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Cool Off This Summer At These Waterfront Campgrounds

This post was updated on March 15th, 2024

Now that summer’s almost here and COVID-19 restrictions are beginning to loosen up, RVers are looking to get back on the road for a much-needed vacation. The problem is, things are still changing every day, and it can be confusing as to what is open yet and accepting new visitors.

Luckily, has compiled the current status of over 11,000 campgrounds nationwide and they’re continuing to update information as it is available. A quick and easy search on the site allows you to filter out campgrounds and RV parks that are currently closed due to the COVID restrictions. They have also made this essential information available through the RV LIFE Trip Wizard trip planner and on the RV LIFE App With GPS.

With that in mind, we compiled a list of RV campgrounds and resorts that have been recently confirmed as open, where you can relax by the water now the summer weather is heating up. Make your reservations now before they fill up!

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Bryn Mawr Ocean Resort. Photo via website
1. Bryn Mawr Ocean Resort, Florida

Bryn Mawr Ocean Resort, on Florida’s northern Atlantic Coast, is the only oceanfront RV campground in St. Augustine Beach. Over 200 full hookup RV sites are spread out across their property, each with concrete pads and varying oceanside views.

When you’re not strolling the beach, go for a dip in their pools, catch up on laundry, or try your hand at tennis, shuffleboard, or horseshoes. The children’s playground and picnic area are fun for families while dog owners appreciate the fenced-in dog run and pet-friendly beaches. 

Their location in St. Augustine Beach also puts them within easy walking distance of several shops and restaurants. They’re only about 8 miles south of the historic city of St. Augustine which claims home to landmarks like the St. Augustine lighthouse and Castillo de San Marcos, a 17th-century fortress.  

2. Camp Sula, Montana

Camp Sula, located along US-93 in Western Montana, has over 16 acres for peaceful camping on the East Fork of the Bitterroot River. The campground has back-in and pull-through RV sites, as well as tent sites and fully furnished one and two-bedroom cottages. All of their accommodations are just a short walk from their restaurant, general store, and bathhouse. 

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Camp Sula makes a great destination for campers of all ages. Parents can spend their day relaxing at the campsite or fly fishing on the river for cutthroat trout, while kids will stay entertained between the mini-golf course, lending library of books and movies, and stocked fishing pond. 

Several points of interest are also nearby: historic sites, wilderness areas, as well as the Salmon, Wise, Big Hole, and Bitterroot rivers, are all within an hour’s drive.  

3. River’s End Campground & RV Park, Georgia

River’s End is the only RV park on Tybee Island, the northernmost of Georgia’s barrier islands. While amenities like their swimming pool are currently closed until further notice, the campground still offers a well-kept place to stay in a spectacular location. 

The park has paved, narrow roads and over 100 full hookup RV sites in various sizes. Their other accommodations include nine primitive campsites and budget-friendly camping cabins that sleep six people.

River’s End Campground. Photo via

The campground is only minutes from local beaches, and historic Savannah, Georgia is only a 15-mile drive away. The Tybee Pier & Pavilion as well as the Tybee Island Light Station and Museum are also within a close distance. 

4. Riverbrook RV Resort, New Hampshire

In Central New Hampshire, Riverbrook RV Resort has a beautiful location along the banks of the Baker River and on the edge of the White Mountain National Forest.

Their location not only provides mountain and river views, but also close access to outdoor activities like hiking and biking, Rumney Rocks for climbing, golf courses, and nearby lakes (in addition to their 1200 feet of river frontage) for water sports like canoeing, kayaking, boating, and fishing.

Riverbrook RV Resort. Photo via website

Their RV sites are all grassy and big-rig friendly, measuring at least 65 x 30. Each site includes 20/30/50-amp electric, water, sewer, and free WiFi, as well as a campfire ring and picnic table.

5.  Anchor Down RV Resort, Tennessee

On the shores of Douglas Lake, Anchor Down RV Resort provides a luxurious retreat in the Great Smoky Mountains of Eastern Tennessee. Between their sweeping lake views, upscale amenities including full hookups, concrete pads, and paved streets, and close access to areas like Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Knoxville, it’s easy to see why this campground is so popular.

Anchor Down RV Resort. Photo via

Over 170 campsites are spread out across their property including lakefront and lake view sites as well as buddy sites. Their other amenities include a bathhouse with private bathrooms, a swimming pool with a kiddie area, a boat ramp, a leash-free dog park, and golf cart rentals.

See also: The 15 Best Campgrounds In The U.S. To Cool Off By The Lake