I was doing some research for a friend and decided to compile it all in this post on the best RV destinations on the east coast. I made a shortlist of 2-3 of the best RV parks that you can find in every state on the east coast.
That's right, I made a list of best RV destinations for EVERY STATE in the east coast.
Let's buckle in and get started, shall we?
Located just walking distance from Old Orchard beach, Paradise Park Resort has been a long time favorite for RV owners in Maine.
According to the website:
Paradise Park Resort is a family campground located on forty wooded acres which features our very own 5-acre bass pond. In addition to 239 campsites, we also have a 1600 sq. ft. recreation tent where campers can enjoy nightly moviesThe Halle Family(Resort Owners)
Usually open from May until Columbus Day, they've got over 239 camp sites and 110 RV sites and they offer full hookups- which means electrical, water, sewer lines and cable TV right at your camping spot.
Talking about electrical hookups, you get both 30 Amp and 50 Amp electricity, which means both campers/travel trailers and larger motorhomes can be easily powered up.
There's a propane gas station nearby as well and there are both ‘back in' as well as ‘pull through' RV sites.
For the uninitiated- back in sites are those that have only one entry/exit and you have to ‘back in' to the campground. Pull through sites have both an entry and exit gate so it's easier to maneuver. Generally back in sites are smaller and cheaper than pull through sites.
Expect to Pay:45-75$ per night, for 2 Adults, depending on the season
Location: 50 Adelaide Rd, Old Orchard Beach, Maine 04064
Contact: (207) 934-4633
Over 40 acres of ocean gardens, quarter of a mile long private beach, and lobster baking sessions in the evening… really sounds like the perfect place to be, doesn't it?
There's a lot more activities to do here, such as kayaking, weaving- so whether you're the kind to sit by the beach or do something more strenuous, Seasport has something for everyone.
The site fee for RV includes 2 Adults and 3 children, which is a bit more generous that most sites. They have water and electrical hookups(30/50 Amps).
Expect to Pay: 90-200$ per night.
Location: 216 West Main St, Searsport, Maine 04974
A nice little family operated campground with over 80 RV sites, Birch Haven is the perfect spot to relax by the water shore on the Eagle Lake.
They have a full hookup available and lots and LOTS of water sports options to keep yourself occupied.
Expect to Pay: $40-45 daily/$240-270/$700-800 monthly, plus tax- depending on whether you opt for a 30 Amp hookup or 50 Amp
Address: 1165 SlyBrook Rd, Eagle Lake ME 04739 US
Contact: (207) 444-5102
This is a niche RV park for 50+ ages- people who don't have dependent children at home anymore.
Nestled in the lakes and mountains of New England, The Danaforth is the best spot to just relax. Go golfing, boating or just crack a cold one by the lakeside, if low key is your thing, this is definitely the place for you.
The unique thing about this resort is that they have a special salt water pool that produces natural chlorine and doesn't feel harsh on the skin.
The typical season here lasts from Mid April to November, and it's suggested that you book in advance.
Expect To Pay: $66 per day
Location: 196 Shawtown Road, Freedom, NH 03836
Contact: (603) 539-2069
If you're the outdoorsy family, you guys are going to love this place!
This spot has got over 5 hiking trails in it's vicinity, two of which are in state parks. The one at Mt. Monadnock is especially recommended and the hike can be easily achieved in a day trip.
Expect To Pay: $50/$300/$1150 for Full Hookup(30 Amp or 50 Amp)
Location: 152 Pine St Swanzey, New Hampshire 03446
Contact: (603) 357-5777
A lovely little cozy campground in the woods, you'll get all the amenities you need here anyway. They have a full hookup service and pull through/back in sites as well.
Gregg and Karen, the owners of the site run a lot of activities throughout the season for campers that are sure to keep the fun quotient up for your family.
Expect To Pay: 50$ per day for 2 adults and upto 4 kids
Location: 974 Profile Rd, Franconia, NH 03580
Contact: (603) 823-5675
#7 Mount Greylock Campground
Located at the foot of Mt. Greylock, this campground is a tranquil spot with some amazing scenic beauty. Expect to have plenty of privacy between each camping spot owing to the naturally thick foliage.
As for entertainment- local music performances, horseback riding, kids' activities and water sports- all these are just scratching the surface of all the things you can do here.
However, they don't have a full hookup available here- just electricity and water, so keep that in mind.
Expect To Pay: $35 per day
Location: 15 Scott Rd Lanesborough, Massachusetts 01237
Contact: (413) 447-9419
Wompatuck State Park is located just about a half hour away from Boston and makes it the perfect weekend getaway from the city!
