If you’re looking for the most beautiful and unique RV destinations in America, you’ve come to the right place.
My team and I have traveled the entire country several times, and these are our 40 favorite awe-inspiring RV destinations in the United States, Mexico & Canada!
We break the list into countries below.
Table of Contents
- 34 Best RV Destinations in the US
- 3 Vacation Spots for RVers in Mexico
- 3 Best RV Vacation Destinations in Canada
- Extra RV Road Trip Tips
34 Best RV Destinations in the US
First up, we’ve got unique & beautiful RV destinations right here in the USA. To help you better decide where to go, we’ve broken up this list by the following categories:
- US National Parks
- Unique RV Parks & Resorts
- Amazing Boondocking Locations
- Other Cool Destinations
Let’s dive in!
US National Park Destinations
No RV camping trip is complete without hitting at least one national park. Of course, there are 63 national parks in the US alone, so we couldn’t include them all!
With that said, here are 15 of our favorites.
1. Glacier National Park
With glacier-carved peaks and valleys running to the Canadian border, Glacier National Park is an amazing place to visit while on an RV road trip!
At over 700 miles of hiking trails, Glacier is known to be a hikers paradise! If hiking isn’t your thing though, here are some other things you can do here:
- Spend the day at Lake McDonald
- Go white water rafting or on a scenic float with Glacier National Park rafting
- Soar above ski slopes on a zip line tour at Whitefish Mountain Resort
Plenty of sightseeing can also be done while you’re at Glacier National Park. There’s an abundance of flora and fauna (and the views are breathtaking).
Planning a trip to Glacier soon? Check out our guide on things to do in Glacier National Park to be prepared!
2. Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Somewhere in western North Dakota, where the Great Plains meet the rugged Badlands, you’ll find Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
Between the many hiking trails and scenic drives, you’ll be in awe the entire trip! Here are some things we recommend doing while at Theodore Roosevelt National Park:
- Go sightseeing to see bison, elk, and prairie dogs
- Hike the Skyline Vista Trail
- Explore Medora (this town is filled with museums, horseback rides, an amphitheater and more)
You can even get bike rentals while in Medora (ranging from $45 – $65 per day)! Whatever you choose to do, Theodore National Park is perfect for RV travelers!
3. Biscayne National Park
Biscayne National Park is one of the only places that you’ll be able to see a living coral reef system in the continental United States! As a matter of fact, 95% of this National Park is under water!
Here are a few things to check out at one of the coolest National Parks around:
- Climb the historic Boca Chita Lighthouse to see fantastic views of islands (also known as the Florida Keys)
- Kayak for 17 miles around Biscayne Bay to reach Elliott or Boca Chita Keys
- Paddle to Jones lagoon for a chance to see marine wildlife, such as stingrays and jellyfish
You could also check out a sandy beach or two while you’re in Florida (in fact, Florida is known to have some of the best beachy spots on the East Coast)!
4. Joshua Tree National Park
With Dr. Seuss-like trees and a variety of plants and animals, Joshua Tree National Park is one of the most magical parks you could visit!
Joshua Tree is known for its walking and hiking trails, but there’s plenty more to do while you’re here. Here are some of our favorite things:
- Visit the Cholla Cactus Garden
- Visit Skull Rock (this is a great place to take unique, one of a kind pictures!)
- Go on a guided tour through Keys Ranch (tours are held from October – May and cost $10 per person 12 and over, $5 for children 6 to 11, and free for children under 6)
You could also go rock climbing while at Joshua Tree (and you’ll see a lot of climbing, bouldering, highlining, and slacklining while there)!
5. Mammoth Cave National Park
With rolling hills, deep river valleys, and the world’s longest known cave system, it’s easy to see why Mammoth Cave National Park is one of the most fascinating National Parks to visit!
Mammoth Cave National Park also holds the title of UNESCO World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve. Here are some things we recommend you check out while there:
- Go fishing (no fishing license or permit is required!)
- Go horseback riding at Double J Stables (prices range from $30 for one hour and $55 for 2 hours)
- Visit the Kentucky Down Under Zoo (prices range from $14.95 – $25.95)
You’ll find so much history and culture while at Mammoth Cave, we highly recommend you visit this National Park one day soon!
6. Mount Rainier National Park
If you’re looking for an active volcano 14,410 feet above sea level, Mount Rainier National Park is for you.
