Resources

Here are a list of resources for you to make your RV camping experience a little easier:

Public Campgrounds

USA National Park Service Federal Campgrounds

If you want to stay in any one of the USA National parks, this is the place to learn about and make reservations.

USA Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Campgrounds

This is a great website to search for spectacular and low cost ($4 to $10/night) and, sometimes, even free camping. You will have to search Camping by each State you are interested in. Here is an excerpt from the Alaska BLM site:

You can camp on most BLM lands for up to 2 weeks (14 days) at a time. You can not reserve campsites, so plan to arrive early. All camping is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Our campgrounds have the facilities that recreationists have come to expect. However, features are not the same in each location. Here are a few guidelines on what we provide:

Expect: Picnic tables, Fire pits, Litter barrels, Vault toilets

Don’t Expect: Showers, Washers/dryers, Hot water, Dumping stations

Please bring your own firewood.

USA State Campgrounds

You may not realize, but every State in the US has their own camping sites. I put this list together so you can have everything in one place to do your research. I tried my best to get it directly from the official State site, but sometimes they outsource the work for reservations.

Reserve America

I have this campground reservation website bookmarked on my computer and have used it for booking the campground in Denali, Alaska and small campgrounds in Arizona. Easy to use and setup an account. While it is a company owned website, it is used by the US National Park Service and other government and private campgrounds too.

Private Campgrounds:

KOA Campgrounds

I am particularly fond of KOA Campgrounds because they are always clean, I feel safe, and the staff is always so kind and helpful. Anyone can stay there, but if you become a member for a small fee, you receive reservation discounts and are included in special offerings.

Yogi Bear Jellystone Park

As a kid, I LOVED Yogi Bear and Boo Boo, so I was particularly excited when my sister sent me an article about the Jellystone Park in Kerrville, Texas. We stayed a week with my son and grandson and had a wonderful time making so many special memories. This is a first class campground for RVs and they have a large variety of cabins. The staff was incredibly nice and helpful. The park is well maintained and a long list of family activities.

Where to Rent a Recreation Vehicle in the USA