National Parks are great destinations to see some breathtaking scenery. However, many RVers are surprised upon arrival that not all National Park campsites are RV friendly. Sometimes, RVers need to stay in private campgrounds close to the park, instead of actually in the park. RVing is an experience like no other, but you do need to prepare before embarking on your journey. Check out our list of parks that are great for RVers, all with their own write up from our resident RV travel expert: Sue Bray. Sue Bray has worked in the RV industry for 35+ years. Over the summer, Sue, her husband Mel, and their boxer Harley took off to tour the country in their 31’ fifth wheel, with no exact plans except to have an adventure. She’s chronicled her trip to provide advice for RVers for many of the most popular parks.
For the majority of US national parks in the contiguous states of America (the lower 48), it takes dedication to ignore the summer overflow of visitors. The more scenic, the more dedication required. That’s been our experience in the almost four dozen national parks we have explored; yet, the absence of masses of visitors is
Glacier National Park actually doesn’t end at the US-Canada border. It continues upwards into our northern neighbor’s territory, where it becomes Waterton Glacier International Peace Park, the smallest national park in Canada and also a World Heritage site. Some History Behind Waterton Waterton actually became a national park before Glacier – in 1895. The two
The crown of the Olympic Peninsula has got to be Olympic National Park, consisting of a million acres – including 73 miles of pristine Pacific Ocean beaches, rain forests, alpine meadows, clear mountain lakes, abundant wildlife, and of course that magnificent mountain range. In 1909, President Teddy Roosevelt designated part of the areas as Mount
Often referred to as the Crown of the Continent, Glacier National Park offers visitors incredible views, 762 amazing lakes, 2865 miles of streams, 175 mountains, 700 hiking trails, and a variety of wildlife freely traversing through the Park’s more than one million acres. It’s a spectacular mountain landscape, and despite its name, to me the
Much has been written about the Grand Canyon – most of it far more eloquently than I could ever dream of putting into words. It’s awesome. It’s breathtaking. It’s inspiring. And it’s truly overwhelming. The Canyon just draws you in – every time you look into its mile-long depth colors and shadows change, or you
Tucked in the fold of the map between Central and Southern California is the newest treasure in the US National Park system, Pinnacles. In 2014 it was designated the 59th park in an effort to preserve its unique beauty. Pinnacles National Park, first designated as a National Monument in 1908, was one of the magnificent
Editor’s note: A familiar name to many RVers, Sue Bray has worked in the RV industry for 35+ years. Over the summer, Sue, her husband Mel, and their boxer Harley took off to tour the country in their 31’ fifth wheel, with no exact plans except to have an adventure. She’ll be chronicling their trip
True to its name, Arches National Park just outside of Moab, Utah, displays 2500 natural arches of amazing sizes, shapes, and colors. It’s easy to look at the arches and picture all sorts of shapes and figures in this magnificent masterpiece of nature. My imagination was definitely running wild in this park, and often found myself taking a second or even third look at these breathtaking arch formations.
A relative youngster in geologic time at only 60 million years old, Bryce Canyon National Park is a lacy combination of spires and pinnacles which form the most incredible breathtaking views. Of all the Utah parks we visited, I’d have to say it’s my favorite.