With beautiful wildflowers, ancient forests, and an abundance of hiking trails, you’ll never run out of things to do! Here are some of our favorites:
- Visit Myrtle Falls for some breathtaking scenic views
- Hike the Pinnacle Peak trail
- Stargaze (Mount Rainier is a beautiful place to see the Milky Way and, if you’re lucky, you’ll see an incredible meteor shower)
A lifetime of discovery awaits you at Mount Rainier!
7. Everglades National Park
Everglades National Park is located in Florida, pretty close to Biscayne National Park! The Everglades is a complex mix of salt and freshwater wetlands, filled with hardwood hammocks and pine rocklands that support a wide variety of flora and fauna.
Here are some cool things to check out while in the Everglades:
- Walk, bike, or take a tram tour to Shark Valley (you’ll see alligators, turtles, snakes and birds!)
- Head over to the Flamingo district to get a ranger guided canoe tour!
- Take an airboat ride (prices range from $34 – $325, from classic tours to private tours, Everglades Safari Park has it all)
There are some nice RV parks in the Everglades, too! Because you’re in Florida (and it gets pretty damn hot there), you’ll find that most campgrounds have a large swimming pool and full hook ups for your RV.
8. Olympic National Park
Olympic National Park encompasses nearly one million acres and the park protects a vast array of wilderness, thousands of years of human history, and several distinctly different ecosystems (including glacier-capped mountains, old-growth temperate rainforests, and over 70 miles of wild coastline).
Planning to visit Olympic National Park? Here are some things that stick out to us:
- Explore the Hoh Rain Forest (one of the finest remaining examples of temperate rainforest in the United States)
- Bike around the Olympic Discovery Trail
- Comb for beach treasures in coastal beaches
Olympic National Park would be a beautiful spot to visit while on an RV camping trip!
9. Zion National Park
Zion National Park is the perfect place to be if you want to explore where pioneers and natives once walked. With an abundance of hiking trails, horseback riding, and rock climbing, you’re sure to find something that everyone in the family would love to do!
Here are a few of our favorites:
- Hike, walk, and wade through The Narrows (it’s recommended you bring your trekking pole and some water shoes for this hike)
- Head to Lava Point to catch the sunset
- Drive on Zion Mt. Caramel highway for some truly gorgeous scenic views
Zion is just two hours north of the Grand Canyon – if you’ve got a free day and want to travel a bit further, we highly recommend taking a day trip to visit!
10. Acadia National Park
We could go on for days about how much we love Acadia National Park. You truly get the best of both worlds – the ocean (with some sandy beaches) and the mountains (with plenty of hiking trails to explore).
Here are some of our favorite things we did while in Acadia:
- Hike Cadillac Mountain to see the sunrise (we recommend leaving by 2:30am, the hike isn’t necessarily hard but it does take a bit to get up the mountain)
- Visit Jordan Pond House for some popovers
- Check out Thunder Hole (a semi-submerged cave that waves come into and create a thunderstorm sound, hence the name)
We can’t recommend Acadia enough, it should definitely be on your bucket list to visit.
11. Great Basin National Park
If you want to partake in the solitude of wilderness and be surrounded by sage-colored foothills, Great Basin National Park is for you. Fewer than 100,000 people visit this National Park every year, so if you’re looking to get away from tourists, this is the place for you!
Looking for unique things to do while you’re at Great Basin National Park? Here are some of our favorites:
- Skip the RV parks and sleep under the stars (with zero light pollution, you’ll find that Great Basin is a stargazer’s dream)
- Hit the trails! With over 60 miles of hiking trails, you’ll have places to explore for days (we highly recommend hiking through the Bristlecone Pine Trail if you want to see some spectacular views)
- Take a scenic drive up to Wheeler Peak overlook
You’ll also see a wide array of animals while you’re at Great Basin National Park! Water shrews, beavers, bighorn sheep, pygmy rabbits, and more!
12. Shenandoah National Park
It doesn’t get much better than waterfalls, wildflowers, vistas, and quiet wooded hollows. Shenandoah National Park has all of these things (and more).
Here’s what you could do while visiting:
- Have a picnic at the Shenandoah Valley Wine Trail
- Tour Skyline Drive (travel through tunnels carved into the mountainside and take in the breathtaking views of the hazy mountains)
- Hike Dark Hollow Falls Trail to see some waterfalls
Nature and wildlife bring this National Park together and there’s plenty to do with the family while you’re here!
13. Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park is nothing to scoff at! As a matter of fact, did you know that the Grand Canyon is a mile deep, and up to 18 miles wide?
Next time you visit the Grand Canyon, we recommend you do the following:
- Take a helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon (prices start at $309)
- Watch the sun rise and set at Mather Point
- Go white water rafting with Hualapai River Runners (prices range from $399 – $439 per day)
Wondering where you should stay while at any of these amazing National Parks? From unique RV parks to a one of a kind RV resort, we’ve got you covered!
14. Rocky Mountain National Park
From meadows to glistening lakes and mountain peaks, Rocky Mountain National Park has something that everyone will enjoy! There are over 300 miles of hiking trails and tons of wild animals to encounter (such as moose, elk, bighorn sheep, pikas, and so much more).
Here are a few things we recommend you do while visiting the Rocky Mountains:
- Go hiking at Bear Lake (the 1-mile loop trail is great for sightseeing, there are giant boulders as well as spruce, fir, and pine trees. If you walk the whole loop, you’ll also see majestic views of Hallett Peak and Half Mountain)
- Take the Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park Tour from Denver (prices start at $139)
- Visit the Moraine Park Museum and Amphitheater Cultural Landscape (free to do!)
There are plenty of things to do while in the Rocky Mountains, we hope you take advantage of this beautiful National Park!
15. Crater Lake National Park
When a violent eruption triggered the collapse of a tall peak, Crater Lake National Park was formed. To this day, scientists marvel at its purity! Fed by rain and snow, it’s the deepest lake in the USA and one of the most pristine on earth.
Planning a trip to Crater Lake? Here’s what we recommend doing:
- Drive the Rim Drive (this 33-mile drive allows you to see all of Crater Lake in one go and it’s one of the greatest National Park roads in the US. You’re able to pull over at multiple overlooks to get a closer look, too)
- Ride a boat to Wizard Island (with a name like that, how could you stay away?! Prices are $55 for adults and $37 for children aged 3-12. Children under 2 are not permitted)
- Take a 3.6-mile hike in Garfield Park
Unique RV Parks & RV Resorts
Next up, we have incredible RV parks that are worth visiting because the RV resort itself IS the beautiful destination! If you just want to stay in a beautiful RV park with loads of fun things to do, these are the best RV parks to visit.
14. Wanderlust RV Park
With full hook ups, a swimming pool, picnic tables, complimentary Wifi, and large pull-thru sites, Wanderlust RV Park is a great place to visit when you’re on an RV camping trip!
Prices are as followed:
- Water and electric sites start at $37
- Back in / pull thru full hook up sites start at $38.95 and go up to $52. Holidays and special event weekends may vary
- Premium (back in) 50 AMP FHU sites are $65
This campground features cabins as well with a minimum two night stay (prices start at $125 per night plus tax).
15. Sun Outdoors Lake Rudolph Campground
Sun Outdoors Lake Rudolph Campground won “National RV Park of the Year” two times and features spacious RV and tent sites (as well as a selection of vacation rentals including cabins, cottages, and RV rentals).
It’s surrounded by gorgeous scenery in the town of Santa Claus, Indiana and offers tons of amenities and activities like Santa’s SplashDown WaterPark, Blitzen Bay pool, mini golf, a snack bar, a dog park, sports courts, and more!
Prices are as followed:
- Deluxe 50 AMP pull-thru site with full RV hookups is $68 per night
- Deluxe 50 AMP back-in full hook ups site is $68 per night
- Standard 30 AMP back-in full hook ups site is $53 per night
- Standard 30 AMP pull-thru site with full RV hookups is $63 per night
All of these sites are pet friendly and include WiFi access, a charcoal grill, picnic tables, and a fire pit!
16. Ingalls Homestead
This unique RV resort has just a handful of sites – 4 covered wagons, 1 bunkhouse, 4 RV sites, and tent camping (to make sure that the prairie doesn’t feel too crowded). If you ask us, staying at Ingalls Homestead would make your RV camping trip incredibly interesting!
From covered wagon rides (and pony rides for children) to hay twisting and making corn cob dolls, this might be one of the most unique RV campgrounds we’ve ever stumbled across!
