Best RV Campsites to Visit this Summer & Packing List

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Best RV Campsites to Visit this Summer & Packing List

With the weather warming up, now is the time to don your shorts and flip-flops and head out for a relaxing, sunny vacation. Prep your RV and visit one of these five amazing campsites this summer.

Big Bend National Park in Texas RV Camping

Texas National Park, Big Bend 

On the Western side of Texas, you’ll find Big Bend where desert wildlife and open skies are in abundance. On this remote national park there are 3 convenient campsites. There are even 72 rooms with all the modern conveniences you could want.
Columbia River Washington RV Road Trip

Columbia Shores

Columbia Shores is a lovely campsite in Chinook, Washington. This location is within walking distance of Baker Bay, meaning you’ll wake up every morning to stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Fort Columbia Historic State Park, Fort Stevens State Park, and Cape Disappointment State Park are each within an easy drive from the campsite.

Missouri RV Trip Ozarks

370 Lakeside Park and RV Campground

370 Lakeside Park and RV Campground is a wonderful green space along the shores of Dardenne Creek in Missouri. St. Peters Rotary Dog Park is part of the campgrounds, making this an ideal location for traveling with pets.
RV With Boat Trailer on a Summer RV Camping Trip

Lake Havasu Resort CRA

Just 200 miles outside of Phoenix is a vacation and tourist hot spot known as Lake Havasu. Cruise on out there in your RV and stay at the Lake Havasu Resort by CRA. Stretching out for 29 miles on the north side of the lake is this beautiful resort.

You’ll have your choice of golf courses, festivals, and regattas. During peak season, there are more things to do than you’l have time for. When you’re ready for a little downtime, you can head back to your RV that’s parked in its spacious site and enjoy the amenities of the resort.

To stay at this resort you’ll need to be a member, so be sure to purchase your membership before you head out!

California RV Trip in Palm Springs

Cherry Valley Lakes Resort

How about heading to the perpetually sunny Palm Springs to enjoy a five star RV campground? You’ll have the very best in amenities at your fingertips- including heated swimming pools and oversized jacuzzis. Head out for a day of fishing in one of the fully stocked lakes, or to the surrounding area for a day of shopping at one of the two major shopping centers.

Don’t be afraid to get out in the sun and enjoy the perfect weather with family-friendly activities like tennis, basketball, volleyball, or even a round of horseshoes.

Mushroom Rock RV Trip Alabama

DeSoto State Park in Alabama 

Here you’ll find a diverse range of camping opportunities to enjoy. Lush green forests and waterfalls are in abundance, and the campsites are fully developed. There are even a few spots with an isolated primitive feel if you’d rather enjoy a more rugged experience.

Dupont State Forest in North Carolina

Dupont State Forest in North Carolina

This campground hotspot is set across 10,000 acres of forest and the occasional waterfall. Its spectacular scenery has been used in the Hunger Games. Within the borders of the forest you are not allowed to camp, but in close proximity there is a selection of campsites. This includes Ash Grove Mountain Cabins and Camping, and Black Forest Family Camping Resort.

Emerald Cove Resort

 Colorado Emerald CoveIdeally located near the Colorado-Arizona border, Emerald Cove Resort is a fantastic location for an outdoor-focused trip. Head a few miles north to see Parker Dam, or cross the state line for an adventure in Cattail Cove State Park. Closer to the resort, you can spend an afternoon at Emerald Canyon Golf Course.

Echo Island Ranch

Echo Island Ranch is a remote spot in Coalville, Utah. You can make a short day trip to Salt Lake City, and with the campsite’s proximity to Echo Reservoir and Lewis Peak, you’ll find plenty of opportunities for outdoor fun nearby.

O’Sullivan Sportsman Resort

If you’re looking for a resort that offers something for the whole family, then you’ve found it in the O’Sullivan Sportsman Resort. Located near the beautiful Columbia Basin Desert in Central Washington, you have your choice of rolling sand dunes, large lakes, and rocky canyons.
While staying at the resort in your RV, feel free to take a dip in the large pool, play a round of golf on the 18 hole course, or spend an afternoon wine tasting. For those looking for a little more action, there is recreational boating, hunting, fishing, and watercraft rentals.

If you time your trip just right, you can be there while one of the many annual events and festivities are taking place. You could even catch one of the concerts at the gorge.

Choose Your Vacation Hot Spots

So the only question left now is, which one of these vacation hot spots will you choose to visit? If you don’t know where to start, contact our helpful representatives and we’ll be more than happy to recommend the perfect park for the vacation you want. Plan out your next RV trip at some of the hottest RV vacation resorts in the country with the help of Campground Membership Outlet.

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Planning the Perfect Summer RV Trip: The Complete RV Packing List

RV Summer Packing ListAbout 14.7 million Americans go camping in an RV each year. What do all of these people have in common? They will almost inevitably forget something while packing. It doesn’t have to happen to you, though- all you need is an RV packing list. Having a list will help you stay organized and remember all of the smaller items that make your vacation more relaxing and comfortable.

Let’s get started getting you prepped for your next great RV adventure!

Organize Your RV Packing List

Before you get started, divide your packing list up into three separate lists. This will help you stay organized as you gather your items.

Your first list will be everything you need for the galley or kitchen area. The second list will be everything you need for the bed and bath areas of your RV. The third and final list will be for your living and recreational supplies.

Bonfire to Prevent Mosquitoes During Camping

Galley Packing List

When it comes to creating your galley packing list, you need to think about what your family likes to eat, drink, and cook. Some of the important items to bring with you include:

  • Plates and bowls
  • Silverware
  • Eating utensils
  • Drink ware (cups, wine glasses, coffee mugs)
  • Pots and pans
  • Cooking utensils
  • Wine bottle opener
  • Serving bowls
  • Storage containers
  • Soap and sponge
  • Small appliances

When you’re thinking about the appliances that you want to bring with you, look for ones that can serve more than one purpose. This way you get more use out of the items that you decide to bring with you.

Bed and Bath Packing List

As you pack your bed and bath supplies, try to focus on creature comforts. Remember, you will be living in a confined space, so you’ll want to be comfortable.

  • Pillows
  • Blankets and bedding
  • Towels (hand, bath, and beach)
  • Toiletries including soap and shampoo
  • First aid kit
  • Common over the counter medicines
  • Toilet paper
  • Laundry supplies

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Recreational Packing List

Keep in mind that you have limited space, so while you may want to bring all of your recreational toys, they may not all fit. Try to pick the ones you will get the most use out of and are the most versatile.

Let’s start with the essentials:

  • Maps
  • Sunscreen
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Walkie talkies
  • Water bottles
  • Rain gear
  • Sunglasses
  • Hats
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera
  • Chairs
  • Card and board games
  • Electronics
  • Charging cables
  • Water bottles and/or filters
  • Biking gear
  • Books (paper or audio)

If you enjoy a particular sport for your outdoor adventure, then be sure to pack the equipment you need.

Create Your Packing List

Once you have your RV packing list organized, you are ready to start packing! Don’t be afraid to keep adding to and revising your packing list. You will probably find out that you have forgotten some things while making your list.

Another great time to update your list is while you are out on your adventure. On your way home, scratch off the items that you didn’t use and add the things you missed. This way, you only bring the essentials.

Start planning your next RV adventure today.