California RV Vacation – Visit the Sunshine State

yosemite_california_rv_vacation_pictureCalifornia leads the nation in the number of state parks with 278 spread across 1.4 million acres. California parks have more than 280 miles of coastline, 625 miles of lake and river frontage, nearly 15,000 campsites and 3,000 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails. These diverse state parks represent the diversity of California, ranging from the last stands of redwood forests to vast expanses of fragile desert; from the lofty Sierra Nevada to the broad sandy beaches of our southern coast, and from the Hearst Castle to the vestiges of colonial Russia.

Spring and Summer Activities:

Swimming, Wine Tours, Surfing, Boating, Fishing, Historic Tours, Wildlife Viewing, Camping, Sightseeing, Hiking, Swimming, Picnicking, Biking, Photography, Bird Watching, Walking, Geocaching, Backpacking, Golfing, Zoos, Jogging, Beaches, Amusement Parks

Fall/Winter Activities:
Boating, Historic Tours, Camping, Sightseeing, Hiking, Biking, Fishing, Photography, Wildlife Viewing, Bird Watching, Walking, Geocaching, Museum Tours, Zoos, Museum, Science Centers, Aquariums, Amusement Parks, Winter Camping

RV Campgrounds in California
You’ll find campsites throughout the State of California. Additional campground options are listed here.

Helpful Links

Article about a California RV Vacation: http://www.motorhomemagazine.com/output.cfm?id=1199287

California RV Parks Website: http://www.parks.ca.gov/

WIKI Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_California_state_parks

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GPS Coordinates: 38.304722, -122.298889

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Kansas RV Vacation- Right in the middle of it all

kansas_castle_rockIf you have just driven your RV through Kansas in the past and haven’t stopped, you are missing out. Kansas actually has a variety of things to do on a RV Vacation. The most commonly traveled route through Kansas is on Interstate 70 from Missouri to Colorado. Make sure to stop along the way to see the sites in Kansas City, go to the Rolling Hills Zoo in Salina, and stop to stay at the High Plains Camging RV Park on the way to the giant Van Gogh painting in Goodland, KS. If you aren’t traveling down I-70, have no fear because some of the best destinations that Kansas has to offer come when you get “off the beaten path”. Try two of the Wonders of Kansas in Hutchinson, KS in the Underground Salt Museum and the Kansas Cospomosphere & Space Center. No matter what you choose to do, Kansas has many State Parks and RV-friendly destinations to suite your liking.

Spring and Summer Activities:
Boating, Fishing, Historic Tours, Wildlife Viewing, Camping, Sightseeing, Hiking, Swimming, Picnicking, Biking, Photography, Bird Watching, Walking, Geocaching, Backpacking, Golfing

Fall Activities:
Fall Foliage Tours, Historic Tours, Camping, Sightseeing, Hiking, Biking, Fishing, Photography, Wildlife Viewing, Bird Watching, Walking, Geocaching, Museum Tours

Winter Activities:
Educational Programs, Sightseeing, Historic Tours, Hiking, Photography, Wildlife Viewing, Bird Watching, Walking, Museums

RV Campgrounds in Kansas
You’ll find campsites along the shores of Kansas lakes and at campgrouds throughout the State. Additional campground options are listed here.

Helpful Links

Article about a Kansas RV Vacation: http://www.trailerlife.com/output.cfm?ID=2201113

Kansas RV Parks Website: “http://www.ksrvparks.com/

WIKI Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kansas

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GPS Coordinates: 37.6417, -98.7751

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RV Vacation – See the Beauty of Arkansas

mather_lodge_lgGo RVing in Arkansas! Often called, “one of the great wonders of mid-America”, Arkansas houses Mammoth Spring which gushes at a rate of nine million gallons of water an hour. Mammoth Spring isn’t the only natural beauty that an Arkansas RV Vacation has to offer though. Places like Mather Lodge and numerous caves also make an Arkansas RV trip breathtaking.