Prices are as followed:
- Large covered wagon $70 per night
- Small covered wagon $60 per night
- Bunkhouse is $80 per night
- RV sites are $40 per night
- Tent camping is $10 per night
As of March 2022, Ingalls Homestead is only taking reservations via email. You must state the dates you want to stay and they’ll get back to you when they can! They’re currently operating at a “first come, first serve” pace!
17. Havasu RV Resort
With 398 luxurious RV sites situated around an Owners Clubhouse, activity center, two outdoor heated pools (with jacuzzis), walking paths, a nine hole chip and putt golf course, bocce courts, horseshoe pits, and more, Havasu RV Resort is known as one of the best RV parks around!
Now, here’s the kicker – the RV sites available are rental listings from RV owners. Which means, prices can vary depending on the type of RV you want to stay in! There are plenty to choose from (such as Class A, Class C, Fifth Wheels, and Travel Trailers) and you can even park your RV there to rent out!
However… RV’s older than 10 years are subject to an inspection upon entry. If the unit is considered to be in unacceptable condition, it will not be permitted entry. All RV’s must be 25 ft & longer. Tents, tent trailers, truck campers, or van conversions are not permitted.
18. Polson Motorcoach and RV Resort
Open from April 15 to October 15 every year, Polson Motorcoach and RV Resort has hook up RV sites, picnic tables, a dog park, and more!
This RV resort is for Class A motor coaches only (and they have to be more than 30 feet long and in like-new condition).
Prices to stay in this RV Resort are as followed:
If you’re in Montana on an RV camping trip with a Class A, this RV park offers all you could ask for!
19. Majestic Oaks RV Resort
Majestic Oaks RV Resort prides themselves on being ”The gold standard of RV living on the Mississippi Gulf Coast”.
At Majestic Oaks RV Resort, you’ll get free access to social gatherings and get-togethers, free cable TV, free Wifi service, 20/30/50 amp connections, an outdoor swimming pool, and more!
Prices are as followed:
- Back-in RV sites are $68.88 + tax daily, $374.99 + tax for 7 nights, and $879.99 + tax for the month
- Pull-thru RV sites are $78.99 + tax daily, $404.99 + tax for 7 nights, and $919.99 + tax for the month
Majestic Oaks accepts personal checks, too! The prices shown include up to 4 total occupancy per site. Additional guests will incur a charge of $10 per day per guest up to a maximum of 8 total occupants. All guests must occupy the same reserved camp site!
Interested in some unique RV destinations to go boondocking on? Boondocking refers to camping without hook up sites, so you won’t have access to running water or electricity.
Without further ado, here are are favorite free camping locations for your next RV adventure:
20. Buffalo Gap National Grassland – Near Wall, South Dakota
There are plenty of wide open spaces in South Dakota, and Buffalo Gap National Grassland is a great place to find free campsites!
It’s about a mile outside of the Badlands West entrance and the town of Wall is about 5 miles from this spot. There’s no better way to experience the wildlife and scenery in South Dakota!
21. Coconino National Forest – Near Sedona, Arizona
Along Forest Road 525 near Sedona, you’ll find Coconino National Forest – a great place for RV campers and boondockers alike!
With views of the beautiful desert landscapes and red rock formations, you won’t want to leave!
22. Valley of the Gods Road – Near Mexican Hat, Utah
Looking to boondock in a truly amazing spot with natural wonders and amazing views? Look no further than Valley of the Gods Road!
You’ll be near Mexican Hat, Gooseneck State Park, Monument Valley, and Natural Bridge National Monument (so you’ll have plenty of places to visit).
23. Sacred White Shell Mountain – Near Mosca, Colorado
This boondocking site is just outside of the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve and proves why Colorado is known to be one of the hotspots for Boondocking.
Sacred White Shell Mountain also has a 16-mile round trip hike, so you won’t be bored during the day! Or, stay with your camper and enjoy the scenic views!
24. Magnolia Beach Camping – Near Port Lavaca, Texas
Free ocean front camping? Count us in! Magnolia Beach Camping is located on Lavaca Bay and leads into the Gulf of Mexico. In fact, it’s one of the best beach camping spots for RV camping!
Be aware of high tide when parking your camper, though! The last thing you want to worry about is getting your stuff wet while boondocking.
25. Nomad View Dispersed Camping – Near Buffalo Gap National Grassland, South Dakota
With little to no light pollution, Nomad View Dispersed Camping is a camper’s haven to view stars at night.
