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Best Campsites To Visit In All 50 States

Are you planning your next RV journey and looking for the best campgrounds in each state in the U.S.?

With an estimated 4,100-plus campgrounds in the United States, it can be overwhelming to decide where to stay and maximize the fun on your next camping trip.

So, we have pulled together a list of of the best private, local, state, and federal campsites in all 50 states in the U.S.

Check our list of average campground prices for an idea of what you might spend on your campsites.

Alaskan Campground On Lake with Mountains

Many of the campgrounds provided are situated near some of the most iconic natural wonders for their respective geographic area.

Whether it is a national park, an inviting mountain to hike, or pristine natural water features, there is a campground for you near your next RV and camping destination!


  • Outpost, Gulf State Park
  • Cheaha State Park
  • Dismals Canyon Campground, Dismals Canyon Park


  • Bartlett Cove Campground, Glacier Bay National Park
  • Wonder Lake, Denali National Park
  • Hidden Lake Campground, Kenai Peninsula


  • Havasupai Campground, Havasupai Reservation
  • Desert View Campground, Grand Canyon National Park
  • Blue Ridge Campground, Coconino National Forest
  • Mather Campground, Grand Canyon National Park


  • Buffalo National River, Northern Arkansas
  • Petit Jean State Park, Conway County
  • Ozark Campground, Buffalo National River
  • Lake Fort Smith State Park, Mountainburg
  • Downtown Riverside RV Park, Little Rock


  • Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Big Sur
  • Kirk Creek Campground, Los Padres National Forest
  • Flint Ridge Backcountry Camp, Redwood National Park

While not as popular as other California locations, we highly recommend camping at Mojave National Preserve.


  • Pinon Flats Campground, Great Sand Dunes National park
  • Moraine Park Campground, Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Trappers Lake Campground, White River National Forest


  • Rocky Neck State Park, East Lyme
  • Housatonic Meadows Campground, Housatonic Meadows State Park
  • Devil’s Hopyard State Park, East Haddam
Campsite On Lake With Tents at Sunrise


  • Cape Henlopen Campground, Cape Henlopen State Park
  • South and North Inlet Campgrounds, Delaware Seashore State Park
  • Trap Pond State Park, Laurel


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  • Cloudland State Park, Rising Fawn
  • West Rim Campground, Cloudland State Park
  • Sea Camp Campground, Cumberland Island National Seashore
  • Vogel State Park, Blairsville

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  • Haleakala Backcountry, Maui
  • Waianapanapa State Park, Maui
  • Polihale State Park, Kauai

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  • Point Campground, Sawtooth National Forest
  • Glacier View Campground, Sawtooth National Forest
  • Craters of the Moon National Monument, South Central Idaho

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  • Starved Rock State Park, Utica Township
  • Pharaoh Campground, Garden of the Gods Recreation Area, Herod
  • Kayak Morris, Morris


  • Brown County State Park, Brown County
  • Dunewood Campground, Indiana Dunes National Park
  • Monroe Lake Campground, Bloomington


  • Maquoketa Caves State Park, Jackson County
  • Sixe Pine Campground, Backbone State Park
  • Grotto of the Redemption, West Bend


  • Cedar Bluff State Park & Reservoir, Ellis
  • Kanopolis State Park, Marquette
  • Crawford State Park, Farlington


  • Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort, Cave City
  • Crockett Frontiers Campground, Grand Rivers
  • Kentucky River Campgrounds, Frankfort


  • Kisatchie Ranger District, Provencal
  • Lake Fausse Pointe State Park, St. Martinville
  • Tunica Hills Campground, St. Francisville


  • Hermit Island Campground, Phippsburg
  • Cathedral Pines Campground, Eusits
  • Schoodic Woods Campground, Schoodic Peninsula


  • Assateague State Park, Berlin
  • Elk Neck State Park, North East
  • Catocin Mountain Park, Thurmont

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  • Horseneck Beach State Reservation, West Point
  • Shawne-Crowell State Forest, Sandwich
  • Myles Standish State Forest, South Carver


  • Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Paradise Take
  • South Higgins Lake State Park, Roscommon
  • Porcupine Mountains State Park, Ontonagon


  • Woodenfrog Campground, Kebetogama State Forest
  • Portsmouth Campground, Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area
  • Fall Lake Campground, Superior National Forest


  • Flint Creek Water Park, Wiggins
  • Davis Bayou Campground, Gulf Islands National Seashore
  • Tishomingo State Park, Northeast Mississppi


  • Bennett Spring State Park, Bennett Springs
  • Lazy Day Campgrounds, Danville
  • Graham Cave State Park, Danville
Couple hikers sitting on a bench with map atop a mountain


