24 Best Midwest Campgrounds (2023)

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1 of 25 Camp like a star 1 of 25 2 of 25 Simply the best 2 of 25 3 of 25 Nashville, Indiana: Brown County State Park 3 of 25 4 of 25 Hayward, Wisconsin: Hayward KOA 4 of 25 5 of 25 Chesterton, Indiana: Indiana Dunes State Park 5 of 25 6 of 25 Ashland, Nebraska: Eugene T. Mahoney State Park 6 of 25 7 of 25 Grand Marais, Minnesota: Grand Marais Recreation Area 7 of 25 8 of 25 More picks 8 of 25 9 of 25 Carp Lake, Michigan: Wilderness State Park Campground 9 of 25 10 of 25 Middlebrook, Missouri: Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park Campground 10 of 25 11 of 25 Utica, Illinois: Starved Rock State Park Campground 11 of 25 12 of 25 Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Honor, Michigan: Platte River Campground 12 of 25 13 of 25 New London, Minnesota: Sibley State Park Campground 13 of 25 14 of 25 Branson, Missouri: Silver Dollar City Campground 14 of 25 15 of 25 Custer State Park, Custer, South Dakota: Blue Bell Campground 15 of 25 16 of 25 Council Grove, Kansas: Canning Creek Cove Park 16 of 25 17 of 25 Mandan, North Dakota: Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park Campground 17 of 25 18 of 25 Sandusky, Ohio: Lighthouse Point and Camper Village at Cedar Point 18 of 25 19 of 25 Hill City, South Dakota: Mount Rushmore KOA/Palmer Gulch Resort 19 of 25 20 of 25 Lehigh, Iowa: Dolliver Memorial State Park Campground 20 of 25 21 of 25 Middlebury, Indiana: Elkhart County/ Middlebury KOA 21 of 25 22 of 25 Norton Shores, Michigan: P.J. Hoffmaster State Park Campground 22 of 25 23 of 25 Yankton, South Dakota: Lewis and Clark Recreation Area 23 of 25 24 of 25 Lodi, Wisconsin: Smokey Hollow Campground 24 of 25 25 of 25 College Corner, Ohio: Hueston Woods State Park Campground 25 of 25 Up Next FAQs Videos

Camp like a star

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After a full season of visiting Midwest campgrounds, we picked these as the best for scenery and amenities.

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Camp like a star

Camp like a star

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There's a certain community that flourishes within the grill smoke of a campground. Kids shout as they toss footballs among the trees. Old friends reconnect under starry skies. Spend even one night at the 24 campgrounds we've identified as the Midwest's best, and you start to see the appeal. Keeping in mind the popularity of RVs, we researched hundreds of RV campgrounds in the region, visited dozens and interviewed avid campers in all 12 states. We picked our favorites in categories for scenery and for amenities-then crowned 5 "supercampgrounds" that have an amazing combination of both, including Hayward KOA in Hayward, Wisconsin (pictured). Click ahead to see our picks!

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Simply the best

5 that are simply the best

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These "supercampgrounds" scored big for the ultimate combo of creature comforts and unbeatable views. Click or tap to the next slides for details on each.

* Hayward KOA in Hayward, Wisconsin
* Brown County State Park in Indiana
* Indiana Dunes State Park in Chesterton, Indiana (pictured)
* Eugene T. Mahoney State Park in Ashland, Nebraska
* Grand Marais Recreation Area in Grand Marais, Minnesota

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Nashville, Indiana: Brown County State Park

Nashville, Indiana: Brown County State Park

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Popular year-round, this massive outdoor playground has 20 cabins that sleep 8, plus 118 RV sites.

What we love: The Little Gem Restaurant, known for pork tenderloin sandwiches and fried buttermilk biscuits covered in cinnamon and sugar; 18 miles of hiking trails; and 25 miles of mountain bike trails.

Plus: Clean restrooms, a well-stocked camp store and a rec center with an Olympic-size pool. Book cabins through the on-site Abe Martin Lodge. They go fast.camp.in.gov for RVs; indianainns.com for cabins

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Hayward, Wisconsin: Hayward KOA

Hayward, Wisconsin: Hayward KOA

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Remember when kids ran off in the morning to play and didn't come back until they heard calls for dinner? That happens among these 28 wooded acres, which include 157 RV sites and 31 cabins.

