As millions of RVers plan their trips across North America each year, many of them head for our rivers, lakes and oceans. Considering there are over 10,000 miles of shoreline to choose from, there is no shortage of ground to cover.
From the Atlantic to the Pacific and thousands of miles in between, our team has researched the top 10 waterfront RV campgrounds to visit this year.
Obviously there are some parks we have overlooked, contact us and let us know if there is a waterfront RV campground that should be on the list.
#1. California – Crystal Cove State Park
Perched on top of a bluff that offers views of the Pacific Ocean, it’s a rolling surf and a stretch of sandy beach you will find the crystal cove state Park. The views offered by this rugged oasis are complemented by the immaculate golf courses and pristine houses that surround the site.
The beach offers the perfect opportunity for a scuba divers and snorkelers to enjoy an underwater park, it also has tide pools and two sandy coves to explore.
If you’re looking for somewhere to explore, there is a huge preserve with miles of biking and hiking trails within easy access on the site. Crystal Cove State Park has 58 sites, with 30 that are designed for pop-up campers with tents and conversion vans and 27 offer full electric and water hookups for anything up to 35 ft long RVs. The RV site has a dump station and hot showers
#2. Idaho – Wagonhammer RV Park & Campground
Describing the Wagonhammer RV Park and campground as a prime location for outdoor adventuring and relaxation is an understatement. Park your RV close to the Salmon River in North Fork and grab the opportunity to explore Idaho.
The RV park itself offers everything from Friday night gatherings to off leash dog trails and the ability to try out some fly-fishing. In offer the perfect setting to explore Idaho’s beautiful mountains.
On the shore of Idahos fast moving Salmon River, the site offers water and electric sites and full hookup facilities. With the rugged Rocky Mountains in the distance, you can also enjoy modern restrooms with hot showers, a beautiful picnic area and free Wi-Fi throughout the site.
#3. Florida – Camp Gulf Holiday Travel Park
If you are planning a trip to Northern Florida, the Camp Gulf Holiday Travel Park is simply the best beachside RV park you’ll find. Enjoy the sparkling waters, sugar white sands, and stunning views this prime location on Florida’s emerald coast offer.
Regardless of the RV site you pick, the ocean will literally be at your doorstep.
All sites come with a concrete patio, ocean views, full hookups and beachside access. The Camp Gulf Holiday Travel Park also has RV sites within touching distance of the ocean and activity center and heated solar pools.
You can rent stand-up paddle boards and even golf carts to travel around, just talk to any of the exceptional staff who work in the park. The most convenient way to make a reservation is the contact there online reservation page.
#4. Florida – Long Key State Park
When it comes to Oceanside campgrounds, the Florida Keys have long been a famous site and a location of choice for Rvers from all across the states. Stretching from Key West to Key Largo, you will find everything from the most luxurious RV parks to standard state parks.
If you’re looking for an attached roof cabana with a private dock or an opportunity to get closer to nature, the keys have something to cater to everybody.
At the Long Key Stage Park sits by a stretch of some of the purest sandy beaches in the country you can enjoy fishing, biking, hiking, kayaking, snorkeling or just dipping your toes in the warm turquoise waters of the Keys.
If you get up from your beach chair, there’s much to explore and enjoy in the area. With over 60 sites offering electric and water hookups and the ability to cater to RVs of up to 38 feet, the site itself has a dump station, hot showers and conveniently located restrooms.
Here are some more Florida RV parks on the beach.
#5. Maine – Libby’s Oceanside Camp
Location in the shadow of the famous noble lighthouse, Libby’s Oceanside camp offers you access to stretches of sandy beach and many restaurants and shops, so you can experience local culture and cuisine.
This RV campground has long been a favorite for couples and families alike as it provides the ideal opportunity to explore and enjoy Maine’s coastline. Enjoy lush green lawns, cable free Wi-Fi and full hookup sites contact them online today for a reservation.
#6. Michigan – Grand Haven State Park
Anyone who’s parked their RV along the shoreline of Lake Michigan will quickly tell you what you’re missing out on. Lake Michigan Eastern shore features warm shallow waters, long sandy beaches and several small towns that have everything from farmers’ markets that open air music concerts to keep you entertained throughout your visit.
Most people agree that the Grand Haven State Park is a must-visit for anyone in the area. Sandwich between the grand haven canal and the lake waterfront, reality is just par for the course in this area.
The.RV park itself has electric hookups and asphalt pads in all of its 174 sites. You can also take advantage of its on-site dump station hot showers and its modern restrooms and an extensive playground for your kids. Visit their reservation page today to book your site.
#7. Montana – Polson Motorcoach & RV Resort
Unfortunately, far too many RV enthusiasts completely overlook Montana as a place to visit with their RV. Never mind being home to one of the country’s most stunning waterfront campsites. They nestle this luxury resort between the Mission mountains and the deep blue waters of Flathead Lake, offering you a stunning waterfront experience not to be missed.
Most RVers come here to enjoy the Glacial National Park, which is only a short distance away, but they also enjoy the charms of the local town Polson. The Polson Motorcoach & RV Resort only caters to class A RVs but if you’re a member of that club you’ll enjoy stunning views, lush landscaping, and an oversized lot.
It also has use of a heated pool, gas fire pit, inside gym, common areas.
#8. Oregon – Sea & Sand RV Park
Oregon has no shortage of RV parks on with prime waterfront sites. The Sea and Sand RV Park stands out from the rest offering access to a coastline of mostly unspoiled beach that’s famous for fishing and beach combing.
Its proximity to Lincoln city and Newport Beach, easy access to all the amenities in the area, when included with the offer of free Wi-Fi, cable, full hookups, and the ability to cater to RVs of any size.
#9. South Carolina – Hunting Island State Park
On some of the most beautiful beachfront in the country, never mind South Carolina, this RV Park sits on a barrier Island, 15 miles outside the historical town of Beaufort. Hunting Island State Park is packed with natural beauty and wonderful wildlife. Parking your RV in the shade of its wind sculpted trees offers you a unique view of the ocean.
Strolling along its marsh lined boardwalk, hiking the natural rustic trails or even trying your hand at fly-fishing from its pier, this be a visit you will never forget. The best view of the shoreline can be had from the top of its historic lighthouse over 130 ft above the shoreline.
The campsite itself offers 117 electric and water hookups and can accommodate RVs of up to 40 ft. Free Wi-Fi, a dump station and a hot shower and its modern restrooms are just three things you can expect on site.
#10. Washington – South Beach Campground
While this campsite lacks many of the modern amenities, you’ll find elsewhere, you will not find water spigots, hot showers, tennis courts, or even a heated pool. RVers come here to experience the rugged beauty of this wild and wonderful Olympic peninsula on their doorstep.
Located overlooking the Pacific Ocean, we can only describe this site on South Beach as a nature lover’s dream. South Beach is not for our RVers looking for an element of luxury instead if you want to walk a wild coastline surrounded by sea creatures and strung with driftwood. The natural beauty of this area is complemented by the RV site that offers 55 hookups for RVs of up to 35 feet and length.