woven together by extraordinary designated scenic byways, travelers will find some of America’s most diverse scenery. This 10/10*/10 park attracts adventurers to the desert southwest. The little town of Kanab is also a stone’s throw from Lake Powell. With nearly 2,000 miles of shoreline, endless sunshine, warm water and some of the most spectacular scenery in the west, it’s the ultimate playground.
Just Plane Adventures Lodging & Campground, Medley, West Virginia: This unique fly in lodging and campground allows outdoor enthusiasts to experience flight seeing service in the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia. Rise high above the Mountain State in their Comanche aircraft with a flight seeing tour of the beautiful surrounding landscape. On the property, campers will find pond fishing, hiking and farming activities such as high tunnel gardening. Nearby, some of the state’s attractions include Monongahela National Forest, Organ Cave and the ski resorts in the Allegheny Mountains. Hike a small section of the Appalachian Trail try kayaking or white-water rafting at Gauley River.
Gateway to the Smokies RV Park & Campground, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee: If you’re looking for a getaway close to the Smokies and all the amazing attractions the area has to offer, then head to this Pigeon Forge park and campground. Campers can choose to RV camp or relax in their A-frame cabins. Their log cabin guests have access to all the amenities of the RV Park including WiFi, swimming pool, playground and laundry room. Gateway to the Smokies offers three different types of campsites; primitive sites, standard and premium. Pigeon Forge is chalk full of outdoor adventure and family activities to keep you busy for weeks. From mini-golf and Alpine mountain coasters to Dollywood and whitewater rafting, it’s easy to immerse yourself in the great outdoors. Explore 800 miles of hiking trails in Great Smoky Mountains National Park or just relax in the open-air scenery in this newer RV park and campground.
Tico Time RV River Resort, Aztec, New Mexico: With vast open spaces and room to explore, Tico Time is where the mountains meet the beach. Located South of Durango, Colorado, their 64-acre river front property is Costa Rican inspired with sand volleyball court, zip-line and 130’ waterslide. This relaxed resort strives to emulate the Costa Rican attitude and characteristics. Check out their website for specials like a free 1 hour river tubing adventure with any camping or day pass reservation Monday through Thursday. Aztec boasts over 30 miles of mountain bike trails and over 400 documented natural arches. Trout anglers can rejoice as the lower San Juan River is among the most hallowed trout fishing waters in North America.
Tally’s RV Park, Baird, Texas: Tally’s offers 48 spaces with an enclosed dog run, pond with fishing and plenty of outdoor games. Less than 20 minutes away is the town full of western heritage, characters and culture. The progressive mid-size city is home to the 32-acre Abilene Zoo and a colorful downtown cultural district. Abilene is home to the largest collection of public Storybook Sculptures, earning the nickname, the Storybook Capital of America. Adults can enjoy craft cocktails, breweries and one-of-a-kind restaurants centered around the vibrant SoDA District.
Bois d’Arc RV Park, Bonham, Texas: With 13 acres of landscaped and natural tree grounds and several lakes within walking distance, this Bonham RV park is country living with southern hospitality. Lake Bonham is a few miles from the park and boasts a double wide launch ramp for boats, enclosed event center, open pavilion for parties and a public beach for swimming and dock for fishing. Drive about an hour from Bois d’Arc RV Park and you’ll come across a lake for all seasons. Lake Texoma offers one of the most beautiful and popular fishing and boating spots around. Families (or couples) can enjoy dinner and lunch cruises, sunset cruises or sailing training cruises. Land lovers can experience some of the finest golf courses on the lake, with challenging greens and deep bunkers.
Outpost RV Park & Campground, Salt Lick, Kentucky: Located on Salt Lick Creek near the Licking River, this campground is just several minutes from the Cave Run Marinas where you can rent a houseboat, pontoon or pedal boat. Cave Run Lake is an 8,270-acre lake nestled in the beautiful mountains of eastern Kentucky. Located in the northernmost portion of the Daniel Boone National Forest, this is the spot for boating, fishing, wildlife viewing or simple relaxation. The rolling hiss of the Bluegrass Region are one of Kentucky’s top cycling destinations. You can even bike the Kentucky Bourbon Trail!
Stinson RV Park, Campbell, Texas: Open year-round, this full-service RV park is situated on 38 beautiful acres, offering 79 pull through sites – perfect for big rigs. Anglers can enjoy the full three-acre stocked pond for catch and release fishing. Stinson RV Park also offers a restaurant/tavern and a 9-hole golf course next door. Nearby Greenville is home to a number of locally-owned shops, public parks and special nature preserve. The Graham Park is a recent million-dollar renovation now offering disc golf, fishing sand volleyball and horseshoes. On Saturdays from 9am to noon, stop by the farmers market for locally sourced produce, meats and more.
Raccoon Mountain Campground and Caverns, Chattanooga, Tennessee: Home to Tennessee’s highest rated cave and premier RV park & campground, campers can pan for gemstones, or relax by a campfire while taking in the spectacular views of Lookout Mountain and Raccoon Mountain. Raccoon Mountain Caverns consists of over 5.5 miles of underground passageways and is considered to be one of the most geologically active caverns in the South. Choose between 52 full-service sites that average 70’ in length. They also have standard and back-in sites to choose from. If tent camping is more your style, they offer water & electric sites that are heavily shaded. For those who prefer roughing it, this Chattanooga campground also offers primitive tent sites with a fire ring and picnic table. All can enjoy basketball, shuffleboard, cornhole, fitness center and enclosed ‘Bark Park’ for dogs. Nearby, enjoy Chattanooga’s Riverfront, which spans over 16 miles along the southern banks of the Tennessee River. The paved path lets you immerse yourself in nature, culture, and cuisine. Explorers can then board the River Gorge Explorer for a 1.5-hour trip, providing inspiring views of the “Grand Canyon of the Tennessee.”