Named after an Indian Chief called Josiah Wompatuck, this state park is extremely beautiful and usually is open from May to October every year. One of the major attractions is the Mt. Blue Spring that offers fresh drinking water.
I can't even remember the last time I did that. Massachussets residents-you guys should grab the chance ASAP because you guys get a special discount here!
Expect To Pay- $17 per night if you're from Massachussets. $27 per night if you're not.
Location: 204 Union St Hingham, Massachusetts 02043
Contact: (781) 749-7160
Note: They only offer 20 Amp electrical hookups and no water or sewer hookups- so you'll have to rough it out a little bit here.
This is one of the better maintained State Parks with more modern amenities- such as electrical hookups-30 and 50 Amps as well as water hookups.
Plus it's a state park so it's cheaper. AND it's located on the beach.
What's not to like?
Expect to Pay: $22 per day
Location: Salisbury Beach State Res. Beach Road, Route 1A, Salisbury MA 01952
Contact: (978) 462-4481
This one's a family friendly little camp ground with lot of fun water-side activities to do. Keep in mind that these sort of RV parks usually charge more for lake side camping spots than others, and Bowdish is no different.
Another thing to note is that they don't accept trailers more than 35 ft long, so if you own a larger motorhome, sorry!
They have water, electricity(only 30 Amp) and cable hookups and 5 dumping stations on the property. And if you don't insist on a waterfront spot, the fees is pretty CHEAP!
Expect to Pay: $20 per day for a camping spot in the woods, $70 per day for a lakefront spot
Location: 40 Safari Rd, Chepachet, Rhode Island 02814
State parks are so much more expansive than private campgrounds and offer that much more natural beauty to explore, however, they usually don't have all the amenities.
There's no water, no sewer lines, no electric hookups. Only the beauty of Burlingame State Park to take in.
Go for this one if you'd like to try off grid living- and, really- what's an RV owner who hasn't even tried doing that once?
Location: 1 Burlingame State Park Rd, Charlestown, Rhode Island 02813
Contact: (401) 322-8910
If you're travelling with kids, going here would be a nice idea- you get to visit a camp AND a farm!
They're a great family run camp that have a reputation for being really helpful, and just overall nice people. They have a big property than can accomodate most RV's and trailers.
They offer full hookups and are generally quite cost effective.
Expect To Pay: $31-40 per night for a primitive campsite or about $45-50 per night for a full hookup campsite- prices vary for weekdays and weekends
Location: 39 Alexander Rd, Salem, CT 06420
Contact: (860) 859-2320
This one as well is a campground that's part of a farm- and a 100 acre one at that! They've got plenty of things to keep you occupied, like a video arcade, sports like tennis, volleyball and much more.
The Hammonasset Beach State Park is also close by and can be a nice day trip with your family.
Expect To Pay: $100 per night
Location: 111 River Rd, Clinton, CT 06413
Contact: (860) 669-5388
Situated extremely close to the Salmon river, Brennan beach resort is the perfect getaway for the weekend when you just want to get away from the stresses of your day to day life.
Life back on the beach and just relax… and it's a private beach too so you know that it'll actually be a peaceful experience.
They offer discounts to military veterans, AARP and Senior Citizens and offer all modern amenities-full hookups, wifi, the whole shebang.
Expect to Pay: $50 per night
Location: 80 Brennan Beach, Pulaski, New York 13142
Contact: Reservations: 1-888-891-5979 / Local: (315) 298-2242
If you're planning on covering the Niagra Falls then it makes sense to stay here. This campsite is situated on Grand island and is more luxury resort than campground really.
Goes without saying- full hookups, wifi, 50 Amp plug ins, etc- you'll get it all here.
Expect To Pay- $90-130 for a full hookup service, depending on the season you come in
Location: 2659 Whitehaven Rd, Grand Island, New York 14072
Interlake RV Park falls near the city of Kingston and is a great choice for romantic getaways with your partner- seeing as how they have a big outdoor theatre screen that showcases movies on the weekend.
Of course there's the usual sporting activities, and full hookup facilities but I'm personally sold on the outdoor theatre the most!
Expect To Pay: $50 per night
Location: 428 Lake Dr, Rhinebeck, NY 12572-3213
If you're a fan of The Office- imagine if Dwight opened up a camper resort at his farm, and that's what Pleasant Acres Farm looks like to me- less Dwight and his brother Moose, of course!