While anyone can boondock here, park rangers ask that you follow their rules and know the tips to boondocking on this national grassland.
Other Cool Destinations
We’ve talked about some of the best RV parks, free camping spots, and National Parks to visit. Let’s dive into some other cool destinations all RVers should visit once in their life!
26. Watkins Glen State Park
There’s so much more to do at Watkins Glen State Park than just hiking (though, the hiking is one of our favorite aspects of this state park)!
We do recommend that you check out Watkins Glen State Park too, though! You can go biking, hiking, hunting, stop at a gift shop, go swimming, and so much more!
27. Letchworth State Park
If you’re a fan of waterfalls, hiking, and beautiful views, Letchworth State Park is for you!
Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or someone who just wants to get some fresh air, you’re sure to find something that suits you! There are over 66 trails to hike (the shortest one being the Blue Jay Trail at .5 miles and the longest being the Gorge Trail at 7 miles).
You could even book a hot air balloon ride over Letchworth Park (prices start at $365 per person and, if you want to go on a private flight, it’s $1400).
28. Lake Michigan
Did you know that America’s most famous blues musicians, architects, craft beer brewers and motorcycle companies have made Lake Michigan their home?
While in Lake Michigan, you’re able to get boat rentals (prices range, two hours is $165 and eight hours is $345), go to the Harley Davidson museum (22 per adult and $8 per child between 5 and 17 years old), visit breweries such as Lagunitas, Revolution, Goose Island and Lakeview Brewing Company, and so much more!
It’s definitely a great place to visit while on RV trips!
29. Colorado Springs
If you’re looking for adventure, Colorado Springs has plenty of it!
Between hiking the Garden of the Gods Park, visiting the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, taking a hot air balloon across Colorado Springs, and so much more – you’ll never be bored!
We’ve got you covered if you’re interested in renting an RV in Colorado Springs, too!
30. Destin, Florida
Destin is known to be the “luckiest fishing spot” in the US – but there’s so much more to do in Destin than fish!
You could go to Banana Bart’s gift shop if you want to get some souvenirs, head down to Sexton’s Seafood market for some fresh food, go on a dolphin watching cruise (1 hour tour for $37.28), go parasailing (30 minutes at $53), and so much more!
31. Lake Tahoe
There are so many things to do in Lake Tahoe! In fact, Northern Lake Tahoe and Southern Lake Tahoe offer different amenities – so depending on what you want to do (and when), you can plan your road trips around that!
In Northern Lake Tahoe, you can go kayaking in a crystal clear kayak, go horseback riding, hike the Eagle Falls trail, relax in the Clearwater Day Spa, visit an art gallery, and more!
In Southern Lake Tahoe, you could go snowmobiling during the winter months, head to the Hard Rock Casino & Hotel, go golfing at Edgewood, go mountain biking, or go on a hot air balloon ride!
32. Malaekahana Beach Campground, Hawaii
There might not be full hook up sites, but you get access to an outdoor beach shower and toilet facilities! While staying at Malaekahana Beach Campground you can enjoy their surfboards, bodyboards, kayaks or SUP rentals in the beautiful blue ocean.
Be sure you visit the camp store for supplies (like firewood, snacks, repair supplies, ice and batteries) and souvenir items!
Check out our guide to how much a trip to Hawaii costs for more info.
3 Vacation Spots for RVers in Mexico
If you’re looking to take an RV trip you’ll never forget, consider heading across the border to visit Mexico! We recently took a road trip to Baja California and it was one of the most magical experiences of my life – I can’t recommend it enough!
The benefits of visiting Mexico are incredibly cheap prices, breath-taking views and experiences, and some of the best food you’ll ever taste in your life.
Here are our top 3 Mexico RV destinations:
1. Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California
Just an hour north of the thriving Mexican city of Ensenada, Valle de Guadalupe (Guadalupe Valley) is Mexico’s wine country. It’s like the NAPA Valley of Mexico – at a third the cost!
