The change in the traffic conditions on the important interstates of the country tells you that the travel season has finally arrived.
The otherwise deserted roads leading to the renowned national forests and other tourist destinations are now frequented by 40-feet behemoths that travel enthusiasts lovingly refer to as motor homes. This is also the time of the year when you notice heightened activities in the RV listing sites. From lightweight travel trailers to heavyweight Class A motorhomes and from factory-fresh models to used units, a wide range of travel vehicles are bought and sold during this period.
Are you planning to join these roadies, soon? Besides getting your RV road-ready for your summer trip, you would have to select an excellent destination. The calming effects of water on your nerves, the splashes, the myriad available options– there are more reasons than one to choose a waterside destination for your summer road trip.
Fortunately, from the Pacific to the Atlantic, there is a more than 10,000-miles long shoreline to explore. These coastal areas are also home to some fantastic RV campgrounds that will make your waterfront holidays even more enjoyable.
Below are Our Top Picks of US Waterfront Destinations:
Hunting Island State Park – South Carolina
This South Carolina state park is very close to the historic town of Beaufort. The Park houses some of the country's most stunning beaches. Today's wonderland of flora and fauna once used to be a hunting preserve for the shutter-happy communities. The campground provides room for as many as 117 motor homes of all types and sizes. The tree-shaded parking sites face the ocean and offer full water and electric hookups and free Wi-Fi throughout the premises. There are also restrooms that provide travel-friendly amenities like hot showers. You can use the park's dump yard to get rid of the waste materials that you have accumulated during your drive. The park is a home to some fabulous walking and hiking trails. Complete with a fishing pier and a historic lighthouse, this state park has a rustic charm that is quite disarming. Don’t come back without climbing to the top of the lighthouse which is situated at the height of 130 feet. It offers a sweeping view of the sea below. Statutory caution – make a reservation before you set off for the Hunting Island park; it is heavily in demand during the travel season.
Camp Gulf Holiday Travel Park – Florida
How would you like to stay at a campsite with the ocean right outside your door? This camping destination offers you the pleasure of staying right on the beach. All it takes is a few minutes’ walk to reach the sea from your RV. The campground also includes a solar-heated pool and an activity center for the fitness enthusiasts. A concrete patio is an added attraction for those who want just to relax and enjoy the spectacle conjured up by the emerald sea and the white sand beach. Also on offer are golf and pedal carts on rent, stand up paddle boards, Segway, and more. Great views, endless activities, and top amenities – what is there not to love about this RV park? So, don’t take the risk of going there without reserving your spot.
Wagonhammer RV Park and Campground – Idaho
This North Fork, Idaho-based, campsite is situated at the bank of the most scenic Salmon River. The venue offers you options for both adventure and relaxation. You can choose from a lot of on-site activities – fly-fishing, hiking, and more. With an off-leash dog trail, Wagonhammer is one of the most dog-friendly RV parks in the region. For those of you who love socializing, there is something for you, too – Friday parties at the park's rustic lodge. While booking your spot, you will have to choose between two options –the full hookup pull-thru sites or the riverbank sites that offer only water or electric hookups. On-shore parking sites offer a magnificent view of a gushing Salmon River and the majestic northern Rocky Mountains that stand guard in the distance. This ethereal view well compensates the full hook-up facilities. Besides the standard amenities like well-equipped restrooms and free Wi-Fi, you can also avail the group picnic area for some exclusive family moments.
Libby’s Oceanside Camp – Maine
This family-run property is the ideal place to get introduced to the beauty of Maine Coast. The campsite offers a magnificent view of the rugged Atlantic cradled by a long stretch of sandy beaches. Famous Nubble lighthouse stands at a distance and adds another dimension to the landscape. There are old shops and restaurants in the vicinity. Take a short walk to shop knickknacks from those little stores or dine at one of those eateries to satiate your craving for local food. With full hook-ups, free Wi-Fi, and other top-class amenities, Libby's is easily one of the best places to explore the Maine Coast. Book your spot in advance to avoid the peak season rush.
Grand Haven State Park, Michigan
Don't miss out on the pleasure of RVing alongside the shores of Lake Michigan. Set against the backdrop of pristine sandy beaches, this RV campground offers a great view of the eastern shore of Lake Michigan. The warm and shallow water provides a lot of opportunity for splashing around on a sultry day. Besides providing essential amenities like onsite asphalt tracks, dumping station, electric hookups, and modern restrooms with hot showers, this campground provides a playground for the kids. Although Grand Haven has as many as 174 sites, it will always be wise for you to make a reservation in advance.
The US is home to countless waterfront destinations. We have randomly hand-picked some of the best spots a few of which are located in the south, some in the extreme north while others fall in between. While choosing a destination, consider who you are traveling with– your kids, your pet, or your elderly parents. Also, consider how much adventure or relaxation you want from the trip. When you complete with the reservation formalities, start prepping up your RV for the trip. Great planning is the key to a happy vacation.
So, choose your waterfront destination carefully and start planning the trip right away.