You can give your kids an authentic farm experience here- milking cows to petting animals, you name it the farm has it. They provide full hookups and all the comforts you'll need to enjoy your stay, really.
This farm is over 50 years old now and extremely popular in New Jersey, so they do charge a tad on the higher site, mind you.
Expect To Pay: $80 per night
Location: 61 Dewitt Rd, Sussex, NJ 07461
Contact: (973) 875-4166
If you plan on visiting New York City, then the Liberty Harbor might make sense for you- it's the nearest RV Park to the city.
You're just a bus or subway ride away from being in Time's Square which will be ultimately more convenient than riding your RV through those congested New York streets.
They only have about 50 sites with water and electric(30/50 amp) hookups, and they have dump stations as well.
Expect To Pay: $65 per night
Location: 11 Marin Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Contact: (201) 516-7500
This campground has it's own steady fanbase that goes back generations. Lots of online reviews mentioning how they've been going here since their childhood days and are now taking their own kids along.
Located 2.5 miles from the beach, you'll have plenty to do even if you decide to stay at the camp- it's got a nice, warm atmosphere for families and activities for young and old alike.
There's a state maintained hiking and biking trail nearby, chance to go deep sea fishing, clamming and a lot more here.
Expect To Pay: 50 amp Full Hookup(WES and cable) is $72 per night/$494 per week. Slightly lesser for 30 Amp Full Hookup
Location: 35567 Big Oaks LN, Rehoboth, DE 19971
Contact: (302) 645-6838
One of those state parks that offers modern amenities, you'll get full hookups, showers, pull through/back in camping spots and much more.
Plus- the scenery is AMAZING here. If you're a history enthusiast, this place is a must visit because it has old World War 2 bunkers and a tower nearby. You can go up to the tower and get a view of the entire surrounding landscape. How cool is that?
You can take a ferry up to Cape May easily, which is a popular birding destination. They've got great bike trails and a lovely little picnic pavilion for families, as well.
Expect To Pay: $30 per night
Location: 15099 Cape Henlopen DR, Lewes, DE 19958
Contact: (302) 645-8983
Cherry Hill RV Park is a resort cum campground- you'll certainly get the best of both worlds. One of the big reasons why SO many people frequent this place is because it's only 30 minutes away from Washington DC.
Think about all the historical sites like Lincoln Memorial that you could cover with your family!
And of course, they offer full amenities- they've even got an outdoor theatre and a cafeteria- what else do you need?
According to their site, they've got quite a bit of history, as the property has been in the same family for 5 generations:
Our story begins back in 1921, when Jacob and Rose Gurevich allowed customers to set up camp behind the small general store on the edge of Cherry Hill Poultry Farm.
In the 1980s, Rose and Jacob's grandson Norman Gurevich had a vision for a new kind of campground: a top-tier destination park that offered premium amenities, extensive services, full hook-ups, and room for even the biggest RVs. We built Cherry Hill Park from scratch, moving one mile down the road from our original location.Cherry Hill Website
Expect To Pay: $70 per night
Location: 9800 Cherry Hill Road, College Park, MD 20740
Located in the Appalachain mountains- you've got stunning views to look forward to on your trip here.
Then there's a man made freshwater lake to enjoy as well as a trail that leads to the Appalachian trail inside the state park itself.
They have Full Hookups as well- but only 30 Amp electric ones.
Expect To Pay: $30 per night
Location: 21843 National Pike, Boonsboro, Maryland 21713
Contact: (301) 791-4767
Located in Central Virginia, Americamps is the perfect halfway – stop between New England & Florida. Travel less than one hour to Williamsburg and Charlottesville or less than 2 hours to Virginia Beach or the Mountains.Americamps Website
Talking of amenities, they have 198 full hook up sites, 105 of which are pull through while 93 are back in.
Expect To Pay: $40 per night
Location: 11322 Air Park Rd, Ashland, VA 23005
Contact: (804) 798-5298
I liked this one because, unlike a lot of RV parks on this list, Aquia Pines offers the full gamut of RV experiences.
They have consciously kept a few minimalist RV sites, along with a few that have moderate amenities and then few that provide full hookup service.
Expect To Pay: $40 per night-$68 per night depending on how minimalist or luxurious you want your stay to be
Location:3071 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Stafford, VA 22554
Contact: (540) 659-3447
At Creekwood Farm RV Park you will see all our well maintained spacious sites, our 100+ year old barn & silo and Jonathan Creek flowing by. You’ll find level and spacious campsites, a large recreation hall, private & clean bathrooms and a covered picnic pavilion, perfect for family outings and campfire stories!Creekwood Farm Website
All the sites here are full hookup with 30/50 Amo optionality available. The great thing about this park is that it's close to Nantahala National Forest, Harmon Den Wildlife Management Area, and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. You can cover all 3 of these as well on your trip.
