Ten State Parks to Visit in an RV

Ten State Parks to Visit in an RV

Written by Kimberly

If you’re planning on taking an RV road trip this year, state parks are great destinations. Many state parks have inexpensive accomodations for RVs, and offer lots of recreational activities. Fun can be found for the entire family!  Keep reading to discover 10 state parks to visit in an RV.

1- Ponderosa State Park (McCall, Idaho)

Be prepared to encounter wildlife while staying at Ponderosa State Park, such as geese, osprey, bald eagles, wood ducks, deer, beaver, muskrats, moose and bears! Be invigorated by the fresh pine saturated air, and enjoy hiking and biking along the nature trails. Park your RV in one of the 50 available sites which include water, sewer and electric hook-up, as well as fire pits and picnic tables.

2- Cheyenne Mountain State Park (Colorado Springs, Colorado)

Enjoy the beauty of 1680 acre expanse under the Cheyenne Mountain and bordering the plains. Find over 20 miles of biking and hiking trails and discover Colorado’s wildlife. Amenities for your RV include 51 campsites with full hook-up.

3- Ellacoya State Park (Gilford, New Hampshire)

Located along New Hampshire’s largest lake, this is a great place to enjoy swimming and relaxing on the beach. Thirty-seven sites include three-way hook-ups as well as bathrooms with showers, playgrounds, convenience store and dump stations.

4- Fort Clinch State Park (Fernandina Beach, Florida)

If you enjoy history, you’ll enjoy Fort Clinch State Park. Explore the fort’s rooms which date back to the Civil War. As you are along the beach, you can also swim, snorkel, search for shark teeth, fish, hike, bike and observe the wildlife. RV sites include electric hook-up with plenty of amenities offered such as laundry facilities, bathrooms with showers, picnic areas and a gift shop.

5- Fort Stevens State Park (Hammond, Oregon)

This fort was part of the military defense from the Civil War to World War II. Take a tour of the fort and the underground gun battery that once was the command center during the World War II era. Besides the 174 campsites with full hook-ups, enjoy the biking and hiking trails, swimming, and even a historic shipwreck!

6- Buccaneer State Park (Waveland, Mississippi)

Once affected by Hurricane Katrina, this now fully restored park offers 206 sites with full hook-up. Also onsite is a waterpark, playground, disc golf, walking trails and recreational building. Nearby attractions include Old Town Bay St. Louis, Stennis Space Center and Beauvior Jefferson Davis Shrine.

7- Cape Henlopen State Park (Lewes, Delaware)   

This beautiful park features the historical Henlopen lighthouse, along with Fort Miles which was once key in the coastal defense during World War II. Beach Plum Island Nature Preserve and the Washover Barrier Spit contains a beach open to the public. Sites are set among the dunes and feature 2-point hook-ups.

8- Cloudland Canyon State Park (Stockbridge, Georgia)

Explore the waterfalls, creeks, cliffs, caves and canyons of this beautiful park. Hiking and mountain biking trails loop throughout the park. Amenities include 72 sites as well as disc golf, fishing, picnic tables and horseback riding.  

9- Starved Rock State Park (Utica, Illinois)

Hunting, fishing, boating and hiking are just a few of the activities that you can enjoy at Starved Rock State Park. You can also explore the 18 canyons, waterfalls and overlooks. RV sites have electric hook-up, picnic table and fire pit.

10- Maquoketa Caves State Park (Maquoketa, Iowa)

Be prepared to explore the caves of this state park, which contain gorgeous white stalactites and stalagmites. Native American artifacts have been discovered in the caves and can now be found in the Interpretive Center.  RV sites include electric hook-up and showers. Other amenities include bird watching, museum, picnic areas, and a playground.  

Start planning your RV trip to one of these amazing state parks!