The United States is majestic, but most of us tend to see that through television screens rather than actually experience it.
You owe it to yourself to kick back, take a deep breath, and enjoy the view. That’s when you take to the road.
These seven spots in the US are beautiful and offer unique RV camping experiences.
1. Crater Lake, Oregon
Highway 62 runs through Crater Lake, giving you the perfect spot to drop-off and enjoy the view.
We’ve been there to see the snowfall; they receive an average of 44 feet per year (which is pretty crazy when you think about it). This spot is a culmination of American beauty; we could stare at it all day.
Why Choose Crater Lake?
- Highway 62 is relatively quiet, and there’s also Munson Valley Road, which gives you a few unique angles that a photograph just can’t give justice to.
- Steel Visitor Center is open seasonally, right near a few cafes and gift shops. You can walk through numerous trails, and even take a break to ski or snowboard down Mt. Scott.
- You get a stellar view, coupled with enough amenities nearby to occupy your time. This is one of those places you just have to see to believe it.
2. The Berkshires, Massachusetts
It’s not just the world-renown attractions, beautiful scenery, or ultra-friendly locals that make this a population destination – those are just the perks.
If you’ve never experienced a constant state of calm, you haven’t lost yourself in the horizon yet.
One reason this spot really grabs our attention is the relaxed lifestyle you feel when you roll through the town square. RV camping is about roughing it, but it’s also about relaxing; The Berkshires are a hybrid of the two.
Why Choose The Berkshires?
- You’ll have the perfect balance of roughing it while remaining close to shops and popular areas.
- An absolute must for history buffs: you can visit the spot where Moby Dick was written, where the Lincoln statue for The Lincoln Monument was created, and Edith Wharton’s home.
- They encourage visitors and practically urge you to move there and become a citizen of The Berkshires (seriously, they’re that friendly).
3. Lake Tahoe, between California and Nevada
If you’re not too big on hitting attractions or checking out local restaurants and shops during the day, we don’t blame you.
Sometimes, it’s about getting lost instead of just getting away.
If you’re on the hunt for some mental clarity, some alone time, and a hard look at what Mother Nature can do, you’ll want to step outside of your RV every morning to Lake Tahoe.
Why Choose Lake Tahoe?
- Seclusion; you’re still close enough to plenty of paved roads, just be certain to read updates on Lake Tahoe’s weather patterns.
- Seasonal skiing is exceptional. If you’re planning to visit during the snowy months, you’ll be able to get a view, and an adrenaline rush at the same time.
- When we’re relaxing on an RV trip, sometimes we don’t want the road to end. There are hundreds of miles of roads surrounding Lake Tahoe; drive ‘til your heart’s content.
4. Adirondack Mountains, New York
The Adirondack Mountains welcome visitors and captivate you.
Six-million acres, RV sites galore (103 spots with full hookups), and scenery that you’ll never want to leave.
As one of the most popular sites in the United States for camping and RVing, they continually offer new features. In May of 2018, they’ll be opening up an eight-year project, the Wild Walk.
Why Choose the Adirondack Mountains?
- Short grocery runs to local areas and spacious spots. Even when there are dozens of campers in the park, you’ll still have enough personal space.
- Plenty of resources to review before making a decision; they’re committed to your safety, making it a low-risk RV camping spot.
- Stay as long as you like. Whether you’re getting away for the weekend or the month, you can park and just let the world pass by.
5. Devil’s Tower National Monument, Wyoming
The sunset glows off the tower, and the plains are wide open.
You can enjoy this stellar view while parking at the Belle Fourche River Campground nearby. Native American tribes view the tower as sacred to this very day – for history buffs, this is a must.
Not only do you get to glare at this magnificent construction of nature, but you’ll also get flashbacks to Spielberg’s film Close Encounters of the Third Kind (yes, that is the tower from that movie).
Why Choose Devil’s Tower?
- There’s a once-in-a-lifetime hiking experience and view that you won’t be able to find anywhere else.
- Take part in multiple trails and a unique rock climbing experience.
- Out here, you get a real view of the night sky – there are no city lights to obstruct the magnificent view of the constellations above.
6. Monument Valley, Utah
Just stop, drop, and park – this is one of those sections of the United States that make you appreciate the big picture.
Getting lost in yourself at Monument Valley can do wonders for the vagabond that’s trapped in your soul, and give you enough time to relax and appreciate life. This stretches from the borders of Arizona through Utah, so be certain to prep for dry heat before heading in.
Why Choose Monument Valley?
- It’s the backdrop to which all John Wayne movies were made from (not really, but doesn’t it make you think of it?), giving you the feel of being dropped into the elusive “American West.”
- The one main road through Monument Valley, US 163, goes on for over sixty miles, giving you fantastic scenery and time to relax while taking in the sights.
- Go off-road and whip up red sandstorms with your tires; there are numerous dirt paths to tear up before you decide to camp.
7. Lake Willoughby, Vermont
New England is known for its bizarre weather patterns and American history, but people often gloss over the magnificent scenery.
Vermont’s Lake Willoughby welcomes campers, hikers, and RV drivers, and offers you just enough seclusion to relax and enjoy yourself, while still being close enough to shops and interesting historical attractions to keep you entertained.
Why Choose Lake Willoughby?
- One of the most dedicated camping experiences in America fueled entirely by passion at the Whitecaps Campground.
- Vermont is known for its seasonal leaf color change; people flock from all over the country to witness it. Plan your trip accordingly, and you could take in a magnificent sight.
- Between the reflections off the water and the sight of the Willoughby State Forest on the southern end, you may never want to leave.
With thousands of unique areas in America, where has been your favorite place to camp your RV?