What we love: Themed weekends, including a popular chocolate weekend (with a chocolate slide!); a water park; free s'mores; outdoor movies; and DJ dances.

Plus: Families rent kayaks and inner tubes to explore the Namekagon River then carpool-shuttle back-all part of the community that thrives here.haywardkoa.com

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Chesterton, Indiana: Indiana Dunes State Park

Chesterton, Indiana: Indiana Dunes State Park

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Towering sand dunes give this federally protected area its name, but they're only one reason to spend a few days along the Lake Michigan shore. Marshes draw migrating birds, and 16 miles of hiking trails weave through woods and across sand.

What we love: Spotless campsites (including 136 RV sites); a nature center with hands-on areas for kids; and clean, newer, spacious bathrooms. Ahuge value just 45 miles east of downtown Chicago.in.gov/dnr

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Ashland, Nebraska: Eugene T. Mahoney State Park

Ashland, Nebraska: Eugene T. Mahoney State Park

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You'll barely make it through the entrance before the kids beg to hit the outdoor water park's water slides, wave pool and zero-depth zone. The scent of honeysuckle floats over the mini golf course, and pedal boats dock near the Lakeside Campground, which has free Wi-Fi.

What we love: Trail rides, arts and crafts nights, and theater performances. nebraskastateparks.reserveamerica.com

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Grand Marais, Minnesota: Grand Marais Recreation Area

Grand Marais, Minnesota: Grand Marais Recreation Area

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If you're looking to blend fine dining, great shopping and a quiet Lake Superior shore, you'll find it here along the famed North Shore. With 300 total sites, this city campground has pull-through spots with water, electric and sewer hookups; quaint tent sites snuggle up to the cobblestone Lake Superior shoreline.

What we love: Campers can walk three blocks into downtown for some of the best cuisine on the North Shore then return to campsites thatcost less than dinner for two.grandmaraisrecreationarea.com

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Natural wonders:Quiet fishing coves, standout hiking, wildlife viewing and pretty vistas set the scene for relaxation at these campgrounds:
* Sibley State Park Campground in New London, Minnesota (pictured)
* Blue Bell Campground in Custer State Park, Custer, South Dakota
* Canning Creek Cove Park in Council Grove, Kansas
* Dolliver Memorial State Park Campground in Lehigh, Iowa
* Hueston Woods State Park Campground in College Corner, Ohio
* Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park Campground, Middle Brook, Missouri
* Lewis and Clark Recreation Area in Yankton, South Dakota
* P.J. Hoffmaster State Park Campground in Norton Shores, Michigan
* Platte River Campground in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Honor, Michigan
* Wilderness State Park Campground in Carp Lake, Michigan
* Silver Dollar City Campground in Branson, Missouri
* Starved Rock State Park Campground in Utica, Illinois

Entertainment central You'll find cool ways to spend your days at these family-friendly spots:
* Elkhart County/Middlebury KOA in Middlebury, Indiana
* Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park Campground in Mandan, North Dakota
* Lighthouse Point and Camper Village at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio
* Mount Rushmore KOA/Palmer Gulch Resort in Hill City, South Dakota
* Smokey Hollow Campground in Lodi, Wisconsin

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Carp Lake, Michigan: Wilderness State Park Campground

Carp Lake, Michigan: Wilderness State Park Campground

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The breeze off the straits keeps bugs away from campers admiring Lake Michigan and exploring this 26-mile stretch of mostly rocky shoreline.

What we love: Many of the 250 modern sites have the most dramatic water views of any campground in Michigan; visitors spot eagles, osprey and bears along 20 miles of hiking trails.

Plus: They offer nine lakeside cabins on lanes open only to people staying there.michigan.gov/dnr

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Middlebrook, Missouri: Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park Campground

Middlebrook, Missouri: Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park Campground

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A 2005 reservoir breach that wiped out the original campground spurred the construction of an even better one. Nestled at the foot of Goggins Mountain, the more than 70 spacious sites and cozy cabins make a home base for explorers wading and swimming in the "shut-ins," named for the water from the East Fork of the Black River running through narrow gaps between boulders.