The atmosphere here is relaxed and rustic, but sophisticated at the same time. Here are a few things we recommend you do while in Valle de Guadalupe:
- Go on an off road ATV tour (prices start at $75 per guest, last 2 hours, and requires a minimum of 2 guests)
- Go on a wine tour (there are tons of wineries to visit in Valle de Guadalupe – you won’t have any trouble finding one)
- Participate in a unique sensory wine tasting with chocolate (lasts for an hour, prices start at $35! Sit back and enjoy an authentic blind wine tasting accompanied by artisan chocolates that will stimulate all your senses)
Wondering if there’s an RV park you can stay at while in Valle de Guadalupe? Here are two that we recommend:
El Valle RV Park
El Valle RV Park offers you the opportunity of exploring Valle de Guadalupe at your leisure! Whether you choose to stay in your RV, go camping at their campsites, sleep inside their cozy wine barrel pods, or spend the night inside their magnificent giant silver wine bottle, you know you’ll have a good time while here!
Large fifth wheels aren’t permitted! Prices start $35 a night for spaces with full hookups and $30 for spaces with just power. They only accept cash.
Guadalupe RV Park
You’re able to rent an RV site at Guadalupe RV Park, or live there full time! The park consists of 20 water & electric pull-thru spots, 8 full-service back-in spots, a cook shelter, two nice clean bathrooms and showers, and a dump station.
This truly is a great RV park to visit while in Mexico. Prices are as followed:
2. Chichén Itzá
Chichén Itzá is a complex of Mayan ruins on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. There’s a massive step pyramid (known as El Castillo or Temple of Kukulcan) that dominates the ancient city, which thrived from around 600 A.D. to the 1200s.
Here are a few things you can do at Chichén Itzá:
- Take a private tour with a photographer in Tulum and Chichén Itzá (with swimming In Cenote). Prices start at $440.00 per adult and vary depending on the size of your group
- Dive into Yucatan’s cultural heritage on a full-day tour from Cancún (or the Riviera Maya) to Chichén Itzá (prices start at $39 per adult and vary depending on the size of your group)
- Take a 5 day exploration tour through Chichén Itzá and Riviera Maya from Cancun (some things you can expect to do include horseback riding, ATV tour, cenote swim, and ziplines. Prices start at $399 per adult)
We highly recommend you check out Chichén Itzá once in your life! Be aware that the closest RV resort is 120 miles away in Cancun (you could plan a day trip to Chichén Itzá if you’d like, though)! There are hotels you can stay at while visiting, too.
Pro Tip: If you want to plan your trip around RVing in Mexico, check out the site Orbitz! They show you the best RV, glamping, and camping spots around.
3. Mexico City
Mexico City is the densely populated, high-altitude capital of Mexico. It’s known for its Templo Mayor (a 13th-century Aztec temple), the baroque Catedral Metropolitana de México of the Spanish conquistadors and the Palacio Nacional, which houses historic murals by Diego Rivera.
There are tons of things to do in Mexico City, but we recommend doing these:
- Visit the Frida Kahlo Museum (prices start at $29.99 per adult. Inside of this museum, you’ll find a collection of personal items, sketches, paintings, and furniture that reflect Kahlo’s life and work!)
- Go on a hot air balloon flight over Teotihuacan (prices start at $136.14)
- Visit the Chapultepec Castle (an 18th century palace known for its impressive gardens which served as the home of the Mexican President until 1939. Prices start at $50)
Mexico City is an amazing place to visit if you’re interested in Mexican culture (or just want to visit the capital of Mexico)! While there aren’t really any places to camp within the city, you can camp just outside and head in for the day!
3 Best RV Vacation Destinations in Canada
Speaking of crossing the border, our friends to the North have some beautiful country to visit! Canada is home to some of the most unique RV destinations in the world, with plenty of RV parks to stay at and enjoy an RV trip.
Here are our 3 favorite camping destinations in Canada:
1. Banff National Park
Banff National Park is Canada’s first national park (and the flagship of the nation’s park system)! It encompasses a portion of the Rocky Mountains, has turquoise glacial lakes, a picture-perfect mountain town (and village), abundant wildlife, and plenty of scenic drives. If Banff wasn’t on your list of places to go before, we’re sure it’s going to be!
Here are a few things you should do while in Banff National Park:
- Explore the town of Banff! The town in the southernmost part of Banff is one of the main tourist areas in Alberta. Packed with interesting shops, plenty of restaurants, and nightlife, you’ll find tons to do in the town!