Spring and Summer Activities:
Lake tours, Fishing, Historic Tours, Wildlife Viewing, Camping, Historic Tours, Sightseeing, Hiking, Swimming, Picnicking, Biking, Fishing, Photography, Wildlife Viewing, Bird Watching, Walking, Geocaching, Backpacking, Caving, Horseback Riding, Snorkeling, Rock Climbing, River Running, Hand Gliding, Lake Kayaking, Elderhostel Programs, Golfing, Jet Boating, Diamond Hunting

Fall Activities:
Fall Foliage Tours, Historic Tours, Camping, Sightseeing, Hiking, Biking, Fishing, Photography, Wildlife Viewing, Bird Watching, Walking, Geocaching, Museum Tours, Elderhostel Programs

Winter Activities:
Educational Programs, Elderhostel Programs, Sightseeing, Historic Tours, Hiking, Photography, Wildlife Viewing, Bird Watching, Skiing, Walking, Museums

RV Campgrounds in Arkansas
You’ll find campsites along the shores of Arkansas lakes, rivers and mid-America’s premier trout stream. Campsites are located high atop the state’s tallest mountains, and one is located deep within a picturesque Ozark mountain valley. One Arkansas RV campground is located at the only diamond-producing site in the world where the public can search, and you get to keep any gems you find prospecting here. Additional campground options are listed here.

Helpful Links

Article about a Arkansas RV Vacation: http://www.motorhomemagazine.com/output.cfm?ID=1223227

Arkansas State Parks Website: http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/

WIKI Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mammoth_Spring_State_Park

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GPS Coordinates: 36.4969, -91.534

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Harley’s, Mountains, and More- Await on a Pennsylvania RV Vacation

York_County_PA_RV_VacationThere are many beautiful places to see on a Pennsylvania RV Vacation, including the Susquehanna River and the Pocono Mountains. But there are also many interesting things to see on a RV trip, like Lancaster Amish Country, Gettysburg Battlefields, and the Hersey Chocolate World. The area is also home to Martin’s Potato Chip Factory, Wolfgang’s Chocolates, Harley Davidson motorcycles, and Snyder’s of Hanover pretzels.

Spring and Summer Activities:
Paddle Tours, Kayak Rentals, Camping, Historic Tours, Sightseeing, Hiking, Swimming, Picnicking, Biking, Fishing, Photography, Wildlife Viewing, Bird Watching, Walking

Fall Activities:
Hot Air Balloon Flights, Fall Foliage Tours, Civil War Trail Hikes, Historic Tours, Winery Picnics, River Rock Excursions, Farmer’s Markets, Camping, Sightseeing, Hiking, Swimming, Biking, Fishing, Photography, Wildlife Viewing, Bird Watching, Walking, Factory Tours

Winter Activities:
Factory Tours, Winery Tours, Sightseeing, Historic Tours, Hiking, Photography, Wildlife Viewing, Bird Watching, Skiing, Walking

Places to Stay in York County, Pennsylvania
There are multiple campground and park options for RVers, including Ben Franklin RV Park and Gifford Pinchot State Park. Additional campground options are listed here.

Helpful Links

Article about a Pennsylvania RV Vacation: http://www.motorhomemagazine.com/output.cfm?id=2284579

York County Pennsylvania Website: http://www.yorkpa.org/index.asp

WIKI Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/York_County,_Pennsylvania

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GPS Coordinates: 39.92, -76.73

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Even in Winter-Louisiana RV Vacation is a Southern Revival

Lake_Charles_Louisiana_RV_VacationLouisiana’s Lake Charles and the Creole Nature Trail is a looping 180-mile byway that showcases the area’s scenery and wildlife. And there is no better way to see this beauty than by booking a Louisiana RV Vacation. Recovering well from the hurricane, this region of Louisiana is close to the Gulf of Mexico and Sam Houston Jones State Park, and provides opportunities for fishing, hiking, and wildlife viewing. Sabine National Wildlife Refuge is also in close proximity. There is no shortage of activities and things to see in Louisiana. Plus, with Louisiana’s warmer weather, it just might be the perfect winter RV vacation.

Winter and Summer Activities:
Boating, Boat Excursions, Camping, Sightseeing, Hiking, Swimming, Picnicking, Biking, Fishing, Photography, Water Activities, Wildlife Viewing, Bird Watching, Crabbing, Walking

Places to Stay in Louisiana’s Lake Charles Region
The status of visitor services along the Creole Nature Trail changes as clean up and rebuilding continues. Initial contact with the Lake Charles Convention & Visitors Bureau (Visitlakecharles.org/; (800) 456-SWLA) can provide numerous resources for camping, state park information and other area attractions.