What we love: A boardwalk leads to the shut-ins, and wooded trails snake along the river.

Plus: Campers gather in an amphitheater on Saturdays to learn about the wildlife in these St. Francois Mountains. mostateparks.com

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Utica, Illinois: Starved Rock State Park Campground

Utica, Illinois: Starved Rock State Park Campground

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A disclaimer: This campground isn't inside the outstanding state park (pictured), a surprise to some campers we met, but it's still a gem to us.

What we love: The 133 secluded, spacious sites, wooded surroundings, camp stores, peaceful setting.

Plus: If you want a break from grill cooking, Utica has restaurants and award-winning wineries, plus ice cream places to end your days on a sweet note.dnr.illinois.gov

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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Honor, Michigan: Platte River Campground

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Honor, Michigan: Platte River Campground

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Locals try to keep this place a secret, but the word is definitely out about the superclean natural playground that's popular with paddlers. They savor this clear, sandy-bottomed stretch of the Platte River where it empties into Lake Michigan.

What we love: Ranger-led programs and towering pines. nps.gov/slbe

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New London, Minnesota: Sibley State Park Campground

New London, Minnesota: Sibley State Park Campground

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It's a potent lure for campers: the combination of Lake Andrew, hands-on nature programs, an expanded interpretive center and wooded rolling terrain two hours west of the Twin Cities.

What we love: Mount Tom, an observation tower providing 50-mile views, seasonal guided walks, free I Can Fish clinics with rods and tackle, and canoe and kayak rentals. mndnr.gov

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Branson, Missouri: Silver Dollar City Campground

Branson, Missouri: Silver Dollar City’s Wilderness

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Credit: Photo courtesy of Silver Dollar City.

The Ozark woodlands blanket this immaculately kept location near the theme park known for its rides, hearty restaurants and on-site artisans.

What we love: The 39 cabins range from rustic to posh; stylish tile lines walls and floors in public bathrooms. RV and tent camping sites are available as well. A free shuttle runs to Silver Dollar City.

Plus: Deer, turkeys and armadillos wander out from the woods. silverdollarcity.com

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Custer State Park, Custer, South Dakota: Blue Bell Campground

Custer State Park, Custer, South Dakota: Blue Bell Campground

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One of eight campgrounds in this sprawling state park, Blue Bell offers family-size showering/dressing rooms near 30 RV sites, plus23 cabins near the Blue Bell General store. Campers come for incomparable Black Hills scenery: granite spires (pictured), pine forests, meadows and bison.

What we love: Hay rides trundle through the park, and evening educational programs share more details about a landscape that feels downright spiritual. gfp.sd.gov

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Council Grove, Kansas: Canning Creek Cove Park

Council Grove, Kansas: Canning Creek Cove Park

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Credit: Photo courtesy of Bob Collins/Council Grove/Morris County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism.

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Cradled by the Flint Hills, pretty Council Grove Lake (pictured) welcomes campers eager to hike, boat, fish and bird-watch as well as those curious to see the surrounding prairie.

What we love: Hills and limestone outcroppings rise from the 40-mile shoreline, and 49 campsites, many of them wooded, offer plenty of elbowroom.

Plus: Explorers can head 35 miles north along State-177 to Manhattan's Flint Hills Discovery Center or south along the Flint Hills Scenic Byway to the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, which has an 1881 ranch home and guided bus tours of the grasslands.recreation.gov

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Mandan, North Dakota: Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park Campground

Mandan, North Dakota: Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park Campground

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History buffs know this campground is much more than a place to spend the night; it's a wonderful relic, with Native American earth lodges, a military fort and Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer's home.

What we love: Guides lead groups through all the sites while sharing stories and heart-tugging details of life on the windswept prairie.

Plus: A cluster of cottonwood trees and the Missouri River give this quiet campground with 57 RV sites a pretty view. Yurts, tipis and cabins available. parkrec.nd.gov

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Sandusky, Ohio: Lighthouse Point and Camper Village at Cedar Point

Sandusky, Ohio: Lighthouse Point and Camper Village at Cedar Point

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Credit: Photo by Sarah Routh.

