Top 10 RV Parks on the East Coast

by The RV Guide 2. June 2011 16:58

Summer’s almost here – have you started planning out your RV trips yet? There are a ton of great campgrounds in Maryland, but what if you want to go out of state? Fortunately, there are awesome RV parks all the way up and down the east coast - just pick the state you like and go!

RV Campgrounds in the Northeast

Warren Island State Park – Lincolnville, ME

Located in the heart of the serene Penobscot Bay, Warren Island state park is one of the most private and remote state parks in Maine. Developed with boaters, kayakers, sailors and canoers in mind, Warren Island state park is also an RVer’s dream come true with over 100 campsites equipped with electric and water hookups and wireless internet. The campsite also offers pull-through sites and big rig access with plenty of shade trees.

 

In addition to excellent boating opportunities, Warren Island state park is a great place to picnic, fish, hike and more!

 

The Villages RV Park at Turning Stone Resort – Verona, NY

Lauded as one of the most beautiful RV parks in the region, The Villages at Turning Stone Resort is THE place to go if you want to camp in New York State. A far cry from the bustle of Times Square, The Villages at Turning Stone is located in upstate New York, just a quick shuttle ride away from the Turning Stone Resort and Casino. With nature trails, a recreational area for bocce ball, horseshoes, tennis, basketball and volley ball, as well as separate ponds for paddle boating and fishing, you’re guaranteed to find something you want to do!

 

The Villages RV Park at Turning Stone Resort has full hookups, including electric (50amp), water, sewer and wireless internet.In addition, they have pull-through sites with big rig access, with plenty of shade trees. The park also has a pool for relaxing after hours.

 

Artillery Ridge – Gettysburg, PA

Experience the Civil War like a Union officer while you tour the national park on horseback at Artillery Ridge! Packed with history, Artillery Ridge offers horseback tours of the Gettysburg battlefield along with an in depth historical look at what really happened over those defining three days in American history.

 

The campsites at Artillery Ridge offer full hookups – electric (including 50amp), water, sewer and wireless internet. In addition, they have pull-through sites with big rig access, with plenty of shade trees. The park also has a pool for relaxing after hours.

 

RV Campgrounds in the Mid-Atlantic

Cherry Hill Park – College Park, Maryland

The closest campground to Washington, DC, Cherry Hill Park is a convenient spot to stay while you view to the nation’s capital. In addition to frequent transportation to and from the national mall, Cherry Hill Park has two swimming pools, a hot tub, a sauna and many other amenities, including mini golf, a play ground, arcade and more!

 

Cherry Hill Park offer full hookups – electric (including 50amp), water, sewer and wireless internet with pull-through sites with big rig access and access to shade trees.

 

Outlanders River Camp – Luray, VA

Located along the shores of the scenic Shenandoah River in Luray, Virginia, Outlanders River Camp offers wading, canoeing and fishing against the backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Numerous athletic fields, including volleyball, badminton and horseshoes, along with a camp general store and golf cart rentals ensure that you can relax without ever getting bored.

 

Outlanders River Camp offers electric, 50amp, water and sewer hookups and has pull-through sites with big rig access along with plenty of shade and a view of the waterfront.

 

Frontier Town Family Campground – Ocean City, MD

As much an amusement park as a campground, Frontier Town has it all – a relaxing campground, an exciting water park, and of course the western themed amusement park! Located just five minutes from Ocean City and about as close to Assateague Island, the town of Berlin, MD and a number of antique shops, farmers’ markets and festivals, there’s something for everyone at Frontier Town!

 

Frontier Town offers full hookups and accommodations - electric (including 50amp), water, sewer and wireless internet and cable TV. It also has big rig access, plenty of shade, and allows pets.

 

RV Campgrounds in the Southeast

Tanglewood Park – Clemmons, NC

Tanglewood Park in Clemmons, NC actually used to be privately owned land, once belonging to Will and Katherine Reynolds. Now a public park, Tanglewood is a beautiful spot for anyone looking for a relaxing getaway. And with two stocked fishing lakes, paddle boating and canoeing, tennis courts, golf, swimming and a picnic area, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy!

 

Tanglewood Park offers full hookups - electric (including 50amp), water, sewer and wireless internet and cable TV. It also has big rig access, plenty of shade, and allows pets.

 

Ocean Lakes Family Campground – Myrtle Beach, SC

The winner of the 2008 – 2009 National “RV Park of the Year” award, Ocean Lakes Family Campground offers much more than just camping! With a nature center, numerous playgrounds with shuffle boards, fishing, horseshoes, basketball and more, bike rental, a general store and much, much more, you’ll never get bored! Ocean Lakes also has a massive self-service or full service Laundromat so you can stay as long as you want!

 

Ocean Lakes Family Campground offers full hookups - electric (including 50amp), water, sewer and wireless internet and cable TV. It also has big rig access, plenty of shade, and allows pets.

 

Creekwood Cabins and RV Resort – Sautee, Georgia

A smaller campground with only 17 sites, Creekwood RV Resort is no less accommodating, with full hookups and level, 30x10 concrete slabs and enough southern charm to keep you coming back year after year. Activities at Creekwood RV Resort include fishing, hiking, horseback riding and more. Best of all, it’s only a short hop to the Bavarian town of Helen, GA and close enough to Florida, Louisiana, Tennessee and the Carolinas for a quick day trip. Simply put, this park has it all!

 

Creekwood Cabins and RV Resort offers full hookups - electric (including 50amp), water, sewer and wireless internet and cable TV. It also has big rig access, plenty of shade, and allows pets.

 

Tropical Palms Resort – Orlando, FL

Can’t leave this one off the list. If you want to experience the fun and excitement of the nation’s best theme parks (Disney, Busch Gardens and Universal Studios) then you’ve got to take a trip to Tropical Palms Resort. And for those who don’t want to take advantage of the campground’s easy access to area parks, there’s still plenty to do, including fishing, biking and hiking. Better yet, it’s one of only 2% of privately owned resorts to receive Woodall’s 5-star rating for facilities and recreation.

 

The Tropical Palms Resort RV park has full hookups, along with pull through sites, big rig access, and of course, plenty of shade.

 

There are a ton of great RV campgrounds all up and down the East Coast and the choices we have provided above are just a small sampling of these. The important thing to remember is to find the right campground for your family. When looking for the perfect campground make sure it fits your camping, recreational, and amenity needs. If you want more ideas for a summer getaway, or if you want a quick RV tune up before you set off on your adventures, stop by Beckley’s Camping Center today!

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