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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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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Glacier National Park – Prairies and Mountains

glacier_national_parkGlacier National Park (Montana) – Located in Montana, Glacier National Park borders Canada and contains two mountain ranges which are sometimes referred to as an extension of the Canadian Rockies. The park encompasses over 1 million acres, with 300 lakes (130 of which are definitively named), more than 1,100 different species of vascular plants, 400 species of moss and hundreds of species of animals. Nowhere on the North American continent are the prairies of the Great Plains so proximal to the temperate rain forests of the Pacific Northwest. In 1932, Glacier National Park and it’s National park neighbor to the north in Canada were designated as the world’s first International Peace Park.

Summer Activities:
Fishing, Fly Fishing, Hiking, White Water Rafting, Going-to-the-Sun-Road Drive, Camping, Biking, Horseback Riding, Geology Talks, Star Gazing, Picnics, Biking, Bird-Watching, Photography, Backpacking, Bus Tours, Boat Tours.

Winter Activities:
Skiing, Skate Skiing, Snowshoeing, Dog Skijoring, Snowmobiling, Indoor Live Music, Warming Cabins, Ice Skating, Sleigh Rides, Sightseeing, Hiking.


Places to Stay at Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park has a number of RV campgrounds sprinkled throughout the park, with the biggest being Apgar (first-come, first-served), Fish Creek and St. Mary (877-444-6777 for reservations). Probably the best bet is to decide what part of the park you are wanting to go to and then book the campground that’s the most convenient. For more RV camping ideas in Glacier National Park, please check the National Park Service link in the “helpful links” section below.

Helpful Links

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

National Park Website: http://www.nps.gov/glac/index.htm

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

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GPS Coordinates: 48.52887, -113.99390

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Grand Canyon National Park – Take a closer look

grand_canyon_vacationGrand Canyon (Arizona) – Whether you use your RV to get to the North Rim or the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, there is sure to be something for everyone and something to do in every season. Don’t just look at the Grand Canyon through designated viewing areas, get to the heart of the area with a hike. Hikers in the canyon have three options: they can hike on maintained trails, non-maintained trails or routes, which provide myriad options for hikers of all abilities. Spring and fall offer the best hiking conditions as the inner canyon is very hot during the summer. Most visitors come to the Grand Canyon by the south rim, but the north rim is equally impressive although wilder and less traveled.

Summer Activities:
Day Hiking, Backpacking, River Rafting, Cycling, Camping, IMAX Theater, Walking, Fishing, Helicopter/Air Tours, Bicycling, Sightseeing Tours, Ranger Programs, Photography.

Winter Activities:
National Park Programs, Mule Trips, Christmas Eve Festivities, New Year’s Eve Festivities, Cross-Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, Hiking, IMAX Theater, Sightseeing Tours.


Places to Stay at Grand Canyon National Park

RV Camping: Mather Campground (877-444-6777 for reservations) has RV sites (maximum length 30 feet), but no hookups, while the adjacent Trailer Village (888-297-2757) has sites with hook-ups. Desert View Campground (no reservations accepted), 26 miles from Grand Canyon Village, is more remote and primitive, offering only dry sites. For more RV camping ideas in Grand Canyon National Park, please check the National Park Service link in the “helpful links” section below.

Helpful Links

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

National Park Website: http://www.nps.gov/grca/index.htm

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

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GPS Coordinates: 36.054,-112.138

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