Helpful Links

Article about a Louisiana RV Vacation: http://campinglife.com/output.cfm?id=1198405

Sabine National Wildlife Refuge Website: http://www.fws.gov/refuges/profiles/index.cfm?id=43640

WIKI Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Charles,_Louisiana

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GPS Coordinates: 30.214722, -93.208611

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RV Vacation to Up State New York

adirondacks_tncNew York State provides many opportunities for a great RV Vacation. Try a stroll around Cooperstown to the National Baseball Hall of Fame or observe what inspired one of the towns famous former residents, James Fenimore Cooper, to write the Last of the Mohicans. Head north past Lake Otsego to the Adirondacks, Amish country, and the Erie Canal. No matter what you choose to do, Up State New York makes a great RV Vacation destination.

Summer Activities:
Boating, Boat Tours, Camping, Sightseeing, Farmer’s Markets, Canoeing, Horseback Riding, Hiking, Swimming, Picnicking, Biking, Fishing, Geocaching, Photography, Water Activities, Nature Viewing, Fall Color Tours, Walking

Winter Activities:
Snow Shoeing, Cross-Country Skiing, Historic tours, Downhill Skiing, Hunting/Trapping, Wildlife Viewing, Photography, ATV riding, Snowmobiling

Places to Stay in the Adirondacks
RV Camping: For a list of RV Campgrounds and a map of all campgrounds, check out: http://visitadirondacks.com/tripplanner/?category=Camping

Helpful Links

Article about Upstate New York RV Vacation: http://www.trailerlife.com/output.cfm?id=2354995

New York Forest Preserve Website: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/4960.html

WIKI Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forest_Preserve_(New_York)

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GPS Coordinates: 42.70062, -74.92432

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RV Vacation to White Mountain National Forest

white_mountain_national_forestWhite Mountain National Forest (New Hampshire) – The White Mountain National Forest is a great place for a RV vacation.  The forest offers great hiking, camping, and skiing located within New Hampshire and Maine.  The Appalachian Trail can also be found here.  While experienced hikers might want to try climbing Mount Washington, the area’s highest peak at 6,288 feet, an alternative is the 4-mile round-trip hike leaving from the Pinkham Notch Visitor Center up to “Lowe’s Bald Spot.” There are some steeper sections on this hike, but all are moderate and the steepest are eased with stone stairs, plus the hike offers superb panoramas.

Summer Activities:
Hiking, Camping, Sightseeing, ATV Trails, Biking, Climbing, Fishing, Geocaching, Horseback Riding,  Mineral Collecting, Photography, Water Activities,  Nature Viewing, Fall Color Tours, Walking, Picnicking.

Winter Activities:
Downhill Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing, Driving Tours,  Heritage Presentations,  Hunting/Trapping, Photography, Wildlife Viewing, Snowmobiling, Back-Country Camping

Places to Stay in White Mountain National Forest

RV Camping: Dolly Copp Campground offers campsites with picnic tables, fire rings, toilets and drinking water on-site. The campground does not have any hookups, dump stations or showers, but the nearby Pinkham Notch Visitor Center has coin-operated showers. The award-winning Twin Mountain KOA (603-846-5559, www.koa.com) is smack in the center of the White Mountains, not far from Mount Washington. All the full-hookup sites have picnic tables and fire rings, and in the summer months the campground hosts special events, such as pancake breakfasts and ice-cream socials.

Helpful Links

Article about the White Mountain National Forest: http://www.trailerlife.com/output.cfm?id=2262241

White Mountain National Forest Website: http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/white_mountain/

WIKI Website:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Mountain_National_Forest

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GPS Coordinates: 44.1, -71.4

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RV Vacation to the Blue Ridge Mountains

blue_ridge_mountainsBlue Ridge Mountains (North Carolina) – For hiking, camping, and beautiful views, it is hard to beat the Blue Ridge Mountains for an RV vacation.  Between the foliage, wildlife, and waterfalls visitors hardly know where to look next.  Stop at the Linville Falls parking lot and set off for the falls.   In North Carolina, there’s a portion of the Blue Ridge Mountains that’s lush, lovely and liberally laced with hiking trails. Waterfalls cascade down rocky slopes and panoramas offer seemingly endless views of hazy bluish mountains.

