According to Campspot research, travelers are more eager than ever to explore the great outdoors, with 69% of those surveyed listing travel to new places to camp as their top travel goal for 2023. If that includes you, take a vacation planning shortcut and book your next adventure to one of these 10 campgrounds in America, revealed to be the best.
How Were The Winners Determined?
Campspot first combed through more than 70,000 data points including bookings, reviews, and category-specific factors to identify a shortlist of nominees. They then asked the camping community to weigh in, inviting the public to vote on their favorite campgrounds in America and partnering with camping experts to score and select the winners in the remaining categories based on uniqueness, listing completion, and overall appeal.
It’s the Second Annual List
“The 2023 Campspot Awards are a celebration of everything that makes the camping industry so awesome. They not only provide an important opportunity to recognize those campgrounds owners, operators, and staff who strive to provide special camping experiences to their guests, but they also serve as inspiration for the many travelers looking to book their spring and summer trips now,” said Erin Stender, CMO of Campspot.
Here’s their Top 10 List of Campgrounds in America.
1. Indian River RV Resort (Indian River, MI)
Within close proximity to Michigan’s famous lakes, walking trails, and vacation hotspot Mackinac Island, this campground offers log cabins, RV and tent sites with a unique, rustic charm on a shaded, manicured property.
Rates starting at $55/night for RV/tent site, or $125/night for 5-person cabin
2. On the Saco Family Campground (Brownfield, ME)
This campground is located on a beautiful property with 1,700 feet of Saco River frontage, offering pet-friendly RV sites and riverfront tent sites as well as convenient on-site amenities and plentiful river activities.
Rates starting at $38/night for RV/tent site, or $120/night for 10-person group site
3. The Nugget RV Resort (Saint Regis, MT)
Surrounded by beautiful mountain ranges and the Clark Fork and St. Regis Rivers of Montana, this park is in a natural wonderland that makes the perfect homebase for fishing, biking, or photography enthusiasts, with cozy cabins, RV sites, a dog park, general store.
Rates starting at $50/night for RV site, or $80/night for 4-person cabin
4. Otahki Lake Cabins & Campground (Patterson, MO)
Located in the heart of the Missouri Ozarks, this 1200-acre park features a 23-acre lake with beach and 2 miles of river frontage, ideal for rafting and float trips. Stay in deluxe cabins with hot tubs, unique covered Wagons, glamping tents, and many more options.
Rates starting at $48/night for RV site, or $175/night for 4-person cabin
5. Stonebridge RV Resort (Maggie Valley, NC)
This campground has everything you need for a family-friendly getaway in The Great Smoky Mountains, complete with on-site arcade, live music, playground, sport facilities, dog park, and more.
Rates starting at $45/night for RV site.
6. Dark Sky RV Campground (Kanab, UT)
The perfect place for a Utah adventure with close access to Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, this design-forward campground offers luxurious amenities, including private bath suites, outdoor showers, open terrace lounge, meditative areas, a dog park, kids zip line and more.
Rates starting at $55/night for RV site, or $85/night for 4-person cabin
7. Pecan Park (Jacksonville, FL)
For travelers looking for stunning views, beautiful weather and a friendly atmosphere, this pet-friendly campground offers that and more, including a fully-stocked fishing lake, a pool area, colorful cottages. It’s location to nearby beaches and attractions is a another plus.
Rates starting at $57/night for RV site, or $104/night for 4-person cabin
8. Kootenai River Campground (Troy, MT)
Offering both quiet tent sites and charming cabins, this campground provides a secluded escape in stunning Montana surroundings with riverfront access and a variety of nearby activities including fishing, hiking, backpacking, kayaking, OHV trails, and more.
Rates starting at $30/night for tent/RV site, or $65/night for 2-person cabin
9. Okefenokee Pastimes Cabins and Campground (Folkston, GA)
This lush campground makes it easy to indulge your hobbies, with a hummingbird and butterfly pollinator area, fish feeding area, off-leash dog park, communal fire-pit and bar, and even a dedicated astronomy field to enjoy the famous dark skies of the area.
Rates starting at $29/night for tent/RV site, or $109/night for 3-person cabin
10. Jellystone Park: Memphis (Horn Lake, MS)
Just 5 miles from Memphis, Tennessee, this park sprawls across 21 acres with 170 sites and a variety of amenities and activities for guests of all ages, like weekly themed weekends, a waterpark, pedal cart, shuffleboard, an outdoor theater, bike rentals, and more.
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This article was produced by Planner at Heart.