Can you believe the year is over? With 2015 ended, this means it’s time to start planning out our trips for the New Year. Here in the U.S., there are thousands of parks where you’ll find a comfortable place to stay, but it can be exhausting doing the research to find out which ones are truly worth checking out.
Look no further! We’ve rounded up 10 of the top-rated RV parks in 2015, as scored by the Good Sam RV Travel & Savings Guide, which is one of the most recognized sources of campground listings in all of North America. Here were 10 of the top RV resorts in our country:
1. Lake Osprey RV Resort, Elberta, Alabama
Along the north shore of Alabama’s gulf coast you can kick back for a relaxing stay at this luxurious resort. Between the 98 full hook-up sites, golf options, fishing, clubhouse, pool, tiki bar and more, it’s definitely a getaway you won’t want to miss if you’re traveling down south. The park’s also pet friendly, if you want to bring along a four-legged friend.
2. Desert Shadows RV Resort, Phoenix, Arizona
Located just off of I-17, this comfy park provides 638 spaces and pretty much everything you could ever want as far as amenities. Some of their special features include spectacular golf courses, a shopping mall, stores, banks, restaurants, and plenty of entertainment options. It’s easily one of the city’s best options for adventurous RVers, with 5-foot-long, pull-thru spaces and wide back-in RV spaces all with a concrete patio, 50/30 amp power, and water and sewer hookups.
3. Outdoor Resort Palm Springs, Cathedral City, California
In a convenient location only about 10 minutes from downtown and not far from many recreational, entertainment and shopping opportunities you’ll find this 5-star resort. The gated community provides 24/7 hour security and about 1,200 sites with metered 50-amp electric service, water, sewer, two phone lines, cable television and more.
The resort also features golf courses, tennis courts, swimming pools, a fully equipped fitness center, showers, espresso bar, beauty salon, barbershop, full-service cafe and two club rooms to satisfy your every need.
4. Tiger Run RV Resort, Breckenridge, Colorado
As if you needed another reason to visit Colorado besides the stunning scenery, this premier all-season resort is another to add to the list. They provide wooden chalets along with a pool, game room, athletic courts and a playground. Around the resort, you can hike or bike along 60 miles of exciting trails and paved bike paths from Breckenridge to Vail. Their two adjacent rivers are ideal for fly fishing, and there’s six world famous ski resorts all within 15 minutes travel.
5. Emerald Coast RV Beach, Panama City Beach, Florida
When you envision a picture perfect vacation on the Emerald Coast, a stay at this RV park in Panama City Beach is likely what comes to mind. In addition to the great location and prices, it’s also one of the cleanest and most beautiful places you’ll ever stay at. Their facilities feature cable television, WiFi, 157 large level sites with water, sewer, 30/50 amp power, extra long pull-thrus that are available for easy in-out, laundry facilities, pet friendly rules, a buffet breakfast on weekends, free coffee, a library, and a tropical landscape with palm trees. What more could you dream of?
6. Lake George RV Park, Lake George, New York
The whole family can enjoy a trip to Lake George! This award-winning park offers RV and tent camping, and nearby in Lake George Village you’ll be able to find loads of restaurants, shopping, mini golf, theaters and attractions. In the park itself there’s family fun for everyone, from swimming to basketball, a dog park, playground, and pull-through campsites with full hookups.
7. Columbia Sun RV Resort, Kennewick, Washington
The Tri-Cities area in Washington is a wonderful place to go camping in the Northwest! This prime resort in particular offers full hookups at every site, with 20/30/50 amp service. They have 145 sites total across 25 acres, and 70 large sites for big motor coaches. Their spacious resort offers a heated swimming pool and hot tub you can relax in, as well as patios, picnic tables, free WiFi, an adult fitness room, children’s game room, sports court and playground.
8. Mountain Valley RV Resort, Heber City, Utah
The highest rated park in Utah gets its top stars for a reason: a stay here by the Rocky Mountains is absolutely phenomenal. Their family-friendly resort is located just off Highway 40 in Heber City in Northern Utah, about 45 minutes east of Salt Lake City. Open year-round, they’re big-rig and pet-friendly and feature 95 full hook-up sites, 84 pull-through sites, 11 back-in sites, a heated pool and tub, exercise room, laundry facilities, free cable TV, WiFi and more.
9. Gulf Waters RV Resort, Fort Myers Beach, Florida
Another trip to paradise can be found at this fine resort in Fort Myers Beach. They offer a number of sites for big rigs, in addition to lakes with fountains, a clubhouse, heated pool and spa, seasonal restaurant and tiki bar, tennis court, laundry and shower facilities, 20/30/50 amp service at each site, WiFi, and designated areas for pets. Perhaps one of the best features of all? It’s a gated community, so you’ll feel completely at peace.
10. Ozarks RV Resort on Table Rock Lake, Oak Grove, Arkansas
You’d be hard pressed to find a more amazing RV park in the country than out here. This scenic resort boasts 750 miles of Table Rock Lake shoreline, places to go swimming, and a 9-hole golf course. You can also try your hand at pickleball, or head off to explore some of the fascinating caves and trails in the area. Among the resort’s amenities include 163 landscaped sites, full 50 amp hookups, free wireless Internet, hot tubs and swimming pools (because no vacation would be complete without them), a large elegant boat launch and a full service marina close by.
Have you been to any of these highly rated campgrounds? Where else would you recommend staying in the New Year?