If you recently joined the RV and camper van craze, welcome. But before you hit the road, you might want to consider adding a few of the nation's best RV parks to your itinerary. CBC / Via Giphy / giphy.com
The beauty of hitting the road in an RV is that you can park almost anywhere, but as any seasoned traveler knows, amenities like clean bathrooms and hookups go a long way.
The experts at
Yelp ran the numbers, and they determined the best parks in the US, taking into account factors like volume of reviews and ratings.
Yelp Trend Expert Tara Lewis says that for most RVers, "Easy access to hiking trails and nearby attractions like restaurants and farmer's markets, along with amenities like fire pits, picnic tables, grills, and clean bathrooms, play a large factor in deciding where to park."
1. Bridgeport, California: Paradise Shores Camp
full-service RV park and campground sits right on Bridgeport Reservoir, so you can park your rig and spend the days fishing and boating on the water. If you have the space, pack your mountain bike and hit the trails, or make the 45-minute drive to Yosemite National Park. Yelp / Via yelp.com 2. Mountain Home, Idaho: Mountain Home RV Park
Set squarely between Twin Falls and Boise is the
Mountain Home RV Park, which offers overnight guests spacious concrete patios, shady patches of green space, and full hookups (plus, it's pet friendly). Yelp / Via yelp.com 3. Custer, South Dakota: Big Pine Campground
A night at
Big Pine Campground will put you right in South Dakota's beautiful Black Hills. Plus, the park offers full hookups, a dump station, and enough foliage and trees to make your little corner of the park feel completely private. When you're ready to leave your new home, both Mount Rushmore and Custer State Park are around 30 minutes away by car. Yelp / Via yelp.com 4. Dolores, Colorado: The Views
You won't get bored at
The Views — surrounded by Colorado mountains and on the shores of McPhee Reservoir, this RV park offers guests 42 acres of trails and a perfect, tree-lined basecamp for a Colorado adventure. Yelp / Via yelp.com 5. Kanab, Utah: Dark Sky RV Campground
Just east of
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park and mere miles from the Utah-Arizona border is this spacious RV park. A night or two here will give you access to inky black skies lit up by millions of stars and all the basic necessities — clean bathrooms, speedy Wi-Fi, and a propane refill station. Yelp / Via yelp.com 6. Danville, Missouri: Lazy Day Campground
family-owned business boasts spacious RV sites, a lake stocked with fish, lush hiking trails, and views of the Milky Way galaxy at night. Plus it's conveniently located just off I-70 between Kansas City and St. Louis. Yelp / Via yelp.com 7. Paso Robles, California: Paso Robles RV Ranch & Campground 8. Grand Island, New York: Branches of Niagara Campground & Resort
It's hard to top this park's perfect location right on the Canada-US border, just south of
Niagara Falls State Park. But the island-bound RV park offers much more than easy access to the falls and a great location not far from the Niagara River. You'll also find clean facilities, a big pool, and a family-friendly vibe. Yelp / Via yelp.com 9. Canyonville, Oregon: Seven Feathers RV Resort
pristine-looking park keeps its lawns manicured and its RV sites spick and span, but you'll also find all sorts of appealing extras like a heated pool and hot tub, a fitness center, and free Wi-Fi. Full hookups, laundry, showers, and spacious sites are a given. Yelp / Via yelp.com 10. Winthrop, Washington: Pine Near RV Park 11. Wells, Nevada: Welcome Station RV Park 12. Bandon, Oregon: Bandon Wayside Motel + RV
Just off the Oregon coast near
Bullards Beach State Park is this motel and RV park. While the park promises a clean and quiet stay for RVers, keep in mind that it only has eight full hookup spaces, so you'll need to book in advance. But the tree-lined spaces and coastal access are well worth the extra work. Yelp / Via yelp.com 13. Kingman, Arizona: Blake Ranch RV Park & Horse Motel 14. Cedar City, Utah: BNBSWISS
Swiss-themed park has eight log cabins you can rent in addition to 17 RV spaces. Breakfast, however, is where this place really shines. The breakfast buffet includes homemade bread, croissants, Swiss muesli, and the cheese straight from Switzerland. Yelp / Via yelp.com 15. Long Beach, Washington: The Lamp Camp
With an oceanfront location on Washington's Long Beach Peninsula, this RV park offers both coastal forest, dunes, and beach access. When you're not out exploring the area, you'll be well taken care of at
The Lamp Camp, which offers guests peace and quiet, showers, and plenty of space. Oh, and bring along your pup so he can romp around the beach with you. Yelp / Via yelp.com 16. Dandridge, Tennessee: Anchor Down RV Resort 17. Theodore, Alabama: All About Relaxing RV Park
You can expect welcoming Southern hospitality the moment you step foot on
All About Relaxing RV Park. Here, they really are all about relaxing. You'll find spacious, full hookup sites, cozy picnic spaces, a pool, and high-end restrooms, showers, and laundry. If you're traveling with pets, they're welcome here too. Yelp / Via yelp.com 18. Roswell, New Mexico: Red Barn RV Park
Red Barn RV Park is located, is the site of the world-famous UFO crash site. The park offers guests lots of little extras like a book exchange and game room in addition to amenities like laundry, bathrooms, showers, and super-fast Wi-Fi. When you're ready to venture out, check out Roswell's alien-themed sites or make your way south to Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Yelp / Via yelp.com 19. Weatherford, Oklahoma: Wanderlust Crossings RV Park 20. Sheridan, Texas: Splashway Waterpark & Campgrounds
Can't decide between a weekend road trip or a visit to your local waterpark? This spot in Sheridan, Texas checks both boxes and then some.
The property provides RVers with full hookups, laundry, and showers — plus, walkable access to the wonders of Splashway Waterpark (where you'll probably be spending most of your time). Yelp / Via yelp.com Have you stayed at a great RV park that you would recommend to others? Tell us in the comments below! View comments