Summer Activities:
Ranger Programs, Nature Viewing, Fall Color Tours,  Photography, Historical and Cultural Demonstrations,  Ranger Guided Walks, Evening Programs, Horseback Riding, Birdwatching, Hiking , Walking, Camping, Picnicking, Photography, Wildlife Viewing.

Winter Activities:
Driving Tours, Hiking, Cross-Country skiing, Photography, Year-round facilities include:  Peaks of Otter Lodge, Museum of North Carolina Minerals, Folk Art Center, and Parkway Visitors Center.

Places to Stay at Blue Ridge Mountains

Julian Price Park Campground (877-444-6777), near the Moses Cone Estate and the towns of Boone and Blowing Rock.

Helpful Links

Article about the Blue Ridge Mountains: http://www.trailerlife.com/output.cfm?id=2262241

Blue Ridge Mountains Website: http://www.nps.gov/blri/index.htm

WIKI Website:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Ridge_Mountains

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GPS Coordinates: 35.764722, -82.265278

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Big Bend National Park- Texas RV Vacation

big_bend_national_parkBig Bend National Park’s Chihuahuan Desert, Chisos Mountains (Texas) – Big Bend National Park has national significance as the largest protected area of Chihuahuan Desert topography and ecology in the United States, which includes more than 1,200 species of plants, more than 450 species of birds, 56 species of reptiles, and 75 species of mammals.  This makes it the perfect RV vacation destination winter, summer, fall, or spring.  Window View Trail, which makes a 1/3-mile loop starting at the Chisos Basin Trailhead and is the most popular and easily hiked trail. For a more challenging hike, the Window Trail provides a 4-mile roundtrip trek that descends 800 feet from the trailhead and leads to the “window,” the pour-off that drains the entire Chisos Basin.

Summer Activities:
Backcountry Hiking, Day Hiking, Multi-Day Hiking, Rafting, Rock Climbing, Night Time Viewing, Walking, Back Country Camping, Biking, Horseback Riding, Llama Packing, Picnicking, Photography, Wildlife Viewing.

Winter Activities:
Driving Tours, Day Hiking,  Biking, Bird Watching, Ranger Led Activities, Evening Programs, Walking, Educational Programs.


Places to Stay at Big Bend National Park

The National Park Service maintains three campgrounds within the park; generators are allowed at two of them during certain hours. A concessionaire also operates a full hook-up campground at Rio Grande Village (432-477-2293).

Helpful Links

Article about the Big Bend National Park: http://www.trailerlife.com/output.cfm?id=2262241

Big Bend National Park Website: http://www.nps.gov/bibe/index.htm

WIKI Website:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Bend_National_Park

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GPS Coordinates: 29.25, -103.25

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RV Vacation in Yellowstone- The Nation’s Original National Park

Yellowstone_National_ParkYellowstone National Park – Than Nation’s first National Park, Yellowstone National Park is known for it’s wildlife and geothermal features. Old Faithful is the most well-known geothermal feature in the park and if you hike the Upper Geyser Basin trails, you go right past this major landmark. Hundreds of species of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles have been documented, including several that are either threatened or endangered. Grizzlies, wolves, and free-ranging herds of bison and elk live in the park. Yellowstone National Park spans an area of 3,468 square miles (8,980 km2) and features lakes, canyons, rivers and mountain ranges.

Summer Activities:
Backcountry Hiking, Backcountry Camping, Biking, Boating, Day Hikes, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Llama Packing, Picnicking, Ranger Programs, Photography, Bus Tours, Ranger Programs, Historic Points of Interest Viewing, Wildlife Viewing.

Winter Activities:
Snowmobiling, Snowcoach, Cross Country Skiing, Ranger Programs, Educational Programs.


Places to Stay at Yellowstone National Park

The only campground that offers full hookups is Fishing Bridge RV Park (307-344-7901 same-day reservations; 307-344-7311 future reservations). If the park’s campground is full, you should consider staying at Yellowstone Grizzly RV Park (406-646-4466, www.grizzlyrv.com) or the KOA at the west entrance (800-562-7591, www.yellowstonekoa.com).

Helpful Links

Article about the Yellowstone National Park: http://www.trailerlife.com/output.cfm?id=2262241

Yellowstone National Park Website: http://www.nps.gov/yell/

WIKI Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellowstone_National_Park

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GPS Coordinates: 44.6, -110.5

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