Once you've spent the day taking in the rides at one of the world's best amusement parks, walk back to one of 145 RV sites, 64 cottages and 92 cabins set between the Lake Erie shore and the park.

What we love: RV sites offer full electric, water, sewer and cable hookups (a rarity), and cottages (mobile homes outfitted to look woodsy) overlook the lake.

Plus: Guests get discounted tickets and early admission to the park.cedarpoint.com

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Hill City, South Dakota: Mount Rushmore KOA/Palmer Gulch Resort

Hill City, South Dakota: Mount Rushmore KOA/Palmer Gulch Resort

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Credit: Courtesy of Mount Rushmore KOA.

A row of shops designed to look like an Old West Main Street sets the tone at this sprawling resort. You'll find 290 sparsely shaded, chummy RV sites, but the view and the activities make up for it.

What we love: Two pools, a water park, stables, gold panning, four-wheeler rentals and views of Black Elk Peak (formerly Harney Peak) are just some of the reasons families come here to unwind in happy busyness. palmergulch.com

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Lehigh, Iowa: Dolliver Memorial State Park Campground

Lehigh, Iowa: Dolliver Memorial State Park Campground

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Credit: Photo courtesy of Dolliver State Park.

This rural spot in northern Iowa is not big—only 23 RV sites—but they all overlook the pretty Des Moines River and stand within easy reach of a stately Civilian Conservation Corps lodge.

What we love: Sandstone cliffs, wooded hiking and quiet fishing combine for a perfect get-away-from-it-all backdrop.iowastateparks.reserveamerica.com

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Middlebury, Indiana: Elkhart County/ Middlebury KOA

Middlebury, Indiana: Elkhart County/ Middlebury KOA

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Credit: Photo courtesy of Elkhart County/Middlebury KOA.

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A recreation room, complete with turquoise booths, a pool table and ice cream socials, sets a fun tone in Amish Country.

What we love:: Campers at 93 RV sites and in 13 cabins take advantage of free Wi-Fi, pedal boat rentals, badminton, basketball, sand volleyball, mini golf, plus 2.5 miles of nature trails. koa.com

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Norton Shores, Michigan: P.J. Hoffmaster State Park Campground

Norton Shores, Michigan: P.J. Hoffmaster State Park Campground

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Credit: Photo courtesy of Michigan DNR.

The ecosystems of the Lake Michigan shoreline shine at this roomy, 297-site campground, which stands among huge beech, hemlock and maple trees along the backside of lakefront sand dunes.

What we love: Summertime nature walks help kids spot wildlife; hikers enjoy a 15-minute jaunt along a creek and through a forest that leads to the beach.

Plus: Campers who crave a little civilization appreciate the ice cream stand 5 miles down the road and the stores and restaurants in nearby Grand Haven. michigan.gov/dnr

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Yankton, South Dakota: Lewis and Clark Recreation Area

Yankton, South Dakota: Lewis and Clark Recreation Area

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Credit: Photo Courtesy of Lewis and Clark Recreation Area.

If a campground known for its laid-back landscape can feel "put together," Lewis and Clark pulls if off beautifully.

What we love: Manicured landscaping, modern bathrooms with locking doors instead of shower curtains and solid playground equipment reveal careful management.

Plus: Many people come here to go boating, but campers at the 409 RV sites and 17 cabins also take advantage of the beaches, disc golf and 4.1-mile paved trail along the Missouri River. gfp.sd.gov

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Lodi, Wisconsin: Smokey Hollow Campground

Lodi, Wisconsin: Smokey Hollow Campground

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Credit: Photo by Melanie McManus.

An enormous motorized shopping cart and Cinderella's pumpkin-style coach whiz kids around this wooded campground, and that's just some of the offerings you'll find.

What we love: A water-balloon war, Segway clinics (lessons followed by quick jaunts) and weekly Friday night fish frys complement the more standard activities.