- Take a four hour Banff National Park Tour on Lake Louise and Moraine Lake (prices start at $78.74)
- Drive the Icefields Parkway (Highway 93) to see some gorgeous views (perfect for sightseeing, you’ll see bighorn sheep and mountain goats)
If we’ve hooked you so far and now you’re looking for an RV park in Banff, here are the best RV parks there:
Tunnel Mountain Village II Campground
Located just minutes from the town of Banff, Tunnel Mountain Village II Campground is perfect for RV camping! It’s pet friendly, has plenty of pull-thru sites, Electric 30/20/15 Amp hookups, access to restrooms and showers, and more!
Prices start at $40.75 and a park permit is required. If you have any more questions, check out the changes in park fees here.
It’s close to local attractions, offers three-season camping in 21 oTENTiks (a cross between an A-frame cabin and a prospector tent mounted on a raised wooden floor), and year-round camping for tents and RVs. From the campground, you’ll see mountain views, have access to a year-round bus service to town, access to hiking, and biking trails!
Two Jack Lakeside Campground
Two Jack Lakeside Campground is located 15 minutes from the town of Banff and close to Lake Minnewanka. It’s a rustic, no-service campground and is beautifully situated on the shores of Two Jack Lake.
It’s able to host tents or small RVs (up to 27 feet) and offers lakefront sites, 10 oTENTik sites (a cross between an A-frame cabin and a prospector tent mounted on a raised wooden floor), mountain views, and you can access the lake for non-motorized boating! Prices start at $36.40 and a camping permit is required. If you have any more questions, check out the changes in park fees here.
2. Gros Morne National Park
Did you know that Gros Morne National Park’s ancient landscape is a UNESCO World Heritage Site? It’s shaped by colliding continents and glaciers and has soaring fjords and mountains that tower above a diverse panorama of beaches and bogs, forests and barren cliffs. It’s truly a breathtaking National Park!
Here are a few things to check out when in Gros Morne National Park:
- Hike The Tablelands (dip your toes in the freshwater and enjoy the scenery!)
- Visit the Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse (there’s tons of history here and you could ask the tour guides any questions you may have about the National Park – and it’s free! Note that it’s only open from mid-May to mid-October)
- Visit Shallow Bay Beach to relax
Looking for an RV park or two in Gros Morne National Park? We’ve got you covered:
Gros Morne / Norris Point KOA Holiday
This secluded campground sits in a wooded valley at the center of Gros Morne National Park, in an area so spectacular that it’s been designated as a World Heritage Site! At this KOA Campground you can rent canoes, pedal boats, or aqua bikes, there’s a playground for children, and a swimming pool!
Prices start at $38 per night, they have pull-thru and back-in sites, and allow RVs that don’t pass the 60′ max length!
Gros Morne RV Park and Campground
Gros Morne RV Park and Campground lies in the heart of Gros Morne National Park! With 51 fully serviced sites with 30 & 50 amp hookups and 24 private fire pit sites with water and 15 & 30 amp electrical sites, you’ll have everything you need! There’s also a dumping station!
They offer full service RV sites, semi service tent and RV sites, tent sites, and motel rooms. Rates range from $28 – $38 per night.
3. Kluane National Park
High in the mountains of southwest Yukon lies Kluane National Park – home to Canada’s highest peak (5,959-meter Mount Logan), largest ice field and North America’s most genetically diverse grizzly population!
Wondering what there is to do in Kluane? Here’s what we recommend:
- Hike King’s Throne (this hike is quite tough and may even shock seasoned hikers! Be sure to take your time and don’t push yourself too hard)
- If you plan on staying in Kluane for a while, take a 12-day river rafting expedition (prices start at $8,950 (CAD) plus $231.58 park fee. You’ll visit the world’s largest biological preserve and experience genuine alpine splendor on this trip!)
- Bike through Mush Lake (28-miles of fun!)
Want to do some RV camping in Kluane? Here are two spots we recommend checking out:
Cottonwood RV Park
Cottonwood RV Park lies adjacent to Kluane National Park and directly on the shore of Yukon’s largest and most beautiful lake! With 25 dry sites and 35 electric hookup sites, you’re sure to find something that suits your needs.
Prices start at $30 per night and they accept reservations!
Kluane Park Inn & RV Park
Kluane Park Inn & RV Park is an awesome place to stay. With beautiful mountain landscapes, you’ll find the peace and quiet you need after a day of exploring. This RV park is pet friendly, has picnic tables, free Wifi, and full hookups!
Prices start at $30 but the staff asks that you call ahead to make a reservation to get an updated price!
Extra RV Road Trip Tips
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