  • Apgar Campground, Glacier National Park
  • Holland Lake Campground, Flathead National Forest
  • Many Glacier Campground, Glacier National Park


  • Chadron State Park, Chadron
  • Swanson Reservoir, Trenton
  • Box Butte Reservoir State Recreation Area, Hemingford


  • Angel Creek Campground, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
  • Atlatl Rock Campground, Valley of the Fire State Park
  • Beaver Dam State Park

New Hampshire

  • Lafayette Place Campground, Fraconia Notch State Park
  • White Lake State Park, White Mountains
  • Pawtuckaway State Park, Southern New Hampshire

New Jersey

  • The Great Divide Campground, Newton
  • Pleasant Acres Farm Campground, Sussex
  • Triplebrook Campground, Blairstown

New Mexico

  • Columbine Campground, Carson National Forest
  • Cottonwood Campground, Navajo Lake State Park
  • Cosmic Campground, Gila National Forest

New York

  • North-South Lake Campground, Catskill Forest Preserve
  • Hither Hills State Park, Montauk
  • Wellesley Island State Park, St. Lawrence River

North Carolina

  • Carolina Beach State Park, Pleasure Island
  • Davidson River Campground, Pisgah National Forest
  • Hanging Rock State Park, Stokes County

Davidson River Campground is on our list of Top Campgrounds near Nantahala National Forest.

We love camping in North Carolina and have too many favorites to add to just one list! Be sure to see our other North Carolina camping guides:

North Dakota

  • Lake Metigoshe State Park, Bottineau
  • Lake Sakakawea State Park, Pick City
  • Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, Mandan

If you are staying near Theodore Roosevelt National Park, check out the campground we recommend in Medora.


  • Barkcamp State Park, Belmont County
  • Grand Lake St. Marys State Park, Mercer and Auglaize Counties
  • Hocking Hills Adventures, Logan


  • Chickasaw National Recreation Area, Sulphur
  • Beavers Bend State Park, Mountain Fork River/Broken Bow Lake
  • Boiling Springs State Park, Woodward

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  • Fort Stevens State Park, North Coast
  • Park at the River, Wallowa Lake
  • Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park, Central Coast


  • Hersheypark Camping Resort, Hummelstown
  • Allegheny National Forest, Bradford
  • Allegheny River Campground, Roulette

Rhode Island

  • Bowdish Lake Camping Area, Glocester
  • Burlingame State Park Campground, Burlingame
  • Second Beach Family Campground, Middletown

South Carolina

  • Andrew Jackson State Park, Lancaster
  • Calhoun Falls State Park, Calhoun Falls
  • Cheraw State Park, Cheraw
  • Springfield Campground, Anderson

South Dakota

  • Sylvan Lake Campground, Custer State Park
  • Sage Creek Campground, Badlands National Park
  • Spearfish City Campground, Spearfish

Check out our camping picks for the Badlands area in South Dakota, including the place where we camped.


  • Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Spivey Cove, Cherokee National Forest
  • Fall Creek Falls, Fall Creek Falls State Park

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RV Interior Desk With Lake and Mountain View


  • Big Bend National Park, Southwest Texas
  • Guadalupe River State Park, Kendal and Comal Counties
  • Padre Island National Seashore, Corpus Christi


  • Anderson Cove Campground, Pineview Reservoir
  • Arches National Park, Moab
  • Bridger Bay Campground, Bridger Bay
  • Gouldings RV Campground, Oljato-Monument Valley


  • Quechee State Park, Hartford
  • Bomoseen State Park, Castleton
  • Button Bay State Park, Ferrisburgh


  • False Cape State Park, Virginia Beach
  • New River Trail State Park, Foster Falls
  • Grayson Highlands State Park Campground, Mouth of Wilson

While not for everyone (especially if you don’t have kids), we really enjoyed our stay at the Williamsburg KOA in Virginia.


  • Cougar Rock Campground, Mount Rainier National Park
  • Hoh Rain Forest Campground, Olympic National Park
  • Colonial Creek Campground, North Cascades National Park

West Virginia

  • Mountain Lake Campground, Summersville Lake
  • Spruce Knob Lake Campground, Whitmer
  • Cooper Rock State Park, Monongalia and Preston Counties


  • Devil’s Lake State Park, Baraboo
  • Wisconsin Riverside Resort, Spring Green
  • Smokey Hollow Campground, Lodi


  • Brooklyn Lake Campground, Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest
  • Flaming Gorge Dispersed Campgrounds, Lost Dog Dispersed Camping Area
  • Big Sandy Campground, Bridger-Teton National Forest

Everyone has a different list of the best campgrounds they have stayed at. Which ones would you add to our roundup of the best campsites in every state?