Plus: Travelers can choose from 100 RV sites snuggled into the woods or nearly two dozen other kinds of lodgings, including yurts, covered wagons, cabins and gazebos.smokeyhollowcampground.com

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College Corner, Ohio: Hueston Woods State Park Campground

College Corner, Ohio: Hueston Woods State Park Campground

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Credit: Photo by Damaine Vonada.

North of Cincinnati, neat-as-a pin sites flourish amid old-growth forests and miles of hiking and mountain biking trails weaving past waterfalls. Sailboats glide across Acton Lake while kids splash along the sandy swimming beach.

What we love: Campers picnic in the shadow of a covered bridge, tour a restored Pioneer Farm museum and join fossil-hunting expeditions before curling up by fire rings at the 250 sites with electricity, 3 cabins and 37 cottages. ohiodnr.gov

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FAQs

Where can you park an RV for free in the United States? ›

You can often find areas for free-of-cost, dispersed camping on public lands. Most of the free areas are located on Forest Service Land or in Bureau of Land Management (BLM) areas, Wildlife Management Areas (WMS's) or county and city parks.

Where is the best place to set up camp overnight? ›

Finding a General Location

Flat, where your odds of finding a level campsite are best. Within convenient proximity of firewood and water. Off-trail, so you don't disrupt another backpacker's wilderness experience. Not at the bottom of a valley or canyon, where the air would be coldest and most humid.

How can I camp for cheap? ›

These tips will help reduce cost on all fronts, so you can plan a budget-friendly camping trip the whole family will enjoy.
  1. Rent or Borrow Equipment. ...
  2. Check Out Thrift Stores and the REI Garage Sale. ...
  3. Use What You Have at Home. ...
  4. Camp Close to Home. ...
  5. Fill Up On Cheap Gas. ...
  6. Cook Simple Meals Over the Campfire. ...
  7. Make a Meal Plan.
Aug 14, 2019

Where is BLM dispersed camping? ›

The easiest and most efficient way to find BLM campgrounds across the country is at Recreation.gov, which allows you to search for outdoor activities on public lands, including the national parks, national forests, and army corps of engineer projects.

Where can I plug in my RV for free near me? ›

How To Find Free Overnight RV Parking
  • Truck Stops. Truck stops are one of the most common places where you can park your RV for the night and get some rest without having to pay. ...
  • Walmart Parking Lots. ...
  • National Parks. ...
  • Big Box Stores. ...
  • BLM Land. ...
  • Backcountry Camping. ...
  • Dry Camping.
Oct 29, 2020

Can you sleep in an RV anywhere? ›

It is totally legal to sleep in your RV on a neighborhood street in many cities and towns across the US. The key to doing it successfully and legally is to do your research, be respectful, and never stay if it doesn't feel right!

What is dry camping? ›

Dry camping, also known as boondocking, involves camping in an RV, van or motorhome with no hookups (no electricity or water) outside of a traditional campground. Dry campers set up camp on public lands as well as private places (with the permission of the owner), usually for free.

What are the five W's of a safe campsite? ›

There are five important factors of wilderness survival to take into account to stay safe and stay comfortable. The five factors include: wind, water, widowmakers, wood, and wildlife. These factors are referred to as the “5 W's.”

Where should you not pitch a tent? ›

Avoid Hills

Whether you're on the top, bottom or middle of a hill, all of these locations pose a threat to your safety. Rookie campers might mistakenly believe that it's a good idea to camp in a valley at the bottom of a hill because of the excellent protection from the wind and sun.

What direction should your tent face? ›

Though many campers will orient a tent with the smaller side facing the wind for reduced resistance, it's more important to place the side that has the strongest pole structure facing the wind. If you're camping in a hot climate, orient a door toward the wind for cooling.

What state has the most campgrounds? ›

In 2020, California led the country in camping reservations according to Recreation.gov. California camping reservations totaled 634,000 for the year, accounting for 19% of the nearly 3.3 million total camping reservations on U.S. public lands.

Can you camp long term in state parks? ›

Some state parks permit long term RV stays while others restrict how long you can camp. RV camping facilities go from nothing to everything in State parks.

