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These 5 RV Parks Are A Quick Train Or Ferry Ride Into Major Cities

This post was updated on April 23rd, 2024

Most RVers don’t make a major metropolitan area a camping destination. However, the appeal of being just a subway, train, bus, or ferry ride away from some of the world’s greatest cities while still staying in the comfort of your own RV can be fun.

The view heading into Seattle.  Photo by Christina Nellemann

These five RV parks are conveniently located close to major cities and you won’t have to take your vehicle into congested traffic to enjoy them.

1. Liberty Harbor RV Park, near New York City

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Located 15 minutes from the center of the world, Liberty Harbor RV Park in New Jersey offers tour buses into NYC. The park is also a few blocks from the Grove Street rapid transit station into Lower Manhattan and the NY Waterway ferry to Pier 11.

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While the park is utilitarian, it offers full-service sites for over 50 RVs. Liberty RV additionally has WiFi, 24-hour security, full restrooms with hot showers, and a restaurant and bar. While camping in the park, keep an eye out for a view of the Statue of Liberty. You can see the back of her facing into the harbor.

2. Eagle Tree RV Park, near Seattle

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The burgeoning city of Seattle is not the easiest place to find an RV park. If you want to be close to the Space Needle and the hotbed of Amazon, you will have to go out a bit. But it’s not so bad since you will find yourself near the charming Norwegian community of Poulsbo.

Eagle Tree RV Park is open year round and includes 88 full hookup sites including spaces for big rigs. The park is right on the bus line, but it’s also a short drive to the Bainbridge Island ferry terminal for a quick 30 minute boat ride into downtown Seattle. Eagle Tree is also an Escapees RV Club member.

3. Flying Saucer RV Park, near Denver

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The city of Denver seems to have it all. Parks, pro sports, shopping, restaurants, and a very walkable downtown corridor. It’s still easily accessible by public transportation as well.

The bus and light rail system is constantly being updated and stops just five minutes from the Flying Saucer RV Park in the North Central area of the city. The riverside park has 162 full RV sites and free WiFi. The park also has hot showers, laundry facilities, and is close to golf and fishing.

4. San Francisco RV Resort, Pacifica

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Any open space of land in the Bay Area is as good as gold. One of the best is San Francisco RV Resort in Pacifica. This RV park is located on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean and is only 15 miles from downtown San Francisco.

The RV park is serviced by the 112 Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) bus and the Pittsburg/Bay Point – SFIA/Millbrae metro into the city. The park offers not only great views but also laundry facilities, a whirlpool spa, a pool, and a store. Unfortunately, this park does not allow tents or truck campers.

5. Cherry Hill Park, near Washington, DC

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Our nation’s capital is located close to some really beautiful areas of the country. One of these is College Park, Maryland. Cherry Hill Park is a full-service RV park with 400 RV, cabin and tent sites, hot showers, a huge pool, a cafe, and quick access to the city.

A city bus to a Metro stop is right by the campground and a Gray Line tour into the city is also available.

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