Expect To Pay: $47-75 per night, based on whether you choose an off-creek or premium creek spot
Location: 4696 Jonathan Creek Rd, Waynesville, North Carolina 28785
Contact: (828) 926-7977
If you've got a large motorhome, then sorry, you'll probably have to miss out on this beautiful spot, because they only offer 30 Amp hookups.
For the rest of you, this heavily wooded camp will be a lovely treat. It's located at the south edge of Smoky National Park, on the Cherokee Reservation and sits among 3 mountain tops…I have a feeling of calm and peace flowing through my body just writing these words.
Mind you, this isn't a luxury RV resort. There are no pools, instead there's a stream to go take a refreshing dip in. There are no full hookup options, and the campground is small.
Expect to Pay: $27-39 per night, based on your choice of amenities
Location: 1367 Bunches Creek Road, Cherokee, NC 28719
Contact: 828-497-4361#33 B
River's End camp is situated on the beautiful Tybee Island and is a short walk away from the beaches. It's also close to downtown Savannah and has got a couple of nice historical sites in it's vicinity.
Amenities wise, you may be left slightly wanting though since they don't offer full hookups and only have 30 Amp electric hookups.
Expect To Pay: $49-70, depending on the season you're arriving in
Location: 5 Fort Ave, Tybee Island, GA 31328
Contact: (800) 786-1016
Located in the North Georgia Mountains, 2 hours from Atlanta, you may just want to plan your trip around October because Yonah Campground is located near Helen,GA- a small German town.
Still didn't get the reason? Okay- one word: Oktoberfest
Plus there's a lot of authentic German food to be had and shopping to be done here. Amenities wise, you won't be left wanting.
It can serve as your home base for daily adventures including beautiful mountain drives, hiking to picturesque waterfalls, fishing in sparkling rivers, exploring charming nature trails, panning for gold and gems, discovering local wineries, horseback riding, tubing and kayaking in the Chattahoochee River, and much more.Yonah Mountain Campground Website
Expect To Pay: $40-60 depending on whether you choose 30 Amp/50 Amp hookups and if you're staying over the weekends
Location: 3678 Helen Hwy, Cleveland, GA 30528
Contact: (706) 865-6546
This one's a no brainer really- if you're heading to Disney Land in Florida, you should definitely stay in their Wilderness Resort.
You'll be a short bus ride away from the Disney Theme Parks and get to enjoy them at your own pace. Archery, horseback riding, canoeing are just a few of the activities you can do here. If you've got kids, this would be a fun couple of days for them, that's for sure.
They have got a mammoth 788 RV sites that offer all the amenities you'll ever need. I mean, it's Disney, what else do you expect?
Expect To Pay: $80 per night
Location: 4510 N Fort Wilderness Trail, Orlando, FL 32830
Contact: (407) 824-2900
If you like your privacy without having to go amenities free, then this is the spot for you. St. George Island State Park is situated a little ways off the Floridian panhandle and so, gives you access to some amazingly beautiful and pristine beaches.
They are a State Park, so not really that expensive and at the same time- they offer full hookups. The number of sites here are limited, only 70, so be sure to make your reservation in advance.
Expect To Pay: $24 per night
Location: 1900 E Gulf Beach Dr, St George Island, FL 32328
Contact: (850) 927-2111
1. Are pets allowed at RV Parks?
Generally, most RV parks allow pets with the condition that they're not left unattended inside your RV, and that you pick up after them.
Basically, as long as they don't annoy the other visitors, you're fine. Still, you should check beforehand by calling the camp owners up or visiting their website to check their specific rules.
2. Do you get full hookup service everywhere?
No, you don't. For instance, a lot of State Parks offer very few amenities compared to privately owned parks- so this is something you should check.
Another thing to check is if they provide 50 Amp electrical hookups, if you need it.
On this list though, unless specifically mentioned otherwise, you'll find that the campsites provide full hookup service.
3. How do RV campgrounds' rates vary?
They vary according to whether you're:
- Coming during peak season- Memorial Day Weekend, say
- Coming during weekdays or weekends- weekends generally attract a $10 surcharge per night.
Well, that just about completes the round up of the best RV campgrounds on the east coast. Do you think I missed out on any campground that YOU think should be on this list?
Let me know in the comments and I'll be sure to include them in the roundup!