How much money do you need for camping? ›

On average, a standard campsite's cost is between $12 to $45 per night. This range depends on whether you are using a basic site with a fire pit or one with full amenities. Many parks also provide an annual pass, at between $30 to $80.

What are fun things to bring camping? ›

9 Fun Things to Bring on Your Next Camping Trip
  • #1. Mystical Fire Crystals.
  • #. 2 Glow in the Dark Duct Tape.
  • #3. Beat That! Board Game.
  • #4 Light Up Bocce Ball.
  • #5 Burrito Wrap Blanket.
  • #6. Inflatable Air Lounger.
  • #7. Tailgating Table.
  • #8. LED Light Rope.
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Is camping cost effective? ›

Camping is generally a very affordable way to take a break, with plenty of options around for families, couples and solo travellers. However, there are always ways to make your holiday cheaper still, so here we've compiled some of our top tips for camping on a budget.

How does Google maps identify BLM land? ›

They either use BLM's “Interactive Map” or FreeRoam to first find where the BLM land boundaries are. Then, they switch over to Google Maps to pick out potential camp sites.

What is free camping called? ›

What is dispersed camping? Also known as free camping, pirate camping, boondocking, or just plain roughing it… whatever you call it, the rules in the US for vehicle camping in designated Forest Service Land are a godsend for any budget-minded traveler.

What color is BLM land on Google Maps? ›

You will now see orange shaded areas laid over a satellite map. These orange shaded areas are BLM lands. You can camp for free on these lands, as long as there is a public road leading into these lands.

How do people live full time in RVS? ›

Before you start your engines, here are six pro tips on how to live in an RV full time.
  1. RV Life Is Slower Paced. ...
  2. Find a Job That Suits the Lifestyle. ...
  3. Diversify Your Experiences. ...
  4. Find the Balance Between Planning Ahead and Going With the Flow. ...
  5. Build a Community. ...
  6. Embrace a Life Defined by Travel.

Can you park overnight at Walmart? ›

The vast majority of Walmart stores across the United States have no issue with you parking overnight in their lots.

Can you live in an RV year round? ›

To put it simply, yes, you can live in an RV park all year. While there are often ordinances that restrict people from living in their RV (even on their own property), RV parks are usually exempt.

Can you claim an RV as a primary residence? ›

Declaring your main home

The IRS allows taxpayers to designate one residence only as a main home at any one time. Your main home is the one where you ordinarily live most of the year. This can be a boat or RV even if it doesn't have a permanent location.

Can I sleep in my RV in my driveway? ›

RVs can be parked in a driveway for seven consecutive days each year if it's a case of family or friends visiting, but they may not sleep there.

Can you sleep in bed while RV is moving? ›

Seat belt laws are especially important when it comes to taking a quick nap in a moving RV. If you can sleep while sitting up in an RV passenger seat, then you're free to sleep! Just make sure you're properly buckled in for your safety. Conversely, sleeping in an RV bed while someone is driving is not allowed.

Where in the UK can you camp for free? ›

Free camping is legal in Scotland, apart from some areas in one of the national parks, under the terms of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003, which allows wild camping in areas of unenclosed land.

Where can I park my RV for free in Florida? ›

Top Locations For Boondocking in Florida
  • Pine Creek Landing. ...
  • Mack Landing. ...
  • Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area. ...
  • Picayune Strand State Forest. ...
  • Dinner Island Wildlife Management Area. ...
  • Rotenberger Wildlife Management Area. ...
  • Curry Hammock State Park. ...
  • Big Pine Key Fishing Lodge.
Apr 21, 2021

Where can I plug in my RV for free near me? ›

How To Find Free Overnight RV Parking
  • Truck Stops. Truck stops are one of the most common places where you can park your RV for the night and get some rest without having to pay. ...
  • Walmart Parking Lots. ...
  • National Parks. ...
  • Big Box Stores. ...
  • BLM Land. ...
  • Backcountry Camping. ...
  • Dry Camping.
Oct 29, 2020

Can I pitch a tent anywhere? ›

The logical answer is that yes, technically, you can camp anywhere if you have permission. But campers needn't limit themselves to improved campgrounds. Dispersed campsites scattered across public lands provide an isolated place to pitch a tent.

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