Best RV Sites in the United States
One of the best ways to see the USA, and the national parks in particular, is in an RV or Recreational Vehicle.
Some of the most spectacular scenery in the US is
reachable by RV, but don't forget that such places, though
accessible, are often extremely remote. As well as
carrying your home comforts you will need to be ready for
emergencies, so before you set off be sure to have an
emergency supply of food, medications and fuel. It's also
wise to be sure you can communicate with the outside
world; the nearest cellular phone tower could be half the
state away, so radio is far more likely to be dependable.
Make sure your RV it equipped with a CB radio, if possible
one which receives weather alerts.
Facilities vary a whole lot from site to site as there
are many different types of campsite available.
Some campgrounds even have swimming pools and saunas,
but most have all the basic facilities, restrooms, showers
and somewhere to scrub clothes
The following are the various sorts of campgrounds that
will assist you in deciding where to park your RV:
National Parks. The 300 parks managed by the National
Parks Service, are some of the greatest treasures of the
USA. These parks have been described as 'America's best
idea.' The first real national park was Yellowstone,
created in 1890. The idea was a popular one, swiftly
copied by other countries such as Australia, Canada and
Some parks are cheap as a result, but many are not
because of their locations. The most famous of the national
parks are Yosemite and Yellowstone. Visit the national parks website at
for some route planning information which can be
invaluable. National parks are very popular in the Summer
months, and despite their size, the roads and campsites
can get crowded. So consider timing your visit for the off
season, perhaps when the park is about to close. You may
catch the trees in their autumn colors, or the first falls
of snow, sights most visitors never see.
Over 270 million people visit land maintained by the national parks service every year. Within that area are 24
national battlefields, 18 national landmarks and 10
National seashores as well as 58 National Parks and 8,505
Monuments and statues.
•Regional Parks- These campgrounds are often free and
of those that do charge, a lot of them are quite
inexpensive.. You can find 1000's of Local Parks in the
•State Parks- The State parks are amongst America's
most renowned camping locations. These parks are very good
for all visitors who would like to spend days and weeks
camping and doing other outdoor activities. Most state
parks have camping grounds that have features from early
to advanced features like hot showers and hook ups.
•The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers campsites offer
reasonable prices and allow visitors to enjoy scenic views
of lakes and rivers.
•Bureau of Land Management campgrounds- Ideal for
anyone with an interest in the night sky, many of these
campsites are in desert scrub lands far away from it all;
you'll be amazed at just how bright the stars really are.
If you've never seen the stars in a truly black, unlit
sky, these campsites are for you.
Natural Wildlife Refuges- usually operate on very
strict rules where RV's are allowed but only if they
operate without interfering with the wildlife these areas
comprise limited campgrounds and most of them are private.
•National Forests-Forest views are the 'stock in
trade' of these campgrounds. they are also less expensive
than most other types of RV park.
Wherever you decide to stay, be sure to make thorough
preparations. There's no necessity to spend time in a
single camp site. Without the strain of packing or
unpacking you can relax and enjoy your vacation a great
deal more. Don't forget that the national park passport is
a great motivator for grandkids. Get it stamped at every park
If you plan on being on the road, it is
important not to overlook basic safety
precautions. I always advise carrying a CB
Radio. Modern CB
Radios can monitor both weather and
emergency frequencies as well as be your
lifeline to help in case of accident. Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=David_Thorson
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